Not all voters in villages have access to the internet, smartphones & other sources: Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal

Not all voters in villages have access to the internet, smartphones & other sources.

Setting norms for election campaigns, EC must take an account of every aspect.

I suggest an all-party meeting to develop a consensus of stakeholders on the way the campaign should be conducted.

Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, akali dal

PM to inaugurate 11 new medical colleges in Tamil Nadu and new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil on 12th January: PMO

Prime Minister’s Office:

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate 11 New Government Medical Colleges across Tamil Nadu and the new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil in Chennai, on 12th January, 2022 at 4 PM via video conferencing.

The new medical colleges are being established at an estimated cost of about Rs 4000 crore, out of which around Rs 2145 crore has been provided by the Union government and rest by the Tamil Nadu government.

The districts in which the new Medical Colleges are being established are Virudhunagar, Namakkal, The Nilgiris, Tiruppur, Thiruvallur, Nagapattinam, Dindigul, Kallakurichi, Ariyalur, Ramanathapuram and Krishnagiri.

Establishment of these medical colleges is in line with the Prime Minister’s constant endeavour to promote affordable medical education and improve health infrastructure in all parts of the country.

The new medical colleges, with cumulative capacity of 1450 seats, are being established under the Centrally Sponsored scheme of ’Establishing of New Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospital’.

Under the scheme, medical colleges are established in districts, which do not have either a government or private medical college.

The establishment of a new campus of Central Institute of Classical Tamil (CICT) in Chennai is in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to protect and preserve Indian heritage and promote classical languages.

The new campus is fully funded by the Union Government and is built at a cost of Rs 24 Crore. CICT, which was operating from a rented building so far, will now operate from a new 3 storey campus. The new campus is equipped with a spacious library, an e-library, seminar halls and a multimedia hall.

An autonomous organization under the Union Ministry of Education, CICT is contributing to the promotion of classical Tamil by doing research activities so as to establish the ancientness and uniqueness of Tamil language.

The institute library has a rich collection of over 45,000 ancient Tamil Books. To promote classical Tamil and support its students, the Institute indulges in academic activities like holding seminars and training programmes, granting fellowship etc. It also aims to translate and publish ‘Thirukkural’ in various Indian as well as 100 foreign languages.

The new campus will provide an efficient working environment for the institute in its pursuit of promoting classical Tamil across the world. 

From 14th January, Devotees at Kashi Vishwanath Temple to Wear “Khadi Handmade Paper Slippers”

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises:

The devotees visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi and hundreds of temple workers will no longer need to enter the temple premises barefoot.

Starting 14th January, Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is beginning the sale of Khadi handmade paper “Use & Throw” slippers for the use of the devotees and the workers.

The Khadi handmade paper slippers will be sold from the Khadi sales outlet located at the parking lot of the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.

The handmade paper slippers can be purchased at a nominal price of Rs 50 per pair. The slippers will be sold by Kashi Hastkala Pratisthan, a registered Khadi Institution in Varanasi. The handmade paper slipper manufacturing unit will be inaugurated by the Mahant of Kashi Vishwanath Temple on Makar Sankranti; i.e. on 14th January, 2022.

The development comes in wake of the jute slippers sent by the Prime Minister for the workers of Kashi Vishwanath Temple after he learnt that most of the people working at the temple performed their duty barefoot. It is forbidden to wear footwear made of leather or rubber on the temple premises. The entire workforce of the temple including the priests, security guards, sanitation workers and people performing seva have to abide by this rule.

Chairman KVIC, Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena said the “use & throw” slippers made of handmade paper will maintain the sanctity of the temple and at the same time will also save devotees from heat and cold during harsh weather conditions.

Also, these slippers will prevent any kind of pollution as they are made of natural fibres. “These handmade paper slippers will uphold the sanctity of the temple. These slippers are made of 100% eco-friendly material. The use of these slippers in temple premises will also create sustainable employment for Khadi artisans. KVIC will be selling these slippers from 14th January,” Saxena said.

Notably, Khadi’s handmade paper “use & throw” slippers have been developed for the first time in India. These handmade paper slippers are 100% eco-friendly and cost-effective. The Handmade paper used in making these slippers is completely wood-free and made of natural fibres like Cotton & Silk rags and agro waste and hence, suitable for use in places of worship. It is also effective from the hygiene point of view. These slippers have been developed by KVIC with the objective of supporting the handmade paper industry and creating sustainable employment for artisans.

146 new cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Bengaluru today: Dr Sudhakar – Health Minister

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146 new cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Bengaluru today taking the overall tally in Karnataka to 479.

Positivity rate goes up to 7.77% in Karnataka today:

New cases in State: 11,698

New cases in B’lore: 9,221

Positivity rate in State: 7.77%

Discharges: 1,148

Active cases State: 60,148 (B’lore- 49k)

Deaths: 04 (B’lore- 02)

Tests: 1,50,479

A few defections, to fulfil the agenda of greed and personal interests cannot deter our agenda of Good Governance: Dr Pramod Sawant – CM, Goa

Bharatiya Janata Party is a big family that continues to serve the motherland with full devotion!

A few defections, to fulfil the agenda of greed and personal interests cannot deter our agenda of Good Governance.

Goan people have seen BJP’s governance and development model for a decade and I am sure that they will give us another term in their service.

Jai Hind, Jai Goa.

Dr Pramod Sawant – cm, goa

Sri Sri at Sunrise

Give prime time to the Divine. You will be rewarded:
Sri Sri

Pic Credit : Sri Sri