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PM Modi commissions India’s first indigenous ₹20,000 crore aircraft carrier INS Vikrant

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned INS Vikrant, the first aircraft carrier made in India, at a ceremony held in Kochi, Kerala on Friday. The Prime Minister described the aircraft carrier as ‘large, grand, distinct and special.’ He hailed the historic moment as ‘another step towards being a developed nation.’

INS Vikrant is equipped with the state-of-the-art weapons, navigation and automation features and boasts of being the largest ship ever built in India’s maritime history. It is 262 metres long and 62 metres wide and has been designed by Warship Design Bureau, Navy’s in-house agency. The warship weights 45,000-tonne and was built at a cost of ₹20,000 crore.

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After cops intensify security at Nagpur’s RSS amid reported PFI threats, Centre bans PFI

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

After two rounds of nationwide raids and arrests of over 240 members of Popular Front Of India (PFI) in a week, the Centre banned the outfit for five years over alleged terror activities late last night 

The Ministry go Home Affairs said the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its associates or affiliates or fronts were found to be involved in serious offences, including terrorism and its financing, targeted gruesome killings, disregarding the constitutional set up of the country, disturbing public order etc. which are prejudicial to the integrity, security and sovereignty of the country. 

Therefore, the Ministry of Home Affairs said it was necessary to curb the nefarious activities of the organisation and hence declared the Popular Front of India (PFI) along with its associates or affiliates or fronts including Rehab India Foundation (RIF), Campus Front of India (CFI), All India Imams Council (AIIC), National Confederation of Human Rights Organization (NCHRO), National Women’s Front, Junior Front, Empower India Foundation and Rehab Foundation, Kerala as an ‘unlawful association’ under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

The move came a day after Nagpur Police, on Tuesday, tightened security at Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Nagpur headquarters amid alleged threats from PFI. However, Police Commissioner of Nagpur Amitesh Kumar said that the beefed up security had no link with the nationwide crackdown on PFI and its workers. 

The Anti Terrorism Squad (ATI) of Maharashtra Police had revealed that some of the recently arrested PFI members had conducted a recce of the RSS previously. In the wake of this, Kumar had said the RSS headquarters security was their top priority as it was a vital installation. 

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NMC organises cleanliness drive on Swachha Amrit Mahotsav | Nagpur

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Akshara Rohankar | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

On the occasion of Swachha Amrit Mahotsav, the Central government has initiated cleanliness drive at the national level under Indian Swachhata League. More than 1800 cities are said to be participating in the national level competition.

Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is participating in the league under the name Nagpur NITI, thereby implementing various activities from September 17 to October 2 for the ongoing Swachha Amrit Mahotsav.

On the morning of September 17, a waste collection drive was successfully undertaken at University Campus Square, Amravati Road. The volunteers then took a plog run covering the route starting from University Campus Road, Swami Vivekanand Smarak, South Ambazari Road and ending at Deekshabhoomi. There was a cleanliness drive at Deekshabhoomi after the plog run. 

The event was successfully conducted under the administration of NMC chief Radhakrishnan B.   

Volunteers were encouraged to donate materials such as newspaper, plastic waste and e-waste during the rally.

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When Dhirubhai Ambani lost a bet to Nitin Gadkari

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani shared how his father late Dhirubhai Ambani for the first time ever lost a bet.

Dhirubhai Ambani


Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani, during his visit to Nagpur few years back, had shared how his father late Dhirubhai Ambani for the first time in life lost a bet that too against Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. Anil Ambani revealed Nitin Gadkari, a long standing friend of the Ambani family, is the only person to win a bet against his father. 

Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani shared how his father late Dhirubhai Ambani for the first time ever lost a bet.

Nitin Gadkari

Speaking about the bet, Gadkari said, “I remember Dhirubhai once challenged me to construct Mumbai-Pune Expressway. In fact, he had even warned me that it would be difficult to get the expressway constructed so, it’s better to assign the construction of the same to a private firm.”

Gadkari further said, “Dhirubhai and me discussed at great length about the same. Finally, I accepted his challenge and got the expressway completed in two and a half years that too in just ₹1600 crores!”

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