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PM talks about tourist arrivals in Ladakh, Digital India



Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday talked about the arrival of tourists in Ladakh, Central government schemes like Digital India and did a pep talk while complimenting a beneficiary for her excellent way of communicating and jokingly saying she should contest elections as she will be very popular.

Participating virtually from the state capital Shimla in the Garib Kalyan Sammelan to mark completion of eight years of his government, Modi told Santoshi, a beneficiary of Ayushman Bharat from Kalburgi in Karnataka, that noticing her excellent way of communicating she should contest elections as she will be very popular.

On being asked, she narrated her experience with the scheme. She said the Health and Wellness Centre and free checkups and medicines are bringing many changes in her life.

Interacting with Tashi Tundup from Ladakh, the Prime Minister asked him about the arrival of tourists in Ladakh and his experience with the government schemes.

The Prime Minister praised Tundup’s services as an army man. Tundup said he did not face any problem in availing the benefits of schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), constructing toilets, getting a gas connection and farming-related benefits.

Lalita Devi from Bihar is a beneficiary of PMAY, Ujjwala, Swachh Bharat, and Jal Jeevan Mission.

She informed the Prime Minister that how schemes led to her ease of living and dignified life. Prime Minister Modi said with a house, many things like education and marriage of the children will fall in place.

At the venue, farmer Sama Devi from Sirmaur district in Himachal Pradesh talked about PMAY, PM Kisan Samman Nidhi, Ayushman Yojana and CM Grahni Suvidha Yojna.

From Mehsana in Gujarat, Arvind, a beneficiary of PM Mudra Yojna, talked about his expansion of business and promoting digital payment. The Prime Minister complimented him for educating his employees about the government scheme and also for being a job creator.

On the occasion, the Prime Minister released the 11th installment of financial benefit under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme.

This enabled the transfer of around Rs 21,000 crore to more than 10 crore beneficiary farmer families.


Navi Mumbai News: Panvel City Traffic Police penalise 1513 motorists for violating traffic rules




Navi Mumbai: The Panvel City Traffic Police launched a crackdown against motorists on Thursday for not following traffic rules. In a special drive, a total of 1513 motorists were penalised under the Panvel traffic unit jurisdiction. The drive was carried out under the guidance of Tirupati Kakade, Deputy Commissioner of Police (traffic) by Senior Police Inspector Sanjay Nale of Panvel City Traffic Branch.

Motorsists penalised over multipole offences

Motorists were fined for not wearing seatbelts, using black glasses in the car, entering a no-entry zone and riding motorbikes without helmets.

The Panvel City traffic unit informed that a similar drive will be carried out in days to come and more motorists will be fined for violating the traffic rules.

“Wearing a helmet for people riding two-wheelers is mandatory. From time to time, public awareness is created,” said an official from the Panvel Traffic unit. He added that the majority of two-wheelers riders wear helmets.

Traffic official stresses on benefits of wearing helmet

However, the drive is concentrated on those who are intentionally not wearing helmets. “Wearing a helmet saves the motorbike rider. It often saves lives in accidents because the head is protected and does not get hit,” said the official.

In addition, using black glass, driving without a seatbelt, triple seats in two-wheelers, and driving in no-entry were fined during the drive. Sanjay Nale, senior police inspector from the Panvel City Traffic branch said that apart from the penalty, they also created awareness among motorists to prevent accidents.

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Mumbai weather: IMD predicts partly cloudy sky with possibility of light rain in the city; AQI good at 45




After witnessing mostly sunny sky with a light rain shower on Friday morning, Mumbai is expected to witness similar weather conditions over the weekend. The IMD predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of light rain in the city until Sunday. The weather agency hinted at Mumbai and its suburbs receiving drizzle particularly in the morning hours of Saturday and Sunday.

On May 27, Mumbai woke up to a pleasant temperature in the city as a major relief from scorching heat and sweat. With humidity at 69%, the overall temperature was recorded to be 31°C.

Furthermore, throwing light on the weather conditions in few other parts of Maharashtra, IMD stated in its report, “Light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely to occur in South Konkan-Goa, South & North Madhya Maharashtra and Marathwada.

Mumbai AQI today

For the third day in a row, the city breathed better air with AQI being under the ‘good’ category. On Saturday, Mumbai marked a reading of 45 as per the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR).

For context, an AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 to 100 is ‘satisfactory’, 101 to 200 is ‘moderate’, 201 to 300 ‘poor’, 301 to 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 to 500 ‘severe’.

AQI of different areas in Mumbai

BKC: 29 Good

Sion: 55 Satisfactory

Malad: 74 Satisfactory

Colaba: 113 Moderate

Kurla: 162 Moderate

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16 wounded as blast rocks Afghan city




At least 16 people have been confirmed wounded after a blast rocked Pul-e-Khumri city, the capital of Afghanistan’s northern Baghlan province, local media reported.

Quoting an anonymous source, private media outlet the Salam Watandar reported that at least 16 people had been taken to a hospital for medical treatment on Friday, news agency reported.

Eyewitnesses who declined to give their names told the news agency that security forces had cordoned off the area and ambulances were seen running around the city to transport the wounded.

The Taliban administration has yet to make a comment. No group or individual has claimed responsibility.

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