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Tag: Rajghat

Top Congress Leaders Sit On 'Satyagraha' At Rajghat

New Delhi: Top Congress leaders led by Sonia Gandhi on Monday sat on a ‘Satyagraha’ at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat here, demanding that the rights of people as enshrined in the Constitution be protected. Top Congress leaders, including former prime minister Manmohan Singh, former party chief Rahul Gandhi and general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, participated […]

PM unfurls tricolour, address nation on I-Day

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday unfurled the national flag at the Red Fort to mark the 73rd Independence Day. Modi arrived at the 17th century monument amid as huge crowd awaited him. Earlier he paid tribute to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat and drove straight to the […]

Rahul leads Opposition's 'Bharat Bandh' protest against fuel price hike

New Delhi: A united Opposition, led by Congress President Rahul Gandhi, on Monday staged a foot march here in support of a nationwide shutdown protest or ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by his party against rising fuel prices. The 1.8-km march was held between Rajghat and Zakir Husain College. Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal […]

Rajghat gets Mahatma statue

New Delhi: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu on Monday unveiled a 1.8 metre-tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on the occasion of his 148 birth anniversary. An official statement said the statue of the “champion of country’s independence” would appeal to a large number of visitors. Over 10,000 people visit Rajghat daily and several foreign […]

Flood situation grim in Balasore

Balasore: With alarming rise in the water level of Subarnarekha and Jalaka rivers, flood situation in Balasore district in North Odisha has become grim. Reports said while the water level of Subararekha has crossed the danger mark at Rajghat, water level of Jalaka river has crossed the danger mark at Mathani this morning. Till reports […]

Floodwater recedes, but 20 Balasore villages still marooned

Balasore: Though the floodwaters of Subarnarekha have started receding due to a fall in the water flow from the upper catchments, 20 villages spread over six panchayats in Balasore district still remain cut off from the mainland. Reports said while floodwaters have receded slightly in Baliapal and Bhogarai blocks, about 20 villages of Baliapal, Bishnupur, […]

Subarnarekha in spate: High alert sounded in Mayurbhanj, Balasore

Bhubaneswar: With the water level of Subarnarekha river rising at an alarming rate, the Odisha government has sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts. About 3 lakh cusec of water has been released from Jharkhand into river Subarnarekha, which is likely to reach Rajghat early tomorrow morning, Deputy Relief Commissioner Prabhat Mohapatra told […]