While interacting with owners of Jan Aushadhi Kendras and beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJP) through video conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged people to avoid handshakes and start greeting each other with ‘namaste’ amid the coronavirus outbreak.
He also empahsised on the need to follow the advice of doctors and asked people to stay away from rumours regarding coronavirus.
The whole world is adopting the habit of greeting each other with a “namaste”, PM Modi said. “If, for some reason, we have left this habit. It is the right time to adopt this habit once again, instead of going for a handshake,” he added.
India has reported a total of 33 cases so far, with two people from Punjab testing positive for the virus on Saturday.
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan will be briefing Prime Minister Narendra Modi today over coronavirus outbreak.
The Union government has put pre-call awareness messages on BSNL and Jio phone connections to educate people on the preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus.
Globally, there have been more than 100,000 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus. At least 3,500 people have died so far — majority of them in the People’s Republic of China. The number of cases have also steadily increased in Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.
Cauvery water dispute: Tamil Nadu farmers hold dead mice in their mouth in protest against Karnataka government | Watch
Farmers from different parts of Thanjavur performed Tharpanam, a ritual which is done for ancestors, in front of district collector office, urging the government to get Tamil Nadu’s share of water in Cauvery for Kuruvai and Samba cultivation.
While Karnataka Jala Samrakhshan Samiti, an umbrella outfit of farmers’ association and opposition parties in Karnataka are holding protests in the state regarding the Cauvery water dispute, farmers in Tamil Nadu also took the street to protest on the same and demand the release of Cauvery water to the state from Karnataka.
The conflict between the two states broke out when the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) order directed Karnataka to continue releasing 5000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for another 15 days. Following the order, top Congress leaders of Karnataka maintained that there is no surplus water available to be released.
Protesting against the Karnataka government and demanding release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, a group of farmers from Tiruchirappalli were holding dead rats in their mouths. Notably, a similar protest was seen in April 2017, when Chinnagodangi Palanisamy, a 65-year-old farmer, caught a live rat in his mouth while protesting near Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to draw the government’s attention to the plight of farmers in drought-stricken areas of Tamil Nadu. The photos of this incident went viral then.
Meanwhile, farmers from different parts of Thanjavur performed Tharpanam, a ritual which is done for ancestors, in front of district collector office, urging the government to get Tamil Nadu’s share of water in Cauvery for Kuruvai and Samba cultivation. Kuruvai cultivation refers to the seasonal cultivation of paddy during the Kuruvai season in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Samba cultivation also refers to a seasonal paddy cultivation.
Furthermore, members of Cauvery Urimai Meetpu Kulu also staged a rail roko protest in Thanjavur by blocking Cholan Express train, condemning Karnataka government to release Tamil Nadu’s share of water in Cauvery river. Reportedly, the protestors were arrested by the police.
In another protest regarding the same, members of Desai Thenninthiya Nathigal Inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam (National South Indian River Interlinking Agriculturist Association) held a protest under the leadership of state president of the association Ayyakannu in Trichy by performing the last rites of Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. They condemned the Karnataka state government for not releasing enough water from Cauvery.
Watch: Korean Ambassador Chang Jae-bok performs puja for his new car, video goes viral
In the video a priest can be seen holding the puja ceremony. Ambassador Chang Jae-bok and other officials are also standing in attendance during the puja ceremony. The post was shared by the Korean Embassy on X on September 26
South Korean Embassy in India held a special puja ceremony to mark the arrival of a new vehicle for Ambassador Chang Jae-bok. The official took to X (formerly Twitter) to share a video of the pooja ceremony. He wrote he was delighted to have new Hyundai Genesis GV80 as the ambassador’s official vehicle. He also held a puja ceremony for good luck.
In the video a priest can be seen holding the puja ceremony. Ambassador Chang Jae-bok and other officials are also standing in attendance during the puja ceremony. The post was shared by the Korean Embassy on X on September 26. The video has been viewed close to 80,000 times. The post has more than 1700 likes.
Variety of comments started coming on Twitter. Many social media users were happy on seeing the video and wished Ambassador for the new car. One social media user said Good Luck and safe driving Ambassador Chang. One X user wrote that is the way to appreciate someone’s culture and wished the Ambassador best of Luck.
One social media user thanked the ambassador for embracing the culture. He said good luck for the new vehicle. Another X user said nice looking car. One user wrote performing puja is a very heartwarming. He assured the Ambassador that positive forces will bring much more glory to South Korea and India’s relations. One social media user said great to see this and respect for him. Another X user said India’s culture was the pride of India.
Another social media user said this is a great gesture by the Korean ambassador.
One X user said happy driving and safe journeys.
Another user found the video beautiful.
Another social media user said this will be a good beginning for the car of the ambassador.
Watch: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar reaches Karnal airport on bike, video went viral
On September 1, in an effort to check pollution, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar declared that Tuesdays from now will be designated as car-free days in Karnal.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday took a bike rike to Karnal airport in an attempt to support the car free day initiative in the state. Earlier, the chief minister announced that every Tuesday would be a car-free day in Karnal, where all government officials would travel by bicycle only.
Taking to X, formerly Twitter, CM Manohar Lal Khattar wrote that be it Car Free Day or the resolve to make Drug-free Haryana, it cannot be accomplished without public cooperation. He expressed that he also made a small cooperation to reduce car traffic today by travelling to Karnal Airport by bike on Car Free Day. He added that he hopes the aware people of the state will take this message forward and inspire people to give up their cars just for a day.
On September 1, in an effort to check pollution, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar declared that Tuesdays from now will be designated as car-free days in Karnal. Under the aegis of this initiative, all government officials will be required to travel by bicycle on Tuesdays.
Meanwhile on Monday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar flagged off a cyclothon in Haryana’s Yamunanagar to promote the initiative of drug-free Haryana. The campaign titled Cyclothon for a Drug-Free Haryana witnessed the first cyclothon on September 1 and Monday, September 25.
Speaking about drug-free Haryana, the Chief Minister noted that their goal will not be achieved by mere march against drug addiction. He added that in order to eradicate it from its roots they will have to create public awareness continuously. He underlined that to eliminate drug addiction, they have to break the drug supply chain for which the government is taking action against the drug smugglers with great responsibility.
The Chief Minister further remarked that during Cyclothon Yatra Closing Ceremony in Karnal, all the people present there took many resolutions to eradicate drug addiction from the society.