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Khel Ratna Award Rechristened “Maj Dhyan Chand”

(New Delhi)Khel Ratna Award Gets New Name” Maj Dhyan Chand”
 India’s highest sporting honour Khel Ratna Award, which was named after former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, was on Friday rechristened in the honour of hockey wizard Dhyan Chand following the admirable performance of both men’s and women’s hockey teams in the Tokyo Olympics. 

Making the announcement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had been getting many requests from citizens across India to name the Khel Ratna Award after Major Dhyan Chand.

“Respecting their sentiment, the Khel Ratna Award will hereby be called the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award! Major Dhyan Chand was among India’s foremost sportspersons who brought honour and pride for India. It is fitting that our nation’s highest sporting honour will be named after him,” he tweeted.

The exceptional performance of the men’s and women’s Hockey Team has captured the imagination of our entire nation, the prime minister said, adding that there is a renewed interest towards the sport that is emerging across the length and breadth of India.

This is a very positive sign for the coming times, he said.

The prestigious award carries a prize money of Rs 25 lakh.

PM Modi Plays Rajdharma and Pays Tribute to [Late]Rajiv Gandhi

[New Delhi] PM Modi Plays Rajdharma and Pays Tribute to [Late]Rajiv Gandhi
Prime Minister Of India Narendra Modi Tuesday took to Twitter to pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary.
PM Tweeted “Tributes to former PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary,”
This comes after Modi dubbed Rajiv Gandhi “bhrashtachari no 1” (corrupt no 1) at an election rally earlier this month
Hitting out at the former prime minister’s son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his allegations of corruption in the Rafale fighter jet deal, Modi had said, “Your father was termed ‘Mr. Clean’ by his courtiers, but his life ended as ‘Bhrashtachari?No:1’.”
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber during an election rally in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur town on this day in 1991.

Rahul Remembers Rajiv Gandhi For His Forgiveness

[New Delhi]Rahul Remembers Rajiv Gandhi For His Forgiveness
Congress president Rahul Gandhi paid homage to his father and former Prime Minister [Late]Rajiv Gandhi on his 28th death anniversary on Tuesday at his memorial, Veer Bhoomi,
Rahul was accompanied by his mother and UPA chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi, sister Smt Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other senior Congress leaders.
In a tweet, Rahul remembered his father as a gentle person who taught him to forgive and never hate.
Rajiv Gandhi took over reins of the Congress following the assassination of his mother and then prime minister Smt Indira Gandhi in October 1984. The same year, he became India’s youngest prime minister at the age of 40.
Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a LTTE suicide bomber at an election rally in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperumbudur town on this day in 1991.

Pb Govt Not Transparent On Spendings For Rajiv Gandhi Nature Parks

[Chd,Pb]Pb Minister “Dharamsot” Not Transparent On Spendings of Rs 5.78 Crore For Nature Parks
MLA Randeep Singh Nabha ,in Assembly ,said that he was not satisfied with state Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot’s reply on the money spent on nature parks.
During the Question Hour, the Congress legislator from Amloh seat said Dharmasot could not give a reply on the details of the funds spent on the nature parks.
Nabha, not satisfied with the reply, even flashed photographs of the Rajiv Gandhi park and claimed it had become a garbage dumping ground.
“This park does not figure in the list given by the minister. Why the government was hiding if we do not want to give reply? Let there be a probe,”
In his reply, Dharamsot said a nature park has been developed in Patiala and 10 other parks are being developed in other districts of the state and the expenditure on the same was estimated to Rs 5.78 crore.

Dy CM Sisodia Denies Seeking MLA Lamba’s Resignation:Bharat Ratna Crisis

[New Delhi] Dy CM Sisodia Denies Seeking MLA Lamba’s Resignation
Senior AAP leader Manish Sisodia Saturday rejected party MLA Alka Lamba’s claim that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had “demanded” her resignation for not supporting a resolution in the assembly on revoking late PM Rajiv Gandhi’s Bharat Ratna.
The Delhi Assembly on Friday adopted a resolution on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in which it was demanded that the Bharat Ratna awarded to Gandhi be withdrawn, but the AAP swiftly distanced itself from the reference to the Congress leader.
The matter became a major crisis within the AAP with Lamba alleging on Friday that she was “put under pressure” to support the resolution, which she resisted and boycotted.
She claimed she spoke to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Kejriwal who, she said, asked her to resign as MLA. “I am ready to do so,” she had said.
Sisodia clarified that the lines about Gandhi were not part of the original resolution placed before the House.

Nation Pays Tributes To Rajiv Gandhi on 74th Birth Anniversary

[New Delhi]Nation Pays Tributes To Rajiv Gandhi on Birth Anniversary
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi today recalled the “efforts” of former premier Rajiv Gandhi “towards the nation” on his birth anniversary.
PM Tweeted “Tributes to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary. We remember his efforts towards the nation,”
Rahul Gandhi Remebered his father Rajiv Gandhi He tweeted
Congress President Rajiv Gandhi was a kind, gentle and affectionate man whose untimely death left a deep void in my life.
Ex PM Dr Manmohan Singh Also Paid Floral Tributes to His Leader
a large number of Congress leaders and workers paid tributes to their leader
Today is Gandhi’s 74th birth anniversary.
Born on 20th August, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi served as prime minister from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991
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Indira And Rajiv Not Makers of India So Postal Stamps Discontinued

[New Delhi]Indira And Rajiv Gandhi Are Not Builders of Modern India So Stamps In Their Honor Are Discontinued
Govt today discontinued stamps of Rajiv and Indira Gandhi
Government Of India has decided to discontinue stamps of former Prime Ministers, Rajiv and Indira Gandhi, under the new definitive theme of postal stamps.
The NDA government has replaced Builders of Modern India theme, which included stamps of Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, with Makers of India theme.
However, stamps of Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, B R Ambedkar and Mother Teresa have been retained.
The new definitive theme, which means stamps for regular services, brings in host of eminent personalities like Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Deen Dayal Upadhyay, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Shivaji, Maulana Azad, Bhagat Singh, Jayaprakash Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia, Vivekananda and Maharana Pratap.
Earlier, commemorative stamps, which are limited in numbers, of most of these personalities were issued and some were also made available for regular use.
Stamps of Homi J Bhabha, JRD Tata, C V Raman, Satyajit Ray have also been discontinued under the new theme.
As per sources “The stamps of the new theme are under print and expected to be available across post offices within a month. The stock of old theme is still available and will be there under it gets exhausted,”
Stamps of Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Rajendra Prasad, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Rabindranath Tagore, Subramania Bharati, Bhimsen Joshi, M S Subbulakshmi and Bismillah Khan will also be made available for regular use.

PM Pays Tributes to Former PM Late Rajiv Gandhi,on his Death Anniversary

[New Delhi]PM Of India pays tributes to former Prime Minister, Late Shri Rajiv Gandhi, on his death anniversary
The Prime Minister,Narendra Modi has paid tributes to former Prime Minister, Shri Rajiv Gandhi, on his death anniversary.
P M Tweeted “Paying tributes to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary”,

Congress Summoned Its Supporters To Build India Of Rajiv Gandhi’s Dreams

Congress Summoned Its Supporters To Build India Of Rajiv Gandhi’s Dreams
Remembering Rajiv Gandhi ,Congress Has Started Social Media campaign with a new energy+ viguor
Nation Observed 70th Birth Anniversary Of[ Ex] P M [Late] Rajiv Gandhi On 21 August And Congress Summoned Its Supporters To Come Forward To Build India Of Rajiv’s Dreams.
On This Day Indian National Congress Pays Tribute By Saying That He Was a man whose vision guaranteed that India steps into the 21st century with pride,
I N C Media Cell Says That, From This Date Our Social Media campaign should start with a new energy, a new viguor and a new promise, as championed by Shri Rajiv Gandhi’s vision.
Late Rajiv Gandhi’s Vision is quoted
.”India is an old country, but a young nation; and like the young everywhere we are impatient. I am young, and I too have a dream. I dream of an India strong, independent and self-reliant and in the front rank of the nations of the world in the service of mankind”-
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संसद में कोयले की कालिख में सरकार के महत्वकांक्षी फ़ूड सिक्यूरिटी बिल भी सफेदी नही पा सके

[नई दिल्ली] संसद में आज कोयले की कालिख में सरकार के महत्वकांक्षी फ़ूड सिक्यूरिटी बिल भी सफेदी नही पा सके | : कोयला ब्लाक आवंटन से जुड़ी फाइलों के गुम होने पर कांग्रेस नीत संप्रग सरकार को कटघरे में खड़ा करने का प्रयास करते हुए भाजपा ने आज प्रधानमंत्री मनमोहन सिंह से पूरे घटनाक्रम पर जवाब देने की मांग की।
सरकार की ओर से हालांकि आश्वासन दिया गया कि गायब दस्तावेजों का पता लगाने में कोई कसर नहीं छोड़ी जाएगी लेकिन कोयला घोटाले से जुडी महत्वपूर्ण [१५७]फाइलें कोयला मंत्रालय से गुम हो जाने के मुद्दे पर भाजपा सहित विभिन्न दलों के सदस्यों ने आज सरकार पर हमला जारी रखा और प्रधानमंत्री से जवाब मांगा।
भारी हंगामे के कारण राज्यसभा की बैठक चार बार के स्थगन के बाद अंतत: दिन भर के लिए स्थगित कर दी गयी।
कोलगेट के इस मुद्दे पर विपक्ष के हंगामे के कारण लोक सभा में भी कार्यवाही बाधित रही | सरकार का हालांकि कहना था कि वह दस्तावेजों का पता लगाने में कोई कोर कसर नहीं बाकी रखेगी।
जनता दल [यूनाइटेड] आज खाद्य सुरक्षा विधेयक के समर्थन में आया तो दूसरी ओर सपा अपनी कुछ शर्तों के अनुसार इसमें संशोधन पर अड़े हैं| गौरतलब है कि पिछले कुछ दिनों कोयला मंत्री श्री प्रकाश जायसवाल ने मीडिया में ब्यान दिया था कि कोयला घोटाले से जुडी अनेको महत्वपूर्ण फाईले मंत्रालय से गुम है जिसे लेकर विपक्ष ने प्रधान मंत्री और कोयला मंत्री की घेरा बंदी तेज कर दी |इसका असर संसद में भी दिखाई दिया|विपक्ष ने इसे लेकर संसद की कार्यवाही ठप्प रखी|गौरतलब है कि स्वर्गीय राजीव गाँधी के जन्म दिवस पर यूं पी ऐ सरकार फ़ूड सिक्यूरिटी जैसे महत्वपूर्ण बिल को पास करना चाहती थी लेकिन यह महत्वकांक्षा फ़िलहाल कोयले की कालिख में गुम ही रही |