Maldives opposition candidate says he has won presidential election
Walmart, Target Speak Out Against Tariffs
Tropical Storm Kirk Forms In The Atlantic
With Conditions | Trending: Christine Blasey Ford Agrees to Testify Next Week
Pompeo: US Would Win Trade War with China
Just having best development ideas not enough: Prime Minister Modi
12 October 2017, 08:49 | Devin Moran
Economic Advisory Council chairman Bibek Debroy
Talking to media after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg in New Delhi, Panneerselvam said that no political issues were discussed during the meeting. The event also marked the 115th birth anniversary of socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan. It was attended by officials from local self-governance institutions and women of self-help groups from across the country.
"The Prime Minister also remembered Nanaji Deshmukh and said that the country was "motivated" by his service". He asked that this Diwali we should use "diyas" made by local porters.
Referring to Nanaji Deshmukh and his devotion towards rural development, PM Modi spoke about how the great social activist refused to join the Janata Government as minister, when it was formed in 1977 saying that he would prefer working to make villages self-reliant and free from poverty.
Modi was speaking in New Delhi at the birth centenary celebrations of Nanaji Deshmukh. Initiatives have to be completed on time and the fruits of development must reach the intended beneficiaries.
"PM has been apprised about the steps taken by the government and he has ordered a central government's medical team to visit the state to assess the situation", he said. "The poison of casteism destroys the village and crushes its dreams", Modi said. "Their prolonged stay will help the rural areas gain from their presence", Modi said, adding that rural India today seeks to get facilities available in cities such as power supply, latest technology and internet connections.
Stating that the rural economy should look beyond the production of mere foodgrains, he said a comprehensive integrated approach was required to increase production of timber, fisheries and cattle rearing in the villages. This was essential to achieve targets and avoid delusions and diversion, so that qualitative changes take place in the lives of rural people when independent India turns 75 in 2022, he said.
Lufthansa has bought a large chunk of Air Berlin
News of the deal pushed Lufthansa shares up more than 3 percent to their highest level in almost 17 years. Air Berlin previously said others, such as Thomas Cook's Condor, could pick up some parts of the business.
Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released
The couple were last seen in a video released in December past year where they pleaded for their governments to help free them. When the couple will return stateside is unclear, a US official told the Associated Press .
Triple killings: Search for suspect, child continues in Ohio
Law enforcement agencies throughout OH are searching for a 7-year-old boy that was abducted from a crime scene in Lawrence County. The sheriff says deputies spotted Lawson driving around 12:30 a.m., but he ran into woods after a short pursuit in Ironton.
Reasons Why shuts down production
The production for the second season of 13 Reasons Why has been stopped due to the horrifying Northern California wildfires . The story follows the death of Hannah Baker and the impact her death has on the people around her.
Man files lawsuit against Chicago Cubs after foul ball injury
While the Chicago Cubs are facing the Washington Nationals in the playoffs, they reportedly are also facing a lawsuit from a fan. Loos has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball for fifty thousand dollars in damages.
Bitcoin bursts through $5000 for the first time
Goldman CEO Llloyd Blankfein added to the hype, tweeting that "folks were also skeptical when paper money displaced gold". Reports have recently emerged stating that trading in the currency could resume but with increased regulation .