Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged BJP workers to spread awareness on new farm bills. He slammed opposition and said they are misleading farmers. PM Modi was addressing BJP workers on Deendayal Upadhyaya's birth anniversary. "BJP workers should explain new farm bills to farmers in simple language. Opposition is trying to mislead farmers on new farm bills. It is the duty of every BJP worker to bust the lies regarding farm bills," he said. Nationwide protests are being held by farmers against the new farm bills. Opposition has claimed that the bills will harm the interest of farmers and benefit corporates. The Centre has, however, said that the proposed laws will be beneficial for farmers and help increase their income.
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The nation is celebrating 104th birth anniversary of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on September 25. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and other BJP leaders paid floral tribute to Pandit Upadhyaya.
The Shiv Sena on Friday hit out at the BJP for its "silence" on the firing on people during Durga idol immersion in Munger in Bihar, where the latter is in power along with the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U). One person was killed and over two dozen people, including security personnel, injured in firing and stone- pelting during goddess Durga idol immersion late Monday night in Munger's Deen Dayal Upadhyay Chowk. The Election Commission has removed the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police of Munger. a group of protesters went on the rampage in the town on Thursday, setting some police stations and outposts on fire and ransacking the SP and the SDO offices. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Munger Manu Maharaj on Friday said that situation is normal now in Munger and additional force has been deployed. Watch the full video for more details.
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S.N Shrivastava, Commissioner Delhi Police, felicitated the meritorious students of Delhi Police Public Schools who secured exceptionally good marks in Class XII, NEET and JEE at Police headquarters. Teachers and students from all the three schools were also present virtually to witness the ceremony. 25 students were awarded merit certificates, cash rewards and trophies for their achievements. 11 among these 25 students are wards of Delhi Police personnel. LG award and Rajesh IPS award for the best student of the year was also presented to class XII students. Other than school toppers, stream toppers and achievers in NEET and JEE were also rewarded. On this occasion, the Commissioner of Police commended the Principal of the schools as well as the school faculty for putting sincere efforts with dedication, which resulted in getting excellent results. These schools are run as welfare measures for police personnel by the Police Foundation for Education, Delhi.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who also heads Ministry of Science and Technology, has launched a Department of Science and Technology (DST) scheme, titled "SERB-POWER (Science and Engineering Research Board - Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research)" on October 29. It is designed to support women scientists. Promoting Opportunities for Women in Exploratory Research (POWER) is a scheme to mitigate gender disparity in science and engineering research funding in various programs.While speaking on the event, Harsh Vardhan said, "While internationally around 30% women are involved in science but in India it is 18.6 %," said Harsh Vardhan.
Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at World Bank Annual Meetings Virtual Event said the private companies with research institutes are expediting trials of vaccine candidates. "To address present and future challenges, public health research agenda for COVID-19 has been escalated to advance the development of an affordable vaccine as well as ensure its equal distribution. Our private companies in partnership with foreign and domestic research institutes are expediting trials of their vaccine candidates. We also plan to leverage an integrated IT platform for managing vaccine distribution," said Dr Harsh Vardhan.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar while addressing a press conference informed that the Union Cabinet has approved extension of norms for compulsory packaging of food grains in jute bags. "The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of norms for mandatory packaging in jute materials. 100% of the food-grains and 20% of the sugar to be mandatorily packaged in diversified jute bags," said Javadekar.
A political war of words broke out over the alleged rape and murder of the 6-year-old child of a migrant labourer in Punjab. The Bharatiya Janata Party cited the reaction of Congress leaders to a similar crime in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. While Nirmala Sitharaman said that rapes shouldn't be politicised, her colleague in the Union Cabinet, Prakash Javadekar questioned why Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi hadn't visited the victim's family in Punjab, like Hathras. Responding to the attacks, Rahul Gandhi tweeted that the governments in Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan are not denying rape or blocking justice. Watch the full video for more.
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President Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the top leaders to pay tribute to father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 151st birth anniversary. PM Modi was seen laying a wreath and..
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