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APJ Abdul Kalam wanted India to become ‘Atmanirbhar’: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, while speaking at the virtual release of the book ₹40 Years with Abdul Kalam- Untold Stories, urged the youth of India to take inspiration from the life of former President of India late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

Naidu asked students to think out of the box and use technology to solve the problems of the modern age. Authored by Sivathanu Pillai, the book threw light on the life of Kalam.
Thanking Pillai, Naidu said, The life of Dr. Kamal serves as an inspiration to many; he was an intelligent yet a man of noble character. He was a great visionary and a true Karma Yogi;? he was an ocean of wisdom and knowledge.


He continued to say that he interacted with Kalam on several occasions when he had served in Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and later as the President of India. Naidu said Kalam taught him selfless service to humanity and the nation.
Dr. Kalam strengthened our nation; he was the epitome of simplicity and honesty, Naidu added.

He also said that Kalam wanted Indian to become Aatmanirbhar? and a superpower in defence and space technologies.
Naidu stated that amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, the scientific community had done a great job on research and innovations making India the second-largest producer of PPE kits. India is a pool of human resource and talent; we must use it wisely, he noted. 

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Renowned singer KK passes away at 53

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Kolkata

KK passed away at the age of 53 in Kolkata

Renowned playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, passed away at the age of 53 in Kolkata. The singer performed at Nazul Mancha auditorium on Tuesday (May 31). He went to his hotel after his performance and collapsed. He was rushed to Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) at around 10:30 pm, where he was declared brought dead by the doctors. The exact cause of his death is unknown as of now.

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Ambedkar Jayanti: Rare photos of Dr BR Ambedkar that also include his Nagpur visit…

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

On the occasion of Dr Ambedkar’s Jayanti, we bring you some rare pictures  including some, in which he even visited Nagpur…

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar (14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956) was an Indian jurist, economist, politician and social reformer who chaired the Drafting Committee of the Constituent Assembly and was also India’s First Minister for Law and Justice. 

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Australian cricket legend Shane Warne passes away at 52

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Mumbai

Shane Warne

Shane Warne

Shane Warne, the legendary Australian spinner, passed away at the age of 52 after suffering a suspected heart attack, his management has confirmed.

A statement by the managenent read: “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

More details are awaited.

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