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Tamil Nadu BJP Chief among new governors appointed in five states

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New Delhi: The Tamil Nadu BJP chief Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan and former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya were included in the list of five new Governors announced by President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday.

Dr Soundararajan has been appointed the Governor of Telangana, while Bandaru Dattatreya has been put in charge of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Kalraj Mishra.

After being appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh, Bandaru Dattatreya said: “I am thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well as Home Minister Amit Shah that they have given this responsibility to me as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh and I will work as per the Constitution.”

However, Kalraj Mishra, who was the Governor of Himachal Pradesh, has been asked to take charge of Rajasthan, replacing Kalyan Singh. Besides, former Union minister Arif Mohammed Khan, who extended support to the incumbent government bill against Triple Talaq, has been appointed the Governor of Kerala and Bhagat Singh Koshyari as the Governor of Maharashtra.

On being appointed as the Governor of Kerala, Arif Mohammad Khan said: “It’s an opportunity to serve. I am fortunate to be born in a country like India which is so vast and rich in diversity. It’s a great opportunity for me to know this part of India, which forms boundary of India and also called god’s own country.”

Of the five states that got a new Governor, Maharashtra is the only one going for state elections later this year.

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IRCTC is starting its luxury train ‘Golden Chriot’ from tomorrow

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IRCTC, the online ticket booking arm of Indian Railways, is going to start services of its luxury train Golden Chariot once again. Officials said that we would like to inform you that IRCTC is going to conduct the voyages through Golden Chariot again from tomorrow on 14 March 2O21. The train operated by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) was temporarily closed last year due to a lack of passengers.

According to IRCTC, three packages have been kept on the train. This train will start from Bengaluru and return to Bengaluru via Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Goa. The booking of which can be done through the official website of the luxury train.

The Golden Chariot is equipped with padded furniture, renovated rooms and bathrooms, new linen and cutlery. This luxury train also has a smart TV with a Wi-Fi facility. Apart from this, security features like CCTV and fire protection have also been upgraded in the train. The food menu of the train has also been prepared in a new way. All safety standards will be followed in the wake of corona infection.

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