Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by saying that her criticism of Election Commission (EC), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has led to her abusing her own party's polling agents now. He said that CM Banerjee is so desperate that she is defaming Bengal's voters. "Didi abuses EC, CAPF, EVM.. to the extent, that Didi is abusing her own party's polling agents now. She is so desperate that she is defaming Bengal's voters. Didi, o Didi! People of Bengal don't expect you to have sensitivity anymore," he said. Voting was conducted for the fourth phase of assembly elections in Bengal on April 10.
Reacting to the firing incident in WB's Cooch Behar where four people died during polling for the fourth phase of assembly elections, TMC leader Saugata Roy on April 10 said, "Why did the Central Armed Police Forces fire? Where do they get this audacity of firing on common voters? That is the main question. This is a part of a conspiracy and we do not think that the PM is out of this conspiracy. This is an effort to intimidate voters." At least 4 people were killed and four got injured in the firing in WB's Cooch Behar today.
As several states in India are undergoing elections amid rise of COVID-19 cases, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) continue to perform duties to ensuring law and order situation. CAPF ADG (Medical) Dr Mukesh Saxena said that central forces are on their toes to keep COVID at bay. "CAPFs have been deployed in large numbers in Assam, Bengal, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu. No COVID cases among CAPFs deployed in poll-bound states, Maharashtra has reported cases where jawans have tested COVID positive," said Dr Mukesh Saxena.
As West Bengal gears up for the second phase of polling, while speaking to ANI on March 31, the District Magistrate (DM) of Purba Medinipur District, Smita Pandey said, "Central Police Forces (CPF) is conducting route march. For second phase, we have 3,210 polling booths in 1,937 premises for 22.82 lakh voters." "Section 144 imposed in Tamluk and Nandigram to avoid any untoward incident," she added.
The second wave of COVID has ravaged the country and the cases are continuously increasing in Jammu and Kashmir as well. Amid the devastation, DRDO in association with JandK administration started construction of 500-bedded COVID hospital in Budgam. All beds will be supported with supply of medical oxygen. There will be 125 fully-equipped ICU beds for COVID patients and 50-double room accommodation facility for doctors and paramedics staff. Locals appreciated this step of govt and extended full support towards it.
Indian Navy ships are bringing medical oxygen from various foreign destinations. INS Talwar reached Mangaluru with 40 metric tonnes of oxygen from Bahrain. INS Kolkata is en route from Kuwait with similar cargo. INS Airavat is bringing oxygen cylinders and ISO tanks from Singapore. Meanwhile, India's defence tech firm DRDO, set up an oxygen plant at AIIMS, Delhi. Four more plants are planned at hospitals in and around the national capital. India is facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen amid the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Watch the full video for more.
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DRDO is setting up oxygen plant in AIIMS Trauma Center on May 05. This plant has a capacity of 1000 liters of oxygen per minute and at a time it will cater to 190 patients. DRDO will be setting up five medical plants in Delhi and Haryana under PM-Cares fund. PM-Cares have allotted funds for the installation of 500 medical oxygen plants across the country.
In a viral video from Ahmedabad's Navapura village, a massive crowd of women was seen violating COVID protocols as women headed to offer prayers at the Baliyadev Temple. Without ensuring social distancing, women gathered at one place with earthen pots on their head. Police has taken action against 23 people including village sarpanch.
At least 18 people died after fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Gujarat's Bharuch. The massive blaze broke out in Covid-19 ward of the hospital at 1 am on Saturday. There were around 50 other patients at the 4-storey Welfare Hospital when fire broke out. Bharuch SP, Rajendrasinh Chudasama said, “A fire broke out at a Covid hospital in Bharuch due to a short circuit. As per our preliminary report, at least 12 patients have died due to fire.” Meanwhile PM Modi has expressed grief over the loss of lives and offered condolences to families of victims. CM Vijay Rupani announced Rs 4 lakh assistance for the kin of the deceased in hospital fire. The hospital is situated on Bharuch-Jambusar highway, around 190 km from Ahmedabad. Around 50 patients were rescued by locals, firefighters & shifted to nearby hospitals.
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In a beautiful scenario, COVID patients were seen offering prayers and remembering God during this tough time of coronavirus at SVP Hospital in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. Doctors and nurses also accompanied them in praying. The whole environment of the hospital looked calm.
The 'Royal Challengers Bangalore' was seen at the Mumbai airport as they're travelling to Ahmedabad for their next match with 'Delhi Capitals'. The match will be held at Narendra Modi stadium on April 27. Meanwhile, 'Rajasthan Royals' is all set to lock horns with 'Mumbai Indians'. They're travelling to Delhi as match is scheduled to be held on April 29 at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.
With India's healthcare system under unprecedented pressure, and an acute shortage of key supplies like medical oxygen and remdesivir drug costing lives, six friends in Rajasthan's Kota have started a creditable undertaking. Chandresh Gehija, Ravi Kumar, Ashish Rajawat, Bharat Samnani, Deepak Ambani, and Gauram Godyani have turned four cars into 'mini-hospitals' with oxygen supply and air conditioning facilities. Watch the full video for more.
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Singer Sonu Nigam inaugurated the blood donation camp organised by Ameet Satam's Adarsh Foundation at Bharatmata Hall, Vidyanidhi campus in Juhu. He donated blood and urged his fans to donate blood amid the second wave of COVID-19. The singer became the first blood donor of the two-day camp set up in Juhu and he also motivated the youth to donate blood before taking the vaccination. Sonu Nigam had tested COVID positive earlier.
In wake of COVID-19 spread, testing has been ramped up by governments. A long queue was seen at Moradabad Railway Station as people waited for health officials to arrive and begin the testing. People complained that they have been standing in queue since morning but administration is delaying the testing process. Later, lab technician informed that due to unavailability of transport, they could not reach on time.