South Asian Insider
ogi Adityanath’s father cremated in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand CM pays tributes
Yogi had said yesterday that he would not attend his father’s funeral to honour the lockdown provisions. (News Agencies) The last rites of Anand Singh Bisht, father of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, were conducted in Rishikesh on Tuesday in the presence of close family members, Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and other ministers. Yogi could not attend the funeral due to the nationwide lockdown and the last rites were conducted by the deceased’s youngest son Mahendra Bisht. The mortal remains of 90-year-old Bisht reached his ancestral village in Pauri Garhwal on Monday evening in an ambulance from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi, where he succumbed earlier in the day after undergoing treatment for the past three months. The UP chief minister had made it clear yesterday that he would not attend the funeral of his father as he was duty-bound to stay in the state while a national lockdown to fight coronavirus was in place. Anand Singh Bisht once worked with the Uttarakhand forest department as a range officer and used his knowledge of the area and the people very well as a social worker after retirement. Rawat paid tributes to the departed soul at Phoolchatti in Pauri Garhwal district and consoled the bereaved family. “The loss of social worker like Anand Singh ji will always be remembered by the state. The work done by him towards society will always be remembered. May God gives strength to the bereaved family to bear this loss,” said Rawat. Ritu Khanduri, a legislator from Yamkeshwar block in Pauri Garhwal from where Bisht hailed, said that despite his old age, Bisht’s enthusiasm for helping people never saw any decline.
Covid-19 cases re-surge in Maharashtra, other states follow
By Susmita Ghosh The presence of a new strain of the Covid-19 virus is reported in India, especially in Maharashtra where the coronavirus cases are o...
Oil price in India soars, 4 states offer relief
By Susmita Ghosh In order to rein in the soaring prices of petrol and diesel, four states have cut taxes in recent days. This resulted in giving some...
Civil Servants Union Wants UK High Court Intervention In Priti Patel Bullying Case
(Insider Bureau)- The union for senior civil servants in the UK, First Division Association (FDA), wants the High Court to overturn UK Prime Minister...
Stimulus vote Friday morning?
What that means for the $1,400 check timeline The first milestone vote on the stimulus package is set for Friday, which brings the delivery date fo...
A budget for a 'project finance economy'
This year's budget revealed the mindset of a confident and unapologetic India. In this newspaper, on January 22, I had argued for the need for develo...
Farmers didn't insult Tricolour, Chinese army sitting in India did: Shiv Sena tells PM Modi
Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana on Wednesday said that the Indian flag was not insulted and it was intact when the farmer's agitation reached the ...
Lok Sabha adjourned repeatedly as opposition continues protest over farm laws
(News Agencies)- With opposition members demanding a separate discussion on the new farm laws, Lok Sabha proceedings were adjourned repeatedly on Wedn...
No propaganda can deter India's unity, Amit Shah on international comments backing farm stir
(News Agencies)- Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday slammed international celebrities for commenting on ongoing farmers' stir in India. The s...
Indian-American Bhavya Lal Appointed Acting Chief Of Staff Of NASA
Bhavya Lal served as a member of the Biden Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for the agency and oversaw the agency's transition under the adm...
Biden Revokes Trump Rule Ending Work Permit For H-1B Holders' Spouses
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technica...
© All rights Reserved. The south Asian, Published Weekly from New york.