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Mumbai court to hear Aryan Khan bail plea tomorrow in drug case, but NCB denied one-day custody

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Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has been sent to judicial custody by the Magistrate’s court in the drug case. The Mumbai Court will hear Aryan Khan’s bail plea tomorrow at 11 am. He was produced in Killa court in Mumbai on Thursday after he was arrested by the NCB in connection with a drugs case last week.

India has decided to allow foreign tourists from November 15, for those coming from charted plane will be granted visas from October 15. Ministry of home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday announced that government has decided to lift the COVID barrier for International travellers, which will also benefit country’s economy through tourism.

Narendra Modi completes 20 years in public office, union ministers congratulate him, party to hold day-long events

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday completed 20 years in public office,  of which 7 years are in the Prime Minister’s Office. Ministers, leaders and Union Ministers congratulate him and celebrate it with activities including spreading awareness about Narendra Modi’s works in public office and undertaking cleanliness campaigns in accordance with the Swachh Bharat vision of the Prime Minister. Read full story

Amarinder Singh likely to meet PM Modi, farm laws likely to be discussed

Former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has left for Delhi where he is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss farm laws and the Lakhimpur Kheri deaths. In his previous Delhi visit last week, Singh had scheduled to meet PM Modi but returned without meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read full story here

Kangana Ranaut reacts to Hrithik Roshan letter to Aryan Khan

In the Kangana Ranaut-Hrithik Roshan war of words, the Thalaivi actor has taken a jibe and has targeted Shah Rukh Khan’s son. She posted a story on her Instagram in which she said that all the mafia pappu are now coming in Aryan Khan’s defence. Read full story here.

Varun Gandhi, Maneka Gandhi’s name dropped from latest BJP national executive list after he condemns Lakhimpur Kheri violence

BJP Pilibhit MP Varun Gandhi and his mother Union Minister Maneka Gandhi were dropped from the list of national executives chosen by the party. Observers say this is in response to Varun Gandhi’s tweets critical of the Uttar Pradesh government’s handling of the farmers’ protest including the recent deaths in Lakhimpur Kheri.

Varun Gandhi shares new video of car mowing farmers, says video is crystal clear

A new video of car mowing down farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri is doing rounds on the internet. Varun Gandhi also shared the video on his social media handle and said that this video is crystal clear. He further wrote that the protestors cannot be silenced through murder. He concluded by saying that there should be accountability for the innocent blood of farmers that has been spilled and justice must be delivered before a message of arrogance and cruelty enters the minds of every farmer. Read full story here.


Two teachers shot by terrorists in Srinagar

In Srinagar, a suspected militant group shot two teachers. Earlier, the same group shot three civilians including a pharmacist Makhan Lal Bindroo, Kashmiri Pandit. After his demise, his daughter Shraddha Bindroo said that her father may have died but his spirit will always live on. Read full story here.

9 people killed, 27 injured in collision between a truck and a passenger bus in Barabanki

An accident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki in which 9 people died, 27 injured as a collision took place between passenger bus and truck. The DM reported that the injured have been shifted to the trauma centre.

WHO approves world’s first Malaria vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday approved the world’s first malaria vaccine. WHO endorsed RTS, S/AS01 malaria vaccine or known as Mosquirix. This vaccine is developed by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. Read full story here.

Supreme Court takes suo moto cognizance of Lakhimpur Kheri violence

In the latest development in Lakhimpur Kheri violence, the Uttar Pradesh government has announced that a single-member commission of enquiry will take place and it will be headed by High Court Judge Awanish Kumar Awasthi. The hearing of the matter will take place today and the bench will be led by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.

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Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi meet families of farmers killed in Lakhimpur Kheri

After 48 hours of struggle and being under arrest, Priyanka Gandhi and the representative of the Congress Party were finally allowed to meet the families of the farmers, who were killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence. On Wednesday, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi met the families, who lost their loved ones on Sunday’s violence. The pictures of Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi visiting the families of 19-year-old Lovepreet Singh and Raman Kashyap, local journalist, who was also killed in Lakhimpur Kheri violence is now doing rounds on the internet. Read full story here.

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Gorakhnath temple attack convict sentenced to death by NIA court

Gorakhnath temple attack convict Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi was sentenced to death, Monday, by a special anti-terror court.



Gorakhnath temple attack

Gorakhnath temple attack convict Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi was sentenced to death, Monday, by a special anti-terror court.

A report quoting Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order), Prashan Kumar, said that Abbasi was awarded the death penalty under Section 121 of the Indian Penal Code by a special NIA court for attacking security personnel stationed at Gorakhnath temple in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur in April last year.

Abbasi, a chemical engineer, was arrested following an attack with a sharp-edged weapon on Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel posted at the Gorakhnath temple.

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Police said that after interrogation, Abbasi revealed he was in cahoots with the Islamic State and had taken an oath to fight for the global terrorist group. They said that Abbasi was also providing financial aid to the terror group’s sympathizers and supporters.

Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi, a resident of Civil Lines area in UP’s Gorakhpur, is an IIT-ian with a degree in chemical engineering from IIT-Mumbai.

According to the police, Abbasi suffered from mental health issues for which he underwent treatment from several doctors and ultimately led to him separating from his wife in 2017.

On April 3 last year, Abbasi tried to force his way inside the Gorakhnath temple, when stopped, he proceeded to attack the security men deployed there with a sickle in which two constables were injured. However, he was overpowered and arrested.

The ATS investigation revealed that the Abbasi’s attack was part of a “deep conspiracy.” The UP Home Department had said the attack could be termed as a terror incident.

Mughal Garden: Opening date, timing, entry price and how to book Amrit Udyan tickets online

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Mughal Garden: Opening date, timing, entry price and how to book Amrit Udyan tickets online

Mughal Garden, now renamed Amrit Udyan, at Rashtrapati Bhavan is all set to open for the public from January 31. President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday graced the opening of the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, Udyan Utsav 2023.



Amrit Udyan

Mughal Garden, now renamed Amrit Udyan, at Rashtrapati Bhavan is all set to open for the public from January 31. President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday graced the opening of the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan, Udyan Utsav 2023.

Mughal Garden has been renamed to commemorate the 75 years of independence. In keeping with the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration’s theme, the garden has also been given a new name, Amrit Udyan.

Amrit Udyan’s opening and closing date

Amrit Udyan opens once a year to the public. This year, it will remain open for the general public from January 31 to March 26. However, it will be closed on all Mondays and on March 1 and 2 due to G20 meetings and March 8 on the occasion of Holi.

The garden will be accessible to special groups from March 28 to March 31. Amrit Udyan will open for farmers on March 28, people with disabilities on March 29, members of the armed forces, paramilitary groups, and police on March 30, and self-organized groups of tribal women on March 31.

Entry and exit for all visitors will be from gate number 35 of the President’s Estate, close to where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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Amrit Udyan timings

People can visit Amrit Udyan during the time period between 10 am and 4 pm.

How to book Amrit Udyan tickets online?

  • Go to the official website of Rashtrapati Bhavan at https://rashtrapatisachivalaya.gov.in or https://rb.nic.in/rbvisit/visit_plan.aspx.
  • On the homepage, select the option that reads Mughal Garden Visit.
  • Enter the required details such as name, date of visit, etc.
  • After that, you are required to submit your photo ID.
  • Click on the register button.

People can also buy Amrit Udyan tickets offline. Walk-in visitors have to register themselves at the facilitation counters as well as at the self-service kiosk near Gate 12 of Rashtrapati Bhavan. The visitors will have 6 slots to choose from, so it is advised to make prior bookings to avoid rushing at the gate.

The number of guests that can be reserved at once is 30. However, schools and colleges reserve a maximum of 50 at a time.

Amrit Udyan entry/ticket price

There is no fee for the booking of slots or entry to the Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan during Udyan Utsav. Visitors must, however, pay Rs 50 to enter Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan will be open five days a week from Wednesday to Sunday and the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum six days a week from Tuesday to Sunday. People can also witness the change of guard ceremony every Saturday, except on gazetted holidays.

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Bank holidays February 2023: Banks to remain shut for 10 days, check dates here

Apart from festivals, banks will also remain shut on the second and fourth Saturdays.



Bank holidays February 2023

Every month banks across the country remain shut due to festivals and other public and private holidays. In February 2023, both private and public banks will not function for 10 days. However, the holidays differ from state to state.

Festivals like Guru Ravidas Jayanti, Hazrat Ali Jayanti, Maha Shivaratri, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, and others will be celebrated in February which might affect the functioning of banks in several states.

Full list of bank holidays in February 2023

5 February 2023 Sunday Hazrat Ali Jayanti Uttar Pradesh 
5 February 2023 Sunday Guru Ravidas Jayanti Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana & Punjab 
15 February 2023 Wednesday Lui-Ngai-Ni Manipur 
18 February 2023 Saturday Maha Shivaratri Several states of India 
19 February 2023 Sunday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra 
20 February 2023 Monday State Day  Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram 
21 February 2023 Tuesday Losar Sikkim 

Apart from this, banks will also remain shut on the second and fourth Saturdays.

12 February 2023 Saturday Second Saturday All States 
15 February 2023 Tuesday Lui-Ngai-Ni  Manipur 
19 February 2023 Sunday Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti Maharashtra 
25 February 2023 Saturday Fourth Saturday All States 

For those unversed, the Reserve Bank of India categorises holidays into three categories-Holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act and Real-Time Gross Settlement Holidays, Holidays under the Negotiable Instruments Act, and Banks’ Closing of Accounts.

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In January 2023, banks across the country will remain shut for 14 days.

Date  Day    Holiday    State  
January 1, 2023SundayNew Year Bank Holiday & Weekend Bank HolidayAll over India
January 2, 2023MondayNew Year Bank CelebrationMizoram
January 5, 2023ThursdayGuru Gobind Singh JayantiHaryana and Rajasthan
January 8, 2023SundayWeekend Bank HolidayAll over India
January 11, 2023WednesdayMissionary DayMizoram
January 14, 2023SaturdaySecond Saturday Bank HolidayAll over India
January 15, 2023SundayWeekend Bank HolidayAll over India
January 22, 2023SundayWeekend Bank HolidayAll over India
January 23, 2023MondayNetaji Subash Chandra Bose JayantiTripura and West Bangal
January 25, 2023WednesdayState DayHimachal Pradesh
January 26, 2023ThursdayRepublic DayAll over India
January 28, 2023SundayFourth Saturday Bank HolidayAll over India
January 29, 2023SundayWeekend Bank HolidayAll over India
January 31, 2023MondayMe-Dam-Me-PhiAssam

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