Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel lashed out at the Modi government over the Covid vaccine distribution plans. Speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Baghel said that the Union government needs to give more clarity on the issue. 'It seems the centre is not going to spend on vaccines and is only going to issue guidelines. States like ours will do their bit. The Union government has to make it clear whether it is making vaccines available for free to states and if not what will be the share of expenditure between centre and states. If that also will not happen, then why should we follow guidelines of the centre ?’ Baghel said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has never interfered in the working of the defence and the home ministries, said current Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh. He was asked about allegations that power in the NDA government is concentrated in the Prime Minister Office. Singh denied the charges, stating that PM Modi always assumes a consultational stance and participates in discussions on issues, but never interferes in ministers' work. Watch the full video for more.
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On the occasion of India's Constitution Day, soldiers deployed in Siachen and Kargil recited the preamble to the Constitution. They 'reaffirmed their commitment' to the Constitution, the Defence MInistry said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed the nation and stressed on the importance of performance of duties in order to safeguard rights. Giving a mantra of KYC, or 'Know Your Constitution', he said that people need to gain a 'comprehensive understanding' of the document. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, also led the nation in recitation of the preamble. India's Constituent Assembly had adopted the Constitution on November 26, 1949. Watch the full video for more.
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President Ram Nath Kovind led the nation in reading the Preamble to the Constitution of India on the occasion of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on November 26. The event was organised via video conferencing. On this day, in 1949, the Constitution of India was adopted by the Constituent Assembly.
While addressing at the 80th All India Presiding Officers' Conference in Gujarat's Kevadia on November 25, President Ram Nath Kovind said, "I am glad that the Indian government since 2015, has taken the decision to celebrate Constitution Day on every 26th of November." "Today, when democratic institutions are being questioned around the world, the Indian institutions are gaining more strength. Our ancient books have mentions of democratic values. Our founding fathers gave a final form to these sentiments in the Constitution," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the concluding session of 80th All India Presiding Officers Conference via video conferencing on November 26. At the event, PM said, "Our Constitution has many features but a special feature is importance of duties. Gandhi was very keen on it. He saw close link b/w rights and duties. He felt that once we perform our duties, rights will automatically be safeguarded."
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on November 12 visited Rajghat after the successful bypolls conducted in Bihar. Replying on allegations of 'slow counting' during Bihar bypolls, he said that to ensure social distancing additional 33,000 polling booths were allotted for the state elections.
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh reached Raj Ghat on Nov 04. He paid tribute to Mahatama Gandhi. Punjab CM will stage 'dharna' here after President Kovind declined his meeting request. He said, "We're buying power from National Grid from funds we're left with. The Constitutional guarantee of receiving quarterly GSTs has not been fulfilled and is pending since March. Rs 10,000 crores are due. This step-motherly treatment is wrong. This is not a 'morcha-bandhi'. We asked for time with the President to explain the situation in Punjab that he didn't give. So we thought we'd come and share our views on the matter. I haven't asked for time from the PM but I will in due course."
The Central Reserve Police Force completed the CRPF Divyang Yodha Cycle rally on October 02. The rally started from the Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat and consummated today at Rajghat, commemorating the 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Rally has covered about 1000 km to reach Rajghat from Sabarmati Ashram in Gujarat in the last 16 days. Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju flagged-in the cycle rally at Rajghat. While speaking to ANI, Second in Command RK Singh said, "I lost a leg in anti-Naxal operation in Jharkhand in 2011. It didn't affect my personal life but a little impediment until my prosthetic leg. I started working out to be fit. I never actively played sports when all my limbs were intact. I started cycling later."
President Ram Nath Kovind on October 02 paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary at Raj Ghat in Delhi. President paid a floral tribute to Bapu and paid respects to the leader. Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal also paid respect to father of the nation. The nation is celebrating 151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Bhupesh Baghel, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and senior Congress leader, took on those seeking introspection following the party's subpar performance in the Bihar Assembly election. He said that leaders like Ghulam Nabi Azad and Kapil Sibal used to tell their junior colleagues to only raise party issues on internal fora, but were doing the opposite themselves. Baghel also defended calls to make Rahul Gandhi the party president, saying that there are no other leaders with greater acceptability among party workers. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad mourned the death of party leader Ahmed Patel and said that he was a strong pillar for the Congress party. "I have lost a brother, friend and colleague. He was a strong pillar for the Congress party. His passing away is an irreparable loss for the party," said Azad.
The three-day 'Ganga Utsav 2020' organised by National Mission for Clean Ganga has reached its conclusion on 4th November 2020. The event was organised to celebrate 12th anniversary of Ganga being declared as the national river of India. The event was held in coordination with India's Jal shakti ministry where Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat presided over the event. It was aimed at creating awareness about keeping Ganga and its tributaries clean.Infotainment programmes including a puppet show, quest programme were also organised during the three-day Ganga Utsav 2020. River Ganga has a significant economic, environmental and cultural value in India. By holding such alluring events, the NMCG aims at achieving maximum public participation in its endeavour of cleaning Ganga and its tributaries.
Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on October 02 hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi for "playing politics" over Hathras incident, asking their stance on crimes against women in Congress-ruled Rajasthan. "Any incident as the Hathras one is definitely condemnable. But to play politics over such things isn't right. Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi marched to Hathras, but what about their stance on crimes against women in Congress-ruled Rajasthan. So their act is unfair," said Shekhawat.
Burj Khalifa in Dubai was illuminated with Mahatma Gandhi's image on his birth anniversary. The iconic skyscraper of UAE paid tribute to Mahatma on his 151st birth anniversary. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated in several countries across the globe. In Ukraine's Kyiv, a statue of Mahatma was unveiled on his birth anniversary. The statue of the great peace icon was inaugurated at AV Fomin Gardens. The statue was unveiled by Ukraine's First Dy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Emine Dzheppar.
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To celebrate Gandhi Jayanti, Khadi Gramodyog Bhavan in Rajkot put sale on the products. The shop recorded good response from the people. The shop recorded sale of more than Rs 7 lakh on the first day despite COVID-19 crisis. The state government has given 20 per cent commission on Gujarat made Khadi. On October 2nd, world had celebrated 151th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled in Ukraine's Kyiv on October 02. The statue was inaugurated at AV Fomin Gardens by First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Emine Dzheppar. Gandhi Jayanti is being celebrated in several countries across the globe.
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel laid to rest in Gujarat's Bharuch on November 26. Former party present Rahul Gandhi, former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath along with other leaders was present at Burial Ground. Patel breathed his last after multi-organ failure in the wee hours of Nov 25. He was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 71-year-old.
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who was undergoing treatment at a Gurugram hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, breathed his last after multi-organ failure in the wee hours of November 25..