The 89th edition of Mann ki Baat will be broadcast today at 11 am. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited ideas for this edition of the talk. PM Modi had shared a booklet based on last month’s episode of Mann ki Baat containing interesting articles on topics discussed in the programme. Taking to Twitter, he said, “I have been getting numerous inputs for the #MannKiBaat programme next week. Happy to see youngsters share their views in large numbers. Here is a booklet on last month’s episode containing interesting articles on the topics discussed.”
As Russia asserted progress in its goal of seizing the entirety of contested eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin tried Saturday to shake European resolve to punish his country with sanctions and to keep supplying weapons that have supported Ukraine’s defence. The Russian Defense Ministry said Lyman, the second small city to fall this week, had been completely liberated by a joint force of Russian soldiers and Kremlin-backed separatists, who have waged war for eight years in the industrial Donbas region bordering Russia.