Urjit Patels resignation a result of dismantling of RBI by Centre OppositionUrjit

first_imgRBI and other central banks COMMENT SHARE SHARE EMAIL Published on December 10, 2018 COMMENTS The RBI governor resigned cited personal reasons on Monday politics RBI Governor Urjit Patel’s resignation surprised the leaders of various Opposition parties, who were meeting here on Monday. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, in the middle of the meeting they were told that the RSS-BJP agenda is progressing further and the RBI chief has resigned because he can no longer work with the government.Gandhi said the government is getting more desperate. “The government is taking measures that are dangerous for our country. The RBI Governor has resigned because he is protecting the institution of RBI and he is not able to function. Taking way the reserves from the RBI to save your skin, to atone for the sins you have committed and to try and fix the your mismanagements, is an act that is against this nation. I am very proud that people in all walks of life in all institutions are now standing up, saying that this is not going to be tolerated. We’re not going to tolerate what is happening in the CBI, RBI and every other institution in the country, all of us are saying this in one voice,” the Congress President added.Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma shares his view on Patel’s resignation to BusinessLline.  Mamata Banerjee reactsWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Patel’s resignation was a matter of great shock. “Institutions, from the CBI to the RBI, have become total disasters. This has never happened before. It is a matter of great shock. We must protest,” she said. “The BJP is behaving like a dictator. There should be a campaign against this rule. Everybody has agreed to that,” she said and added, “There is no financial stability… financial emergency has started.”CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury termed the development as the destruction of another institution by Narendra Modi government. “India’s economy has been wrecked by Modi, and now perhaps wants to raid RBI reserves for petty gains,” he said.Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu naidu also said that the resignation was a result of the attacks on institutions. “He tried his best to protect the economy, protect the nation in the interest of the public. Finally, he was unable to bear that stress and he resigned,” Naidu said. SHARE West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (file photo).   –  THE HINDUlast_img read more

Chennai Metro Rail to complete DMSWashermenpet line in 2 months

first_imgrailway Last stretch of first phase between Washmermenpet and Wimco Nagar to be operational by June 2020 COMMENTS Chennai Metro Rail service between AG-DMS and Washermenpet will be open for public in a month or two to significantly boost ridership in the network, said Pankaj Kumar Bansal, Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail.The remaining 9-km stretch in the last stretch of the first phase between Washermenpet and Wimco Nagar, on which work started in June 2016, will be operational by June 2020, Bansal said at the 3rd edition of CII Chennaiinfra 2018 with the theme Transforming Chennai, the Smart way.When the first 10-km metro service started, the ridership was 8,000 a day; up to 20 km it was 12,000; up to 28 km it was 18,000 and at 35 km it was 55,000. The addition of another 10 km from AG-DMS to Washermenpet will multiply the ridership, he said.As the metro keeps expanding, the ridership too will increase as was seen with Bengaluru metro, which saw a ridership of just 36,000 for a network of 36 km. However, when it was extended to 43 km, the ridership increased to nearly 3.5 lakh, he said.On second phase of the 119-km Chennai Metro, Bansal said nearly 75 per cent of the funds for the project has been tied up with the Japanese funding agency. Soil testing is going on at various places and in a year, ground level work will begin. “By 2024, the 119-km network will be operational,” he said.The second phase will have three stretches: Madhavaram to Siruseri; Light House to Meenakshi College; and Madhavaram to Shollinganallur, stretching from the IT corridor in the south of Chennai to the milk production centre in the northwest. SHARE Published on COMMENT December 18, 2018 SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

Enforce law fairly says West Bengal Governor at allparty meet

first_img West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi sent out a strong message as he called for protection of democratic institutions, values and rights while ensuring peace and harmony in the State. While, there should be “fair enforcement of law and order”, provocative speeches are to be avoided.Tripathi felt all the political parties should adopt a “constructive approach” and appealed to the people to work in an united manner.The Governor’s statement comes in the backdrop of spiralling post-poll violence leading to the death of 15 people. An all party meeting – which was attended by representatives of the ruling Trinamool Congress, and other opposition parties including BJP, Congress and CPI(M) – was convened, on Thursday, to find a way out of the situation.Although Patha Chatterjee represented the ruling Trinamool Congress, the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made her displeasure felt. “Law and order is a state subject and it is not under the Governor’s purview. So what is the point of calling this all- party meeting,” She told a private news channel. At the meeting it was decided that democratic institutions, values and rights should be protected. There should be fair enforcement of the law and order. They agreed “violence should be stopped”; peace and harmony restored; “no provocative speeches should be made by anyone” and “the democratic and social fibre of West Bengal should not be disturbed”.“The fact that the Governor has to convene an all-party meeting to maintain peace shows the sorry state of affairs in West Bengal. It is more than evident now that there is no democracy here,” BJP leader, Jay Prakash Mazumdar, who attended the meeting, told reporters.CPI(M)’s Mohammed Salim pointed out that there was a break down in the administrative machinery with the “law and order scenario worsening”. Soumen Mitra, President of the West Bengal unit of the Congress said, “post poll violence has to stop at all cost”. Published on COMMENT West Bengal SHARE Keshari Nath Tripathi, West Bengal Governor   –  File photocenter_img The Governor’s statement comes in the backdrop of spiralling post-poll violence leading to the death of 15 people COMMENTS June 13, 2019 SHARE SHARE EMAILlast_img read more

Uttar Pradesh plans to commission 1500 MW solar projectsUttar Pradesh plans to

first_imgPublished on SHARE SHARE EMAIL COMMENTS COMMENT solar Uttar Pradesh plans to commission 1500 MW solar capacity power plants by next year, state Minister for department of Additional Sources of Energy Brajesh Pathak said. The Centre has set a target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, which includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power and 5 GW from small hydro-power. Uttar Pradesh government has set a target of producing 10,700 MW renewable energy by 2022, Pathak said. “We are confident…of meeting our target in time. We aim to generate 4300 MW through rooftop solar installations. At present, solar power plants (totalling) 150 MW are running successfully. Tenders for 1500 MW solar plants have been done and by next year they will be commissioned as well,” the minister told PTI. Besides, a 32 MW solar project is coming up at Jalaun in the state, he informed. The Minister further said there is immense investment potential in the state while inviting investors to invest in Uttar Pradesh in the area of renewable energy. To boost the use and generation of green energy, the state government has launched Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Policy 2017, he said. The policy aims to encourage participation of private sector and provide investment opportunities to set up solar power projects in the state. It also aims to support in providing environment friendly and affordable power for all, he added. “Another objective of the policy is to promote research and development, innovations and skill development in the state and achieve the target of 8 per cent solar renewable purchase obligation (Solar RPO) by 2022,” he added. To attract investments in the state, an investor summit was organised in February 2018. During a session in the summit, Pathak had informed that about 46 MoUs worth over Rs 65,000 crore were signed for renewable energy. June 26, 2019 SHARE Uttar Pradeshlast_img read more

Bihar Man commits suicide in Nalanda police custody

first_img Asian News International NalandaJuly 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 13:59 IST Picture for representationA man allegedly committed suicide in police custody in Nalanda Police station on Thursday.The man was brought to the police station for questioning in a kidnapping case.AK Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector, Nalanda Police station, said, “We brought him for questioning with regard to the kidnapping of a girl and after interrogation, we would have set him free. But he committed suicide by hanging himself. We immediately rushed him to the hospital for medical assistance but the doctor declared him dead.”An investigation has been initiated to ascertain the reason behind his death.Also read: Cricket fan dies in Bihar while watching thrilling IND vs NZ matchALSO WATCH| Nobody can win 100 out of 100 matches: Sachin Tendulkar after India crash out of World CupFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Bihar: Man commits suicide in Nalanda police custodyAn investigation has been initiated to ascertain the reason behind his death. advertisement Nextlast_img read more

3 Congress rebels one BJP MLA sworn in as Goa Ministers

first_img3 Congress rebels, one BJP MLA sworn in as Goa MinistersThe three Congress legislators who were made ministers are Chandrakant Kavelkar, Jennifer Monserrate, and Filipe Nery Rodrigues.advertisement Asian News International Panaji (Goa)July 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 16:18 IST Ten of the 15 Congress MLAs in Goa, led by Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar (in pic), switched to the BJP on Wednesday. (Photo: ANI)Four legislators, including three Congress defectors, on Saturday took oath as ministers in Chief Minister Pramod Sawant-led BJP government here.The three Congress legislators who were made ministers are Chandrakant Kavelkar, Jennifer Monserrate, and Filipe Nery Rodrigues.This comes soon after four ministers — Deputy Chief Minister Vijay Sardesai, Rohan Khaunte, Vinod Paliencar, and Jayesh Salongakar were sacked from the ministry to accommodate the Congress MLAs who defected to the BJP.BJP MLA Michael Lobo, who resigned from the post of Deputy Speaker, also joined the government as a minister.Earlier, Sawant had sought the resignation of four of his ministers — three of Goa Forward Party and an independent, but they refused.Speaker Rajesh Patnekar has said that the Assembly will function as the per schedule.”Though new ministers have been inducted, the Assembly will go on as per the schedule. The new ministers will have to study their portfolios while answering questions on the floor of the House.””As far as I am concerned, there is no rescheduling of the Assembly and the Congress party will have to give the name of Leader of Opposition by Monday,” Patnekar told ANI.On the night of July 10, Chief Minister Sawant had gone to Delhi along with 10 MLAs to meet senior BJP leaders including working president JP Nadda and Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the development.Following this, the rebel MLAs joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.With 10 MLAs changing the sides, the strength of Congress on the floor of the House has been reduced to five.The MLAs who defected include Kavlekar, Isidore Fernandes, Francis Silveira, Filipe Neri Rodrigues, Jennifer, Atanasio Monserrate, Antonio Fernandes, Nilakanth Halarnkar, Clafacio Dias and Wilfred D’Sa.ALSO READ | Hours before Goa Cabinet reshuffle, CM Pramod Sawant drops four ministersALSO WATCH | JP Nadda welcomes 10 rebel Goa Congress MLAs into BJPFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySnigdha Choudhury Tags :Follow Goa Nextlast_img read more

Punjab CMs wife Preneet Kaur faints at cleanup drive

first_imgPunjab CM’s wife Preneet Kaur faints at cleanup driveShe collapsed as she arrived at the event to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service ChandigarhJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 14:04 IST Punjab CM Amarinder SinghPatiala MP and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh’s wife, Preneet Kaur, fainted at a plastic cleanup campaign in her constituency on Saturday, officials said.Kaur, 75, collapsed as she arrived at the event to flag off the Swachhta Shramdan drive to clean up plastic.She got her blood pressure checked and that was fine, a doctor told IANS.She later tweeted by saying that she successfully launched the Swachhta Shramdan drive under the Punjab Pollution Control Board.”Under this initiative, we are making Patiala polythene-free. I urge all of you to join this movement and help us make our surroundings cleaner,” she said.Also read: How Amarinder Singh held his fort against Modi waveALSO WATCH| Watch: PM Modi’s full speech at NDA’s Parliamentary board meetFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byIram Ara Ibrahim Nextlast_img read more