In his customary address to a joint sitting of both the Houses of Parliament marking the start of the Budget Session, the President said: "Guided by the spirit of the Constitution, the Union government is working towards strengthening social justice and economic democracy and to usher ease of living for the common man". He said the education provides the foundation for building the future of the Nation and government is committed to strengthen and modernizing School and Higher Education system in the country.
During the session, the government is expected to give a fresh push for passage of the Triple Talaq legislation and a bill seeking constitutional status for the OBC commission.
The President underlined that to ensure availablity of "two square meals" to every poor person, "effective enforcement" of National Food Security Act is necessary. "The work on the Agartala-Akhaura rail-link to connect India and Bangladesh is progressing rapidly", he said.
Closing arguments in former Rider Joe McKnight murder trial are underway
The confrontation ended at an intersection, where McKnight exited his vehicle , approached Gasser's passenger window and was shot. Authorities said both Gasser and McKnight drove erratically before a confrontation at a traffic stop in Terrytown.
"Aadhar has helped in securing the rights of the poor by eliminating middlemen". With this, he revealed that the government is now committed to double the income of the farmers by 2022.
"The government has approved the ambitious Bharatmala programme".
The President also said that his government has kept its promise of giving "One Rank One Pension", which was welcomed by heavy thumping of desks. Digital payments are being made in more than 400 schemes of the present government. In a speech, the president has also mentioned about the work which has started to broaden connectivity in villages.
Grammy Awards latest: Kendrick Lamar opens with song 'XXX'
The first award of the televised portion of the Grammys, best rap/sung performance, went to Lamar and Rihanna for their single " Loyalty ".
Kovind said there is new respect for India as it has won representation in the International Tribunal for Law of the Sea, International Maritime Organisation; and UN Economic and Social Council.
"In 2014, only 56 per cent villages were connected to roads, today more than 82 per cent villages have road connectivity with the majority being in remote areas", the President added. "So far, flights have commenced from 16 such airports", he said.
"During the first quarter of 2016-17, the economy witnessed a temporary slowdown in GDP growth". He said that in 2017, foreign exchange Reserves have risen to a level of more than $410 billion, and foreign direct investment (FDI) $36 billion to $60 billion during the last three years.
Trade Body in US Backs Bombardier Versus Boeing
Analysts said Boeing's bid for help ultimatelyfell short because the company overreached, asserting an unsupported injury claim. It alone is responsible for the design, manufacture and assembly of the advanced composite wings for every CSeries aircraft.
- Liverpool v West Brom
- Chelsea boss confirms trio will miss upcoming FA Cup fixture
- Dollar rises, stocks end off highs as Trump talks up U.S. currency
- Brady optimistic over hand injury, hopes for Gronk return
- IPL Auction 2018: Start Time, Players List and Remaining Budgets
- Elon Musk's tunneling company fires up its first ... flamethrower?
- Padmaavat violence: 18 arrested for pelting stones on school bus in Gurugram
- Rakuten and Walmart join hands for online grocery delivery in Japan
- Trump apologizes for retweeting anti-Muslim videos
- Trump pushes back reports of firing Special Counsel Mueller