Members of Odisha Nirmana Sramik Federation, All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU) and All Orissa Petrol and Diesel Pump Workers Union held demonstration as trade unions have called for a nationwide strike against Centre's new labour laws. They held protest in Odisha's Bhubaneswar on...
Situated in the Jajpur district of Odisha, the shrine of Sufi Saint Sayyed Buland Saha Baba Alaihir Rahmah has served as a cynosure of communal harmony for generations which is thronged by devotees every day, irrespective of their religion. Regarded as one the greatest Sufi saints, Hazrat Sayyed Baba Alaihir Rahman throughout his life spread the message of Sufism and peace. Devotees of different faiths, especially Hindus and Muslims visit the Dargah of this great saint who propagated the teachings of oneness and communal harmony. Coming from far and wide, devotees attend prayers at the Dargah to seek the blessings of holy saint. According to a legend, Baba Buland Shah used to reside in a hut near a banyan tree in Jajpur and was looked after by a Hindu milkman. Later, on his demise, the place was turned into Baba's Dargah which is revered by Hindus and Muslims and devotees of all religions. It is believed that Saint fulfills the wishes of all and nobody returns empty handed from here. Since ages, the Sufi Saints like Sayyed Buland Saha Baba Alaihir Rahmah have propagated the message of spiritualism and harmony in our country and their teachings are still playing a significant role in strengthening the thread of secularism.
The second day of COVID-19 vaccination drive began in Odisha's Bhubaneswar. It began for the healthcare workers at Capital Hospital on January 18 amid pandemic. Billed as the world's largest vaccination programme, covering the entire length and breadth of the country, the drive aims to first inoculate millions of its healthcare and frontline workers and reach an estimated 3 crore people by the end of its first phase. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India on January 16 (Saturday).
Congress leaders from Kerala and Rahul Gandhi had a meeting on January 18 ahead of state Assembly elections in which they decided that no leader will be projected as a Chief Minister candidate in next polls. Speaking on the meeting, Kerala Congress president Mullappally Ramachandran said, "The upcoming Assembly election in Kerala was discussed during the meeting. We have taken a decision that we'll get united and go to the polls in a disciplined manner. Definitely, we will come out with flying colours. The question before us is how to win the elections. We are following the guidelines given by Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi."
The Kerala state government has decided not to implement the amendment to the Kerala Police Act following opposition from various groups on the ground that it... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Mid-Day •DNA •Hindu