Congress MLAs supporting Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, left for Jaisalmer from Jaipur amid the political crisis in the state.
"Our MLAs is going Jaisalmer because they wanted to change it, and camp anywhere else," said Rajasthan Cabinet Minister, Pratap Singh Khachariyawas.The MLAs are now being shifted to Jaisalmer.
Political turmoil in Rajasthan has was triggered by differences between CM Gehlot and Sachin Pilot.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Assembly Congress chief whip Mahesh Joshi approached Supreme Court against July 24 order of Rajasthan High Court decision to defer disqualification proceedings against former deputy CM Sachin Pilot and 18 other MLAs.
Border Security Forces (BSF) Commandant Ops (Jaipur-south), Jagdeep Singh Sandhu said on April 17 that nearly 100% personnel on duty have been given shots of COVID-19 vaccine. "We have vaccinated nearly 100% of our personnel on duty here. We have also started the first phase of vaccination for family members (above 45 years old) of our personnel here," the Commandant said.
Heat waves have gripped parts of India. Hot weather persisted in Thar Desert, Rajasthan and the temperature has reached to 40 degree Celsius that made the situation tough for the security forces deployed on the border of Jaisalmer. JS Sandhu, BSF Commandant said, "The temperature has reached to 42 degrees and it's been difficult for the Border Security Forces. All arrangements have been made for the security forces like shelter, clothes, food and water needed during patrolling. Also, the doctors are sent there on the regular interval there. The temperature would reach up to 50 degrees in upcoming days."
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on May 07 criticised the central government for going ahead with the central vista project, amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In a tweet he wrote, "Central Vista is criminal wastage. Put people's lives at the centre- not your blind arrogance to get a new house!" Calling his statement "unfortunate," BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said, "The country is fighting against COVID-19 and it is a time to come together and fight. But Congress does not want to miss any opportunity; they want to weaken this fight. Rahul Gandhi daily brings up the Central Vista issue; he should know that how much the government is spending into health sector. It's unfortunate that he is raising such issues."
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on May 07 slammed Central government over the management of the current COVID situation in the country. She said India is "crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people". ""I say this categorically - India is crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people. The Modi govt has failed the people of our country"," Sonia said at Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting.
The central government has to supply 700 metric tonnes of medical oxygen to Delhi every day till further orders, the Supreme Court said this morning. DMK chief MK Stalin was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, along with 33 members of his cabinet. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday with four urgent issues to address. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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In view of COVID-19 vaccine shortage in the county, Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Khachariyawas on May 08 urged Centre to provide free vaccines for the people and said free COVID vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country and it should be given to all without any discussion. "People are gasping for oxygen and you (Centre) took control of oxygen management in your hands. If you can't manage then let the states manage on their own. Free vaccine is the right of every citizen of this country. It should be given to all without any discussion... They (Centre) have put GST on vaccines and started increasing prices of petrol and diesel after Bengal elections," said Rajasthan Cabinet Minister Khachariyawas on COVID situation in the country.
24 states including Maharashtra, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have more than 15% positivity rate for COVID-19 in their daily infections, informed Union Health Ministry. "Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar have a high caseload," said Arti Ahuja, Additional Secretary (Health) while addressing a press conference in Delhi.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. The 69-year-old Congress leader made the announcement on Twitter. Gehlot isolated himself on Wednesday after his wife Sunita had tested positive. PM Narendra Modi wished good health and speedy recovery to Gehlot, his wife. Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra also wished for Gehlot's speedy recovery. Meanwhile, former PM Manmohan Singh was discharged from AIIMS Delhi. The 88-year-old Congress veteran was hospitalised after testing positive for Covid. Singh was admitted to AIIMS trauma centre, a dedicated Covid facility, on April 19. Singh received the first dose of Covid vaccine on March 4 & second dose on April 3.
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Rajasthan BJP president Satish Poonia lambasted state Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot over phone tapping allegations and asked him to resign on moral grounds. BJP also demanded CBI probe in this regard. "The questions (over phone-tapping issue) were raised in August last year and the response has come now. It is a serious matter. Chief Minister must take responsibility and resign on moral grounds. CBI should investigate this issue now," said state BJP chief Poonia.
Jaipur police arrested two people for allegedly preparing fake COVID-19 negative reports. Police said, "Duo used to create fake COVID-19 negative certificates by forging the format. Probe underway to find out if there is an involvement of any diagnostic lab."
The Indian Air Force on Monday airlifted six empty cryogenic oxygen containers from Dubai and positioned them at Panagarh in West Bengal for refilling, officials said. The IAF is planning to bring from Dubai another six oxygen containers on Tuesday, they said. In India, two containers were airlifted from Jaipur to Jamnagar for refilling on Monday, they said. Watch the full video for more details.
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In wake of the deadly second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, around 700-bed COVID care centre at Radha Soami Satsang Bhawan in Jaipur. Facility is located in Beelwa, which is 24 kilometres from Jaipur. The facility is spread over 10 lakh square feet and has all facilities like other private hospitals. The centre will house 15 doctors 24X7. On April 25, Rajasthan witnessed a sharp rise in new COVID-19 infections by adding 15,809 new cases. At the same time, 74 fatalities were reported in a day. Currently, state has 1,36,702 active cases.
Amid COVID-19 scare, 'Jan Anushashan Pakhwada' imposed in Rajasthan. Streets and markets in Jaipur wore a deserted look today. The lockdown has been imposed in the state from 5 am, Apr 19 to 5 am, May 03 amid surge in COVID-19. On April 18, Rajasthan recorded over 10,000 COVID cases.
From DCGI approving new anti-Covid drug, to health ministry issues new rules for hospital admissions, here are the top updates on the coronavirus. DCGI approved a new anti-Covid oral drug, which has been developed by DRDO and Dr. Reddy’s. The medicine has been given emergency use approval by DCGI. Meanwhile, Health Ministry said that a positive Covid-19 report is now not mandatory for a patient to be admitted to a hospital. Also, Supreme Court formed a 12-member National Task Force on medical oxygen. The new panel includes 10 doctors and 2 top bureaucrats from the Centre, who will ensure streamlined delivery of oxygen across India. Watch the full video for more updates on the pandemic.
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As India faces a severe medical oxygen shortage even as Covid-19 cases continue to mount in record numbers, the Supreme Court set up an expert task force to handle the issue. The panel, consisting of 10 eminent doctors and 2 top bureaucrats from the Central government, has been tasked with ensuring delivery of oxygen across the country in a streamlined fashion. Recently, the apex court ruled against the Union government in 2 cases concerning oxygen supply to Karnataka and Delhi. Watch the full video for more.
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Delhi needs 976 MT of oxygen to increase the capacity of hospital, said deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on May 08. "We are getting help for the supply of oxygen from Central govt; Delhi High Court and Supreme Court have also intervened in this regard. We need 700 MT of oxygen to run hospitals in the state and if we want to increase the capacity of our hospitals we need 976 MT of oxygen," said Dy CM Sisodia.
Rajasthan High Court sent notice to Central and state governments after a PIL issued against Centre for discriminating against Rajasthan in supply of oxygen and Remdesivir injections. "Rajasthan High Court has sent notices to Central and state governments on my PIL in which I stated that the Centre is discriminating against Rajasthan in supply of oxygen and Remdesivir injections. Next date of hearing is April 30," said petitioner Poonam Chandra Bhandari.
Expressing confidence that his government will complete its full term, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said 'unhappy MLAs' should attend the assembly session as they have been elected..
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