After Rashtriya Janata Dal and Samajwadi Party, the Shiv Sena on Thursday extended its support to the Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, and said it would not contest assembly elections in Bengal. Hailing Banerjee as the "real Bengal tigress", the party, which had earlier said that it would join the electoral battle in the state, vowed to "stand in solidarity" with the TMC camp. Senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut, in a tweet, made the announcement and said that the decision was taken following discussions with party president and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Raut took to Twitter and said "at the moment, it appears to be a Didi vs All fight". "A lot of people are curious to know whether Shiv Sena is contesting West Bengal polls or not? So here's the update after discussions with party president Uddhav ji Thackeray." "All 'M's -- Money, Muscle and Media -- are being used against 'M'amata Didi. Hence, Shiv Sena has ... » Learn More about ‘Didi vs All’: Shiv Sena extends support to TMC in Bengal
New Delhi: Thalassemia Patients Advocacy Group ( TPAG ) stressed the importance of involving patients in the policy-making at the ongoing Asia Pacific Patient Innovation Summit ( APPIS ), a unique collaborative partnership initiated to address the evolving capability needs of patient organizations across Asia Pacific and beyond. The 3 days virtual summit “Co-creating patient advocacy of the future”, scheduled between 2nd and 4th March 2021 has been organized to support patient organizations to be better equipped and have their voices amplified in the healthcare system. The APPIS initiative has been brought together by five patient organizations for the betterment of people dealing with rare cancers, disabilities among others. Targeting patient communities across Asia Pacific, the Summit aims to set out a valuable blueprint for the future of patient engagement, encompassing strategic aspects of patient organization capabilities, such as funding, stakeholder partnership, ... » Learn More about Thalassemia Patients Group call for the inclusion of patients in policy making at APPIS 2021
Many heroes came to the film industry after completing their graduation. From Pawan Kalyan to Allu Arjun , there are a few actors who made it big in their lives despite being a dropout from a college. But actor Jr NTR is different than everyone else. He forayed into the industry at the age of 17. Jr NTR made his debut as the lead with the 2001 film '' Ninnu Choodalani '' directed by VR Pratap and produced by Ramoji Rao . Even though the movie was a flop, everyone praised Nandamuri's successor saying that he is just like his grandfather, late legendary Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao. Later, he scored a big hit with SS Rajamouli’s ''Student No 1''. In a time when there was not even a moustache on his mouth, this hero smashed the industry records with his flicks ''Aadi'' and ''Simhadri''. Jr NTR is one of the top heroes in the Telugu film industry now. In Nandamuri family, Jr NTR is the only hero who achieved stardom after Nandamuri Balakrishna . Meanwhile, some of the ... » Learn More about Did you know how much Jr NTR was paid for his debut film ”Ninnu Choodalani”?
Image: A visitor looks at a picture of Subhas Chandra Bose at a museum in Kolkata. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters 'The non-violent movement would not have brought freedom to the country, that had to be an armed struggle.' C handra Kumar Bose is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand nephew. After the Narendra Modi government declassified 100 files on Netaji, C K Bose joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, raising eyebrows why a descendant of Netaji, who was once a president of the Indian National Congress, would join a party that is opposed to the Congress. C K Bose (seen, below left, with BJP President Amit Shah) spoke to Syed Firdaus Ashraf/ Rediff.com about why he had joined the BJP and the controversies swirling around the declassification of the Netaji files. Why did you join the BJP? Subhas Chandra Bose was one of the first nationalists of India. I can say the BJP is a nationalist party. Joining a party obviously cannot be for one or two reasons, it has ... » Learn More about ‘Netaji was the reason why the British left India’
Next Priyanka in New Delhi T here is no better way of understanding the points of differences in views of our national leaders of the independence era than by revisiting the correspondence (through letters) exchanged between them. Neerja Singh has compiled and edited a series of letters exchanged between our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and then Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. In Nehru-Patel: Agreement within Differences , professor Singh has put together a series of letters exchanged between the two prominent leaders between 1933- 1950. In an interview to rediff.com 's Priyanka, she argued that they possessed very different personalities and temperaments, yet both were deeply secular. However, timely differences erupted between the two because they believed in dealing with issues differently. Click on NEXT to read the interview... Image: The cover of the book titled Nehru-Patel: ... » Learn More about ‘Nehru wanted RSS banned, Patel wanted proof’