French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on January 23 said that the two countries have always been side-by-side in both good and bad times and also cited examples of 'nuclear test in Pokhran' and 'medicine supply during COVID-19 time'. "India and France have been side-by-side in both good and bad times. When India decided to conduct nuclear test in Pokhran, we were on your side as we understand your strategic autonomy. During COVID-19, you (India) shipped medicines needed in French hospitals. We are very grateful for that again...Very clear statements were released by your government and Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) when our values like secularism were under attack in my country," said Emmanuel Lenain.
The roof of a building reportedly collapsed amid heavy rain in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad on January 3. Many people were trapped under the rubble with police, fire brigade and National Disaster Response Force teams working to rescue them. DM Ajay Shankar Pandey said that although an exact number of people trapped wasn't known, rescue teams wouldn't stop until everyone was extricated. Watch the full video for more.
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Indian Air Force helicopter refilled Bambi Bucket from a lake near Dimapur to douse the wildfire at Dzouku Valley near Kohima, Nagaland. NDRF has also deployed 60 personnel to control the wildfire. The popular tourist spot is under danger due to massive fire.
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."
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.
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 23 paid floral tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rajeev Shukla among other parliamentarians also remembered Bose. Netaji's bravery is well-known and he was a scholar, soldier and statesman par excellence. Born to advocate Janakinath Bose in Odisha's Cuttack on January 23, 1897, Netaji went on to play a crucial role in India's freedom movement. He is also known for establishing the Azad Hind Fauj.
Leaders paid tributes Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary on January 23. President Kovind and PM Modi paid homage to the freedom fighter on his birth anniversary. PM Modi will be in Bengal on Saturday to address 'Parakram Diwas' celebrations in Kolkata. Union HM Amit Shah also paid tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary. January 23 is observed as 'Parakram Diwas' to commemorate Bose's birth anniversary. Shah, who is on a visit to Assam, paid homage in front of Bose's portrait in Guwahati. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan paid floral tribute to Bose on his birth anniversary in Cuttack, Odisha.
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Chief Secretary of West Bengal has written a letter to the Chairman of Railway Board. The letter stated, "As the district administration is involved with relief and rehabilitation works, it will not be..