Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on April 9, unveiled the Hindi translation of Dr Harekrushna Mahtab's 'Odisha Itihaas'. Originally written in Odia, the book was earlier released in English and now it has been translated into Hindi by Shri Shankarlal Purohit. Mahtab, the two times Chief Minister of Odisha and a prominent freedom fighter had written the book in Ahmednagar Fort Jail when he was imprisoned during 1942-45.
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Amidst Chinese aggression, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga plans to visit India as reported by the government sources on April 7. The visit is scheduled for April but dates are yet to be confirmed. PM Modi and PM Suga spoke over the phone last month regarding the Chinese expansionary behaviour in the East and the South China Sea. Relation between India and Japan have become better strategically in recent years.
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PM Narendra Modi along with 39 other world leaders are likely to attend the two-day US-hosted Leaders' Summit on Climate on April 22-23. Inviting the 40 global leaders, the White House said that it will be a "key milestone" ahead of the Glasgow Climate Summit and will aim to intensify climate action. The US-led event will be attended by Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga as well.
With 1.5 million tulips of 63 varieties, Srinagar tulip garden on March 25 opened its gates for visitors. The tulips, which are expected to bloom by March end, will reportedly last for about a month. PM Narendra Modi has also asked people to visit the garden. Interestingly, this year number of tulips is 2,00,000 more than the previous year. Opened in 2007, the garden had attracted 2,58,000 tourists in 2019.
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Criticising ex-Minister and Bijapur MLA Basanagouda R Patil Yatnal's defamatory public statements concerning the Karnataka government, the BJP Legislators have initiated a signature campaign. Reportedly, despite receiving a show-cause notice, Yatnal openly envisaged the collapse of the state government under the current leadership. Claiming that Yatnal's "anti-party activities" may negatively impact future bypolls, the legislators intend to… read-more
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The Centre has bent the rules to posthumously confer the Gandhi Peace Prize to Oman's late Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said and Bangladesh's founding father 'Bangabandhu' Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Recognizing Sultan Qaboos for propagating regional peace, PM Narendra Modi dedicated the 2019 award to him while 'Bangabandhu' Mujib was merited with 2020's honour. Interestingly, the announcement has arrived ahead of PM Modi's visit to Dhaka as the… read-more
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The Editors Guild of India has urged the Centre to revoke the recently issued new digital media rules. Urging for a "meaningful consultation" and "constructive approach", the Guild has written to PM Narendra Modi, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and I&B minister Prakash Javadekar in this regard. It also termed the rules "onerous and regressive" and highlighted its provisions that accord government excessive power to block/modify/delete… read-more
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In the account of World Water Day, PM Narendra Modi will launch the nationwide 'Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Catch the Rain' campaign, comprehensively advancing water conservation through public participation. Endowed as a public movement slated to transpire from March 22-November 30, the campaign centres around the theme, "catch the rain, where it falls, when it falls". Further, CMs of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh will sign the… read-more
For PM Narendra Modi's March 26-27 visit to Bangladesh on the occasion of 'Mujib Borsho', khadi made 'Mujeeb Jackets' will notably be the chief garb of all dignitaries. The Mujib Borsho memorialises Bangladesh's Father of the Nation, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birth centennial. Remarkably, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) dispensed nearly 100 tailor-made jackets to the Indian high commission in Dhaka, modelled perfectly on the… read-more
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After pictures displaying army aspirants camping on footpaths of Udupi's went viral, the city administration on March 19 decided to increase accommodations and police vigil. Reportedly, the 10-day army recruitment rally ensuing in the stadium grabbed the limelight after ex-MLA Pramod Madhwaraj tagging PM Narendra Modi tweeted the said pictures, necessitating meals and shelter. Later, Madhwaraj, after communicating with the Deputy Commissioner… read-more
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