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Rajnath for inclusion of martyrs' biographies in syllabus

Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said biographies of martyrs should be included in the syllabus so that the upcoming generation can draw inspiration from the stories of patriotism and sacrifice. The Home Minister said this while unveiling the statue of freedom fighter Thakur Ranmat Singh, in Kothi in Satna district in Madhya Pradesh. Paying tributes to the l...

12 days ago
I've been wanting to play Bhagat Singh: Karam Rajpal

Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Actor Karam Rajpal will play the late freedom fighter Bhagat Singh in Chandrashekhar. He is thrilled about it as it has been his dream role. When I was 10 years old, my elder brother used to follow Bhagat Singh a lot. He used to dress up and wear a turban like Bhagat Singh. I was really inspired by my brother and that gave me a kick to play this iconic role, Karam, w...

13 days ago
Modi speaks like an actor but wrong things: Sonia

Vijayapura (Karnataka), May 8 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that she agrees with Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he is a big orator and speaks like an actor, but wherever he goes, he speaks the wrong things. Modi takes pride in his ability to deliver good speeches. I completely agree that he is a good orator and speaks like an actor... But the country is surprised...

13 days ago
Modi, Sonia face-off in Karnataka polls, target each other

Vijayapura (Karnataka), May 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi squared off in Karnataka on Tuesday attacking each other with Modi accusing her and her son Rahul of destroying Congress to save the dynasty while she said only speeches do not fill empty stomachs. The two leaders took on each other when they addressed election rallies in this district wit...

13 days ago
Modi's oratory cannot fill stomach of poor: Sonia

Vijayapura (Karnataka), May 8 (IANS) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday made a strong attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of being intolerant and also that the stomach of the poor cannot be filled by his oratory. Addressing a rally here hours after Modi spoke, she lashed out at his government, saying it had discriminated against Karnataka. Modiji is besotte...

25 days ago
Google celebrates Jnanpith awardee Mahadevi Varma

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Google on Friday celebrated freedom fighter, women's rights activist, Hindi poet and Jnanpith awardee Mahadevi Varma with a doodle. On this date, in 1982, the Bharatiya Jnanpith honoured her with the prestigious award for her outstanding contribution towards literature. Guest artist Sonali Zohra has designed the doodle that shows the transformative poet...

1 month ago
PM urges civil servants to commit themselves to achieve a 'new India'

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked civil servants to use technology to improve governance and commit themselves towards a New India. Addressing civil servants on Civil Services Day, he, stressing on the need for public participation and use of innovation and technology to improve governance, said: The year 2022, the 75th anniversary of our independe...

1 month ago
Chandrababu Naidu on day-long fast to protest injustice to Andhra

Vijayawada, April 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who turned 68 on Friday, began his day-long fast to protest what he calls the injustice being meted out to the state by the Central government. Naidu launched the 'Dharma Porata Deeksha' hunger strike at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada. The fast, which began at 7 a.m., will conclude at 7 p.m.

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Tamannaah roped in for 'Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy'

Chennai, April 16 (IANS) Baahubali actress Tamannaah Bhatia is the latest inclusion to the cast of multi-lingual period drama Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Tamannaah will essay a pivotal role in the ambitious Telugu project, which stars Chiranjeevi and has a cameo by Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan. It is a biopic on the late Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy, who is credited to be one o...

1 month ago
Modi denounces rape in Kathua and Unnao, two J&K Ministers quit

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Breaking his silence on the rape-murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of another in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday promised justice and said the incidents that have caused outrage have shamed the country. Modi's comments at a function here came hours after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) got into the act by detain...

1 month ago
Modi says Kathua, Unnao rape victims will get justice

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Speaking for the first time over the shocking rape-murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of another minor in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said such incidents have shamed the country and assured that justice will be done and culprits won't be allowed to escape. The incidents that are in discussion in the country for the las...

1 month ago
Justice will be done to Kathua, Unnao victims: Modi

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke his silence over the rape and murder of a minor in Jammu and Kashmir and the rape of a teenager in Uttar Pradesh, saying justice will be done to the victims and no culprit will be allowed to escape. The incidents that are in discussion in the country for the last two days do not reflect good for any civilised country...

1 month ago
Modi rejects allegations over 15th Finance Commission

Chennai, April 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday rejected the allegations of southern states, including Tamil Nadu, that the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission were biased against them and said it would benefit states that took population control measures. An issue that has been raised by certain vested interests over the last few days... Baseless al...

1 month ago
Hasina announces abolishing quotas for government jobs

Dhaka, April 11 (IANS) Amid student protests, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday announced she will be abolishing the quota system for government jobs. Students and job-seekers have been demonstrating on the streets demanding reforms to the quota system that entered the fourth day on Wednesday and brought key roads in Dhaka to a standstill, bdnews24.com report...

1 month ago
Ambedkar inspiration for vibrant maritime sector: Modi

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday extended his greetings on National Maritime Day and said the government's efforts for a vibrant maritime sector were inspired by Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar. It was Babasaheb who gave topmost importance to Jal Shakti, waterways, irrigation, canal networks and ports. His work in this sector augured extremely well for the peop...

1 month ago
Google Doodle remembers activist Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Search engine giant Google on Tuesday created a special Doodle to mark the 115th birth anniversary of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, hailed as a freedom fighter, social activist, actor and promoter of the arts. The Doodle, created by Finland-based Indian artist Parvati Pillai, depicts Chattopadhyay surrounded by many of the cultural objects and practices she fought t...

1 month ago
Amitabh honoured to work with Chiranjeevi

Hyderabad, March 30 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is honoured to work with superstar Chiranjeevi for Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. Amitabh, who will be making a guest appearance in the project, shared a glimpse from the film's set. 'Syeera! Narasimha Reddy', the joy and honour of working with Chiranjeevi Garu! (Working with megastar is respect), Amitabh captioned the image...

1 month ago
Big B set to shoot cameo for Chiranjeevi's Telugu film

Mumbai, March 27 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is in Hyderabad to shoot for superstar Chiranjeevi's Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy magnum opus, and shared with his fans a glimpse of his look test for the biopic on the late freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. Dear friend Chiranjeevi, that majestic superstar and icon from the world of Andhra and Telugu cinema, requests for a guest appe...

1 month ago
Bangladesh Independence Day celebrated in Tripura

Agartala, March 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Independence Day and National Day was celebrated across Tripura on Monday with several functions. The celebrations began on Sunday with a candlelight gathering here to commemorate the martyrs who were massacred on March 25, 1971. Bangladesh's Assistant High Commission -- the second diplomatic mission in northeast India after Guwahati in Assam ...

1 month ago
Parliament logjam continues, Congress gives notice of No-Confidence motion

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Giving a new turn to the political impasse in Parliament, the Congress on Friday gave notice of No-Confidence motion in the Lok Sabha as both the Houses failed to transact any business for the third consecutive week. This House expresses no confidence in the Council of Ministers, read the notice tabled by Mallikarjun Kharge, the Leader of Congress in the Lower ...

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