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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a $4.2­million redevelopment project for the 200 ­year­ old Sri Krishna temple here, and said it manifested the strong ties between India and Bahrain. Mr. Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the key Gulf nation, offered prayers at the Shreenathji temple, the oldest temple in the region, and bought prasad with a RuPay card, which he launched in the UAE on Saturday.


The project also envisages a facility for hosting Hindu weddings, in line with the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority’s initiative to make the Kingdom a hub of Indian weddings. “There will also be knowledge centre as well as a museum attached to the temple,” . The Thattai Hindu Merchants Community, said: “We are fortunate to have the Indian Prime Minister visit the temple amidst its 200th year celebrations.” The temple corridors will be adorned with paintings by various Indian and Bahraini artists and people of all faiths are welcome. Nearly 3,50,000 Indian nationals, mostly from Kerala, live in Bahrain.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred with Order of Zayed, UAE’s highest civilian award by Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Saturday.



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Chippiparai, the native breed of Southern Tamil Nadu, is an ace runner and hunter.

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  • The dog is an aquiline snout, a slender and streamlined body with long legs and the tail extending like a snake is an ace runner and hunter.
  • The Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli, has embarked on creating a database of the Chippiparai, which has already gained distinction as a universal donor of canine blood.
  • The microchips which cost around Rs.600 were implanted in 100 and collected blood samples from 151 dogs that attended the master health check-up and free anti-Rabies vaccination camp.
  • Microchipping is mandatory for dogs that are members of the Kennel Club of India (KCI) and the initiative of the Tirunelveli College has gained Chippiparai a status on a par with elite exotic dog breeds in the country.
  • The microchip with unique identification number will help establish the ownership.
  • Creation of a database which collect the blood of Indian breeds and would go a long way in helping dogs that require blood.


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