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Politicians, netizens greet nation on National Girl Child Day

Apart from senior leaders and politicians, common man also participated in greeting the nation on National Girl Child Day.

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New Delhi, Jan 24 : Twitterati greeted the nation on the occasion of National Girl Child Day.

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. It was started to spread awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by girls in the country and to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child.

Taking to Twitter, Union Minister Smriti Irani posted a photo of her daughters and wrote, “Shanelle & Zoish – I’m proud to be their mother… one a lawyer, the other hoping to follow her sister’s footsteps. Ever caring & confident, my daughters are my pride.”

She also requested the tweeple to celebrate National Girl Child Day and wrote “Join us in celebrating your blessings, your daughter’s achievements using #MeriBetiMeraGarv.”

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh greeted the nation on National Girl Child Day and tweeted, “This #NationalGirlChildDay let us celebrate the exceptional achievements of our girls who have been making us proud with their excellence in every domain. I am committed to empowering Punjab’s girls with best of facilities & secure environment.”

Posting a photo from his Kashmir visit, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote, “Felt so proud of Ishrat Akhtar of Baramulla who has defied all adversities and represented India in International wheelchair Basketball tournaments. This daughter of India represents hope, aspiration and prospects of a better and brighter Jammu and Kashmir. #NationalGirlChildDay.”

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted, “Our athletes in SAI Training Centers all over India are celebrating ‘National Girl Child Day’ with the theme #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao as launched by PM @narendramodi ji. Let’s all of us celebrate the “DAUGHTER” in our life as #MeriBetiMeraGarv.”

“Every child is the future of #India. Our policies must be duty-bound to take into account the critical needs of the girl child. Empowering them with quality education, health, nutrition and ensuring their safety are the true indicators of development @MinistryWCD @smritiirani” wrote Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma.

Apart from senior leaders and politicians, common man also participated in greeting the nation on National Girl Child Day.

A user wrote: “We should be respectful but we must also have the courage to stop harmful practices that impoverished girls, women and their communities.”

Another wrote, “This #NationalGirlChildDay, let us pledge to save the girl child & create a safer environment for women, a society in which they have equal rights and can be heard.”

“Let’s celebrate advancement of women & girls in our community.In their honor we should pledge to promote the education of women & girls because education is key to economic security, stability & freedom of thought & empowerment” read one post.

A Tweeple remarked, “#Daughters are a blessing. They are caring, loving & most precious of our treasures. I take huge pride in being a proud father of my little angel who has grown to become strong, independent, successful individual following her passion. #MeriBetiMeraGarv”

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Jamia video war gets murkier

The videos — and there are several of them — bear the date December 15, 2019. That is the day when there was a confrontation between the police and students and the police allegedly caned students inside the university library.

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New Delhi, Feb 18 : In a series of videos that have emerged over the weekend attempting to give a fresh narative to the Jamia violence, a new set released on Tuesday showed alleged rioters hurling stones from inside the Jamia Millia Islamia campus here, adding yet another dimension to the attritional war between students and police.

The video war is over what happened at the university on December 15, 2019, while students were protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)– with both sides pointing fingers at the other for provocating the violence that spilled all over the country.

The source of the videos and their authenticity could not be established by IANS.

The videos — and there are several of them — bear the date December 15, 2019. That is the day when there was a confrontation between the police and students and the police allegedly caned students inside the university library.

The new set of videos that emerged on Tuesday showed alleged rioters hurling stones from inside the university campus. The time shown on the videos indicate they were recordings of happenings that evening.

In one of the videos, people can be seen hurling stones from the central library gate, which has been in the news ever since the video war broke out.

Other videos that entered the public domain on Tuesday showed a large crowd entering what appears to be the hallway of the university’s central library. Many of them were seeing running inside the library. Some were seen carrying chairs as well.

Neither the university administration nor the police have commented on the authenticity of the latest videos that have entered the public domain.

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Plea on error in CBSE sample papers dismisses Delhi High Court

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New Delhi, Feb 18 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking rectification of errors in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 accountancy sample question papers and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the petitioner.

The petitioner, named Ravinder Nath dubey, has been teaching accountancy for the past 26 years.

Asserting that accountancy examination is on March 3, the petitioner sought court’s direction to immediately remove eight fundamentally and conceptually wrong answers from the CBSE’s website.

“If the students write these wrong answers in the board examinations, the examiners may deduct 7-8 marks of students,” Dubey rued.

A bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice C. Hari Shankar called the petition “frivolous” and imposed a hefty fine on him.

“You are not talking about an exam paper but sample papers. The model papers are for students’ practice,” the bench said.

When the petitioner retorted that he has come with a proof, the court said, “The fine can be increased. I don’t want to do it.”

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Those born in TN won’t be affected by CAA: Palaniswami

Palaniswami said those who were born in Tamil Nadu will not be affected by CAA.

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Chennai, Feb 18 : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Tuesday said those who were born in the state would not be affected by the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Speaking in the Assembly, Palaniswami said the opposition DMK should explain who in Tamil Nadu would get affected by CAA.

Palaniswami said those who were born in Tamil Nadu will not be affected by CAA.

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