Yamini C S | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
The invitation card of a seminar organised by the Inia-China Friendship Association Karnataka chapter has triggered a fresh row as former chief minister Siddaramaiah’s name has been mentioned as one of the chief guests of the event. The topic of the seminar is — Interference of US imperialist in the internal affairs of the People’s Republic of China. “If anyone had any doubt that CONgress works for China, this will clear their doubt,” BJP leader CT Ravi tweeted attacking the Congress. Siddaramaiah clarified that he had declined the invitation for the event scheduled tomorrow. “It is surprising to see my name despite declining it,” he tweeted.
“I declined to participate as my party’s & my position are against the agenda of the program,” he said.
Apart from Siddaramaiah, Dr H C Mahadevappa, former deputy CM of Karnataka was listed as the guest of honour, while Rajya Sabha MP Dr L Hanumanthaiah and former minister of Karnataka PGR Sindhia, who is the president of ICFA National, are named as the speakers of the event.
The seminar, which would be held at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath on Kumarakrupa road, would also be presided by K Srinivas Gowda, also a former minister of Karnataka and the president of ICFA in Karnataka. The event would start at 10am on Sunday and also host a Chinese photographic exhibition till 5 pm from Sunday to September 3.
Delhi: 3 caught red-handed slaughtering stray bull, arrested after gunfight
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Vedic Planetarium, world’s largest temple, to open in Bengal | 10 things to know
The countdown to the opening of what has been billed as ‘the world’s largest religious monument’ – the Temple of Vedic Planetarium in Bengal’s Mayapur district – continues. The temple – 130 km from Kolkata – will also serve as the headquarters of the International Society of Krishna Consciousness. It will also offer a tour of parts of cosmic creation. It will also be among the tallest Hindu temples in the world.
Uttarakhand: 23-yr-old dies by suicide after failing in Agniveer recruitment
A 23-year-old man from Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand allegedly died suicide on Wednesday night after he faced disqualification in the ongoing Agniveer recruitment in the state, said a senior official. The deceased returned home from an ongoing Agniveer recruitment rally in Kotdwar under the Army Recruiting Office, Lansdowne on Wednesday after he failed to get selected in his last attempt, said Satpuli sub-divisional magistrate (SDM), Sandeep Kumar.
4 of family killed as SUV skids off road in Shimla district
Four members of a family were killed and one was seriously injured after the SUV in which they were travelling skidded off the road and rolled down 100 metres before hitting the bed of the Hamlati rivulet in the Pulbahal area of Chopal sub division in Shimla district late on Friday. The SUV rolled down 100 metres before hitting the riverbed, killing the victims on the spot.
Jharkhand: 3 suspended Cong legislators stare at disqualification from assembly
Three suspended Congress legislators, who were arrested in Kolkata on July 30 with cash that was allegedly paid for toppling the Hemant Soren government, are now facing disqualification from the Jharkhand assembly. Speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto has issued a notice to the three legislators– Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kacchap and Naman Bixel Kongari–seeking their clarification by September 1 on the complaint against them.