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21-year-old Bengaluru student shot dead in Ukraine #RIPNaveen

Russia-Ukraine crisis: Recently, a report came that says that an Indian student from Karnataka, who was also stranded in Ukraine has been shot dead, while he was leaving for the train station for Lviv to reach the western border.

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Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar

Russia invaded Ukraine a few days ago and from then a series of bombardments have been taking place in the country. Amidst this, people are seeking shelters to protect themselves. It is also reported that around 16,000 Indians are stuck in the war zone. Recently, a report came that says that an Indian student from Karnataka, who was also stranded in Ukraine’s Kharkiv has been shot dead, while he was leaving for the train station for Lviv to reach the western border.

The ministry of external affairs has also confirmed the firing that took place in Ukraine in which the 21-year-old Indian student died. Arindam Bagchi, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, shared a tweet, in which he confirmed that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. He said that the Ministry is in touch with his family.

He further said that the Foreign Secretary is calling in Ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine to reiterate our demand for urgent safe passage for Indian nationals who are still in Kharkiv and cities in other conflict zones.

Who was the Indian student who died in the shelling in Ukraine?

The student has been identified as Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar and he was studying in Ukraine. He was 21-years-old. He was a fourth-year student of Kharkiv Medical University. It is reported that Naveen was from Karnataka. His friends said that they had left for the train station from Kharkiv to leave for Lviv to reach the western border to reach Poland, which is closer to Lviv when this incident took place.

According to reports, Naveen was killed when the Russian missile attack took place on Kharkiv Governor House when the 21-year-old had gone to get food.

See the map of Ukraine given below to understand where the Indian students were headed:

The students are desperately seeking help from the Indian embassy, Meanwhile, Naveen’s parents in Chennai sought the Russian embassy’s help to get students out of Kharkiv as they state that Russia is just 30 km from the Kharkiv border.

Reaction on the demise of Naveen has started coming in:

The National President of Indian Youth Congress, Srinivas BV, shared the picture of Naveen and wrote, we are sorry Naveen. RIP.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that he received the tragic news of an Indian student Naveen losing his life in Ukraine. He further wrote that he reiterates that the Government of India needs a strategic plan for safe evacuation.

Read Also: Russia Ukraine Crisis Live Updates: More than 660,000 people fled Ukraine, says UN

Recently, India also urged its citizens to leave the Ukrainian capital Kyiv immediately today, by any possible transport mean that they find.

They issued an advisory in which it was mentioned that all Indian nationals including students are advised to leave Kyiv urgently today. Preferably by available trains or through any other means available. Moreover, they said that they sincerely request all Indian nationals/students to remain calm, peaceful and united. A large crowd can be expected at the railway stations, therefore, it is advised that all Indian students remain patient, composed and especially not exhibit aggressive behaviour while at the railway station.

Just yesterday, former PM and Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. Deve Gowda had appealed on twitter for not politicising the evacuation of students from Ukraine.

In other news, the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association (AMEJA) has condemned the western media coverage of war in Ukraine and called out the coverage as orientalist, racist and double standard.

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PM Modi pays tribute to Guru Ravidas on his birth anniversary

PM Modi also unveiled Guru Ravidas’s statue in Varanasi.

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PM modi paid tribute to Guru Ravidas on his 647th birth anniversary. Remembring him today, the PM said, his message on harmony will continue to inspire generations.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, PM Modi shared a video captioned it saying, respectful tribute to Guru Ravidas on his birth anniversary. On this occasion, the PM conveyed his best wishes everyone across the country. He further said, his message based on equality and harmony will continue to inspire every generation of the society.

Meanwhile, yesterday PM Modi unveiled Guru Ravidas’s statue in Varanasi. He also addressed the people gathered their. At the Sant Guru Ravidas Janmasthali temple in Seer Govardhanpur, close to BHU, the Prime Minister dedicated a recently installed statue of Sant Ravidas that is close to Ravidas Park.

Addressing teh audiance PM Modi complimented the devotion of participants from all across the country, especially those from Punjab, saying that because of their presence, Kashi started to resemble a miniature version of Punjab.

PM Modi also inaugurated a number of development projects around Sant Ravidas Janmasthali at the event, with a combined budget of about Rs 32 crores. The foundation stone was placed for the Sant Ravidas Museum and the park’s beautifying, which is projected to cost approximately Rs 62 crore. These developments also include improvements to the infrastructure.

Guru Ravidas was a popular saint, poet, and philosopher who campaigned for equality and human rights. Most people in North India celebrate Guru Ravidas Jayanti, particularly in the state of Punjab.

On this day, people commemorate the birth anniversary of the revered saint Guru Ravidas, whose sermons and teachings have improved people’s lives. He is also known for his contributions to the Bakti Movement. Guru Ravidas is also called Raidas, Rohidas, and Ruhidas. He is sometimes referred to as Bhagat Ravidas. In the year 1377 CE, Guru Ravidas was born in the state of Uttar Pradesh in a little village known as Seer Govardhanpur.

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Akhilesh Yadav slams BJP after young unemployed man hangs himself over paper leak in UP’s Kannauj

Yadav said the BJP, who had deployed every trick to come into power, turned away in the name of providing jobs.

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Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav slammed the BJP government after a 28-year-old unemployed man hanged himself over the paper leak in Kannauj. He said it’s a dream to find a job under its regime.

Samajwadi Party chief, taking to X, further attacked the BJP for their negligence in terms of providing jobs to youths. Yadav said the BJP, who had deployed every trick to come into power, turned away in the name of providing jobs.

He further expressed his sadness over the news and said it upset with the tragedy of joblessness, a young man from Kannaj, identified as Brajesh Pal, committed suicide by hanging himself.  

Before doing this he burned all his degrees. Giving up life is not a solution. Only struggle finds the way to a solution. Expecting a job in the BJP government is a dream, Yadav added.

According to police, the 28-year-old unemployed man burned all his education certificates and committed suicide by hanging himself in his house in the Bhoodpurwa area here.

Police further stated that student Pal had recently appeared for a police recruitment exam and was upset over the paper leak. On February 22, he killed himself.

In a suicide note, he blamed joblessness behind his major move to kill himself. He further wrote, now I am upset. What is the use of degrees when one cannot get a job, he wrote.

In his note, Pal wrote that he had betrayed his family, and asked them to marry off his sister in a very good manner. His father works in a private job in Delhi. He was the only son of his parents. Pal’s body has been sent for post-mortem, Sadar Police Station SHO Vishnu Kant Tiwari said.

The UP Police constable exam held on February 17 and 18 faced both exam paper leaks and cases of impersonation. Since then, there has been a growing demand for a redo of the exams. Many districts’ candidates demanded exam cancellation after discovering a leaked paper on WhatsApp before entering the exam hall, as reported.

Meanwhile, Lucknow witnessed a massive protest over paper leaks in two recruitment exams held in UP.  

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PM Modi slams Rahul Gandhi over junkies in Varanasi remark, says people who aren’t in their senses seeing junkies everywhere

The Prime Minister added in the last elections the people of Varanasi have made him Banarasi. He hailed Sant Gadge Maharaj and credited him for freeing the society from stereotypes and working for the welfare of the Dalits and deprived.During his visit the Prime Minister also paid tribute to saint and social reformer Gadge Maharaj on his birth anniversary.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi on Friday. At the gathering PM Modi took a veiled attack on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his nasheri yuva in Varanasi remark, and said those who are not in their senses are seeing junkies everywhere.

Earlier Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had said in Varanasi he had observed some youth in an intoxicated state were lying on the street and dancing at night. He had commented that the future of Uttar Pradesh is intoxicated. The Prime Minister in response reiterated his parivaarvaad dig at the Congress and accused the grand old party of corruption and appeasement.

The Prime Minister threw light on his government’s contribution for farmers and the poor. He said animal husbandry is a medium to make women self reliant and a support for small and landless farmers. He remained vocal for local to advertise small artisans.

During his visit the Prime Minister also paid tribute to saint and social reformer Gadge Maharaj on his birth anniversary. The Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister has won the Lok Sabha seat from this constituency in the last two general elections.

The Prime Minister added in the last elections the people of Varanasi have made him Banarasi. He hailed Sant Gadge Maharaj and credited him for freeing the society from stereotypes and working for the welfare of the Dalits and deprived.

The Prime Minister said Babasaheb BR Ambedkar was a great admirer of Gadge Baba. He added That Gadge Baba was also greatly influenced by Baba Ambedkar as well. Gadge Maharaj was a social reformer from Maharashtra. His real name was Debuji Zhingraji Janorkar. He was born in Shendgaon village in Anjangaon Suriji Taluka in Amravati district, Maharashtra.

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