From Moscow to Chennai: Students recall journey of half-occupied flight chartered by Sonu Sood
Thursday, 6 August 2020 Just like many of his touching gestures in recent times, this time also, he outdid himself. Sonu Sood chartered a flight for 100 medical students from Moscow to Chennai on Wednesday, thus facilitating their safe and direct repatriation.
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood arranged smartphones for students in Haryana’s Panchkula. Students were not able to attend online classes due to poor network and unavailability of smartphones. Sonu Sood provided phones to around 20-25% of students of Government Senior Secondary School in Morni, Haryana. Sonu also spoke to students on a video call. Watch the full video for more details.
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Bollywood actor Sonu Sood along with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) chairman Karan Gilhotra distributed smartphones to students of Government Senior Secondary School. Smartphones were distributed to students on August 25 at Koti block in Morni village of Haryana's Panchkula. The facility was provided to students who did not have access to smartphones or laptops to attend online classes. Both addressed the students in a virtual event after delivering smartphones. Sonu Sood and Gilhotra have initiated a drive to facilitate the online education of underprivileged students. While speaking to media, the Principal of Govt Sr. Sec School, Pawan Jain, said, "There are about 190 students in the school who do not have a smartphone. Some students have to travel miles to reach out to other students who have smartphones. In the first batch, 40 students will get smartphones."
A one-man climate movement is looking to build momentum to force the Russian government to take action. Arshak Makichyan has been standing alone on the streets of Moscow to raise awareness and gather support for his cause. Adam Reed reports.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month. The German government says he was poisoned with the nerve agent, Novichok. Emer McCarthy reports.
India and China have been engaged in a tussle at the LAC in Ladakh since May 2020. After the tussle turned violent in Galwan valley, leading to casualties on both sides, talks have been underway but no headway has been made. The Defence and Foreign Ministers of the two countries have also met in Moscow to discuss the border situation. The Chinese Army has made several aggressive moves, attempting to change the status quo unilaterally in the past few months. Each time Indian forces have responded in equal measure to push back the Chinese. Indian Special Forces also managed to capture key strategic heights on the Southern banks of Pangong Tso in late August, giving Indian forces a key advantage. So what are the options on the table for India to tackle China’s nefarious designs at the LAC? Lt General DS Hooda(Retd) tells Hindustan Times’ Aditi Prasad that India has the option of using special forces across the border. He added that if the situation arises, India has the ability to carry out cross-LAC operations. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Indian and Japanese Navies conducted joint military exercise in North Arabian Sea. Weapon firing, anti-submarine, and air warfare drills were part of the joint naval exercise. The exercise is coinciding with china's increasing tension with neighbours, especially India. China's expansionist attempts in South China sea are also irking nations like USA and Japan. The fourth edition of India-Japan's 'jimex' drill is being conducted in North Arabian Sea from September 26 to 28. Indian warships Teg, Tarkash, Chennai and fleet tanker Deepak, and Japan's Kaga & Ikazuchi were part of the drill. Jimex is conducted biennially, with the last edition held in oct 2018 off the coast of Visakhapatnam. Days earlier, India and Australia navies had held joint exercise in east indian ocean region. It was a passage exercise which are held when the opportunity arises, unlike pre-planned exercises.
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Mortal remains of singer SP Balasubrahmanyam was brought to his farmhouse in Thamaraipakkam village of Thiruvallur district on September 25 for last rites. The legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam died at the age of 74. Balasubrahmanyam was admitted to Chennai's MGM hospital after symptoms of coronavirus. Balasubrahmanyam's close ones and people paid their last respects to him.
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