Inflation high, employment shut, government is cool with eyes closed, says Rahul Gandhi
Friday, 26 February 2021 "Employment shut, inflation high, the government is cool with eyes closed, so Bharat Bandh," read Gandhi's tweet translated from Hindi. The effect of 'Bharat Bandh' called by the Confederation of All India Traders was visible in some parts of the country like Odisha, Assam and West Bengal where most shops and business establishments remained closed on Friday.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Modi government and said that it was imposing its will on the judiciary. Responding to a question on the judiciary, the Congress leader said that the fault lies with the government. Rahul Gandhi added that the government is not allowing institutions to...
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took a pot shot at BJP by saying that wherever the party and its ideologue RSS go, hatred starts to intensify there. He said, "People of Assam say their history and culture are being attacked. Tamil Nadu and Bengal are facing the same thing." The fifth phase of assembly polls will be held in West Bengal on April 17.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that last year, he and his party leaders collectively warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about COVID-19 virus and requested him to take action to save economy, small-scale industry and migrant labourers but media mocked him. "Last year in Feb, all Congress leaders and I collectively said to PM that India is going to be affected by COVID. You start preparing to save economy, migrant labourers and small-scale industry. Press mocked me and said I am trying to scare people,' he said.
Members of the US Navy sang a popular Hindi song at a dinner meeting between US Chief of Naval Operations Michael M Gilday and India's Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, Sandhu shared a video of officers singing Yeh Jo Desh Hai Tera from the film Swades. The clip shows a team of singers and musical instrument players from the US Navy band dressed in their uniforms as they present the song.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation with Holi wishes. "Wishing you all a very Happy Holi. This festival of happiness, exaltation, joy and glee should infuse new vigor and new energy into everyone's life," PM Modi said in a tweet in Hindi. Holi marks the arrival of the spring harvest season in the country. Amid rising Covid cases, many state governments have declared a ban on the public celebration of the festival. India recorded 62,714 new cases in a span of 24 hours on March 29. Despite the curbs, people gathered to celebrate ‘Holika Dahan’ in Bihar’s Patna. The evening before Holi is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi. People light a bonfire to signify the burning of the demon Holika. Watch the full video for more.
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The Assamese New Year -Rongali Bihu, also known as Bohag Bihu began from April 14. Assam Government decided to allow celebrations this year, but with restrictions in public places. The festival will last for seven days and they are known as Chot Bihu, Goru Bihu Manuh Bihu, Kutum Bihu, Senehi Bihu, Mela Bihu and Chera Bihu Rongali or Bohag Bihu begins in mid-April and celebrations continue for several weeks, mainly concentrated on cultural functions. The Assam Government decided to allow Bihu celebrations with strict adherence to COVID appropriate behavior in public places.
Halfway through the West Bengal elections, a controversy over Trinamool Congress' poll strategist Prashant Kishor's leaked chat caused a storm. One of the statements made by Kishor, as released by BJP, involved a declaration that 'if there's a vote, it's for Hindus, for polarisation, and for Modi'. Pollster Yashwant Deshmukh decodes this statement, and how political parties in India have used appeasement and polarisation politics to win votes. Watch the full video for more.
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A woman gave birth to rare conjoined twin daughters with two heads and three hands at a private hospital in Odisha’s Kendrapara district. The newborns were shifted to Shishu Bhawan in Cuttack immediately as their health deteriorated. The very rare conjoined twins were born to a poor farmer family. This is the second child of the woman. The newborn has two fully developed heads. Watch the full video for all the details.
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In a rare incident from Odisha's Kendrapara, a woman gave birth to conjoined twin daughters with two heads and three hands at a private hospital in Kanigaon on April 12. The newborns were shifted to Shishu Bhawan, Cuttack immediately as their health deteriorated.
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During the interaction with the students of St. Teresa's College in Kochi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that as the economy collapsed due to COVID-19 pandemic, Centre is forcibly taking money..