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Practically demolishing the earlier UPA government’s `Saffron terror’ accusation against RSS and BJP, a prosecution witness in the infamous Malegaon blast case turned hostile in the Special NIA Court in Mumbai, yesterday. He alleged that he was harassed to give a statement to the Maharashtra Ant-Terrorism Squad (ATS), which was headed by the then Additional Commissioner of Police Param Bir Singh. He is now under suspension in criminal cases. He stated in the court that the ATS tortured him forcing to say the names of four RSS leaders and present Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Prior to this, at least 13 witnesses have…

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Demanding immediate withdrawal of all trade permissions granted to e-Commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart in the country, the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM) demanded the Government of India to conduct a high-level probe by CBI into their corrupt and irregular trade practices.  This was demanded in a resolution adopted at the two-day national conference of SJM, held in Gwalior of Madhya Pradesh. Incidentally, SJM came out with such a demand three months after prominent Hindi Weekly Panchjanya accused Amazon of resorting to corrupt practices and promoting Christianity in the country.  The resolution named ‘Withdraw Permissions to Amazon, FlipKart-Walmart to Operate in Bharat’, SJM also…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that 21st century is completely technology-driven.  Attending the 54th Convocation Ceremony of IIT Kanpur, he issued digital degrees through in-house blockchain-driven technology. Speaking on this occasion, he said Even in this decade, technology is going to increase its dominance in different fields. Life without technology would now be incomplete in a way. He wished the students that they would definitely come out ahead in this age of competition of life and technology. The Prime Minister communicated his reading of the national mood to the students. He said “today, the thinking and attitude of the country is the same as…

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Under the leadership of Prime Minister NarendraModi, the Government wants to make India self-reliant in the field of palm oil, said Union Minister of Agriculture Shri Narendra Singh Tomar. Inaugurating the National Mission on Edible Oil- Oil Palm Business Summit for states other than North Eastern States in Hyderabad, he assured all the state governments that there will be no shortage of resources for the successful implementation of the National Mission on Edible Oil – Oil Palm. “Currently about 3 lakh hectares ofland is under palm oil cultivation while studies have shown that about 28 lakh hectaresof land is suitable for the…

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Christian groups have been deploring that they are under attack after the military coup on February 1. According to them atleast five of their clergymen were killed, many more were arrested and several churches are being damaged by military artillery fire. Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that Salai Za Op Lin, deputy executive director of the Chin Human Rights Group, told them that most of the victims were from the Chin state townships of Kanpetlet, Mindat, Matupi and Thantlang. “Our records show there are nine Christian leaders, including pastors, who suffered at the hands of the junta. Five of the nine were killed,” he said. “Similar things…

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Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan held a high level meeting with the five poll bound states of Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab to review the public health response measures for containment and management of COVID19, and the vaccination status in these states. Later, he also met Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sushil Chandra to brief him on the prevailing health scenario in these states. While Uttarakhand and Goa have reported vaccination coverage for the first and second doses higher than the national average, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Manipur have COVID19 vaccination coverage numbers below the national average.  Total of 142.38…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “If India is called the pharmacy of the world today, then Himachal is the force behind it. Himachal Pradesh has helped not only other states but also other countries during the Corona global pandemic.” He presided over the second ground breaking ceremony of the Himachal Pradesh Global Investors’ Meet today in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh. The meet is expected to give a boost to investment in the region through projects worth around Rs 28,000 crore. He also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of hydropower projects worth over Rs 11,000 crore. Referring to the stellar performance of…

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The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu emphasized the need for maintaining work-life balance and said that equal importance must be given to one’s professional duties and family responsibilities. Addressing the gathering after launching the book ‘Dr V L Dutt: Glimpses of a Pioneer’s Life Journey’ written by Smt. V L Indira Dutt in Chennai, the Vice President urged all business leaders to frame their HR policies in such a way that their employees are able to manage their work-life balance easily. “This would not only lead to better performance by employees but would also help in addressing mental health issues…

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Engineering education in local languages and mother tongue to be an instrument of empowerment, said Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the valedictory session of the 36th India Engineering Congress (IEI). Speaking on the occasion Pradhan said that India has been a land of people with scientific temper & robust engineering capabilities and our civilisational history has scientific evidences of structural engineering, water management, maritime engineering, etc. He complimented IEI for furthering India’s engineering traditions and role of IEI in building an Aatmanirbhar Bharat. He stated that with the implementation of the visionary NEP 2020, we are integrating education with skills,…

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At a time, Narendra Modi government is proposing to bring out legislation regulating cryptocurrency, the Swadeshi Jagaran Manch (SJM), the premier forum intended to protect the economic interests of Indians, demanded to ban such private digital currency.  In a resolution adopted at it’s two-day national meet in Gwalior, it cautioned that “there is no underlying asset”, “issuer is not identifiable”, “recognition of cryptocurrency may lead to heavy speculation which may adversely impact financial markets” and “recognition may also result in money laundering and terror financing”. SJM further detailed its objections to this digital currency, stating: First of all, it’s a wrong notion…

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