Blair attends holocaust anniversary
Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair joined Holocaust survivors Thursday to mark the 61st anniversary of the liberation of the former Nazi concentration Auschwitz-Birkenau.
The prime minister and his wife, Cherie, were in Cardiff, Wales, to mark Britain's sixth annual Holocaust Memorial Day. They were joined by men and women who helped to hide and rescue those facing persecution at the hands of the Nazis.
Survivors and witnesses of other cases of genocide - including the slaughter of tens of thousands in Rwanda - were also among those who attended.
Blair told the audience that the Holocaust was an incomparable evil. "Nothing compares to the Holocaust, not in the intensity of its evil, not in the ghastly scope of its inhuman ambition and in the fact that for a time it threatened to engulf our entire world," he said.
Enter your email to get our daily newsletter in your inbox
- The biosphere reserve spread over an area of 5569 sq km contributes 38% of the total protected area network in Odisha. It is also one of the oldest tiger reserves in the country having the largest zone of Sal trees.
- For the first time, junior commissioned officers (JCOs) and jawans are taking part in the top conference, as reported by Hindustan Times on Wednesday.
- According to the IMD's forecast, Friday and Saturday may see higher daytime temperatures that could rise to 39 degrees Celsius.
- A police officer said that the complainant's status as witness in the case of alleged sexual exploitation against former minister Ramesh Jarkiholi is also unclear.
- On Wednesday, the Centre had submitted a note prepared by Department of Financial Services (DFS) which did not agree with the Court’s suggestion to create additional courts as a solution to curb high pendency of Section 138 cases.
- Indore was ranked the ninth-best city among cities with over a million population.
- Pradhan, who has written at least three letters to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik demanding immediate implementation of 27 per cent quota for OBC category, in a statement said that his demand for reservation in jobs and education remain unaddressed till date.
- General Bipin Rawat said the Indian armed forces face greater challenges than any other military in the world and India urgently needs to bring about structural reforms in higher defence and operational organisations.