Wednesday, February 28, 2024

“Trinamool Leader Arrested Amid Sandeshkhali Land Grab Scandal”

In a significant development amidst the ongoing unrest in Sandeshkhali, North 24 Parganas district, Trinamool Congress leader Ajit Maity has been arrested by the West Bengal Police on charges of land grabbing from local villagers. Maity, known to be closely associated with absconding TMC figure Shahjahan Sheikh, was apprehended on Sunday evening from the residence of a civic volunteer following a series of complaints.

“Bengaluru Faces Water Crisis: Long Queues and Rising Costs Amid 24-Hour Supply Cut”

As Bengaluru grapples with a severe water crisis exacerbated by dwindling reservoir levels and receding groundwater, residents face the prospect of a 24-hour water supply cut commencing Tuesday. With over 200 talukas in the state declared drought-hit, the city's water board finds itself compelled to divert resources from depleted sources towards meeting essential water needs.

“Navy Chief: BrahMos Now Main Weapon with ₹19,000 Crore Deal Approval”

In a significant move towards bolstering its defense capabilities and promoting indigenous manufacturing, the Indian Navy has announced that the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will now serve as its primary weapon system. Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar made this declaration following the clearance of a ₹19,000 crore deal by the Cabinet Committee on Security, paving the way for the acquisition of over 200 BrahMos missiles.

“PM Modi Invites US President Joe Biden as Chief Guest for 2024 Republic Day Parade”

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PM Modi Invites US President Joe Biden as Chief Guest for 2024 Republic Day Parade

In a significant diplomatic gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended an invitation to US President Joe Biden to serve as the Chief Guest for India’s Republic Day celebrations, scheduled for January 26, 2024. The announcement was made by US Ambassador to India, Eric Garcetti, who revealed that the invitation was extended during the leaders’ bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

The invitation signifies the growing importance of the India-US relationship and underscores the deepening ties between the two nations across various sectors, including defense, trade, and strategic cooperation.

Regarding the possibility of the Quad summit being hosted in India around the same time, Ambassador Garcetti indicated that he was not aware of such plans. The Quad, comprising India, the United States, Japan, and Australia, holds an annual summit, and it is India’s turn to host the event next year.

India’s tradition of inviting world leaders as Chief Guests for Republic Day celebrations has long been a symbol of its commitment to strengthening diplomatic ties with nations across the globe. Notably, there was no Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade in 2021 and 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Past Chief Guests have included Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, leaders of all 10 ASEAN countries, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, French President Francois Hollande, and former US President Barack Obama, among others.

The historic significance of Republic Day is amplified by the presence of these esteemed guests, highlighting India’s commitment to fostering international cooperation and goodwill. The invitation to President Biden is expected to further strengthen the bonds between India and the United States, affirming their partnership on regional and global issues.

Sources By Agencies

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