People’s real problems seldom make it to the evening gladiatorial contests.
In all, 37 winner prizes and 34 runner-up prizes will be given to the winning mines in a function organised by the Ministry of Labour and Employment.
President recalled the role of “countless freedom fighters who made great sacrifices… men and women who represented all parts of our country and a variety of political and social thought”.
The Congress said the economy is slipping badly and there are job losses, but the President failed to reflect the rising unemployment in the country.
Full text: Ram Nath Kovind said, “We need to draw inspiration from such brave freedom fighters, many of whom sacrificed even their lives for the country. We need to invoke the same spirit today in the task of nation building.”
The BJP has been taking credit for the elevation of Naidu as well as President Ram Nath Kovind. Modi began by citing the day’s historic value as it was on this day that freedom fighter Khudiram Bose, 18, was hanged.
Both Houses witnessed heated debates between the Opposition and Treasury benches on issues from cow slaughter, lynching and mob violence to agrarian crisis and an attack on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat, allegedly by BJP workers.
“I have extended a hearty invitation to the Hon’ble President to visit Kolkata,” she said. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the national capital to attend a meeting called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, during his 30-minute meeting with the President also invited him to Assam, to which the latter readily agreed, the statement said.
Kovind said in the past few decades, the world has woken up to threats to the very survival of humankind due to environmental degradation, depletion in forest cover and above all, global warming leading to climate change.
The old order has collapsed. A new dispensation is in power. Raising the threat of communalism no longer has the bite Congress expects it to have. It is corruption which is the big worry of the new generation. It was this shift that propelled Nitish Kumar back to his old friends in the BJP/NDA.
Urdu dailies have Nitish Kumar’s resignation and the Mahagathbandhan split, as a splash on page one. There are no editorials, but news of Nitish Kumar quitting dominate Urdu dailies. Most seem to have gone to press with the first half of the dramatic night’s development.
In his first address inside the Central Hall of Parliament, Kovind said, “We need to sculpt a robust, high growth economy, an educated, ethical and shared community, and an egalitarian society, as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi and Deendayal Upadhyaya ji (the Jana Sangh leader)”.
The retired Calcutta High Court judge, C S Karnan, who is lodged in Presidency Correctional Home, made the representation through his counsel Mathews J Nedumpara. Nedumpara added that it was the first representation made by anyone to Ram Nath Kovind, following his swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday.
The irony in Kovind’s elevation to Rashtrapati Bhawan is that at a time when a Dalit from a very marginalised family of Uttar Pradesh has become the Republic’s 14th President, being a Dalit is still a matter of struggle and invites daily abuse in many parts of our nation.