٭ وزیر اعظم نے ’ایک ضلع ایک پروڈکٹ‘ اسکیم کو بڑھاوا دینے اور اُمنگوں والے ضلعوں کو مزید فروغ دینے پر زور دیا            ٭ وزیر داخلہ اور بی جے پی صدر آج سے آسام کا دورہ کررہے ہیں، جہاں وہ مختلف پروگراموں میں شرکت کریں گے            ٭ لوک سبھا کے اسپیکر نے ضابطوں پر مبنی بین الاقوامی نظام کے تئیں بھارت کی حمایت کو دوہرایا            ٭ نیوزی لینڈ نے کہا ہے کہ وہ بھارت کو اپنے سب سے اہم ساجھیدار ملکوں میں سے ایک مانتا ہے            ٭ بین الاقوامی شمسی اتحاد کی پانچویں اسمبلی اس مہینے کی سترہ تاریخ سے نئی دلّی میں ہوگی           
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Midday News

1400 HRS
14.08.2022

THE HEADLINES:


  • President Droupadi Murmu to address the nation on the eve of  76th Independence Day this evening.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses joy at amazing response to the Har Ghar Tiranga movement; Says this is a great way to mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

  • All India Radio to begin special programme series Azad Bharat Ki Baat - Akashvani ke Saath from tomorrow to showcase country's journey since independence.

  • One thousand and 82 Police personnel awarded Police Medals on occasion of Independence Day.

  • Partition Horror Remembrance Day being observed today to commemorate the victims during partition of India in 1947.

  • Veteran stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away; Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses grief.

  • Himachal Pradesh assembly passes bill against forced mass conversion.

  • World's highest single arch railway bridge on Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir gets Golden Joint.

  • And, India's star shuttler PV Sindhu pulled out of World Badminton Championships due to stress fracture on left foot.


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President Droupadi Murmu will address the nation on the eve of the 76th Independence Day today. The address will be broadcast from 7 PM on the entire national network of All India Radio and telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in Hindi followed by the English version.


Broadcast of the address in Hindi and English on Doordarshan will be followed by broadcast in regional languages by regional channels of Doordarshan. AIR will broadcast the regional language versions at 9:30 PM on its regional network.


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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed joy at the amazing response to the Har Ghar Tiranga movement. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, record participation is being seen from people across different walks of life. He added, this is a great way to mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Prime Minister also asked everyone to share their photos with the Tiranga on harghartiranga.com.


Har Ghar Tiranga campaign which started yesterday received overwhelming response all over the country. The campaign is aimed at motivating people to bring the Indian National Flag home and hoist it to mark 75 years of India's Independence. The campaign has been initiated as part of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav,' to run till August the 15th. 


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Today is Partition Horror Remembrance Day. It commemorates the victims and sufferings of people during the Partition of India in 1947.


In a fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives due to the partition of the nation and were displaced from their roots, the Government had last year decided to observe 14th August every year as the day to commemorate their sacrifice.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that partition’s pains can never be forgotten. Millions of our sisters and brothers were displaced and many lost their lives due to mindless hate and violence. In memory of the struggles and sacrifices of our people, 14th of August will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. To observe the day, BJP national president JP Nadda will participate in a silent march in New Delhi today evening. The silent march will begin from Jantar Mantar and conclude at Connaught Place’s A Block. 


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Home Minister Amit Shah today bowed to the lakhs of people who suffered the brunt of Partition in 1947 on the occasion of Partition Horrors Remembrance Day. In a series of tweets, Mr Shah said, Partition of the country in 1947 is that inhuman chapter of Indian history which can never be forgotten. He said, the violence and hatred of Partition claimed millions of lives and displaced innumerable people. He added that this Day will remind the young generation about the torture and pain suffered by the people during Partition and will continue to inspire countrymen to maintain peace and harmony in the country.


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A total of one thousand 82 Police personnel have been awarded Police Medals on the occasion of the Independence Day, 2022. 3hundred and 47 personnel were awarded Police Medal for Gallantry, 87 with President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 648 personnel were awarded Police Medal for Meritorious Service. 109 CRPF personnel and 108 Jammu and Kashmir the Police personnel have been awarded Police Medal for Gallantry.


Seven personnel have been awarded the President’s Correctional Service Medal for Distinguished Service and 38 personnel have been given the Correctional Service Medal for Meritorious Service.


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President’s Medal for Gallantry and President’s Medal for Distinguished Services as well as Gallantry Medal and Meritorious Services Medals are awarded to the personnel of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on Republic Day and Independence Day each year. On the occasion of the Independence Day, 55 personnel have been awarded Fire Service Medals.


Out of this, Fire Service Medal for Gallantry has been awarded to 11 personnel for their acts of valour and gallantry. President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service has been awarded to 6 personnel and Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service awarded to 38 personnel.


In addition, 46 personnel have been awarded Home Guard and Civil Defence Medals on the occasion of the Independence Day.


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The Nation will celebrate its 76th year of Independence tomorrow. India is celebrating ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, marking 75 years of Independence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat in March last year. The celebrations will continue till 15th of August 2023.


The Prime Minister will lead the nation in celebrating the Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi tomorrow. He will hoist the National Flag and deliver the customary Address to the Nation. 


Delhi Police has made elaborate security arrangements in the national capital in view of the 76th Independence Day. Special arrangements have been made in and around Red Fort, from where the Prime Minister will address the nation. Over ten thousand police personnel will be deployed in the National Capital to ensure fool-proof security arrangements.


For the convenience of public and for security reasons, certain traffic restrictions have been imposed around the Red Fort tomorrow. As many as eight roads will be closed for general traffic from 4 am to 10 am. These include Netaji Subhash Marg from Delhi Gate to Chatta Rail, Lothian Road from GPO Delhi to Chatta Rail, SP Mukherjee Marg from HC Sen Marg to Yamuna Bazar Chowk, Chandni Chowk Road from Fountain Chowk to Red Fort and Ring Road from Rajghat to ISBT. Only those vehicles with a valid pass issued by Delhi traffic police will be permitted. In its advisory, Delhi Police said that roads around Noida Border, Loni, Singhu, Ghazipur, Badarpur, Safia, Maharajpur, Aya Nagar, Rajokri, Kalandi Kunj and Tikri borders will be closed for the movement of commercial and transport vehicles from 10 PM today to 11 AM tomorrow.


Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has also said that parking facilities will not be available at the Metro stations from 6 AM today till 2 PM tomorrow in view of the security measures adopted on the occasion of Independence Day. It said, the Metro train services will, however, continue to run as per the normal schedule.


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On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Governor of Rajasthan Kalraj Mishra has approved the government's proposal to grant special amnesty to 51 good behaviour prisoners serving sentences in state jails.


The Governor has approved the proposal of the State Government to grant special amnesty to certain categories of prisoners and release them in three phases from 15 August 2022 to 15 August 2023.


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Over the past 75 years since independence, India's largest public service broadcaster All India Radio has been the proverbial story teller for the 1.3 billion citizens across the country.


All India Radio is celebrating 75 years of freedom with a unique initiative titled Azad Bharat Ki Baat- Akashvani Ke Saath. Starting 15th of this month, the 90 second series will be broadcast on 100.1 FM GOLD channel, prime time news Bulletins and across all of its platforms including social media. It will showcase the journey of India since Independence in various walks of life through the story telling of All India Radio- the Voice of Nation.


AIR will be looking back at the historic journey from the birth of a nation to the emerging superpower that is modern India with snippets from its repertoire. These include the voices of legends like Mahatma Gandhi, Homi Jahangir Bhabha, Sir C V Raman, Dr. Kurien Varghese, Dr. M S Swaminathan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi , Melvin de Mello, Jasdev Singh to name a few. Every day one special story will be broadcast and uploaded on AIR Social media handles on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. It can be accessed on @AkashvaniAir and @airnewsalerts on Twitter,  newsonairofficial YouTube channel, newsonair.gov.in, NewsonAir App, Facebook and Instagram.


Since its inception on the 8 of June, 1936, All India Radio has been a witness to the history of the country including the first Independence Day, way back in 1947 to the liberation of Bangladesh to India making history at World Cup Cricket.


All India Radio is one of the largest broadcasting organisations in the world broadcasting in 23 languages and 1 hundred and 79 dialects from 4 hundred and 79 stations across the country. It reaches nearly 92 per cent of the area and 99.19 per cent of the total population. It's motto is 'Bahujan Hitaya: Bahujan Sukhaya', which means 'for the happiness of many, for the welfare of many'.


Listeners can relive the glorious moments that passes by and follow AIR on its social media handles.


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Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has said that the Government has created a foolproof security apparatus to ensure that no anti-India element can cast an evil eye on the sovereignty, unity and integrity of the country.


He asserted that the Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi accords top priority to the safety and security of the people of India. He also assured the nation that a befitting reply would be given to anyone who tries to disturb peace and harmony in the country.


Raksha Mantri said, the Armed Forces are being equipped with the latest weapons and they are ready to deal with all the future threats and safeguard national interests. He unveiled the statue of renowned Marwari warrior Veer Durgadas Rathore in Jodhpur, Rajasthan yesterday.  Mr Singh listed some of the reforms, including earmarking 68 per cent of the capital procurement budget for the domestic industry in 2022-23 and allocating 25 per cent of the domestic capital procurement budget for private industry.


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The Himachal Pradesh Assembly has passed the Himachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Bill, 2022, forbidding mass conversion. The Bill was passed with a voice vote even though the Opposition members demanded the Government to refer the Bill to a Select Committee. The Bill s the reference to mass conversion which is described as two or more people converting at the same time.  It proposes to increase the punishment for forced conversions to a maximum of 10 years from seven years. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur tabled the Bill on Friday in the Vidhan Sabha. He said, the Bill has been brought to curb mass conversion. He gave examples of mass conversion in Rohru Rampur and Banjar in Himachal. 


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In Jammu and Kashmir, the world’s highest rail bridge over the Chenab river in the Kouri area of Reasi district achieved another milestone yesterday when the overarch deck of the bridge was completed with a golden joint.


The golden joint shall now pave the way for engineers to lay tracks on the bridge. With tracks over it, Kashmir will be linked with the rest of India via rail network for the first time since Independence. An elated Surender Mahi, Chief Administrative Officer of the USBRL Konkan Railways said, engineers faced several challenges but at last gifted engineering marvel to the people of India.


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As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, All India Radio News brings its listeners a special quiz on India’s freedom movement and its glorious history. The next question of Amrit Mahotsav Quiz will be shared with the listeners tomorrow in the morning bulletin. Celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, by participating in “Amrit Mahotsav Quiz with AIR News.”


And now, let's listen to our special programme, 'Azadi ka Safar' highlighting the importance of the day during the freedom struggle.


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India has added 11 more wetlands to the list of Ramsar sites to make total 75 Ramsar sites covering an area of 13 lakh 26 thousand 677 Hectare in the country in the 75th year of Independence. 


The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change said, the 11 new sites include, four in Tamil Nadu, three in Odisha, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one each in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. The designation of these sites would help in conservation and management of wetlands and wise use of their resources. 


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Over 14 thousand new covid-19 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. India's Active caseload currently stands at one lakh 16 thousand 861. Active cases stand at 0.26 per cent. Daily Positivity Rate is at 3.69 per cent and Weekly Positivity Rate is at 4.57 per cent. Over 88 crore two lakh tests have been conducted so far. Over three lakh 81 thousand tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. 


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Veteran stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passed away in Mumbai this morning. He was 62.  Akasa Air - India's newest budget carrier - was one of the business ventures of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. The airline began commercial operations this month with a maiden flight from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed sadness on the passing away of business magnate, stock trader and investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. In a tweet, Mr Modi said, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala was indomitable. The Prime Minister said, full of life, witty and insightful, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala leaves behind an indelible contribution to the financial world.


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Renowned author Salman Rushdie has been taken off ventilator.  Rushdie's agent, Andrew Wylie, confirmed that Rushdie was taken off a ventilator and could be able to talk. He, however, may lose an eye after he was stabbed by 24-year-old Hadi Matar. Rushdie was stabbed in the neck at a literary event in western New York on Friday. Rushdie was put on a ventilator after hours of surgery and the nerves in his arms were severed.


The attack on Rushdie comes more than 30 years after Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa, or ee-dict, calling for Rushdie’s death over his book 'The Satanic Verses'. The book has been banned in Iran since 1988, as many Muslims consider it to be blasphemous.


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In Israel, at least seven people have been injured as a result of the shooting in two areas of Jerusalem this morning. A gunman opened fire at a bus stop, injuring seven people including a pregnant woman. Israel's emergency medical service called the incident a terror attack.  In a tweet, the Prime Minister of Israel Yair Lapid thanked the security forces for their intensive and swift action that led to the terrorist turning himself in. Israeli security forces are on elevated alert for copycat attacks.  


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India's star shuttler PV Sindhu has pulled out of the upcoming BWF World Championships owing to a stress fracture on her left foot. In a statement, Sindhu confirmed that she will be missing the 2022 World Championships. The World Championships will be held in Tokyo from the 21st to 28th of August.


Sindhu has won the gold medal in the women's singles event at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games and revealed that she had been playing through pain at Birmingham.


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


The National Capital Delhi is expected to have generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain and thundershowers. The minimum temperature recorded was 27 degree Celsius and the maximum will be around 36 degrees.


Mumbai is expected to have generally cloudy sky with moderate rain. The minimum temperature was 25 degree Celsius and the maximum will be around 32 degrees.


Chennai will have partly cloudy sky with possibility of moderate rain or thunderstorm. The minimum temperature was 28 degree Celsius and the maximum will be around 37 degrees.


Kolkata is expected to have generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum temperature was 26 degree Celsius and the maximum will be 33 degrees.  

 

Srinagar is expected to have partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunderstorm or duststorm. The minimum temperature was 20 degree Celsius and the maximum will be around 31 degrees. 


Jammu will have generally cloudy sky with moderate rain. The minimum temperature was 27 degree Celsius and the maximum will be around 34 degrees. 


Leh, Kargil and Gilgit will have partly cloudy sky. The  temperature in these places will vary between  13 and  37 degree Celsius.


Muzaffarabad is expected to have generally cloudy sky with light rain. The minimum temperature was 24 degree Celsius and the maximum will be around 37 degrees. 

 

In the south, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Visakhapatnam  will have generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers.. The temperature in these cities will vary between 26 and 31 degree celsius.


In the North-East, Guwahati will have generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. The minimum temperature was 27 degree Celsius and the maximum will be around 36 degrees.


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


Imphal, Shillong, Kohima, Aizawl and Itanagar will have partly cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers. Temperature in these cities will vary between 18 and 29 degree Celsius.   


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THE HEADLINES ONCE AGAIN


  • President Droupadi Murmu to address the nation on the eve of  76th Independence Day this evening.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses joy at amazing response to the Har Ghar Tiranga movement; Says this is a great way to mark Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

  • All India Radio to begin special programme series Azad Bharat Ki Baat - Akashvani ke Saath from tomorrow to showcase country's journey since independence.

  • One thousand and 82 Police personnel awarded Police Medals on occasion of Independence Day.

  • Partition Horror Remembrance Day being observed today to commemorate the victims during partition of India in 1947.

  • Veteran stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala passes away; Prime Minister Narendra Modi expresses grief.

  • Himachal Pradesh assembly passes bill against forced mass conversion.

  • World's highest single arch railway bridge on Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir gets Golden Joint.

  • And, India's star shuttler PV Sindhu pulled out of World Badminton Championships due to stress fracture on left foot.


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