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PM Modi: Kashi’s Renewed Capability and Form Matter of Pride for India

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PM Modi: Kashi’s Renewed Capability and Form Matter of Pride for India

The Sansad Sanskrit Pratiyogita winners were congratulated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who also sent his best wishes to the parents of the winners’ children. The prime minister, Narendra Modi, stated on Friday that Kashi’s talent and physique are once again being accentuated and that this is a source of national pride. At the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, during the Sansad Sanskrit Pratiyogita prize distribution ceremony, Prime Minister Modi said, “Seeing you (students) all makes me proud and gives immense satisfaction that you all will take the country to newer heights during ‘Amrit Kaal’.”

You are aware that we are mere ‘limit matter,’ or mere means. Mahadev is the ‘doer’ in Kashi. In the same way, wherever Mahadev’s blessing is present, that land becomes prosperous. Right now, Mahadev is very happy. Thus, with his blessings, Kashi witnessed the “damru” of development unfolding in all directions in ten years. During his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Modi gave away prizes to the Sansad Sanskrit Pratiyogita winners. In addition to congratulating each competition winner, he also sent his best wishes to the parents of the winners. Following the event, Prime Minister Modi will attend a public event honoring Sant Guru Ravidas’ 647th birthday as well as offer pooja and darshan at Sant Guru Ravidas Janmasthali.

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He is expected to visit Banas Kashi Sankul, which is located in UPSIDA Agro Park and serves as the milk processing facility for the Banaskantha District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd. The prime minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for several development projects valued at over ₹13,000 crore in his parliamentary constituency at a public gathering that will take place after this. The development projects include the opening of an HPCL LPG bottling plant in Sewapuri, the construction of the Varanasi-Ranchi-Kolkata Expressway Package-1, the ROB on the Varanasi-Jaunpur rail section near Babatpur, and a common facility center for weavers for silk fabric printing. The Prime Minister will also lay the groundwork for several initiatives aimed at improving Varanasi’s aesthetic appeal, such as redesigning parks and revitalizing ponds, as well as creating a 3-D urban digital map and database.

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Amit Shah Declares ‘Won’t Allow Manipur to Break Apart’ in Imphal Statement

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Amit Shah Declares ‘Won’t Allow Manipur to Break Apart’ in Imphal Statement

Amit Shah, the union home minister, claimed on Monday that there have been “attempts to alter Manipur’s demography through infiltration” and that forces “trying to break Manipur and those maintaining unity” are running in the Lok Sabha election. At a rally in Imphal, the capital of Manipur, Shah is cited as stating, “The most important thing is that no matter how much one tries,hum Manipur ko tutne nahi denge’ (we won’t allow Manipur to break).”

“The Narendra Modi government’s top priority is establishing peace in Manipur by involving all communities and maintaining the integrity of the state,” the minister declared. “Maybe our (CM) Biren Singh did not say this, but he maintained a strong demand before PM Modi: Manipur cannot stay united without an inner-line permit. This is what I want to tell you today.” The BJP government’s granting of an inner-line permit has fortified Manipur. Shah continued.

On May 3 of last year, when a “Tribal Solidarity March” was held in the hill regions to protest against the Meitei community’s desire for Scheduled Tribe (ST) classification, ethnic confrontations broke out in Manipur, resulting in at least 219 fatalities. Shah declared during the event that “the destiny of the country will change when the northeast and Manipur change.”

PM Modi says’marked improvement’ in the situation in Manipur

In an interview published in an Assamese daily last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the situation in Manipur has “markedly improved.” “I have previously discussed this in Parliament. Our administrative apparatus and greatest resources have been devoted to settling the dispute. The administration of Manipur and the Indian government’s prompt action have resulted in a notable improvement in the state’s circumstances, the prime minister stated.

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PM Modi pledged to alleviate the misery of the Manipur people during an address to Congress last year. “I want the people of Manipur to know that they have the support of India.” The Parliament is supporting you. “Together, we’ll overcome this obstacle,” he had said.

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Election Commission Seizes Record Rs. 4650 Crore Ahead of Lok Sabha Polls, Surpassing 2019 Figures

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On Monday, the Election Commission of India (ECI) declared that it is expected to document the “highest ever seizures of inducements” in the history of the Lok Sabha elections. According to a notification from the poll board, enforcement agents had already confiscated a record ₹4,650 crore before the first round of polling started. This was “a significant increase over the ₹3,475 crores seized during the entire Lok Sabha election in 2019.”

As part of a “level playing field,” the Election Commission stated that “the enhanced seizures reflect ECI’s unwavering commitment to monitor inducements and curb electoral malpractices, particularly in favor of smaller and less resourceful parties.” Significantly, opioids and drugs—which are the Commission’s specific focus—account for 45% of the seizures.

The poll body continued, “The seizures have been made possible by thorough planning, increased cooperation and coordinated deterrent action by agencies, proactive public participation, and optimal use of technology. The commission also made statistics on the distribution of inducements that were seized and made available for public consumption by the state. With a seizure of over ₹778 crore, Rajasthan topped the list. Gujarat came in second with ₹605 crore, and Maharashtra came in third with roughly ₹431 crore.

CEC Rajiv Kumar underlines ‘Money Power’ as ‘4M’ challenges

In addition to “money, muscle, misinformation, and Model Code of Conduct violations,” Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Rajiv Kumar highlighted “money power” as one of the four major challenges when he announced the polls last month. The use of black money, above and beyond political finance and the accurate declaration thereof, may upset the level playing field in favor of a more resourceful party or candidate in particular geographies, according to the commission’s statement from Monday.

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The poll authority claims that the ECI’s resolve to hold fair elections for the Lok Sabha without the use of bribes or other electoral irregularities is largely dependent on the seizures. On April 12, the poll panel, which included Sukhbir Singh Sandhu, Gyanesh Kumar, and CEC Rajiv Kumar, evaluated every Central Observer stationed in Phase 1 of the polls that were set for April 19. Talks centered on strengthening, observing, and verifying to ensure that the election process is free from inducements. According to the poll body’s statement, the increasing seizures show the ECI’s unwavering commitment to keeping an eye on inducements and stopping electoral malpractices to preserve a “level playing field,” which benefits smaller and less resourceful parties in particular.

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PM Modi Spoke to…”: Rajnath Singh Says Russia-Ukraine War ‘Stopped for 4.5 Hrs’ for Indian Student Evacuation

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PM Modi Spoke to…”: Rajnath Singh Says Russia-Ukraine War ‘Stopped for 4.5 Hrs’ for Indian Student Evacuation

On Monday, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that the fighting was momentarily stopped to allow for the evacuation of Indian students who were stuck in Ukraine after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the presidents of Russia and Ukraine. India carried out Operation Ganga in 2022 to save pupils who were stuck. Many thousands of students left Ukraine between the latter week of February and the first week of March, traveling through nearby nations like Romania, Hungary, Poland, Moldova, and Slovakia.

Defense Minister Singh declared, “There is a war going on between Russia and Ukraine” while speaking at an election rally in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. There were a lot of Indian students enrolled. Russia and Ukraine were firing missiles at each other, killing a great number of people in the process. The presidents of Russia, Ukraine, and America were addressed by our prime minister. The conflict was temporarily stopped to allow for evacuation, according to Singh, and this assisted India in rescuing its citizens. “The conflict ceased for 4.5 hours, and 22,500 of our pupils arrived in India from Ukraine,” the minister of defense continued.

BJP’s repeated claim to woo voters; opposition terms it propaganda

Though the opposition condemns it as propaganda, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) officials have often brought attention to this rescue expedition during their election campaigns in an attempt to garner support. Senior Congressman Rahul Gandhi criticized the assertion that Prime Minister Modi “stopped war” on social media, branding it as the “Papa of Propaganda.”

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What is the government’s official stand?

The minister of external affairs denied the assertion during a regular news briefing. The MEA’s spokesperson at the time, Arindam Bagchi, said, “We got specific inputs that this is a route that is available; we conveyed that to our citizens, and I am happy that many could make it.” “Extrapolating that to say that somebody is holding off bombing or that this is something we were coordinating is inaccurate.”

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