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News of the day: Modi inaugurates new Parliament building, Protesting wrestlers detained by Delhi police and many more

Here are the latest developments from India and abroad

Our Web Desk Published 28.05.23, 06:20 PM
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Parliament building on Sunday morning and installed the historic Sengol in the Lok Sabha chamber.

Dressed in traditional attire, Modi walked into Parliament premises from its Gate No. 1 and was welcomed by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday congratulated the people of India on the inauguration of the new Parliament building.

"PM @narendramodi Ji dedicated the new Parliament to the nation. The edifice is not only the place where people's aspirations will bloom to fruition but is also the marker of the beginning of India's journey towards excellence in every field in the Amrit Kaal," Shah tweeted with the hashtag #MyParliamentMyPride. Various other towering personalities of the society showered joyous reactions on their social media accounts amidst trolls and digs.

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Delhi police on Sunday detained Vinesh Phogat, Sakshi Malik and Bajrang Punia for violation of law and order after they breached the security cordon while trying to move towards the new Parliament building for a women's 'Mahapanchayat'.

Immediately after the wrestlers were pushed into buses and taken to an unknown location, the police officers began clearing the protest site.

On the other hand, a section of Jawaharlal Nehru University students alleged that the varsity authorities "prevented" them from taking part in the 'Mahila Maha Panchayat' by ramping up security on campus. 

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Opposition parties to meet in Patna on June 12 for 2024 Lok Sabha elections strategy session, reports NDTV.

The development comes as 20 Opposition parties, including the Congress, Left, TMC, SP and AAP, came together boycotted the inauguration of the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Four more people were arrested from West Bengal’s Jhargram district for their alleged involvement in the attack on senior TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee's convoy and also on the vehicle of state minister Birbaha Hansda, police said on Sunday.

“We have arrested Rajesh Mahato, his brother Rakesh, Shibaji Mahato and Anubhab Mahato in connection with the case. They were produced before a local court,” the officer said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar, saying his personality exuded strength and his fearless and self-respecting nature could not tolerate the mindset of slavery.

"Veer Savarkar's personality exuded strength and magnanimity. His fearless and self-respecting nature could not tolerate the mindset of slavery at all. Not only in the freedom movement, whatever Veer Savarkar did for social equality and social justice is remembered even today," he said.

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AAP convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met ailing party leader Satyendar Jain at a hospital here on Sunday and described him as a "brave man" and "hero".

Jain, who has been in Tihar Jail since his arrest by the ED in May last year in connection with a money laundering case, was on Friday last granted six-week interim bail by the Supreme Court, on medical grounds.

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Overcoming all the challenges arising out of the ethnic violence in Manipur, more than 3,300 candidates on Sunday appeared for the UPSC preliminary examinations at 12 designated centres here, an official said.

“Altogether, 4,051 candidates had registered for UPSC preliminary tests at 12 sub-centres in Imphal. However, due to the ongoing violence, 700 had opted to appear for the exam at centres outside the state" an official of the Manipur Public Service Commission said.

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India's top oil and gas producer ONGC has finally put a date for the much-awaited start of production from its KG basin gas field as it sought USD 12 price for the fuel it plans to deliver from June 15.

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) will produce 0.4 million standard cubic metres per day - a fraction of the planned output from the block that sits next to Reliance Industries' prolific KG-D6 area in the Bay of Bengal, from June 15 and will ramp it up to 1.4 mmscmd by February 5, 2024, according to tender document the firm floated, seeking bids for gas sales.

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Ajay Devgn-starrer "Drishyam 2" won the top prize of best picture at the star-studded IIFA Awards ceremony here that saw Alia Bhatt and Hrithik Roshan bagging the female and male acting trophies, respectively.

Producers Bhushan Kumar and Kumar Mangat accepted the best picture award for "Drishyam 2".

Alia Bhatt, who gave the ceremony a miss, was awarded best performance in a leading role - female for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Gangubai Kathiawadi”.

Hrithik Roshan lifted the IIFA trophy for best performance in a leading role - male for his work in the action-thriller film “Vikram Vedha”.

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The 76th film festival on the French Cote d'Azur saw a record number of female directors in the competition. The Palme d'Or for best film went to "Anatomy of a Fall," directed by Justine Triet.

The prestigious Cannes Film Festival's closing ceremony took place on Saturday, with a French thriller landing the event's top award.

This year's Cannes festival was marked by a record number of female directors, with seven of the 21 films in the competition made by women, including newcomers and long-established auteurs.

Justine Triet, 44, claimed the main prize, with "Anatomy of a Fall" awarded the coveted Palme d'Or for best film.

The film stars German actress Sandra Hüller as a writer who tries to prove her innocence after she is accused of her husband's death.

In her acceptance speech, Triet blasted the French government over the recent protests against president Emmanuel Macron.

"The country suffered from historic protests over the reform of the pension system. These protests were denied... repressed in a shocking way," she said.

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