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.
Citing the region's collaborative effort to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called for greater integration among South Asia and the Indian Ocean island countries to deal with their challenges. "If the 21st century is to be the Asian century, it can not be so without greater integration among the countries of South Asia and the Indian Ocean islands. The spirit of regional solidarity shown during the pandemic has proven that such integration is possible," he said at a workshop on "COVID-19 Management: Experience, Good Practices and Way Forward" with 10 neighboring countries, including those in the extended neighborhood. "Through our openness and determination, we have managed to achieve one of the lowest fatality rates in the world. Today, the hopes of our region and the world are focused on the rapid deployment of vaccines. In this too, we must maintain the same cooperative and collaborative spirit," he said.
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India has once again condemned terrorism at UNSC meet. Recently it was in the event titled 'Threats of International Peace and Security caused by Terrorist Acts' India opined "Easy access to new and emerging technologies have enabled terrorist groups to exploit current conditions. In South Asia, Haqqani Network and its supporters, especially with support from Pakistani authorities have worked along with prominent terrorist outfits like Al Qaeda, ISIL (K) and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan." Perpetration of terrorist activities from safe havens in Pakistan has disrupted the peace process in Afghanistan. India demands UNSC's report on ISIL should cover activities of terrorist entities under ISIL and Al Qaeda Sanctions regime. They include Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and frontal organizations that raise funds for their activities. India also participated in UNSC briefing to mark the anniversary of the Minsk II Agreement. The Agreement provides a basis for negotiated and peaceful settlement of the situation in Eastern Ukraine. India believes that peaceful settlement of disputes is an important tool in the maintenance of international peace and security and in the promotion of the rule of law.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani held summit-level talks. The event took place via video conferencing on February 09. While addressing at the event, Afghanistan President Ghani said, "A sovereign and united Afghanistan is essential to South Asia's prosperity, connectivity and stability." "Peace is the central desire of Afghan people but that peace must be peace that ends violence and not becomes a preface in chapter to another tragedy," he added.
Four Hong Kong democracy activists were released from custody on Friday, after prosecutors withdrew an appeal against a court decision to grant them bail in a controversial national security case. Edward Baran reports
Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kolkata on March 01 ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections. The actor joined the party in presence of West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and party's election in-charge in the state, Kailash Vijayvargiya. West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting taking place on April 29. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
Bengali actor Payel Sarkar joined BJP in presence of party president JP Nadda in Kolkata. Both BJP and ruling TMC have been roping in celebrities ahead of Assembly polls in Bengal. On Wednesday, former India cricketer Ashok Dinda joined BJP in presence of Union Minister Babul Supriyo. On the same day, cricketer Manoj Tiwary and several Bengali actors joined TMC in CM Mamata Banerjee’s presence. Elections to 294 Assembly seats in Bengal are scheduled to take place in May 2021.
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Those above the age of 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities as they will get Covid vaccine in the second of the coronavirus vaccination drive will begin March 1. Aiming at inoculating people of West Bengal for COVID-19 free of cost before the upcoming assembly election, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to help the state in procuring vaccines. The surprise renaming of the revamped Motera cricket stadium in Gujarat after Prime Minister Narendra Modi today caused a flood of reactions on social media. Cricketer Manoj Tiwari and three Bengali film stars joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Wednesday that the Centre has lifted embargo on grant of government businesses to private banks.
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