Congress leader Shashi Tharoor spoke on party leadership. He said that a clear cut decision as soon as possible would be ideal. Tharoor said that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi only needs to withdraw resignation to resume as party chief. Congress has been without a president after Rahul Gandhi's resignation. "I think we should be clear about our leadership going forward. I believe its unfair to expect Sonia ji to carry the burden. If Rahul is ready to resume leadership, all he has to do is withdraw resignation. The party will accept him as he was the incumbent president. Congress leaders asking how long can we carry on like this. We would ideally like a clear cut decision as soon as possible. Sonia Gandhi is not an absent leader, but she’s done this for a very long time. The party should inaugurate a process to identify a new leader," Tharoor said.
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Former Rajasthan deputy CM Sachin Pilot met Rahul and Sonia Gandhi amid political crisis in Rajasthan. Congress veteran leader Shashi Tharoor reacted on the current issue by saying that Congress party has every right to keep its brightest talents within it. "Congress party has every right to keep its brightest talents within it. I hope that he (Sachin Pilot) will come back and if the news is confirmed, I would be amongst those very happily welcoming and applauding it," said Tharoor.
Heavy rainfall in the national capital led to waterlogging in over 40 areas of Delhi. This was the heaviest spell of rain this monsoon season. Vehicles moved bumper to bumper during the morning rush hours, as the downpour led to heavy waterlogging at key road stretches. Pictures and videos of vehicles and people wading through waist-deep water were widely shared on social media platforms as well. In one such video some people were seen pushing a car that was stuck in the waterlogged streets. BJP MP Gautam Gambhir also posted a video of a bullock cart ferrying people in a waterlogged street of the capital. Some people lose balance and fall into the water on the street. Gambhir posted this video to attack the AAP government over the waterlogging in the capital. Light rainfall is likely to continue in the capital over the next two to three days. Overall, Delhi has recorded seven per cent more rains than normal in the monsoon season so far. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a press conference over COVID-19 situation in India on August 11 informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the video conferencing with 10 states on August 11 asked them to increase their testing rate. Rajesh Bhushan said, "PM referred to the fact that there are states - Bihar, Gujarat, UP, West Bengal and Telangana where there's need to increase testing rate as positivity rate at present in these states is on higher side."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with Chief Ministers of ten states to discuss the Covid situation. PM Modi said that everyone is working as a team to beat the Covid pandemic. PM Modi added that the rate of testing has increased drastically and now stands at about 7 lakh. He added that the fatality rate has also come down in a major way and said that the aim now should be to bring the fatality rate to below 1%. PM Modi also asked states to adhere to the 72 hour formula, where if anyone is diagnosed, then all his contacts should be traced and isolated within 72 hours. This he said would help in a major way in curbing the pandemic. So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person must be tested within 72 hours:The Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and West Bengal. Watch the full video for all the details.
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