At meeting with PM Modi, Mamata asks about efficacy of Covid vaccines
Monday, 11 January 2021 () West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked about the efficacy of the two Covid-19 vaccines which the Centre has decided to use during the nationwide inoculation drive and enquired why states were not given any option to choose between the two.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is ready to protect humanity with two 'Made in India' Covid-19 vaccines. He added that India was continuing to play its role as the 'world's pharmacy'. The prime minister was addressing the virtual inaugural session of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention. "In...
The BJP has said that the party will not project a Chief Ministerial face in West Bengal. BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya said that BJP never projects a Chief Ministerial face in states that it is not in power. He added that a decision on the Chief Ministerial candidate would be arrived at after discussions between the chosen MLAs. He further hit out at CM Mamata Banerjee’s criticism calling the BJP worse than Naxalites. Vijayvargiya said that the people of the state are watching and added that the BJP does not need certificate from Mamata Banerjee. Watch the full video for all the details.
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In the recent times, Kashmiri youth have chosen art to express their thoughts. A 19-year-old girl Ritambra from Kathua district has astounded everyone with her artwork. Without any guidance from teacher, Ritambra has mastered in sketching. Her constant source of encouragement has been her parents and sibling. During COVID induced lockdown, she got a chance to shine her art and now she has become a sensation. From former President APJ Abdul Kalam and PM Narendra Modi to sports and film celebrities, Ritambra has made portraits of several known personality. Ritambra's father Sukh Dev Singh wanted her to join a professional filed but after seeing his daughter's skills, Singh motivated and encouraged her to sharpen the art form. Ritambra has become an inspiration for girls sitting idle in their homes to come up with their talent and skill.
From India’s vaccination drive to fire at Serum Institute, here are the top updates on the pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi likely to get vaccinated in the second phase of the inoculation drive, as per reports. Reportedly, chief ministers above 50 will also get vaccine doses. Meanwhile, five people were killed in fire at Pune’s Serum Institute of India. PM Modi expressed anguish over the loss of life. The fire was reported from an under-construction building at SII’s facility. Also, health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that some people are spreading misinformation about vaccines. Calling it unfortunate, Harsh Vardhan said it has developed vaccine hesitancy. Watch the full video for more updates on the pandemic.
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Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Abhay Chautala met farmers protesting at Masani Barrage at Delhi-Jaipur Highway in Rewari, against the agricultural laws. He said, "PM shouldn't test farmers anymore. Instead of siding with capitalists, mistake should be realised and apology should be made. Promises to farmers should be fulfilled and Swaminathan report should be implemented. They should bring MSP Bill in this session itself." Farmers at different borders of Delhi are protesting against Centre's farm laws. The massive protest is nearing two months.
Ruling TMC in West Bengal alleged that BJP is sending BSF to threaten voters in border areas. TMC leader Firhad Hakim made the statement following a meeting with the Election Commission. Meanwhile, BJP's Dilip Ghosh said they have urged EC for the deployment of central forces during polls. Ghosh added that BJP informed EC about the abnormal rise in the number of voters. The full bench of EC, led by CEC Sunil Arora, arrived in the state on Wednesday evening. EC officials are on a three-day visit to Bengal ahead of the state assembly polls. Elections to 294 Assembly seats in Bengal are scheduled to take place in next few months.
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Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha on January 20 appealed to beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated by COVID-19 vaccines, amid apprehensions of their efficacy. "There is a need..