Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Suresh Prabhu inaugurates Gauge Conversion Project of Loharu-Sikar Railway Line in Rajasthan

Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Gauge Conversion Project of Loharu-Sikar Railway Line in Rajasthan by Flagging off New Train Services Namely Rewari-Sikar Passenger (Daily) Train and Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Sikar Express (Bi-weekly) Flagged off. The Gauge conversion of 122 Km. Loharu-Sikar Railway Line has been completed at a cost of about Rs. 260 crores. Indian Railways has taken yet another step forward in meeting the long pending demands of the people by providing connectivity from Delhi to Sikar by introducing a new train service viz. 14811/14812 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Sikar Express (Bi-weekly) after completion of gauge conversion of Loharu-Sikar section. Also, an additional passenger train viz. 59727/59728, 59729/59730 Rewari-Sikar Passenger (Daily) is being introduced. Both trains were flagged off by the Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu through remote control by organizing video conferencing between Rail Bhawan, (New Delhi) and Sikar, (Rajasthan). Besides Railway Minister, Chairman Railway Board, Sh. A.K.Mital and Member Engineering, Railway Board, Sh. V.K.Gupta and other Board Members were present at New Delhi end. While Shri Ajay Singh Kilak, Minister of State (Independent Charge) Cooperative deptt., Govt. of Rajasthan, Smt.Santosh Ahlawat, MP, Jhunjunu, Shri Sumedhanand Saraswati ,MP, Sikar were among those present at the Sikar end. 
Speaking on the occasion, Railway Minister shri Suresh Prabhu said that Gauge Conversion of this 122 km. Railway Line was sanctioned in 2008-09. It has been completed at a cost of about Rs. 260 crores. The project which was languishing due to shortage of funds, got a new lease of life with enhanced outlay in 2014-15, resulting in its commissioning for goods trains in June, 2015. He said that with the introduction of direct Train from Sikar to Delhi Sarai Rohilla, the districts of Sikar and Jhunjhunu Districts of Shekhawati region of Rajasthan have come nearer to the National Capital. The new train between Rewari and Sikar will also connect the people of Rewari and Bhiwani Districts of Haryana with those of Sikar and Jhunjhunu Districts of Rajasthan. The Railway Minister pointed out that sufficient funds have been provided in 2015-16 for the balance portion of this project i.e. Jaipur-Ringas-Churu so as to complete it by March, 2017. He said that development of rail infrastructure in Rajasthan is a priority for Indian Railways, as this State is strategically located between ports of Gujarat and Northern India. Towards this, an outlay of about Rs. 2450 crores has been provided in the current financial year for network expansion in Rajasthan, as compared to about Rs. 700 crores provided in 2014-15. It is necessary to develop Railway Connectivity in Rajasthan so that full potential of Rajasthan could be realized. 
Railway Minister stated that western DFC is also coming off quite fast. This corridor is bound to change the landscape of industrially backward region of Rajasthan. Completion of Western DFC corridor in 2019 will open new avenues of development for this State. Shri Suresh Prabhu said that Railway Ministry is committed to improve Railway connectivity in all the states. The Railway Minister informed that Indian Railways is already in the process of forming Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) with 17 states for more systematic and focused development of Railway Infrastructure and respective States. Shri Suresh Prabhu said that central Government and State Governments should together work for completing Railway Projects.

Rajiv Mehrishi appointed new Home Secretary

Prime Minister has approved the appointment of Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, IAS (RJ:1978) Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance as Home Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs for a period of two years with effect from 31.08.2015. He succeeds Shri L.C. Goyal. The Prime Minister has also approved the request of Shri L.C. Goyal, IAS (KL:1979) seeking voluntary retirement from Government service due to personal reasons with immediate effect. 
A 1978 batch IAS officer of the Rajasthan cadre, Mr. Mehrishi has also served as the Chief Secretary in Rajasthan under Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. He was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come on Central deputation. The appointment took many by surprise, with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) directly posting a press release on the Press Information Bureau’s (PIB) website, rather than routing the same through the Department of Personnel and Training. While it could not be conclusively said why Mr. Goyal took premature retirement, his stand against giving security clearance to Sun TV and his displeasure about being kept out of the Naga peace pact by the PMO was a known fact. Mr. Goyal was known to have taken a tough stand against any relief to Sun TV and had several run-ins with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which was in favour of giving the network a reprieve.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Govt announce 98 smart cities list: 4 cities Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer from Rajasthan

Govt announce 98 smart cities list including 4 cities Jaipur, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer from Rajasthan,13 cities from Uttar Pradesh, 12 from Tamil Nadu, 10 from Maharashtra, 7 from Madhya Pradesh ,3 each from Bihar & Andhra Pradesh have been included in smart cities list, as formally announced by the Urban Development Ministry. This is good news but surprisingly second largest city of rajasthan,  Jodhpur is missing from list. While announcing the list, Naidu said that his government’s prime motive was to enhance urban life. “Smart cities will have the core infrastructure and will give a quality and decent life to citizens. It will enable a clean environment and provide smart solutions to problems,” he told the media here. The smart city project will cover 13 crore population across 98 cities – 35 per cent of urban population. Central Government has proposed financial support to the extent of Rupees 48,000 crores over 5 years. The implementation of the project at the City level will be done by a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV). State, UTs and urban local bodies will also play an important role.
The names in the list are: Dharvad, Navi Mumbai, Rajkot, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Diu, Silvassa, Allahabad, Varanasi, Imphal, Kohima, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Amritsar, Jalandhar, Jhanshi, Kochi, Kavaratti, Namchi, Dharamsala, New Town Calcutta, Panaji, Port Blair, Dindigul, Thanjavur, NDMC, Satana, Aizwal, Bihar Sharif, Tumkur, Rourkela, Rampur, Bilaspur, Tuticorin, Tirupati, Muzaffarpur, Shimoga, Kakinada, Agartala, Bhagalpur, Tirunelveli, Udaipur, Mangalore, Erode city Municipal corporation, Vellore, Ujjain, Durgapur, Dehradun, Saharanpur, Ajmer, Amravati, Warangal, Selam city, Bhuvaneshwar, Aligarh, Moradabad, Bareilly,  Jalandhar, Gwalior, Guwahati, Nasik, Thane, Coimbatore, Kalyan, Faridabad, Indore, Nagpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kota, Raipur, Ranchi, Surat, Aurangabad, Hubli, Belgaum, Davangere, Shillong, Sagar, Haldia, Bidhannagar.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Senior BSNL Officer stabbed to death by Ex-driver

Swati Gupta, Sub Divisional officer at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in Kota was stabbed to death by her ex-driver Lalchand Mehra, 38, at the main gate of her house last night around 9.30 PM, police said. The driver was reportedly angry with the lady officer after she had dismissed him from the job a few months ago, police said adding that accused Mehra has been arrested. The accused was living on rent with his family in a portion of Gupta's house and was also working as her car driver.
Last night at around 9.30 PM when the lady officer was about to close the main gate of her house after parking car in porch, the accused driver emerged from the road and stroked multiple stabs of knife into her chest and stomach following which she collapsed on the spot, police said. She was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared her dead, they added.The accused has been arrested and being interrogated, police said adding that he has confessed to the crime.The accused has been booked under 302 of IPC and would be produced before the local court today after the interrogation is over, the SHO said.

Friday, August 21, 2015

PM Modi addresses 2nd FIPIC Summit in Jaipur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Pacific Island nations of full Indian support at various International Forums. He was speaking in his opening remarks at the 2nd Summit of Forum for India-Pacific Island Countries in Jaipur this evening. Prime Minister also said there is huge potential for cooperation in Ocean economy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said that the centre of gravity of global challenges and opportunities is shifting to the Indo-Pacific region. The PM exhorted these island nations to become partners of India in various fields beyond fisheries, and to work together for a separate goal on climate change.
Prior to the Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held bilateral meetings on friday afternoon with Prime Minister of Fiji Josaia V. Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O' Neill, Prime Minister of Vanuatu Sato Kilman, and President of Nauru, Baron Divavesi Waqa. All the above-mentioned dignitaries expressed strong support for UN reforms and India's candidature for the permanent membership of a reformed UN Security Council.

भारत-प्रशांत द्वीपसमूह सहयोग फोरम का शिखर सम्मेलन आज से जयपुर में

भारत-प्रशांत द्वीपसमूह सहयोग फोरम का शिखर सम्मेलन (Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit) आज से जयपुर में हो रहा है। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी इस सम्मेलन का उद्घाटन करेंगे। इस सम्मेलन में भारत सहित इस क्षेत्र के 15 देशों के राष्ट्राध्यक्ष भाग ले रहे हैं। भारत- प्रशांत द्वीप समूह सहयोग मंच, फिपिक, के लिए भारत आए 14 देशों के राष्ट्राध्यक्षों का राष्ट्रपति प्रणब मुखर्जी ने कल राष्ट्रपति भवन में स्वागत किया। दरअसल भारत का प्रशांत महासागरीय देशों के साथ संबंध काफी अहम है। भारत का प्रशांत महासागरीय देशों के साथ द्विपक्षीय व्यापार वर्ष 2012 में 22 करोड़ 80 लाख डॉलर रहा था जिसमें 58 प्रतिशत से अधिक पापुआ न्यू गिनी के साथ था जबकि दूसरे नंबर पर फिजी था। लिहाज़ा यह सम्मेलन प्रशांत महासागर में स्थित इन द्वीपीय देशों के साथ भारत के व्यापारिक एवं रणनीतिक संबंधों को मजबूती देने में अहम साबित होगा।
इससे पहले  प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्‍द्र मोदी ने एफआईपीआईसी शिखर सम्‍मेलन के लिए भारत आने वाले सभी नेताओं और प्रतिनिधियों का स्‍वागत किया था । प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा, ‘‘मैं भारत-प्रशांत द्वीपसमूह सहयोग फोरम (एफआईपीआईसी)  के लिए भारत आने वाले सभी नेताओं और प्रतिनिधियों का स्‍वागत करता हूं। मैं एफआईपीआईसी शिखर सम्‍मेलन से काफी उम्‍मीद रखता हूं। मुझे पूरा विश्‍वास है कि इससे प्रशांत द्वीपसमूह के देशों के साथ भारत का संबंध मजबूत होगा।’’

Thursday, August 20, 2015

जनता ने लगाई सुशासन पर मुहर - मुख्यमंत्री

मुख्यमंत्री श्रीमती वसुन्धरा राजे ने स्थानीय निकाय चुनाव में भाजपा को मिली शानदार विजय के लिए प्रदेश की जनता, भाजपा कार्यकर्ताओं, पदाधिकारियों और पार्टी के सभी जनप्रतिनिधियों का आभार व्यक्त किया है। उन्होंने इसे पार्टी कार्यकर्ताओं की जीत बताते हुए कहा है कि प्रदेश की जनता ने भाजपा सरकार के डेढ़ वर्ष के सुशासन पर अपनी मुहर लगाई है। श्रीमती राजे ने कहा कि विधानसभा, लोकसभा और पंचायत चुनाव के बाद अब स्थानीय निकाय चुनाव में भी प्रदेश की जनता ने भाजपा को अभूतपूर्व समर्थन देकर यह स्पष्ट कर दिया है कि राज्य में भाजपा सरकार ने सुराज संकल्प को साकार करने की दिशा में महत्वपूर्ण काम किए हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि भाजपा को हर चुनाव में मिल रही सफलता इस बात का प्रमाण है कि प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी के कुशल नेतृत्व में देश और प्रदेश विकास के नये आयाम छू रहा है।
मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा कि इन चुनावी नतीजों ने यह भी बता दिया है कि उनकी सरकार ने 36 की 36 कौमों और हर वर्ग के विकास का लक्ष्य लेकर प्रदेश की जनता के जीवन को बेहतर बनाने का प्रयास किया है। यह जीत उसी का परिणाम है। श्रीमती राजे ने नवनिर्वाचित जनप्रतिनिधियों को बधाई देते हुए विश्वास व्यक्त किया है कि वे जनता की अपेक्षाओं पर खरा उतरेंगे और प्रदेश के विकास में सक्रिय भागीदारी निभायेंगे।