PM Modi pays tributes to Biju Patnaik on birth anniversary
Friday, 5 March 2021 A freedom fighter and a prominent regional satrap who was a key member of the anti-Congress alliances for decades, Patnaik served as Odisha chief minister twice and was also a Union minister.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on March 05 paid floral tribute to his father and former CM Biju Patnaik on his 105th birth anniversary at BJD headquarters in Bhubaneshwar. Biju Patnaik served twice as the Chief Minister of Odisha. He died on April 17, 1997.
Popular Tamil comedian Vivek died on Saturday. The 59-year-old comedian died in the early hours at a private hospital here and he was cremated following a 24-gun salute by Tamil Nadu police while his fans and people bid him tearful adieu. PM Modi offered condolences to the actor's friends and family. Watch the full video for more details.
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi said the government must reconsider its priority for vaccine candidates by reducing the immunization age to 25 years and above as also all younger persons with at-risk health disorders like asthma, angina, diabetes, kidney and liver diseases and other similar ailments. She alleged that some other states have received "preferential treatment and relief". Watch the full video for more details.
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the country, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi asked Centre to lower the COVID vaccine age eligibility to 25 and above. "India has already exported nearly 6.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to other countries. Considering the highest infection rate in the world in our own country, shouldn't vaccine export be held back and priority given to our citizens? Government must reconsider its priority for vaccine candidates by reducing the immunisation eligibility age to 25 and also to those young people with at-risk health disorders like asthma, angina, diabetes, kidney and liver diseases," questioned Congress president.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across India, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi alleged that BJP ruled states have been receiving preferential treatment in terms of medical equipment. "Some of our chief ministers told me that they were left with a few days of vaccines. They had no oxygen and they were running out of ventilators. But there has been a thundering silence on the part of the government. On the contrary, some other states of interests to the BJP have been receiving preferential treatment in terms of equipment etc," said Congress president.
STF arrested one person and seized a pangolin after a raid near Abhimanpur village in Cuttack district. Case registered under multiple sections of IPC as well as Wildlife Protection Act. The pangolin will be handed over to forest officials. These mammals fetch high prices in black market.
Three tribal women were killed after rain triggered landslide in Odisha's Koraput where they were collecting white soil. The incident took place on April 16 and also left one person injured. The mishap took place in Podaguda which comes under Potangi police limits of Koraput district.
Nation remembered former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on her 73rd birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes to the former AIADMK veteran for her services to people...
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