While speaking to media in Patna on July 09, the Health Minister of Bihar, Mangal Pandey spoke on video posted by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav alleging mishandling of bodies in Nalanda Hospital in Patna. He said, "The hospital authorities have informed me that misinformation is being spread. Hospital is following all protocols."
District Magistrate of Patna, Kumar Ravi ordered that Patna will remain under lockdown from 10th July to 16th July. "In view of growing cases of coronavirus in Patna, we have decided to impose lockdown from 10th July to 16th July. All private and government offices, commercial establishments which are not under essential commodity will remain close. Hospitals will run as usual and wearing masks is compulsory in all public places. Religious places of worships will also remain closed to avoid spread of coronavirus," said DM.
Patna Medical College issued an order to deploy six doctors, three nurses, and a ventilator at the official residence of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, after Secretary of the Health Department directed the hospital to do so as a precautionary measure against COVID-19. While speaking to ANI in Patna on July 07, the leader of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Tejashwi Yadav said, "When CM's sample is sent for COVID-19 test, reports are received in 2 hours. But in case of common men, it takes over 5-7 days." "Now CM residence has been turned into a ventilator-equipped hospital, while poor people are suffering due to lack of medical facilities," he added.
The Director General of Police of Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey, commented on Kanpur shootout and appealed to the people to not encourage the "culture of crime" and "hero-worshipping" of criminals. "Should we offer prayers to him," asked DGP Pandey and added, "It is such a shame that such seasoned criminals went away after killing 8 policemen. Will he escape this time as well?" He also asked if Vikas Dubey was a tiger, or like Bhagat Singh, Netaji and Ashfaqullah Khan. He also said that Bihar Police is with Uttar Pradesh Police, and will find the criminal as soon as possible.
Bihar Assembly's opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led government on July 2 during an event, while also admitting the mistakes done during the rule of his father and former CM Lalu Prasad Yadav. The RJD leader said, "We were in power for 15 years, but I was not there, I was small then. No one can deny that during Lalu ji's tenure he did not do social justice. In these 15 years, we may have also done mistakes and we apologise for them" On Nitish Kumar, RJD leader questioned Nitish Kumar on the fulfilment of promises made by him over providing employment, stopping getaway and improving the condition of farmers.
Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Yadav on June 30 slammed Nitish Kumar government over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent address to the nation. Taking a jibe at Kumar over state's preparation to fight COVID-19, he said that Bihar government is the most laggard state when it comes to COVID testing. He blamed that Bihar government is preparing for upcoming Assembly Election rather than fighting coronavirus.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the India Global Week 2020 said that Indians have the spirit to achieve what is believed to be impossible. He also said that his government is laying a red carpet for all global companies to come and establish their presence in India."India remains one of the most open economies in the world. We are laying a red carpet for all global companies to come and establish their presence in India. Very few countries will offer the kind of opportunities India does today," said PM "When India talks of revival it's revival with care, with compassion, which is sustainable both for environment and economy. Indians have the spirit to achieve what is believed to be impossible. No wonder that in India, we are already seeing green-shoots of economic recovery," PM Modi added. The three-day virtual conference, being held from July 09 to July 11, themed 'Be The Revival: India and a Better New World'.
While speaking to ANI in the national capital on July 09, the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel clarified on Ministry's decision to open monuments. "All monuments were allowed to open from July 06 but Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) are very clear, everyone will have to ensure safety and follow local administration guidelines." "If a monument is in red zone and state government disagrees to it, our approval doesn't mean it will open. State government's consent is essential." "In Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI's) virtual conference they said it takes months and years (to get approval for shooting). It is natural that it will be difficult for people of film industry to go to other countries. They should follow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advice and go to 15 destinations within country in three years," Prahlad Patel added. "I have requested them to go to the north-east and Himalayan states. We will coordinate. I have told them to file application, we will form a strategy. If they apply online, we might permit them within 15-20 days."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address at the India Global Week 2020, a virtual conference being organised by India. "Vaccines made in India are responsible for 2/3rd of the vaccine needs of the world's children. Today also our companies are active in international efforts for development and production of COVID19 vaccine," said PM Modi. "I'm certain that India will have an important role in developing and in scaling up production of the vaccine once it is discovered," PM Modi added.
Equity benchmark indices extended early gains in the afternoon session on July 09 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is seeing green shoots of economic recovery. "The story of global revival will have India playing a leading role," he said at the India Global Week Summit. The BSE S and P Sensex closed 409 points or 1.12 per cent higher at 36,738 while the Nifty 50 ticked up by 108 points or 1.01 per cent at 10,813.Except for Nifty FMCG which slipped by 0.3 per cent, all sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green with Nifty metal up by 1.9 per cent, financial service by 1.6 per cent, PSU bank by 1.2 per cent and private bank by 1.1 per cent.
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