Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Thursday addressed the Members of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
In the context of demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP), Om Birla said, "We said that we should all work together so that autonomous districts council should be empowered and more and more accountability can be fixed." Later, he will visit the construction site of the new building of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.
The Lok Sabha Speaker is in Meghalaya on a two-day visit.
While addressing a meeting with presiding officers over COVID situation in the country, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on April 19 said, "To contain COVID-19 spread, we all need to work in tandem and on a war footing. In these tough times, it's responsibility of all presiding officers and leaders to stand by people." "Through public representatives of our respective states, we need to spread awareness among people to follow all COVID protocols. We need to send the message that observance of precautions is the biggest weapon in the fight against this pandemic," Birla added.
President Kovind, PM Modi paid homage to BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary. PM Modi paid his tribute to Ambedkar while addressing the Association of Indian Universities. He also took to twitter saying Ambedkar gave a strong foundation to independent India. VP Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Ambedkar at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to the Father of Indian Constitution. BSP supremo Mayawati remembered Ambedkar's legacy on his birth anniversary. DMK chief MK Stalin paid a floral tribute to BR Ambedkar at Koyambedu in Chennai. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April, 1891 in Mhow of Madhya Pradesh. Termed as the father of Indian constitution, he always worked for the welfare of deprived people. Ambedkar was conferred with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to Father of Indian Constitution.
Ambassador of Nepal to India, Nilamber Acharya visited Parliament and met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. He said, "It was really good. We (India and Nepal) are close friends. Nepal draws inspiration from India's democracy. The meeting with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla reflected the affinity two countries share for each other." He also appreciated the COVID-19 "vaccine power" of India and thanked the government for providing 1 million doses.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday said that the Government will impose restriction on tourists from April 23 for 14 days but however local tourist are allowed to visit some tourist spots. He said that restrictions will not be imposed on the commercial market areas. "We are going to watch the situation for seven days. If people follow the protocols, we can still move on. If we don't see any improvement we will consider some options. As of now, we request the shop owners to work with us. Because we feel that once we restrict them, people rush and that creates the crowd at places. So we want to give a chance and see how it works", CM Sangma said.
Along with the rest of the world, Christian denominations across Manipur observed Good Friday on April 2. In remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the day is observed with songs of worship, prayers and fasting. Good Friday is followed by Easter, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death. "Our message and prayer is for universal peace and we have been praying especially for this Holy week so that the world may enjoy the peace which is offered by God in our lives ", said Rev Father Joseph, Parish Priest, Mary Immaculate Parish .
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Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik pitched for a settlement between farmers and the Centre. Malik said that if the government agrees on minimum support price (MSP) and gives legal recognition then the farmers’ protest could come to an end. Malik said, “For farmers' issue to get over, both sides have to show nobility. If Centre agrees on MSP and gives legal recognition then agitation will end.” Earlier, at an event in UP’s Baghpat, Malik urged the Centre not to offend the farmers. He said he requested PM Modi & Home Minister Amit Shah not to use force against farmers. Malik also urged them not to send them home from Delhi empty-handed. Watch the full video for more.
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Halfway through the West Bengal Assembly polls, the Election Commission of India has got a new chief. On April 13, Sushil Chandra took charge as the 24th CEC, succeeding Sunil Arora. On the latter's last day in office, the EC barred Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from campaigning for 24 hours. Chandra became an Election Commissioner in 2019, ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. He will now oversee voting in the remaining 4 phases in Bengal, as well as declaration of results of elections in 4 states and 1 Union Territory. Watch the full video for more.
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