SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against PM
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 The Supreme Court Wednesday refused to adjourn the hearing on sacked BSF Jawan Tej Bahadur's plea against the rejection of his nomination papers to contest 2019 Lok Sabha polls against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Varanasi constituency, saying this is “too important matter”.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on January 17 appealed countrymen to participate in the construction of the Ram Temple by donation. Akshay very gracefully turned his storytelling mode on and narrated a chunk of a story about Ram Setu and urged people to contribute in the construction of Ram Temple. Last year, the Supreme Court gave its historic decision on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. The Apex Court gave its judgment in favour of Ram Temple. After that time, the route of construction of Ram Temple was cleared.
In the latest episode of In Focus, Avik Saha, National Convener, Jai Kisan Andolan, said that the protesting farmers will not participate in talks with the panel formed by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of Centre’s three farm laws. The apex court said that it is forming a four-member committee to resolve the impasse between Centre and farmers. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that it will pass an order to this effect. The committee will look into the farmers' grievances against the three new laws. SC also sought the cooperation of the protesting farers on the issue. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated United States of America's new President Joe Biden. Biden took oath as the 46th President of the United States of America on January 20. PM Modi also congratulated Kamala Harris on becoming the Vice President of USA. Harris took oath as the first female VP of the United States of America. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also wished and congratulated to Biden and Harris on being sworn in as the President and VP of USA.
Democrat Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of the United States on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Joe Biden for being sworn in as the President of the United States and said he was committed to working with him to take the India-US partnership to even greater heights. The 78-year-old veteran Democrat leader was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts at the West Front of the US Capitol in Washington -- the traditional location for presidential inaugural ceremonies. "My warmest congratulations to Joe Biden on his assumption of office as President of the United States of America. I look forward to working with him to strengthen India-US strategic partnership," Modi said. PM Modi extended wishes to Kamala Harris. Harris was sworn-in as the Vice President of USA on Wednesday. Watch the full video for more details.
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The Border Security Force (BSF) organised a free medical camp in J-K's Rajouri on January 15. It was held under the 'Civic Action Programme' in Dhangri block. The camp provides free treatment and medicines to under-privileged families who cannot afford treatment. It was organised by 59th Battalion of BSF.
BSF soldiers celebrated Lohri at Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. The 72nd battalion of BSF jawans were seen celebrating and dancing on the occasion. Lohri is celebrated across the nation on January 13. The soldiers celebrated the festival with fervor and congratulated the countrymen. They also assured the people of the nation to celebrate the festival with enthusiasm as they were alert at the borders. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Traditionally, Lohri celebrates the onset of the harvest season in Punjab. Women in traditional attire performed Gidha, a folk dance, at many places. People also distributed jaggery, peanuts, and popcorns--the three edibles associated with Lohri. Watch the full video for more.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at the opposition over the farmer protests. While addressing a public meeting in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, PM Modi said that those people who cheated farmers for several decades have now lost power and are spreading lies and fear in the minds of the farmers. ‘These same people have in the past played tricks with farmers in the name of MSP, loan waiver and fertiliser subsidy,’ PM Modi said. He added that his government is committed to increasing the income of farmers. ‘The new agricultural laws have been brought in for benefit of the farmers. We will see and experience benefits of these new laws in the coming days,’ he added. PM Modi said that it is natural for some farmers to have questions and added that they were skeptical as they had been cheated in the past. The attack comes as thousands of farmers are gathered at the entry points of the national capital, seeking the repeal of the three laws. The opposition has been targeting the Modi government over the plight of the farmers. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The shopkeepers of Chandigarh are expecting rebate in taxes from the upcoming budget. The COVID-19 pandemic last year has halted the world as successive countrywide lockdowns to curb the virus impacted the shopkeepers. On January 19, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said the first part of the budget session will start on January 29 and continue till February 15, and the second part of the session will be from March 8 to April 8. Birla said that Rajya Sabha will function from 9 am to 2 pm and Lok Sabha from 4 pm to 9 pm with Zero Hour and Question Hour. Members of Parliament have been requested to undergo an RT-PCR test against COVID-19 ahead of the budget session, he said. The union budget will be presented on February 1.
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla on January 19 informed that the Budget Session will commence from Jan 29 amid COVID-19 scare. He said, "Rajya Sabha will sit from 9am to 2pm and Lok Sabha will sit be from 4 pm to 9 pm". "Food subsidy at Parliament canteen has been completely removed: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla," he added. Zero Hour and Question Hour will be held. MPs have been requested to undergo RT-PCR test, he informed.
"Why would we merge with Congress party, they are too small in West Bengal," said Vice-President of West Bengal All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Saugata Roy on January 19. "Adhir Ranjan's party is too small in West Bengal. They won only 2 seats here in Lok Sabha elections, why would we merge with them? They (Congress) should fight BJP on their own. There is no question of joining hands with Congress. TMC can fight BJP alone," said Roy.