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Statue of Unity PM Modi to inaugurate Patel's giant, police detain protesters ahead of it

As one moves from Vadodara to the Sardar Sarovar Dam, the whole 90-km stretch of the newly-made four-lane highway showcases posters and banners featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Most of these posters are proud exclamations of unveiling the world’s tallest statue. As one enters the Sardar Sarovar project, one notices the …

Section 144 imposed in Sabarimala as temple opens for devotees on Monday

The Pathanamthitta district collector in Kerala has imposed Section 144 of the CrPC in Sabarimala and attached areas ahead of the ChithiraAvittom Pooja. The hill shrine in Sabarimala will be open for devotees on November 5 and 6. Prohibitory orders will be in place from Saturday midnight till Tuesday at 12 pm. District collector PB …

Uddhav Thackeray to RSSBring down govt if protest needed to get Ram temple built

Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) should bring down the government if it felt the requirement to hold protests for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya despite having a strong government at the Centre. “If you feel the need to hold a protest despite having a strong government, …

World Bank president congratulates PM Modi for India’s ‘historic rise’ in ease of doing business index

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Friday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after India improved its ranking significantly in the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ index. He explained India’s jump in rankings as a “historic, and unprecedented achievement”, PTI quoted as PMO’s statement as saying. In a telephonic conversion, Yong Kim said that it is remarkable that a nation with …

Tripura govt to begin talks over buying ILFS shares of Palatana project

The Tripura government will soon commence dialogue for the purchase of 26 percent equity shares of the Palatana gas thermal power project from the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS). The 726.6 MW gas-based power project, run by ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC), was officially started in 2014 as a joint venture of the ONGC, …

Greatness will elude India unless there's support for free speech; it's people, not governments which make the nation

If you ask Indians what sort of India they want, almost all will said they want a powerful and prosperous one. The most powerful nation on the globe is the United States of America, which is also one of the most prosperous. It has an economy 10 times the size of India’s and it has …

Mamata inaugurates Kolkata International Film Festival

A bevy of Bollywood and international stars descended in the city on Saturday to visit the inauguration of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF). The eight-day long film festival has Australia as the theme country for this year. With the Bollywood stars who attended the event include Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, …

Invest in TN, invest in our shared future

“I am glad to inform you that Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Investment Fund (TNIF) has declared its first close with a total fundraising of $350 million,” Deputy Chief Minister O. Paneerselvam said here on Saturday. The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at the inaugural session of roundtable conference, ‘Innovative and Alternative Finance for Business and Infrastructure …

There’s no resonance here for Ram Mandir or Rafale

Hindutva and Ram Mandir may as well be crafted in hieroglyphics, alleged Ram Fanoti, a Gond tribal in southern Chhattisgarh, a State ruled by the BJP for 15 years. Fanoti is equally perplexed by Rafale and defense scams but the Congress aka panja (Congress election symbol) has the advantage of habit during a campaign, marked …

Sabarimala 550 young women apply for entry

At least 550 young women have sought entry into the Sabarimala shrine by applying on a portal established by the Kerala police. They get entry into the shrine when it opens for the annual Mandalapuja-Makaravilakku festival later this month. The Supreme Court permitted women of all ages access to the shrine on September 27. The …

National Education Day being observed today to mark Maulana AbulKalam Azad's birth anniversary

November 11 is the National Education Day. The day is observed each year on November 11 to commemorate the birth anniversary of first Union Minister of Education Maulana AbulKalam Azad. In 2008, the Union HRD Ministry had said November 11 as National Education Day, since then it is being celebrated as the National Education Day, without declaring …