Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose would have been proud to see that the country has become strong and is following his footsteps from the Line of Control (LoC) to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).
The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, while the LAC separates India and China.
Netaji Bose would have also been proud that the government he dreamt of is fighting a pandemic with vaccines developed by it, and gave a befitting reply whenever its sovereignty was challenged, PM Modi said on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji being celebrated by the Centre as ''Parakram Diwas''.
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Supporting the Centre's decision to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary as "Parakram Diwas", West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday said that disagreeing with every move of the Union government goes against the spirit of federalism.
The COVID-19 vaccine is 99 per cent safe and it is important to get vaccinated, said Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender while hoping everyone would step forward to get inoculated in the coming days.
Around 25,000 tractors from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will participate in the "kisan parade" in Delhi on January 26, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Saturday, reported news agency PTI.
An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA on Saturday said if the Yogi Adityanath government had done developmental works, it did not have to stop leaders of opposition parties from visiting state-run hospitals, reported news agency PTI.
Vinay Mishra, the AAP MLA from Delhi's Dwarka, also accused the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of running the state like a monarch.
Delhi recorded 197 fresh cases of coronavirus on Saturday, the second time the new daily incidences count stood below the 200-mark in January, while the positivity rate slipped to 0.26 per cent, reported news agency PTI.
A Ghaziabad man has been asked to pay up Rs 10 crore by a group of hackers who have threatened to circulate his obscene pictures and his family's personal details online if the demand is not met, the police said on Saturday.
Gujarat local body polls will be held in two phases, on February 21 and February 28 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the State Election Commission (SEC) said on Saturday.
A day after quitting Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Rajib Banerjee on Saturday said he is still with the party but his future move will depend on the situation.
Amid threats of China getting hostile on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the coming months, Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Saturday said India too can be aggressive if Beijing tries to get violent.
The Indian Army on Saturday helped a woman reach her home, after she was stuck with her newborn child at a hospital in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir due to heavy snowfall.
The deaths of six healthcare workers, who were inoculated, are not related to the Covid vaccinations, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
Hours after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti was sentenced to two years' imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs 1 lakh by a Delhi Court on Saturday for assaulting AIIMS security staff in 2016, the leader said he will file an appeal against the order in a higher court, reported news agency ANI.
The MLA from Delhi's Malviya Nagar is currently on bail granted on grounds of filing an appeal against his conviction in Delhi High Court, with a bond of Rs 20,000.
In a statement, Mr Bharti said that he has full faith in the judiciary while adding that he is filing an appeal against the court order by which he "was convicted and sentenced while other similarly placed four persons were acquitted". "Justice will prevail because of the rights given in Baba Saheb Dr Ambedkar's Constitution of India," he added.
The man presented by protesting farmers near Delhi at a news conference late Friday had lied about plotting to disrupt their agitation and "assassinate" four leaders on Republic Day, the police said on Saturday.
The Haryana police have been questioning the man after agitating farmer leaders alleged that he was involved in a conspiracy to kill four of them and disrupt their planned tractor parade in Delhi on January 26.
"Yesterday, he alleged that he was tasked by one inspector Pradeep, SHO (Station House Officer) of Rai Police Station. Our preliminary investigation shows that there is no inspector named Pradeep is in the district or at Rai Police Station," Sonipat district police chief Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said.
Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav was admitted to AIIMS-Delhi this evening after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said.
"He has been admitted in the coronary care unit (CCU) of the cardiothoracic centre of the AIIMS," an official in Delhi said.
The Kerala Health Department has prepared an action plan to expand the COVID-19 vaccination in the state and to commence the next phase of the drivemeticulously, Health Minister K K Shailaja said on Saturday.
A total of 133 vaccination centres were allotted in the southern state in the initial phase which were being increased with the availability of more doses of vaccines.
Currently, 144 centres were ready for vaccination andit was proposed to increase it to 249 at this stage, she said.
The iconic talk show host Larry King, one of the most recognizable figures on US television as he quizzed everyone who was anyone over a career spanning 60 years, died Saturday at the age of 87.
The company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not state a cause of death but media reports said King had been battling Covid-19 for weeks and had suffered several health problems in recent years.
A group of farmers of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) on Saturday staged a protest here against the new farm laws outside a hotel, where senior Punjab BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia was holding a meeting with party workers.
The BJP meeting at the Vishal Nagar locality hotel was held in view of the upcoming civic polls. Elections to eight municipal corporations and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Punjab will be held on February 14.
The farmers gathered near the venue soon after they came to know about former minister Kalia''s meeting there.
- More than 15 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated across the country
- 1,46,598 beneficiaries vaccinated till 6 pm on 8th day of vaccination drive
- Only 0.0007% people have recorded hospitalization against vaccinations
- A training of Immunization Programme Managers of 13 foreign countries using Indian Vaccines conducted by health ministry
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee erupted in anger at Kolkata's Victoria Memorial on Saturday evening - at an event to honour legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 124th birth anniversary - after she was interrupted with chants of "Jai Shri Ram".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on stage for the incident - one of the few times in the recent past she has shared a platform with him. Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was also present.
"Don't insult me after calling me here. This is not a political programme. If you invite someone to a government programme, you should not insult them," Ms Banerjee said, cutting short her speech.
Farmers protesting the central government's new agricultural laws will be allowed to hold a tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day, the Delhi Police said on Saturday, setting aside the initial resistance from authorities for the demonstration.
The announcement came a day after farmers rejected an offer by the government to defer the three reforms for one-and-half years, warning they would step up protests as they seek a repeal of the laws and a guarantee on minimum crop prices.
The battle for Bengal, to be fought in polling booths in a couple of months from now, is today being fought in Kolkata over the legacy of iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
The ruling Trinamool and the opposition BJP are locked in a bitter squabble over who better honours the legendary Netaji on his 124th birth anniversary.
On Saturday, hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi was due in Kolkata to take part in a series of events to honour his memory, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the centre for failing to declare the day a national holiday and build a memorial for the freedom fighter.
"I protest the centre's decision to not yet declare Netaji's birth anniversary as a national holiday. You are building new parliament and buying new planes... why no memorial for Netaji?" the Chief Minister asked at the end of a vigorous six-km march through the city.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a permanent museum in Kolkata today dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the freedom fighter's 124th birth anniversary. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also held a massive rally in the city to mark Netaji's 124th birth anniversary year.
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Thank you #India and Prime Minister @narendramodi for your continued support to the global #COVID19 response. Only if we #ACTogether, including sharing of knowledge, can we stop this virus and save lives and livelihoods.- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) January 23, 2021
- The love given to me by the people of Assam has been a blessing to me. It brings me back to Assam again and again.
- Today I am here to be a part of your happiness and celebration as our government in Assam has completed a huge task. Today, those who love Assam and are from the state are getting recognition of their land.
- Today the nation celebrates our beloved our loved Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 124th birth anniversary. Today we celebrate Parakram Diwas.
- It is a matter of sadness that even after so many years of Independence, there are those in Assam who have not got recognition for their land. There are lakhs who did not have any documentation of their land.
- But now, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ji and his government here has worked to ensure that people get their recognition.
- Our aim is to ensure that everyone who is due this right get their land document at the earliest.
- These people will not only get their documentation and recognition, but will now get all the benefits of the government, including the PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi programme, wherein they will get monetary benefit under that scheme.
- In the last 4.5 years our government in the state and worked to ensure development and progress for all in Assam while preserving its culture and heritage
- In the last few years, 1.75 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts have been opened, where benefits are reaching beneficiaries, a large number of whom are women.
- Today, Assam is progressing and developing at a rapid pace.
- With the Bodo territorial issues being addressed, Assam has now on the path to fast and peaceful development.
- Assam, along with other northeastern states are fast building on infrastructure. Not just that, it is connecting with neighbouring southeast Asian nations via road and rail infra projects.
- Assam is also a key pillar of India 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' resolve.
Tributes to Shri Balasaheb Thackeray Ji on his Jayanti. He was unwavering when it came to upholding his ideals. He worked tirelessly for the welfare of people.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 23, 2021
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