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English Release 20-August 2014
Date Month Year
  • President's Secretariat
  • President of India condoles the passing away of Shri Bks Iyengar
  • Conference of Chairmen, Board of Governors and Directors of Indian Institutes of Technology to be held on August 22
  • Prime Minister's Office
  • PM condoles the passing away of Yogacharya BKS Iyenger
  • PM presents DRDO awards
  • Min of Defence
  • Make DRDO a Hub for Defence Manufacturing – Arun Jaitley
  • The Coas Pays Respect to Mortal Remains of Havildar Gaya Prasad
  • Port Call INS Sahyadri at Manila, Philippines
  • Ministry of Finance
  • Public Comments sought on Draft of Forward Contracts (Regulation) (Intermediaries) Rules, 2014
  • Min of Home Affairs
  • Special Training on Disaster Management
  • Director General Level Talks Between NCB, India and PNB, Sri Lanka
  • Home Minister Launches the Plan Scheme of Mainstreaming Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Reduction
  • FCRA Outreach Seminar in Maharashtra
  • Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh Submits Proposal for Women Toilets in Border Areas of J&K
  • ACC Appointment
  • Min of Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Petroleum & Natural Gas Minister reviewed the project of tourist facilities and peripheral being developed by the Indian Oil Foundation Trust
  • Global crude oil price of Indian Basket decreased to US$ 99.94 per bbl on 19.08.2014
  • Min of Power
  • PM to Dedicate 765 kV Ranchi-Dharamjaygarh-Sipat Inter-Regional Transmission Line ;
  • Prime Minister to Dedicate Mouda Super Thermal Power Project to the Nation in Nagpur Tomorrow
  • Ministry of Tourism
  • State Tourism Ministers Conference to be held in New Delhi on 21st August 2014
  • Min of Urban Development
  • DDA to Take up Projects to Decongest Five Critical Roads
  • Ministry of Water Resources
  • 2015-2016 to be Observed as Water Conservation Year One Uninterrupted Stream of Ganga to be Ensured within Three Years Says Uma Bharti
  • Min of Youth Affairs & Sports
  • SAI released Rs. 11.27 crore to Hockey India during 2014-15 for various activities against the allocated budget of Rs. 10.50 crore

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Ministry of Tourism24-August, 2013 17:31 IST
Press Note by Dr..K.Chiranjeevi, Union Minister of Tourism on the Issue of Safety of Foreign Women Tourists

Dr.K.Chiranjeevi, Minister of State for Tourism (I/C) has expressed his concern over media reports of harassment met by an American student in India. He has issued a Press Note as under on the efforts of the Govt. of india in ensuring safety of women tourists in India.

PRESS NOTE

I was extremely pained when I read about the harassment that a student encountered during her year long stay in India. I have personally taken-up similar issues with several Chief Ministers and have addressed all State Tourism Ministers. Consequently, all state tourism departments have unanimously agreed to put into place, measures to give greater security to all tourists, specially women tourists.

Our Ministry has also launched a sensitization campaign called “I respect women” which is about according due respect to women. I am now coordinating with the concerned Union Ministries – firstly, to raise awareness about the need for more sensitive behavior towards women and secondly, to provide greater security.

In all cases that are brought to our attention, we will Endeavour to take remedial action as appropriate.

I may mention that in the two unfortunate incidents that involved foreign tourists that took place this year, in both cases, the culprits involved were speedily acted against. In Madhya Pradesh, the culprits were arrested within two days and sentences of life imprisonment were given to them in 4 months. In Himachal Pradesh the culprits were apprehended within a week.

I am also co-ordinating with various Ministries like Ministry of Home Affair, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Law and Ministry of Justice & Justice etc to bring about further measures for enhancing the security of tourists, especially the women tourists.

RC
(Release ID :98620)

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