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Henry Ford’s great-grandson donates ₹240 crore for world’s biggest religious monument in West Bengal

Alfred Ford, great-grandson of Ford Motor Company's founder Henry Ford, donated 240 crores rupees for Vedic Planetarium.

Vedic Planetarium

Alfred Ford, the great-grandson of the renowned businessman and founder of Ford Motor Company Henry Ford, is the chairman behind project of mammoth dimension called Vedic Planetarium and has donated $30 million, approx. 240 crores rupees for the infrastructure.

The under-construction temple  Vedic Planetarium would be constructed in Mayapur at West Bengal and is slated to be the world’s biggest religious structure. It is set to replace Cambodia’s 12th century-built Angkor Wat temple complex. “Major work has been completed and now the finishing work of the temple floor is in progress. At a time, 10,000 people can stand together for darshan. The temple floor is bigger than a football field,” said Radharamn Das, vice president and spokesperson, ISKCON Kolkata.

Costing over ₹400 crores, the temple will be spread over 700 acres of land. The gigantic structure would also be the headquarters of International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). ISKCON is also in talks with the State Tourism Department to build a city around the temple that will draw devotees from all over the world.

The state- of- the- art architecture would also house the Institute of Vedic Cosmology, which would enable awareness and research on the Vedic sciences. To adorn the temple, exquisite Bolivian blue marbles would be used that would be sourced partly from Vietnam. Intrinsic to the planetarium, is a huge rotating model showcasing the movement of the planetary systems as described in holy books such as the Bhagavata Purana.

“Over the last nine years, the Temple of Vedic Planetarium team has created a vision for the project according to the parameters laid down by Srila Prabhupada many years ago. There have been many devotees involved with this effort,” Alfred, who changed his name to Ambarish Das, said in his message to the devotees.

The monument is said to be bigger than the Taj Mahal in Agra and St Paul’s Cathedral in the Vatican City. It will also be among the tallest Hindu temples in the world.

Also read: PM Modi inaugurates pedestrian-only ‘Atal Bridge’ on Sabarmati River | Ahmedabad

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Devendraji (Fadnavis) takes pride in me earning more than him: Amruta Fadnavis interview

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Banker, social activist and singer Amruta Fadnavis, in a freewheeling chat on Nation Next Adda, speaks about her latest song, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, her courtship and marriage with husband and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis and much more.

 
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Elderly couple mauled by tiger on their way from Narsinghpur to Nagpur

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Representational image (Picture by Sarosh Lodhi)

Representational image (Picture by Sarosh Lodhi)

An elderly couple was mauled by a tiger in Chor Bawali on January 25 while on their way from Narsinghpur (Madhya Pradesh) to Nagpur on January 25. The couple was accompanied by their 25-year-old son in a car. Following the tiger attack, the couple was admitted to Kingsway Hospital in Nagpur.

While on their way to Nagpur, the family of three stopped near Chor Bawali for passing urine. When the 58-year-old woman got out of the car, the tiger, which was probably wounded by a previous vehicular assault, caught hold of the woman’s hand and bit her thumb. When the woman’s husband stepped out of the car to help his wife, the tiger attacked him as well and injured his right leg. A terrfied son started throwing stones at the tiger, who eventually ran away.

The couple was given first aid by the bystanders before being driven to Nagpur by the son to Kingsway hospital. Speaking to Nation Next, treating surgeon Dr Prakash Jain informed that the family was terrified when it arrived at the hospital. Dr Jain said: “The couple is now stable. Tiger mauling is always serious. The couple was lucky to have sustained minor injuries in the incident.”

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‘Dolo 650’ memes take social media by storm as 3rd COVID wave boosts paracetamol sales

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The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has made terms like ‘oximeter,’ ‘saturation level,’ ‘quarantine,’ and ‘N95’ a part of our daily vocabulary. Another thing, which has gained immense popularity over the last two years is the paracetamol tablet ‘Dolo 650,’ which has been prescribed by doctors during 1st, 2rd and now the 3rd wave of the pandemic in India.

The popularity of tablet, which is manufactured by Micro labs, has led several to several memes on the internet. Dilip Surana, Chairman and Managing Director of Micro Labs, expressed his surprise at the unexpected popularity of the drug in an interview with Money Control. He said: It has always been a popular brand among doctors across India. However, we did not expect the kind of popularity that Dolo-650 gained recently because we have never advertised the tablet directly to the public.

Here are some of the hilarious ‘Dolo 650’ memes doing rounds on the internet:

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