Bengal cop received Rs 168 crore in coal mining scam, ED tells court
Wednesday, 7 April 2021 () A special court in Delhi on Wednesday extended the custody of Ashok Mishra, officer-in-charge of Bankura police station in West Bengal, in what is being seen an important turn in the politically sensitive coal smuggling case allegedly involving Trinamool politicians.
Ahead of the sixth phase of voting in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held massive roadshows. While the BJP leader held a rally in Habra, the Trinamool Congress chief led a roadshow in Kolkata. Many participants at the rallies didn't follow Covid protocol, failing to maintain social distance. Some didn't even wear face masks. Watch the full video for more.
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From the Indian Railways planning new Oxygen Express trains, to 20 patients escaping from a care centre in Uttarakhand - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. The central government said that India became the fastest to inoculate 12.2 crore, a feat achieved in 92 days. Maharashtra, Delhi, Punjab, and Rajasthan saw record spikes in new cases. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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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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Former police commissioner and BJP candidate from Debra constituency Bharati Ghosh alleged that her polling agent was not being allowed to enter a polling booth in Nowpara area. She alleged that her polling agent was gheraoed by goons and said that similar incidents were also happening in other areas. ‘In Barunia, voters are getting threatened. They are getting threatened before entering the booth. The election commission should ensure free & fair elections,’ Ghosh said. Voting is underway in a total of 30 assembly constituencies from the districts of South 24 Parganas, Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and Purba Medinipur. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Polling began at 7 am for 30 seats in the second phase of West Bengal assembly elections. Voters queue outside polling stations to cast their votes amid tight security. The second phase also includes voting in the high-profile seat of Nandigram. Voting, which will continue till 6.30 pm, is underway with adherence to Covid-19 protocols. Elections are being held in Purba and Paschim Medinipur, Bankura and South 24 Parganas. More than 75 lakh voters will decide the fate of 191 candidates in 30 constituencies. All eyes are on Nandigram where Mamata Banerjee is taking on her ex-aide Suvendu Adhikari. West Bengal is voting in eight phases for 294-seats, votes will be counted on May 2. Voting also began for 39 seats in the second phase of assembly elections in Assam. Fate of 345 candidates, including 26 women, is being decided by over 73.44 lakh voters. Over 73.44 lakh voters will exercise their franchise in booths spread over 13 districts. A total of 310 companies of security forces have been deployed to carry out strict vigil. The three-phase Assam elections will conclude on April 6, votes will be counted on May 2.
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Second phase of polling commenced in West Bengal on April 01. In this phase, total of 30 assembly constituencies will go to polls from the districts of South 24 Parganas, Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and Purba Medinipur. Out of the 171 candidates in the fray 152 are men and the remaining are women. Among the candidates, all eyes are on the two most prominent figures, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari contesting from Nandigram constituency. Security personnel were deployed on polling booths.