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$5 trillion economy is achievable, says Modi
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

$5 trillion economy is achievable, says Modi

Stresses need for structural reforms in agriculture16 Jun 2019 | 6:37 AM

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on “a collective fight against poverty, unemployment, drought, flood, pollution, corruption and violence”.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 15

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed on “a collective fight against poverty, unemployment, drought, flood, pollution, corruption and violence”. He said the target of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024 was “challenging, but achievable”.

Addressing Niti Aayog’s Governing Council meeting here,  the PM reiterated his government’s commitment to double farmers’ income by 2022. “This requires focus on fisheries, animal husbandry, horticulture, fruit and vegetables and the benefits of Kisan Samman Nidhi and other farmer-centric schemes.”  

Noting there was need for structural reforms in agriculture, he spoke of “boosting corporate investment, strengthening logistics and providing ample market support” by ensuring that the food processing sector grew at a pace faster than grain production.

Official sources said PM Modi was of the view that the focus should remain on good governance as it had led “to remarkable progress in several aspirational districts”.

The PM said the battle against Naxal violence was “now in the decisive phase” and must be dealt with firmly. At the same time, development initiatives should be equitable and fast-paced.

He stressed that Niti Aayog had a key role in ensuring  “Sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas”. With several parts of the country facing a drought-like situation, Modi called for a ‘per drop, more crop’ strategy. 

Integrated approach must

Jal Shakti Ministry will help provide an integrated approach to water and states can integrate various efforts towards water conservation and management. — Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

Didi hints at ESMA, says ‘outsiders’ inciting docs

Didi hints at ESMA, says ‘outsiders’ inciting docs

16 Jun 2019 | 6:37 AM

KOLKATA:Healthcare services in West Bengal continue to remain affected with adamant junior doctors failing to turn up at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s office today as sought by her.

Soni too yet to take charge of new dept

Soni too yet to take charge of new dept

16 Jun 2019 | 6:37 AM

CHANDIGARH:Even as Navjot Singh Sidhu, former Local Bodies minister, is yet to take charge of his new portfolio of Power, another Punjab minister OP Soni, claim sources, has made it clear that he will not take over the Department of Medical Education and Research recently assigned to him.

Outrage post suicide by Rohtak doc ‘over leave’

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16 Jun 2019 | 6:37 AM

ROHTAK:Patient-care services at the PGIMS here remained affected for the second day today as resident doctors continued to boycott work following suicide by an MD student.

India vs Pak: It’s more about pride
AT THE WORLD CUP

India vs Pak: It’s more about pride

16 Jun 2019 | 6:37 AM

Passions running high, people already arguing over the result, some shelling out upward of Rs 2 lakh for a ticket, the Manchester airport making room for private jets ferrying in the billionaire fans — yes, India vs Pakistan at the World Cup is upon us again.

In Punjab, rampant abuse of power subsidy by well-off

In Punjab, rampant abuse of power subsidy by well-off

16 Jun 2019 | 6:37 AM

PATIALA:Power subsidy (free power) meant for marginal farmers has been usurped by Punjab’s rich and influential agriculturists, with over two lakh consumers having two subsidised agriculture power (AP) connections and over 10,000 with four or more.

7 die cleaning hotel sewer  in Vadodara
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7 die cleaning hotel sewer in Vadodara

16 Jun 2019 | 6:37 AM

VADODARA:Seven persons, including four sanitation workers, died on Saturday after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning sewer of a hotel in Vadodara district of Gujarat, officials said.

Byelections for  6 Rajya Sabha seats on July 5

Byelections for 6 Rajya Sabha seats on July 5

16 Jun 2019 | 6:37 AM

NEW DELHI:The Election Commission today announced bypolls to six Rajya Sabha seats on July 5, including the one vacated by BJP chief Amit Shah following his election to the Lok Sabha.

Climbers’ bodies sink deeper post fresh avalanches

Climbers’ bodies sink deeper post fresh avalanches

16 Jun 2019 | 6:40 AM

PITHORAGARH:The bodies of foreign mountaineers, who went missing on way to the Nanda Devi East peak in Uttarakhand, will have to be dug out as they have sunk deeper under snow with fresh avalanches witnessed in the area.


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Centre issues fresh advisory to Bengal

Centre issues fresh advisory to Bengal

16 Jun 2019 | 7:05 AM

NEW DELHI: The Centre today sought separate reports from the West Bengal Government on the ongoing doctors’ strike and on political violence in the state, which has claimed 160 lives in the past four years, officials said.

CITY FOCUS

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Set up fresh riverwater tribunal: CM

16 Jun 2019 | 6:50 AM

NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over the water crisis in Northern India, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support in his effort to upgrade water distribution infrastructure in the state, as he also called for setting up of a fresh river waters tribunal to address the disputes among neighbouring states in view of their dwindling water availability.

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Cong councillor held day after assault on woman

16 Jun 2019 | 6:50 AM

MUKTSAR: The police today arrested Congress councillor Rakesh Chaudhary for his alleged involvement in the thrashing of a woman over non-repayment of loan here yesterday.

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Summons issued to former Akali MLA, 3 cops in police firing case

16 Jun 2019 | 6:50 AM

FARIDKOT: The Court of Judicial Magistrate on Saturday issued summons to former Akali MLA Mantar Singh Brar and three other accused — an ADCP, DSP and SHO — in the Kotkapura police firing case of October 2015.

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Prolonged heat wave bad for cotton crop: Farmers

Prolonged heat wave bad for cotton crop: Farmers

16 Jun 2019 | 6:07 AM

CHANDIGARH: A prolonged spell of heat wave is damaging cotton crop in the state, as the crop which is still at a tender stage is dithering away due to burning in excessive heat and inadequate irrigation.

Now, packed hotels trigger chaos in Shimla

Now, packed hotels trigger chaos in Shimla

16 Jun 2019 | 6:56 AM

SHIMLA: Hotels in the Queen of Hills are booked to capacity with a large number of tourists thronging the place to escape the scorching heat of the plains.

More trouble for J&K Bank, dy mayor

More trouble for J&K Bank, dy mayor

16 Jun 2019 | 6:16 AM

SRINAGAR: Days after income tax (IT) officials raided the offices of Sheikh Imran, Deputy Mayor of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) and the Peoples Conference leader, more trouble is in store for him as the J&K Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) has registered a case against him for his alleged shady business deals.

Retaliatory tariff on 29 US products from tomorrow

Retaliatory tariff on 29 US products from tomorrow

15 Jun 2019 | 7:27 AM

NEW DELHI: After extending the deadline for several times, India has decided to impose additional customs duties on 29 US products, including almond, walnut and pulses, with effect from June 16, sources said. A notification in this regard will be issued by the Finance Ministry soon, they added.

NoHong Kong''s Chief Executive Carrie Lam arrives holds a press conference in Hong Kong on Saturday, June 15, 2019. AP/PTI

Hong Kong govt suspends divisive extradition bill

15 Jun 2019 | 6:02 PM

HONG KONG: Hong Kong’s embattled leader on Saturday said a divisive bill that would allow extraditions to China would be “suspended” in a major climbdown from her government after a week of unprecedented protests.

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With video proof, US blames Iran for twin tanker attacks

15 Jun 2019 | 8:10 AM

DUBAI:US President Donald Trump blamed Iran on Friday for attacks on two oil tankers at the entrance to the Gulf despite Tehran’s denials, stoking fears of a confrontation in the vital oil shipping route.

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Saudi seeks oil supply protection as US, Iran face off

15 Jun 2019 | 9:52 PM

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia called for swift action to secure Gulf energy supplies, after the United States blamed Iran for attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route that have raised fears of broader confrontation in the region.

NoAustralia''s Aaron Finch in action against Sri Lanka. Reuters

Finch's 153 sets up Australia's 87-run win over Sri Lanka

15 Jun 2019 | 11:15 PM

LONDON: Skipper Aaron Finch stroked his way to a majestic century as defending champions Australia inched closer to the semifinal berth with a crushing 87-run win over Sri Lanka in their World Cup fixture here Saturday.

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Pakistan's Amir targets India, inspired by memory of late mother

15 Jun 2019 | 11:10 PM

MANCHESTER:Pakistan pace spearhead Mohammad Amir says the memory of his late mother will spur him on in the high-voltage World Cup clash against arch-rivals India in Manchester on Sunday.

India beat South Africa 5-1 to win FIH Series Finals

15 Jun 2019 | 10:54 PM

BHUBANESWAR: India lived up to their billing and thrashed South Africa 5-1 in the summit clash to win the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament here on Saturday.

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