It was a scandalous love story. With independence from the British just a breath away in 1947, the single, well educated and dashing maharaja of Cooch Behar Jagaddipendra Narayan fell in love with and married Hollywood actress Nancy Valentine. There was opposition not only from Narayan''s mother, Indira, but also from the government.All this and more makes The Star of India a delicious and racy read. Set in one of India s most tumultuous periods, the book is by Diana R. Chambers, who has been living with the story in her head for decades. "The government was very afraid that Valentine as a foreigner could transport a lot of valuables out of the country, " says Chambers.
ANANTNAG : Amid lockdown due to COVID 19 pandemic, district administration Anantnag has taken various measures to continue delivery of essential commodities like medicine, ration, LPG, safe drinking water, power, healthcare and other faci lities to general public on regular basis. District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Anantnag which met recently under the chairmanship of Bashir Ahmad Dar accorded post facto sanction of Rs.19.65 lakh for purchase of equipment required for establishing quarantine centres.The committee took the decisions for purchase of masks, PPE, sanitizers and al lied equipment for GMC Anantnag, Emergency Hospital Qazigund and 10 Municipalities of the district. Besides Rs 10 lakh were released in favour of Principal GMC Anantnag, Rs.25000 in favour of Medical Superintendent, Emergency Hospital Qazigund for purchase of medicines, masks, sanitizers, PPE and al lied equipment. Also an amount of Rs.9.40 lakh was released in 10 Municipalities for sanitization fumigation purposes and al lied activities. The committee also approved the arrangements for distribution of free ration to be made by AD FSC amp;CA for migrant labourers, free food and other essential items for contacts of COVID 19 positive patients suspects and staff in quarantine centres. It also approved instal lation charges and running cost of 63KVA Gen set at trauma centre Bijbehara, purchase of 500 steel beds from SICOP and 160 cots from local market and 630 beddings for administrative hospital quarantine centres and hospitals and also issued orders for purchase of reusable PPE kits and sanitizers for frontline workers and others in the health department.
It looks like Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar ran afoul of the ABC censors on the Tuesday episode of ;The View;.According to Mediaite, near the end of the show 's first segment, Goldberg went off on Donald Trump for the insulting nicknames he 's given various political figures.
Whoopi Goldberg led off today 's episode of The View by saying, "So, the guy in the White House ... " She then paused and added, "Mmm hmm. " And it was on.
The biggest democratic election in the history of the world has concluded, and Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi has been given a second five year term by voters. Since the time when Jawaharlal Nehru, riding on the aura of Mahatma Gandhi, whose chosen candidate for the most important job in India he was, ruled hearts across the country for about fifteen years before the 1962 war with China created waves of disillusionment with his performance in office. Before that, Nehru was given a sheaf of blank cheques on policy by the people of India. Although much of his party wanted to nourish a strong private sector, especially C. Rajagopalachari and Sardar Patel, the first Prime Minister of the Republic of India moved the country in the same direction the Soviet Union had taken after 1917. The commanding heights of the economy were reserved for the public sector, and as a consequence, Korean and Japanese companies (not to mention several others) rapidly outstripped their Indian peers as a consequence of the severe constraints that were placed on their growth. Indeed, under the Industrial Development and Regulation Act enacted by his daughter Indira Gandhi, it became a criminal act for a company to produce beyond its registered capacity. Efficiency and the economies of scale created by size became taboo. Small wonder that India became known for products such as the Hindustan Motors Ambassador, a copy of a UK car that had lapsed into unpopularity in its home country. All that changed in the Mark II model seemed to be the grille, while there was a saying that the only part of many cars that did not make any noise was the horn. Taxes rose and rose and rose, touching a marginal rate of 97%, again under Indira Gandhi, who chose a youthful and very loyal and socialistic Pranab Mukherjee to be her Finance Minister. Economist Raj Krishna termed the growth rate under the years of Nehruvian economic policies as the Hindu Rate of Growth (of about 2%), but it should more properly have been called the Nehru Rate of Growth . In foreign policy, Nehru took an idealistic stance, refusing for example to accept the offer of the Ranas to secede to India, or the Sultan of Oman to take control of Gwadar, or the US offer to replace China with India as a permanent member of the UN Security Council. Later, the Soviet Union suggested that a sixth permanent UNSC seat could be decided upon, that could get filled by India. Again, the offer was turned down. Although more than 270, 000 Hindus were killed by mobs in East Pakistan throughout 1951, Nehru chose to keep silent, so as to avoid provoking the anger of the genocidal leadership of Pakistan.Despite such a legacy, history books almost glow in the dark with chapters on the genius of Nehru and his successor s successor, Indira Gandhi. Roads, bridges, schools, colleges, hospitals and multiple other structures and institutions are named after the family. It is therefore small wonder that there may be a sense of entitlement and privilege in some of the descendants of Motilal Nehru, who ensured (again through the Mahatma) that Jawaharlal took over as All India Congress Committee President. Neither Lal Bahadur Shastri or P.V. Narasimha Rao were blind followers of Nehruvian policies, and both paid for such effrontery by being sharply attacked, in the case of Shastri by Vijaylakshmi Pandit (sister of Nehru) publicly and by Indira Gandhi (who was then a minister in the Shastri Council of Ministers) privately. In Rao s case, senior Congress leaders were encouraged to split the Congress, and Sheila Dixit, Arjun Singh and Narain Dutt Tiwari led the rebels in attacking the Congress government of which till recently they were a part in merciless terms. The consequence was the rise of the BJP, which under Atal Behari Vajpayee was open in its respect for the Nehru legacy. Prime Minister Vajpayee adopted a policy of familial benevolence towards the Nehru family, and was much loved by their supporters as a consequence. It is only in 2014 that the shadow of the Nehru legacy began to move away from the centres of power, a shift that has become complete with the victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign of Narendra Modi. The stunning victory of the PM has resulted in a tectonic shift in the polity of India that has been created by the societal change correctly discerned by PM Modi. The country can now be said to have moved fully from the Nehruvian era to the Modified era. Just as Nehru was given the freedom by an adoring public to fashion the policies of his choice, and to populate his government with people to his liking, PM Modi too has the freedom to change personnel and adopt the policies of his choice. Such is the support for Modi within the public that he has even more authority than Indira Gandhi did in her time. He has the same level of authority as Nehru in the 1950s. The people are looking for Modified India to move into double digit growth, to seize the geopolitical choices on offer and to ensure that all citizens and their institutions are treated the same, unlike when rules and laws, such as those involving freedom of movement and settlement throughout India are applied only to some. Sabka saath sabka vikas is the motto of PM Modi, and he will need to continue to work tirelessly in order to achieve this lofty goal.
WhatsApp Android beta hints at new #8216;Ignore archived chat; feature WhatsApp beta update rolls out new audio picker: Users can now send 30 audio files at a time In Cooch Behar, BJP s social media boss is 36 year old shop owner who juggles 1,114 WhatsApp groups WhatsApp has said that it will temporarily ban user accounts who are on unofficial versions of the app. Users can migrate to the official app, in order to have their chats and accounts restored. (Image source: Reuters) WhatsApp will start banning users who are relying on unofficial versions of the app, though this is being referred to a temporary ban by the company. WhatsApp has also published a new FAQ update on its website, where it had detailed steps for users to migrate from unofficial apps like GB WhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus to the official Android app so they can have their accounts restored.According to tweets shared by WABetaInfo, the company has listed out the steps in details. WABetaInfo regularly puts out information about upcoming features for WhatsApp, which is mostly accurate. According to the post, WhatsApp has said that it is important to remove these modified apps because the company cannot validate their security practices.
When asked whether his criticism of the Modi government, especially Arun Jaitley, on the condition of economy could compromise his son Jayant's position as a minister in the government, Yashwant said Jayant has his own mind. He will be judged based on his own work and merits.This is not the BJP of Atal Behari Vajpayee and LK Advani. People were not afraid of walking up to Vajpayee and Advani and telling them what the problem was. Today, there is a general fear among BJP cadres and MPs that they will give a renomination. This is why they are not speaking up against the government's steps that they do not approve of.
In a video uploaded by news agency ANI, the minister yells at the bank employee. He is seen arguing with the bank employee about the inconvenience the customers had been subjected to. The argument escalates and the MLA threatens to slap the staff.
PTI quoting Police reported that SUV mounted the pavement while trying to avoid an approaching car from a nearby lane and partially tilted on one side at around 4:30 am near Rashbehari Avenue crossing. The news sent shockwaves to the industry as many Bengali film actors including Dev rushed to the hospital on E M Bypass. PTI, quoting a director said that Vikram was stable but in ICU. Sonika, a popular face in city and Mumbai modelling circuits, had also been hosting a prime time show on a national channel. Vikram, whose last film Khoj (The Lost) had been screened in several film festivals, had also acted in 'Elar Char Adhyay ' and 'Ami Ar Amar Girlfriends '.
Vodafone India has rolled out 4G services on the spectrum 1800 MHz band -- in all the major towns in West Bengal.Vodafone s SuperNet 4G services have reached Alipurduar, Purulia, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar, four districts of West Bengal, in last 15 days.
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Declaring that India is in Afghanistan to contribute not to compete, to lay the foundations of future and not light the flame of conflict, Modi also said terror and violence cannot be the instrument to shape the future of the strife-torn country or dictate the choices its people make.The Prime Minister was addressing the Afghan Parliament here after inaugurating its swanky new building that was built by India at a cost of 90 million USD in the presence of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. He also opened an &'Atal block&' in the Parliament premises named after former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee whose 91st birthday fell today.