Amit Shah Meets Kin Of Troops, Civilians Killed In J-K

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday met families of soldiers and civilians killed this month in a spate of terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

After meeting the families, Amit Shah tweeted in Hindi, “I met family members of security forces and civilians who died in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir. I want to instil confidence in every people of Jammu and Kashmir that the government and the country are supporting and standing strong with them. India is not going scared of such cowardice act of terrorists.”

Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, also interacted with members of the Jammu and Kashmir youth clubs.

During the interaction, he said, “A conspiracy was hatched to provoke people to disrupt law and order situation after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and noted that the steps such as the imposition of curfew and restriction on the internet “saved lives of Kashmiri youth”. (ANI)

Modi Interacts With Indian Manufacturers Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday interacted with Indian manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Those who attended the interaction among vaccine manufacturers included Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar were also present during the interaction.

The interaction comes days after the country crossed a milestone of administering 100 crore vaccinations.

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with the administration of 68,48,417 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has surpassed the 100 Crore mark to reach 101.30 Cr (1,01,30,28,411) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. (ANI)

Shah: J-K Statehood Will Be Restored After Delimitation, Assembly Poll

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir will be restored after delimitation of constituencies and assembly elections.

Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, was interacting with members of Jammu and Kashmir’s youth clubs on Saturday.
“Why should the delimitation be stopped? It is because that will harm political interests. Now nothing will stop in Kashmir. Delimitation will happen, followed by elections and then restoration of statehood so that the youth of Kashmir get opportunities. I had said that in the parliament also. And, this is the roadmap. I came here to make friends with the Kashmiri youth,” Shah said.

He said no one can obstruct development in Jammu and Kashmir and asserted that strict action will be taken against those who want to disrupt the peace and harmony in the union territory.

“Kashmir has seen a new beginning — from fear, terrorism, corruption, and family-based politics to peace, development and prosperity. The youth of Jammu and Kashmir have strengthened this change. Terrorism has reduced, stone-pelting has become invisible…I want to assure you that strict action will be taken against those who want to disrupt the peace and harmony of Jammu and Kashmir. No one can obstruct development here. It is our commitment,” Shah said.

The minister said that “transparency and corruption-free governance” Jammu-Kashmir has witnessed since 2019 is the pillar of region’s development.

“Would it be possible without abrogating Article 370? Our projects for Jammu and Kashmir are multidimensional. It promotes education and skill development, as well as economic assistance. We’ve also promoted sports and tourism,” he said.

The government had abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019. It had also bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories.

Shah said the government in Jammu and Kashmir has decided to form a youth club in every panchayat and Rs 25,000 will be provided to every such club. Sports programmes have also been started.

Slamming the earlier regimes in the earstwhile state, Shah said, “What did the previous governments give to Jammu and Kashmir in 70 years? 87 MLAs, 6 MPs and 3 families…Prime Minister Narendra Modiji has made it possible that about 30,000 elected representatives in the Panchayat elections, who are serving the people today. Post-independence, the Government of India helped Jammu and Kashmir, but the poverty, unemployment did not go away, infrastructure did not develop. Now poverty is going from here, people are getting employment opportunities.”

Earlier in the day, Shah held a security review meeting in Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was present in the review meeting.

This is Shah’s maiden visit to the union territory since the abrogation of Article 370. (ANI)

Channi Reiterates His Support For Farmers

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Saturday reiterated his support to the farmers who have been protesting for a year against the three farm laws enacted by the Union Government.

An official statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) stated that while his cavalcade was passing through Ropar-Chamkaur Sahib Road, the Chief Minister sighted the farmers sitting on dharna at a toll plaza near village Jhallian. Immediately asking the security to stop, CM Channi straight away went to the site of the dharna and expressed complete solidarity with the farmers, reiterated his vociferous support to the just struggle being waged by the farming community, said the statement.
The Chief Minister said that the Punjab government stands shoulder to shoulder with the farmers against these draconian farm laws.

“We are duty-bound to safeguard the interests of the farmers and would continue to wholeheartedly extend support to your agitation until the anti-farmer agricultural laws are done away with,”, assured the Chief Minister.

Pointing out further, the Chief Minister said that the three agriculture black laws are the culmination of the conspiracy to subjugate India’s farmers for the advantage of a handful of crony capitalist friends of the Modi government. (ANI)

Aryan Khan Reading Religious Books: Jail Officials

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who is currently lodged in Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail following his alleged involvement in cruise ship drugs case, has been reading religious books in the prison.

According to the jail administration, Aryan Khan was anxious in the jail after his bail had been rejected. The jail authorities suggested him to read the library books.

Following this, Khan was given books from the jail library. For the last two days, Aryan Khan has been reading a book written on Lord Ram and Mother Sita. Earlier, Khan had read a book called The Lion’s Gate.

As per the jail administration, if a prisoner wants, he can get a book of his choice from his relatives, but only religious books are allowed. Apart from this, if a prisoner leaves a book while leaving the jail, then it is also included in the library.

Mumbai’s Special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of Aryan Khan and others till October 30 in connection with the cruise ship drug case.

Earlier on Wednesday, the special court refused to grant bail to Aryan Khan and two others in connection with the seizure of drugs. Following this, Aryan Khan moved a bail application in the Bombay High Court against the NDPS court order on his bail rejection.

The Bombay High Court will hear the bail application on October 26.

An NCB team busted an alleged drugs party on the Cordelia Cruise ship which was on its way to Goa at mid-sea on October 2.

A total of 20 people, including two Nigerian nationals, have been arrested so far in the case. (ANI)

Swayampurna Goa Reflects Pro-People Governance In State: PM

Hailing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled Goa government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asserted that the initiatives of ‘Swayampurna Goa’ and ‘Sarkar Tumchya Dari’ are the reflection of pro-active and pro-people governance in the coastal state.

While interacting with the beneficiaries of the “Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa” programme via video conferencing, Prime Minister Modi also remembered former chief minister Manohar Parrikar’s efforts to take Goa on the path of progress.
“Swayampurna Goa is the first stage of vision for the next 25 years. All the people should come together for this. To achieve this, Goa needs continuity of double engine government. It needs clear policies like the current one. It needs a stable government like the current one and enthusiastic leadership like the one present in Goa. With the blessings of the whole state we will fulfil the goal of Swayampurna Goa,” said Prime Minister.

He reiterated that Goa has enough potential to achieve its all-around growth which would complement the Swayampurna Goa movement in the state.

Prime Minister hailed the progress made by the state government in the sectors like health, social economy and infrastructure. He appreciated efforts put in by the Swayampurna Mitras, sarpanchas, panchas towards achieving and empowering the Swayampurna Goa movement.

Prime Minister underlined 100 per cent achievement made by the government in the COVID vaccination drive, implementation of ‘Har ghar jal’ scheme, Griha adhaar and other welfare schemes attributing towards the development of the state.

Prime Minister Modi hailed Goa Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant for implementing Swayampurna Goa along with Aatmanirbhar Bharat which would become a new model for the development of the state.

The initiative of Swayampurna Goa was launched on October 1, 2020.

Under this programme, a state government officer is appointed as ‘Swayampurna Mitra’. The Mitra visits a designated panchayat or municipality, interacts with people, coordinates with multiple government departments and ensures that various government schemes and benefits are available to the eligible beneficiaries. (ANI)

Nitish Announces Rs 2 Lakh Aid For Kin of U’khand Rain Victims

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for families of 10 people from the state who died in Uttarakhand rains.

“Ten people from West Champaran have died in Uttarakhand rains. The resident commissioner is in constant touch with the state government. Financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the families of the deceased from the CM Relief Fund,” he said while addressing the media.
Speaking about the administration of over 100 crores COVID-19 vaccine doses in the country, he said, “It is a really nice achievement.”

India achieved the landmark of administering 100 crore Covid-19 vaccines on Thursday.

On Bihar’s vaccination drive, Kumar said, “Around 6.5 vaccine doses have been administered in the state out of which over four crore people have received their first dose. We are looking forward to administering the second dose to those who are due. Our target is to vaccinate everyone. A campaign is also underway in rural areas to spread awareness about COVID-19 vaccination and encouraging people to get their vaccination done.” (ANI)

Centre Allocated Rs 500Cr To Modernise Rural Infrastructure In Goa: PM

To modernise rural infrastructure in Goa, the Central government has allotted Rs 500 cores to the state, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday.

“The budget allocated to modernise rural infrastructure in Goa has been hiked by 5 times. The Central govt has allotted Rs 500 crore for rural infrastructure in Goa,” said PM Modi while interacting with beneficiaries of the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa programme.
The Prime Minister noted the infrastructural development in rural Goa will help in increasing the income of farmers, livestock farmers and fishermen.

“The infrastructure being developed in Goa will also help in increasing the income of farmers, livestock farmers and fishermen. This year, the fund for modernisation of rural infrastructure in Goa has been increased by five times as compared to earlier,” said PM Modi.

The initiative of Swayampurna Goa was launched on October 1, 2020.

Under this programme, a state government officer is appointed as ‘Swayampurna Mitra’. The Mitra visits a designated panchayat or municipality, interacts with people, coordinates with multiple government departments and ensures that various government schemes and benefits are available to the eligible beneficiaries. (ANI)

Amit Shah To Inaugurate Srinagar-Sharjah International Flight

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday will inaugurate the first direct international flight between Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar and Sharjah in UAE on the first day of his three-day visit to the union territory. This is his first visit to the union territory since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.

Shah will chair the security review meeting in Srinagar and will also hold interaction with members of Jammu and Kashmir’s Youth Clubs on Saturday.
Ahead of Home Minister’s visit to the union territory, several traffic restrictions have been imposed in Srinagar including those driving two-wheelers subjected to intensive security checks.

In addition, a total of 50 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) teams have been deployed to Jammu and Kashmir for security purposes.

Recently, after the killings of non-locals in Jammu and Kashmir around 700 people have been detained in the union territory, a few under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), police officials informed.

Meanwhile, a total of 26 detainees are being shifted to the Central Jail of Agra from Jammu and Kashmir under the Public Safety Act 1978. The order has been issued ahead of Shah’s three-day visit to the union territory beginning Saturday. (ANI)

Saif Gains Pounds For ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’

On Saturday, the makers of ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ unveiled the first look of actors Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji from the film, and it is clearly evident from the posters that Saif has gained weight for his role.

Talking about the same, Saif, who will be seen essaying the role of a railway ticket collector in the movie, said, “I had to put on several kilos and then lose it quickly because of my packed shooting schedule. Now, when I look back, I’m glad I went through the process because Rakesh aka the OG Bunty looks believable in the film. He is a family man, who has quit conning people. He has settled down. He is endearing, his struggles are real. He was a legend and now he is a nobody. He craves to be known and that’s what makes him disappointed about how his life has shaped up. He wants to feel important.”

Sharvari Wagh and Siddhant

In one of the posters, Rani can be seen taking a measure of Saif’s large paunch.

Directed by Varun V. Sharma, ‘Bunty Aur Babli 2’ is a sequel to the 2005 hit film ‘Bunty Aur Babli’, starring Rani alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan.

The upcoming part, which is scheduled to release on November 19, also stars actors Siddhant Chaturvedi and debutant Sharvari. (ANI)