Along with the rest of the country, the northeast region celebrated the 72nd Republic day.
Northeast tableau was displayed in India's capital New Delhi during the annual parade.
In Manipur, Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla graced the 72nd Republic Day celebrations as chief guest and unfurled the national flag and also took the salute of the march past at the historic Kangla in Imphal.
In Assam, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi unfurled the national flag on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day at Veterinary College Playground, Khanapara.
In Nagaland, the 72nd Republic Day was celebrated at the DDSC ground in Dimapur.
The BJP has swept the municipal polls in Gujarat with a winning performance in elections to six municipal corporations of Gujarat, winning Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Surat. Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist arrested February 13 was granted bail by a Delhi Sessions Court on Tuesday afternoon with two sureties of ₹ 1 lakh each. A meeting was held at the Prime Minister's Office today to review the coronavirus situation in the country amid a surge in cases over the past few days. Lakha Sidhana, who is wanted in connection with the violence in Delhi on Republic Day, attended a public meeting in Punjab's Bathinda on Tuesday in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation.
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RJD leader Tejaswhi Yadav on February 27 announced that his party will contest the upcoming assembly elections in Assam, and also hinted at joining the Congress-AIUDF alliance. "Our party used to be a national party and we want to expand now. Assam is the gateway of NorthEast. We have decided to contest Assembly polls in Assam. We've discussed with Congress about alliance and will also be speaking to Ajmal sahab (AIUDF)," he said.
The restoration work of Seto Macchindranath Temple, one of the 28 heritage sites which will be reconstructed with the help of India's assistance, has begun on Sunday in Kathmandu. Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra along with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyawali and Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Bidya Sundar Shakya jointly carried out 'Bhoomi Pooja' for the restoration of Seto Machindranath temple. The conservation work of Seto Machindranath temple is the first of the 28 cultural heritage conservation and restoration projects being undertaken by the Indian government. New Delhi has committed a sum of 580 crores for cultural heritage sector. All the 28 sites were identified by Nepal Government and both India and Nepal signed Memorandums of Understandings (MoUs) in August 2017. The Seto Machindranath Temple will be conserved as per Nepal's Ancient Monument Preservation Act, and the Department of Archaeology's Basic Guidelines and Manual for conservation and reconstruction of heritage affected by the 2015 earthquake using material close to the original building material at the time of its construction as per the traditional ethos, local traditions, and values that sustain and enriches such living heritage sites in Nepal. The temple located in the heart of Kathmandu city is visited by Hindus and Buddhist devotees to worship Seto Machindranath are considered to be one of the Protectors of the Kathmandu Valley.
Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh assumed office of Command of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) at Eastern Naval Command headquarters in Visakhapatnam. He took charge as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain. New ENC was honoured with a ceremonial parade at the Naval Base. The parade was attended by all Flag Officers and Commanding Officers of ships, submarines and naval establishments. Atul Kumar Jain has been transferred to New Delhi to assume charge as the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS in New Delhi. PM Mod also appealed to all those who are eligible to get inoculated. Sister P Niveda, from Puducherry, administered Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN to the prime minister, as per sources. “Took my first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against Covid-19,” PM Modi tweeted after taking the vaccine shot. “I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India Covid-19 free!” he said. The prime minister also posted a picture of himself taking the first dose of the vaccine in which he is seen sporting a Assamese 'gamocha' and getting inoculated with a smile on his face. Watch the full video for more.
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For the first time in the history of Manipur, 33 communities in Manipur took a pledge to end poppy cultivation in Imphal on Feb 25.Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh led the leaders and representatives of 33 different communities in taking a collective pledge to work together towards destruction of illegal poppy cultivation and checking illicit drug businesses. The rally was part of the "war on drugs" campaign launched by the Chief Minister. The rally was held under the banner 'All Communities Convention for a Pledge against Illegal Poppy Plantation' was organized at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre by Meitei Leepun in association with the apex bodies of the 33 communities. Leaders and representatives of Kharam Tribe Union, Purum Tribe Union, Koireng Tribe Union, Thadou Inpi, Manipuri Gorkha Association, Kom Tribe Union, Chiru Tribe Union, Thangal Tribe Union, Maram Union among others took the pledge.
The Department of Youths Affairs and Sports in Manipur observed Shannaroishingee Numit 'Players' Day' at Khuman Lampak main stadium in Imphal on February 25. This day is observed to recall the State's historic win of 'Raja Bhalendra Singh Trophy' of overall team championship in the 5th National Games held in Manipur in 1999. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh graced the function, while Youth Affairs and Sports (YAS) Minister Letpao Haoki was present as the functional president. Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister stressed the importance of playgrounds in molding budding young players and promoting them up to the international level. The Chief Minister also said that the government is putting in efforts in mission mode to promote Thang-Ta (armed combat) in the state. The Chief Minister also flagged-off a mass run in connection with the celebration. He also gave away a prize to the maintenance team of Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in recognition of their hard work.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh inaugurated Eco-Tourism Project at Thangmeiband Cheirao Ching in Imphal West District on Feb 25. The Eco-Tourism Project was developed under Ministry of Department of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR). Speaking at the occasion, Chief Minister Singh said that the newly launched project will increase leisure activities and attract more tourists to the state. The foundation stone for Cheirao Ching Eco-Tourism Project developed at an estimated cost of around 15 crores rupees was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit in March 2018. The government is planning to install electric cars for old-aged and differently-abled people, who wish to reach the towers located on the hill-top. Tourism Minister Oinam Lukhoi, CAF and PD Minister Thokchom Satyabrata, Deputy Speaker Shri Kongkham Robindro, and Thangmeiband AC MLA Shri Kh. Joykishan, Chief Secretary Dr. Rajesh Kumar, and other high-ranking officials also attended the function among others.
India's second phase of the vaccination drive began today, opening registerations for people above 60 years and those aged 45 in the second phase of the inoculation drive. In the second phase, Prime Minister was among the first to take the vaccination. Till now questions had been raised that why has the Prime Minister not taken the vaccine. Not just that he even opted out for the Bharat Biotech's covaxin that led to a barrage of criticism from the opposition for the trials for the vaccine still had not been completed. Ever since the vaccination drive began in the couuntry, the Vaccine politics has been raging in the country. A lot of questions have been raised by the opposition leaders. Even today after PM Modi took the vaccine, he encouraged everyone who is eligible to come forward and take the jab. But the opposition has not spared him. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury drew a link to the Assam, Kerala and Puducherry elections to the PM’s gesture. Chowdhury said that had PM Modi carried Rishi Aurobindo’s photo and Geetanjali with him, all five poll-bound states would have been covered. Well after he Prime Minister wore a gamosa from Assam, while nurses from Kerala and Puducherry administered the Covaxin shot, many couldn't overlook the connection to the elections. Watch this episode of News Audit.
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Assam has the highest crime rate against women in the country and the state government has not done anything to stop crime against women, alleged Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi while addressing a rally in poll-bound Assam on March 01. "Assam has the highest crime rate against women in the country. The government has not done anything to stop crimes against women. You have the power to vote, you should use it responsibly. These elections are very important for women," the Congress leader said.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined the 'Jhumur' dance of performers from tea tribes, in Assam's Lakhimpur on March 01. She is on a two-day visit to poll-bound Assam. Congress is on election campaign for three-phased assembly polls in Assam starting March 27.
One of the accused of Republic Day Delhi violence was seen at a farmers' rally in Bathinda. Lakha Sidhana was seated on the stage and is likely to address the gathering. He had also released a video on..