New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate virtually in G-20 summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday (October 12, 2021). The agenda of the meeting will include a discussion on response to humanitarian needs and access to basic services and livelihood. The overall situation in the war-torn country will be deliberated upon since Taliban’s takeover.
Also, the Prime Minister’s Office has sought a report on the current coal shortage crisis. The Energy Secretary and Coal Secretary will present an update to the Principal Secretary of PMO.
Meanwhile, IMD has issued a yellow alert for Bengaluru predicting that the city is likely to witness heavy rains over the next few days. On Monday, heavy rains disrupted normal lives and many areas including the Kempe Gowda Internationa Airport were left inundated. One person was reportedly killed in a house at Konappana Agrahara due to a short circuit caused by heavy rains, Bengaluru police said.
On the other hand, the politics around the Lakhimpur Kheri violence gets heated up. Nearly two lakh farmers are expected to arrive in Lakhimpur Kheri to observe ‘Shaheed Kisan Diwas’ to pay tributes to the four farmers who lost their lives in the violence on October 3. The ‘antim ardas’ – a post death ritual – will take place in Tikunia at Sahebjada Inter College. Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to visit Lakhimpur Kheri to participate in ‘antim ardas’.
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attends the ‘antim ardas’ of farmers who were killed in the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
A Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi will be meeting President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday at 11 am to demand the resignation of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni whose son is accused of running over an SUV on farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.
Ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh failed to appear before Crime Branch of Mumbai Police that had sent him a notice asking him to appear before them. He was summoned to record his statement in an extortion case registered against him by Crime Branch Unit 11
There is another aspect related to human rights, which I want to discuss today. In recent years, some people have started interpreting human rights in their own way, looking at their own interests. Some people call for human rights violations in one type of incident but the same people do not see human rights violations in a similar incident playing out somewhere else. This type of mentality causes a lot of damage to human rights: PM Modi
Today, many sectors of work have been opened for women, it is being ensured that they can work 24 hours with security. Big countries of the world are not able to do this but India is giving 26 weeks paid maternity leave to career women: PM Modi
In the past years, the country tried to remove injustice at different levels for different sections of society. For decades Muslim women had been demanding a law against triple talaq. We have given new rights to Muslim women by enacting a law against triple talaq: PM Modi at 28th National Human Rights Commission Foundation Day event.
Nation is going ahead with ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas’. In a way, it also works on basic principle of ensuring human rights for all. If Govt starts a scheme and it benefits only a few, it’ll raise the issue of rights: PM at 28th NHRC Foundation Day program
In the last 7 years, about 60 crore poor population have been taken care of, they felt assured that there’s somebody for them; 10 crore women have been provided with toilets, about 4 crore houses provided access to electricity: Home Minister Amit Shah at 28th NHRC Foundation Day (ANI)
Ministry of Coal to launch auction process of Coal Blocks for commercial Mining today at 2 PM. As many as 40 mines to be auctioned.
A meeting of Union Cabinet and CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) to be held at 6 pm today.
MoS Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra accused in Lakhimpur Kheri violence, taken to Reserve Police Lines, his three-day Police remand begins today.
Ahead of the G20 summit, Afghanistan`s foreign minister appealed to the world for good relations but avoided making firm commitments on girls` education despite international demands to allow all Afghan children to go back to school. “The international community need to start cooperating with us,” acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said at an event. “With this, we will be able to stop insecurity and at the same time with this, we will be able to engage positively with the world.” (Reuters)
As the roads to the Kempe Gowda airport were flooded, many passengers used the tractor as transport to avoid missing their flight.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will again visit Lakhimpur Kheri on Tuesday to participate in the `antim ardas (final rites)` prayers of the protesting farmers who were mowed down in the district earlier this month. This will be Priyanka`s second visit in a fortnight.
Heavy barricading and police checks have been put up on the Lucknow-Sitapur-Lakhimpur highway. (IANS)
Heavy rains lashed Bengaluru city on Monday bringing the city to a standstill, the heavy rainfall caused a flood-like situation across several areas in the city, including the Kempegowda International Airport (KIAL). The IMD has predicted more rains, thunderstorm and lighting for the city. Heavy rains will continue over Coastal and South Interior Karnataka till 15 October, the weather department warned.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be participating in the upcoming G20 Extraordinary Leaders’ Summit on Afghanistan on October 12 in virtual format. The Summit is being convened by the G20 Italian Presidency. “At the invitation of the Italian Presidency of the G-20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in the upcoming G20 Extraordinary Leaders` Summit on Afghanistan on 12 October in virtual format,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Monday (October 11).