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As per govt’s COVID-19 SOP, PM Modi, Advani, Bhagwat can’t attend Ayodhyas Ram Mandir event

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As reported by ThePrint, on the basis of the government’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) issued in June by the Health Ministry for religious places, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, senior BJP leaders including Murli Manohar Joshi, LK Advani, and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat cannot attend the ground-breaking ceremony (bhoomi pujan) of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya scheduled for August 5. Also, few days back, a priest and 14 cops involved at Ram Mandir tested COVID-19 positive.


The BJP leaders who have been invited for the ceremony include PM Modi (69), Murli Manohar Joshi (86), LK Advani (92), Bhagwat (69), RSS general secretary Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi (73) and former Uttar Pradesh CM Kalyan Singh (88). Two leaders who can attend the event as per the guidelines include Vinay Katiyar (65) and Uma Bharti (61).


As per the SOP, people aged above 65 years or people with co-morbidities, pregnant women as well as children below 10 years of age are advised to stay at home amid COVID-19 pandemic; organisations managing the religious institutions to advise the same accordingly.

The Ministry of Home Affairs during Unlock 3.0 state that people above 65 years of age should remain at home.

Also, as per Unlock 3.0 guidelines, religious congregations or large gatherings have been banned.

Rajesh Bhushan, OSD in the Ministry of Health told ThePrint, Health ministry has already issued an SOP, which is in the public domain. When instructions were issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs during Unlock 2.0, we had issued multiple SOPs, one of which related to safe practices in religious places.


Joint secretary in Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry Lav Agarwal said that the SOP enlists all measures including social distancing that ensures such gatherings don’t spread COVID-19. 
Making offerings and receiving prasad or holy water etc., is also prohibited. 

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And that’s how a film is made – Kantara shows the way! | Movie review

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Social media is buzzing with one word today and that word is Kantara! Yes, another Kannada film after KGF that has caught the people’s fancy and how. In fact, this one goes a notch higher than KGF – because the film has been released only in Kannada with English subtitles and yet – the movie is capturing the hearts of people across India and the world.

From California, London and Berlin to cities across India, high praise is pouring in for the Rishab Shetty starrer and the actor-director’s Twitter feed is testimony to this. Ordinary cine-goers are putting screenshots of housefull bookings, sharing videos of people clapping and whistling in theatres and then profusely thanking the star for making this film.

So, what’s this film about? Kantara (which means forest in Sanskrit) stands out because it has powerful storytelling at its core. It is rooted in local folklore, has the right amount of action and adventure and comes with a social message too. Man versus nature, native customs and local politics, which spans three timelines and a climax that’s to die for, is what the film’s about. Add to this some superlative performances by the cast, a stellar background score by B Ajaneesh Loknath and mind-blowing cinematography by Arvind S Kashyap that serenades Karnataka’s rustic locales and you have what can be called the perfect recipe for a blockbuster film. Telling you more will just be a spoiler! So, what are you waiting for? Go watch!

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October 01, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Nation Next Nagpur Bulletin brings to you a summary of major news events that took place in Nagpur on October 01, 2022.

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Purva Kothari’s jewellery collection sparkles at ‘Intrea’ exhibition in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Amid festivities, jewellery designer Purva Kothari conducted a two-day exhibition of diamond studded jewellery at Jawaharlal Darda Art Gallery in Nagpur on October 1 and 2.

Purva, in the past, has enticed celebrities including Director at Reliance Industries Nita Ambani, Varsha Patel wife of former minister Praful Patel, Founder at Videocon Venugopal Dhoot, Founder Chairman at GMR Group GM Rao and endorsements from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saina Nehwal, to name a few.

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