Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sahaganj area of West Bengal's Hooghly district on February 22. While addressing the public rally, PM Modi said, "I am being told that Bandemataram Bhavan, where Bankim Chandra Ji lived for 5 years, is in very bad condition. This is the same Bhavan where he brainstormed to write Vande Mataram, the poem which gave a new lease of life to the freedom struggle." "Failure to keep the place of the creator of such 'amar gaan' in a good state is an injustice to West Bengal's pride and there is huge politics involved in this- the politics which focuses on vote bank, not patriotism; appeasement, not Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas," he added. "This kind of politics stops people of Bengal from performing Durga puja and visarjan. People of Bengal will never forgive those who insult their culture for vote bank politics," PM Modi further attacked TMC led West Bengal Government.
Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma in a heart-felt post on social media shared the first glimpse of their daughter and revealed her name as 'Vamika.' The name Vamika means 'Goddess Durga.' Anushka wrote, "We have lived together with love, presence and gratitude as a way of life but this little one, Vamika has taken it to a whole new level. Tears, laughter, worry, bliss - emotions that have been experienced in a span of minutes sometimes. Sleep is elusive but our hearts are SO full. Thanking you all for your wishes, prayers and good energy." Virat Kohli commented on her post, "My whole world in one frame" The couple had welcomed the baby on January 11. Soon after the birth they had requested paparazzi to respect their privacy. Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli met on the sets of a commercial and dated four years before tying a knot in 2017.
Bodoland People's Front joined hands with Congress-led 'MAHAJATH' in the forthcoming Assam assembly election. In a joint press briefing on February 28 held in Guwahati, parties informed about this alliance. BPF has severed its ties with Bharatiya Janata Party. 126-member Assam assembly will hold polls in three phases on March 27, April 1, and April 6 and the results will be out on May 2.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav on Saturday said his party will contest the upcoming Assam Assembly polls with the "like-minded" parties, a step seen as an effort to eat into votes of the BJP among the Hindi-speaking people. Yadav, during his maiden visit to Guwahati, said he has already met Congress Assam chief Ripun Bora and will hold talks with the AIUDF to formalise the alliance. "RJD has decided to expand its presence. So, we will participate in Assam Assembly polls... We're talking to like- minded parties," he said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Star sprinter Hima Das was formally inducted as Deputy Superintendent of Assam Police on Friday. CM Sarbananda Sonowal presented the appointment letter to Hima at an event in Guwahati. The athlete has been appointed under the Integrated Sports Policy of the state govt. The 21-year-old international sprinter had won a gold medal in Asian Games in 2018. Known as 'Dhing Express', Hima was appointed to the post of DSP on February 11. Hima will continue to strive for excellence in her sport alongside her job in state police. The Arjuna awardee thanked CM Sonowal and Assam Olympic Association for their support. Hima is currently preparing for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics qualification at NIS-Patiala.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal's Malda on March 2. One of the main themes of his speech was the claim that the Hindu religion is under threat in the state. He claimed that Durga Puja is being restricted, while forced cow slaughter is carried out during Eid in Bengal. The state will vote in 8 phases between March 27 and April 29, with results being declared on May 2. Watch the full video for more.
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'Jai Shree Ram' slogans echoed during Union Home Minister Amit Shah's address in South 24 Parganas. He accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of stopping 'Saraswati pujan' in schools. Amit Shah said, "Shouldn't Durga Puja take place in WB? Court permission needs to be obtained for it. Shouldn't Saraswati Puja take place? She had stopped it, only after BJP's pressure she was seen worshipping Goddess Saraswati. Didi, Bengal knows that you stopped 'Saraswati pujan' in schools."
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)...
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Speaking to media in Patna on October 30, Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi spoke on Munger firing incident. Manjhi said, "It won't be right to comment on Munger firing incident..
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut called Munger firing incident an attack on Hindutva. He said, "Munger firing incident is an attack on Hindutva. If such an incident would have had happened in Maharashtra,..