Home minister meets public representatives of Ladakh, discusses issues concerning UT
Saturday, 26 September 2020 () Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday held a meeting here with the public representatives of Ladakh and discussed various issues concerning the union territory. Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju, Union minister of state for home G Kishan Reddy, Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla and director of the intelligence bureau Arvind Kumar also attended the meeting.
Minister of State for Minority Affairs and for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju over the meeting of Ladakh delegation with Home Minister Amit Shah said that the delegation has agreed to withdraw its call for the boycott of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council elections. Rijiju informed,...
Union Home Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at Bahuchara Mata temple in Gujarat's Gandhinagar. Shah took part in the 'arti' at the temple which is located in his paternal hometown, Mansa. Earlier in the day, he had also wished the countrymen on the occasion. Shah had also urged people to follow Covid-19 guidelines during the festive season. Gujarat government has allowed offering of prayers at temples but garba has been banned. This year, October 17 marked the first day of the nine-day long Navratri festival. Celebrations of Sharad (autumn) Navratri involve worshipping Goddess Durga, her nine forms. The festival is celebrated in different ways across the country. Over the next nine days, devotees offer their prayers to Goddess Durga and observe fasts. Also known as Sharad Navratri, the festival marks Durga's victory over demon Mahishasura.
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Border Security Force (BSF) held second round of recruitment process in form of written test on Oct 18 for the post of constable in BSF and CISF for youth from 22 districts of J-K and Ladakh. Thousands Kashmiri youth participated in the recruitment drive in Budgam. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing norm was followed at the test center. After physical test, 5,151 male and 438 female candidates were found fit to appear for the written test today.
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy addressed a public rally in Leh on October 18 where he asked the people of region if they want UT status of Article 370. He said, "Congress said they'll restore Article 370. Farooq Abdullah ji said that NC, PDP and Congress will restore Article 370 with the support of China and take back the status of Union Territory from Ladakh. Do you want UT status or Article 370?"
Sports Ministry of India has come forward to extend financial support to Uttar Pradesh boxer Sunil Chauhan and his brother, archer Neeraj Chauhan who were facing a financial crunch after their father lost his job due to coronavirus pandemic. The athlete's family was forced to sell vegetables to make ends meet. Taking cognizance of the matter and looking at the financial situation of the family the Union Minister of State (MoS) for Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Kiren Rijiju has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh each to the athletes under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund (PDUNWFS) for sportspersons.
The Central Reserve Police Force completed the CRPF Divyang Yodha Cycle rally on October 02. The rally started from the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat and consummated today at Rajghat, commemorating the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Rally has covered about 1000 km to reach Rajghat from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat in the last 16 days. Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju flagged-in the cycle rally at Rajghat. While speaking to ANI, Second in Command RK Singh said, "I lost a leg in anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand in 2011. It didn't affect my personal life but a little impediment until my prosthetic leg. I started working out to be fit. I never actively played sports when all my limbs were intact. I started cycling later."
Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju unveiled the new logo of Sports Authority of India on September 30. Explaining the idea behind the new logo, Rijiju said that the logo represents SAI as a platform which will support sportsmen to take flight to their careers. "We have kept the logo very simple. The flight given to the tri-colors in the symbol represents India and Indian sportsmen, who will take a flight for the country. SAI is a platform, which will support the sportsmen to take a flight ahead," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 'Fit India Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols' during an online 'Fit India Dialogue', to celebrate the first anniversary of the 'Fit India Movement'. PM Modi interacted with fitness influencers and citizens during the 'Fit India Dialogue'. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also took part in the event. Cricketer Virat Kohli, model and avid runner Milind Soman, nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar and other fitness influencers participated in the event.'Fit India Movement' was launched on 29 August 2019 to encourage people to remain healthy and fit by including physical activities and sports in their daily lives.
Heavy rainfall has been lashing Andhra Pradesh leading to flood-like situation in several parts of the state. Over ten people have died in different parts of the state. Several houses collapsed leading many to shift to safer places. A team from the Indian Army also rescued people from rain affected areas using boats. Union Minister G Kishan Reddy also visited the rain affected areas while Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy held a meeting with district officials via video conference. He has ordered to provide Rs 500 financial aid to those in the rehabilitation camps, so that they do not face problems after going to their houses. The Central government has also offered assistance to the state in tiding over the situation. The CM said that the deep depression, which caused the heavy rain since Monday, has crossed the land and that normalcy is being restored. He has explained to the Prime Minister the measures officials are taking to help the affected people. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union Minister G Kishan Reddy visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital at Bibinagar in Telangana and reviewed the facilities at the hospital amid COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. He said, "We aim to build AIIMS as great as that of national capital. On the instructions of Prime Minister Modi, I came here to inspect the preparations."
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