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Major News and Events of 20 January 2018

What Happened on 20 January 2018


Kandla port in Gujarat to be re-named Deendayal Port

As per reports, the Cabinet has approved the renaming of Kandla port as Deendayal Port. Kandla Port is one of the 12 major ports in India. The port is in Gulf of Kutchch in Gujarat. The invaluable contribution of Panit Deendayal Upadhya is being remembered by the grateful nation by renaming the port. Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has provided approval to the renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port.

Two bombs found in Both Gaya Temple premises

Two cane bombs were found at the Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre in Bihar on Friday evening. The bombs were of 10 kilograms each and were found at gate number 4 of the Bodh Gaya Temple. The bombs were found just after a few hours after Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had finished his sermon and retired for the day. The Governor of Bihar Satya Pal Malik was also present at the Bodh Gaya Temple on Friday.




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