Delhi Confidential: Trip postponed

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AFTER THE Covid PANDEMIC, the fear of monkeypox is now ruining the travel plans of ministers and civil servants, who had just resumed hectic activities in their respective ministries. Fear of the threat of monkeypox in San Francisco has disrupted the proposed official visit of Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Skills Development and Entrepreneurship and Minister of State for Electronics and Technology. ‘information. Chandrasekhar was due to visit the city during SEMICON West 2022, which will be held from July 12-14. But he had to postpone the visit after a number of senior executives from Asian semiconductor companies postponed their trip to the United States until August due to concerns about monkey pox and a new wave. of Covid.

To relocate

TWO DAYS after stepping down as Union Minority Affairs Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi left his official residence at 7 Safdarjung Road on Sunday. The Type 8 bungalow, which is allocated to Cabinet ministers, saw a flood of well-wishers and supporters arrive to wish the only minority face of the Modi government ahead of his departure in the evening. Naqvi moved to a personal apartment in Delhi. His relatives say he was at least six months old before he had to leave the bungalow. While many others keep their bungalows for years even after leaving their official posts, Naqvi’s quick release from his official residence surprised many. For now, Naqvi is keeping her future plans close to the chest.

The emblem

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi will inaugurate the state emblem atop the new parliament building on Monday in a low-key ceremony attended by, among others, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri . Last month, Ashoka’s emblem was placed atop the building under construction. The metal sculpture was constructed by artists Sunil Deore and Lakshman Vyas. The earlier design incorporated a spire at the top of the building. It was replaced by the Ashoka emblem in 2020. Work on the new Parliament Building, a triangular-shaped, two-storey ground building, is expected to be completed before the winter session of Parliament.

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