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Hindi plays a big role in unifying India: Vice President

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Hindi has played a historic role in the development of India's unity, integrity and linguistic goodwill and for the unification of the nation there is no element more powerful than the language spoken by most Indians, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday. Naidu was addressing the 16th annual convocation of the Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (DBHPS...

4 days ago
President launches schemes worth Rs 3,455 cr in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday launched, or laid the foundation stones of, various schemes entailing total expenditure of Rs 3,455 crore in Jharkhand to coincide with the state's 17th Foundation Day. Kovind launched the Rs 636-crore 'Mukhyamantri Health Insurance Scheme' under which 57 lakh of the 68 lakh families in the state will benefit. Beneficiaries wil...

15 days ago
Yasin Malik calls ED notice 'scare tactics'

Srinagar, Nov 4 (IANS) Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik on Saturday reacted to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) notice issued to him and said it was intended to frighten the freedom fighters in Kashmir. Addressing a media conference here, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief said: These threatening notices will not weaken our resolve or our fight. I am ready ...

17 days ago
Congress, a laughing club out on bail for corruption: Modi

Kangra, Nov 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tore into the Congress government in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, saying the party leadership had made itself a laughing club that vows zero tolerance towards graft but was out on bail on corruption charges. We all need to look at the Congress. We should appreciate their courage. Yesterday, they released a manifesto vowing zer...

17 days ago
Congress, a laughing club out on bail for corruption: Modi

Kangra, Nov 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tore into the Congress government in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, saying the party leadership had made itself a laughing club that vows zero tolerance towards graft but was out on bail on corruption charges. We all need to look at the Congress. We should appreciate their courage. Yesterday, they released a manifesto vowing zer...

17 days ago
Congress, a laughing club out on bail for corruption: Modi

Kangra, Nov 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tore into the Congress government in poll-bound Himachal Pradesh, saying the party leadership had made itself a laughing club that was out on bail on corruption charges. We all need to look at the Congress. We should appreciate their courage. Yesterday, they released a manifesto vowing that there will be zero tolerance on corr...

19 days ago
BJP trying to tinker with history: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 31 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Defence Minister A.K. Antony on Tuesday accused the BJP government at the Centre and states of trying to tinker with history to suit its needs. The BJP is trying to tinker with history by trying to place Bharatiya Jana Sangh supremo Deendayal Upadhyaya as the father of the nation and certain RSS leaders as freedom fighte...

22 days ago
Migrant Jihadis: ISIS freed from Raqqa, in search of endless battles

The final shootout in the old Wild West movies has the camera dwell on the blaze engulfing the Sheriff's office. The Sheriff leads the charge into the saloon where the bad men lounge around. If this analogy is to be applied to the final blow up taking place in West Asia, particularly since the Russians entered Syria in 2015 to help fight terrorist outfits like Jabhat al Nusra, Al Qaeda, ...

3 months ago
At Shivpal's show of strength, Mulayam remains mum on Akhilesh

Lucknow, Aug 15 (IANS) Senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shivpal Singh Yadav chose Independence Day on Tuesday for his show of strength in home town Etawah. Attacking his estranged nephew Akhilesh Yadav for weakening the party, he said had Mulayam Singh Yadav not been humiliated, the party would not have received a drubbing in the state assembly and Lok Sabha elections. At the S...

3 months ago
Karnataka celebrates Independence Day

Bengaluru, Aug 15 (IANS) Independence Day celebrations took place across Karnataka on Tuesday, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah unfurling the tricolour and inspecting a guard of honour here. About 6,000 people joined Siddaramaiah in singing the National Anthem at the Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw Parade Ground. He took the salute from the police and 40 other marching contingents. E...

3 months ago
Odisha celebrates I-Day despite Maoist-threats

Bhubaneswar, Aug 15 (IANS) Undeterred by the Maoists' threat, Odisha celebrated the 71st Independence Day amid gaiety and camaraderie with much patriotic fervour on Tuesday. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hoisted the national flag at the Mahatma Gandhi Marg here. Around 54 troupes, including school and college students, participated in the march-past. Besides, a police pl...

3 months ago
Tamil Nadu follows Jayalalithaa's welfare measures: CM

Chennai, Aug 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said his government follows the footsteps of the late J. Jayalalithaa to implement various welfare measures initiated by her. In his Independence Day address after unfurling the national flag at Fort St.George, Palaniswami said his government would overcome all the hurdles to serve the people. He said the extent o...

3 months ago
Hymns to Hindustan: Patriotic film songs from pre- and newly Independent India

Every August 15 and January 26, wherever official or private programmes to celebrate the Independence Day and Republic Day are being held, the strains you are likely to hear would be most probably Aao Bachon tumhe dikhaye, Kar chale hum fida, Chorho kal ki baaten, Mere Desh ki dharti or Dil diya jaan bhi denge, Ae Watan tere liye. It may seem strange, or rather evoke the dominant medium,...

3 months ago
President end address with 'Vande Mataram'

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) In a first, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday ended his maiden address as the first citizen to the nation on the eve of the 71st Independence Day with Vande Mataram, preceded by Jai Hind. Kovind's two immediate predecessors -- Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Devisingh Patil -- would conclude their Independence Day eve addresses with Jai Hind. In another f...

3 months ago
India must be compassionate and egalitarian society: President

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Calling for creating a New India by 2022, President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said the country must be compassionate and egalitarian society that does not discriminate on gender or religious background. In his first address to the nation, on the eve of 71st Independence Day, he hailed the government's demonetisation decision and the people's wholehearted support ...

3 months ago
India, Korea celebrate Independence Day in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Five countries including South Korea, Congo, Bahrain and Liechtenstein will mark August 15 as Independence Day along with India. India and Korea together celebrated the spirit of freedom in a cultural programme titled 'Jashn-E-Azadi' here over the weekend. Sadhya, a unit of Performing Arts, directed and choreographed by Santosh Nair narrated the journey ...

3 months ago
Flag hoisting, singing national anthem on I-Day must in UP madrassas

Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) All madrassas in Uttar Pradesh will have to compulsorily hoist the national flag and sing the national anthem on Independence Day, the state government has directed. The Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Shiksha Parishad, the state government body which governs madrassas, issued the letter, with a copy to all district minority welfare officials for compliance. Accord...

3 months ago
Flag hoisting, singing national anthem on I-Day must in UP madrassas

Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) All madrassas in Uttar Pradesh will have to compulsorily hoist the national flag and sing the national anthem on Independence Day, the state government has directed. The Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Shiksha Parishad, the state government body which governs madrassas, issued the letter, with a copy to all district minority welfare officials for compliance. Accord...

3 months ago
Flag hoisting, singing national anthem on I-Day must in UP madrassas

Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) All madrassas in Uttar Pradesh will have to compulsorily hoist the national flag and sing the national anthem on Independence Day, the state government has directed. The Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Shiksha Parishad, the state government body which governs madrassas, issued the letter, with a copy to all district minority welfare officials for compliance. Accord...

3 months ago
Flag hoisting, singing national anthem on I-Day must in UP madrassas

Lucknow, Aug 11 (IANS) All madrassas in Uttar Pradesh will have to compulsorily hoist the national flag and sing the national anthem on Independence Day, the state government has directed. The Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Shiksha Parishad, the state government body which governs madrassas, issued the letter, with a copy to all district minority welfare officials for compliance. Accord...

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