Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP at PM Modi's rally at Brigade Ground in Kolkata. The DMK has allotted 25 seats to ally Congress for next month's elections in Tamil Nadu. The national party has also been allotted the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat that would go for bypolls following the death of Congress MP Vasanthakumar. Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday advised the people of his Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar to "beat up with bamboo sticks" those officials who appeared insensitive to their concerns. As the temperatures are soaring in the poll bound Bengal, West Bengal Agriculture Minister Tapan Dasgupta stoked a controversy by threatening voters that they would lose water and electricity if they did not vote for him in the elections. Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet-activist who has been in jail for over two years in the Koregaon-Bhima case, walked out of the Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital.
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The body of Dadra and Nagar Haveli MP Mohan Delkar was found in suspicious condition at a south Mumbai hotel on Monday. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led a rally of around 200 tractors in Kerala's Wayanad today to protest against the centre's farm laws and questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the farmers' protests in the country. Schools in Haryana will reopen for students of Classes 3 to 5 from Wednesday. The department issued orders for reopening of government and private primary schools in the state after they were closed for almost a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Bombay High Court on Monday granted bail to activist Varavara Rao on medical grounds. Rao is an alleged in the Elgaar Parishad case. Active coronavirus cases in India increased by 4,421 in 24 hours for the first time in 17 days and register the steepest overall increase since end-November.
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PM Modi said India is exporting defence equipment to more than 40 countries and is working towards becoming one of the world's biggest exporters; The Congress government in Puducherry has collapsed after losing its majority and Chief Minister V Narayanasamy will resign; 81-year-old Varavara Rao who has been in jail for over two years in the Koregaon-Bhima case, was granted bail for 6 months by the Bombay HC on medical grounds. All this and more news at 2 pm.
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Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet-activist who has been in jail for over two years in the Koregaon-Bhima case, was granted bail for six months by the Bombay High Court today on medical grounds. He is currently undergoing treatment at Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital where was admitted by the Maharashtra government following the high court's intervention. Rao has been asked by the court to remain in Mumbai and be available for investigation whenever needed.
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The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the petitions filed by the Maharashtra government and its former home minister Anil Deshmukh challenging the Bombay High Court order directing a preliminary enquiry by the CBI into the allegations of corruption and misconduct levelled against him by former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh. The bench in its order stated, "Nature of allegations and personas involved needs an enquiry by an independent agency. It is a matter of public confidence. We are not inclined to entertain this. dismissed." "They are closely working together till they fall apart, both holding a particular position. Then should the CBI not investigate?" the bench asked. Watch the full video for more details.
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Soon after the Bombay HC directed the CBI to conduct a preliminary inquiry within 15 days into the corruption allegations against Anil Deshmukh. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh resigned on Monday hours. Anil Deshmukh’s resignation from the post of Maharashtra home minister has triggered a fresh wave of turmoil in the ruling Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi. However, if sources are to be believed, the NCP already has a leader lined up to replace Anil Deshmukh. Dilip Walse Patil, the current minister for labour, and excise, will most likely replace Anil Deshmukh as Maharashtra home minister.
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Journalists recall release of CRPF jawan by naxals in Chhattisgarh. The abducted CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh was released by naxals. Manhas was brought to the CRPF camp in Bijapur after he was released. “A press note was released saying that the government is preparing a team for mediation. Bastar IGP was informed; a two-member team was formed. Maoists asked us to come with the team formed by the government. 35-40 maoists were present, several adivasis were present there. The soldier was released in our presence and handed over to us,” a journalist said. Another said, We went to the place where the soldier was kept. Soldier is healthy but he is mentally troubled. He told me that he got lost during the ambush. Maoists said that they were leaving him on humanitarian grounds. They (maoists) said that the soldier be sent back home. Bringing back the soldier was everyone’s responsibility.”
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Family members of missing CoBRA jawan urged the government to take action and ensure his release. This comes after Maoists claimed that the missing CoBRA commando is in their custody. Maoists also sought the appointment of a mediator to whom he could be handed over. Constable Rakeshwar Singh Manhas went missing after the gunfight along Chhattisgarh’s Sukma-Bijapur border. Meanwhile, Rakeshwar’s family along with locals blocked the Jammu-Akhnoor highway. Demanding his release, the family alleged that neither the Centre nor the state governments are taking action to bring the jawan back. The CoBRA jawan was part of a squad that had gone for an anti-Naxal operation on Friday. As many as 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the fierce gunbattle.
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The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
India continues to battles with the second wave of coronavirus. Maharashtra continues at the top list of the states and UTs, as the state has reported 61,695 new COVID cases, 53,335 recoveries and 349 deaths in the last 24 hours. While state's capital (Mumbai) has reported 8,217 fresh COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths and 10,097 recoveries today. Meanwhile, India's national capital has registered 16,699 new coronavirus cases, 112 deaths and 13,014 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Bollywood celebrities were snapped in the 'dream city', Mumbai. Soha Ali Khan was seen with hubby Kunal Kemmu in Mumbai. The duo was spotted post clinic visit in Juhu. Actor Rakul Preet snapped in Bandra. She will be next seen in 'Attack' alongside John Abraham. Meanwhile, actor Soni Razdan got papped at Mumbai airport.
A police case has been registered against Aligarh Muslim University alumnus Sharjeel Usmani over his speech at the recent Elgar Parishad 'controversial speech'. The conclave was held in Maharashtra's..