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  • "From Dehradun To Dublin, Yoga Is Everywhere": Top 5 PM Modi Quotes
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi led over 50,000 volunteers in Dehradun today morning to mark the fourth International Yoga Day celebrations. In his address at Forest Research Institute, the Prime Minister said, "people across the country are welcoming the sun today. From Dehradun to Dublin, there's only Yoga." Indians should be proud of their traditions and only then will the world be proud of them, the Prime Minister said before performing yoga asanas along with thousands of volunteers at the venue.
  • On Yoga Day, PM Calls It "One Of Most Powerful Unifying Forces": 10 Facts
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi led close to 50,000 people today in Dehradun to mark the fourth International Yoga Day celebrations while many union ministers are participating in similar events across the country. Addressing the gathering, PM Modi said, "Yoga has emerged as the biggest unifying force in the world." The Prime Minister reached the venue a little after 6:30 am, addressed the gathering and performed yoga along with those assembled there. PM Modi, who arrived in Dehradun late last evening, was welcomed at the airport by Uttarakhand Governor Krishna Kant Paul, Chief Minister TS Rawat and a host of other leaders and officials.
  • Arun Jaitley 'The Dream Boss': Top 5 Quotes Of Arvind Subramanian
    Hours after Union Minister Arun Jaitley confirmed Arvind Subramanian's exit, the outgoing Chief Economic Adviser briefed media about his four year stint in the post. "I had a dream job and my seniors shared the same vision as I did," Mr Subramanian, 59, said. Arvind Subramanian today said he has not yet decided on the exact date of leaving the finance ministry, but it will be in a month or two. His stint as the government's top economic strategist have not been smooth. Two years ago, he was targeted by BJP lawmaker Subramanian Swamy, who demanded his removal claiming that he had been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and had worked against India's interests at the WTO. Mr Jaitley had come out in his support, emphasizing that the government had "full confidence" in Mr Subramanian. Mr Subramanian will go back to the US on account of "pressing family commitments", Mr Jaitley had said in a Facebook post earlier today. Mr Subramanian is a senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, joined as the Chief Economic Adviser on October 16, 2014 for a period of three years, which was extended. He took over when his predecessor Raghuram Rajan became RBI governor.
  • Day After Coalition Crash, Governor's Rule In Jammu And Kashmir: 10 Facts
    Jammu and Kashmir is under Governor's rule for the fourth time in the last 10 years after the BJP ended its coalition government with Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party (PDP), saying it was "untenable" to continue because of security concerns and rising terrorism. A stunned Mehbooba Mufti resigned as Chief Minister shortly after the BJP's announcement on Tuesday afternoon. Governor NN Vohra later recommended central rule to President Ram Nath Kovind, who was mid-air, on his way to Suriname, when the report went to him. When the president landed around 3 am IST (6.30 pm local time), he had the report. His sign-off came at 6 am.
  • Mehbooba Mufti Quits, Jammu And Kashmir Set For Governor's Rule: 10 Facts
    Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition collapsed on Tuesday as the BJP yanked support from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's People's Democratic Party (PDP). The signs were there for months, but the break-up still surprised Ms Mufti, who handed in her resignation to Governor NN Vohra shortly after the BJP's announcement. "Our agenda was healing touch, we can't treat Jammu and Kashmir as enemy territory," she told reporters. "It had become untenable to continue with the PDP government in Kashmir," said senior BJP leader Ram Madhav, defending the move that will leave the state under Governor's rule for the fourth time since 2008 and eight time since 1977. Governor Vohra in the evening forwarded his report to the President for imposition of President's rule.
  • Arvind Kejriwal Leaves Lt Governor's House, Delhi Deadlock Ends: 10 Facts
    After 8 days of sit-in protest in Lieutenant Governor's waiting room, Arvind Kejriwal left the Raj Niwas on Tuesday evening. The decision to end the unprecedented deadlock in Delhi -- which saw almost the entire opposition siding with the Chief Minister -- ended after Anil Baijal asked him to urgently meet the IAS officers at the Delhi secretariat to resolve their differences. The IAS officers have started attending meetings with ministers, three such meetings have taken place, sources said. On Tuesday morning, the Chief Minister had made yet another appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a resolution.
  • Manish Sisodia, On Hunger Strike At Lt Governor's, Hospitalised: 10 Facts
    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's sit-in protest at the house of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has been strongly censured by the Delhi High Court, which pointed out that a "strike" cannot be held at anyone's house and questioned who authorized it. AAP said it would respond. "This protest was the last possible option. We tried every democratic method before this," said senior party leader Sanjay Singh. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was on a hunger strike, has been hospitalized, Mr Kejriwal tweeted. Health Minister Satyendar Jain was also shifted to hospital last evening. Mr Kejriwal has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "give a green signal to IAS officers to end their strike".
  • AAP Minister On Fast Hospitalised, Delhi Deadlock Continues: 10 Points
    Delhi minister Satyendar Jain, who has been on a hunger strike since Tuesday over the Aam Aadmi Party government's standoff with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, has been hospitalised for his deteriorating health condition, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted late on Sunday. The health minister was taken to the LNJP Hospital, officials said. Health Minister Jain and Education Minister Manish Sisodia began the hunger strike a day after Mr Kejriwal announced a sit-in protest with his colleagues in Mr Baijal's office waiting room, demanding that he ask the Delhi bureaucrats to end what they call an "illegal strike" and approve a doorstep ration delivery scheme.
  • AAP March To Prime Minister's House Stopped Midway By Cops: 10 Facts
    Communication between Delhi's IAS officers and its elected government started this evening as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responded to their press conference and reached out to them, promising security and seeking full cooperation. The bureaucrats, who had cited concerns about their security and claimed they were being victimised, are yet to react. In the evening, thousands of Aam Aadmi Party supporters were joined by a small team of flag-waving CPM cadres as they started march towards the Prime Minister's Office. The protesters were stopped midway by the police, who maintained that they did not seek permission for a march.
  • PM Modi Talks "Team India" Amid Attack From Chief Ministers: 10 Points
    At a key meeting of government think-tank Niti Aayog today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invoked "Team India" and said "the Governing Council has approached complex issues of governance... in the spirit of cooperative, competitive federalism". The comment comes in the backdrop of four Chief Ministers extending support to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has been on a sit-in protest at the house of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for almost a week. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh's N Chandrababu Naidu, Kerala's Pinarayi Vijayan and Karnataka's HD Kumaraswamy met PM Modi on the sidelines of the meeting to seek resolution for what they called a "constitutional crisis".
  • Pollution "Severe", Strong Winds To Clear Delhi Air In 24 Hours: 10 Facts
    Even as Delhi remained wrapped in a thick blanket of haze and dust for the fourth consecutive day, there is relief in the offing. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that strong winds from the west will clear the dusty stagnant air in the next 24 hours. Thunderstorms are also expected at isolated places over the city in the next days, an IMD official said. However, several areas in the national capital struggled with "hazardous" air quality after the pollution level plunged to "severe" yesterday. The breathlessness, burning of eyes and irritation in the throat accompanied by searing heat aggravated distress. Visibility remained poor and the winds gusted at 35 km per hour. The PM10 level, presence of particles with diameter less than 10mm, was over 700 in Delhi-NCR leading to hazy conditions. The AQI of RK Puram and Anand Vihar were recorded 948 and 999. The "severe" air pollution level in summer months means it's no longer a winter-only phenomenon as was believed earlier.
  • 6 Dead In Flash Floods, Landslides In Tripura, Manipur, Assam:10 Points
    Six people have died in the last 48 hours in torrential rain and landslides in the two northeastern states of Tripura and Manipur. Four have died in Tripura and two in Manipur. Thousands of people are marooned in Assam as flash floods hit several districts in the northeastern part of the state. Four trains have been cancelled today due to floods. The situation is unlikely to improve as the regional meteorological office has warned of heavy rain in the next 24 hours. Manipur has declared a holiday for all schools, colleges and government offices, after most parts of capital Imphal were flooded. The key link connecting southern Assam and Manipur has been destroyed in landslides; thousands of vehicles on either side of the border are stranded. Power supply have also been disrupted say reports.
  • Hours After Arvind Kejriwal Letter To PM, Lt Governor's Meet On Pollution
    Hours after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's appeal for Prime Minister's intervention in what he calls the Delhi bureaucrats' strike, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal held a meeting to address the toxic-level pollution in Delhi. Environment Minister Imran Husaain claimed the meeting's timing clashed with one he scheduled at 3 pm. He eventually attended the meeting called by Mr Baijal in which a host of step were announced to tackle the deteriorating air quality. Mr Kejriwal, who is on Day 4 of his protest at Mr Bailjal's house, had written that no meeting on pollution control has been held in 3 months due to the "strike". His party plans to march to the PM's Office on Sunday if the situation is not resolved. A candle-light march was organized in the heart of Delhi this evening.
  • Madras High Court Verdict On 18 Disqualified AIADMK Lawmakers Today: 10 Points
    In a verdict that could impact the Tamil Nadu government led by Chief Minister E Palaniswami, the Madras High Court will decide today on a bunch of petitions filed by 18 AIADMK rebel lawmakers who were disqualified last year ahead of a trust vote. The High Court put the floor test on hold and directed that the 18 seats be kept vacant until its decision.
  • AAP Holds Massive Protest Outside Lt Governor's House: 10 Facts
    Hundreds of Aam Aadmi Party leaders and workers gathered outside Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's office on Wednesday evening, where Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers have been on a sit-in protest for 48 hours. They were joined by former Union minister Yashwant Sinha, who resigned from the BJP recently. Rajya Sabha member and senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh has said that if the matter has not been resolved by Sunday, they will march to the Prime Minister's Office. AAP claims it has the support of other opposition parties in their protest.

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