Watch: UP cabinet minister Kamal Rani Varun dies of Covid-19, tributes pour in
Uttar Pradesh Minister Kamal Rani Varun died of Covid in a hospital in Lucknow.
The Technical Education minister tested positive for COVID-19 on July 18 was the only woman cabinet minister in the state.
Kamal Rani reportedly had comorbities including diabetes, hypertension and hyperthyroidism.
She was MLA from Ghatampur in Kanpur and had been elected to the Lok Sabha twice in the past.
She was initially admitted to the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Hospital but later had to be shifted to the SGPIMS. Condoling the death of the minister, President Ram Nath Kovind said she was well respected for serving people at the grassroots.
The Government said a further four people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Sunday, bringing the UK total to 127,679.Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 152,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.The Government also said that, as of 9am on Saturday, there had been a further 1,926 lab-confirmed cases in the UK.It brings the total to 4,450,777.
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Thousands of people including Covid patients evacuated because of Cyclone Tauktae from Gujarat and Maharashtra; Bharat Biotech said that the company manufactured Covaxin is effective against the aggressively virulent strains of Covid detected in India and in the UK; Delhi police said that an Aam Admi Party party member is the brain behind the posters that appeared around parts of Delhi a few days ago; Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the Delhi government will take all necessary steps and precautions to check cases of black fungus or mucormycosis in the city; Jharkhand Police has collected over ₹ 35 lakh as fine from people for not wearing masks in public places.
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A couple of days ago, Kangana Ranaut claimed that the photos doing the rounds on social media of bodies floating in a river are from Nigeria. Several reports on the other hand claim the photos are from Ganga in several districts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. She has been massively trolled on twitter with many calling UP as Nigeria.
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On Friday, the Chief Minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh announced the formation of the new Malerkotla district in Punjab. Malerkotla, with a majority of Muslim population, is carved out from the city of Sangrur. It is the 23rd district in the state and located about 131 km from Chandigarh.
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Former Attorney General & Constitutional law expert Soli Sorabjee died on Friday. The 91-year-old veteran lawyer passed away after getting infected with Covid-19. Sorabjee had served as the Attorney General for India from 1989-90 & then from 1998-2004. The Former Attorney General was admitted to a private hospital in South Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and condoled Sorabjee's demise. VP Venkaiah Naidu, union ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, RS Prasad and Smriti Irani also paid their tribute to the former Attorney General. NCP chief Sharad Pawar and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted and expressed their condolences. Born in 1930, Soli Sorabjee had been honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 2002.
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Justice NV Ramana took oath as the new Chief Justice of India (CJI) on April 24. He was administered the oath by President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu along with other dignitaries were present at the ceremony. Justice NV Ramana succeeded Justice SA Bobde and became the 48th person to hold the post of Chief Justice of India.
President Kovind, PM Modi paid homage to BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary. PM Modi paid his tribute to Ambedkar while addressing the Association of Indian Universities. He also took to twitter saying Ambedkar gave a strong foundation to independent India. VP Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Ambedkar at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to the Father of Indian Constitution. BSP supremo Mayawati remembered Ambedkar's legacy on his birth anniversary. DMK chief MK Stalin paid a floral tribute to BR Ambedkar at Koyambedu in Chennai. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April, 1891 in Mhow of Madhya Pradesh. Termed as the father of Indian constitution, he always worked for the welfare of deprived people. Ambedkar was conferred with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990.
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A gunfight broke out between security forces & Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bastar on April 3.As many as 23 bodies were found from the site of the gunfight, as per officials. 32 soldiers were injured and 1 was reported missing, confirmed Bijapur police. The gunfight also resulted in the death of a suspected Maoist, officials said Five security personnel lost their lives on April 3, body of two were recovered. Operation to find the missing soldiers was underway, a senior police official said. President Kovind and PM Modi condoled the death of soldiers who lost their lives. Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to Chhattisgarh CM and took stock of the situation. Watch the full video for more.
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'Jumu'atul-Wida' is being observed on May 07 but due to COVID-19 crisis, mosques in Lucknow were seen deserted. Uttar Pradesh Government has directed observers to celebrate 'Jumu'atul-Wida' at home due to curfew. Security forces were also deployed near mosques to keep a tab over movement of people. 'Jumu'atul-Widaa' is the last Friday in the month of Ramadan before Eid-ul-Fitr.
Uttar Pradesh Government, in an attempt to curb the coronavirus spread, announced extension of the 'Corona Curfew' till 7 am, May 10. During this time, all restrictions will remain as before and only essential services will continue to be exempted. Meanwhile, as per the new COVID-19 guidelines, any kind of social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural, religious festivals and other gatherings remain banned. Irrespective of this, people in Lucknow's Alambagh Sabzi Mandi put aside the protocols and thronged the market in large numbers. They also violated social distancing amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
As many as 3 persons killed after an oxygen cylinder burst at an oxygen gas filling station located on Dewa road in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on May 05. Speaking to ANI, Police Commissioner DK Thakur said that while refilling of cylinders one of the cylinders exploded. "While refilling of cylinders, one of the cylinders exploded. 3 people have died so far. One injured is being treated at RML Hospital while 4 others have been shifted to Trauma Centre," said Thakur.
TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee responded to a reporter’s question on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Banerjee said that said fighting Covid-19 is one of her top priorities now. “I am just a street fighter. I can boost up people so that we can fight against BJP. One cannot do everything alone. I think all together we can fight the battle for 2024. Let's fight Covid first. Now it is not the time, we should concentrate on Covid,” said Mamata. Banerjee powered TMC to victory in the West Bengal Assembly Elections. She will be sworn in as the CM of West Bengal for the third time on May 5. Watch the full video for more.
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Amid oxygen crisis in national capital in view of devastating second wave of COVID-19, Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Lok Sabha MP from East Delhi, Gautam Gambhir, on May 01 said he is going to provide 200 oxygen concentrators in Delhi. The East Delhi MP also said the oxygen concentrators will be provided free of cost.
A COVID hospital in Kanpur was alleged of overcharging patients, after which an enquiry was put up by the administration. FIR has been registered against the hospital management. Condemning the incident, Kanpur Nagar DM Alok Tiwari said, "It is a tough time, and instead of yielding profits we should help each other."
Age is just a number for Rani Devi who has filed her nomination for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls. She is 81-year-old and the resident of Rudrapur Bail, a village that falls under the Chaubepur block of Kanpur district. She has filed her nomination papers for Block Development Council (BDC) member. Devi wants to take up projects related to the development of the village if she wins the polls. The state gram panchayat elections are scheduled to be held in four phases starting from April 15. The votes will be counted on May 2.
Two oxygen tankers carrying 29 tonne each have arrived in Lucknow it will be sent to King George's Medical University and PGI Lucknow, informed Additional Chief Secretary of Home department Awanish K Awasthi on April 29. "2 oxygen tankers carrying 29 tonne each have arrived in Lucknow. One tanker each will be sent to KGMU and PGI. Another tanker arrived this morning. We are getting 84-85 oxygen tankers so that there is no shortage of oxygen. We are also getting oxygen by train," said ACS Home.
A liquid oxygen plant has been set up in Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences hospital. SGPI Director Professor R.K Dhiman inaugurated the plant on April 17. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the state capital. According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 1,50,676 active cases in Uttar Pradesh.
In media briefing on August 31, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, "Till now 1,73,390 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Delhi and out of which 90% of cases have been recovered. In Delhi, we are..