News for today – 17 November 2019

PM Modi Congratulates Sri Lanka’s President-elect Gotabaya Rajapaksa


  • Congratulations @GotabayaR on your victory in the Presidential elections.
  • I look forward to working closely with you for deepening the close and fraternal ties between our two countries and citizens, and for peace, prosperity as well as security in our region.
  • I also congratulate the people of Sri Lanka for the successful conduct of the elections.

‘I look forward to strengthening our friendship’

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, @GotabayaR – President-elect of Sri Lanka :
  • I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India for your warm wishes.
  • Our two nations are bound by history and common beliefs and I look forward to strengthening our friendship and meeting you in the near future

‘All Sri Lankans are part of this journey’

Gotabaya Rajapaksa, @GotabayaR –  Sri Lanka’s President-elect :

  • As we usher in a new journey for Sri Lanka, we must remember that all Sri Lankans are part of this journey.
  • Let us rejoice peacefully, with dignity and discipline in the same manner in which we campaigned.

‘It was a pleasure to receive a call from Mahinda Rajapaksa’

Subramanian Swamy, @DrSwamy :

  • It was a pleasure to receive a call from Mahinda Rajapaksa informing me of the successful presidential campaign of his brother Gotabaya.
  • Oath ceremony is on 20th.
  • Tamil media told me a good number of Tamils have voted for him.

DMK President MK Stalin releases ‘Dravida Iyyakkathil Enn payanam’ biography of senior leader Veerapandi Arumugam

  • Released the biography of Veerapandi Arumugam – ‘Dravida Iyyakkathil Enn payanam’ – in Salem and addressed the gathering.
  • If 100 party frontliners who read this biography pen similar biographies, that is the history of DMK!

Pic Credit: @mkstalin

Attended wedding reception of BJP National Secretary @HRajaBJP ji’s daughter Sindhuja at Karaikudi & blessed the young couple: Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan

Pic Credit : @DrTamilisaiGuv 

River Kallar in floods

Central Water Commission Official Flood Forecast, @CWCOfficial_FF :
  • Due to continuous rain in its catchment area River Kallar at Odenthurai in Coimbatore District is flowing in Extreme Flood Situation with falling trend.
  • Hydrograph is appended.


Rajya Sabha’s landmark 250th session tomorrow

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu attended a meeting with the floor leaders ahead of the landmark 250th session of Rajya Sabha beginning tomorrow, in New Delhi.

@VPSecretariat :

  • The last & the 249th session of Rajya Sabha proved to be a turning point by being the best session in last many years in several aspects of it’s functioning including productivity, quantum of legislative work transacted, range of issues of public importance taken up, duration.

  • I am delighted to release a publication, “Rajya Sabha : The Journey Since 1952” in the presence of leaders of various parties & groups. This pioneering publication has been brought out after extensive research on the volume & details of Bills so far passed by the Upper House.


Pic Credit: @VPSecretariat

‘She must be so proud of her student from over 35 years ago’

@AtishiAAP :
  • This is Arvind Kejriwal speaking with his Sanskrit teacher from Campus School, Hissar, over video call, during his school reunion at his home today.
  • She must be so proud of her student from over 35 years ago
Pic Credit: @AtishiAAP 

A wonderful addition to the city landscape: KT Rama Rao – Telangana Minister

The cable suspension bridge at Durgam Cheruvu, besides providing relief to lakhs of commuters is also going to be a wonderful addition to the city landscape


‘We commend Kiren Rijiju for championing the open and inclusive free use of Delhi 2010 venues’

Commonwealth Games Federation, @thecgf :
  • One of the highlights of the CGF visit to India has been meeting Minister of Sport Kiren Rijiju to discuss Commonwealth Sport in the country
  • We commend him for championing the open and inclusive free use of Delhi 2010 venues for sport development and competition

Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Sports tweeted: 

  • I welcome the visit of Commonwealth Games Federation President, CEO and team to India.
  • I conveyed India’s position very strongly and also committed to support all important steps to promote sports and other positive initiatives.
Pic Credit: @KirenRijiju

‘During my visit to Barahati at extremely tough India-China border location’

@KirenRijiju – Union Minister for Sports :
  • The Prime Minister who spends time with our jawans on every Diwali and on various other occasions, Narendra Modi ji inspires all of us.
  • This was during my visit to Barahati at extremely tough India-China border location.

‘Deep inside, it is kicking with life..’


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