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Evening News

2030 HRS
19.05.2022

THE HEADLINES:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in Quad Leaders' Summit in Tokyo on 24th of this month; To also engage in bilateral meetings with Quad leaders.

  • India is the new hope of the world amidst global turmoil, says Prime Minister at Yuva Shivir’ organised by Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Vadodara.

  • Union Home Minster Amit Shah addresses International Seminar organised by Delhi University; Says, Universities should not become battlegrounds for ideological conflicts.

  • Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya says, India turned crisis into an opportunity to augment Tuberculosis elimination activities by launching new initiatives.

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur stresses on India's ability to become content hub of world and preferred destination for post-production hub of films.

  • Supreme Court sentences former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu to one-year rigorous imprisonment in 1988 road rage case.

  • In Mathura, District and Sessions Court allows plea by Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust and other private parties to seek ownership of Shahi Idgah Mosque land.

  • Former Punjab Congress Chief Sunil Jakhar joins BJP.

  • Incessant rain continues in Arunachal Pradesh putting normal life out of gear across the State.

  • In Hockey India Sub-Junior Women's National Championship, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh enter the semifinals in Imphal.

  • And in IPL Cricket, Gujarat Titans were 80 for 3 in 11.3 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai when reports last came in. 

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the Quad Leaders' Summit in Tokyo on the 24th of this month at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. US President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison along with the Japanese Prime Minister will participate in the Summit. Briefing media in New Delhi this evening, External Affairs Ministry Spokesman Arindam Bagchi said, the Summit in Tokyo is the fourth interaction of Quad Leaders since their first virtual meeting in March last year. He said, the forthcoming Quad Summit provides an opportunity to the leaders to exchange views about developments in the Indo-Pacific region and contemporary global issues of mutual interest. The leaders will review progress of Quad Initiatives and Working Groups, identify new areas of cooperation and provide strategic guidance and vision for future collaborations.

Prime Minister Modi will have a bilateral meeting with his Japanese counterpart. The meeting will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to carry forward their conversations from the 14th India Japan Annual Summit which was held in March this year in New Delhi.

During the visit, Mr Modi will participate in business events with Japanese business leaders. He will also address and interact with the Indian community in Japan. The Prime Minister will hold bilateral meeting with US President Joe Biden. The two leaders are expected to review the India-US Strategic Partnership and follow up on discussions held during Prime Minister's bilateral meeting with the US President last September.  

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Yuva Shivir at Karelibaug at Vadodara in Gujarat through video conferencing today. Shree Swaminarayan Temple of Kundaldham and Shree Swaminarayan Temple at Karelibaug in Vadodara organised the Shivir.

Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said, India is the new hope of the world today amidst the global turmoil. Mr Modi said,  today we are taking a collective resolve for making efforts to build a new India. He said, the world is looking towards India with a new hope for peace in the midst of global unrest and conflicts. He said,  a new India is with new identity and forward-looking with ancient traditions. Mr Modi said, constant character-building in every generation is the basis of every society. He said, such a new India should give direction to  entire mankind. 

   

Mr. Modi said, we are showing the path of Yoga and the power of Ayurveda to the entire humanity. He said, we are emerging as a nation looking forward to a new future from software to space. 

       

Mr. Modi said, from delivering vaccines and medicines to the world in the midst of the Corona crisis, we have created hope of a self-reliant India amidst scattered supply chains.

Praising the Swaminarayan temples and their saints for organizing this Sanskar Abhyuday Shivir, Prime Minister Modi said that it will bring the Abhyuday of our culture and our nation. He said that the aim and impact of this shivir will glow in the presence of the saints. He said this shivir is being organized at a time when the nation is celebrating Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said that the Universities should become the platform for exchange of views and not a space for ideological battles. He said this while addressing an International Seminar on Revisiting the ideas of India from Swaraj to New India organised by Delhi University today. He said, any ideology can flourish by debate and discussion alone.

Mr. Shah lauded the National Education Policy saying, it is the first such Education Policy that has not been opposed by anyone and welcomed by all.  Mr Shah highlighted several achievements of the Narendra Modi Government saying, India has become the third largest start-up ecosystem in the world today. He said, India did not have its own Defence Policy before 2014 and even if it existed, it was under the shadow of the Foreign Policy. He asserted that by carrying out surgical and air strikes, India showed the meaning of Defence Policy. The Home Minister said, India wants good relations with every country, but it will not compromise with its border.

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Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya today said, India turned crisis into an opportunity to augment Tuberculosis elimination activities by launching new initiatives like ‘bi-directional testing’ of TB with COVID, use of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Tools. He was addressing the 35th Board meeting of the Stop TB Partnership through video-conference. The Minister informed that a new initiative, 'Adopt people with TB' will be launched this year, based on Indian values of collectivism.

Dr Mandaviya announced that starting later this year, the Government will introduce a newly approved 'Made in India' TB infection skin test called ‘c-TB’. He stated that this cost-effective tool will be of immense benefit to other high burden countries as well.

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External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar today participated in the BRICS Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. He highlighted eight key points during the meeting. Dr Jaishankar said, we must not only seek socio-economic recovery from the COVID pandemic, but also create resilient and reliable supply chains. He said, knock-on effects of the Ukraine conflict have led to sharp increases in the costs of energy, food and commodities and this must be mitigated for the sake of the developing world.

The External Affairs Minister said, BRICS has repeatedly affirmed respect for sovereign equality, territorial integrity and international law and we must live up to these commitments. He said, BRICS should unanimously and specifically support UN Security Council reform. Dr Jaishankar said, together, we should press for credible commitment of resources by developed nations for climate action and climate justice. He said, BRICS must display zero tolerance for terrorism, especially cross border terrorism.  

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The External Affairs Ministry today said, India has continued to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, particularly supplies of wheat, medicines and vaccines. Replying to a query on reopening of Indian Embassy in Kabul, Ministry Spokesman Arindam Bagchi said,

On food security, the Spokesman said, there has been an unjustified hike in the food prices. He said, India is committed to ensuring that such adverse impact on food security is effectively mitigated and the vulnerable are cushioned against such changes. He pointed out that India announced some measures regarding wheat export on the 13th of May which allow export on the basis of approvals to those country who needed to meet their food security demands. He said, this policy will ensure that India truly responds to those who are in need. Mr Bagchi said, it is necessary to adequately appreciate the importance of equity, affordability and accessibility of food grains. He said, India has always been supportive and helped its partners in distress even during COVID. He said, India's measures on wheat exports should be seen from that context.

Replying to a query on US Special Envoy Uzra Zeya's visit, Mr Bagchi said, she met senior officials of the Indian Government.

 

On reports of another Chinese bridge at Pangong Lake, the Spokesman said, the situation is being monitored and talks are on with the Chinese side.

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Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said the Amritsar-Jamnagar Greenfield Corridor is being constructed in  full capacity. This corridor is one of the most important Greenfield Corridors being developed by the National Highways Authority of India. He said, the entire corridor is targeted to be completed by September next year. In a series of tweets, Mr Gadkari informed the Bikaner to Jodhpur section of 277 kilometres is targeted to be completed and opened to the public by the end of this year.

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Minister of State for Science and Technology Dr Jitendra Singh today said, the Leather industry in India will aim at net-zero carbon footprint to meet the environmental norms. He was speaking at the Platinum Jubilee Celebrations of the Central Leather Research Institute, a research centre under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Chennai. He said, the new vision for the leather sector for the next twenty-five years would be on sustainability, total recyclability, income parity for workers and brand building.

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The Centre has decided to lift the Price Capping of Raw Jute with effect from tomorrow. The price cap of six thousand 500 rupees per quintal for TD5 grade of raw jute was fixed from the 30th of September last year on purchase of raw jute by the Jute Mills and other end users. The decision was taken after careful examination of the market dynamics of raw jute trade.

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The Supreme Court today sentenced former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu to one-year rigorous imprisonment in a 1988 road rage case, in which Patiala resident Gurnam Singh had died. However, a Bench of Justice A. M. Khanwilkar and Justice S. K. Kaul rejected the plea for imposing culpable homicide amounting to murder under section 304 A of the Indian Penal Code.   

Mr Sidhu will be taken into custody by Punjab Police as per the order. Sidhu was earlier let off with a fine of 1,000 rupees. Now, the maximum possible punishment under Section 323 of the IPC has been awarded to him.

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In Mathura, the District and Sessions Court today allowed a plea by the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust and other private parties seeking ownership of the land in which the Shahi Idgah Mosque is built. The discussion with respect to acceptance of the plea was going on for the last one and a half year.    

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Former Punjab Congress Chief Sunil Jakhar today joined the BJP. He was inducted into the Party in the presence of BJP President J P Nadda in New Delhi. Welcoming him in the Party, Mr Nadda said, Mr Jakhar is an experienced political leader who has made a name for himself during his political career and he will play a big role in strengthening the BJP in Punjab. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Jakhar said, he had broken the 50-year-old ties with the Congress over  issues of nationalism, unity and brotherhood in Punjab.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the meeting of national office bearers of the Bharatiya Janata Party to be held in Jaipur tomorrow through video conferencing. He will also address the Party delegates on this occasion. Party President J. P. Nadda reached Jaipur this evening for the meeting. Apart from Mr Nadda, many other representatives have also reached the State capital. It will be followed by a meeting of State Organisation Secretaries of all the States on Saturday.

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Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur has stressed on India's ability to become the content hub of the world and preferred destination for post-production hub of films. He said, the Government policies are aimed at boosting India's media and entertainment ecosystem which is expected to generate 53 billion dollars annually.

Speaking during the India Forum on India-The Content Hub of the World, Mr. Thakur said, Indian cinema has been entertaining not only Indians but global viewers as well.

Mr. Thakur said, the Government has taken several initiatives in the last eight years to boost co-production and film shoots in the country. The Government has set up the Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comic  task force comprising industry leaders to prepare a policy roadmap for India to take  a quantum leap in this sector, he added. He said, steps have been taken to preserve the cinematic heritage of the country through digitisation. He said, there is a huge potential in the OTT market and the country is expected to grow at 21 per cent annually in this sector.

"FSSAI has launched food safety connect app for Food Business Operators and Consumers. Download this app from Google Play Store and easily apply for FSSAI registration. Consumer can use this app to register food related complaints."

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In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Pulwama District Magistrate Baseer-ul-Haq Choudhary said today, the Administration is primarily focusing on incorporating suggestions of the youth in its Development Plan from the next year. In an exclusive interview with AIR News, he said, the aim is that their ideas and aspirations get adequately reflected in Vision India at 2047 which is a blueprint for making the country one of the world’s top three economies and bring India closer to developed nation status by the 100th year of the Independence.

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Meanwhile, the top brass of Army, Police and Intelligence Agencies today reviewed the security situation, ahead of Machail Yatra and Shri Amartnath pilgrimage. Our correspondent reports that a security review meeting was  chaired today by General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of White Knight Corps Lt. General Manjinder Singh at Nagrota in Jammu which was attended by Additional Director General of Police, Jammu Zone Mukesh Singh and senior officials of various Intelligence Agencies in the region.

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Sikkim Minister for Power and Labour M. N. Sherpa expressed satisfaction on the increasing number of entrepreneurs coming up from different parts of Sikkim with different products to become self-employed and self-reliant. While inaugurating the Sikkim Organic Food Summit (SOFS) today, Mr. Sherpa said, the State Government has been supporting the youth with start-up and other schemes to promote entrepreneurship. The SOFS was organised by the State Commerce and Industries Department and supported by the Union Ministry of Food Processing Industries in Gangtok. On the occasion, Mr Sherpa also inaugurated a Food Fair-cum-Exhibition of products marketed by Self-Help Groups and interacted with entrepreneurs from across the State.

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Renowned lyricist, veteran journalist and language movement activist of Bangladesh Abdul Gaffar Chowdhury passed away at the age of 88 in London. Chowdhury was the lyricist of the soul stirring song ‘Amar Bhaiyer Rokte Rangano Ekushe February, Ami Ki Bhulite Pari’ meaning ‘Can we ever forget the 21st February stained with the blood of our brothers?’

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All India Radio News has crossed yet another milestone in social Media. It’s twitter handle @airnewsalerts has achieved three million followers on the social media platform.

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In Hockey India Sub-Junior Women's National Championship, which is going on in Imphal, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have entered into the semifinal round this evening.

 In the first quarter-final match, Haryana beat Mizoram 4-1 while Uttar Pradesh defeated Chandigarh 5-nil in the second quarter- final. Madhya Pradesh beat Maharastra 2-1 in the third quarter final  while  Jharkhand registered a thumping 4-1 victory over Punjab in the fourth and last quarterfinal clash.

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In IPL Cricket, Gujarat Titans were 121 for 3 in 15.5 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai when the reports last came in. Earlier, Gujarat Titans won the toss and elected to bat. 

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The Sensex and the Nifty today witnessed losses of more than two and half per cent. Both indices fell amid negative cues from global share markets. A report from the business desk- 

 

 "The Sensex plunged 1416 points or 2.61 per cent to finish at 52,792 while the Nifty declined 431 points or 2.65 per cent to settled at 15,809.

  At the forex market, the rupee weakened 14 paise against the US dollar. The domestic currency was closed at 77 rupees and 73 paise against the American Unit.

Gold prices added 230 rupees at Multi-Commodity Exchange for June contracts. The precious metal was trading at 50,450 rupees per 10 grams.

And... Oil prices fell more than one and half per cent. In intra-day trade, Brent crude was trading at around 107 dollars and 30 cents per barrel. RAJESH LAIKH For AIR News."

 

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India Metereological Department has said that advancement of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of South and Central Bay of Bengal and some parts of South Arabian Sea is likely during the next two days.There will be a wet spell over Northwest India from the  22nd to 24th of this month.

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Most parts of Kerala experienced respite from rain since this afternoon, after reeling under hours of continuous downpour last night. However, an overcast sky prevailed in most places.

The Met Department said, isolated heavy to very heavy rain is likely in the districts of Ernakulam, Thrissur and Malappuram  tomorrow, where an orange alert has been issued.

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In flood-hit Assam, a 20-member team of National Disaster Response Force has been deployed to Dima Hasao district to carry out search and rescue operations. Official sources said that essential food items have been airdropped in worst-affected Barak valley and Dima Hasao district.  Two senior Ministers Parimal Suklbaidya and Ashok Singhal are camping at Barak valley to monitor the situation.

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Incessant rain continues in Arunachal Pradesh putting normal life out of gear across the State. According to official records, as of now, in 33 villages of 14 districts and about 3,000 people have been affected by heavy rain.

Chief Minister Pema Khandu today convened a meeting on monsoon preparedness with all concerned departments including the State Disaster Response Force and National Disaster Response Force in Itanagar. Mr. Khandu stressed on a robust advance warning system so that people can be warned in advance and loss of lives avoided.

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Now, let us have a look at the weather forecast for tomorrow.

The National Capital Delhi is likely to have a partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder lightning. The temperature will hover between 29 and 42 degrees Celsius.

Mumbai will have a generally cloudy sky. The temperature will hover between 28 and 34 degrees Celsius.

Chennai is likely to have a generally cloudy sky with light rain. Temperature will hover between 28 and 35 degrees Celsius.

Kolkata is expected to have a partly cloudy sky with possibility of development of thunder lightning. The minimum temperature will be around 29 degrees Celsius while the maximum is expected to be 35 degrees. 

Srinagar is expected to have a partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm or dust storm.The temperature is likely to hover between 14 and 26 degrees Celsius.

 Jammu will have a mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards afternoon or evening. The minimum temperature will be around 25 degrees Celsius while the maximum of around 39 degrees.    

Leh and Gilgit will have a generally cloudy sky.

  Muzaffarabad will have partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm or dust storm.

Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and Bengaluru will have a generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers or dust storm.

 Guwahati, Imphal, Shillong, Aizwal, Agartala and Kohima are expected to have generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers.

 Itanagar will have a generally cloudy sky with intermittent rainfall.

Gangtok is expected to have a generally cloudy sky with heavy rain.

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India’s COVID vaccination coverage has crossed 191 crore 91 lakh today. More than more than 13 lakh vaccine doses were administered during the day. The Union Health Ministry said, more than four crore 57 lakh vaccine doses have been administered to children belonging to the age group of 12 to 14 years so far. Over three crore eighteen lakh precautionary doses have been administered to the identified categories of beneficiaries including Health Care Workers, Front Line Workers and people above 18 years of age.

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AND NOW BEFORE WE END THE BULLETIN,

THE HEADLINES ONCE AGAIN

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in Quad Leaders' Summit in Tokyo on 24th of this month; To also engage in bilateral meetings with Quad leaders.

  • India is the new hope of world amidst global turmoil, says Prime Minister at Yuva Shivir’ organised by Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Vadodara.

  • Union Home Minster Amit Shah addresses International Seminar organised by Delhi University; Says, Universities should not become battlegrounds for ideological conflicts.

  • Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya says, India turned crisis into an opportunity to augment Tuberculosis elimination activities by launching new initiatives.

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur stresses on India's ability to become content hub of world and preferred destination for post-production hub of films.

  • Supreme Court sentences former Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu to one-year rigorous imprisonment in 1988 road rage case.

  • In Mathura, District and Sessions Court allows plea by Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust and other private parties to seek ownership of Shahi Idgah Mosque land.

  • Former Punjab Congress Chief Sunil Jakhar joins BJP.

  • Incessant rain continues in Arunachal Pradesh putting normal life out of gear across the State.

  • In Hockey India Sub-Junior Women's National Championship, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh enter into semifinals in Imphal.

  • And in IPL Cricket, Gujarat Titans were 122 for 3 in 16 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai when reports last came in.

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AND WITH THAT WE END THE EVENING NEWS.

GOOD NIGHT! 

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