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PM to chair the 5th meeting of NITI Aayog’s Governing Council today

The agenda for the Fifth Council Meeting include rain-water harvesting, drought situation and relief measures, aspirational districts programme, transforming agriculture, and security-related issues with specific focus on Left Wing Extremism districts.  The Governing Council will review the action taken on the agenda items of the previous meeting and deliberate upon the future developmental priorities.  The Governing Council of NITI Aayog comprises ... Read More »

Sudan: Opposition activists reject military Council’s offer of talks

On the other side in Sudan, opposition activists have rejected the offer of talks from the country’s military council. Activists said, council cannot be trusted amid a violent crackdown on protesters in the capital, Khartoum. The deputy head of the military council, Mohammed Hamadan, defended the violent suppression, claiming that the protesters had been infiltrated by rogue elements and drug ... Read More »

Portfolios announced for new council of ministers

Nirmala Sitharaman will look after Finance and Corporate Affairs. S Jaishankar will be External Affairs Minister. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is the new Human Resources Development Minister. Dr Harshwardhan will look after Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences. Prakash Javadekar goes back to the Environment Ministry and will also look after Information and Broadcasting Ministry. ... Read More »

Sushma Swaraj attends SCO meet of Council of Foreign Ministers in Bishkek

Speaking on the occasion, the External Affairs Minister said India’s commitment to regional connectivity is evident from our involvement in International North-South Transport Corridor, Chabahar Port, Ashgabat Agreement and India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway. She further added that India have also operationalized air freight corridors between Kabul & Kandahar & New Delhi and Mumbai in 2017. She also said that India welcome ... Read More »

Masood Azhar designated global terrorist by UN Security Council

In a huge diplomatic win for India, the United Nations on Wednesday designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist him under the Security Council’s Sanctions Committee. “Big, small, all join together. Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist in @UN Sanctions list. Grateful to all for their support,” ... Read More »

Sudan: Protest leaders demand scrapping of military council

Thousands of demonstrators have continued to rally in support of demands for civilian rule, despite an apparent attempt to disperse them following the ouster last week of veteran president Omar al-Bashir. “We want the military council to be dissolved and be replaced by a civilian council having representatives of the army,” said Mohamed Naji, a senior leader of the Sudanese ... Read More »

Sudan’s military council names new intelligence head

A spokesperson for the council, Lieutenant General Shams El Din Kebashy, also said there had been a decision by the former regime to disperse the sit-in ‘by force at any cost’. Sudan’s main protest group demanded the immediate handover of power to a civilian transitional government earlier on Sunday, saying it would keep up the street demonstrations which ousted former ... Read More »

U.S. wants U.N. Security Council vote this week on Venezuela aid

Four people died in clashes over the weekend on Venezuela’s borders during a bid by opposition leader Juan Guaido to defy President Nicolas Maduro and bring in humanitarian aid. US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said on Tuesday he hopes the U.N. Security Council will vote this week on a resolution calling for Venezuela to allow the entry of ... Read More »

Srilankan Parliament witnesses heated debate on constitutional council issue

Speaking during the debate, President Sirisena said the council is not adhering to guidelines and has overruled its choice of nominations for judges without assigning any reasons. He added that he has not received any report of the council as is mandated every quarter. This is the second time President has criticized the working of CC in parliament. Speaker Karu ... Read More »

BJP National Council sets tone for 2019 Poll campaign

With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in sight, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party formally kicked off its mission 2019 at the party’s national convention at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.  Party workers from across the country are participating in the two-day convention. In his inaugural address, BJP’s national president Amit Shah listed the Modi government’s achievements and tasked the workers with taking ... Read More »

BJP National Council meet begins in New Delhi

BJP President Amit Shah will inaugurate the convention. Briefing media in New Delhi, party’s youth wing president Poonam Mahajan said, around 12 thousand delegates from all parts of the country will attend the event. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the concluding session.  The national council assumes significance in view of the upcoming general elections this year and the meeting will ... Read More »