PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Revocation of Article 370 IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/7:41Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-7:40?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Reliance Industries (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani addresses at company’s 42nd Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on Aug 12, 2019.IANSReliance Industries Ltd (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Monday said that the company is committed to support the developmental needs of the new Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and that it will create a task force to explore investment opportunities in region.At the 42nd Annual General Meeting of the company, he said that the company would make a lot of announcements on the developmental initiatives it plans to take in the newly-created Union Territories.”We stand committed to support the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in all their developmental needs. Reliance will create a special task force and you will see a lot of announcements on Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and our developmental initiatives in the coming months,” Ambani said.His statement comes days after the Central government annulled Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. The government also bifurcated the state into the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh.About the philanthropic work of the Reliance Foundation, Ambani, during the AGM, said that it has touched the lives of more than 2.9 crore people across the country and through its rural transformation programmes, improved the livelihoods of over 80 lakh people across 19,000 villages.”Last year, our foundation provided relief and rehabilitation to people impacted by natural calamities in Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. As we speak, our teams are involved in relief and rehabilitation efforts in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala,” he said.
Awami LeagueAwami League on Wednesday placed an 11-point proposal, including introduction of the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs), for holding the next general election in a credible manner.During a dialogue with the Election Commission that lasted for nearly two hours and 15 minutes, the ruling party also proposed submission of the list of polling agents to presiding officers and assistant presiding officers three days before the polling day and strictly curbing the use of black money and muscle power.Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader came up with the disclosure while talking to reporters at Nirbachon Bhaban after the talks.A 21-member Awami League delegation, led by Quader, joined the electoral talks held with chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda in the chair.Quader said they placed a proposal before the Commission to appoint presiding officers, assistant presiding officers and polling officers from among the responsible government employees.Also, the party proposed taking necessary steps to appoint local and foreign observers maintaining highest transparency and caution.”We also told the commission that we support its move to introduce the Representation of the People Order, 1972 and the Delimitation of Constituencies Ordinance, 1976 in Bangla,” the ruling party leader said.The other members of the AL team are — Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Mohammad Nasim, Matia Chowdhury, HT Imam, Mashiur Rahman, Abdur Razzak, Faruk Khan, Ramesh Chandra Sen, Mohammad Jamir, M Rashidul Alam, Mahabub-ul-Alam Hanif, Dipu Moni, Jahangir Kabir Nanak, Abdur Rahman, HN Ashiqur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Abdus Sobhan Golap and Riazul Kabir Kawsar.The EC on 24 August last started dialogue with 40 registered political parties, which will conclude on Thursday next. The Commission already had talks with 37 parties including BNP.
An Indian official recruited for election duty carries an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) walks towards the polling station on the eve of the Tripura state legislative assembly election, in Agartala on Saturday. Photo: AFPVoting for the Assembly elections in India’s northeastern state of Tripura began on Sunday morning amidst tight security, official said.“Men and women in large numbers queued up in front of many polling stations well before polling opened at 7:00am in the entire state. Polling ends at 4:00 pm,” said Sriram Taranikanti, the chief electoral officer.In all, 2,536,589 people, including 1,250,128 women and 47,803 first-time voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 292 candidates, including 23 women and many independents.“Apprehending troubles by some tribal outfit, a record 50,000 para-military and other state security personnel have been deployed while two air surveillance team led by senior officials are conducting surveillance by helicopters,” the election official.