India-China face-off at the border was raised in the Maharashtra Assembly. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray mocked the Centre while speaking on farmers' protest. He said. “Water and power supply to protesting farmers were cut off. Nails have been put in the protesting farmers' path but central govt runs away when it sees china. If this kind of preparation is done at borders, there would be no infiltration.” Uddhav's predecessor, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis, called it insult of army. He said, “It is an insult to our soldiers. Our soldiers faced the Chinese at -30°C temperature. Maharashtra CM insulted the sacrifice, bravery of soldiers. I condemn this remark.” Watch the full video for more.
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Bengali actor Srabanti Chatterjee, who recently joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kolkata, on March 03 said she wants to work on ground for the betterment of West Bengal, and also work for BJP's 'Sonar Bangla' ahead of state assembly elections. He said, "I have been working on screen for many years and people have given me a lot of love. I want to work with the people on ground and do something for West Bengal."
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.
BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on February 26 urged Election Commission to appoint additional officers with extra forces so that people can vote fearlessly. "I expect from the Election Commission to have a peaceful election. For this, EC should also appoint additional officers with extra forces so that people can vote fearlessly," said Vijayvargiya.
BJP president JP Nadda visited Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's Residence and Museum in Kolkata on February 25. West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and party's general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya were also present. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay had composed the national song 'Vande Mataram'. JP Nadda had arrived in poll-bound West Bengal on Feb 24.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant took his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on March 03. Pramod Sawant took the Covishield jab at PHC Sankhali. CM further urged people to come forward and get vaccinated to eradicate the spread of COVID-19 from Goa. He said, "I appeal to all those eligible to come forward and get vaccinated. This will help us to eradicate COVID-19 from Goa."
Addressing a public gathering in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami is being "fully controlled" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the state needs an "independent" Chief Minister. "The coming election is about the future of Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister because of corruption is fully controlled by the Prime Minister. Tamil Nadu needs an independent CM," said Rahul Gandhi in Kuzhithurai.
Union Minister and BJP leader Nitin Gadkari took a jibe at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and appealed voters people to press lotus button during assembly elections. "Wake up in the morning on the day of polls. Remember your God. Go to polling centres and press the button of lotus. 'Aisa current lagega ki Mamata ji apni kursi se 2 foot upar uth jaaegi'," Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said during a rally in West Bengal's Joypur
"'Parivartan' will happen on May 2 BJP's chief minister will take oath," BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari expressed confidence during a public rally in Joypur village in Bankura district. "'Parivartan' will happen on May 2.'Lotus' will win. Bharatiya Janata Party will get a majority. On May 3, our leader will be elected. On May 4, BJP's chief minister will take the oath. No one can stop it now," said Union Minster Gadkari.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath on March 02 during a public rally in poll-bound West Bengal took a jibe at Mamata Banerjee led TMC government accusing it to have 'anti-Hindu' sentiments. "Durga puja gets prohibited in Bengal today, cow slaughter is forcefully started during Eid. People's sentiments are toyed with through cow smuggling. The state government remains silent. Now it's attempted to ban slogan of 'Jai Sri Ram' and attacks are executed," said CM Yogi in Malda.
Eco Cottages and Restaurant at Nature Camp in Satiguda was inaugurated on March 01. Situated in Malkangiri district of Odisha, eco cottages will attract the nature lovers. It was inaugurated by Member of Parliament (MP) of Nabarangpur, Ramesh Majhi. Several officials were present during the inauguration ceremony. The eco-cottages at Nature Camp in Satiguda were started by the Forest and Environment Department of Odisha government. Visitors clicked selfies and photographs during their visit. The main motive behind inaugurating this park is an attempt to change the image of Malkangiri which is known as the Naxal-affected area. While speaking to ANI, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Malkangiri, Pradeep Devidas Mirase said, "Malkangiri is known as Naxal-affected area. This park is an attempt to change it." "We have made eco-park and nature camp here. We are making efforts for further development," he added.
Southern Sporting Union (SSU), Singjamei defeated Eastern Sporting Union (ESU) team 3-2 in an entertaining final match to clinch the title of the '11th Shaheed Manoranjan Singh Memorial Football Tournament' organised by 143 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) at SAI Sports Complex, Imphal on February 28. The tournament was organised in memory of late assistant commandant Manoranjan Singh who made the supreme sacrifice while encountering Naxalites in Chhattisgarh in 2009. Both the finalists started the game cautiously and canceled out attempts from the opposing ends until, Eastern Sporting Union Team (ESU) found the breakthrough in the 28th minute off a fine strike by Thumsol Tongsin. The runners up team, ESU received a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 1, 50,000. Third-placed, Classic FA and fourth-placed, WAFA, Wangoi were respectively feted with cash prizes of Rs 35,000 and Rs 15,000 besides trophies. The ceremony was also attended by Ng Memcha, mother of Shaheed Manoranjan Singh; Randeep Datta PMG, IGP, MandN Sector CRPF; senior officers of state administration, Army, Police, CAPFs among others. The tournament saw participation of 28 teams from across the state.
A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) constable is providing 'Mallakhamba' training to children in the forests of Abujmarh in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district which is hit by the Naxalite violence. The tribal population is deprived of basic facilities like water and electricity even today. Overcoming all obstacles, four children from the district had made it to the final round in 2020 for the selection for a 'Mallakhamba' demonstration in the Japan Olympics, which was scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. CAF constable Manoj Prasad said he learned Mallakhamba in 2016 and has been training children free of cost since then. Speaking to ANI, Manoj said, "I myself learned Mallkhamba in 2016. From 2016-2017, I started training children of Naxalite strongholds who study in Pota Cabins. All children under my tutelage are tribals who were known as 'Abujh'." The coach also informed that four children have made it to the final round for a demonstration of Mallakhamba in the Japan Olympics."These children have a lot of potentials. All the children here are future Olympiads. With this dream, I started coaching them for free," Prasad added. People in Narayanapur have not heard of Mallakhamba before. But in only two to three years of practice, the children from the region have defeated many of the country's biggest players in Mallakhamba and won many gold medals. They went to Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa, and many other states to participate in Mallakhamba tournaments from 2019 to 2020.In November 2019, the children won the gold medal by defeating the senior group at the All India level. In March 2020, they won 8 gold, 3 bronze medals, and 4 girls featured in 'Best of Six' in India Under-14. "It was very difficult to defeat the Mallakhamba practitioners of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Despite not being able to beat them for 40 years, our children had worked hard day and night along with their studies. Now they are number one in India", the coach further stated. Rajesh Korram, a class four student, who hails from Asanar village next to Jungle Orchha, said, "I have been learning Mallakhamba since 2018. I won the gold medal by defeating my senior player. I went to Mumbai for the first time on a train. Life has taken a turn for the better. I want to win a gold medal in Japan Olympics." Manu Dhruv, another Mallakhamba player, added he won 2 gold medals in Tamil Nadu. "There is not a good school in our village. These are Naxalite-affected villages. We used to climb trees and play Kabaddi. No one had heard Mallakhamba's name earlier. I started playing Mallakhamba in 2017, living in a porta cabin. Initially, I went to play Tamil Nadu and won 2 gold medals there."