News Headlines – 18 November 2019

  • Today I want to appreciate two parties – NCP and BJD. These parties have wonderfully adhered to Parliamentary norms. They have never ventured into the well. Yet, they have made their points very effectively. Much can be learnt from these practices: PM Modi in Rajys Sabha

  • Mutual trust and self-confidence are the bedrock of such social transactions among people that foster economic growth. Our social fabric of trust and confidence is now torn and ruptured: Former PM, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

  • Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde sworn in as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan today: @rashtrapatibhvn

  • Kapil Sibal makes first mentioning before new Chief Justice of India SA Bobde. Mentions bail matter of P Chidambaram, “Bail was rejected by High Court. He has been in jail for 90 days”, says Sibal, seeks urgent listing. “Tomorrow or day after”, says CJI Bobde: @Bar&Bench

  • Launch of the toll free number 14500 is an unprecedented initiave by Honourable CM @ysjagan to tackle corruption in sand supply, and bring in accountability. This is a significant step to make public aware, and help eliminate sand smuggling, and bring down the soaring prices: V Vijayasai Reddy – YSRCP leader 

  • Sh. Sharad Pawar met the Congress President today and briefed her on the situation in Maharashtra. It was decided that in a day or two, representatives from NCP & Congress will meet in Delhi to discuss the way forward: RS Surjewala – Congress leader

In the News today – 23 July

TN Deputy CM OPS meets FM Nirmala Sitharaman requests to release pending funds to the State

Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, O. Paneerselvam called on the Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman in her office in North Block in New Delhi today.

Pic Courtesy : @FinminIndia

I would like to categorically assure you that no such request was made by PM : EAM Dr.S.Jaishankar on Trumps’s Kashmir remark

EAM Dr. S. Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha :

I would like to categorically assure you that no such request was made by PM. I also reiterate India’s consistent stand that all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. 

Any engagement with Pak only after it puts an end to cross-border terrorism. I repeat that Shimla Accord and Lahore declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India and Pakistan bilaterally


PM must tell the nation what transpired in the meeting between him & POTUS : Rahul Gandhi 

President Trump says PM Modi asked him to mediate between India & Pakistan on Kashmir! If true, PM Modi has betrayed India’s interests & 1972 Shimla Agreement. A weak Foreign Ministry denial won’t do. PM must tell the nation what transpired in the meeting between him & POTUS : Rahul Gandhi 


PM must come to the house and clarify the statement made by the US President : Congress MP Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha


US Congressman Brad Sherman apologises to Indian Ambassador to US Harsh Shringla for Trump’s remark on Kashmir

Everyone who knows anything about foreign policy in South Asia knows that India consistently opposes third-party mediation re Kashmir. Everyone knows PM Modi would never suggest such a thing. Trump’s statement is amateurish and delusional. And embarrassing.

I just apologized to Indian Ambassador @HarshShringla for Trump’s amateurish and embarrassing mistake : US Congressman Rep. Brad Sherman @BradSherman Tweeted.

Trump offers to mediate between India and Pak on Kashmir issue

US would like to play its role in bringing peace in the disputed region: US President Donald J. Trump

All outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally : MEA

We have seen POTUS ‘s remarks to the press that he is ready to mediate, if requested by India & Pakistan, on Kashmir issue. No such request has been made by PM Narendra Modi to US President.

It has been India’s consistent position that all outstanding issues with Pakistan are discussed only bilaterally. Any engagement with Pakistan would require an end to cross border terrorism.

The Shimla Agreement & the Lahore Declaration provide the basis to resolve all issues between India & Pakistan bilaterally :

I believe that Donald Trump can bring two countries together : Pak PM Imran Khan

US President Donald Trump  and the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan met at the White House

Govt wants to destroy the status & Independence of the Central Information Commission & RTI Act: Sonia Gandhi


Pic Courtesy : @INCIndia

Today is the 20th year of Commemoration

Every year on July23rd thousands of Puthiya Tamilagam party cadres, march in Tirunelveli with utmost discipline paying respect to the 17 Martyrs of Thamirabarani Massacre. Today is the 20th year of Commemoration : Shyam Krishnasamy, Youth wing leader, Puthiya Tamilagam party

Pic Courtesy : @DrShyamKK



Masters of Rocket Science at work in Sriharikota ISRO : Sadhguru JV

Pic Courtesy : @SadhguruJV