Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wishes Goddess Durga's strength, might to grace women this Navratri
Saturday, 17 October 2020 () Taking to social media, the Congress General Secretary wrote, "Wish you all a very happy Sharad Navratri. May all the people be benefited by the grace of Mother Durga. I wish Mother Durga's strength and her might becomes the expression of strength for women all over the country." (translated from Hindi)
The nine-day long Navratri festival has begun. UP CM Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at Devi Patan temple on the first day of Navratri. In Kanpur, devotees offered their prayers at the city's Vaibhav Lakshmi and Durga temple. Priests performed 'aarti' donning masks at Jhandewalan Temple in Delhi....
A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a similar crime in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. While Nirmala Sitharaman said that rapes shouldn't be politicised, her colleague in the Union Cabinet, Prakash Javadekar questioned why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi hadn't visited the victim's family in Punjab, like Hathras. Responding to the attacks, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the governments in Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan are not denying rape or blocking justice. Watch the full video for more.
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In the view of COVID-19 pandemic, Durga Puja is being celebrated across India with full zest. Women in Kolkata's Salt Lake performed the rituals at pandal of Maa Durga with utmost spiritual fervour on October 22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address people of the state on commencement of Durga Puja today. BJP has made elaborate arrangements across all booths of West Bengal for viewing of PM Modi's greetings to people.
Actor Sonu Sood, who helped thousands of migrants return home during the lCovid induced lockdown, has been honoured by a Kolkata Durga puja pandal with a life-size statue. The Keshtopur Prafulla Kanan Durga Puja committee has decided to make the struggle of the migrant workers during lockdown as the theme of their puja. Sonu Sood had worked on the ground and hired buses, trains and even flights to ensure that stranded migrant workers could return to their homes. His effort had been lauded by people from across the spectrum and had been hailed as a ‘messiah of migrants’ by many. The actor also responded to the installation of a life-size statue saying ‘this is the biggest award ever.’ A member of the puja committee said that they have decided to use the plight of the migrant workers as theme for the puja this year as they had struggled a lot during the lockdown. Earlier, another pandal had replaced the idol of Goddess Durga with that of a female migrant worker carrying her children. Watch the video for all the details.
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A Durga puja committee has chosen the hardships faced by migrant labourers during COVID-induced lockdown as the theme for its puja pandal in Kolkata. The committee also installed an idol of actor Sonu Sood to honour his service to the labourers during lockdown. "We have installed a statue of actor Sonu Sood so that people can take inspiration from him to help people in need," said Srinjay Dutta, member of Prafulla Kanan Welfare Association, in Kolkata.
The BJP has released its manifesto for the upcoming Bihar Assembly Election and the focus seems to be on jobs, healthcare and the education sector. The manifesto was released by Union Finance Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman and senior leaders Bhupender Yadav, Nityanand Rai, Ashwini Choubey, and Pramod Kumar. The BJP promised to provide free Covid vaccination to all in the state once it was developed. The manifesto comes a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi hits the campaign trail. The BJP's manifesto speaks about the Prime Minister's vision of making 'Atmanirbhar Bihar'. The party has also promised to provide medical, engineering and technical education in Hindi and promised to appoint 3 lakh new teachers across different levels in the next year. This comes as the Mahagathbandhan in its manifesto has promised 10 lakh jobs in its very first cabinet meet if elected to power. Bihar will vote in three phases between October 28th and November 7th. The results will be announced on 10th of November. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at Bahuchara Mata temple in Gujarat's Gandhinagar. Shah took part in the 'arti' at the temple which is located in his paternal hometown, Mansa. Earlier in..
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