West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's one-time right hand man Suvendu Adhikari who crossed over to the BJP in December, will take on the Trinamool Congress in a do-or-die contest in the state elections from Nandigram. In a significant political development on Saturday – former TMC Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Trivedi joined the BJP in the presence of the party’s national president JP Nadda and Union Minister Piyush Goyal in New Delhi. The Centre has rushed high-level multi-disciplinary public health teams to Maharashtra and Punjab in view of the increase in number of daily COVID-19 cases being reported. India defeated England by an innings and 25 runs in the fourth and final Test to win the four-match series 3-1 and seal a place in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship on Saturday.
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After joining Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of state assembly elections in West Bengal, Dinesh Trivedi said that Bengal has rejected TMC and they are ready for a real change. "They want progress, not corruption or violence," he added. Reacting on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement wherein she had called politics a 'khela,' Dinesh Trivedi said that Mamata Banerjee has forgotten her ideals while playing. "Politics isin't 'khela,' it is serious affair." Former Member of Parliament and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of party national president JP Nadda on March 06.
Former Member of Parliament and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of party national president JP Nadda on March 06. Trivedi had resigned as TMC MP in Rajya Sabha on February 12. Union Minister Piyush Goyal was also present. His party switch comes ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections.
Ahead of the Assembly Election in Assam, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hired five helicopters for the party leaders' campaign. The saffron party is aiming to win 100 plus seats in Assam and has outscored the Congress and other parties in terms of choppers for the election campaign. The assembly polls in Assam will be held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6.
Several TMC leaders joined BJP in Kolkata on March 08. TMC MLAs Sonali Guha, Dipendu Biswas, Rabindranath Bhattacharya Jatu Lahiri and TMC candidate from Habibpur Sarala Murmu joined BJP in presence of West Bengal party president Dilip Ghosh, leaders Suvendu Adhikari and Mukul Roy. Their joining came ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections.
A nine-year-old girl from rural Andhra Pradesh has conquered Mount Kilimanjaro. Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the African continent's highest peak. Ritwika Sree of Anantapur became the world's second youngest and Asia's youngest girl to scale Mount Kilimanjaro. She achieved the record accompanied by her father, who is also her guide. Ritwika's father is a cricket coach and sports coordinator. She was trained at the Rock Climbing School at Bhongir, Telangana and received level two training in Ladakh.
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Director of Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Prof Jagat Ram said the new Covid-19 strains detected in the country are highly transmissible. "New Covid-19 strains detected in India are highly transmissible. We should take all possible precautions to prevent the rise in cases,” he said. The Centre on February 23 said two new Covid strains were found in Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana. It, however, said there is no scientific evidence to suggest the new strains are linked to recent surge. The variants, namely N440K and E484K were detected in Maharashtra and Kerala. One of the two Covid variants has also been detected in Telangana. Watch the full video for more.
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Mumbai's Karachi Bakery shut shop months after being attacked by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over its name. MNS leader Haji Saif Shaikh had sent a legal notice in Nov 2020 to owner of the Bakery. Shaikh had asked him to remove ‘Karachi’ from the name. MNS leaders also protested in front of the shop in Bandra in November. “Patriots will never buy anything when they see the name ‘Karachi’. We made it clear that we only had problem with the name not the bakery,” said Shaikh. A Twitter handle, MNCDF Bombay, refuted the MNS Haji Saif Shaikh’s claim. The handle said that Karachi bakery shut its store due to lack of business. Karachi Bakery, a Hyderabad-based chain, is run by a Sindhi Hindu migrant family. They family moved to India after experiencing violence by pro-Pakistan elements. The bakery has shops across several cities including Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru etc. Watch the full video for more.
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An ex-serviceman, who was a star medal awardee during the India-China war, now drives an autorickshaw in Hyderabad for a living. Sheikh Abdul Kareem, participated in the India-China war and was posted in Lahaul area. He has now urged the government to provide a house to ex-servicemen who fought to defend the country. ‘Despite winning a good service medal, I have not even received any sort of pension or any financial support from the government. I also request the central government to financially support ex-servicemen who are in need of help,’ Kareem said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Ex-Army personnel and star medal awardee drives auto rickshaw on Hyderabad streets to earn his bread and butter. Sheik Abdul Kareem received a special award for his contribution in the1971 Indo-China war. During Indira Gandhi reign due to surplus of army personnel, several were removed from their postings. The 71-year-old served in the army for 9 years but now is homeless and is fighting daily for a living. Kareem requested the government for financial support in the form of pension and shelter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a visit to Bangladesh on March 26 to participate in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the liberation of Bangladesh in 1971. Hours after the investigation into the case involving the explosive-laden car found outside Mukesh Ambani's residence in Mumbai last month was transferred to the National Investigation Agency, Maharashtra Chief Minister said there was something fishy behind NIA taking over probe. Offering a clarification after facing public backlash, Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde said that his remarks in the minor case was completely misreported. Maharashtra Congress MLA Amin Patel on Monday demanded that the title of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie Gangubai Kathiawadi be changed, claiming it maligns the name of Kathiawad city.
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Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani attended International Women's Day' event on March 08. She said, "Women here are oft celebrated societally for strength and achievements. Not many look at the chip on our shoulders, a chip on which we falter at times publically in social media where we give back as strongly as we get from so-called trolls but also an opportunity in the august House where irrespective of our political ideologies, we speak on issues that bring transformation in the lives of millions of women across the nation." She further said, "Under PM Modi's leadership, narrative has shifted from women's development to women-led development. We now lead change not just for us but also for other women. Because of this, for the first time in National Education policy's history, we have Gender Inclusion Fund. There are still skies to touch. Our flag and constitution are one despite being from different political ideologies."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the event 'Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav'. The event took place via video conferencing on March 08. While addressing at the committee meeting to mark 75 years of Independence, PM Modi said, "Today, India is doing things that couldn't be imagined some years ago. In this journey of 75 years, the country has reached here gradually. There are contributions of so many people to the country in this journey." "The country can't progress by denying anyone's contribution. The country goes forward by accepting and respecting everyone's contribution and we want to follow this mantra," he added.
Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani held a press conference on December 28 and said that BJP won seats in Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Rajasthan which proves that people believe..