Amid oxygen crisis across the country, Assam has signed MoUs with three manufactures of liquid oxygen in the state. While speaking to ANI, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on April 27 said, "We have signed MoUs with three manufactures of liquid oxygen. These three plants will give us 10.5 MT oxygen per day. With this, our total capacity has gone up to 66 MT."
Exchange of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) between India and Bangladesh was held in Dhaka in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina. PM Modi also handed over a representational key of 109 life-saving ambulances to Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka. He also gave a representational item of India's gift of 1.2 million COVID vaccine to Bangladesh. Bangladesh PM Hasina presented a gold and a silver coin to PM Modi. The coins were released on the occasion of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. She also handed over a silver coin released on the occasion of 50th anniversary of Bangladesh's Independence.
The reconstruction work of a dharmashala at Budhanilkantha began with Indian assistance in Kathmandu on Thursday, according to the Embassy of India in Nepal. Deputy Chief of the Embassy of India to Nepal Namgya C Khampa and Sushil Gyawali, Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority of Government of Nepal jointly laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of dharmashala at Budhanilkantha Temple, Kathmandu. Reconstruction of the dharmashala at Budhanilkantha is third of the 28 cultural heritage conservation and restoration projects being undertaken with a reconstruction of Nepali Rs 5800 million committed by the Indian government for the cultural heritage sector. All the 28 sites were identified by the Nepal government and both India and Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard in August 2017, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) stated. The Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is the implementing agency. The dharmashala at Budhanilkantha is expected to facilitate the visit of pilgrims and tourists visiting this sacred temple. The event was attended by Swami Nigamananda, Mathadhish of Temple, Laxman Khadka, Chairman, Budhanilkantha Management Committee and others. India has been working with Nepal for the restoration of cultural heritage projects in past too. We have long cultural similarities, cultural heritage to preserve for the future generation.
The Supreme Court directed CBI to probe the role of ex-cops in former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan's arrest in the '2018 ISRO scientist alleged spying case'. He said, "It's a fabricated case. J Rajasekharan Nair helped me in all aspects even when I was jailed in 1994. In his book 'Spies from Space', he has questioned the case."
With the arrest of accused Raj Kumar Saigal, Thakurdas Mondal, and Munna Lal, Crime Branch of Delhi police busted the Kolkata-based gang of cheaters, indulged in the "Rice Puller" scam. Accused persons formed many companies, all based in Kolkata, West Bengal. These alleged companies further made some brokers across India. The task of such brokers was to search potential parties and lure them to purchase their antique precious rare metal "Rice Puller". The accused persons demanded money from innocent people in the name of testing of such radioactive material by ISRO and DRDO claiming to be an expensive process. A Delhi-based businessman was duped by the gang to the tune of approx. Rs 11 lakh. In this regard, police registered a case, and an investigation was taken up. During the course of the investigation, on the basis of scrutiny of CDRs of suspected mobile numbers and tip-off, the police team conducted raids at Kolkata and Faridabad and arrested all three accused. Further investigation of the case is in progress.