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President & PM of India condoles the loss of lives of school children in a bus accident in Telangana

New Delhi : The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the loss of lives in accident in which a passenger train hit a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana.

President has said “I am extremely saddened to learn about the accident in which some school children lost their lives and many others are critically injured after a passenger train hit a school bus at an unmanned railway crossing in Telangana. I understand relief operations are underway.

I am sure that the State Government and other agencies are taking necessary steps to provide urgent medical assistance to the injured and all possible aid to the bereaved families.

Please convey my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased. I wish speedy recovery to the injured persons”.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has expressed his deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the accident in Medak district.

The Prime Minister prays for the speedy recovery of those injured in the accident.

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Logo design competition launches for ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ Campaign

New Delhi : The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development today launched a Logo Design Competition for the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ Campaign. The President of India in his address to the Parliament this year had announced that such a campaign will be launched across the country for saving the girl child and enabling her education. The Union Finance Minister has announced an initial corpus of Rs. 100 crore for the campaign in the budget for the year 2014-15. The Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt. Maneka Gandhi has said that education and safety of the girl child is top priority of the Government.

The logo for the campaign ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ is to be developed through crowd sourcing with the purpose of including the logo in all advertisements issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and also for mass campaign through conventional and social media.

The Global Logo Design Competition shall have the following objectives:-

• Creation of a Logo for a campaign aimed at improving child sex ratio and promote value of the girl child

• Highlight the absolute importance of education in empowering girls

• Ensuring engagement with the youth of the country on this issue as they are the future parents

• Ensuring ownership of the issue by the masses as stakeholders and generating awareness through the competition.

The ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign will be a major inter-ministerial initiative of Government of India bringing together Ministries/Institutions/Civil societies in a rational effort to reverse the declining sex ratio. The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development will be nodal ministry and will be assisted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in this endeavour.

The last date for receiving entries is 3rd August, 2014. The winning entry will receive a cash award of Rs. 50,000/- and national recognition. Entries can be emailed to betibachaobetipadhao@gmail.com

The details of the logo competition for ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ can be obtained from www.wcd.nic.in

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Osmanabad ACB set up toll free number 1064 for reporting bribary

Osmanabad : Osmanabad anti corruption bureau has setup a Toll free helpline 1064 for public.

The ACB expects to increase its accessibility for the common man. Anybody can use this number to lodge a complaint against government servants seeking bribe.

If complainant wants to knows about status of his compliant & Investigation process of  ACB they can call  on the following 24X7 helpline numbers 8275306860, 9823730301 & hot line 97650008533, 02472-222879 Toll Free No. 1064.

KSRTC Wins India Says Yes Award 2014

Bangalore : The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has been recognized as the best in class for AC Bus journeys in India winning the HolidayIQ.com India Says Yes Award 2014 based on feedback from over 1 million Indian travellers. KSRTC is the first State Road transport Corporation to win such an accolade in India.

On receiving the India Says Yes Award, B.N.S. Reddy, Managing Director – KSRTC said, “Ensuring traveller safety and comfort with good quality and service continues to be our focus and we are delighted to receive this honour. We would like to express our gratitude to the Indian travellers who have made this win possible by sharing their feedback on HolidayIQ.com. We would also like to thank HolidayIQ.com for the India Says Yes Award and appreciate their effort to study traveller feedback in detail and empower the industry with it.”

Hari Nair, Founder & CEO of HolidayIQ.com said, “The India Says Yes Awards 2014 is a unique accolade solely based on genuine traveller reviews by a million Indians on HolidayIQ.com and is the ultimate indicator of what Indian travellers love. The award currently honours players in the travel industry such as Hotels, Resorts, homestays, other accommodation options and Bus operators. In the next three to six months we will be extending the awards to include players in the travel industry who cater to all aspects of a holiday such as traditional (offline) travel agents, online travel agents, Airlines and Tourism boards that have consistently delivered on traveller expectations.”

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PM offers floral tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak

New Delhi : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today offered floral tributes to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, onLokanyaTilak his birth anniversary, in Central Hall of Parliament.

The Speaker, Lok Sabha – Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, the Union Minister for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs – Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs – Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs – Shri Prakash Javadekar, Shri L.K. Advani, and other dignitaries were also present.

“On Bal Gangadhar Tilak`s birth anniversary, we salute the great freedom fighter who ignited the spark of patriotism with a call for `Swaraj`,” the Prime Minister said.

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PM visit Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

Mumbai : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi visited the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and interacted with scientists.Modi being briefed by the Secretary DAE and Chairman, AEC, Dr. R.K Sinha, about BARC exhibition, at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)

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