No district of West Bengal included in PMGKRA as state did not share data: Sitharaman
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No district of West Bengal included in PMGKRA as state did not share data: Sitharaman
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 19 said that West Bengal government did not share data of returning migrant labourers with the Centre and no district of the state could be included as a beneficiary under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan (PMGKRA).
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended 4th Annual India Energy Forum by CERA Week on Oct 27. She said, "India's growth this year will be negative or near zero. Next year India can be one of the fastest growing economies. Festival season has commenced in India, as a result of which I expect the demand to go up and therefore, be sustainable also." She further said, "Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow between April and August of 2020, grew by about 13% compared to non-COVID 2019's comparable period. Globally, we are one of the lowest in terms of Corporate Taxation. For any investment which comes into manufacturing and which commences production by 31st March 2023, they shall be paying only 15% Corporate Tax."
A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a similar crime in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. While Nirmala Sitharaman said that rapes shouldn't be politicised, her colleague in the Union Cabinet, Prakash Javadekar questioned why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi hadn't visited the victim's family in Punjab, like Hathras. Responding to the attacks, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the governments in Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan are not denying rape or blocking justice. Watch the full video for more.
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During press conference held on October 27, Secretary of Health Ministry, Rajesh Bhushan said, "78 per cent of active cases are present in 10 states and UTs. 58% of new deaths reported in five States and Union Territories (Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Karnataka), in the last 24 hours. During the festival season, cases have increased in Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi."
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performed 'shastra puja' or customary worship of weapons, at Sukna War Memorial in West Bengal. He also paid tribute to martyrs and laid a wreath at the memorial. Singh was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane. Speaking on the sidelines, the minister said that India wants peace at the border with China, but the country's soldiers won't let even an inch of land be captured by enemies. Later, he inaugurated an alternate alignment road to NH 310 built by the Border Roads Organisation in Sikkim. The inauguration was done via video conferencing. Singh listed other border roads projects under progress in the state. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi reached the Bulgaddhi village in Hathras on evening of October 03 to meet the victim's family. They were accompanied by KC Venugopal, Randeep Singh Surjewala, and Adhir Ranjan Choudhury. Section 144 has been imposed in Hathras village considering the law and order situation. A 19-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped and later she died on September 29.
During Lok Sabha session, Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called Centre a 'no data government'. Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, "Government told the Parliament that it didn't maintain any data on deaths of migrant workers who were trying to reach their homes after lockdown. Reports say over 1,000 died. When we ask questions on jobs, govt says it doesn't have data. This is a 'no data govt'." He further said, "More than 2 crores salaried employees have lost their job. 14 lakh workers have no work now. How can we expect growth in such a scenario."
PM Modi spoke at the inauguration ceremony of the three-day National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, and said that ‘dynastic corruption’ is a big impediment in the progress of the country. ‘Today, I am going to mention another big challenge before you. This challenge has been gradually growing in the past decades and has taken a formidable form in the country. This is the challenge of dynastic corruption that is, corruption which is carried forward by one generation after another,’ PM Modi said. The Prime Minister also added that ‘dynastic corruption’ had become a part of political tradition in some states. The prime minister said there is a need to have systemic checks, effective audits, capacity building and training against corruption. ‘Be it corruption, economic offences, drugs network, money laundering, terrorism or terror funding, all these are connected to each other. So, we need to work together with a holistic approach against corruption, through systemic checks, effective audits and capacity building and training,’ the Prime Minister said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that due to Direct Benefit Transfer over Rs 1 lakh 70 thousand crore being saved from going into wrong hands. "We can say that country has left behind the era of scams," said Modi. "Now through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer), poor get 100% benefits of govt schemes, they get it directly in their bank accounts. Due to DBT, over Rs 1 lakh 70 thousand cr being saved from going into wrong hands. Today, we can say that country has left behind the era of scams," added Modi. He addressed people while taking part in the inauguration ceremony of the National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, via video conferencing.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the inauguration ceremony of the National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, via video conferencing. He said that decision of making committee on black money has shown Cetnre's commitment towards corruption and in recent days the nation is progressing ahead on zero-tolerance policy. The theme of this year's conference is - 'Satark Bharat, Samruddha Bharat'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took part in the inauguration ceremony of the National Conference on Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, via video conferencing. He said that corruption not only impacted development of the nation but also destroyed the social balance. He added that fighting corruption is only a responsibility of an agency or an institution rather it's a collective responsibility. The theme of this year's conference is - Satark Bharat, Samruddha Bharat.
A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in Jharkhand. The heinous crime happened in Ramgarh Police Station limits of Dumka district. "The body has been sent for post mortem. Investigation is underway," a police official said.
Farmers in Jharkhand's Ranchi are praising the new agriculture laws. According to them, the new reforms will be highly beneficial for farmers. "The bills are good. Farmers praised Central government's new farm bills. Through the bills government are protecting farmers from middlemen," a farmer said to ANI. "We are hopeful that new bills will benefit us. Through the bills middlemen will not be able to steal our profits," another farmer said.
National president Lok Janshakti Party Chirag Paswan reacted on his video him instructing on how to shoot his video in front of his father's photo. He said that he didn't expect Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to do such low-level politics. "He's scared he'll go to jail in my government," said Paswan. "Don't know with what motive the clip (of Chirag Paswan shooting campaign video in front of his father's photo) is being spread. I need to prove I'm sad on my father's death? Didn't expect CM to do such low-level politics. He's scared he'll go to jail in my government," said Paswan.
Speaking to ANI in Patna on October 27, the Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs and Member of Parliament (MP) from Bihar's Ujiyarpur, Nityanand Rai spoke on upcoming Bihar polls and Tejashwi Yadav. Rai said, "There is no question of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) forming government as National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will form government with 2/3rd majority and Nitish Kumar will become Bihar CM," he added.
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