India Prime Minster Narendra Modi is likely to visit United States of America next month, the Indian American Community Foundation (IACF), a not-for-profit promoting cooperation between the United States and India launched a website. Modi will address in front of 20,000 people on 28th September, Sunday at Madison Square Garden, New York.PM Modi will address a gathering of 20,000 people on September 28th, Sunday at Madison Square Garden, New York. Report says the newly-launched portal reveals that the event will begin at 11 am and who will attend the event will have to buy ticket and produce their photo IDs. Around 300 Indo-American organizations from across the US will come together to give Narendra Modi a "historic public reception", when he comes here on his maiden visits as India's Prime Minister next month. Meanwhile, the event is likely to attend by a number of US lawmakers.The Madison Square Garden in Midtown Manhattan in the Big Apple, which holds the capacity of 18,000 to 20,000 people. It would be considered as largest ever public address by an Indian Prime Minister, or for that matter an Indian leader overseas.
Nine-year-old blind girl was allegedly raped by unidentified persons in a government residential school located in the Raibag Taluk of Belgaum district in north Karnataka. The incident occurred on Thursday night when the girl’s parents have brought their child to the KC General Hospital in Bangalore for further treatment. According to parents reports the nine-year-old girl joined the institution just two months ago.On Tuesday morning, the government residential school officials have called parents informing them that she was ill and wanted to go home. Meanwhile, the parents have rushed their daughter who was bleeding excessively from Raibag to Bangalore for treatment on Thursday morning. KC General Hospital doctors have confirmed that the child was raped. The parents have filed a police complaint against the school authorities, while Cops insists that they will transfer the case to Belgaum district police.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has condoled the death of Jnanpith award winner UR Ananthamurthy, who have died here at a private hospital at around 6 pm on Friday. Siddaramaiah said Ananthamurthy is a true socialist and a public intellectual, where he was a an ocean of thoughts. Former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy insists that Ananthamurthy had contributed laurels to the state through his literature and he is well known as his ideological writings and stands he took. Meanwhile, Karnataka state BJP president Pralhad Joshi also condoled over Ananthamurthy's death and it will be a big lose for the state and he is a great scholar and a thinker.Jnanpith awardee Ananthamurthy 82, who was suffering from illness from past months, where he was admitted in a private hospital on Thursday night died on Friday morning due to kidney failure. U R Anantha Murthy is a ardent supporter for the Siddaramaiah government in Karnataka and expecting to receive a funeral with state honors on Saturday.
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi said has launched the government's 'National Digital Literacy Mission' on Thursday and his dream of a 'digital' India encompasses a time when the common man is able to track the government's work from his mobile phone. Modi imagine the National Digital Literacy Mission will make 10 lakh people around the country digitally literate. According to sources the cabinet announce that the ambitious Digital India program hopes to connect all gram Panchayat in India by broadband internet, promote e-governance and transform India into a connected knowledge economy. The program is likely to cost around Rs 113,000 crore, which includes ongoing schemes run by the telecom department, Department of Electronics and Information Technology. Narendra Modi also visit Ranchi on Thursday to inaugurated a 765 KV transmission line said Jharkhand is capable of among India's most developed states and the development in the country must be balanced. He added the avenues of development in the East should increase and Jharkhand state has a capability of moving ahead of Gujarat. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren has shared the dais along with Prime Minister Modi.
Polling has been peaceful on Thursday 21st August in three assembly constituencies in Karnataka state, where the by-polls were held to fill the empty seats in the state legislature Assembly. According to sources voting is underway in the three assembly constituencies of Bellary Rural, Chikkodi-Sadalga and Shikaripura with a tight security. The electoral officials said the voting percentage in Chikkodi-Sadalga 86 percent, Bellary Rural with 72 percent and Shikaripura 71 percent. The three constituencies have a total electorate of over 5.57 lakh. The Counting of votes will take place on 25th August, while Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are contesting for all the three seats, while the local party Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) has decided to stay away from the by-polls.The vacancy in Bellary Rural is around 330 km form Bangalore, which caused by the resignation of former BJP minister B.R. Sriramulu following his victory from the Bellary parliamentary (ST) constituency in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Congress candidate N.Y. Gopalakrishna and BJP candidate Oblesh are the major contestants for the seat.
Karnataka Chief minister Siddaramaiah is going to inaugurate Mangalore Dasara festival 2014 at Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Temple on 27th September. Former Union minister and Kudroli Temple chief patron B Janardhan Poojary has released a statement that Mr. Siddaramaiah will inaugurate Mangalore Dasara at Kudroli Sri Gokarnanatha Temple on 27th September at 6.30pm. Meanwhile, the Dasara celebrations is being take place in the city from past two decades.UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi has inaugurated Mangalore Dasara celebrations in 2012 and 2013, it was Sri Kshetra Dharmastala dharmadhikari D Veerendra Heggade, who had launched the festival. Chief minister Siddaramaiah said he is excited to be part of the Mangalore Dasara celebrations next month and festival will be as vibrant as ever this year. Temples in Mangalore including Sri Mangaladevi Temple will celebrate Navaratri, but the festival at Kudroli Temple holds its own significance being celebrated as Mangalore Dasara celebrations. It will attract several thousand people from all around the state and parts of South India to take part in the Mangalore Dasara celebrations ends on tenth day festival at Kudroli Temple.
The flood situation in Assam continues to remain grim, suffers an average loss of Rs 200 crore every year due to devastating floods with nearly 40 per cent of the state declared as flood-prone by the state government. Meanwhile, the two rivers in Janji river at Teok in Jorhat district of upper Assam and the Brahmaputra river was flowing above the danger level at several places. According to sources around 4.70 lakh people have been evacuated from 15 districts in Assam affected areas by the floods. On Tuesday, 899 villages are under 42 revenue circles in Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhemaji, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Sivsagar, Morigaon, Dibrugarh, Kamrup, Karbi Anglong, Dhubri, Golaghat, Nagaon and Nalbari districts are under flood waters. However, around 80,000 people are living in 87 relief camps set up by the district administration and crops over 33,000 hectares had been spoiled. According to the Inland Water Department (IWT), the flood water has been increasing in Brahmaputra river and it is flowing over very high level at Jorhat, Tezpur, Goalpara and Dhubri. The water levels are still concern of Dhansiri and Jia Bharali rivers at Numaligarh in Golaghat. Kopili and Beki rivers are flowing above danger levels at Nagaon and in Barpeta districts.
Assembly by-elections will held on Thursday for 18 Assembly seats in four States Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar. However, BJP believes to lead its gains from the Lok Sabha elections. It is going to be the first big political war since the general elections three months ago, where by-elections are held for three seats each in Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh and two seats in Punjab. Bharatiya Janata Party stands for nine seats, the Congress five, the Rashtriya Janata Dal for three and the Janata Dal (United) for one seat. Meanwhile, In Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party BJP has grabbed best results in the Lok Sabha elections, where the by-elections will put a lot of pressure to the JD(U), the RJD and the Congress.In Karnataka, Chief Minister K. Siddaramaiah’ and BJP national Vice-President B S Yeddyurappa will face big task, while In Bihar the new alliance of Nitish Kumar’s Janata Dal United and Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal will test today in by-election ahead of state elections next year.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and BJP national Vice-President B S Yeddyurappa will face big challenge in the by-elections to three Assembly seats in Karnataka, which it will be the first electoral showdown after the Lok Sabha polls.According to sources CM Siddaramaiah is looking under pressure to show best results in three Assembly seats in Karnataka as Congress had failed to repeat successes in the 2013 Assembly polls in Lok Sabha elections. Mr Yeddyurappa is looking aggressive as his son B Y Raghavendra is contesting from Shikaripura, where he was represented before vacating his election to Lok Sabha from Shimoga. Yeddyurappa had won seven occasions so far from Shikaripura since 1983 and lost only once.Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimappa insists that state government is not living up to high prospects and there is no difference between past and present BJP governments.
Bangalore has been developing as a major hub for IT resources, where the real estate market in the city attracted the maximum private equity (PE) investment in the first half of 2014 in India, where it has overtaken the national capital Delhi and commercial capital Mumbai says reports. Bangalore real estate market saw PE investments raised almost 20 times year-on-year to Rs 2,005 crore, where the city had received PE investments worth Rs 103 crore in the first six months of 2013. Meanwhile the high demand for office spaces in major regions and less demand for residential property. Mumbai has got investments worth Rs 1,140 crore, Delhi-NCR received Rs 490 crore and Chennai carries with Rs 200 crore during the same period. Piramal Fund Management Director Khushru Jijina said it is most comfortable to undertake new projects as the ticket size is reasonable in Bangalore and Piramal Fund is eyeing to invest around Rs 300 to 400 crore per deal in the city compared with Rs 100 crore earlier.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced inviting new ideas from the people to set up the planning commission replacement begins on Tuesday, after announcing the closure of Planning Commission from the ramparts of the Red Fort during his maiden Independence Day address to the nation on 15th August. Modi has tweeted on his Official account on Tuesday that inviting you to share your ideas on what shape the new Institution to replace the Planning Commission can take. Meanwhile the government also planning to create a special open forum on the website mygov.nic.in for your suggestions on the new institution says Modi.Narendra Modi also tweeted that We envision the proposed Institution as one that caters to the aspirations of 21st century India and strengthens participation of the States. The new commission will serve by five members’ think-tank, which it will led by Suresh Prabhu. Modi has given a statement that We want a new body with a new soul to think about giving a new shape to the Planning Commission, where the new institute will begin working in place of Planning Commission.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced that immediate action will take to fill up of vacant posts 11,778 in primary and high schools and pre-university colleges. Siddaramaiah insists that the Central government has ordered to upgrade 66 primary schools to high schools this year and Tele-education program will be implemented in 1,000 rural schools in co-ordination with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. The total of 9,511 teachers in primary schools, 1,137 in high schools and 1,130 in pre-university colleges are likely to be filled said Siddaramaiah on the 68th Independence Day in Bangalore. He added State Government is planning to provide education for everyone and around 1.68 lakh children has found out of school, which 99,000 children have been brought into various schools to assure education.Chief Minister also planning that the government intended to open generic drug stores across the state and taluk headquarters to provide drugs and medicines to patients at low cost. Siddaramaiah said Ayush Pushti Nutritious Biscuits will be provided to school children in angan wadis in Bagalkot and Bijapur districts. Meanwhile, under Rajiv Gandhi Rural Electrification Scheme over 1.16 lakh houses are belonging to below poverty line in nine districts, which it will be finished in six months.