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Jan 23, 2023

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

PM Modi highlights government’s efforts to declassify Netaji’s files

Attempts were made to suppress Netaji Subash Chandra Bose’s contribution towards India’s freedom struggle but the entire nation is remembering him today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday after unveiling the model of proposed memorial dedicated to the iconic freedom fighter. PM Modi said that the entire nation, right from Delhi and Bengal to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is paying tribute to Netaji by preserving heritage associated with him. Read more

PM Modi names 21 largest unnamed Andaman & Nicobar islands. Find out names here

Twenty-one large unnamed islands of Andaman and Nicobar were named on Monday after Param Vir Chakra awardees in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Parakram Diwas. He also unveiled the model of the National Memorial dedicated to Netaji to be built on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, earlier known as Ross Islands. Read more

Mohan Bhagwat draws parallels between ideologies of Netaji and RSS

Congress and Netaji had different paths to follow back then but the destination was same, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday said at an event in Kolkata’s Shaheed Minar, marking 126th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose. During his address, Bhagwat urged everyone to instill Netaji’s qualities in themselves and to “bring his dreams, that remained unfulfilled, to fruition”. Read more

‘Assess situation, take steps needed’: Kejriwal urges Centre on mass layoffs

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to the central government to take adequate measures as many top IT firms are resorting to retrenchment amid recession fears. A large number of tech firms have been laying off employees while the global economy is yet to recover from the aftermath of the pandemic, which wreaked havoc worldwide. “A large number of youth are being laid off in the IT sector. The central government needs to assess the situation in India and take required steps,” Kejriwal said in a post in Hindi. Read more

After mass layoffs, thousands of Indian techies struggle to find new jobs in US

Thousands of Indian IT professionals in the US, who have lost their jobs due to the series of recent layoffs at companies like Google, Microsoft and Amazon, are now struggling to find new employment within the stipulated period under their work visas following the termination of their employment to stay in the country. Read more

Jacqueline Fernandez gets clicked at Mumbai event in printed saree and embroidered blouse: Fashion hit or miss?

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez stepped out in Mumbai to attend the press conference for Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2023. The paparazzi clicked Jacqueline at the event, dressed in a printed saree and a quirky embroidered blouse. The star chose a navy blue and white printed six yards styled with a contrasting multi-hued blouse and minimal accessories. Check out Jacqueline’s snippet from the event inside and find out if it is a fashion hit or miss. Read more

Ae Watan Mere Watan: Sara Ali Khan turns a freedom fighter clad in khadi saree, watch teaser

The first look of Sara Ali Khan from the Prime Video original movie Ae Watan Mere Watan was unveiled on Monday. She dons a new, unseen look for her role. Sara plays the character of a valiant freedom fighter in the film directed by Kannan Iyer. It is said to be a thriller-drama inspired by true events. Read more

‘Ravi was furious. MS hadn’t made even a token attempt at target’: When Shastri blasted Dhoni for his slow innings

Former India fielding coach R Sridhar’s recently published book, ‘Coaching Beyond: My Days with the Indian Cricket Team’ has been filled with lot of anecdotes, insights and makes startling revelations as well, which gives readers a peek into the Indian dressing room. The most recent of those anecdotes includes the incident where former India head coach Ravi Shastri, during his tenure with the team in 2018, was left fuming at MS Dhoni for his sluggish knock during the ODI series against England in 2018. Read more