Highlights of India Today Hindi 31st March 2021, issue:
Cover Story: Water Special
Boond Boond Prayas
The country is staring at a grave water crisis unless we get our act together, and fast. Even seven decades after Independence, just over a third of India’s 191 million rural households have access to tap water. A nation’s hope now rides on the ambitious Jal Jeevan Mission.
Upfront: Bengal Ki Jung
Nandigram Ka Sangram
Two campaign hoardings dominate the scenery—one from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) that reads ‘Bangla nijer meye kei chaye (Bengal wants its own daughter)’ and another from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), proclaiming ‘Nandigramer bhumiputra Suvendu (Nandigram’s son of the soil, Suvendu)’. These mark the road to the highest-voltage contest of the 2021 assembly election—the battle for Nandigram between chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her former minister Suvendu Adhikari.
Ye Aag Kab Bujhegi
Fire in Simlipal national forest area is dangerously spreading towards core area. All efforts to control fire go in vain.
Sabse Bada Ulat Fer
State governments not getting GST compensation from central government and guarantee for this will expire in 2023. After this they have to manage their losses on their own. States taking loan continuously and this will further create problems.
Special Report: Odisha
Tezabi Jakhmon Par Marham
Acid victim women are living in hell but in a rare case one woman got new lease of life. Pramodini got his life partner Saroj and both married. Inspiring story of this couple will surely make change in mindset of society towards acid victims.
Khulega To Dekhenge…Darshak
Unaffected of recent Covid wave, Bollywood films shooting going on fast pace. They assuming when Covid will weaken within 2-3 months viewers will rush for popular entertainment destination-Cinema hall. Akshay Kumar finished many films. Production houses weighing their releasing options.