An artist from Chandigarh created 3D portrait of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to pay tribute on his 125th birth anniversary. The portrait is made from waste materials. The butterflies used in the portrait symbolises freedom.
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.
Scores of farmers held a tractor march at Chandigarh-Punjab border against Centre's new farm laws. Protesting farmers, camped at border areas of the national capital, have confirmed their tractor parade on Republic Day, in order to build up pressure on the government. Farmers have been protesting for nearly two months with the agenda of seeing the new farm laws being scrapped, however, multiple meetings with the government have failed to produce any result.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurated air taxi services on Thursday. The air taxi service was launched from Chandigarh to Hisar under the UDAN scheme of the Central government. Khattar informed that air services would also start from Hisar to Dehradun in the second phase, while in the third phase two more routes will be added. "These air taxis will be four-seaters and have a speed limit of 250 km/hour. For the first time in the country, a small aircraft in the form of an air taxi is being used for services," the CM said. He added, "In the second phase, services for Hisar to Dehradun will be started on January 18. In the third phase, two more routes from Chandigarh to Dehradun and Hisar to Dharamshala will be added on January 23."
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If Chinese can be aggressive, India can also be aggressive, said Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria over the current stand-off at LAC, and news of intrusion along the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh. He also said that the IAF pilots are getting training on Rafale aircraft in France, and in India the training of pilots have also started. "Till next year the induction will be fully completed," he added.
Annual Flower Show-2021 began in Odisha's Bhubaneswar. It is organised with a theme based on COVID-19 pandemic and vaccination drive. The flower show attracted large numbers of nature lovers in the city. The 2-day flower show promises to be a visual treat for visitors. Annual Flower Show is taking place at Ekamra Kanan Botanical Gardens in Bhubaneswar. This show was organised by Regional Plant Resource Centre in collaboration with Plant Lovers Association.
Speaking to ANI in Hyderabad on January 23, the Health Medical and Family Welfare Minister of Telangana, Eatala Rajender spoke on COVID- 19 vaccination drive. Rajender said, "The COVID-19 vaccine is 99% safe and it is important to get vaccinated. I believe that everyone will come forward for it in coming days."
Fewer than half of the nearly 38 million vaccine doses shipped to date by the federal government have actually made it into the arms of Americans, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday.
To promote the young budding players in Kashmir Valley, a state-level Taekwondo kids' championship was organized in Srinagar on 22-23 January. The championship was organized by a local NGO, Sunrise in Kashmir. The championship was organized in association with the sports council of Jammu and Kashmir to promote Taekwondo in the valley and attract children in sports activities. The motive of this championship was to engage kids in games so that they can make their career and stay away from other bad activities as schools are closed in valley due to winter break. Around 250 athletes from across the districts participated in the championship.
On sexual harassment charges filed by woman officer against Arjuna awardee Khajan Singh and coach S Singh, CRPF DG AP Maheshwari said, "The FIR has been registered with Delhi Police. We have set up an Empowered Committee as envisaged under Supreme Court guidelines after Vishakha judgment. The committee is headed by Charu Sinha, IG Srinagar...That lady hasn't come to us with any complaints of threats. I have gone to camps talking to women personnel. We still don't know exact facts. Law will take its course."
A controversy has erupted over a helicopter installation placed near an iconic statue at the Shangumugham beach in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram. Near the 100-foot-long 'Jalkanyaka' or mermaid statue made by artist Kanayi Kunhiraman a helicopter installation was placed by the state tourism department a few months ago. Critics slammed the move as an insult to the mermaid statue, with even the artist calling the government insensitive. The administration said that the spot was picked by the Indian Air Force to attract recruits. Kerala tourism minister said that he would speak to Kunhiraman. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid the rising scare of Bird flu, also known as avian influenza poultry business across the country has witnessed a massive dip. Outbreak of the disease has created reluctance among the people to purchase poultry products. Sale and transportation of poultry has been restricted in epicentres of bird flu. Shopkeepers in Thiruvananthapuram complained of poor sales of chicken. Though, mutton sales observed a raise as the costing mounted to Rs 800 per kilogram. In Kerala, 25,000 odd birds have died due to the bird flu outbreak in the state. In addition to this, 50,935 birds have been culled to stop the spread of the bird flu.
22nd session of the Kerala Legislative Assembly began in Thiruvananthapuram on January 08. Oppositions created ruckus when Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan delivered his address. While speaking at Assembly, Kerala Governor said, "I am doing my constitutional duty. It is expected that no obstruction shall be created while the governor is performing his constitutional duty." Later, Congress-led opposition staged walkout during Governor Khan's address in Kerala Assembly.
Speaking to media in Thiruvananthapuram on January 07, Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan said, "22nd assembly session will begin on January 08 at 09:00 am. The governor will address the session. There is an obituary on January 11th followed by the discussion on the governor's speech between January 12th and 14th." "On January 15th, the Finance Minister will present the budget and it will be discussed. The assembly session will conclude on January 28 as per the calendar now," he added.
Specially-abled people celebrated World Braille Day in Assam's Dibrugarh on Jan 04. The day is marked remembering the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille. Braille is a system of reading and writing for people with visual disabilities. Assam Blind Student Union's General Secretary said that they don't get any benefits of Centre's schemes.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on January 19 said that the government has decided to rename the dragon fruit as 'Kamalam' since it resembles to lotus. According to the CM, the word dragon fruit sounded inappropriate and so the Gujarat government has decided the fruit be called Kamalam. "Farmers say it looks like lotus and that is the reason we have renamed it 'Kamalam. So, the Gujarat government has decided to call the fruit Kamalam," said Chief Minister Rupani. Appreciating the government's decision, a shopkeeper in Ahmedabad said, "It's good that the government has decided to rename the fruit as Kamalam. India and China keep fighting. So, it's better to name it as Indian fruit." Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio program Mann Ki Baat in July 2019 had praised the farmers of Kutch for the cultivation of dragon fruit so that India can be self-reliant.
The activities were conducted in honour of COVID-19 warriors including doctors, sanitation workers, media and policemen, who continue to serve the country amid COVID-19 crisis. Indian Armed Forces on..
The Indian Air Force, Army and Navy joined hands today to express their gratitude to healthcare workers, police, and forces at the frontlines of the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. To show their..