Indian PM offers help to cyclone stricken Kolkata, Bangladesh counts cost
Friday, 22 May 2020 Prime Minister Narendra Modi, peering down from his aircraft on Friday, saw the devastation and flooding caused by the most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in more than a decade, before he landed in the stricken city of Kolkata.
KOLKATA, INDIA — India and Bangladesh are evacuating millions before the path of Tropical Cyclone Amphan, which is expected to make imminent landfall on the evening of May 20.
Amphan is the second-ever super cyclone on record to hit the Bay of Bengal. The powerful storm was sustaining an...
A laser light show at Victoria Memorial portrayed the life of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose during the celebrations of his 125th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar witnessed the spectacle. PM Modi is in Kolkata to celebrate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
The Bangabandhu-Bapu Digital Exhibition is part of events marking the 100th birth anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation of Bangladesh, and the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between India and Bangladesh. Their struggle and conviction led to the liberation of their countries and the exhibition tells the story of their resilience and unflinching spirit. The exhibition is currently on display at the Vigyan Bhavan and will be taken to different locations in Bangladesh and India and the UN before culminating in Kolkata in 2022.
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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chandra Kumar Bose condemned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's behaviour after she refused to speak when 'Jai Shree Ram' slogans were raised during the celebrations of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Victoria Memorial in Kolkata on January 23. He said, "Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose stood for unity. He had people of all communities in Azad Hind Fauj. Whether you say 'Jai Hind' or 'Jai Sri Ram', I don't find difference. 'Jai Sri Ram' isn't a statement where one should react in allergic manner. So, I think the honourable Chief Minister (Mamata Banerjee) need not have reacted adversely to a slogan whether it's 'Jai Hind' or 'Jai Shree Ram'. This is not the day to do any politics. It is a day to celebrate, it is a day to pay homage to the soldiers and martyrs of Indian National Army."
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on January 23, leader of Bangladesh Contingent that will take part in Republic Day parade on Delhi's Rajpath, Colonel Mohd Mohtashim Hyder Chowdhury said, "We are following all COVID-19 protocols. Thank you very much for inviting us on this occasion, we are very much delighted." "Total of 113 members will take part who will be led by two Lieutenant Colonels, one of them will lead marching and the other will lead band contingent," he added.
Locals blocked a road in Kolkata's Baghajatin area on May 26 to demonstrate a protest against administration's negligence against post cyclone 'Amphan' help in the state. They demanded restoration of..