MORNING NEWS AUDITORIAL | 13th June, 2019

Good Morning,

 

 

NOW EVEN US SECRETARY OF STATE SAYS, MODI HAI TO MUMKIN HAI


And thank god the weather isn’t controlled by any government, yet, else relief by rains would also be counted as political achievements. Sab Mumkin hai, it’s not just me saying it, now even US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is saying it, though his cheers, like of any other politician comes with an intention to sell his goodie bags.

“As Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi said in his latest campaign, ‘Modi hai to mumkin hai,’ or ‘Modi makes it possible’, I’m looking forward to exploring what’s possible between our people,” Pompeo said in his major India policy speech at the India Ideas Summit of US-India Business Council on Wednesday.

Making a strong case for a free and open Indo-Pacific, he said it starts from the premise that the two share common values of democracy, freedom, and a belief in the ingenuity of the human spirit. Two share common values, not so sure about democracy and freedom, but ingenuity needs to be credited to both Trump and Modi.

 

 

MODI SETS GROUND RULES FOR MINISTERS: CLOCK IN BY 9:30 am AND NO WORKING FROM HOME

 

 

It is 13th June 2019 and if you are running late for work and are hurrying your way there, well the good news is that soon even Modi’s ministers will have to be on time, the Bossman has spoken, after all, Modi hai to Mumkin hai.

Reach office on time and avoid working from home to set an example for others — these were some of the instructions Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave to the council of ministers on Wednesday.

Modi also talked about the five-year agenda which every ministry has to formulate and an impactful decision needs to be taken in the first 100 days of the government.

 

 

 

MODI GOVT TO PROVIDE 100% FUNDING TO DEVELOP SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS & GEO-TAG WAQF PROPERTIES

 

So let us start with a welcome agenda, though most agenda in politics is like elephant’s teeth. However, all waqf properties across India will be geo-tagged and digitised and the government will provide 100 per cent funding to develop educational institutions and hospitals on such properties for the welfare of society, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Wednesday. The Centre has decided to start a programme on a war footing to utilise waqf properties across the country for educational empowerment and employment-oriented skill development of the needy, especially economically backward girls in those areas which were deprived of these facilities since Independence, the minority affairs minister said.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has decided to provide 100 per cent funding to develop schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, hospitals, multi-purpose community halls “Sadbhav Mandap” on waqf land under Pradhanmantri Jan Vikas Karykram (PMJVK), he said.

 

 

AFTER FULL PAGE ADS ON J&K GOVERNOR’s ACHIEVEMENT, PRESIDENT RULE EXTENDED IN STATE FOR 6 MORE MONTHS

 

And like I said earlier, like elephants teeth, every political agenda has multiple motives and none could be starker than President’s rule in J&K.

In case you haven’t seen it, do go check your newspaper for that full page Ads praising the Governor. Now sure, why are we cheering about President’s rule, something which at the heart of it is anti-democratic. I would have happily joined in the cheers, if the Governor had taken steps in the direction of, getting elections done. Rather, the Union Cabinet Wednesday approved the extension of President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir for six more months beginning July 3, Union minister Prakash Javedkar said.

 

 

 

TWO DAYS AFTER HER ELECTIONS, UP BAR COUNCIL CHIEF SHOT DEAD IN AGRA COURT

 

 

But why should Modiji have all the slogans? There should be one coined which says, Yogi hai to Mumkin hai. Else, what explains the audacity of anyone to kill in broad daylight, especially if the killer and the killed, both happen to be upholders of the law. Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Yadav was shot dead allegedly by a fellow-advocate while she was attending an event on the Agra district court premises on Wednesday, two days after she was elected to the position. The attacker, identified as Manish Sharma, then shot himself with his licensed pistol.

This was Ms Yadav’s first visit to the court after her election.

 

 

ISRO UNVEILS PLANS FOR ITS MOST COMPLEX MISSION: CHANDRAYAAN 2

 

But, not all is bad, for every failure of the North, there is an achievement from the South India that still helps India keeps its head held high.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Wednesday unveiled plans for its second unmanned mission to the moon, in what would be another milestone in the country’s space exploration programme. The lunar landing is expected to take place on 6 or 7 September on the unexplored south polar region of the moon—a first for any country—which has the possibility of the presence of water in permanently shadowed areas as well as craters that are cold traps that contain the fossil record of the early solar system. Chandrayaan-2 is also headed by two women: project director Vanitha M and mission director Ritu Karidhal.

 

 

 

THE STREETS OF HONG KONG ARE UNEASY

 

 

And with that lets head to International news and let’s begin with Hong Kong, or how China likes to term it, Internal affairs.

Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city’s financial district for the rest of the week after a day of violence over an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

 

Hong Kong police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who threw plastic bottles on Wednesday as protests against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial turned to violent chaos. More than 72 people have been injured.

Opposition to the bill on Sunday triggered Hong Kong’s biggest political demonstration since its handover from British to Chinese rule in 1997 under a “one country, two systems” deal guaranteeing its special autonomy, including freedom of assembly, free press and an independent judiciary.

But many accuse China of extensive meddling since, including obstruction of democratic reforms, interference with local elections and of being behind the disappearance of five Hong Kong based booksellers, who specialised in works critical of Chinese leaders.

 

 

 

RUSSIA POLICE DETAIN MORE THAN 500 AT PROTEST OVER JOURNALIST’S ARREST

 

Meanwhile, protests in Russia too, but there you are simply arrested. Russian police detained more than 500 people, including opposition politician Alexei Navalny, at a protest in Moscow on Wednesday calling for punishment for police officers involved in the alleged framing of a journalist.

Police abruptly dropped drug charges a day earlier against investigative journalist Ivan Golunov, a rare U-turn by the authorities in the face of anger from his supporters who said he was targeted over his reporting.

 

 

MEXICAN PRESIDENT TO SELL PLANE TO CURB ILLEGAL MIGRATION

 

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged to use profits from the sale of his presidential plane to fund efforts to curb illegal migration.

 

 

PENTAGON EMITS MORE GREENHOUSE GASES THAN PORTUGAL

 

The United States creates more planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions through its defence operations alone than industrialized countries such as Sweden and Portugal, researchers said on Wednesday.

 

The Pentagon, which oversees the US military, released about 59m metric tons of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in 2017, according to the first study to compile such comprehensive data, published by Brown University.

 

 

A FUNGAL INFECTION IS THREATENING THE EXISTENCE OF WORLD’s FATTEST PARROT SPECIE

 

That is pretty much all I have for you for today, but before we leave you to make it work on time, I thought you should know about, the world’s fattest parrot who is facing an existential threat in the form of a dangerous fungal infection which has already endangered a fifth of its species. If you recall a video with Stephen Fry doing the rounds where a parrot was loving his head, well, this is that species.

 

 


That’s all from me for today. If you are in Mumbai, stay as far away from bridges. Happy rains, and happy working. Until tomorrow, good bye from takeapart.in

 

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