In the final episode of the monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat in 2017, Prime MinisterNarendra Modi specifically targeted the youth and the millennials - those born on January 1, 2000, onwards - and told them to get registered as voters and use their right to vote in every election. I congratulate our youth & urge them to register themselves as voters.
".Indian democracy welcomes the voters of the 21st century, the "New India Voters".
Prime Minister Modi further said he met some daughters of Jammu and Kashmir and was amazed at the spirit and enthusiasm they nurtured. "You too can be the makers of 21st century India and this opportunity comes into being, very specially, on the 1st of January", he said.
He pointed out that New India offers everyone a platform to fulfil their dreams as the country rises above casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption.
Calling them "New India Voters", he exhorted them to cast their votes saying it will prove to be the "bedrock of New India".
He also focussed on the Swachh Bharat mission and said that cleanliness surveys will be conducted from January 4 to 10, 2018 to evaluate achievements in cleanliness level in our urban areas. ASEAN completed its 50 years of formation in 2017 and in 2017 25 years of India's partnership with ASEAN were completed, he added.
Wind chill advisories continue; no warm up in sight
New Years Eve temperatures will start at 10 degrees below zero and only rise into the single digits below zero by the afternoon. The National Weather Service says these cold temperatures can cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes of exposed skin.
During his Mann Ki Baat address, the PM also mentioned that head of all 10 ASEAN countries will be the chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations which is a matter of great pride for India.
Stressing on gender equality, PM Modi said that his government has done away with the requirement of a male guardian accompanying a Muslim woman to Hajj.
Modi also said: "January 26, 2018, will especially be remembered through the ages". Such a thing has never happened before in the history of India. "New India will be a place where peace, unity and amity will be our guiding force", Modi said, according to a translation of his speech put out by the Press Information Bureau.
The year 2017 has been special for both ASEAN and India.
Also, the President appointed Rev Christopher Utov as a Member of Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research. He said this in reaction to the outcry over the inclusion of at least four dead persons in the list of appointees.
The Rajput body's member Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi has said that the film has been cleared "under pressure from the underworld". The special panel included Arvind Singh from Udaipur, Chandramani Singh and professor KK Singh of the Jaipur University.
She then rushed to the Jacobi Medical Center where she got the awful news , "That's when I find out they all dead". One violation was for a broken smoke detector in an apartment on the first floor that was reported in August.
Garner's oldest daughter, Erica, became a prominent activist and outspoken critic of police misconduct after her father's death. In 2015, New York City agreed to pay $5.9m (£4.4m) to his family after a civil lawsuit.
A blast at a supermarket in Saint Petersburg, Russia has left several people injured , according to a report by AFP . A motive has yet to be determined, and no one has come forward to claim responsibility for the attack.
A man has been found with guns and ammunition in his hotel room just hours ahead of New Year's Eve celebrations . It comes as cities across the USA and around the world step up security for New Year's Eve celebrations.
As promised , Taiwanese manufacturer Asus has begun rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for its Zenfone 4 ZE554KL smartphone. The dual camera comes with dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and correlated colour temperature (CCT).
Workers in New York City who are employed at businesses with at least 11 employees will now earn a minimum wage of $13/hour. On Sunday, the general minimum wage will increase from $9.70 an hour to $10.40 an hour.
In a statement to KABC , park officials said they determined the outage was caused by an issue with a resort transformer. Geoff Feinberg told CNN that he and his family were on the "It's a Small World" ride when the power went off.
Wind Chill Advisory Expanded…Dangerous Wind Chills Expected
Anyone out celebrating overnight will get an extra blast of arctic air that could drop temperatures to -5 and -20 degrees. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon today as wind chills dip to -25. "It's downright bitter cold", he said.
Viswanathan Anand regains World Rapid Chess Championship
People find it easy to one day use the "R" (retirement) word. "What he has done in the last few years is incredible", said Aruna. I think that is just truly commendable. "India is proud of your exemplary success at the World Rapid Chess Championship".
Djokovic all set for return in Abu Dhabi
As a outcome of his absence, Djokovic saw his world ranking slip to 12, his lowest spot in last 10 years. "I think we should". "I want this for sure but actually I felt really fine (physically) at the end of the (2017) season".
Reliance Jio beats Vodafone, Airtel to top 4G speeds chart
Last weekend, Jio also announced two new prepaid plans - priced at ₹199 and ₹299 - as a part of its Happy New Year 2018 offer. Other plans for Reliance Jio are Rs 399, Rs 459, Rs 499 and Rs 509, which have different validity periods and data benefits.
New year, blue Moon
And as a post by NASA on the "supermoon trilogy" explains , the January 31 supermoon will be definitely worth taking a look at. The first full moon will happen the evening of January 1 or the morning of January 2, thinking of where you are.
Gunmen kill 12 in Cairo church
The church attack is part of a "ongoing crisis" in Egypt, said Omar Ashour, a professor of security studies at the Doha Institute. Police later cordoned off the crime scene as onlookers crowded around the church, while a forensics team combed the area.
Beyoncé and Blue Ivy Star in Jay-Z's "Family Feud" Video
The teaser ends with Jay sitting in a confessional booth. and Bey's on the other side. "And we started making music together". Jay-Z and Beyoncé clearly aren't afraid to revisit their rocky past. "Nobody wins when the family feuds ".
Ukrainian forces and rebels exchange POWs as war grinds on
The Russian president then discussed the initiative with the leaders of the self-proclaimed Ukrainian republics over the phone. Journalists, activists and bloggers who had been accused of spying or treason were among those released .
Maryville offers real Christmas tree disposal
To participate in the program, residents are asked to place their undecorated trees on the curb in front of their homes. Many entities collect or accept Christmas trees , including various waste haulers and landscapers.