Keonjhar 16th August : A Day of Death Mourning Cover of the Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee was released by senior BJP leader Shri Murli Manohar Sharma at Keonjhar as part of the 1st Death Anniversary Program of the departed leader.
The Cover was issued on the day of Shri Vajpayee’s death and posted at Bhubaneswar on the same day i.e. 16th August 2018. It was issued by Anil Dhir, the secretary of the Mourning Cover Collectors Society of India. Black Bordered Mourning Covers are issued to mark the demise of statesmen and leaders as a mark of homage. Earlier too, covers were issued on Biju Patnaik, Abdul Kalam, Karunanidhi etc. These are collectible items and cherished by Philatelists. The Mourning Cover that was issued on the death of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 was recently sold for Rs 4 lacs in an auction.
Speaking on the occasion, Murli Manohar Sharma said that very few people in public life have the privilege to become a legend in their lifetime and Atal Bihari Vajpayee was one amongst such rarest of rare personalities that not only influenced their era, but also cast their shadow on the future. He was a great humanist and a visionary leader throughout his life. Vajpayee’s era will remain historic in Indian politics.
Anil Dhir said that Atalji was a towering but gentle colossus in the political arena. Both as a Prime Minister and a parliamentarian, Vajpayee remained true to the tenets of constitutional and democratic processes. He said that Vajpayee’s India was different from today’s India. Vajpayee’s BJP was different from today’s BJP. Democracy itself was different, allowing space for opponents of the government, where the spirit of freedom was never suppressed overtly or covertly. The Secretary of the Keonjhar Philatelic Association, Dr. C.S.Basak and others too were present on the occasion.
New Delhi,16/08/19:Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu paid glowing tributes to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary.
Unveiling the portrait of the former Prime Minister at the Rabindranath Tagore Centre in Kolkata today, the Vice President said that Vajpayee Ji taught everybody to serve the country selflessly and to remain steadfastly committed to the principles of humanism and tolerance.
Describing Vajpayee as a statesman and a visionary, the Vice President said that he was not only one of the tallest leaders of the country but was also one of the most loved leaders..
“It is a solemn day today. His humble life, love of country and its people and ability to dream big for the country is an inspiration to all,” he said.
The Vice President spoke extensively of his long association of the Vajpayee and said that he had the opportunity to work with him in the party and later as a minister in his cabinet to give shape to rural connectivity revolution by way of Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana.
Observing that Atal Ji demonstrated how democracy can be strengthened through good governance, the Vice President said that the former Prime Minister ushered in a ‘connectivity’ revolution in the country.
“He gave an unprecedented fillip to the building of national highways, rural roads, air travel infrastructure and massive expansion of the telecom sector. For him,
Connectivity was the key enabler of economic development and national growth,” he added.
Talking about Vajpayee’s active role in shaping India’s post-Independence domestic and foreign policy, the Vice President said that the former Prime Minister strongly believed in a forward-looking, forward moving India, a strong and prosperous nation confident of its rightful place on the international fora.
He said Vajpayee Ji firmly believed that India has a legitimate right to becoming a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council.
Naidu said that Atal Ji had an uncanny ability to connect with people from all walks of life and with political parties of different ideological moorings. “Atal Ji had virtually no enemies and was rightly called as Ajatshatru,” he added.
Chennai: India’s spacecraft to the moon Chandrayaan-2 on Wednesday successfully entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory (LTT) after its orbit was raised further, said Indian space agency.
According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the final orbit raising manoeuvre of Chandrayaan-2 was successfully carried out at 2.21 a.m. by firing the spacecraft’s motors for 1,203 seconds.
“With this, Chandrayaan-2 entered the Lunar Transfer Trajectory. Earlier, the spacecraft’s orbit was progressively increased five times during July 23 to August 06, 2019,” ISRO said.
The health of the spacecraft is being continuously monitored from the Mission Operations Complex (MOX) at ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) in Bengaluru with support from Indian Deep Space Network (IDSN) antennas at Byalalu, near Bengaluru.
Since its launch on July 22, 2019 by GSLV MkIII-M1 vehicle, all systems onboard Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft are performing normal.
According to ISRO, Chandrayaan-2 will approach Moon on August 20, 2019 and the spacecraft’s liquid engine will be fired again to insert the spacecraft into a lunar orbit.
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By; Ms.Madhu Agarwal
Imran Khan now worrying about demography-change in Jammu-Kashmir, better answer about large-scale demography-change in Pakistan after independence
New Delhi,12/08/19:Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, a total failure to solve internal problems of Pakistan, is exhibiting his big concern on removal of irrelevant portions of article 370 and 35A of Indian constitution by the Indian Parliament just to divert attention of Pakistani people from their internal problems. Now he has expressed worry on likely change in demography in Jammu-Kashmir state of India. Ut he should first answer about minority Hindus in Pakistan having been reduced now to even less than two-percent from fifteen-percent at time of independence.
I recall once having asked the then Pakistan High Commissioner in India at a media-conclave at Hotel Oberoi (New Delhi) about whereabouts of Kashmiri Pandits in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. His totally unbelievable reply was that there were no Kashmiri Pandits in that part of PoK at time of independence.
New Delhi,12/08/19: While the Muslim community across the world celebrates holy Eid-al-Adha with much devotion today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ramnath Kovind have greeted the nation on the occasion.
Decribing the Eid-al-Adha, Bakra Eid or Bakrid as a festival which symbolizes love, fraternity and service to humanity President Kovind took to his twitter handle this morning and appealed all to remain committed to these universal values.
Notably, Muslim brothers and sisters celebrate Eid-al-Adha to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham in which he had offered God to sacrifice his 13-year-old son, Ismail to prove his devotion to Him. However, the almighty sent the angel Jibra’il to place a goat in the place of Ibrahim’s son. Since then all Muslims celebrate the day by sacrificing male goat.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday carried out an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Karnataka and Maharashtra, and reviewed the relief operation being conducted to deal with the natural disaster.
“Did an aerial survey of the flood affected areas of Belagavi (Karnataka) and Kolhapur and Sangli (Maharashtra). Also held a meeting with senior officials to review the relief operations,” Shah said in a tweet.
The Central and both state governments are totally committed to helping our people in distress, he said.
The incessant rains have wrecked havoc in at least nine states, including Maharashtra, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, killing over 100 people and displacing lakhs of others.
New Delhi,11/08/19:It refers to media-reports that central government is not inclined to cut GST-rate in cars despite being worried about steep fall in car-demand leading to shutting down of many car-showrooms and decreasing production of cars by manufacturers. Evidently any cut in GST-rate for cars will open flood-gate for such demands on other commodities.
Central government should even not think of any other way out to bail out car-industry from crisis of demand-cut like asking banks for easy lending to car-sector. Any such step will be disastrous creating more Non-Performing-Assets NPAs in time to come because demand-increase for cars cannot be there with overall heavy loss of turn-over in all trade-activities.
Instead dealers and manufacturers of cars should better switch over to other industries and trade like manufacturers of tobacco-products did anticipating ban on such products any time in future.
Decreasing car-sales should rather be taken as blessing in disguise because of roads and parking-sites being already heavily over-burdened. Instead central government should impose cess on big and luxury cars so that cars with ex-factory price of say rupees ten lakhs and above may have double taxation than for cars with ex-factory price lower than rupees ten lakhs to discourage production of big cars occupying more space on roads and parking-sites.
Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 22 paise to 70.47 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday, tracking gains in domestic equities amid reports of a meeting between foreign investors and finance ministry officials regarding higher tax surcharge during the day.
At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 70.54, then gained momentum and touched a high of 70.47, registering a rise of 22 paise over its previous close.
The domestic unit pared some gains and was trading at 70.53 against the dollar at 1006 hrs.
Forex traders said positive opening in domestic equity market, easing crude oil prices and reports that leading foreign investors will meet senior finance ministry officials on Friday on issues like higher tax surcharge supported the domestic unit.
On Thursday, the rupee snapped its five-day losing streak to close higher by 20 paise at 70.69 against the US dollar on Thursday tracking sharp gains in domestic equities after reports of rollback of a tax surcharge on foreign portfolio investors
Meanwhile, foreign institutional investors (FIIs) remained net sellers in the capital markets, pulling out Rs 437.39 crore on Thursday, according to provisional exchange data.
The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength against a basket of six currencies, fell 0.06 per cent to 97.55.
Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, fell 0.26 per cent to trade at USD 57.23 per barrel.
Domestic bourses opened on a bullish note on Friday with benchmark indices Sensex trading 247.29 points higher at 37,574.65 and Nifty up 77 points at 11,109.45.
The 10-year government bond yield was at 6.41 per cent in morning trade.
Sources from otv published by PTI on dated Aug,09,19. 10:32 AM
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