PIYUSH GOYAL

PIYUSH GOYAL HEADS FOR A 2-DAY VISIT TO DUBAI: WILL ATTEND INDIA-UAE INVESTMENT MEET

ANM News Desk: Commerce, Industry and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal will be on a two-day visit to the UAE from Saturday. He will unveil the design of the four-storey India pavilion in the Opportunity District at the Expo site in Dubai.

Goyal will also attend the meeting of 7th India-UAE High-Level Task Force on Investment. He will co-chair the meeting with Sheikh Hamad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.

The two sides are expected to discuss sectors like petroleum and natural gas, food processing, civil aviation, railways, renewable energy, infrastructure, shipping and construction where India will proactively seek FDI investment from UAE into India.

JU

GOVERNOR JAGDEEP DHANKAR STATES HE REACHED JU AS A “GUARDIAN” FOR STUDENTS TO ASSURE BABUL SUPRIYO’S SAFE RETURN

Mrityunjoy Das, Kolkata: The Governor of Kolkata, Jagdeep Dhankar issued a press release following Jadav University incident where Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled by protesting students:

The Governor and Chancellor, Jadavpur University, Jagdeep Dhankar has expressed his relief that as a result of his visit yesterday to the University, an end to an unwholesome situation was brought about.

His visit was rendered imperative as the Vice Chancellor and the pro-Vice Chancellor had left the University while the Union Minister Babool Supriyo continued to be detained by the agitating students there.

In his capacity as Chancellor, being guardian of the students, he took the call so as to connect with the students in the interest of education and institution.

Before his visit to the University, the Governor and Chancellor, exhausted all possible avenues that could bring an end to the unsavoury spectacle by flagging the issue to the DGP and the Chief Secretary.

RADHAKRISHNAN

TAMIL SHOULD BE RECOGNISED AS THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE: BJP LEADER

ANM News Desk: As the controversy over Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks on a national language refuses to curb, BJP leader Pon Radhakrishnan on Friday advocated for recognition of Tamil as the national language.

Radhakrishnan, a former union minister in the first tenure of the Narendra Modi government added that one language should be adopted for communication.

Shah however, had later issued a clarification stating he had only requested people to learn Hindi as their second language and did not mean imposing it over any regional language.

NITISH

NDA WILL WIN MORE THAN 200 SEATS IN THE ASSEMBLY POLLS: NITISH KUMAR

ANM News Desk: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday predicted a landslide victory for the NDA in the assembly polls due next year stating the numbers to reach more than 200, and asserted that those trying to create a rift between his JD(U) and alliance partner BJP will be in trouble.

ANM News_Nirmala_Sitaraman

CORPORATE TAX RATE HAS BEEN SLASHED ON DOMESTIC COMPANIES: NIRMALA SITHARAMAN

ANM News Desk: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that the government has decided to lower corporate tax rate on domestic companies and new manufacturing firms, a move that is expected to boost the sluggish economy.

CHINMAYANAND

FORMER BJP LEADER, CHINMAYANAND ARRESTED AFTER FACING RAPE ACCUSATIONS

ANM News Desk:  Former Union minister and BJP leader Chinmayanand, who has been accused of rape by Uttar Pradesh law student, has been arrested by UP Special Investigative Team (SIT). An official said the BJP leader has been taken for medical examination.

A senior UP police official said that the BJP leader has been placed under arrest.

The arrest came five days after the woman detailed what she said was a year of sexual assault and blackmail before a court.

BABUL JU

THIS ACTION WAS UNEXPECTED FROM THE STUDENTS OF JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY: BABUL SUPRIYO

ANM News Desk: Babul Supriyo, the Union Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change  faced massive protest from a section of Jadavpur University students in Kolkata after he went there to attend an event organised by RSS student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Supriyo was heckled, thrashed and pushed by the protesting students.

The Union minister, however, refused to leave the campus and entered into a verbal altercation with the students, who were from Students Federation of India ( SFI) and the All India Students’ Association (AISA). The students said BJP was not welcome in the campus while Supriyo said as a Union minister he had the right to anywhere.

Supriyo stated that he was severely thrashed and was punched and kicked. He mentioned that it was unexpected from students of Jadavpur University.

TEJAS

MANY SOUTH-EAST ASIAN COUNTRIES WANT TO PURCHASE TEJAS: RAJNATH SINGH

ANM News Desk: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that many countries in the South East Asian region have expressed their willingness to purchase Tejas aircraft, India’s indigenously-built light combat aircraft.

Rajnath Singh, who became the first defence minister to fly Tejas today, said he chose to fly Tejas because it is made indigenously and stated that the flight was very smooth and comfortable.

Rajnath Singh also congratulated HAL, the organisation the built Tejas along with DRDO and some other agencies.

RAJNATH FLIGHT

RAJNATH SINGH SUITS UP FOR HIS MAIDEN FLIGHT IN A COMBAT AIRCRAFT

ANM News Desk: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be flying in the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas from the HAL airport in Bengaluru on Thursday. This makes him the first ever defence minister to be flying in the indigenous aircraft.

NIRMALA

NIRMALA SITHARAMAN TO HOLD REVIEW MEETING WITH PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS

ANM News Desk: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will be holding a review meeting with public sector banks on Thursday. Introduction of repo-rate linked products to step up affordable credit, doorstep banking facility, monitoring of loans to MSMEs, small traders, SHGs and micro finance Institutions borrowers and collaboration of banks with non-banking financial companies, NBFCs for co-origination of loans are some of the agenda expected to come up for discussion during the meeting.