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Major News and Events of 31 July 2016

What Happened on 31 July 2016


Sushma evokes Collective Indian Will to help over 10,000 Starving Indians in Saudi Arabia

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has appealed to 30 lakh Indians living in Saudi Arabia to help over 10,000 Indian workers in the country who have lost their jobs and are facing severe food shortage due to financial hardship. Though Indian government has asked its envoy in Saudi Arabia to provide food along with other assistances to the starving Indians, Sushma tried to evoke collective will of the Indian nation to sail through the humanitarian crisis. Indian government swung into action after a man tweeted that 800 Indians are starving in Jeddah for the last 3 days.

PM Modi delivers his Mann ki Baat Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed nation through his “Mann ki Baat” wished best of luck to the participating Indian sportspersons in the upcoming Rio Olympics 2016 and went on to speak about various other issues including better healthcare, benefits of technology, and his recent visit to the African nations. He also asked people to share their ideas through the Mobile App or MyGov so that he can incorporate ideas during his August 15 speech.

Assam Flood Situation Critical, Interim Flood Report submitted to Home Ministry

Assam’s flood situation remains critical as the current deluge has till now claimed 29 lives.  Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has reported that 3 persons died recently, each in Goalpara district’s Lakhipur, Darrang district’s Dalgaon, and Barpeta district’s Kalgachia. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, in a press conference after making aerial survey of flood-hit Kaziranga, Nagaon, and Morigaon, said that he didn’t imagine the situation in flood hit Assam was so grave and went on to regard the problem as a “big challenge”. Interim Flood Report has been submitted to the home ministry.

PM Modi flags off "Run for Rio" and bats for Desi Food during Rio Olympics

While flagging off a promotional event “Run for Rio” in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made strong pitch for promoting sports in India and went on to question the raison d'être of paying higher daily allowance to the bureaucrats than the sportspersons, who indeed bring “glory to the country”. PM Modi said that this disparity of pay have been done away with. He went on to say that Indian team is being sent to Rio in advance so that they can aclimitize in the foreign environment. PM Modi informed that Indian contingent will get Indian food during their stay in Rio.

Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM Nirmal Singh contradicts BJP's Official Line on Burhan Killing

Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Nirmal Singh, said that the slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by the Indian security forces “was an accident”, thereby going against the official line of the BJP. His comments are pretty similar to J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s statement where she said that Burhan could have been givena second chance if security forces knew he was present in the intelligence-driven operation in the targeted house in Anantnag’s Bamdoora village. However, J&K BJP chief Sat Sharma said that security forces did know about Burhan Wani’s presence during the operation.

J&K Deputy CM Nirmal Singh contradicts BJP's Official Line on Burhan Killing

Senior BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Nirmal Singh, said that the slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani by the Indian security forces “was an accident”, thereby going against the official line of the BJP. His comments are pretty similar to J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s statement where she said that Burhan could have been givena second chance if security forces knew he was present in the intelligence-driven operation in the targeted house in Anantnag’s Bamdoora village. However, J&K BJP chief Sat Sharma said that security forces did know about Burhan Wani’s presence during the operation.

Section of BJP MPs ask Modi Government & Party to act against Hooligan Cow Protectionists

With rising political protests against the atrocities met to the Dailts by the self-proclaimed vigilante cow protectors across the country, section of BJP’s MPs (especially belonging to Dalit community) have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government in the center as well as party’s central leadership to send “strong message” to stop hooliganism in the name of protecting cows. While Yashwant Singh (MP from UP’s Nagina) said that it is the duty of government and party leadership to create an atmosphere for respecting human lives, another MP from UP’s Mohanlalganj Kaushal Kishore asked the party to act strongly against committees that are involved in assaulting Dalits in the name of cow protection.




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