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English Release 31-October 2014
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  • President's Secretariat
  • Education will be the single biggest transformative factor in catapulting India into the league of developed nations, says President
  • President of India congratulates Pankaj Advani on achieving 12th world title in Leeds
  • President pays floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
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  • Text of PM’s address at 'Run For Unity' at Rajpath on the occasion of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas
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  • Sidelights – Run For Unity Event at Rajpath, New Delhi
  • PM flags off, joins Run For Unity on Sardar Patel Jayanti
  • PM remembers Smt. Indira Gandhi on her Punya Tithi
  • PM pays tributes to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary
  • Election Commission
  • General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir 2014 - Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to Political Parties – regarding
  • Min of Agriculture
  • Kharif Rice Area Coverage
  • Min of Commerce & Industry
  • Index of Eight Core Industries (Base: 2004-05=100), September, 2014
  • Department of Commerce calls for creative participation for India’s participation at Hannover Messe
  • Min of Defence
  • Minor Incident Involving Naval Ship
  • Indian Warships Visit to Port Louis
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Auction for Sale (Re-Issue) of Government Stocks
  • Major Focus of the Government is to Bring Back the Growth Momentum: Finance Minister
  • Auction for Sale (Re-Issue ) of ‘8.30 per cent Government Stock, 2040’
  • Auction for Sale of a new Government Stock of 19 Years
  • Auction for Sale (Re-Issue ) of ‘8.60 per cent Government Stock, 2028’
  • Auction for Sale (Re-Issue) of ‘8.27 per cent Government Stock, 2020’
  • Subash Chandra Garg Relieved to take up His New Assignment As Executive Director, World Bank, Washington D.C.
  • Rajiv Mehrishi takes over as Secretry, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance
  • Min of Health and Family Welfare
  • MoU with Spain on organ transplantation soon
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • MoS Home Kiren Rijiju participates in ‘Run for Unity’
  • Text of Home Minister's speech at NPA, Hyderabad
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  • Home Secretary Administers Rashtriya Ekta Diwas Pledge
  • “Police Stations should become Temples of Justice,” says Rajnath Singh
  • Min of Human Resource Development
  • 2nd Meeting of SAARC Education Ministers Held
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  • Standing Committee on Railways invites suggestions on Railways(Amendment) Bill, 2014
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  • Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2014 Declaration of Result of Written Part
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  • Constitution of Steering Committee for successful implementation of “Make in India” campaign in the Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket was US$ 84.77 per bbl on 30.10.2014
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Railway Protection Force hosting 15th All Indian Police Band Competition
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  • Institute of Driving Training & Research to be inaugurated tomorrow at Pune
  • Electronic Toll Collection System makes Delhi-Mumbai Drive Faster and Cheaper
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • Storage Status of 85 Important Reservoirs of the Country as on October 30, 2014
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  • SRB to be raised by 10 basis points every year

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Ministry of Defence01-July, 2013 17:44 IST
Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra Takes Over Northern Command at Udhampur

Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra assumed the appointment of Army Commander of the prestigious Dhruva Command in a simple and solemn ceremony at Udhampur today. Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra is a second generation Rajput Officer, commissioned in 17 RAJPUT in Jun 1974. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy Khadakvasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, the General Officer has had varied combat, staff and instructional experience. A graduate of the Defence Service Staff College, Wellington, where he later served in the teaching faculty, the officer is also qualified on the Higher Command Course, Mhow and the National Defence College, New Delhi. In his formative years, he groomed young cadets at the National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla.

The General Officer has seen active combat service on the Siachen Glacier, High Altitude border areas of the North & North East, and commanded 16 RAJPUT in a counter insurgency environment. For exceptional service during command of his unit in counter insurgency operations, he was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM). He later commanded a brigade on the Western Sector and a frontline Mountain Division deployed along the Northern Borders, wherein, for exceptional service and outstanding leadership shown for maintaining peace and tranquility along the troubled border, he was awarded the prestigious Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM). The General commanded a pivot corps in the Western' Sector and he was General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command prior to assuming command of Northern Army.

The General Officer has had varied operational staff experience at each level both in active formations & at the Military Operations Directorate in Army HQ. As Director, Foreign Training and International Cooperation, he successfully initiated and executed military synergy with a number of friendly foreign armies. The General has been a Technical Member (Army) in the Acquisition Wing of Ministry of Defence, wherein he spearheaded modernization for the Army in the Government. Before being promoted as Army Commander, he was Military Secretary as a Principal Staff Officer (PSO) at IHQ of MoD (Army).

His tenure as the Army Commander of Western Command was marked by an upsurge in technological upgradation in warfighting prowess & focused towards infrastructure and capability building in the Western Sector. With a reach out to build cordial relations with Civil Administration in the States of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, HP, J&K & Union Territory of Chandigarh, he was able to showcase the Army & bring about synergy, resolve long standing issues and initiation of schemes for the welfare of veterans.

Veerendra / Sunil
(Release ID :96929)

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