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Dignitaries paid tribute to Babu Jagjivan Ram on his birth anniversary

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday remembered former defence minister and Dalit leader Babu Jagjivan Ram, describing him as an “inspirational figure” and “a true champion of social justice” on his birth anniversary.

The Prime Minister tweeted:

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While Gandhi tweeted:

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Meanwhile, Vice President Hamid Ansari paid floral tributes at an event this morning commemorating the Dalit leader`s birth anniversary.

Jagjivan Ram, known popularly as Babuji, was an Indian independence activist and politician from Bihar.

He was instrumental in foundation of the All-India Depressed Classes League, an organisation dedicated to attaining equality for untouchables, in 1935 and was elected to Bihar Legislative Assembly in 1937, after which he organised the rural labour movement.

He also served as the Deputy Prime Minister (1977-79).

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PM Modi to kick-start ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrations in Kolkata on Jan 23

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join the celebrations of ‘Parakram Diwas’ in Kolkata on January 23 to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of India’s freedom icon Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Sources said PM Modi will preside over the inaugural function of the ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrations at Victoria Memorial in the city. A cultural programme “Amra Nuton Jouboneri Doot”, based on the theme of Netaji, is also scheduled to be held on the day.

A Projection Mapping Show on Netaji and a permanent exhibition will be inaugurated on the occasion.

The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address a public meeting in Kolkata the auspicious day.

Earlier, the Centre had decided to celebrate Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary on January 23 every year as ‘Parakram Diwas’ to inspire people of the country. The initiative was taken in order to honour and remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation.

After attending the event in Kolkata, the PM will travel Jerenga Pathar in Assam’s Sivasagar to distribute 1.06 lakh land pattas and allotment certificates, sources said.

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Sandalwood drug case: SC grants bail to Ragini Dwivedi

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Ragini was arrested under the NDPS Act by the Crime Branch in Bengaluru and accused of links with an international ring involved in supplying psychedelic drugs at rave parties and other events. She had challenged a Karnataka High Court order rejecting bail on November 3.

Actress Sanjjanaa Galrani was also arrested in the same case and she is currently out on conditional bail.

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UP man complains Mirzapur maligns district, SC notice to Amazon Prime

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The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on plea of a Mirzapur resident complaining against the web series Mirzapur and Amazon Prime for maligning the image of his native place in Uttar Pradesh.

“Mirzapur has rich cultural value, but in 2018 Excel Entertainment has launched a web series named Mirzapur of 9 episodes in which they have shown Mirzapur a city of goons and adulteresses,” said the plea.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde after a brief hearing in the matter issued notice on the plea Centre, Excel Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and Amazon Prime video.

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