New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): During the last couple of days, the media has been full of articles and statements about the performance of the Modi Government during the last one year. While the different departments of the government have been focusing on the achievements attained during its one year in office, the opposition has been projecting Narendra Modi as a failure in implementing his promises made during the run up to the national elections. One year is too short a time to produce tangible results, particularly in a federal structure like India.
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- Heat wave toll rises to 750 in Telangana, AP
Hyderabad, May 26 (ANI): The death toll due to the scorching heat wave conditions in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has risen to over 750. While 551 people died in Andhra Pradesh, at least 213 people were reported dead in Telangana. Raagundam in Telangana sizzled with a maximum temperature of 44.8 degree Celsius, even as Met officials released a heat wave warning for Adilabad, Khammam, Nalgonda, Karimnagar districts in the state.
- Silk printing units to boost sericulture in Tripura
Agartala, May 26 (ANI): The Central Government's initiative to setup a silk printing unit in Tripura is going to boost the sericulture sector of the state. Earlier, the printing of the silk saris was done from outside the state, which is a lengthy and expensive process. With sericulture, or silk farming, becoming popular as a side income, especially among rural people, the Tripura government is making all possible efforts to increase silk production through adaptation of modern techniques.
- Smriti Irani to visit Amethi today
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani will on Tuesday visit Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary constituency, Amethi, on the completion of the NDA government's first year in power.
- 'World optimistic about India', says PM Modi on one year …
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took to twitter on the first anniversary of his government to assert that the world is optimistic about India and enthusiastic about exploring the opportunities the country has to offer. "The world is optimistic about India and is enthusiastic about exploring the opportunities India has to offer," said Prime Minister Modi.
- 'India on fast track of development': PM Modi on one …
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a message on the first anniversary of his government on Tuesday, has expressed his happiness to see India on "the fast path of development", and added that the country's environment since the NDA Government came to power last May is "suffused with a new enthusiasm". In a message on the completion of the first year of his government, the Prime Minister said the nation can be proud of the fact that it has an improved image on the international front and is determinedly marching forward to achieve its overall goal of providing welfare to the poor and lifting the marginalized sections of society. Prime Minister Modi's message described himself as a "Pradhan Sevak", and adds that he was fulfilling his responsibilities "with that bhakti".
- AAP Govt. has failed in delivering its promises: BJP
New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Satish Upadhyay on Monday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP Government which had earlier promised to address over 70 issues have come down to just 11 adding that the latter had failed to deliver what they had promised.
- My guard voluntarily helped me in 'tying shoelaces', …
Kolkata, May 25 (ANI): West Bengal Minister of Planning and Development Rachpal Singh on Monday said that his personal security voluntarily helped him in 'tying shoelaces' since he was suffering of back pain, over the video of the incident which has gone viral on news channels. "Since my guard knew I had terrible back pain, he voluntarily helped me in tying shoelaces.
- Snowfall in higher reaches of Kashmir
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir), May 25 (ANI): Higher reaches of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall today. People from nearby areas of Shopian and Poonch are thronging the place to enjoy the weather. "No one could have thought that it would snow here at this time of the year as May is going on and there is no snow anywhere during May and June, not even in Gulmarg.
- Militant shot dead in J-K
Kulgam, (Jammu and Kashmir), May 25 (ANI): Security forces gunned down a militant during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir, said a senior police officer on Monday. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Mumtaz Ahmad, said the militant was killed when he attacked a patrol party in Kulgam district and critically injured one trooper.