Congress will not allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi to destroy the foundation of India, said Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi in Dharapuram on January 24. "We will not allow Narendra Modi to destroy the foundation of India...He doesn't understand that only Tamil people can decide the future of Tamil Nadu 'Knickerwallahs' from Nagpur can never ever decide future of the state," said Rahul Gandhi.
If government use India's labourers, farmers and workers, the country will not need armed forces to guard the borders, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. "If you use India's labourers, farmers, workers you will not need the Army, Navy and Air Force to be standing over there (Borders). China will not have the guts to come inside," said Rahul Gandhi.
Traditional bull-taming sport Jallikattu began in Tamil Nadu on Thursday with certain Covid-19 restrictions. More than 200 bulls participated in the competition at Avaniyapuram in Madurai. Last year in December, the Tamil Nadu government granted permission to hold Jallikattu with restrictions. As per the directive, the number of players cannot be more than 150 at an event and Covid-19 negative certificates have been made mandatory for players. The number of spectators has also been restricted to 50% of the gathering. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi visited Madurai and witnessed jallikattu.
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The festival of Jallikattu began in Avaniyapuram area of Tamil Nadu's Madurai. Over 200 bulls are participating in the competition on January 14. Medical check-up of bulls was conducted before the bull fight commenced. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, state government directed that the number of players should not be more than 150 at an event and COVID negative certificate is mandatory for all of them. Number of spectators should not to be more than 50% of the total gathering.
The workers of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) offered prayers at a temple in Tamil Nadu's Madurai on January 24. They offered prayers for the speedy recovery of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa's aide Sasikala. She is admitted at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.
Singer Sonu Nigam and Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam visited Ayodhya to offer prayers at Ram Lalla site on January 24. They were accompanied by filmmaker Sandeep Ssingh. Nationwide donation campaign was launched by Vishva Hindu Parishad last year in December. Ram Temple's construction has been started after Ayodhya verdict and it would be finished before 2024.
Several people witnessed Jallikattu event in Madurai on January 16. Hundreds of bull tamers participated in the event. Participants showed their skills with their attempts to tame the bulls. Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport that has traditionally been part of Pongal festival. The festival is a celebration of nature, and thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest, of which cattle-worship is a part.
Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami along with Deputy CM O Panneerselvam inaugurated the 'Jallikattu' competition in Alanganallur area of Madurai on January 16. Several other leaders were also present. However, COVID norms went for a toss during the event. In the wake of COVID-19, State government directed that number of players shouldn't be over 150 at an event. The bull-taming sport is popular in TN. Jallikattu is celebrated in the second week of Jan, during the Tamil harvest festival, Pongal.
Bull tamers on January 14 raised slogans against farm laws amid Jallikattu event in Tamil Nadu's Madurai. The bull tamers also showed black flag against Centre. They were later detained by the police. Farmers of different states are protesting against Centre's newly enacted farm laws. Today is the first day of Jallikattu and the events are oganised in several places of Tamil Nadu. Pongal celebrations have also begun and people dressed up in their traditional attire and prepared sweet dish known as Pongal.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and its allies observed one-day fast. They observed fast in support of farmers protesting against the three farm laws passed by the Centre. DMK president MK Stalin and Women's wing secretary of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, Kanimozhi were present along with other party leaders. The one-day fast was observed in Tamil Nadu's Chennai on December 18.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president MK Stalin distributed relief material in Chennai among people who got affected due to flood-like situation in the wake of cyclone 'Burevi'. The event took place in Ambedkar Nagar of Kolathur area. The cyclonic storm impacted coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.
Stepping up the party's campaign for assembly polls in Tamil Nadu to be held later this year, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi held a roadshow in Uthiyar village on January 24. The Congress leader is on a..