PM Modi thanks Afghanistan, Bangladesh for contributing to Covid-19 emergency fund
Monday, 23 March 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked Bangladesh and Afghanistan for contributing to the Covid-19 emergency fund for SAARC countries, saying the challenge can be overcome by working together.
Festive zeal for Durga Puja has surrounded City of Joy. 'Dhaakis' played 'dhaak' (drums) as a part of the final preparation in Salt Lake. PM Narendra Modi will virtually address people of West Bengal on commencement of Durga Puja.
Indian National Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi intensified his attack on the Central government over the persisting tension with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The Opposition leader was visiting his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad in Kerala. He asked gathered reporters whether they had heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi mention China in his statements over the past couple of months. Gandhi said that forces of the neighbouring nation had occupied 1,200 sq km of Indian territory. Watch the full video for more.
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Ahead of Bihar elections, while addressing public rally in Bettiah on October 21, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President JP Nadda said, "Prior to 2014, nobody presented their report card. People used to speak of their caste in public addresses and ask for votes on basis of their caste and region." "In 2014 Narendra Modi changed the character of India's politics," he added. "Tejashwi Yadav's posters don't show Lalu. PM Modi's politics has made people so aware that son is removing his own father from posters. Tejashwi knows that if there's Lalu Yadav's photo, it'll remind of 'lalten yug' and when JP (JP Nadda) speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo it will remind of 'LED yug'," BJP National President further stated.
Hundreds of protesters, mostly female garment workers, gathered in Dhaka on Saturday (October 17), calling for a new labour law that would protect women from sexual harassment and abuse at factories. Edward Baran reports.
Bangladesh's cabinet on Monday approved the capital punishment for rapists, after seeing a surge of sexual crimes in recent years. Nearly 1,000 incidents were reported between January and September with more than a fifth of them gang rapes, according to human rights group Ain-o-Salish Kendra.
Considered as one of the most popular Muslim pilgrimage centres, the dargah of Ajmer Sharif houses the tomb of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, a holy saint who dedicated his entire life to the service of the poor and downtrodden. Today the dargah is visited by millions of devotees every year, irrespective of their caste and religion making it an epitome of communal harmony. Situated in the heart of Ajmer city in Rajasthan, at the foot of a barren hill, the Dargah of Ajmer Sharif is one of the most sanctified shrines in the country. Dedicated to the founder of Chishtiya order in India namely Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti or Garib Nawaz, the dargah is venerated by the people of all religious communities.The saint has millions of followers across the country belonging to different faiths, who visit the shrine every year and offer holy chadder and flowers to seek his blessings. Born in Chishti region of Afghanistan, the saint came to India in his process to teach mankind the high way of living and settled in Ajmer.His shrine was built by Mughals, which makes it a splendid piece of Mughal architecture that consists of various buildings, tombs, courtyards and Daalaans. Prayers in the form of Namaaz are offered everyday inside Mehfil-e Khana which is a spacious hall inside the dargah that was built by Nawab Bashir-ud-Dowla Sir Asmaan Jah of Hyderabad Deccan. The dargah is believed to fulfil the wishes of its devotees, who according to the tradition tie a religious thread along Jannati Darwaza, a beautiful gate covered with silver metal. People of all faiths regardless of their religion, creed, caste or gender visit the revered sight every year and offer their prayers to the holy saint. The glory of Ajmer Sharif has only increased with time and today it marks an important place in the history of Ajmer. Visited by the people from diverse faiths and communities, the dargah has been playing an important role in strengthening the secular thread of our country.
While reacting on South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC's) revival and India-Pak resolving issues, the Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah said, "More connected the region is, the more we will benefit. It's not for us to decide for any country, that's the accepted fact. Through more connectivity in region, all the countries will benefit." On being asked about Pak-based terror groups hijacking Afghan peace process, "It won't mean peace if we only have agreement with Taliban and other terror groups continue freelancing in Afghanistan." Abdullah Abdullah also talked about consequences if the US leaving Afghan peace process, "Premature withdrawal by the US from peace deal will leave a vacuum, which will have an impact on the security situation in Afghanistan. But it won't mean one side prevailing over another," said Abdullah.
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