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Kolkata Port Trust Renamed as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust

(New Delhi)Kolkata Port Trust Renamed as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust
Cabinet approves renaming of Kolkata Port Trust as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has given its approval to rename Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port.
The Board of Trustees of Kolkata Port Trust in its Meeting held on 25th February, 2020 has also passed a Resolution to re-name Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port, Kolkata considering his multifaceted genius as an eminent jurist, academician, thinker and leader of the masses.
On the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of Sesquicentenary Celebrations of Kolkata Port on 12th January, 2020, keeping in view the sentiments of the people of West Bengal, it was announced that Kolkata Port will be re-named after Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee, one of the most deserving sons of West Bengal and a front-runner in national integration, dreamer of Bengal’s development, inspiration for industrialisation and ardent votary of one law for one nation.

Holy City Amritsar Included in Greenfield Expressway :Bharatmala Pariyojana

(New Delhi) Holy City Amritsar Included in Greenfield Expressway :Bharatmala Pariyojana
Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Nitin Gadkari today announced the development of a new Greenfield connectivity to Amritsar City from Nakodar via Sultanpur Lodhi, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib as part of Delhi-Amritsar Expressway. He said, the road from Amritsar to Gurdaspur would also be fully developed and made completely signal free. With this, traffic would have option to travel to Gurdaspur onwards from Nakodar, i.e. via Amritsar or via Kartarpur. The Minister said, this greenfield alignment will not only provide shortest and alternate express connectivity to Amritsar city but also to other religious centres of Sultanpur Lodhi, Goindwal Sahib, Khadoor Sahib as well as the recently developed Dera Baba Nanak/Kartarpur Sahib International Corridor in Punjab.
Gadkari informed that with this expressway, travel time from Amritsar to Delhi International airport would reduce to about four hours from the present about eight hours. He said, this would fulfil one of long standing demands of the people of Punjab. The first phase of expressway would involve investment of about Rs 25,000 crore.
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways have taken up development of Delhi Amritsar Katra Expressway under Bharatmala Pariyojana. The alignment of expressway was firmed up in January 2019 and process of land acquisition was initiated. Recently, the issue of alignment of Expressway to Amritsar has been taken up by the Minister of Food Processing Industries Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, and the Minister of State (I/C) Civil Aviation, Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri with the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari. The issue was also raised by Shwait Malik, MP (Rajya Sabha), Gurjit Singh Aujla, MP (Lok Sabha), Govt. of Punjab, Sikh organisations and other public representatives.
It is reiterated that Amritsar city was always an integral part of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway. From beginning Expressway was proposed as combination of Greenfield and Brownfield alignment in two phases.
Gadkari also requested Govt. of Punjab to provide requisite support to NHAI to expedite Land acquisition for proposed expressway in the State of Punjab.
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पूर्वग्रसित बीमारियों से पीड़ित रेलयात्रा से बचें :#रेलमंत्रालय
भारतीय रेल, देश भर में प्रतिदिन कई श्रमिक स्पेशल ट्रेनें चला रहा है, यात्रा के दौरान पूर्व ग्रसित बीमारियों से लोगों की मृत्यु होने के कुछ दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण मामले भी मिले हैं।
ऐसे कुछ लोगों की सुरक्षा हेतु रेल मंत्रालय ने अपील की है कि पूर्व ग्रसित बीमारी (जैसे उच्च रक्तचाप, मधुमेह, हृदय रोग, कर्करोग, कम प्रतिरक्षा) वाले व्यक्ति, गर्भवती महिलाएं, 10 वर्ष से कम उम्र के बच्चे एवं 65 वर्ष से ऊपर के बुजुर्ग अपने स्वास्थ्य और सुरक्षा के लिए, जब तक अत्यंत आवश्यक ना हो रेल यात्रा करने से बचें।

Delhi Court Allows ED to Interrogate Christian Michel of Chopper Scam

(New Delhi)Delhi Court Allows ED to Interrogate Christian Michel im Chopper Scam
Middleman Christian Michel is Lodged at the Tihar central jail in connection with the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scam case.
Special Judge Pulastya Pramachala on Saturday allowed the ED to interrogate Michel on May 25 and 26 in the jail premises.
Michel, extradited from Dubai, was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on December 22, 2018.
On January 5, 2019 Michel was sent to judicial custody in the ED case. He is also lodged in judicial custody in the CBI case related to the scam.
He was arrested in the UAE and extradited to India The next day, he was produced before the court which allowed his custodial interrogation by the CBI.
Later, he was arrested by the ED.
Michel is among the three alleged middlemen being probed in the case by the ED and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The others are Guido Haschke and Carlo Gerosa.
The CBI has alleged that there was an estimated loss of Euro 398.21 million (about Rs 2,666 crore) to the exchequer in the deal that was signed on February 8, 2010 for the supply of VVIP choppers worth Euro 556.262 million.
The ED, in its charge sheet filed against Michel in June 2016, had alleged that he received EUR 30 million (about Rs 225 crore) from AgustaWestland.

PM of India Modi Condoles Loss of Lives in Pakistan Plane Crash

(New Delhi)PM Modi condoles loss of lives in Pakistan plane crash
Prime Minister Of India Narendra Modi on Friday condoled the loss of lives in a plane crash in Pakistan and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.
Many people are feared dead after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 107 people on board crashed into a densely populated residential area near the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on Friday.
“Deeply saddened by the loss of life due to a plane crash in Pakistan. Our condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishing speedy recovery to those injured,” he wrote on Twitter.

भारतीय रेलवे ने १५९५ श्रमिक ट्रेनों के जरिये 21लाख यात्रियों को गृहराज्यों तक पहुंचाया

भारतीय रेलवे ने “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनों के जरिये 21लाख यात्रियों को गृहराज्यों तक पहुंचाया
भारतीय रेलवे ने 19 दिन में “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनों के जरिये कुल 21 लाख से अधिक यात्रियों को उनके गृह राज्यों तक पहुंचाकर एक और उपलब्धि हासिल की
भारतीय रेलवे ने 19 मई, 2020 तक (1600 बजे तक) देश भर में 1595 “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनें चलाई यात्रियों को मुफ्त भोजन और पानी दिया जा रहा है
विभिन्न स्थानों पर फंसे प्रवासी श्रमिकों, तीर्थयात्रियों, पर्यटकों, छात्रों और अन्य व्यक्तियों की स्‍पेशल ट्रेनों से आवाजाही के संबंध में गृह मंत्रालय के आदेश के बाद, भारतीय रेलवे ने “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनें चलाने का फैसला किया।
19 मई 2020 तक (1600 बजे तक), देश भर के विभिन्न राज्यों से कुल 1595 “श्रमिक स्पेशल” ट्रेनों को चलाया गया है। अब तक 21 लाख से अधिक यात्री अपने गृह राज्य पहुंच चुके हैं।
इन 1595 ट्रेनों को आंध्र प्रदेश, बिहार, संघ शासित चंडीगढ़, दिल्ली, गोवा, गुजरात, हरियाणा, झारखंड, कर्नाटक, केरल, मध्य प्रदेश, महाराष्ट्र, संघ शासित पुडुचेरी, पंजाब, राजस्थान, ओडिशा, तमिलनाडु, तेलंगाना, त्रिपुरा, उत्तर प्रदेश, उत्तराखंड, पश्चिम बंगाल जैसे विभिन्न राज्यों से चलाया गया।
इन श्रमिक स्पेशल ट्रेनों ने विभिन्न राज्यों जैसे उत्‍तर प्रदेश, बिहार, राजस्थान, पश्चिम बंगाल, छत्तीसगढ़, झारखंड, हिमाचल प्रदेश, जम्मू और कश्मीर, मणिपुर, मिजोरम, ओडिशा, तमिलनाडु, तेलंगाना, त्रिपुरा, उत्तराखंड, पंजाब, जम्मू और कश्मीर में अपनी यात्रा समाप्त की।
ट्रेन में चढ़ने से पहले यात्रियों की अच्‍छी तरह से स्‍क्रीनिंग की जाती है। यात्रा के दौरान यात्रियों को मुफ्त भोजन और पानी दिया जाता है।

Khattar Govt Puts Buses on 29 Routes within Haryana

(Chd,Hary)Khattar Govt Puts Buses on Routes in Haryana
The Haryana Roadways on Friday resumed bus services on select routes within the State, the first time since the lockdown was announced in March.
Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar had announced on Wednesday that public transport will resume operation in the state on an “experimental basis” from Friday, with a limited number of buses plying on select routes.
The buses, which are not allowed to carry more than 30 passengers to maintain social distancing, are plying since morning on select routes
Initially, the buses will ply on 29 routes from ten depots of Ambala, Bhiwani, Hisar, Kaithal, Karnal, Narnaul, Panchkula, Rewari, Rohtak and Sirsa and run on select point-to-point routes.
There are 23 depots of the Roadways, which has a fleet of over 4,000 buses.
Online booking and wearing masks have been made a must for passengers boarding the Haryana Roadways buses.
From the Panchkula depot, the first bus left for Sirsa in the morning.
Thermal screening of passengers was done at bus terminals, their hands sanitised and it was ensured by the officials of the Haryana Roadways that passengers were wearing masks before boarding buses.
A government spokesman had said on Thursday that the buses will not operate in areas severely affected by COVID-19.

100th Train Carrying 1200 Migrants Whistles From Punjab

(Ludhiana) 100th Train Carrying 1200 Migrants Whistles From Punjab
Till date, more than 1.35 lakh migrants stuck in Punjab due to the coronavirus lockdown have been sent to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
The first special train carrying migrants had departed from Jalandhar on May 5
As per officials The Mau-bound train that left the Ludhiana Railway Station on Thursday was the 100th special train from Punjab and 39th from Ludhiana,
Principal Secretary, Public Works Department, Vikas Pratap, informed that the trains are departing from Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Ajitgarh (Mohali), Amritsar, Ferozepur, Sirhand and Bathinda on a daily basis and each train carries nearly 1,200 migrants.

DGCA Directs Airlines to Stop Taking Bookings

(New Delhi) DGCA Directs Airlines to Stop Taking Bookings
Private Indian airlines were taking bookings on Sunday on select flights from May 4.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri had advised airlines on Saturday night to open bookings only after the government takes a decision on resumption of passenger flights.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a circular on Sunday evening, stating: “All airlines are hereby directed to refrain from booking tickets… Further, the airlines may note that they shall be given sufficient notice and time for restarting operations.”
The first phase of the lockdown was from March 25 to April 14. The second phase began on April 15 and would end on May 3.

TV Journo Booked for Mongering Rumour Among Migrant Workers in Mumbai

(Mumbai)TV Journo Booked for Mongering Rumour Among Migrant Workers in Mumbai
His report that trains would restart, which may have prompted gathering of migrants in suburban Bandra on Tuesday
The accused, Rahul Kulkarni, based in Osmanabad district of Maharashtra, has been detained and police are in the process of bringing him to Mumbai
In a recent news report, Kulkarni said Jan Sadharan special trains would resume for people stranded due to the lockdown
More than 1,500 migrant workers, most of them from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, gathered near Bandra railway station on Tuesday afternoon.
They were demanding that the state government make transport arrangements so that they can go back to their native towns and villages.