From Moscow to Chennai: Students recall journey of half-occupied flight chartered by Sonu Sood
Thursday, 6 August 2020 Just like many of his touching gestures in recent times, this time also, he outdid himself. Sonu Sood chartered a flight for 100 medical students from Moscow to Chennai on Wednesday, thus facilitating their safe and direct repatriation.
Bollywood actor Sonu Sood arranged smartphones for students in Haryana’s Panchkula. Students were not able to attend online classes due to poor network and unavailability of smartphones. Sonu Sood provided phones to around 20-25% of students of Government Senior Secondary School in Morni, Haryana. Sonu also spoke to students on a video call. Watch the full video for more details.
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Bollywood actor Sonu Sood along with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) chairman Karan Gilhotra distributed smartphones to students of Government Senior Secondary School. Smartphones were distributed to students on August 25 at Koti block in Morni village of Haryana's Panchkula. The facility was provided to students who did not have access to smartphones or laptops to attend online classes. Both addressed the students in a virtual event after delivering smartphones. Sonu Sood and Gilhotra have initiated a drive to facilitate the online education of underprivileged students. While speaking to media, the Principal of Govt Sr. Sec School, Pawan Jain, said, "There are about 190 students in the school who do not have a smartphone. Some students have to travel miles to reach out to other students who have smartphones. In the first batch, 40 students will get smartphones."
After a video of two girls ploughing a farm was widely shared on the internet, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood once again stepped to help the needy family. Actor gifted them a tractor. Their father Nageswara Rao, who used to run a tea stall for the past 20 years, was left with no source of income due to the lockdown. He decided to return to his native village Rajuvaripalle to do farming. Sonu Sood has been on forefront to help needy amid crisis from sending back stranded migrant labourers to arranging flights for Indians stuck abroad.
Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has been discharged from the hospital in Berlin where he has been treated after falling ill on a domestic flight in Siberia last month. The German government says he was poisoned with the nerve agent, Novichok. Emer McCarthy reports.
India and China have been engaged in a tussle at the LAC in Ladakh since May 2020. After the tussle turned violent in Galwan valley, leading to casualties on both sides, talks have been underway but no headway has been made. The Defence and Foreign Ministers of the two countries have also met in Moscow to discuss the border situation. The Chinese Army has made several aggressive moves, attempting to change the status quo unilaterally in the past few months. Each time Indian forces have responded in equal measure to push back the Chinese. Indian Special Forces also managed to capture key strategic heights on the Southern banks of Pangong Tso in late August, giving Indian forces a key advantage. So what are the options on the table for India to tackle China’s nefarious designs at the LAC? Lt General DS Hooda(Retd) tells Hindustan Times’ Aditi Prasad that India has the option of using special forces across the border. He added that if the situation arises, India has the ability to carry out cross-LAC operations. Watch the full video for all the details.
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India and China will hold Corps Commander level talks for the 6th time since June 2020. The talks are aimed at resolving the simmering situation at the LAC in Ladakh. The first five Corps Commander level talks have not been able to make much headway. However, coming in the backdrop of the high level meetings between Foreign and Defence Ministers of India & China in Moscow, there is some optimism about the latest talks. The Defence Minister had told Parliament that has tried on several occasions has tried to alter the status quo through aggressive means in at the LAC in Ladakh. He had also added that China has not honoured any of the agreements reached so far during talks at various levels. The latest round of talks also come as Indian Air Force conducted familiarization sorties of the recently acquired Rafale jets in Ladakh. So what impact will the Rafale jets have on the situation at the LAC? How will it boost India’s chances against the Chinese PLA? Watch Lt General (Retd) DS Hooda answer all these questions.
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A mishap occurred during celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday in Chennai on September 17. Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party had collected helium balloons as part of the festivities. However, sparks from fireworks reportedly led to an explosion in the balloons. Over 30 BJP workers were reportedly injured in the incident and had to be rushed to a hospital. Their injuries were minor, as per reports. The BJP observed 'seva saptah' or service week to mark PM Modi's birthday. He turned 70 on September 17 and tweeted that what he wants on his birthday is for people to follow Covid precautions like wearing face masks and following social distancing. Watch the full video for more.
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Actor Sonu Sood, who had amid the lockdown helped many migrant labourers who were jobless and often without shelter reach their villages, has now extended help to students who need to travel for their..