US President Donald Trump calls on Arab leaders to tackle Islamic extremism.
US President Donald Trump today asked the Arab World to confront extremism in Islam. Addressing a summit of Islamic nations in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, Trump said, the fight against extremism is not a battle between different faiths but a battle between good and evil. He said it is a battle against barbaric criminals who seek to obliterate human life.
The US President’s speech is part of a re-set effort with the Muslim world. He had frequently attacked Muslims on the campaign trail last year and tried to ban many from entering the United States.
Tejas Express – the introduction in Indian railways.
The Railways will introduce for the first time a high-speed and air-conditioned Tejas Express tomorrow. It will run between Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai and Karmali station in Goa.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag-off the train via video conferencing from Dadar in the afternoon. It will run five days a week during non-monsoon period and three days a week during the monsoon.
The Tejas Express is a semi high-speed train having modern on board facilities, enhanced passenger comfort and showcases the future of Train travel in India. The first rake comprises 19 coaches including sixteen non-executive and two executive chair cars besides one power coach. The newly designed coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 kilometre per hour but due to constraints related to rail tracks, these coaches will run at a speed of 160 kilometre per hour. The train will take eight and half hours during non monsoon season and ten and half hours during monsoon season to complete the journey.
Anshu Jamsenpa creates history.
Anshu Jamsenpa from Arunachal Pradesh has created history by becoming the first woman to conquer Mount Everest twice within five days. She along with Nepalease climber Furi Sherpa scaled the Everest at 8 this morning.
Anshu also become the first Indian women to reach Mt Everest for the fifth time. She successfully climbed Mt Everest twice in 2011 and later in 2013. India’s Dhankude Kishor Dattatraya, Brij Mohan Sharma and Ravi Kumar also successfully conquered Mt. Everest on Saturday. But Ravi Kumar is missing after he was descending to lower camps. Rescue and search efforts are on. Meanwhile an American and Australian climber died today while they were trying to scale roof of the world. Raj Kumar AIR News Kathmandu.
Meanwhile, British mountaineer and expedition leader Tim Mosedale has said the famous feature of the Mount Everest, Hillary Step, has collapsed, potentially making it even more dangerous to climbers. After reaching the summit on the 16th of this month, he wrote on Facebook that Hillary Step is no more. Mountaineers said it may have fallen victim to Nepal’s devastating 2015 earthquake.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch various developmental projects in Gujarat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Gujarat from today. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi said, he will launch various projects of Kandla Port in Kutch district, before attending a public gathering at the nearby town of Gandhidham.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay foundation stone of about 6 developmental projects worth of 996 rupees crore in the border district of Kutch. At the exhibition hall of Kandla port trust, Prime Minister will lay foundation stone of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre. He will also lay foundation stone of two Cargo berths and mechanised fertilizer handling facility at Kandla Port. He will announce the purchase of two mobile harbour cranes for the Kandla port. Prime Minister will also lay foundation stone of Railway Bridge at Sal junction in Kutch. He will inaugurate the pumping station of the Narmada water supply project in Kutch region at Lodhida village near Bhachau- and also address the public meeting.”
Tomorrow, Mr Modi will attend the annual general meeting of African Development Bank in Gandhinagar. The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa’.
Central Government’s project to clean River Ganga – Namami Gange
In Uttarakhand, work has started on Namami Gange, the Central Government’s project to clean River Ganga. The objective of the 20,000 crore rupee project is to include Ganga among the clean rivers of the world by making it pollution free. The national committee on Namami Gange Project, Sanjay Chaturvedi said:
“Works worth 850 crore rupee have so far been sanctioned for Uttarakhand. The important and large job among these includes the 50 crore rupee construction work at Chandighat in Haridwar. Similarly, at other places like Rishikesh 150 crore rupee will be spent on the schemes. At Munikireti, works costing 60 crore rupees will be undertaken. Construction work is in progress under Namami Gange Yojana at the four places including Kedarntah, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.”
Several measures are being undertaken to clean the Ganga and all its tributaries in Uttarakhand –
“The polluted water from the towns located along the rivers banks of Ganga, Bhagirathi and Alaknanda in Uttarakhand will be released in Ganga after it is cleaned through sewer treatment plants, STPs. For this, the STPs are being established at Joshimath, Rudraprayag, Karanaprayag and Kirtinagar. In Haridwar also several Ghats and STPs are being constructed under the project. Central Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti has already visited many towns including Haridwar along the banks of Ganga in the state in this connection.”
Courtesy of – All India Radio