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President Smt. Draupadi Murmu launched the campaign ‘My Bengal, Addiction Free Bengal’ under the ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ organized by Brahma Kumaris at Raj Bhavan, Kolkata today (August 17, 2023). Speaking on the occasion, the President said that drug abuse is a matter of concern for society and the country. Due to these addictions, the youth are not able to choose the right direction in their life. This is very worrying and there is a need to work on all fronts in this matter. He said that this situation can be improved through spiritual awakening, healing, social solidarity and political will. The President lauded organizations like the Brahma Kumaris for discussing such issues and working towards their resolution.

President Draupadi Murmu today commissioned the latest warship ‘INS Vindhyagiri’ at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited Shipbuilding Center on the banks of the Hooghly River at Khidarpur in Kolkata. The advanced stealth frigate INS Vindhyagiri is the sixth warship of the Project 17A frigates. The state-of-the-art warship will be fitted with the latest equipment and will undergo extensive trials before being handed over to the Indian Navy.

Dr. Tredos Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Secretary-General of WHO, today inaugurated the first World Health Organisation’s Global Summit on Traditional Systems of Medicine, organized to bring together experts of traditional systems of medicine from all over the world on a single platform, in Gandhinagar. In his address, the WHO Secretary-General lauded India’s historic initiative in the field of traditional medicine and said that we can make the world healthier through traditional, complementary and integrated medicine.

Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has said that his party has saved democracy and the Constitution, that is why people like Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have been able to occupy the posts of Prime Minister and Home Minister.

Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav targeted the BJP and said that there is corruption in every scheme of his government.

Around 500 trucks are stranded on the Imphal-Jiribam National Highway-37 due to landslides triggered by heavy rains blocking some parts of the vital road link. Media reports quoted officials as saying that landslides occurred between Irang and Awangkhul-2, Khongsang and Awangkhul, and Rangkhui village in the mountainous Noney district on Wednesday, blocking the NH-37, leaving almost laden and evacuees stranded. 500 trucks were left stranded.

National General Secretary of Samajwadi Party Shivpal Yadav has said that BJP is changing the law to win elections. They say that a special law regarding election management is being made by the BJP-led NDA government at the Center to influence elections.

State Bank of India is planning to open 300 new branches across the country in the current financial year. At present State Bank has 22 thousand four hundred five branches in the country. The Bank has 235 branches and offices working abroad.

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