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PM Narendra Modi addresed a rally on Saturday (March 20) in West Bengal’s Kharagpur and Assam’s Chabua.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 23:10
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New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi addressed a rally on Saturday (March 20) in West Bengal’s Kharagpur and Assam’s Chabua. The rallies were scheduled at 11:15 am and 2:30 pm respectively. The prime minister is going to hold the public rallies as a part of BJP’s campaign in the two poll-bound states. 

Joining the fight for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections, TMC leader Mamata Banerjee addressed three rallies on Saturday in Haldia, Khejuri and Panskura. West Bengal CM’s rallies were scheduled to be held at 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm respectively. 

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to rally in poll-bound Assam on Saturday (March 20). The Congress leader will be holding two public meetings, one at Bapuji Stadium in Jorhat and the other at Gohpur Higher Secondary School Ground, Biswanath district.

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20 March 2021, 22:57 PM

EAM agreed and emphasised that a strong relationship between the two democracies was not only important for both countries but for the rest of the world: ANI reported on the meeting between EAM Dr S Jaishankar & US Defence Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III.

20 March 2021, 22:54 PM

Welcomed US Defence Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III at Ministry of External Affairs. A wide-ranging conversation on the global strategic situation. Look forward to working with him on enhancing our Strategic Partnership: EAM Dr S Jaishankar

20 March 2021, 21:57 PM

4,36,75,564 vaccine doses have been administered in the country, as per the provisional report till 7 pm today. Total 16,12,172 vaccine doses were given till 7 pm today, the 64th day of nationwide COVID-19 vaccination: Ministry of Health.

20 March 2021, 21:56 PM

Former AIADMK MLA Muthuramalingam joins DMK party in presence of party president MK Stalin Muthuramalingam did not get a ticket from AIADMK to contest in the upcoming elections in Tamil Nadu.

20 March 2021, 20:23 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan a speedy recovery from COVID-19.

20 March 2021, 18:41 PM

As per a notification issued by Nagpur Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B, "all shops to remain open till 4 pm in Nagpur Municipal Corporation area from March 22 to March 31."

20 March 2021, 17:47 PM

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi released the party manifesto for Assam Assembly Elections 2021 at the party office in Guwahati.

20 March 2021, 17:14 PM

Japan's Meteorological Agency has lifted a tsunami advisory that was issued after an earthquake hit northeastern Japan early Saturday evening: Japanese Media, according to ANI

20 March 2021, 16:58 PM

NDA govt has built solid foundation for Assam's development in the last 5 years. Congress and its allies want to cash in on this & loot Assam. Hence, you must be cautious & remember that Congress would put anyone at stake for their benefit: PM Narendra Modi in Chabua, Assam.

20 March 2021, 15:16 PM

"Pakistan PM Imran Khan tests positive for COVID-19 and is self-isolating at home," ANI quotes Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination.

20 March 2021, 15:11 PM

Magnitude 7.2 quake rocks northeastern Japan.

20 March 2021, 14:04 PM

Four people died and one was critically injured in an explosion in Maharashtra at a chemical factory. the factory was situated in an industrial area in Ratnagiri district.

20 March 2021, 14:02 PM

Mansukh Hiren death case taken over by NIA. Formal order from MHA issued to NIA regarding this. This case was earlier being investigated by Maharashtra ATS: Official Sources

20 March 2021, 13:49 PM

Dattatreya Hosabale replaces Bhaiyaji Joshi as Sarkaryaavah (General Secretary) of RSS. During the 2nd and last day of Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha of RSS, Bhaiyaji Joshi stepped down as  Sarkaryavaah and after elections, Dattatreya Hosable was elected as new Sarkaryavaah.

Hosabale, 66, hails from the Shimoga district of Karnataka. He joined RSS in 1968. He was arrested during the emergency period. 

 

20 March 2021, 13:06 PM

We're determined to realise full potential of comprehensive global strategic partnership. Talks focussed on wide-ranging defence cooperation, expanding military to military engagement, info sharing & cooperation in emerging areas of defence & mutual logistics support, says Rajnath Singh.

20 March 2021, 13:06 PM

We also reviewed many bilateral & multilateral exercises and we agreed for increased cooperation between Indian military, US Indo-Pacific command, Centre Command & Africa Command. We've signed LEMOA, COMCASA & BECA agreements & we've agreed to realise their full potential, says Defence Minister while addressing the press.

20 March 2021, 13:05 PM

India has scaled a significant peak in its battle against COVID-19 pandemic. The total vaccination coverage has surpassed 4 crores. 4,20,63,392 vaccine doses have been administered through 6,86,469 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today, revealed Ministry of Health.

20 March 2021, 13:04 PM

I would like to express my deepest condolences for the tragic accident that killed an Indian Air Force pilot (Ashish Gupta), earlier this week, says US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III.

20 March 2021, 13:04 PM

Our relationship is a stronghold of free & open Indo-Pacific region. PM Modi stated India stands for freedom of navigation & freedom of overflight, unimpeded lawful commerce in adherence to international law. This reaffirms our shared vision for regional security, says US Defence Secretary.

20 March 2021, 13:02 PM

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defence Lloyd James Austin III issue joint statement.

20 March 2021, 12:22 PM

PM Narendra Modi: Congress, Left and TMC stalled West Bengal's development for decades. 

 

20 March 2021, 12:16 PM

PM Modi: Didi has wasted 10 very crucial years of the youth of Bengal. Her party is the school of cruelty, and its syllabus is Tolabaji, cut-money, syndicate and is a training centre for harassing and troubling people.

20 March 2021, 12:11 PM

PM Modi in Kharagpur, West Bengal: You have seen destruction by Congress and the Left. The TMC ruined your dreams. In the last 70 years, you gave opportunities to everyone but give us 5 years, we will free Bengal from the 70 years of destruction.

20 March 2021, 12:05 PM

PM Narendra Modi refers to WhatsApp, Instagram global outage and attacks Mamata Banerjee-led government. "WhatsApp, Instagram was down for 50 minutes, but there's no development in West Bengal from the past 50 years," says PM Modi.

20 March 2021, 12:04 PM

PM Narendra Modi: Agriculture, irrigation and cold storage facilities in this region will be made better. We'll also improve the healthcare facilities and rural roads. We'll ensure clean drinking water to every household in the region.

20 March 2021, 12:02 PM

PM Modi: I am proud that my party has leaders like Dilip Ghosh. 

20 March 2021, 12:00 PM

PM Modi: Your excitement reflects that Bengal will form a BJP govt after the Vidhan Sabha elections. A BJP govt is essential for a prosperous future of Bengal. 130 karyakartas from Bengal have laid down their lives in this struggle.

20 March 2021, 11:59 AM

We will bring development in West Bengal in 5 years: PM Narendra Modi

20 March 2021, 11:55 AM

'Bengal me is baar, BJP ki Sarkar', says PM Narendra Modi at Kharagpur

 

 

20 March 2021, 11:51 AM

20 March 2021, 11:42 AM

West Bengal: PM Modi arrives in Kharagpur, to address the public shortly.

20 March 2021, 11:13 AM

Delhi: US Secretary of Defence Lloyd James Austin III pays tribute at the National War Memorial - Watch.

20 March 2021, 11:12 AM

Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defence Lloyd James Austin III hold delegation-level talks at Vigyan Bhawan. CDS General Bipin Rawat and the three Services Chiefs are also present at the meeting.

20 March 2021, 11:11 AM

US Secretary of Defence Lloyd James Austin III accorded the Guard of Honour at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

20 March 2021, 11:10 AM

20 March 2021, 10:38 AM

India reported a massive surge of 40,953 COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. Country recorded the highest single-day spike in the last four months on Saturday (March 20) as per the government data. 

Now, India's total caseload stands at 1,15,55,284. The country also reported 188 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total number fatalities to 1,59,558.

20 March 2021, 10:05 AM

Three PAC women battalions to be established after three women warriors who sacrificed themeslves in India's freedom struggle - Rani Avantibai Lodhi, Uda Devi & Jhalkaribai. All formailities are complete, says CM Yogi Adityanath at an event on death anniversary of Rani Avantibai Lodhi. 

20 March 2021, 09:19 AM

Fire had broken out in New Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express at 6:45 am. The affected coach was detached. All passengers are safe. Train departed at 8:20 am, said Indian Railways authorities. (ANI)

20 March 2021, 09:16 AM

BJP is likely to release a manifesto for the upcoming Tamil Nadu and West Bengal Assembly elections today.

20 March 2021, 09:15 AM

West bengal CM and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee is also scheduled to address three rallies on Saturday in Haldia, Khejuri and Panskura. West Bengal CM’s rallies are scheduled to be held at 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm respectively. 

20 March 2021, 09:06 AM

PM Narendra Modi is set to address a rally on Saturday (March 20) in West Bengal’s Kharagpur and Assam’s Chabua. The rallies are scheduled to be held at 11:15 am and 2:30 pm respectively. The prime minister is going to hold the public rallies as a part of BJP’s campaign in the two poll-bound states.