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In view of Sarv Khap mahapanchayat call to hold a women panchayat outside the newly constructed Parliament building in Delhi on May 28, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils it, Delhi Police has beefed up security in Lutyens' Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked the states and districts to develop a long-term vision to make India a developed country by 2047, when the country completes 100 years of Independence.

Addressing the eighth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog, Modi also urged the states to take financially prudent decisions which are capable of delivering programmes that meet the aspirations of the people. Briefing media about the deliberations of the meeting, NITI Aayog CEO BVR Subrahmanyam said that 11 chief ministers did not attend the Governing Council meeting.

Complaint filed against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge and others for making inciteful statements citing caste of President Droupadi Murmu regarding the event of the inauguration of the new Parliament building with the intent to promote enmity among communities/groups and trying to create distrust for GoI to fulfil their political motives which are an offence u/s 121,153A,505 and 34 IPC.

Amid the controversy over the inauguration of the new Parliament Building on May 28 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress on Friday once again hit back at the BJP, saying that it is the ruling party which is sabotaging the Parliamentary conventions and the Constitution of the country. Pointing out the traditions of Parliament, the Congress leader said "the President of India is the part and parcel of the Parliamentary system and the Parliament".

11:48 PM

Wrestlers' protest: Delhi Police file status report before court, record victims' statements

The Delhi Police on Saturday filed a status report on the application moved by the protesting women wrestlers against Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Appearing for Delhi Police, special public prosecutor Atul Shrivastava apprised Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Harjit Singh Jaspal of Rouse Avenue Court that the statements of the 'victim' women wrestlers have been recorded under Section 164 of the CrPC before a magistrate.

ACMM Jaspal directed the police to supply both the status reports filed on May 12 and May 27 to the complainants, who were also directed to supply a copy of the application to the police.

The court then posted the matter for next hearing on June 27.

11:28 PM

Will suffer all atrocities by Police without any violence: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat

11:27 PM

NITI Aayog meet: Himachal CM asks Centre to refund Rs 9,242.60 cr deposited in NPS

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Saturday urged the Centre to issue directions to the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority to return Rs 9,242.60 crore deposited in the New Pension Scheme (NPS) by the state government.

The chief minister made the request during the eighth meeting of the governing council of NITI Aayog held here under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Sukhu also called for removing the limit of receiving external aid for the next three years in the state and sought the intervention of the Centre for speedy approval of proposals submitted to the Department of Economic Affairs, according to a statement issued by the state government.

11:16 PM

10 killed in avalanche in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region

At least 10 people were killed and 25 injured when an avalanche hit the Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan on Saturday, police said.

According to the police, 10 people, including three women were killed in the calamity in the Shunter Top area of Astore district in the mountainous region.

Rescue work was launched with the help of locals and later the Pakistan Army soldiers also joined the operation, the police said.

GB Chief Secretary Mohiuddin Wani confirmed the mishap and said rescue teams were working in the affected area.

10:55 PM

Determined wrestlers to go ahead with peaceful match to new Parliament building

The protesting wrestlers said late on Saturday evening that there was a lot of "pressure" to call off the Mahila Mahapanchayat they have planned in front of the new Parliament building on Sunday, but they will go ahead with the "peaceful" march come what may.

The agitating wrestlers, demanding the arrest of former Wrestling Federation of India president Brij Bhushan Singh who they alleged sexually harassed several women grapplers, had given a call for a Mahila Mahapanchayat on Sunday, the day the new Parliament building will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The likes of Olympic medallists Bajranj Punia, Sakshi Malik and Asian Games gold winner Vinesh Phogat said that any amount of force will not deter them from going ahead with the peaceful march.

10:44 PM

Puducherry govt will establish IT park to create job opportunities for youth: CM Rangasamy at NITI Aayog meet

Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy informed the eighth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog on Saturday that his government would establish an IT park in the Union Territory to generate job opportunities for the youth.

Keeping in view the national strategies and the vision of 'Viksit Bharat' (developed India) 2047, the Puducherry government has framed a vision document for raising the GSDP of the Union Territory to USD 50 million by 2047.

In his speech at the meeting in New Delhi, Rangasamy said that through development of Karasur industrial estate, it is expected that around Rs 5,000 crore would be invested through private investment over a period of five years and around 10,000 people would be benefitted either directly or indirectly.

10:35 PM

Sengol symbol of transfer of power, but was kept as walking stick at Anand Bhawan: PM Modi

In a scathing attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the 'Sengol' which was a symbol of the transfer of power from the British in 1947 should have gotten due respect after Independence but it was kept on display as a "walking stick" at Anand Bhawan in Prayagraj.

He made the remarks after receiving a Sengol from Tamil Nadu Adheenams (heads of Hindu monasteries) at his residence here on the eve of the inauguration of the new Parliament building.

Modi said "your sevak" and the government have brought the Sengol out of Anand Bhawan in Prayagraj. Anand Bhawan was the residence of the Nehru family and has been converted into a museum.

Sengol holds significance not only because it was a sacred symbol of power transfer in 1947, it is also significant as it connected the glorious traditions of pre-colonial India to the future of independent India, Modi said.

10:05 PM

Threat calls to Gadkari: NIA team leaves from Nagpur with case documents

The National Investigation Agency which probed the threat calls made to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has left for Mumbai after taking case documents from the Nagpur police, an official said on Saturday. The NIA team had arrived in Nagpur on Thursday to probe the case, for which a murder convict lodged in a Karnataka jail has been held, an official said.

Jayesh Pujari alias Kantha is accused of making the calls from a jail in Belgaum in neighbouring Karnataka, as per police.

On January 14, he demanded Rs 100 crore from Gadkari claiming to be a member of the Dawood Ibrahim gang, while he made a second call seeking Rs 10 crore on March 21.

10:01 PM

We have to walk on the path of duty and remain answerable to the public: PM Modi

9:49 PM

Those who can't stand India's progress, will attempt to break our unity: PM Modi

9:14 PM

Gujarat aims to generate 100 GW renewable energy: CM Patel

Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Saturday said his government has set a target to generate 100 GW of renewable energy under its green hydrogen mission.

Speaking at the eighth NITI Aayog Governing Council Meeting, Patel said the state was committed to achieving green growth with renewable energy.

"Gujarat's renewable energy capacity has reached up to 20 gigawatt (GW). It is 15 per cent of India's total renewable energy capacity. Gujarat, in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision, has targeted to generate 100 GW of renewable energy under its green hydrogen mission," he said.

9:10 PM

Every state will appoint strength and conditioning coach, have sports medicine team: Jay Shah

Keeping in mind the recent spate of injuries among Indian cricketers, the BCCI has decided to ask its state units to appoint their own strength and conditioning coaches and have in place sports science and sports medicine teams.

It was decided in the Board's Special General Meeting (SGM) on Saturday that each state unit will have strength and conditioning coaches interviewed by a panel from the National Cricket Academy.

"To address injury concerns of players, we have created a structure where every state association will appoint a strength and conditioning coach and a sport science and sports medicine team. The candidates will be interviewed by the NCA panel," BCCI secretary Jay Shah said after the SGM.

8:36 PM

PM Modi urges states to maintain fiscal discipline, take prudent decisions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the Centre, states and Union Territories need to work as a team and develop a long-term common vision to fulfil the aspirations of people to make India a developed country by 2047, when the country completes 100 years of Independence.

Addressing the eighth Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog here, Modi also urged the states to maintain fiscal discipline and take financially prudent decisions which are capable of delivering programmes that meet the aspirations of the people.

The Prime Minister urged the states to proactively use the Gati Shakti Portal not only for infrastructure and logistics but also for local area development and creation of social infrastructure.

8:22 PM

PM Modi brought in change in mindset and become most trusted, popular leader with his Seva Bhaav: FM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought in change in the mindset and earned the trust and faith of the people of this country through his unflinching 'Seva Bhaav', Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.

Participating in a national conclave to celebrate nine years of the Modi government, she said, compared to earlier governments when corruption was rampant, there is not even a whiff of corruption since 2014.

The government in the last 9 years has achieved many things in different areas and in each category it has improved its performance with every passing year, she said.

8:15 PM

PM Modi meets Adheenams day before inaugurating parliament building

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Adheenams at his residence and took their blessings a day before he inaugurates the new Parliament building. The Adheenams, who arrived from Tamil Nadu earlier in the day, met Modi at his residence and handed him a special gifts including 'Sengols' amid chanting of 'mantras'.

Modi sought their blessings and also honoured them.

The prime minister will on Sunday inaugurate the new Parliament building, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, amid a boycott by several Opposition parties which insist that President Droupadi Murmu as head of the State should do the honours.

On Friday, Modi said the new Parliament building will make every Indian proud and shared a video of the new complex.

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First Published: May 27 2023 | 8:50 AM IST

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