Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the inaugural session of Indian Air Force commanders' conference at Air Headquarters in Delhi on April 15. It is the first bi-annual Indian Air Force (IAF) Commanders' Conference for the year 2021. IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria was also present in the conference. Conference aims to address strategies and policies related to IAF capabilities.
While addressing a public conference in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas on April 13, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took a jibe at state CM Mamata Banerjee for protesting against EC's decision for banning her from election campaigning over violation of Model Code of Conduct. He said, "You talk nonsense about our Prime Minister. Why do you blame him for everything? I have also been a Chief Minister, I know how a CM should behave...Election Commission has banned her for 24 hours citing Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violation. She's now against the EC. Didi, can you spare anyone?"
There is a famous saying, "Where there is a will, there is a way." This has been proved to be true by Pallavi Sharma from Jib Village of Udhampur district in Jammu and Kashmir. Despite belonging to a lower middle class family with limited resources, Pallavi has cracked the JandK Bank PO (probationary officers) exam. While narrating her story, Pallavi told ANI that if not for Pradhan Mantri Scholarship Programme, she wouldn't have been able to complete her B Tech. She credited her parents for her success and also appealed to youth to not let hardships demotivate them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Asian News International (ANI) during Jeshoreshwari Kali Temple visit in Bangladesh's Ishwaripur. He said that "he prayed to free human race from COVID-19." "Today, I got the opportunity to visit this Shaktipeeth to pay obeisance to Maa Kali. I prayed to her to free the human race from COVID-19," said PM Narendra Modi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Bangladesh.
A year after suffering from deadly disease, Delhi's first COVID-19 patient recalled his journey with Asian News International (ANI). Rohit Dutta is now waiting for his turn to get vaccinated. "I've applied for vaccination for senior citizens and those above 45 yrs with comorbidities in my family. I've no comorbidities, so haven't applied yet. Everyone must get vaccinated. It's important for nation, their family and they themselves," said Dutta. He added, "I am waiting too, as soon as my turn comes, I will apply for it on CoWIN."