Stating that he has seen people hanging pictures of communist leaders - Jyoti Basu, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong - in their drawing rooms, Biplab added, "If 80 per cent of Tripura houses hang pictures of Swami Vivekananda, then this government will remain for another 30-35 years." Asking the Mahila Morcha to highlight Indian culture and sanskriti among the people, he said that the energy should not be wasted by talking much as Swami Vivekananda said to talk less, keep silent and concentrate on work. However, this is not the first time Biplab has made such remarks. Shocking! Temple priest set on fire with petrol in Rajasthan over land, diesThe priest succumbed to the burn injuries on Thursday evening in SMS hospital. … [Read more...] about Biplab Deb says BJP will remain in power for 30-years, if…
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On the core issue of the Sri Lankan Tamil problem, the joint statement (external link) issued after the September 26 summit says, 'Prime Minister Modi called on the Government of Sri Lanka to address the aspirations of the Tamil people for equality, justice, peace and respect within a united Sri Lanka including by carrying forward the process of reconciliation with the implementation of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of Sri Lanka. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed the confidence that Sri Lanka will work towards realising the expectations of all ethnic groups including Tamils, by achieving reconciliation nurtured as per the mandate of the people of Sri Lanka and implementation of the Constitutional provisions.' … [Read more...] about Why is Modi pushing Rajapaksa on the Tamils?
Although the Centre has now permitted States to start reopening schools if they can follow COVID-19 safety protocols, the vast majority of the country’s 25 crore students are still at home after seven straight months. The ASER survey provides a glimpse into the levels of learning loss that students in rural India are suffering, with varying levels of access to technology, school and family resources resulting in a digital divide in education. … [Read more...] about Nearly 20% of rural school children had no textbooks due to COVID-19 impact, finds ASER survey
By pushing for Ms. Barrett’s ascension so close to the November 3 election, Mr. Trump and his Republican allies are counting on a campaign boost, in much the way they believe Mr. McConnell’s refusal to allow the Senate to consider Mr. Obama’s nominee in February 2016 created excitement for Mr. Trump among conservatives and evangelical Christians eager for a Republican president to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. … [Read more...] about U.S. Senate to confirm Barrett for Supreme Court in highly partisan vote
Assuring the people that the coalition will stand by its commitments, Mr. Yadav said that they were not leaders who conveniently forget their promises and that the state has still not been accorded a special status — a demand echoed for years by political parties in Bihar. … [Read more...] about Bihar Assembly elections | Grand Alliance promises jobs to youths, end farm laws if voted to power