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Villeneuve, Sep. 14 (PTI): President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday unveiled the bust of Mahatma Gandhi, marking the 150th anniversary of the Father of the Nation and hoped that his legacy will inspire the mankind to tackle climate change and conserve ecology.Kovind, in a special event organised here, thanked the commune of Villeneuve for celebrating Gandhi 's legacy and naming a Square after him.
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Villeneuve, Switzerland today in the presence of Mayor and President of Canton Vaud and other dignitaries.Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Mahatma Gandhi s life teaches us many things. He built his first hermitage in India on the banks of River Sabarmati. Today, we have brought him to the banks of Lake Geneva. It is a fitting tribute to a man who loved nature and cared so much for it. His legacy shall inspire us as we work together to tackle climate change and to conserve our ecology.
The decision was approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan in view of the tense situation in Kashmir, the minister told state broadcaster PTV. Khan's government was under pressure from the Opposition and some ministers to impose on India to use its airspace after India revoked special status of Kashmir. Though, so far no decision was taken to impose the blanket ban but Pakistan showed its intension by disallowing President Kovind to use its airspace. Qureshi said New Delhi's tough stance on Kashmir was a serious issue which he would take up with the United Nations Human Rights Council.Over 200 militants are trying to cross into Kashmir from Pakistan: NSA Doval
Islamabad: Pakistan has refused India's request to allow President Ram Nath Kovind to use its airspace for his flight to Iceland, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday.Kovind will embark on a visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia from Monday during which he is expected to brief the top leadership in those countries on India's "national concerns", especially in view of terror incidents this year, including the Pulwama attack.
Islamabad has denied President Ram Nath Kovind permission to use its airspace for flying to Iceland amid tensions with New Delhi after it scrapped Jammu and Kashmir's special status last month, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday.
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Kovind made the remarks at the World Youth Conference on Kindness organised by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP). "We could place Gandhiji in a time machine and transport him to any period of human existence and we would find him to be relevant. This is also true of the times we live in. Gandhiji remains extremely relevant to our present day concerns such as need for peace and tolerance, terrorism and climate change.
President Ram Nath Kovind visited Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar at her residence in Mumbai and wished her good health.
A relentless Jofra Archer continued to operate at his brutal best to terrorise Australia batsmen on Day 5 of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, London. Substitute Marnus Labuschagne, who replaced Steve Smith in the Aussie line up, was also hit by the England fast bowlerGokulam Kerala FC emerged as Group D toppers, and will meet East Bengal in the first semifinal, while Mohun Bagan will lock horns with Real Kashmir FC in the second last four match of the Durand Cup 2019
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati paid tributes to Sushma Swaraj, former foreign minister and BJP veteran, who died last night. Sushma Swaraj will be cremated with state honors this afternoon. Her body will be kept at the BJP headquarters in Delhi from 12 pm 3 pm for people to pay respects today after which it will be taken to Lodhi Crematorium for the last rites.
New Delhi: The newly minted law which criminalises the practice of instant triple talaq , making it a punishable offence, has been challenged in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.On Friday, a day after President Ram Nath Kovind signed on the The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019, making it into law, a Muslim relegious organisation Samastha Kerela Jamiathul Ulema moved the apex court against the legislation, claiming it violates the fundamental rights as enshrined in the constitution.
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