Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a massive five-year Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India campaign on Mahatma Gandhi's 145th birth anniversary. Early this morning he visited Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Nearly 250 witnesses were brought to court by the prosecution to prove J Jayalalithaa had used the first of her three terms as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu to illegally acquire more than 50 crores worth of assets. One of them was crucial in proving the 18-year-old case against her, leading to a sentence of four years in jail for one of the most powerful and popular politicians in the country.
Buildings around Rajpath, the road that leads from the Rashtrapati Bhawan to India Gate in the heart of Delhi, were sanitised and sealed from Wednesday evening in preparation for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India campaign Thursday, the police said.
A modified Bell helicopter, belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Aviation Department, played a vital role in rescuing people from flood-hit areas in the Valley and saved as many as 261 marooned people, stranded at different places.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi tonight after a five-day visit to the United States. Mr Modi had left Washington yesterday to return home on a Special Air India plane after a brief transit halt at Frankfurt.