Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted the nation on the occasion of various festivals being celebrated across the country today and said that different festivals signify India’s vibrant cultural diversity.
“Across India we are marking different festivals which signify India’s vibrant cultural diversity. My greetings on these festivals,” tweeted the Prime Minister.
Extending the Makar Sankranti greetings, PM Modi shared a picture message which said, “Greetings to all of you on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. May this festival associated with the worship of nature bring in good health and happiness in everyone’s life.”
The Prime Minister also greeted people on the occasion of Uttarayan. “Have a wonderful Uttarayan,” he tweeted.
In another tweet, PM Modi wished people on the occasion of Bhogi and said, “Bhogi greetings to everyone. May this special festival enrich the spirit of happiness in our society. I pray for the good health and well-being of our fellow citizens.”
Further, the Prime Minister extended his greetings on Magh Bihu. “Magh Bihu greetings to you all. I pray that this festival enhances happiness and prosperity in everyone’s lives,” tweeted PM Modi.
Extending his greetings on the occasion of Pongal, PM Modi tweeted, “Pongal is synonymous with the vibrant culture of Tamil Nadu. On this special occasion, my greetings to everyone and especially the Tamil people spread all over the world. I pray that our bond with nature and the spirit of brotherhood in our society are deepened.”
The festivals of Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan mark the harvesting season of crops as the winter season ends and ushers in the spring. People enjoy the fruits of a good harvest and celebrate these festivals which also underline the need to preserve the environment.
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On Thursday, regulators Trai said that telecom operators would have to provide recharge plans with a validity of 30 days for pre-paid customers.
The step is expected to reduce the number of recharges done by a customer during a year.
Currently, telecom operators provide recharge plans with a validity of 28 days, leading to thirteen recharges during the year for customers who look for monthly recharge.
“Every telecom service provider shall offer at least one plan voucher, one special tariff voucher and one combo voucher having a validity of thirty days,” Trai said in a notification.
The notification mandates mobile phone service providers to provide one plan voucher, one special tariff voucher and one combo voucher, which shall be renewable on the same day of every month.
Further, telecom companies have been ordered to comply with the order within 60 days from the day of notification of the rules.
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Ganderbal Police along with the teams of 24 Rashtriya Rifles and 115 Batallion of CRPF on Friday arrested three terrorists who are allegedly affiliated with proscribed outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the Resistance Front (TRF), said a statement by the Indian army on Saturday.
Two pistols, three magazines, and two Chinese grenades were recovered from the accused persons, added the statement.
The three were identified as Faisal Manzoor, a resident of Braripora Shopian, Azhar Yaqoob, a resident of Zaipora, Shopian, and Nasir Ahmad Dar, a resident of Begam Kulgam, as per the statement.
“During preliminary questioning, the three revealed their affiliation with proscribed outfit LeT/TRF and indulgence in various terror-related activities in the district,” said the statement.
An FIR had been registered and further investigation is underway.
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