Rahul Gandhi To Launch Congress Campaign In Poll Bound Madhya Pradesh

Rahul Gandhi willalso address party workers during his day-long visit to Bhopal. (File)


Congress president Rahul Gandhi will on Monday launch his party’s campaign in poll bound Madhya Pradesh, known to be a BJP bastion, from Bhopal, where posters have come up describing him as a devotee of Lord Shiva.

He will take part in a roadshow and also address party workers during his day-long visit to Bhopal. 

Shortly after his arrival in Bhopal, Rahul Gandhi will begin a 15-kilometer-long roadshow from Lalghati Chowk, located close to the airport, after seeking the blessings of more than 11 Hindu priests, state party spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi told PTI on Sunday. He will interact with party cadres at the end of the road show. 

Besides, he is going to address a meeting of Congress workers, which is open to public, before leaving in the evening, he added. “We are upbeat as our leader is coming to launch the election campaign,” Mr Chaturvedi said.

Ahead of the visit, the main opposition party has put up posters and banners in Bhopal describing the 48-year-old Congress chief, who just returned from a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar, as a ‘Shiv bhakt’.

Security has been tightened in the city in view of Mr Gandhi’s visit, Bhopal Inspector General (IG) of Police Jaideep Prasad said. “We have got an extra force of 1,500 policemen who have already been deputed,” he said.

Asked about the possibility of protests during Rahul Gandhi’s visit, Mr Prasad said they had not received any information in this regard. “All steps are being taken to maintain law and order. I am personally monitoring the security arrangements and the routes Rahul Gandhi is going to pass through,” he said.

Congress workers are arriving from all over Madhya Pradeshto welcome the party chief and take part in the meeting. “We are expecting more than one lakh Congress cadres in the state capital,” a police officer said.

Meanwhile a BJP leader said party chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend a function in Bhopal on September 25. Earlier, a visit by Amit Shah to Ujjain on September 12 was put off.

“It was a tentative programme of Shahji that has been postponed as he along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to grace a function on September 25 here,” state BJP spokesperson Rajnish Agrawal said.

Preparations are underway to make the September 25 event a huge success. So the September 12 event was put off, he added.

Asked whether Amit Shah had deferred his Ujjain visit to avoid the ire of upper caste organisations, Mr Agrawal replied in the negative.

On September 6, some upper caste groups called for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ against Parliament approving amendments in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act after some of its provisions were read down by the Supreme Court.

Four days ahead of the bandh, members of an anti-quota organisation had allegedly hurled a slipper at Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan during a public meeting in Sidhi district and showed him black flags

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Campaign For BJP Next Year? Baba Ramdev’s Unexpected Response

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Yoga Guru Ramdev today sounded a warning for the Narendra Modi government, saying unless the price rise is controlled, “it is going to cost the government dearly”. The yoga teacher also said he would not campaign for the BJP in next year’s general elections. Also, given a chance, he could sell petrol and diesel  for half the price it is available now, he added.

Ramdev had supported the BJP’s national election campaign in 2015. A year later, he was named Haryana’s brand ambassador and then granted cabinet minister rank. He was allotted a car with a beacon, security personnel and an escort vehicle whenever he visited the state.

Today, asked if he would campaign for the BJP, Ramdev shot back, “why would I?”

The 52-year-old admitted that he has lately distanced himself from politics.  “I have withdrawn myself politically. I am with all parties and I am with no parties,” added the yoga teacher, who was participating in NDTV Yuva, a special youth conclave featuring celebrities, leaders and influencers.

Without going into the reasons, Ramdev said it was people’s “fundamental right” to criticize PM Modi. He, however, said the Prime Minister has “done good work… launched the Clean India mission, not allowed any major scam”.

The government should apply Goods and Services Tax to fuel – he said, echoing what has been a demand from the opposition and a section of the industry. But the tax slab, he said, cannot be set at the highest, 28 per cent. “The revenue lost will not stop the country. We can impose taxes on the rich,” he said.

Asked if the creator of Patanjali Ayurved would like to bring cheap petrol to the people, he said, “If the government lets me, and gives some relief in tax, I can give petrol diesel to India at Rs 35-40 per litre”.

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Former Donald Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Pleads Guilty In Robert Mueller Probe

Paul Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States (Reuters)


U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will plead guilty to two criminal counts as part of a deal with prosecutors on Friday, court documents showed in what could be a blow to Trump in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-running probe of Russian election meddling.

As part of the deal, Manafort, 69, could be required to cooperate with Mueller’s probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Details of the deal were likely to emerge in a plea agreement hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. ET (1500 GMT) in federal court. Manafort would become the most prominent former Trump campaign official to plead guilty in Mueller’s investigation, which has cast a shadow over Trump’s presidency.

It remains unclear if the deal will include Manafort’s cooperation with Mueller’s probe, dealing a blow to Trump ahead of congressional elections on Nov. 6.

Another approach would be for Manafort to plead guilty without cooperating in hopes of a presidential pardon. Trump has not said whether he would pardon Manafort, but the president has not publicly ruled it out.

Manafort will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy against the United States and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Five other charges were dropped in the new court filing.

A Virginia jury convicted Manafort last month on bank and tax fraud charges.

Jury selection was due to begin on Monday in a second trial on charges including conspiring to launder money, conspiring to defraud the United States, failing to register as a foreign agent and witness tampering.

Manafort’s decision could be a blow to Trump, who last month praised his former aide for not entering into an agreement with prosecutors, as the president’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen had.

On Twitter on Aug. 22, Trump wrote: “Unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to ‘break’ – make up stories in order to get a ‘deal. Such respect for a brave man!”

According to the court filing, the charge of conspiracy against the United States includes money laundering, tax fraud, failing to disclose foreign bank accounts, and acting as an unregistered lobbyist for pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. The second count, for conspiracy to obstruct justice, concerns attempts to tamper with witnesses related to Manafort’s foreign lobbying.

Manafort’s conviction in Alexandria, Virginia, last month was at a trial arising from Mueller’s investigation. Trump has denied colluding with the Russians and the Russians have denied interfering.

Rick Gates, Manafort’s former business partner and the campaign’s deputy chairman, pleaded guilty to lesser charges in exchange for his cooperation, later testifying against Manafort in Virginia. Gates may have been a prosecution witness in his Washington trial as well.

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who is now representing Trump in the Russia probe, told Reuters on Friday that a guilty plea to avoid a second trial would not crush Manafort’s chances of receiving an eventual presidential pardon.

“It’s not going to hurt him if he pleads guilty. Usually it helps you get a pardon down the road. It shows you’ve admitted your guilt,” he said on Friday before a deal was announced. He declined further comment until after the hearing.

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(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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Kidambi Srikanth Loses In Quarters, Indian Campaign Ends With A Whimper

Kidambi Srikanth, seeded seventh, put up a brave fight but it wasn’t enough as the Indian went down 19-21, 21-16, 21-18 to Lee Dong Keun of South Korea in the quarterfinals of the Japan Open. Srikanth was the last remaining Indian in the tournament and his ouster meant that after a long time there will be no Indian in the semifinal of a tournament either in the women’s or the men’s draw. PV Sindhu, who won a silver medal at the recently-concluded 2018 Asian Games, suffered a shock second-round defeat to China’s Fangjie Gao while Saina Nehwal didn’t even participate.

There were other Indians in the men’s draw but all of them had already been ousted before Friday, leaving Srikanth as the lone Indian in the fray.

HS Prannoy lost to Anthony Sinisuka Ginting of Indonesia 21-14, 21-17 in the second round on Thursday while Sameer Verma was a first-round casualty, losing 21-18, 20-22, 21-10 to Srikanth’s conqueror in the opening round.

With the elimination of his compatriots, Srikanth was tasked with winning back some Indian pride. 

Things started well for the seventh seed in the quarterfinal against the South Korean. Srikanth won the first game, after holding the lead for much of that period. The Indian was up 7-4 up but the Dong Keun fought back to make it 10-10, Srikanth opened a narrow lead and held it till late in the game but South Korean refused to give up and again levelled the scores 19-19.

However, Srikanth held his nerves to win back-to-back points and close out the game.

The second game went the completely opposite way with Dong Keun outplaying his higher-ranked opponent. The South Korean took the lead on the first point and held it right till the end.

The third and final game was a much tighter affair with Srikanth putting up more of a fight. Dong Keun took the lead early but Srikanth was always right behind. Srikanth was trailing 6-9 at one point but won three consecutive points to draw level.

The South Korean immediately hit back and won back-to-back points of his own to once again open a three-point gap at 12-9. However, Srikanth fought back again and this time did one better and won four points in a row to take a 13-12 lead and it seemed that would break the South Korean’s spirit. But instead, it made him even more dogged and determined.

Srikanth was leading 15-13 when Dong Keun won four consecutive points to take a decisive 18-15 lead. There was no late fightback from Srikanth as the South Korean held on to knock the remaining Indian out of Japan Open.

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Ramkumar Ramanathan To Open India’s Campaign Against Serbia In World Group Play-Off

Davis Cup: Ramkumar Ramanathan To Open India

Ramkumar Ramanathan will open India’s campaign against Serbia. © AFP

Experienced campaigner Ramkumar Ramanathan will open India’s campaign against Serbia at the Davis Cup 2018, World Group Play-Off in Kraljevo, Serbia. Ranked 135th in the world, Ramanathan will face 86th ranked Laslo Djere in the opening rubber on Friday. Also, on the same day, Prajnesh Gunneswaran will come up against 56th ranked Dusan Lajovic in the second rubber. “Laslo Djere will look to earn his first #DavisCup win when he takes on @ramkumar1994 in the opening rubber of the World Group play-off in Kraljevo!,” the official Davis Cup account on Twitter announced on Thursday. 

On Saturday, India’s men’s doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and N Sriram Balaji will clash with Nikola Milojevic and Danilo Petrovic in the third rubber.

Later on Sunday, Ramkumar Ramanathan will take on Dusan Lajovic in the fourth rubber while Prajnesh Gunneswaran will face Laslo Djere in the fifth and final rubber.

India’s top singles player Yuki Bhambri and Asian Games gold-medallist Divij Sharan had earlier pulled out of the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against Serbia due to injuries.

Sharan, who won the men’s doubles gold with Rohan Bopanna in Palembang, had suffered a tear in his shoulder and Bhambri’s knee injury flared up at the US Open, where he lost in the first round to Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert.

(With PTI inputs)

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PM Modi Tweets His Thanks To Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar For Promoting Swachhata Campaign

Akshay Kumar and Amitabh Bachchan photographed in Mumbai.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be launching the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement (as a part of Swachh Bharat Mission) on September 15, thanked Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar for urging their fans to participate. The Prime Minister thanked Big B for encouraging people to participate in the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement and tweeted: “Thank you Amitabh Bachchan Ji for inspiring others and expressing your participation in the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.” In a separate tweet, Prime Minister Modi acknowledged Akshay Kumar for his efforts of spreading awareness about cleanliness in the country and tweeted: “Dear Akshay Kumar, through your work you have made a fantastic effort to spread awareness on cleanliness. Your continued support to the Swachh Bharat Mission is gladdening.”





Meanwhile, this is what Amitabh Bachchan tweeted.



Akshay Kumar has been actively endorsing the Swachh Bharat Mission, a campaign which was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, with the objective to encourage the citizens of India to participate in cleanliness drives, in order to achieve a clean and open defecation free India by October 2, 2019.

Akshay, who made a special film Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, which addressed the issue of sanitation problems in India, encouraged his fans to participate in the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement and tweeted: “Thanks to Toilet-Ek Prem Katha, I got to know about the lack of basic sanitation facilities suffered by millions. Swachhata should be prioritized for our nation’s healthy future.”



Swachhata Hi Seva Movement will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September on September 15. The campaign has been designed to mark the beginning of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary (October 2).

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Campaign On “Ills Of Love Jihad” To Be Launched By Vishwa Hindu Parishad In Bengal Schools

The VHP along with its youth wing would organise awareness campaigns. (Representational)


The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday said it would launch a campaign this month in various schools and colleges of West Bengal against the “ills of love jihad’, inviting a strong rebuke from the ruling TMC, which asserted that “we will never allow the nefarious designs” of the Sangh Parivar to succeed.

The VHP, along with its youth wing, the Bajrang Dal, and women’s wing, the Durga Vahini, would organise awareness campaign against “love jihad” and also use social media as a tool to reach out to the youth, VHP media convener Sourish Mukherjee said.

‘Love jihad’ is a term coined by some Hindu groups to refer to the alleged efforts by Muslim men to target women from other religious communities for conversion through love affairs.

“We will launch a state-wide campaign against the ills of ‘love jihad’ in the state from the middle of this month. The campaign would aware the youths about how love jihad is used to target our Hindu sisters. We will go to various schools and colleges and distribute pamphlets,” Mr Mukherjee told PTI.

A senior VHP leader said the organisation is not against love but it is opposed to the idea of using it as a bait for conversion of Hindu girls.

“We intend to create awareness about this among the Hindu girls and their parents,” the VHP leader said.

While the BJP state leadership declined to comment on the issue, the ruling TMC and the opposition CPI(M) and Congress came down heavily on the VHP for allegedly trying to create unrest in the state and divide people on religious lines by this move.

“The VHP, the BJP and the RSS for last few years have been trying to divide the people of Bengal on religious lines. But as long as the TMC is there, we will never allow those nefarious designs of Sangh Parivar to succeed,” senior TMC leader Firhad Hakim said.

State Congress president Adhir Chowdhury said it is an alarming development and the state government should take steps to fight such elements.

“The organisations like the RSS and the VHP are gaining ground in Bengal as the TMC government is completely silent on them and is going soft while dealing with them. The state government should take steps to control such organisations,” senior CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty said. 

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Young And Old Make Hay In Fitting Finale To India’s Asiad Campaign

Starting the day at 13 gold, Armyman Amit was up against quite a few odds as he took on reigning Olympic and Asian champion Hasanboy Dusmatov, the man he narrowly lost to in the world championships quarterfinal almost a year ago.

The day ended with the men’s hockey team redeeming itself to an extent by beating arch-rivals Pakistan 2-1 to walk away with a consolation bronze medal.

But the gutsy 22-year-old, the only Indian to make the boxing finals, prevailed 3-2 as India ended its boxing campaign at the Games with a gold and a bronze, which was won by Vikas Krishan in the middle-weight category.

Amit showed immense tactical brilliance, especially in defence to outmanoeuvre the Uzbek, who has an iconic status in international boxing.

“I had lost to him before, so I had to take revenge. Coach Santiago (Nieva) and other coaches had prepared me well. In the semifinal, I did not play the first round well, here I did not repeat that mistake,” Amit said after the bout.

Today’s win marks the highest point of Amit’s meteoric rise to the top, starting with an Asian Championships bronze last year.

Then came two men, who would be nearing retirement in any contemporary job, but made their Asian Games debut in a debut sport.

Two old friends — Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar — quietly added a gold to India’s tally as the focus remained on traditional sports.

Bardhan, at the age of 60, became the oldest man in Indian contingent to win a medal at the Games as he and his 56-year old partner finished the men’s pair event with a score of 384.

They edged out China’s Lixin Yang and Gang Chen, who finished with 378 points after five rounds of the competition. “I could not sleep last night and ate only fruit in breakfast. It’s tough, the blood circulation shoots up with tension, we beat China and Singapore, it’s great result for us,” said an elated Sarkar, who taught bride to students at Jadavpur University, said.

Bardhan, who had a construction business, said, “Bridge is more challenging chess. It’s the most competitive indoor game.” India finished third overall with one gold and two bronze medals.

India had won a bronze each in men’s team and the mixed team events.

The squash players, who had shocked powerhouse Malaysia in semifinals, though were stopped in their tracks by Hong Kong in the women’s team final and they had to settle for a silver.

Sunayna Kuruvilla and India number one Joshna Chinappa lost their respective singles as the team suffered its second defeat against Hong Kong in a space of three days.

A silver was a creditable performance nonetheless, having surprised defending champions Malaysia in the semifinals on Friday.

With a runners-up finish, India equalled their best ever performance at the Games. They had also reached the final at Incheon four years ago.

The Indian contingent ended with five medals overall including the women’s team silver, the men’s team bronze and three bronze medals in the individual event.

The Indian men’s hockey team maintained its recent domination over arch-rivals Pakistan with a 2-1 win, ensuring a consolatory bronze medal after a below-par performance in the tournament.

Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal in the third minute while Harmanpreet extended India’s advantage in the 50th minute off a penalty corner before Muhammad Atiq increased the heart rate of the fans with a strike in the 52nd minute.

In the end, India managed to hold on to the lead. World number five India, who came into the tournament as defending champions, lost to Malaysia in the semifinals.

They go back home with a bronze, having beaten 13th ranked Pakistan for the second time in the last three months.

India had beaten Pakistan 4-0 in the Champions Trophy in June.

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नई दिल्ली: केरल बाढ़ पीड़ितों की मदद के लिए NDTV और टाटा स्काई की मुहिम #IndiaForKerala में कई राज्यों के मुख्यमंत्रियों, केंद्रीय मंत्रियों, उद्योगपतियों के अलावा बॉलीवुड की हस्तियों ने भी शिरकत की. इस दौरान 10,23,27,162 करोड़ रुपये की मदद राशि जमा हुई. सबसे ज्यादा पांच करोड़ रुपये की मदद स्टॉक ब्रोकर और उद्योगपति प्रदीप भावनानी ने की. इसके अलावा स्पाइस जेट, हुंडई, फोर्ड इंडिया, हिताची सहित कई कंपनियों ने भी भीषण त्रासदी का शिकार हुए लोगों के लिए दान दिए. 



केरल के वित्त मंत्री थॉमस इसाक.

मदद के लिए सबका साथ आना सराहनीय: केरल के वित्त मंत्री थॉमस इसाक

केरल के वित्त मंत्री थॉमस इसाक भी इस मुहिम से जुड़े. उन्होंने कहा कि केरल की मदद के लिए सभी का एक साथ आना सराहनीय है. उन्होंने कहा कि अभी केरल के लिए काफी कुछ करना बाकी है.  



केंद्रीय मंत्री नितिन गडकरी.

पूरा देश केरल के साथ खड़ा : नितिन गडकरी

केंद्रीय मंत्री नितिन गडकरी ने कहा कि पूरा देश केरल की जनता के साथ कंधे से कंधा जोड़े खड़ा है. हमने फैसला किया है कि जो हाईवे डैमेज हुआ है वह जल्द से जल्द रिपेयर हो, क्योंकि रोड अच्छे हो जाएंगे तो राहत बचाव कार्य में तेजी आएगी. उन्होंने कहा कि बड़े पैमाने पर सामाजिक संगठनों की तरफ से भी मदद मिल रही है. यह संकल्प बड़ा है. केरल की जनता अलग नहीं है. हम केरल को पूरा सहयोग करेंगे. उन्होंने कहा कि हमने एक फैसला किया है कि जहां ज्यादा बारिश होती है वहां सेमेंट-कंक्रीट रोड का निर्माण करेंगे, ताकि नुकसान कम से कम हो.



गीतकार जावेद अख्तर. 

मदद के लिए फंड कम नहीं पड़ना चाहिए: जावेद अख्तर

गीतकार जावेद अख्तर ने कहा कि हम उनकी तकलीफ नहीं समझ सकते हैं जिनपर यह गुजरा है. अभी एक चीज सबसे ज्यादा जरूरी है जिसपर कोई बात हुए बगैर वहां देना चाहिए वह है फंड की कमी. पानी उतरने के बाद तबाही और बड़ी हो जाएगा अगर समय रहते हम काम नहीं करते है. कई तरह की बीमारी फैलने का खतरा है. हमें एक नागरिक की तरह सिर्फ फंड ही नहीं बल्कि हर तरह से मदद कर सकते हैं. आज उनके सामने घर की समस्या है.


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मेघालय के मुख्यमंत्री कोनराड संगमा.

केरल का दुख हम सबका दुख है: कोनराड संगमा

केरल में आई भीषण बाढ़ से मची तबाही पर मेघालय के मुख्यमंत्री कोनराड संगमा ने कहा कि केरल में जो हुआ उसकी कल्पना किसी ने नहीं की होगी. केरल का दुख हम सबका दुख है, इसलिए हमें एक साथ मिलकर मदद करनी चाहिए. उन्होंने कहा कि जलवायु परिवर्तन की वजह से इस तरह की घटनाएं सामनें आ रही हैं. आज जो केरल में हुआ वह कल किसी अन्य राज्य में भी हो सकता है. 


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केरल के मुख्यमंत्री पिनरई विजयन.

केरल को फिर से बनाने की जरूरत: पिनरई विजयन

केरल के मुख्यमंत्री पी विजयन ने कहा कि बाढ़ की वजह से राज्य को बड़ा नुकसान हुआ है. सड़क, बिजली, पानी, पर्यटन, शिक्षा और स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्र में सबसे ज्यादा नुकसान हुआ है. केरल में जनजीवन को दोबारा पटरी पर लाने के लिए हमें मदद की जरूरत है. हमनें केंद्र सरकार से भी मदद मांगी है. उन्होंने कहा कि हमें इस त्रासदी से उबरने के लिए पूरे देश से भी मदद मिल रही है. हमें एक बार फिर से नई शुरुआत करनी होगी.



केंद्रीय मंत्री केजे अल्फोंस.

जिंदगी को पटरी पर लौटने में समय लगेगा : केजे अल्फोंस

केंद्रीय मंत्री केजे अल्फोंस ने कहा कि केरल में हालात बेहद खराब है. राज्य में खाने-पीने और मेडिकल सुविधाओं की खासी कमी है. इसके अलावा बाढ़ की वजह से जगह-जगह सड़क और बिजली के खंभे टूट चुके हैं. इस वजह से इन इलाकों में रहने वाले लोगों को कई तरह की समस्या से जूझना पड़ रहा है. उन्होंने कहा कि सब कुछ ठीक होने में अभी लंबा समय लगेगा.



छत्तीसगढ़ के मुख्यमंत्री रमन सिंह.

रमन सिंह ने लोगों से मदद की अपील की

छत्तीसगढ़ के मुख्यमंत्री रमन सिंह भी इस मुहिम का हिस्सा बने. कार्यक्रम से जुड़कर उन्होंने लोगों से केरल की मदद करने की अपील की. उन्होंने कहा कि लोगों से जितना भी बन पाए, मदद करें. मैं एनडीटीवी को इस मुहिम शुरू करने के लिए धन्यवाद करता हूं.



युवा सेना प्रमुख आदित्य ठाकरे.

सभी को साथ खड़े होने की जरूरत: आदित्य ठाकरे

युवा सेना प्रमुख आदित्य ठाकरे भी NDTV-टाटा स्काई की मुहिम का हिस्सा बने. उन्होंने कहा कि यह सिर्फ केरल का नहीं, बल्कि राष्ट्रीय त्रासदी है. हम सभी को एक साथ खड़े होने की जरूरत है.



मणिपुर के मुख्यमंत्री एन बीरेन सिंह.

केरल में जो हुआ वह बड़ी त्रासदी: एन बीरेन सिंह

मणिपुर के मुख्यमंत्री एन बीरेन सिंह भी कार्यक्रम का हिस्सा बने. उन्होंने केरल की बाढ़ को लेकर अपनी संवेदना जताई. उन्होंने कहा कि यह एक बड़ी त्रासदी की तरह थी. इस त्रासदी के सामने आने के बाद मणिपुर ने भी केरल की मदद के लिए दो करोड़ रुपये दिए थे. उन्होंने कहा कि मैं अन्य देशवासियों से भी केरल की मदद के लिए अपील करता हूं. आज केरल को हम सभी की जरूरत है. 



केरल का दुख हम सभी का दुख है : रवीना टंडन

अभिनेत्री रवीना टंडन ने कहा कि हम सभी को एक साथ आकर केरल की मदद करनी चाहिए. व्यक्तिगत स्तर पर भी मदद केरल के लोगों के काफी मददगार साबित हो रही है. हमें और आगे बढ़कर मदद करनी चाहिए. उन्होंने कहा कि लोग अपने घरों से निकलकर केरल में मदद पहुंचा रहे हैं जो सराहनीय है.



मनीषा कोईराला, जावेद अख्तर और राणा दग्गुबाती

केरल में लोगों को हर छोटी चीज की जरूरत: राणा दग्गुबाती

फिल्म अभिनेता राणा दग्गुबाती ने कहा कि केरल में बाढ़ की वजह से जो कुछ हुआ उसकी कल्पना भी नहीं की जा सकती है. हमनें इस तबाही के तुरंत बाद ही लोगों की मदद करने की हर संभव कोशिश की. उन्होंने कहा कि अभी भी केरल में लोगों को छोटी से छोटी चीजों की जरूरत है. इसके लिए पूरे देश को एक साथ आने की जरूरत है. उन्होंने कहा कि वहां लोगों को मेडिकल की सुविधा बेहतर तरीके से उपलब्ध कराने की जरूत है. पानी के उतरने के बाद कई तरह की बीमारियों के सामने आने का खतरा है. 



अभिनेता जिमी शेरगिल.

जितना भी हो सके मदद करें: जिमी शेरगिल

अभिनेता जिमी शेरगिल ने कहा कि सबसे ज्यादा फोकस हमारा इसी बात पर होना चाहिए कि सभी लोगों को आगे आकर जितना भी हो सके केरल के लोगों की मदद करनी चाहिए.



बॉलीवुड अभिनेत्री मनीषा कोईराला. 

केरल के लोग मनोबल बनाए रखें: मनीषा कोईराला

बॉलीवुड अभिनेत्री मनीषा कोईराला ने कहा कि केरल पर एक प्रकोप आया है. केरल के लोग अपना मनोबल बनाए रखें. मैं सभी लोगों से अपील करती हूं कि केरल के लोगों को संकट के इस घड़ी में मदद करें. 



ऑस्कर विजेता रेसुल पुकुट्टी.

केरल के लोग सिर्फ मदद पर निर्भर हैं : रेसुल पुकुट्टी

ऑस्कर विजेता रेसुल पुकुट्टी ने कहा कि जिस समय हमनें केरल में बचाव कार्य शुरू किया था उस समय गजब की तबाही थी. आज भी जब आप केरल जाएंगे तो आपको तबाही के निशान दिख जाएंगे. पानी उतरने के बाद कई जगहों पर चार से पांच फीट कीचड़ जमा है. घर पूरी तरह से तबाह हो चुके हैं. आम लोगों के पास कुछ भी नहीं बचा है. वह सिर्फ मदद पर निर्भर हैं. 



केरल में जो कुछ हुआ वह दिल तोड़ने वाला: अभिषेक बच्चन

बॉलिवुड अभिनेता अभिषेक बच्चन ने कहा कि केरल में जो कुछ भी हुआ वह दिल तोड़ने वाला है. भारतीय फिल्म इंडस्ट्री सबसे पहले वहां पहुंचता है जहां कुछ जरूरत होती है. 



स्टॉक ब्रोकर और प्रदीप भावनानी ने 5 करोड़ रुपये का दान दिया

प्रदीप भावनानी ने 5 करोड़ रुपये का दान दिया

स्टॉक ब्रोकर और उद्योगपति प्रदीप भावनानी ने केरल बाढ़ पीड़ितों की मदद के लिए 5 करोड़ रुपये का दान दिया. उन्होंने कहा कि मानवता का कोई धर्म नहीं होता है. हमें इस समय यह देखना है कि केरल को मदद कैसे करें. सरकार को 2 हजार 600 करोड़ जो केरल को जरूरत है उसे देना चाहिए. केरल के पुनर्निर्माण के लिए वहां टोटल 20 हजार से 30 हजार करोड़ की जरूरत है. यह छोटा अमाउंट नहीं है. 



केरल में बाढ़ पीड़ितों की मदद के लिए हिताची इंडिया ने 27.5 लाख रुपये का दान दिया.



स्पाइस जेट के चेयरमैन अजय सिंह ने केरल बाढ़ पीड़ितों की मदद के लिए 1 करोड़ रुपये की मदद दी.



गायक तोची रैना.

गायक तोची रैना भी NDTV-टाटा स्काई की इस मुहिम का हिस्सा बने. उन्होंने कहा कि प्रकृति हम सभी के अंदर है. बदलाव लाना और प्राकृतिक संसाधनों को पुनर्जीवित करना हमारे हाथों में है.



हुंडई मोटर्स इंडिया लिमिटेड के एमडी और सीईओ वाईके कू.

हुंडई मोटर्स इंडिया लिमिटेड के एमडी और सीईओ वाईके कू ने केरल में बाढ़ पीड़ितों की मदद के लिए 22 लाख रुपये का दान दिया.

जितना हो सके मदद करें: श्रुति हसन

अभिनेत्री श्रुति हसन ने कहा कि केरल में रहने वाले लोगों की मदद की कोई सीमा नहीं है. अगर आप एक किलो चावल ही दान करना चाहते हैं तो दान जरूर करें. आपके द्वारा दिया गया एक किलो चावल भी किसी जरूरतमंद का पेट भर सकता है. 



गायिका कनिका कपूर.कनिका कपूर की लाइव परफॉर्मेंस

कार्यक्रम के दौरान गायिका कनिका कपूर ने भी अपनी परफॉर्मेंस दी. उन्होंने अपना मशहूर गाना ‘चिटिया कलाइयां वे..’ भी गाया. 



अपनी पेंटिंग के साथ आरव.

आरती अग्रवाल ने खरीदी आरव की पेंटिंग

मुहिम में शामिल होकर आरती अग्रवाल ने बाढ़ पीड़ितों के लिए तीन लाख रुपये का दान दिया. उन्होंने यह राशि आरव की पेंटिंग को खरीदने के लिए खर्च की. आरव ने यह पेंटिंग बाढ़ पीड़ितों की मदद के लिए बनाई थी. वह चाहते थे कि इस पेंटिंग को बेचकर उन्हें जो भी पैसा मिलेगा वह उसे दान करेंगे.



केरल में जो हुआ वह अकल्पनीय: अजय सिंह

स्पाइस जेट के चेयरमैन अजय सिंह ने केरल बाढ़ पीड़ितों की मदद के लिए 1 करोड़ रुपये की मदद दी. अजय सिंह ने कहा कि केरल बाढ़ पीड़ितों के लिए उनकी कंपनी भी मदद का हाथ आगे बढ़ा रही है. उन्होंने कहा कि बाढ़ की वजह से मची तबाही से उबरने के लिए केरल को अभी लंबा समय लगेगा.


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Kremlin Calls Facebook’s Allegations of Disinformation Campaign Puzzling

The Kremlin on Wednesday rejected allegations from Facebook that Russia’s GRU military intelligence service had been using the social media site to run disinformation campaigns, saying it did not understand the basis for such accusations.

Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet collectively removed hundreds of accounts tied to an alleged Iranian propaganda operation on Tuesday, while Facebook took down a second campaign it said was linked to Russia.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call that Facebook’s Russia-related allegations made no sense to Moscow and said they looked similar to previous groundless allegations from other sources like Microsoft.

“They are all trying to outdo one another with their statements which all look like carbon copies of one another,” said Peskov.

“There is no supporting explanation and we do not understand on what they are based.”

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