Trouble mounts for Maharashtra Shiv Sena Minister as opposition demands his resignation.
A top Shiv Sena leader has said that Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh will be asked to resign according to sources. The development has come after former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh on...
Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis accused Maharastra Police of harassing a Daman-based Remdesivir supplier for agreeing to supply a stock of the drug to the state on the request of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. “We had requested Bruck Pharma to supply a stock of Remdesivir vials to Maharashtra. They said they couldn't until permissions were given. I spoke with Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and got Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s permission. Tonight around 9 pm, the police arrested him," said Fadnavis. He added that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manjunath Singe told they had inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and they only wanted to verify the same. However, Singe refuted the allegations that the distributor was arrested. Watch the full video for more.
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BJP leader and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly, Devendra Fadnavis, has alleged that Mumbai Police on April 17 arrested a remdesivir supplier whom BJP had approached to supply the anti-viral drug to the state amid the surge in COVID cases. Fadnavis said, "Four days ago we had requested Bruck Pharma to supply us (Remdesivir) but they couldn't until permission was given. I spoke with Union Min Mansukh Mandviya and we got FDA's permission, but at about 9 pm, police arrested him (supplier)." LoP visited the police station where the supplier was held. "DCP told us that they received inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and wanted to verify the same. We showed them permission letter. He (DCP) said it wasn't communicated to them. Whatever happened was wrong," said Devendra Fadnavis.
Mumbai DCP retaliating on the allegations levelled by Maharashtra Assembly Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said that amid the rampant black marketing of Remdesvir, police was acting in "good faith" and only wanted to verify information provided by anonymous source. DCP Manjunath Singe said, "There's shortage of Remdesvir, and black marketing is rampant. We had got information about this storage facility. Acting in good faith, we only wanted to verify the inputs. He (supplier) was called for enquiry, it wasn't an arrest."
After resignation of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deskhmukh, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis said that more faces will be unmasked as soon as the investigation will be progressed in the allegations against Deshmukh. "Home Minister Anil Deskhmukh should have resigned at the moment he was blamed for the racket. I firmly believe that more things will come out now. This is like tip of iceberg. The moment the investigation progresses, more faces will be unmasked," said Devendra Fadnavis. Anil Deskhmukh resigned as Maharashtra Home Minister after High Court ordered probe in former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh's allegations against Deshmukh.
Amit Shah and Mamata Banerjee play blame-game on the Cooch Behar incident. NIA arrests Riyaz Kazi in Antilia Bomb case. CBI calls PAs of Anil Deshmukh for questioning in corruption case. Centre halts export of Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Uttar Pradesh government orders closure of all schools amid rising covid infections. Rahul Gandhi slams Centre, says ‘middle class is not satisfied’. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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UK Home Secretary Priti Patel has signed off on the order to extradite Nirav Modi, wanted in India on fraud and money laundering charges related to the estimated USD 2-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case, senior Indian diplomatic sources in the UK said on Friday. Modi, 50, who remains behind bars at Wandsworth Prison in southwest London, has 14 days to apply for permission to appeal against the Home Secretary’s order in the High Court in London. Back on February 25, the Westminster Magistrates’ Court had concluded that the diamond merchant has a case to answer before the Indian courts, leaving the sign off on the order with the Cabinet minister.
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The Home Secretary was asked how she would respond if a male colleague said the best way to deal with her was to 'pat her on her bottom and send her on her way', before being told it was a direct quote from Boris Johnson
Relatives of patients admitted to Delhi hospitals for Covid-19 treatment recounted their ordeal amid an unprecedented surge in cases. The patients' relatives said they found admission after being rejected by multiple hospitals. One of them claimed that 4 people were being housed on a single bed, while another stated that her relative had been asked to lie down on the floor, and was being denied food and water. Delhi saw 25,500+ new Covid cases in 24 hours, the highest single-day surge so far. Watch the full video for more.
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Following Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's summary of the grim situation regarding Covid-19, top doctor Rommel Tickoo spoke on the pressure on the capital's healthcare system. Dr Tickoo said that when cases rise exponentially, then any healthcare system in the world would come under pressure. He asked people to not wait to get admitted to a hospital of their choice, but 'grab' a bed wherever it's available. Watch the full video for more.
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Soon after Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, state minister and NCP leader Nawab Malik informed that Anil Deshmukh no more wanted to..
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