Sunday, 27 September 2020 Former Union minister Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday morning. He was 82. Jaswant Singh was a retired officer of the Indian Army and was one of the founding members of the Bhartiya Janata Party. He held the defence, external affairs and finance portfolios in Vajpayee government's different ministries from 1996-2004.
Former union minister Jaswant Singh died of cardiac arrest this morning in Delhi. He was 82 years old. Jaswant Singh had served as India's foreign minister, defense minister and finance minister. He was an officer in the Indian Army in the 1950s and 60s, but he later resigned to pursue a career in...
PM Modi and several top BJP leaders condoled the death of veteran BJP leader and former union minister Jaswant Singh, who died at the age of 82 after battling with multi-organ dysfunction. There seems to be simmering discontent with the NDA after a jolt by Akali Dal on Saturday, Bengal BJP leader lashes out at party top brass after Nadda puts together a new A-team. Watch all the latest headlines on editorji's Sunday news wrap.
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Former union minister Major (Retd) Jaswant Singh passed away at the age of 82 on September 27. He was admitted on 25 June and was being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome. He had a cardiac arrest this morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief on his demise.
LJP Chief Chirag Paswan has said that that Nitish Kumar’s time as Chief Minister is up and he will not return to power. Chirag Paswan said that the BJP and LJP would form government in the state after election and added that it would work for development in the state. Paswan further attacked the Chief Minister saying that people have not forgotten how he treated the migrant labourers during the Covid crisis and lockdown and also lashed out at him over the recent firing incident in Munger where one person was killed. The first phase of polling was held in Bihar on 28th of October and witnessed a turnout of around 54.26 percent. The next two phase are scheduled to be held on 3rd & 7th of November and the result will be declared on 10th of November. The major battle is between the Nitish Kumar led NDA and Tejsashwi Yadav led Mahagathbandhan. Chirag Paswan’s LJP has gone solo and has been attacking the Chief Minister and insisting that they will form govt with the BJP. Watch the full video for all the details.
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BJP Leader Lokendra Mishra on Digvijaya Singh's alleged viral audio said that Digvijaya Singh has come out of his hole at last stage of elections and further accused him of believing in management rather than democracy. Lokendra Mishra said, "Digvijaya Singh has come out of his hole at last stage of elections. He doesn't believe in democracy but in management. He has said in past that elections are won by management. He himself might have made the audio viral." Digvijaya Singh's alleged video went viral in which he was heard asking a SP candidate for Madhya Pradesh by-polls to withdraw his name.
The Indian Army has extended another olive branch to the misguided youth of the valley who have joined terrorism. Lieutenant General BS Raju, Goc (15 Corps), Indian Army said that while they would act against those who pick up arms, those who want to shun militancy and return to the mainstream are always welcome to do so. He added that militancy is not a one way street and encouraged them to give up arms and return. The commander also referred to similar incidents in the last few days where terrorists have heeded to advice from the security forces and surrendered. On October 26, a youth who had joined militancy in September 2020 surrendered during a live encounter. He was later reunited with his family members. In another such incident, two terrorists had surrendered before forces in Baramulla. They had also been freshly recruited into terror organisations. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Indian Army has reiterated that it will welcome those local militants in Kashmir who choose to shun the path of violence. General Officer Commanding (GOC) 15 Corps Lieutenant General BS Raju on October 26 appealed to the misguided youth to shun militancy, which he said was not a "one-way route", adding that Army will welcome those wanting to return to mainstream. Lieutenant General Raju made the appeal while talking to reporters on the sidelines of Yusmarg festival in Budgam district of central Kashmir. "I appeal to youth who are ready to shun militancy to return to their homes as the environment is favourable for them for starting a peaceful and dignified life," Lieutenant General Raju told reporters at Yusmarg Mela organised by Army and was attended by some 3500 people of all age groups. Numerous events were organised at the mela which included sports and cultural programs catering to the interest of youth who said they enjoyed participating in the mela hosted by the Army.
Chinar Corps celebrated the 74th Infantry Day at Badamibagh Cantonment in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on October 27. Several Army officials paid tribute to slain soldiers. Infantry Day is observed as a remembrance of the first military event of independent India, when the Indian Army repelled the first attack on the Indian soil on October 27, 1947, in the Kashmir Valley. While speaking to ANI, Lt. General BS Raju, GOC Chinar Corps said, "I congratulate infantry jawans deployed in tough terrains and hinterlands, they can reach where no one can reach. Situation has improved (in Kashmir), youth should use it. Young ones should focus on studies, others should work and not choose wrong path. It's my appeal- If you've picked up arms and shot a video, doesn't mean you are a terrorist, you can come back."
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed preparedness at the Atal Tunnel which is scheduled to be inaugurated on Saturday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the tunnel in Rohtang. PM Modi will be accompanied by the defence minister at the inauguration. Atal Tunnel is the longest highway tunnel in the world which reduces the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 km and the travel time is reduced by five hours. The tunnel is built with ultra-modern specifications in Pir Panjal Range of the Himalayas and is at an altitude of 3,000 metres from Mean Sea Level (MSL). It is a horseshoe-shaped, single-tube double lane tunnel that is 25 kilometres from Manali. The Atal Tunnel is built at a cost of about Rs 3,300 crores. Construction of the tunnel was approved under Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 2000. The foundation stone for the south portal of the tunnel was laid in 2002. Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate Atal Tunnel on 3rd October. While talking to media persons in Shimla, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, Jairam Thakur said, "Prime Minister is likely to visit Manali on October 03 for inauguration of Atal Tunnel. He will also visit Lahaul after that, according to the proposed plan. It has not been finalised yet." The tunnel is being built in Eastern Pir Panjal range on Leh-Manali Highway of the Himalayas. With this tunnel, Lahaul and Spiti will get all weather connectivity. It has been named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Atal tunnel in Himalayas is ready to open soon. "With this tunnel 46 kilometer is reduced and the saving of time is four hours. Lahaul and Spiti is getting all weather connectivity," said Colonel Parikshit Mehra said Director of Atal Tunnel Project. The Tunnel has been named after former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee (previously known as Rohtang Tunnel). Highway tunnel being built under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas on the Leh-Manali Highway. The tunnel being built by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).