India’s Tariff Hike Unacceptable, India must withdraw it immediately !

Trump looking forward to meet Narendra Modi in G20 summit, will discuss on tariffs hikes.

American President Donald Trump in a tweet said,“I look forward to speaking with Prime Minister Modi about the fact that India, for years having put very high Tariffs against the United States, just recently increased the Tariffs even further. This is unacceptable and the Tariffs must be withdrawn!”.

This tweet has come just a day before the G20 Summit in Japan, where Mr. Trump and Mr. Modi are due to meet. US President also said he looks forward to speaking with Modi about the recent increase in tariffs against the United States.

US is demanding  India a greater market access through a cut in import duties for its agriculture goods, dairy products, medical devices, IT and communication items. While India resented and said that it would be difficult for them to cut duties on IT products.

While India also imposed retaliatory tariffs on the US after withdrawal of key trade privileges. The increased tariffs will lead to an increase in the prices of almonds, walnuts and apples among other products from US.

Home Minister Amit Shah to Visit J&K today ! will take updates on the developments in the region.

Home Minister Amit Shah will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir today as a part of his two day visit to the valley.

Home Minister Amit Shah will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir today as a part of his two day visit to the valley. As per the sources, Home Minister will be offering prayers at the Amarnath temple, then he will chair a high-level security meeting in Srinagar ahead of the Amarnath Yatra.

Amit Shah will also be meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik and will discuss the security scenario in the state under President’s rule. He will also discuss on the on-going operations against the terror groups and seek the present scenario.

Under the present government, the terror organisations are feeling the heat of the security forces with the operations against them. After Amit Shah became the Home Minister, he made it clear that the terror organisations will be terminated and no compromises will be made with the terror organisations.

Seeing the operations and the actions being taken against these terrorists, Hurriyat Leaders agreed to hold talks on Kashmir Conflicts, which shows how desperate they are to reach an agreement with the government. While the government made it clear no compromise will be made and the operations will continue till the last terrorist is dead.

Modi Slams Congress over 1975 Emergency ! Reminded Gandhis of the crimes they committed !

1975 Emergency was a threat to democracy and the nation will never forget it !

India will never forget the emergency of 1975, the threat Indians faced to their democratic rights post Independence, still give chills to many! The emergency that was imposed by Indira Gandhi, will never be forgotten by the people of this great nation.

Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday observed the 44th anniversary of Emergency and  tweeted reminding the Congress party of the crimes they committed during the emergency which they declared.

PM Modi said that he salutes those great souls who “fiercely and fearlessly” resisted the Emergency. He also shared a video of him narrating the ordeal that the country faced when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had declared a state of Emergency in the country on June 25, 1975.

Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah attacked Congress and slammed the party for “killing democracy” in 1975 for its own “political agenda.”On this day, we the people of India should always remember the importance of upholding the integrity our institutions and the Constitution.”

While BJP’s working president, JP Nadda, applauded the efforts of the ‘unsung hero’ of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh and RSS “who led the anti-emergency movement from the front.”

 

Discussion on US-India Trade War on table as Mike Pompeo Arrives in India !

Major businesses will hope for a constructive meeting between US and India as the businesses at both the sides are facing the heat.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrive in India today and will meet his new counterpart S Jaishankar on Wednesday, both of them will discuss on  the rising tensions over US-INDIA trade war and they will also lay the ground for a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 meeting in Japan.

The trade tensions between both the countries are to a all time high, as both the countries are trying to promote domestic manufacturing. PM Modi  has been wooing investors under his ‘Make in India’ campaign, while Mr. Trump want US manufacturing to return home under his ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign.

India in retaliation this month imposed higher tariffs on 28 US products, including almonds, apples and walnuts, following the US withdrawal of certain trade privileges for India. Last year also India had announced tariffs in retaliation to higher US import duties on steel and aluminium.

Trump publicly called India “tariff king”, The Trump administration has also asked India to remove price caps on imported US medical devices, open up its dairy market and cut duties on IT products.

After Walmart-Flipkart deal, India made tighter e-commerce foreign investment rules, which forced Amazon.com Inc and Walmart Inc to rework their business strategies in the country. Walmart last year invested $16 billion in Indian online retailer Flipkart.

While the major businesses will hope for a constructive meeting between US and India as the businesses at both the sides are facing the heat.

Pandal collapse in Barmer, Rajasthan leaves 14 dead and many injured!

Sad news from rajasthan, pandal collapse has resulted in the loss of 14 human life’s and leaving many injured.

In an unfortunate incident atleast 14 people have lost their lifes and many injured has given chills to the nation, the incident happened in Barmer district of Rajasthan where  a pandal collapsed during a religious event due to strong winds on Sunday.

The injured have been hospitalized to a nearby hospital, and Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced  compensation of Rs 5 lakhs to the family of those who lost their lives in the mishappening. While the injured will receive a compensation of Rs 2 lakhs.

Chief Minister Gehlot while talking to media said,“The loss of lives in the accident in Jasol, Barmer due to collapse of tents during Ram Katha is very sad, unfortunate. I wish speedy recovery to the injured,” he said.

In the video it can be seen the person leading the ‘Ram Katha’, Murlidhar Maharaj, stopped midway and asked people to leave as the pandal started to collapse, he then himself rushed away from the stage within seconds. The collapse of the pandal created a stampede-like situation.

PM Modi also expressed his condolences and tweeted,”Collapse of a ‘Pandaal’ in Rajasthan’s Barmer is unfortunate. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and I wish the injured a quick recovery”.

India is proud of its secular credentials, Center rejects US report on religious Freedom!

India rejects US report claiming it to be a biased and false report.

The Indian Administration has  slammed the US state department’s 2018 International Religious Freedom report that alleged that some senior leaders of the BJP made inflammatory speeches against minority communities.

The Center has rejected the report that covers government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations and individuals, and US policies to promote religious freedom around the world.

MEA official Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in his statement to Media said, “India is proud of its secular credentials, its status as the largest democracy and a pluralistic society with a longstanding commitment to tolerance and inclusion. The Indian Constitution guarantees fundamental rights to all its citizens, including its minority communities.”

While reacting to the report BJP media head and Rajya Sabha MP Anil Baluni also slammed the report and called it bias.He said, the US state department’s 2018 International Religious Freedom report shows clear bias against the Narendra Modi government.

PM Modi to be the chief guest at eastern economic forum

Under prime minister Narendar Modi’s leadership India’s image as an emerging super power has grown stronger and stronger. And the latest example of this is the invitation to eastern economic forum as chief guest by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to Sources Prime Minister Modi has accepted the invitation  and will attend the program which is scheduled to be in September .

Modi and Putin will also take part in the India-Russia Annual summit. Its been known that Modi and Putin held a personal meeting apart from the SCO summit, in the meeting emphasis was given on strengthening of old friendship.

Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale while addressing the media said that Russia has officially invited Prime Minister Modi in the Eastern Economic Forum. He said Mr. Modi  accepted the invitation and thanked Putin for the invitation. The Two leaders will also take part in India-Russia summit during the same time.

Gokhale also said that India will do special preparation for the summit, taking India-Russia friendship to next level.

Online survey says majority prefer Narendra Modi as PM for second term…

The survey was based on an opinion of over 54 lakh respondents taken online from within the country and abroad, claimed a statement by them. More than 63 per cent respondents in an online survey expressed their “trust” in Narendra Modi and over 50 per cent said a second term for him will provide them a better future. The survey carried out by the news portal ‘Dailyhunt’, and Nielsen India, a data analytics company, was based on an opinion of over 54 lakh respondents taken online from within the country and abroad, claimed a statement by them.

“Sixty-three per cent of the respondents expressed more or similar levels of trust in Narendra Modi as compared to 2014 (when he came into power), representing satisfaction in his leadership capabilities for the last four years,” according to the survey. The Congress, however, rubbished the findings and termed the survey as “wasteful” and “fake”.

“A desperate Modi government has lost the faith of people and is facing imminent decimation in five poll-bound states. It is now only using its ill-gotten financial resources to latch onto fake surveys to find legitimacy. Such wasteful surveys will never prop up a government that has already been rejected by the people,” Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

The survey also said that more than 50 per cent of the respondents believed that the second term for Modi “will provide them with a better future”. When it comes to the five poll-bound states, the survey claimed the people in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh are “currently keeping the faith in Modi”.

“Telangana is the only state bucking this trend,” it said without talking about the trend in Mizoram. The survey claimed 60 per cent of the respondents seem to trust Modi the most in order to uproot the longstanding issue of corruption. “Interestingly, AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal got higher precedence over Congress President Rahul Gandhi in this category,” it said, referring to the analysis of survey results of “trust and belief” factors.

“Sixty-two per cent of the respondents are confident that Narendra Modi is the best fit to lead the nation during a national crisis, followed by Rahul Gandhi, (17 per cent), Arvind Kejriwal, (8 per cent), Akhilesh Yadav, (3 per cent) and Mayawati, (2 per cent) respectively,” the survey said.  The statement by ‘Dailyhunt’ and Nielsen India clarified that the survey is motivated not by politics and that it was carried out to reflect the voice the people of the country.

Prasun Basu, President, Nielsen (South Asia) said, “We used scientific methodology to help design the study and analyse data received from Dailyhunt platforms to arrive at the findings.” The survey was hosted on Dailyhunt’s platforms and administered in 10 languages including English and Hindi. The respondents in the 35+ years category showed greater support for Modi as compared to other age groups, added Bedi.

 

 

Top Highlights from PM Narendra Modi’s 49th edition of ‘Mann ki Baat’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday credited Sardar Valabhbhai Patel with uniting India after partition and said it was his timely intervention which helped save Jammu and Kashmir from “aggression”.

In his monthly ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address, he also urged the youth to participate in large numbers in the ‘run for unity’ being organised on October 31 to mark the birth anniversary of Patel.

In the 49th edition of Mann ki Baat Prime Minister addressed wide-ranging topics from Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary on October 31, to India’s outstanding performance in sports, he also paid homage to Army Jawans and their families on Infantry Day which was celebrated yesterday.

– Run for Unity: PM Modi in his address urged the nation to participate in ‘Run for Unity’ in largest possible numbers.

– Statue of Unity: To pay homage to Sardar  ..
“Winter has arrived and it’s also a season of festivals. I wish everyone for the occasions of Diwali and Dhanteras and other festivals coming up in the month of November.”

“I ask everyone to take care of each other, of your health and of the interests of society. Your progress will the nation’s progress,” says PM Modi.

This November 11 will be first centenary of World War I. Our soldiers played a big role in the war. One crore soldiers lost their lives in the war and it told the world the value of peace: PM ModiRecently I was at the launch of a portal called ‘Self 4 Society’. The enthusiasm and dedication with which it was created would make anyone proud, says PM Modi.India will host Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar from November 28 to December 16: PM ModiPM congratulates those athletes who participated and won medals in Asian Para Games.

“I was privileged to meet the talented para-athletes who participated in Asian Para Games held in Jakarta. Their spirit to overcome all adversaries is exemplary and inspiring. India created a new record in these games by winning 72 medals,” he says.We will dedicate the Statue of Unity on Oct 31 to the nation on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, PM Modi says.Located by the banks of river Narmada, the height of this idol is twice that of America’s renowned Statue of Liberty, he says.

“October 31 marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, and like every year, the youth of our nation is geared up to ‘Run for Unity’. I appeal each one of you to participate in ‘Run for Unity’ in largest possible numbers,” says PM Modi.Sardar Patel did the impossible task of unifying the country. It is because India is united today: PM Modi

Handicrafts were source of inspiration during freedom struggle: PM Modi

Addressing the India Carpet Expo at Varanasi via video conference, Modi said it is for the first time that the expo is being organised at the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi, a PMO statement said.Appreciating the carpet makers’ skills that turned the “Made in India” logo into a big brand worldwide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday that handicrafts were a source of inspiration during the freedom struggle too.

Addressing the India Carpet Expo at Varanasi via video conference, Modi said it is for the first time that the expo is being organised at the Deendayal Hastkala Sankul in Varanasi, a PMO statement said.He mentioned Varanasi, Bhadohi and Mirzapur as important centres of the carpet industry, while dwelling upon the government’s efforts to encourage handicrafts and small and medium industries.

He said India has a long tradition of handicrafts, and Varanasi has played a key role in this regard. On the occasion, he remembered the great saint poet, Kabir, who himself was a weaver and belonged to the same region. The PM said handicrafts were a source of inspiration and self-reliance during the freedom struggle. In this context, he mentioned Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘satyagraha’ and ‘charkha’.

Modi said India is the biggest producer of carpets today with about 35 per cent of the global market share.The prime minister spoke of the impressive export performance of the carpet industry sector.

He said the rising middle classes and the support provided to the carpet industry are the two key factors behind the growth of this sector.Modi appreciated the skills of the carpet makers which turned the “Made in India carpet” a big brand.He spoke of the government’s logistic support to the carpet exporters and in creation of world class laboratories to ensure its quality. He also spoke of other measures, including provision of credit facilities to set up modern looms. Modi said the Union Government is committed to ensuring the skill and hard work of the carpet makers becomes one of the strengths of the nation.