Narendra Modi Office has apparently sent wish list to all the ministers saying Christmas this year, which the PMO has released a statement that Good Governance Day will be considered as a working day for the NDA government. NDA Government is likely to celebrate former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's 90th birthday as Good Governance Day, where PMO has released wish list with a detailed plan for the day to follow. The PMO statement hints all the ministers and MPs are likely to visit sensitive districts and organize programs on good governance and sanitation on Thursday December 25. According to sources, the events also includes seminars with eminent speakers, e-governance camps and promoting digital literacy. On December 25, NDA Government has marked as Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana Diwas by ministry of rural development and Suhshasan Diwas by ministry of culture and tourism. Narendra Modi announced that all ministries are likely to make important announcements to mark the celebration of BJP Senior leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee birthday. PMO wish list also focus more on promoting physical, social and economic infrastructure, while skill development is going to be taken up on a large scale across India.
Live Assembly poll results: Counting has been began on Tuesday morning in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, where the Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in both the states. It has turnout in the multi-cornered contests to elect their assemblies. According to sources, In Jharkhand, Narendra Modi led Government BJP alliance is likely leading to a clear number one position, while in Jammu and Kashmir PDP is slightly ahead of its rivals. The People's Democratic Party (PDP) led by Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will be the single-largest party in a hung Jammu and Kashmir assembly, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) records its highest-ever tally in its first attempt to capture the state. According to reports, Jharkhand (23/81) Bharatiya Janata Party has been leading with 13, Congress 2, JMM 4 and JVM 2. In Jammu and Kashmir (60/87), PDP leads with 25, BJP 19, Congress 6, National Conference 8, Others 2. Meanwhile, the BJP's 'Mission 44' is likely to face difficult challenge to form government in the state. In J&K, BJP candidates has grabbed early leads in Reasi, Ramnagar constituencies, while former Deputy CM, Congress leader Tara Chand leading from Chamb region.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been undergoing breathing exercise without any problem on Sunday, where she has been recovering from lower respiratory tract infection. Sonia Gandhi was feeling better and her condition is stable at the moment said Dr Arup Kumar Basu, senior consultant and chairman, department of respiratory medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. 68-year-old Sonia Gandhi condition will be reviewed on Monday morning and she is looking good with lower respiratory. Meanwhile, Gandhi was admitted in the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday night around 08:30 pm with lower respiratory tract infection and breathing difficulty. The doctors has not announced any official details over Gandhi’s discharge from the hospital and next health report is likely to release on Monday afternoon.
Jammu & Kashmir Assembly Elections 2014: The Assembly exit poll results of Jammu and Kashmir are likely increasing the hopes of Bharatiya Janata Party to take control of the state for the first time. Jammu and Kashmir have been recorded its highest voter turn-out in assembly elections from past 25 years, which it was estimated around 65 per cent of voters casting their votes in the final and fifth phase of polling wrapped up on Saturday.According to sources, the exit poll results is likely to make some worry in BJP camp, as party needs to win as many seats to take the power. A total of 44 assembly seats required to form Jammu and Kashmir government. The 87-seats in the Jammu & Kashmir state assembly are consist in three regions Jammu (37), Kashmir (46) and Ladakh (4). Meanwhile, BJP is likely to perform well in Jammu and Ladakh region to take the power, as both the regions are packed with Hindu-dominated supporters. To grab the majority, Modi-led BJP is going to need some seats from the Kashmir region as well. The exit poll results of Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Elections 2014 will be announce on December 23.
Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah has released a statement that the Hero Motocorp company is likely return back to Dharwad in Karnataka instead of Hyderabad. CM has denied reports of losing industries to neighboring state Andhra Pradesh and other states in India. Siddaramaiah said that Karnataka government will not miss any opportunity to attract industries to the state. Siddaramaiah also invited industrialists from Maharashtra to discuss their units in his state, which he wants to help to get an estimated amount of Rs 2,500 crore as investments. He added around 1,486 industrialists from Kolhapur district of the neighboring state, which they have asked permission to the government to allot them 1,726 acres of land to establish their units in the state, especially Belagavi. The industrial units is expecting to create 20,000 jobs to people living in the Karnataka state, Siddaramaiah said in a statement here on Wednesday. Siddaramaiah is going to meet industrial department soon in a high profile meeting and some industrial associations based in Kolhapur and he had promised them of necessary infrastructure.
Umar Mansoor was the mastermind for the Army school carnage in Peshawar on Tuesday, which killed 141 people, including 132 children. The 36-year-old Umar Mansoor was the father of three and it has emerged a tragic massacre of Peshawar school attack. However, Umar Mansoor is also well known as 'Nary', a Pashto word for 'Slim', which it was revealed himself as the mastermind of the Peshawar school attack in a new video released by the Taliban. Umar Mansoor has described the group's action. The video shows if our women and children die as martyrs, your children will not escape. We are going to fight against you people in such a style that you attack us and we will take revenge on innocents. Meanwhile, the video also identifying Umar Mansoor as the mastermind was posted on their website on Thursday on a platform frequently used by the Taliban. Mansoor also defined the purpose of targeting the Peshawar army school, stating that these ‘institutions prepare for those army generals, brigadiers and majors, but the killer of innocent Muslims of tribal regions. According to sources, Umar Mansoor have studied at a school in Islamabad, later he had attended a madrassa. He also worked with his brothers as a laborer in Karachi before joining the Taliban in 2007.
Live Assembly Polling: Voting has begin on Saturday early morning at 07:00 AM for the fifth and final stage of the assembly polls on 20 seats of Jammu and Kashmir and 16 seats of Jharkhand all over six districts amid of tight security deployment.Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand is going to try his luck in 20 seats spread over three districts of Jammu amid a strong security deployment. Around 213 candidates, including Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Ministers Sham Lal Sharma, Raman Bhalla, Manohar Lal Sharma, Ajay Sadhotra, former MP and ministers Lal Singh, Talib Hussain (both BJP) and Jitendra Babu Singh and former Deputy Speaker Hyder Malik will see their fate out in the final and fifth phase.In Jharkhand balloting will take place in 16 of the 81 assembly constituencies in fifth phase polling, where 36 lakh voters, including more than 17 lakh women, which it will decide the fate of 208 candidates 16 of them women.
Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi was rushed to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi as she suffered an respiratory tract infection in the lower respiratory tract. According to Sources, Sonia Gandhi has been suffering from chest pain on Thursday night around 08:30pm and she was rushed to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, while her condition was stable says Hospital official. 68-year-old Sonia Gandhi was admitted under the care of Arup Kumar Basu, senior consultant in the chest medicine department, where the Hospital official insists that the chest problem was quite common in the winter season. According to sources, Sonia Gandhi was underwent a successful surgery at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and she spent around five weeks in United States in 2011. Congress president was also admitted to AIIMS Delhi last year, when the Lok Sabha session was in progress to pass the Food Security Bill. Sir Ganga Ram Hospital official Basu has been leading a team of doctors, who are closely supervising Sonia Gandhi health.
Pakistan Government is likely to challenge against top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, where he was accused of plotting the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai in 2008. According to sources, Pakistan Government believes it was a strong case against Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. However, it was shocking for everyone at granting of bail to the main accuser of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi by a Pakistani court, which two days after the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) terrorists killed over 130 Army School children in Peshawar earlier this week. India Home Minister Rajnath Singh has blamed Pakistan Government for the bail granted to Mumbai terror attacks accused person Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, said in statement that it is going to be some shortcomings on the part of the prosecution in taking forward the case. He added Pakistan Government should appeal in a higher court and cancel the bail. Meanwhile, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was granted bail by an anti-terror court in Islamabad on Thursday, the court said the prosecution has failed to provide evidence against him and other seven people arrested in the Mumbai attacks trial in Pakistan in 2009.
One of the world's most-wanted men, Hafiz Saeedm blamed India for the ruthless massacre of children at a Pakistan Army school on Tuesday. He vowed for a similar revenge on India. In regards to this, the Union home ministry has issued high alert to the state governments and warned that 26/11 Mumbai kind of attacks could take place at public places like schools, colleges and hotels.According to the Intelligence reports, two unspecified hotel lobbies in New Delhi and unspecified area on the highway of New Delhi and Agra are the targets of terrorists and they might occur during the Republic Day celebrations when US President Barack Obama will make a visit. The Indian government is working with international security agencies across the world to provide highly tightened security to the US President which is bounded by bilateral relations between the two countries. A team of US has already arrived and checked places like Taj Mahal recently, so we can expect Obama at the World's Heritage structure.- TVR
At one hand, IIT students across the country are getting offers in global IT companies with fancy pay scales, a professor from the institute of the Guwahati branch was arrested for allegedly raping a office assistant. Going into the story, dean of academic affairs, Professor Aloke Kumar Ghoshal of the Chemical Engineering department was arrested by the police after his office assistant filed a complaint against him. The police filed a case against the Professor under Section 376(2)(b) of the Indian Penal Code [public servant taking advantage of his official position and committing rape on a woman] and arrested the accused Professor for a thorough probe on the allegations. However, the victim, office assistant filed a complaint 11 days after the alleged incident happened and the police too did not mention the date when was the complaint was lodged.- TVR
Peshawar school attack: Six Tehreek-i-Taliban terrorists have held around 500 school students and several teachers of Pakistan Army run public school in Peshawar on Tuesday. As per sources, the Taliban terrorists has been wearing army fatigues Warsak Road and begin indiscriminate firing and set fire to vehicles before entering into Pakistan Army school premises. Peshawar Police official insists that the Army school has been roped off, with a rescue operation under progress. A Pakistan hospital has released a statement that 12 children dead and 40 injured in the attack, as many as in the operation theatre, who are in critical condition, undergoing treatment said Lady Reading hospital official Ejaz Khan. Several school children have escaped from the back gate. According to sources, One of students said during fourth period under progress when they heard firing, later a Army officer told us to escape through back gate. Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani has released a statement that his group was responsible for the attack in Army school and our suicide bombers have entered into the school and they have instructions not to harm any of the children, but target only Pakistan army personnel.