Daily Archive: January 21, 2018

“God Knew About This”: Arvind Kejriwal After Lawmakers’ Disqualification

New Delhi : Three years after his party swept the assembly elections in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is thanking providence. The magnitude of the sweep created a buffer that helped maintain his majority in the Delhi Assembly even after the disqualification of 20 lawmakers over the office of profit controversy. Twenty is less than a third of Aam Aadmi Party’s strength in the Delhi assembly. The party won 67 of Delhi’s 70 seats in the 2015 assembly elections.

Today, shortly after President Ram Nath Kovind signed off on the Election Commission’s recommendation to disqualify the lawmakers, the Aam Aadmi Party chief tweeted, "I have always said all this is God’s miracle. He must have known that these people will disqualify our 20 MLAs after 3 years, probably that’s why God gave us 67 out of 70 seats".

Mr Kejriwal’s finger appears to be pointed at the BJP. He has already accused the outgoing Election Commissioner AK Joti of accommodating the BJP, calling his recommendation his "parting gift to PM Modi".

"They victimised us, slapped fake cases on our legislators, got the CBI to conduct raids on me, but they found nothing. At last today, they disqualified 20 of our MLAs," Mr Kejriwal further said.

Veteran MP Congress leader Sriniwas Tiwari cremated

Rewa (MP), Jan 21 (PTI) The mortal remains of senior state Congress leader and former Madhya Pradesh Assembly Speaker Sriniwas Tiwari was today consigned to flames near here.

The Congress leader’s son, Sunderlal Tiwari, lit the funeral pyre, amid chanting of mantras, at his native village Tiwani, some 35 km from the district headquarters.

More than 20,000 people including MP Minister Rajendra Shukla, Leader of the Opposition in MP Assembly Ajay Singh and state Congress chief Arun Yadav paid their last respects to the 93-year-old leader.

Tiwari, popularly known as “white tiger” in political circles, passed away while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Delhi on January 19.

His wife and another son had passed away earlier.

Indian First Ladies-BharulataKamble- First woman driver in the world to complete a transcontinental car journey alone, covering 32,000km spread across 32 countries

BharulataKamble is a real-life story of indomitable courage. She drove solo, without back-up vehicle/crew through the Arctic circle and 32 countries. She drove through 9 mountain ranges, 3 deserts, 9 time zones reaching the altitude of 13000 feet, covering 35,383 kilometers, spreading the message “Save Girls, Educate Girls”. She is the first woman in the world to make such humongous journey and first Indian to hoist India’s flag in the Arctic circle.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

Source: PIB

Indian First Ladies-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan- The first Indian actress to be a jury member at the Cannes Film Festival

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, an actress, model and the winner of theMiss World 1994 pageant became the first Indian actress to be a jury member at theCannes Film Festival. Many firsts have been added to her long list of achievements including being the first Indian to appear on international shows like Late Show with David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey Show and Women acros the Globe hosted by Tyra Banks. She was also ranked as the most bankable Hollywood Star for India by Forbes 2008 and was the first amongst all Indian to feature in that list. Another first was the first woman to reach Siachen Glacier. She has established herself as one of the most popular and influential celebrities in India being associated with various charities like Smiletrain Foundation, UNAIDS, Cancer Patients etc. In the year 2009 she was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

Source: PIB

Indian First Ladies-Anjum Chopra- First woman cricketer from India to be awarded an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club -(MCC).

A Padma Shri and Arjuna award recipient, Anjum Chopra led India to its first Test Series win in South Africa,2002. She is the first Indian player to score a One-day international century and appear in more than 100 ODI’s for India.The first woman player from Asia to receive the honorary life membership from the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Lords Cricket Ground, London; Anjum is a student of Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and an M.B.A from FORE school of management, Delhi.

She was honored with INDIAN WOMEN ACHIEVERS AWARD by the President of India on January 20, 2018 at New Delhi.

Source: PIB