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Ahmedabad all set to welcome Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

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New Delhi, Sep 13: Ahmedabad is all set to welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for his a two-day visit to India, he will arrive in Gujarat on Wednesday.

Shinzo will be received by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. During his visit the two countries are expected to scale up their strategic cooperation.

The Major highlight of Abe’s visit to Ahmedabad and Gujarat capital Gandhinagar would be the stone laying ceremony for India’s first bullet train project.

Soon after his arrival, Shinzo would be accorded a grand welcome in Ahmedabad where an 8-km-long cultural roadshow has been planned in the afternoon.

Abe and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also hold the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit in Gujarat. This would be the fourth annual summit between the two leaders.

Following this, two leaders are scheduled to visit the Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram where Mahatma Gandhi lived between 1917 and 1930 and the iconic Sidi Saiyyed Mosque.

Later in the evening, PM Modi will host dinner for Shinzo abe at ‘Agashiye’ restaurant in old Ahmedabad area.

On Thursday, Abe and Modi will lay the foundation stone for India’s first high-speed train project (Bullet Train) between Ahmedabad and Mumbai which is expected to be completed by 2022.

Duo will hold the 12th India-Japan Annual Summit in Gujarat. This would be the fourth annual summit between the two leaders.

At least fifteen agreements are anticipated to be signed between the India and Japan.

Ahead of Abe’s visit, PM modi said in a tweet “India truly values the relationship with Japan and we look forward to further boosting our bilateral ties in a wide range of sectors.”

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BJP leader Lal Singh threatens journalists,draws sharp rebuke from Congress, NC

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New Delhi, June 23: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Choudhary Lal Singh on Friday threatened journalists to ‘fall in line & draw a line’ over their reporting on the Kathua rape and murder case,, with an apparent reference to the assassination of Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

Singh’s controversial reference that if media persons won’t mend the ways they will meet the fate of journalist Shujaat Bukhari drew sharp rebuke from Congress party who asked if BJP leaders have some information off the assassination of Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari.

Singh’s outrageous remarks were condemned by both the Congress party and  former chief minister and National Congress leader Omar Abdullah.

Referring to Kathua case, Singh told a press conference in Jammu on Friday that Kashmiri journalists had created a “wrong atmosphere” there.

Shujaat’s death is now being used by BJP as a tool to threaten other journalists.

Singh was the forest minister in the previous PDP-BJP government and was asked to resign from the cabinet in April after he participated in a rally in support of the accused in the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Muslim tribal girl in Kathua.

“Now I will tell Kashmiri journalists to draw a line on the journalism you do and how you have to live. Do you have to live like what happened to Basharat, so that such a situation emerges?,” Singh said in an apparent reference to Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari who was assassinated by gunmen outside his office on June 14.

“So mend your ways and draw a line, so that this brotherhood remains intact and there is progress,” Singh said.

“Dear journalists, your colleagues in Kashmir just got threatened by a @BJP4India MLA. It seems Shujaat’s death is now a tool for goons to use to threaten other journalists,” Omar tweeted.

 

Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala questioned that it shows BJP leaders have some information  of the assassination of Kashmir journalist Shujaat Bukhari.
“Shocking & reprehensible! BJP J&K MLA, Lal Singh openly threatens journalists to ‘fall in line & draw a line’. He horrifically says that otherwise they will meet the fate of Shujat Bukhari by naming his brother. Does BJP leaders have some special knowledge of the assassination?”, Surjewala tweeted.

 

 

 

Shujaat Bukhari’s brother Basharat Bukhari was law and parliamentary affairs minister in the PDP-BJP government before BJP withdrew from the alliance.

 

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Air India flights delayed at IGI Airport

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New Delhi, June 23: Several Air India flights on Saturday delayed at Indira Gandhi International Airport in the national capital after system failure of the airline server.

An airline spokesperson told news agency PTI that the departure timings of flights were affected and the delays due to the software malfunction stretched from 15-30 minutes.

“The software-related glitch affected operations from 1 PM to 2.30 PM during which period, check-in and other services were handled manually,” the spokesperson asserted.

System failure left hundreds of passengers stranded at the airport.

SITA, a global airlines IT services solution giant, which provides its check-in, boarding and baggage tracking technology, manages Air India’s software solution.

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BVR Subrahmanyam takes charge as Chief Secretary of J&K

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Srinagar, June 23: Chhattisgarh-cadre IAS officer BVR Subrahmanyam on Saturday took charge as the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir. 

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet transferred Subrahmanyam to Jammu and Kashmir following the imposition of Governor’s Rule in the valley.

Earlier he served as Additional Chief Secretary (Home) in Chattisgarh.

Jammu and Kashmir was placed under Governor’s Rule on Wednesday after President Ram Nath Kovind approved the measure.

The development took place after Mehbooba Mufti stepped down as Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister following the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) exit from its alliance with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Subramanyam is an IAS Officer of 1987 batch.

He has served as former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s personal secretary from 2002 to 2007.

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