Daily Archive: March 18, 2018

Manmohan Singh accuses PM Modi of not fulfilling these promises

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the promises that he had made during the campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The former Prime Minister was speaking at the 84th plenary session of the Indian National Congress.

“When Modiji was campaigning he made lots of tall promises. Those promises have not been fulfilled. He said we will provide 2 crore jobs, we have not seen even 2 lakh jobs,” Singh said on Sunday. He also blamed that the NDA government is responsible for the poor law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “The Modi Govt has mismanaged Jammu and Kashmir like never before. The atmosphere is deteriorating day in and day out. The support Pakistan gives to cross-border terrorism is certainly not acceptable to us. We should warn Pakistan that their actions are detrimental to peace and prosperity,” he added.

According to Singh, the country is going through a ‘challenging time’ and the government is responsible for it. “The Congress party made India what it is today. It led the freedom struggle and guided India towards development after Independence. Today, we face similar challenges of carrying forward development and social justice,” Singh said.

Other Congress leaders such as Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi also criticised the Modi government over its economic and foreign policies.

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20 years of Aishwarya: ‘Rekha Maa’ pens heartwarming letter

MUMBAI: Veteran actress Rekha has penned an emotional letter to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the actress has completed two decades in the film industry.

In the letter to a leading fashion magazine Femina, Rekha lauded Bachchan bahu’s that has touched many hearts.

Here’s the full letter:

My Ash,

A woman like you who is in harmony with her spirit is like a flowing river, never stagnant. She goes where she wants to without pretence; and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself. People may forget what you said, they may also forget what you did but they will never forget how you made them feel. You are a living example that courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently! Your deep strength and pure energy introduces you even before you speak!

NBCC enters road construction; gets contract for Rs2,000 crore project

New Delhi: Diversifying into road construction, state-owned NBCC (India) Ltd on Sunday said it has bagged a contract to build Rs2,000 crore road project in Uttarakhand.

“NBCC (India) Ltd., the navratna CPSE under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, today added yet another aspect to its expanding business by diversifying into the road construction space,” the company said in a statement.

It said a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between NBCC executive director (engineering) Yogesh JP Sharma and Ecotourism Development Corporation of Uttarakhand Ltd (EDCUL) managing director Anup Malik to construct an eco-tourism circuit along Kotdwar-Ramnagar Kandi road.

The 50km four-lane highway road project-estimated to cost Rs2,000 crore-will be developed under green infrastructure/green road model. The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun will be the partner institute of NBCC for ecological planning of the project which will be conducted through satellite data.

“NBCC is always scouting for growth opportunities in existing and new sectors. With the present Government’s thrust towards roads and highways construction, we foresee immense opportunities in this space,” company’s chairman-cum-managing director Anoop Kumar Mittal said.