Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at the famous Hanuman Setu temple here on Tuesday, a day after the Election Commission barred him from electioneering for 72 hours for likening the ongoing Lok Sabha polls to a contest between ‘Ali’ and ‘Bajrang Bali.’ The Chief Minister spent about 25 minutes at the temple and was seen bowing before the deity and sitting with folded hands to recite “Hanuman Chalisa.” He refused to take questions from the mediapersons, following the poll panel’s gag order. Ali is a revered figure in Islam. Bajrang Bali is another name for Lord Hanuman.
It was a display of India’s language diversity on the first day of the 17th Lok Sabha on Monday. When pro-tem Speaker Virendra Kumar administered the oath of affirmation, several members chose their mother tongue over Hindi or English. Hindi was the most preferred language for many members including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister […]
Tributes were paid to 12th century reformer Lord Basaveshwara on the occasion of Basava Jayanti here on Tuesday. At a function organised by the district administration in association with the zilla panchayat and the Department of Kannada and culture, Deputy commissioner M. Deepa paid homage to Basaveshwara. Members of the Basava Kendra sung Vachanas written […]
All the three fronts are claiming advantage over the increase of 5.69 percentage points in voting in the Thrissur Lok Sabha constituency, which witnessed a triangular tussle this time. The United Democratic Front, Left Democratic Front, and National Democratic Alliance camps are busy evaluating various socio- politico- religious factors that contributed to the high voter […]