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‘Big Day For Us’, Indian Americans On Rishi Sunak Elected As British PM

‘Big Day For Us’, Indian Americans On Rishi Sunak Elected As British PM

India scripted history after Indian Origin Rishi Sunak took charge as the new British Prime Minister yesterday. Canadian Parliamentarian Chandra Arya greeted Rishi Sunak and congratulated him for being the first-ever Indian to become United Kingdom’s Prime Minister. On Tuesday, Indian Americans celebrated the swearing-in of Mr Sunak and said that it was a big day for the Indian diaspora. “This was a big Diwali present for the diaspora. Rishi was already on the Indiaspora government leaders list, and we welcome him and wish him well as he takes office!” said MR Rangaswami, founder of Indiaspora. Britishers, who ruled India for more than 200 years, now have an Indian leader is no less than a victory in itself. Rishi Sunak, being elected the new UK PM, places India more strongly in world politics. Sampat Shivangi, who chairs the Mississippi State Board of Mental Health, said: “What a proud moment for an Indian to see Rishi occupying the highest seat of power… just 75 years ago, Britons were the rulers of colonial India,” Rishi Sunak is the first ever South Asian origin to hold a top post in the United Kingdom, the first Hindu and the youngest to hold the position.

Congress Elect Mallikarjun Kharge Set To Take Charge As Party President Today

Congress elect Mallikarjun Kharge is all set to take charge as the Chief of the Congress party. It is a historic day for the party as Mr Kharge would be the first ever non-Gandhi to hold the top position in the party in nearly two and a half decades. At the Presidential Elections held last week, Mallikarjun Kharge defeated Congress leader Shashi Tharoor by a huge margin. Mr Kharge will be replacing Interim Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi today. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who backed out of the Congress Presidential race, said: “Till the last minute, efforts were made to make Rahul Gandhi the party president as only he can challenge (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi and the government. Today is a new beginning. We congratulate Mallikarjun Kharge ji and will work to strengthen the party,” Today morning, Mallikarjun Kharge visited Rajghat in Delhi to pay tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatama Gandhi. Madhusudan Mistry, Chairman of the Congress Central Election Authority, will be handing over the election certificate to Mr Kharge at the event. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi are likely to attend the event today in Delhi.

Cyclone Sitrang in Assam: 1000+ People Affected; Several Houses And Crops Damaged

Nearly 1000+ people in over 80 villages have been facing the wrath of Cyclone Sitrang in Assam. Cyclone Sitrang has caused extremely heavy rainfall and storm in Assam, affecting several houses and damaging around 325.501 hect of crops. As per the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, 1146 people have been affected by Cyclone Sitrang. Several houses in Bamuni, Boraligaon, Kaliabor and Sakmuthia tea estate areas have been damaged due to the storm. However, no casualties have been reported so far. On Tuesday, the Indian Meteorological Department informed that Cyclonic storm Sitrang has now weakened into a depression over northeast Bangladesh, north-northeast Agartala and south-southwest Shillong. IMD had predicted widespread thunderstorms, lightning and extremely heavy rainfall in Tripura. 

Chhath Puja 2022: Preparations Underway At Delhi’s Oldest Chhath Puja Ghat in ITO

Preparations have begun at Delhi’s oldest Chhath Puja Ghat ITO under the PWD and Delhi Chhath Puja Samiti for the upcoming festival of Chhath. During the festival, people worship the sun god and this year, the Chhath Puja will be celebrated between October 28-31. Delhi Chhath Puja Samiti Vice President Anil Singh said that the committee would be organising cultural programmes and bhandara for devotees this year. The Vice President added that the Samiti is expecting a large flow of devotees this year as people would be celebrating the festival in full swing after 2 years of restrictions due to the covid-19 pandemic. “We met the District Magistrate. Delhi Police, Civil Defence and our Delhi Chhath Puja Samiti workers will be available all the time, and CCTV will also be fitted at every place for surveillance of the rush,” added Mr Singh. Chhath Puja is an auspicious festival celebrated in Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is a four-day-long festival which starts with the Nahai Khai ritual and ends with Usha Arghya. 

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