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PM Modi, ‘Shaheen Bagh daadi’ among TIMEs 100 Most Influential People of 2020?

L to R: PM Modi, Shaheen Bagh daadi Bilkis

L to R: PM Modi, Shaheen Bagh daadi Bilkis

For the fourth time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made it to TIME magazines ₹100 Most Influential People of 2020 since 2014. PM Modi was named under the category of leaders along with US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping.


Apart from Modi, several others including Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Professor Ravindra Gupta too featured on the annual list. Gupta, in 2019, had spearheaded a study, which led to the second man in history being cured of HIV in London.


Interestingly, the list also featured one of the most prominent faces of the anti-CAA protests: an 82-year-old woman  Bilkis  who staged protest at Delhis Shaheen Bagh every single day until the COVID-19 lockdown in the country.

Also read:PPM Modi travelled 58 nations since 2015 at cost of Rs 517 crore: Centre in Rajya Sabha

The woman, who could be seen with national flag in one hand and payer beads in other, would sit at the protest from 8 am to midnight even during chilling winters in the national capital.

The list featured the ones who have had the most impact this year.

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Hardik Patel quits Congress, says no youngster is willing to work, vote; accuses leaders of ‘enjoying in abroad’

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Radhika Dhawad | Vadodara
Gujarat Working President Hardik Patel tendered his resignation from the Congress party today morning. Patel took to Twitter to announce his decision and shared an image of his resignation.
 
Patel said, “Big leaders of Congress in Gujarat are far away from issues of the state but are more focussed on ensuring that chicken sandwich for leaders who have come from Delhi is delivered on time!”
In the letter, he also said, “The party has constantly been working against the interests of the country and society.”

Hardik Patel’s letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi

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BJP on course to retain power for 2nd straight term with CM Yogi Adityanath as CM again

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Radhika Dhawad | Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath

Early numbers reveal that the BJP has crossed the halfway mark with over 271 seats in Uttar Pradesh at 12:07 pm thus making its way to retain power for the second straight term in the state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to become the Chief Minister for the second time. 


While the BJP was leading in 271 seats, Samajwadi Party (SP) managed to secure 121 seats so far. The BSP has managed to secure five seats while Congress so far has four seats.

(With total 403 seats in UP, 202 is the halfway mark)

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Indian student killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv

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An Indian student was killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv on Tuesday morning, Ministry of External Affairs informed in the afternoon. The Ministry tweeted: ?With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family.

In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, videos showed extensive damage from the Russian military assault. One video showed the city’s largest government building blown up.

While the student is yet to be named by the MEA, sources in the Karnataka state government told The Quint that he had been identified as Naveen Shekhrappa, from Haveri district, Karnataka. The 21-year-old was a student of medicine at Kharkiv National Medical University.

The News Minute reported that Shekhrappa was standing in a queue at a supermarket in Kharkiv to buy food when Russian shelling began.



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