West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the residence of her nephew Abhishek Banerjee ahead of the CBI questioning his wife in the coal pilferage case. Meanwhile, the BJP mocked the Trinamool Congress and said that they are scared worried about the CBI notice. BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said that the CBI acts on the basis of evidence it finds and if they have done nothing wrong, there is no reason for them to worry. He further claimed that the CBI notices are not linked to the upcoming polls in the state. ‘I agree that elections are around the corner, but because of the elections, the investigation should not be stopped. The scam should be unearthed and culprits should be punished,’ Ghosh said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A massive landslide occurred near Kaudiyala in Uttarakhand's Tehri Garhwal on Saturday. The vehicular movement on the Rishikesh-Srinagar road was suspended due to the landslide. So far, no injuries have been According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Uttarakhand is likely to receive scattered rainfall and snowfall during the next 24 hours. A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect Western Himalayan regions from the night of March 2.
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A science centre worth Rs 6 crore under the Scheme for Promotion of Culture of Science (SPOCS) was launched in Udaipur in Tripura. Tripura Governor Ramesh Bais in presence of Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (IC) Prahlad Singh Patel, Deputy CM Jishnu Dev Varma, Tourism Minister Pranajit Singha Roy, MP Pratima Bhowmik, and other dignitaries inaugurated the Udaipur Science Centre on Feb 28. The primary objective of the centre is to engage, educate and entertain the visitors, especially students, through thematic exhibitions, interactive educational activities, and outreach programme through hands-on-approach which can understand the basic principle of science. It is the 22nd centre in the country and is a unit of the National Council of Science Museum under the Ministry of Culture of the government of India.
Aiming to restore near normalcy in their bodily functions among senior citizens with infirmity, various assisted living devices were provided under the Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana during a free distribution camp at the Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan. The camp was organized by the Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), Kanpur working under the aegis of the Department of Empowerment of Person with Disability, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJE) of the government of India in association with Social Welfare and Social Education Department of the government of Tripura. The free distribution camp is the inauguration of the program under which 3226 identified beneficiaries in West Tripura and Khowai district shall be provided 7729 assisted living devices of different categories including folding walkers, tetrapod, tripod, stick, folding wheelchair, crutches, and hearing aid at a cost of around two crores.
Under Agartala Smart City Limited (ASCL) project, Tripura has begun its first plastic road construction by using non-recyclable plastic waste. Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated the road by unveiling the plaque along with a few other projects of the ASCL during a program held at Agartala on Feb 22. Deb said this project is an initiative to make the state plastic-free through sustainable use of plastic waste. Dr Shailesh Kumar Yadav, District Magistrate of West Tripura district, who also is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ASCL said that on a trial basis, a stretch of 680-meter road at BK road has been constructed by mixing waste plastic with bitumen at a cost of around Rs70 lakh. He added further that in the coming days, more such plastic roads will be constructed to reuse the plastic waste generated. Under Agartala Smart City projects, 40 smart bus stops with CCTV cameras have also been constructed at various places in Agartala.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav met West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee on March 01. RJD extended their support to TMC in West Bengal Assembly polls. Speaking to mediapersons, Tejashwi Yadav said RJD will provide full support to Mamata Banerjee. "It is Lalu Ji's decision to provide full support to Mamata Ji. Our first priority is to stop BJP from coming to power in Bengal," said Yadav.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, who is spearheading party's alliance strategy in West Bengal for the upcoming assembly elections, on March 01 said that talks are on the Left, however, no discussions have taken place with RJD or its leader Tejashwi, who met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today. "Talks are on with the Left over alliance and seat-sharing. As far as RJD's Tejashwi Yadav is concerned, if he discusses seats with another party (TMC), I have nothing to do with it, I didn't have a word with any RJD leader over seat-sharing," said Chowdhury.
With flowers in their hands and deep devotion inside heart, devotees stood in long queues at Jora Masjid in Midnapur, eagerly waiting for their turn to seek the blessings of Hazrat Syed Shah Murshed Ali Al Quaderi on his 120th urs celebration. Popularly known as Maula Pak, the saint Urs is one of the most auspicious occasions for both, Indians especially those living in West Bengal as well as Bangladeshis. People irrespective of their class, creed and religion come to attend the holy commemoration of the saint, who was the 32nd descendant of the prophet of Islam, Hazrat Muhammad and the 19th descendant of the Sultan of the Saints, Hazrat Abdul Quader Jilani, also known as Boro Peer Sahab. During the Urs, devotees offered chadders, flowers and ittar, a natural perfume at the shrine of the venerated saint which is situated inside the premises of Jora Masjid. They also prayed to God and sought for the fulfilment of their wishes from the saint at this five-day religious affair. Every year, a special train also runs from Bangladesh to Midnapur so that people from there can also come to attend the Urs, but this time due to COVID-19, the train was cancelled. 'Maula Pak' was one among those Sufi saints who have for long propagated the message of peace and harmony, and even today his teachings continue to bind people together no matter which faith or community they belong to.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined the 'Jhumur' dance of performers from tea tribes, in Assam's Lakhimpur on March 01. She is on a two-day visit to poll-bound Assam. Congress is on election campaign for three-phased assembly polls in Assam starting March 27.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi visited the Kamakhya temple in Assam and offered prayers. She was also seen taking part in the traditional ‘Jhumur’ dance with girls from the tea tribes in Lakhimpur, Assam. Priyanka, who is on a 2-day visit to the state, said that the Congress is confident of putting up a good performance in the upcoming elections in the state. Elections to the 126-member Assam assembly will be held in three phases. The results will be declared on 2nd May 2021. Watch the full video for all the details.
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SN Shrivastava, Commissioner of Police, Delhi, said that there are more than 12,000 youths in Delhi who have been involved in any crime in the last three years. It is, therefore, necessary to bring such youth into the mainstream by showing them the right path. They should be trained in skill development so that they can get employment. They would leave the path of crime and come to the mainstream. Such programmes are already going on in every district. In cooperation of different trainers and employers we are running such programmes; juveniles are being given special attention.
Speaking on the issue of the traffic situation in the national capital, SN Shrivastava, Commissioner of Police, Delhi, said the number of vehicles is increasing rapidly in the city. When the vehicles increase, it would definitely cause problems in traffic. Whatever is possible in this, it is being done by traffic police. Public transport should be encouraged. Speaking on traffic violations, SN Shrivastava said, "Traffic cameras do not listen to anyone. We are using science and technology to take action against those who violate traffic rules. No one should have any objection in this."
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain while speaking to ANI informed that Delhi government has begun free vaccinations in government hospitals and paid in private hospitals for senior citizens and people above 45 years with comorbidities. "There are 192 hospitals i.e. 56 governments' (Centre+Delhi) and 136 private with about 300 centres," informed Health Minister. "Registration being done on CoWIN software," he added.