• Special Report
  • Centre to RBI: The Rs 11,400 crore fraud is a “supervisory failure” at the central bank

    Mumbai/New Delhi: The Centre is finally taking a call on the PNB fraud in a letter to the RBI, it has been conveyed that the Rs 11,400 crore fraud smacks of ‘‘supervisory failure” at the central bank. The RBI has been further asked to explain why the alleged scam discovered by the PNB went undetected in its systems. It has also been told to check the efficacy of its fraud-detecting procedures and systems.

    A Reuters report says that in the letter, the government has raised questions about the central bank’s “efficacy of supervision to detect and check systemic failure.” “Either the framework designed by the RBI to prevent and detect such frauds is inadequate or the RBI is unable to ensure its effective implementation,” the letter says.

    Your actions destroyed my brand and business: Nirav Modi to PNB
    The RBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the wire service, since it was a holiday in Mumbai. A finance ministry spokesman also declined to comment. Meanwhile, the CBI gave the CVC a presentation on the alleged fraud. The CBI has told the commission that a system failure took place at several levels.  The CVC, in turn, has issued instructions that officials involved in the fraud, as well as those who could have taken action and prevented the fraud, be identified.

    In another development, the CBI has sealed Punjab National Bank’s MCB Brady House branch in Mumbai. It is at this branch that the fraud was carried out. A source at the CBI said the branch was likely to resume operations on Tuesday.


    Hit hard by the country’s biggest bank fraud, the government is looking at tightening the norms for appointment of statutory auditors at public sector banks to help detect any irregularities early and take corrective actions, according to a government official. At present, PSBs appoint their own auditors and questions have been raised about how the fraud could have remained undetected for seven long years.


  • Nitish Kumar Government Conspiring to Poison My Food, Says RJD's Tejashwi Yadav

    Tejashwi Yadav said his phone is being tapped and attempts are being made to lace his food with poisonous and narcotic substances. Spies have been deployed to keep a watch on his movements.

    Patna: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday accused Bihar's Nitish Kumar government of hatching a "serious conspiracy" to derail his statewide 'Samvidhan Bachao Nyay Yatra', claiming that his phone was being tapped and attempts were made to lace his food with "poisonous" substances.

    "Nitish Kumar is in a tizzy over the massive public support to Samvidhan Bachao Nyay Yatra. It has been learned through reliable sources that the Nitish government is involved in a serious conspiracy against me," the leader of the state assembly said in a tweet in Hindi.

    "Obstacles are being laid in the way of my getting a room at Circuit Houses. My phone is being tapped and attempts are being made to lace my food with poisonous and narcotic substances. Spies have been deployed to keep a watch on my movements. A vicious campaign is on to sully my reputation and endanger my life", the former Bihar deputy chief minister said in another tweet.

    Tejashwi Yadav

    नीतीश कुमार हमारी संविधान बचाओ न्याय यात्रा को मिल रहे अपार जनसमर्थन से घबराकर बौखलाहट में है। विश्वस्त सूत्रों से ज्ञात हुआ है नीतीश सरकार द्वारा मेरे ख़िलाफ गंभीर साज़िश की जा रही है।

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    Tejashwi Yadav

    फ़ोन टैपिंग के बाद अब सर्किट हाउस में मेरे ठहरने से लेकर, खाने-पीने की चीज़ों में नशीले और विषैले पदार्थ मिलाने की कोशिश के साथ-साथ सभास्थल तक पीछा कर जासूसी करवाई जा रही है। छवि बिगाड़ने और जानमाल का नुक़सान पहुँचाने का कुचक्र रचा जा रहा है।

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    "The entire country knows that Nitish Kumar is an undemocratic opportunist who can go to any extent to settle scores with his opponents. I am unable to understand what harm has been caused to him by a barely 28-year-old man. As a matter of fact, he won an election with our help and later betrayed the mandate," Yadav, the younger son of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, said.

    Yadav had become the Deputy CM in 2015 after the Grand Alliance comprising RJD, Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and Congress won a comprehensive victory in the assembly polls.

    Last year, Kumar walked out of the alliance following corruption cases against Yadav. After resigning from his post, he formed a new government with the BJP.

    During his state-wide "yatra", Yadav has been harping on alleged betrayal of mandate by Kumar and accusing the Narendra Modi government at the Centre and the ruling JD(U)-BJP combine of having "framed" Lalu Prasad who is currently lodged in a jail at Ranchi following conviction in a number of fodder scam cases.


  • Ivanka Trump to attend Olympics Closing Ceremony with US delegation

    Washington: Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, will lead the US delegation to attend the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea on Sunday, the White House has said.

    Ivanka, also Trump’s advisor, was scheduled to have dinner on Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at his office in Seoul during her weekend trip to South Korea, said senior White House officials at a background briefing in the day.

    Ivanka did not plan to meet officials from North Korea, said the officials on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity, Xinhua news agency reported. North Korea sent its athletes and cheerleaders as well as a high-ranking delegation to PyeongChang, showing its willingness to improve inter-Korean relations and ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

    Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of North Korean top leader Kim Jong Un, also delivered a letter of Kim Jong Un to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, inviting him to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time. The invitation was made during an informal meeting between Moon and North Korean Olympic delegation, including the younger Kim who serves as the first vice director of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea. The PyeongChang Winter Olympics was slated between February 9-25.


  • It was an ‘absolutely amazing’ week, says new world no 1 Roger Federer

    London: After celebrating his return to the top of the ATP rankings by clinching the Rotterdam Open, 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has insisted that it was an ‘absolutely amazing’ week for him.

    Yesterday, Federer, the oldest man to clinch the world number one spot in tennis, eased past Bulgarian player Grigor Dimitrov 6-2, 6-2 to clinch his 97th title at the Rotterdam Open.

    Speaking after his win, Federer revealed that though his goal was to make it to the semi-finals as he wanted to become the oldest man to seal a numero-uno spot, he somehow managed to lift the title.

    “Thank you very very much. What a week it’s been, absolutely amazing. The goal was to make it to the semis but I won the tournament so I am very happy. I would like to thank everybody who has been part of this tournament over the years. Getting the players back and making them feel incredibly welcome,” the Daily Express quoted Federer, as saying.

    Meanwhile, the Swiss star also hailed Dimitrov after a tough week in the Netherlands, adding that he is looking forward to face him ahead in the season.

    “Of course I would also like to congratulate Grigor after a tough week. I hope you feel better tomorrow or tonight already. All the best for the season, keep it up and I’m sure I’ll see you around soon,” he said.

    By becoming the oldest number one male player by defeating Dutch opponent Robin Haase in quarter-finals, the 36-year-old had surpassed eight-time Grand Slam winner Andre Agassi, who previously held the record at 33 years since September 2003.

    Federer first became world number one in February 2004 and had not topped the rankings since October 2012. He, in fact, slipped to a low of 17th in January 2017. Federer will officially dethrone his old rival Rafael Nadal at the top of the rankings when the new ATP rankings are updated on Monday.

  • We have managed short-pitched balls pretty well on this tour: Bhuvneshwar Kumar

    Johannesburg: The impressive performance in the ongoing South Africa tour has helped improve Indian batsmen’s reputation of not being good players of short-pitched balls, pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar has asserted. Kumar said South Africa’s ploy to unsettle Indian batsmen with short-pitched balls back-fired in the first Twenty20 on Sunday. whenever India goes abroad, the reputation is that India are not good at batting against short bowling.

    This time we have not seen that thing. We have really tackled it well. Today they bowled 5-6 overs of short bowling to us early on and it really backfired on them,â? Bhuvneshwar said after India’s 28-run win. “Whatever the reputation we had, in the last few years we are playing totally opposite of that. We have managed the short ball pretty well on this tour. They wanted to bowl short but it didn’t really work well for them,â? he said. Bhuvneshwar (5 for 24) grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul in T20 internationals to help India restrict South Africa to 175-9 in 20 overs. â?oWhat I was trying to do is bring about change of pace in my bowling.

    I just wanted to take the pace off the ball because I knew it won’t be easy to hit the ball and that’s what I did. The important thing is how you mix your deliveries according to the wicket,” he said. “For instance, today we bowled a lot of slow balls. It was a part of our strategy on this wicket, to do away with pace and make it difficult for the batsmen to score. Apart from line and length, it’s important to understand how you want to mix your deliveries. It matters. Today, for instance, it was about bowling slow.â? Shikhar Dhawan scored 72 off 39 balls as India sped off in the powerplay overs. The visitors finished with 203/5, their highest total in T20 cricket against South Africa. This was despite the Proteas targeting India with a short-ball strategy.

    Bhuvneshwar hailed the team’s 28-run win in the first T20I as a “complete performance”. â?oWhen we went in there, we knew what we wanted to do as best as a bowling team. We lost the first two Test matches and then we came back. The momentum was on our side and if momentum is on your side, you have got to make it count. Credit has to go the Indian team for the way we have played in every department,â? he said. Bhuvneshwar became the first Indian pacer to pick up five wickets in each format of the game. Additionally, he has experienced a successful tour after impressing with both bat and ball in the Tests as well as the ODI series.

    Also read: India vs South Africa Johannesburg T20I: India beat SA by 28 runs
    The pacer said that managing workloads and fitness has been the key to his success. â?oFirst thing, it comes with fitness. It’s not easy playing all three formats, especially on a single tour. So the first thing before coming here what I wanted to do is manage workload. I wanted to practice but in a specific way, so as to not put extra workload on the body,” he said. taking wickets means a lot to me when you play for your country. It doesn’t matter if you take five wickets or how many as long as you’re winning matches for your country. That’s what matters and taking fifers in every format feels good. I want to do it as long as possible. Bhuvneshwar said batting first on the Wanderers pitch gave them ample idea about the nature of the wicket and it helped when they returned to defend their total.

    After we batted, we had a certain idea of the kind of wicket we would be bowling on after what we saw. But the whole picture begins to emerge only after you’ve bowled because it depends on the bowlers,” he said. “Look at their bowlers â?” they’re of a different height and have different skill sets. So you get an idea but as I said, the whole thing emerges only after you’ve bowled a few balls. For instance, if I’ve bowled the first over, I can communicate with the rest of the bowlers what’s happening on the wicket, like that,â? he added.

  • India vs South Africa Johannesburg T20I: India beat SA by 28 runs

    Johannesburg: A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.

    Put in to bat, Shikhar Dhawan (72) hammered the South African bowlers all around the park and helped India to post a massive 203/5 before pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (5/24) wreaked havoc in the South African batting line-up to take a crucial 1-0 lead in the three-match series. With this bowling stats, Bhuvneshwar also became the first Indian bowler to take five wickets in each of the three formats (four times in Tests and once each in One Day Internationals and T20Is).

    Chasing a challenging target, South African openers J.J.Smuts (14) and Reeza Hendricks got off to a good start. But in the third over, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar  dismissed Smuts to make it 29/1. Middle-order batsmen Jean-Paul Duminy (3) and David Miller (9) were also dismissed cheaply by Bhuvneshwar and Hardik Pandya respectively. With the scoreboard reading 48/3, Farhaan Behardien (39) came in the middle and played sensibly along with Hendricks.

    The two displayed quality shots and forged an 81-run partnership for the fourth wicket. But just when things seemed good Behardien was sent back to the pavilion by leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the 15th over. After adding a few more runs with new batsmen Heinrich Klaasen (16), Hendricks (70) was caught behind off Bhuvneshwar in the 18th over.

    Now with 46 needed in 14 balls, lower-order batsmen Andile Phehlukwayo (13), Chris Morris (0), Dane Paterson (1) and Junior Dala (2 not out) failed to rise to the occasion and only managed to score 175/9 in 20 overs. Earlier, opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan once again unleashed mayhem in South Africa, with his 72 powering India to 203 for five wickets.

    The Delhi left-hander, who hit 323 runs in the six One-Day Internationals (ODIs), blasted 10 fours and two sixes in his 39-ball innings as others batted around him. After home captain Jean-Paul Duminy put India into bat, India’s innings was lifted by a brisk 21 off nine from Rohit Sharma, who got out in the fifth delivery of the second over after edging to wicket-keeper Heinrich Klassen off debutant Junior Dala.

    Dhawan’s show began after this as he got useful support from Suresh Raina (15 off 7) and Virat Kohli (26 off 20). Till the dismissal of Kohli, who was ruled LBW against spinner Tabraiz Shamsi in the third delivery of the 10th over, India had already scored 108. Dhawan made the most of the ill-disciplined bowling from Chris Morris, Dala and Andile Phehlukwayo, who were allowing the 32-year-old to free his arms on the leg side.

    A failed scoop attempt of a slower delivery from Phehlukwayo ended Dhawan’s innings as Klassen dived front to removed the danger. Later, Manish Pandey (29 not out off 27), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (16) and Hardik Pandya (13 not out) took India past the 200-run mark.

  • Mehdi Hasan, Hyderabadi spinner picked by “Sunrisers Hyderabad” IPL 2018

    Hyderabad: Another Hyderabadi cricketer finds a place in the list of IPL players. “Sunrisers Hyderabad” picked Mehdi Hasan, a Hyderabadi spinner.
    After picking, Sunrisers Hyderabad tweeted, ” Mehdi Hasan joins the #OrangeArmy squad for the #IPL2018. A left-arm spinner from Hyderabad. Bid Price: Rs. 20 Lacs. Welcome, miyan”

    It also tweeted, “Another Hyderabadi on the rise. Let’s welcome our new left-arm spinner Mehdi Hasan to the #OrangeArmy. We look forward to some great cricket. ”

    It may be mentioned that another Hyderabadi cricketer, Mohammed Siraj was picked by “Royal Challengers Bangalore”. His base price was Rs. 1 crore and he bagged Rs. 2.6 crore.



Social Media

  • Alert! Be careful while using Facebook, Govt. agencies keep vigil

     The users of online social media have enormously increased to 241 million in India. Indians have surpassed the number of Facebook users of America which is 240 million.
    The users of Facebook should note that governments and law implementing agencies have an eye on the Facebook. Some of the voluntary agencies post emotional messages targeting the youths. Youths who get trapped by such organizations will come under the scanner of law implementing agencies.
    It is therefore advisable for users of Facebook in India and abroad to be careful of such charitable or welfare organizations.
    The youths must think twice before commenting, hitting like and posting anything on the Facebook to avoid legal complications.
    There are recent reports that Facebook is planning to link Aadhaar number to Facebook accounts in order to trace out and counter the fake accounts.

    –Siasat News

  • Now send direct live videos via Instagram

    New Delhi: Popular photo and video sharing platform Instagram announced its latest update, which will enable users to send live videos to their friends via Direct, Instagram’s messaging platform.

    With a single tap of the Direct icon, a user can send a live video, or a video they’re watching, to a friend or a group of friends and encourage them to join in, the company indicated in a blog post.

    When a user is live, he/she can tap the Direct icon at the bottom of the screen and send the live video to friends. Users also have this option when going live with a friend. Once sent, the recipient will see the live video in their Direct inbox.

    However, friends can only view the video while the sender is live. If the feed has ended, the recipient will see a message saying the video has ended.

    While the feature has been rolled out for greater engagement, users can disable the option to send live videos in Direct by accessing the same in the stories settings. Also, private account users can have only their followers viewing the video.

    On the other hand, as a viewer, one can send a live video to a friend in Direct the same way. While watching a live video, tap the Direct icon at the bottom of the screen and choose who to send it to.

    “Today’s change makes it easy to invite people to watch your live videos and send exciting live videos you’re viewing to your friends in real time,” the blog noted.

    Instagram has rolled out this update as part of its version 26 for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.


  • Twitter to tell when local law demands blocking content, account

    San Francisco: To help the public better understand the scope and scale of government censorship from around the world, Twitter has updated its transparency tool to tell its users the legal compulsions behind blocking of some tweets and accounts on its platform.

    “We are updating our in-product messaging when we withhold content to clarify why content was withheld and where,” Jeremy Kessel, Global Legal Policy Director at Twitter wrote in a blog post.

    So when a tweet is withheld, users would now know if Twitter was compelled to withhold the original tweet in response to a valid legal demand, such as a court order.

    They would also know if Twitter withheld the content to comply with local law(s).

    Similar notification will be available for withheld accounts as well.

    To shine light on government requests, Twitter launched its “Transparency Report” back in 2012 and later that year, it announced the “Country Withheld Content” (CWC) tool, which the microblogging site uses to transparently handle global legal requests to remove content from Twitter.

    “The primary goal of CWC is to avoid silent removals and maximise transparency of the content that we are compelled to remove to comply with local laws, court orders, and other legal demands,” Kessel said.

    Twitter achieves this transparency through a combination of efforts. This includes providing direct notice of removal requests to affected users (when not otherwise prohibited), the use of visual indicators within the service, and by publishing the underlying legal demands on Lumen, which serves as a public repository for content removal requests.

    One example of CWC is Nazi symbols in Germany, where they are prohibited, Techcrunch reported on Thursday.

    Twitter said the latest update is part of its larger efforts to increase transparency across the platform, particularly around decisions that impact its users.

    “We are also working on improving our use of in-app notifications to alert affected users when we have received legal requests about their account,” Kessel said.

    “Our goal is to help you better understand why you may not be able to view certain types of content as you interact with our service,” he added.


  • Facebook introduce new tools to block unwanted friend requests

    San Francisco: To prevent harassment on Facebook, the social media giant has introduced new tools that keep unwanted friend requests and messages from reaching you.

    The new features proactively recognise and help prevent unwanted contact when someone you blocked sets up a new account or tries to contact you from another account they control, said Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety at Facebook said in a statement on Tuesday.

    The new tools also provide the users the option to ignore a Messenger conversation and automatically move it out of their inbox, without having to block the sender.

    “Now, you can tap on a message to ignore the conversation. This disables notifications and moves the conversation from your inbox to your Filtered Messages folder,” Davis said.

    It enables the user to read messages in the conversation without the sender seeing if they have been read.

    “This feature is now available for one on one conversations and will soon be available broadly for group messages, too,” Davis added.

    Facebook hopes that the new tools will be of immense use for women and journalists who disproportionately experience harassment on the social media platform.

    Also Read : Facebook rolls out ‘Snooze’ to ‘mute’ friends

    As those who resort to harassment on social media often rely on fake accounts, Facebook said it is building on existing features that prevent fake and inauthentic accounts.

    “These automated features help us identify fake accounts more quickly and block millions of them at registration every day,” Davis said.

    But what happens when a new account created by someone who was previously blocked does not get caught by these features?

    “We are now using various signals (like an IP address) to help us proactively recognise this type of account and prevent its owner from sending a message or friend request to the person who blocked the original account,” Davis said.

    “The person who blocked the original account is in control, and must initiate contact with the new account in order for them to interact normally,” she added.

    — IANS

  • Meetings of Bastar-Sarguja authorities in Raipur under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister: Chief Minister of Bihar for construction of 150 hectares of land in Bastar for the protection of tribal culture has given immediate approval

    Solar Surja Scheme: Solar Pump installed in more than eleven thousand farmers' farms in both the Authority areas

    Both the authorities include Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh
    The beneficiaries of Swavalamban scheme will have physical verification

    Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh has instructed to speed up the work of setting up of solar irrigation pumps in the fields of farmers under the solar Suzaja scheme in the field of Sarguja and Bastar Tribal Development Authorities of the state. He reviewed the various schemes in different meetings of Sarguja and Uttar Pradesh and Bastar and South Region Tribal Development Authorities today. In both the meetings held in the new committee room of the Assembly, the members congratulated the Chief Minister for his historic decision to validate the pronunciation differences and caste certificate of caste names of 27 communities belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. . On this occasion, Dr Raman Singh also released the booklet on the achievements of Sarguja and Uttar Pradesh Tribal Development Authority on this occasion.

        It was informed in the meeting that as many as 19 thousand 1225 solar pumps have been sanctioned in 22 districts of both the Authorities under the Solar Suzala Scheme launched by the State Government from about one and half years ago (November 2016). Of these, till date, solar irrigation pumps have been installed in the fields of 11 thousand 705 farmers. The Chief Minister said that the work of establishment of pump will also be done in the remaining approved cases. These irrigation pumps running on solar power are being given to farmers on a nominal basis.

    The Chief Minister first met the meeting of Bastar and Southern Region Tribal Development Authority. It was discussed in the divisional headquarter Jagdalpur on the proposal to construct a 200-bed super specialty hospital in collaboration with National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC). Dr. Raman Singh told the Commissioner of Bastar division and other concerned officials that he would interact with NMDC Chairman-cum-Managing Director in this regard. Dr. Singh sanctioned 1.5 crore rupees for the construction of Devagudi immediately after the month of March in the Bastar Authority meeting and asked the concerned officials to release this amount till March 10. One lakh rupees were sanctioned for each Devgudi. Officials said that for the protection and development of tribal culture in 12 districts of the Bastar Authority's work area, 218 Devguri is the target of construction in 2017-18. For this, the amount of rupees two crore 18 lakh has been allocated for the value of one lakh rupees. The Chief Minister gave approval for the construction of 150 and Devaguri in today's meeting.

        Under the Shahid Veeranarayan Singh Swavalamban scheme set up by the Tribal Development Department from the amount of both the powers, the financial assistance being given to the tribal youth for self-employment establishment was also reviewed in today's meetings. Under this scheme, selected youth are given assistance for starting business and building shop. The Chief Minister instructed the officers to make the physical verification of the cases and manufactured shops and beneficiaries of the business under the scheme in the districts of both the authorities.

        It was informed in the meeting that the Bastar Authority has sanctioned Rs. 10 crore 62 lakhs for 600 beneficiaries under the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Swalamban Yojna in the last three financial years, including the current financial year. In 2015-16, Rs.45.56 million for 300 beneficiaries, Rs.15 crore for 250 beneficiaries in the year 2016-17 and sanctioned 10 crore 01 lakh rupees for 50 beneficiaries in the current financial year 2017-18. The shops are also being constructed for them under the scheme. Nearly 200 young people have started their own business in the so far accepted 600 episodes. In the year 2016-17 and 2017-18 in Shaheed Veeranarayan Singh Swavalamban scheme, under SGRUJA and Uttar Pradesh Development Authority, Rs. 60.50 lakh has been approved for 300 beneficiaries. Out of these, the construction of shops of 244 beneficiaries is in progress. In the previous three financial years, in the year 2013-14 to 2015-16, Rs 12 crore 16 lakhs were sanctioned for 800 youths in the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh Swavalamban scheme. Of these, 669 youth have started their own business. In the districts of both the authorities, the ongoing works for giving electricity connection to the desirable irrigation pumps of farmers were reviewed in today's meetings.

    It is noteworthy that under Sarguja and Uttar Pradesh Development Authority, 10 districts of the state respectively are included in Sarguja, Surajpur, Balrampur-Ramanujganj, Jashpur, Korea, Korba, Raigad, Bilaspur, Mungeli and Kabirdham. Under Bastar and South region Tribal Development Authority, 12 districts - Sukma, Kanker, Kondagaon, Dantewada, Bijapur, Bastar (Jagdalpur), Narayanpur, Griyaband, Dhamtari, Balod, Rajnandgaon and Kabirdham are included. In view of the problem of iron ore mixed water in Balladila area of ​​Dantewada district, in today's meeting, Dhuri and Nerli group water supply schemes of 32 villages approved for 32 villages in the east were also reviewed. Officials said that fifty-five percent of the work in both schemes has been completed. The goal is to complete these schemes by June 18. In this connection, in the last meeting of 68 villages of 66 villages in Dantewada district, for the establishment of solar energy based dual pump, Creda has been sanctioned Rs. 5 crore 22 lakhs in the earlier meeting. About 70 villages near Dalli Rajahra Iron Ore mine in Vikas Khand Dondi, Balod district were also discussed in the meeting about installation of solar energy based pump for pure drinking water. Officials said that solar power-operated dual-operated pumps have been set up in 52 of these villages by CREDAA, the state government agency. In the 247 villages of the Bodla area of ​​Kabirdham district, the ongoing works for the provision of pure drinking water system with the amount of authority were reviewed in today's meeting. This work is also being done by CREDA. In these villages, drinking water arrangements are being arranged through Solar Pumps with the help of CRADA by Public Health Engineering Department. The Chief Minister requested the members to present their proposals before the current month, keeping in view the balance of the authorities under the current financial year.

        In the meeting of Sarguja and North Region Development Authority, Home Minister Ramseweek Pakra, School Education and Tribal Development Minister Kedar Kashyap, Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Minister Smt. Ramsheela Sahu, Forest and Law Minister, Mr Mahesh Gagda, Urban Administration and Development Minister Shri Amar Agrawal, Minister of Labor and Sports Shri Bhaiyalal Rajwada, Vice President of the Authority Mr. Rajsharan Bhagat, Lok Sabha Breath Mr. Kmlban Singh, Parliamentary Secretary Cmpadevi Paavle, Netapratipaksh Parliamentary Secretary Tokn Sahu, Assembly Mr. T. Several MLAs and other people's representatives from the districts of the Authority including Sinhdev, MLA, Mr. Amarjeet Bhagat, Khesai Singh, Umesh Patel, Chintamani Singh, Shyam Bihari Jaiswal, Brijpati Singh, Shyamlal Kanwar, Jaysingh Agarwal and Dr. (Smt.) Renu Jogi were also present. . In the meeting of Bastar and Southern Region Tribal Development Authority, Home Minister, Shri Ramsewak Pakra, School Education and Minister of Tribal Development, Shri Kedar Kashyap, Forest and Law Minister Mr. Mahesh Gagda, Urban Administration and Development Minister, Shri Amar Agarwal, Vice President of the Authority and MLA Shri. Bhojraj Nag, MLA, Mr. Kawasya Lakhma, Manoj Mandavi, Mohan Marakam, Santosh Upadhyay, R.K. Several legislators and senior public representatives of the respective districts including Rai, Deepak Badge, Santosh Bafna, Smt. Anila Bhandia, Smt. Devi Karma and Nominated MLA Shri Bernard Rodricks were present. Chief Secretary Shri Ajay Singh and senior officials of different departments were also present in the meeting.