Thursday 20th of July 2017 10:53:55 PM  Agra

All India Radio earns Rs 10 cr through PM's Mann Ki Baat

New Delhi-Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said that AIR has earned 10 crore rupees through the Narendra Modi's Mann Ki Baat Programme in the last two years. He said this in a written reply in Lok Sabha. Col Rajyavardhan Rathore said, the revenue from this programme increased substantially during the year 2016-17. He said, the programme is being broadcast in 18 languages and 33 dialects by all AIR stations.Mr Rathore said, the monthly programme, Mann Ki Baat, is disseminated on transmitters for domestic audience and through internet and shortwave transmitters for global listeners.

1,000 NGOs barred from receiving foreign aid

Union minister Kiren Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha that over 1,000 NGOs have been barred from receiving foreign aid after they were found "mis-utilising" such funds.Mr Rijju said, more than two thousand non-govt organisations have been asked to validate their existing bank accounts designated for receiving funds from abroad.All the voluntary organisations need to be registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) (FCRA) Act to be eligible to receive financial aid from abroad.

Humsafar Express flagged off at Bhubaneswar

A new train from Bhubaneswar to Krishnarajpuram (Bengaluru) route was flagged off at the Bhubaneswar railway station by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu through video conferencing from New Delhi.Train will leave Bhubaneswar at 1200hrs (Noon) on every Monday and will reach at Krishnarajpuram at 1300hrs on the next day. Besides, Mr Prabhu also inaugurated Wi-Fi services at Sambalpur and Vizianagaram station



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