The Narcotics Control Bureau today named 33 persons, including actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik, in a charge sheet filed before a special court. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may face a do-or-die contest in the state election with Suvendu Adhikari, her former top aide who ditched the Trinamool Congress and defected to the BJP in December. The BJP has reached a seat-sharing formula with its Assam allies ahead of the three-phase Assembly election that starts March 27. In the new rules for overseas Indians seeking visas the Home Ministry has said that the Overseas Citizenship of India card-holders will need special permission if they want to take up any missionary, Tabligh or journalistic activities.
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Sandeep Nahar, who had featured in films like MS Dhoni: the Untold story and Kesari was found dead at his residence in Goregaon in Mumbai on Monday. The actor had posted a video on social media hours before his alleged death by suicide speaking about his fragile mental condition. He had also spoken about his troubled relationship with his wife. Police said that the cause of death can only be ascertained after the post mortem report arrives. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Actor Sandeep Nahar died allegedly by suicide in Mumbai's Goregaon area, said police on February 15. According to the police officials, Nahar died at his residence and his body has been sent for post-mortem. A case has been lodged and the matter is being probed, said police. Nahar, who had worked in 'Kesari' and 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story', wrote a note on Facebook, stating that he was going to die by suicide. In a video on his social media handle, Nahar was speaking about his life, explaining how he was suffering at both personal and professional levels. The actor is known for performing supporting role alongside Akshay Kumar and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who allegedly died by suicide at his residence in Mumbai's Bandra in June, 2020.
Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 said he is in a favour of the COVID-19 vaccination to journalists of all age groups after the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in country. "I am in the favour of the vaccination of journalists of all age groups. They go everywhere to cover news and should be included among frontline workers," CM said.
Amid COVID-19 surge in the country, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 informed that people coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations in the state. "For those from Bihar who are returning to the State due to the current COVID19 situation, arrangements are being made for them. Those coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations," CM said during a press conference in Patna. Bihar has reported around 1900 fresh cases of COVID in last 24 hours.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 25 slammed JDU government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs and sharply criticised Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021. "Bihar Police has become JDU's and Nitish Kumar's Police. Officers and CM should realize that we aren't BJP that we'll be scared of batons. Nitish Kumar will have to take back the black law or amend it," Tejashwi said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday condemned the ruckus created in Bihar Assembly. Nitish Kumar defended the Speaker’s action inside the Assembly. Meanwhile, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav asked for CM Nitish’s apology over the matter. Yadav said that the Opposition MLAs will boycott the sessions if action is not taken in the matter. Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 12 during a public rally in West Bengal's Bardhaman remembered Bihar Police officer who was allegedly beaten to death by a mob during raid in West Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur on April 10 and accused Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the gruesome attack. "That brave police officer, who had come to Bengal on duty two days ago, was beaten to death. When his mother saw his body, she also succumbed. Didi, is that officer's mother not a mother for you? No mother in Bengal knew how harsh and ruthless you are," said PM Modi.
Three people arrested in a bike theft case were found COVID positive in Bihar's Muzaffarpur. According to the police, they will send accused for treatment. "3 people arrested in a bike theft case were found COVID positive in Muzaffarpur. We have recovered the motorcycle and will send accused for treatment," said a police official.
In a major goof-up, authorities at Patna Medical College and Hospital issued a death certificate of alive COVID-19 patient. Chunnu Kumar, aged 40 was admitted after apparently suffering from brain haemorrhage. PMCH issued the death certificate and his relatives were informed that he had passed away on April 11 due to Covid-19. Kavita Devi, wife of the patient said, "We were informed that he had died. But when I saw his face at the crematorium, I found that it was not his body". Talking about the same, PMCH superintendent Dr IS Thakur said, "Stern action will be taken against those found guilty."
COVID cases continued to surge in Bihar and during this time, jewellers in Patna are facing hardship. The increased number of COVID cases has hampered jewellery sales during wedding season. A jeweller in Patna said, "Last year was very bad for us. But this year too, business prospects are not good for us, especially for small jewellers catering to middle-class families because they are struggling with extreme cash crunch. This has affected our business." The rescheduling or cancelling of wedding have directly hit the sales and a jeweller said, "Jewellery sales are not up to our expectations because weddings are being rescheduled or cancelled due to rising cases." A few customers are visiting the stores due to COVID fear.
Amid scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines in some states, a special transport special transport vehicle carrying COVID-19 vaccine, (Covishield) broke down in Patna on April 09. Pharmacist Mukesh Kumar, who accompanied the van carrying vaccine doses said that 89,689 vials being transported in this van. Each vial contains 10 doses.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation with Holi wishes. "Wishing you all a very Happy Holi. This festival of happiness, exaltation, joy and glee should infuse new vigor and new energy into everyone's life," PM Modi said in a tweet in Hindi. Holi marks the arrival of the spring harvest season in the country. Amid rising Covid cases, many state governments have declared a ban on the public celebration of the festival. India recorded 62,714 new cases in a span of 24 hours on March 29. Despite the curbs, people gathered to celebrate ‘Holika Dahan’ in Bihar’s Patna. The evening before Holi is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi. People light a bonfire to signify the burning of the demon Holika. Watch the full video for more.
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Amit Shah and Mamata Banerjee play blame-game on the Cooch Behar incident. NIA arrests Riyaz Kazi in Antilia Bomb case. CBI calls PAs of Anil Deshmukh for questioning in corruption case. Centre halts export of Remdesivir and its active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Uttar Pradesh government orders closure of all schools amid rising covid infections. Rahul Gandhi slams Centre, says ‘middle class is not satisfied’. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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A huge crowd was seen at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Kurla on April 13. However, Chief PRO of Central Railway, Shivaji Sutar claimed that the crowd was part of usual rush and appealed everyone to follow social distancing. Shivaji Sutar said, "It's a normal rush, nothing to panic about. Besides regular trains, we're running 106 additional trains. Only passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to travel, ticket sale at 6 stations closed to avoid unnecessary rush. We appeal everyone to follow social distancing."
Amid the severe surge of fresh infections, panicked migrant workers in Mumbai continue to return home in large numbers. Migrant workers fear the Maharashtra government may impose stricter lockdowns as the state is struggling to control the daily Covid-19 spike. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Kurla continues to look crowded as the migrant workers gather in large numbers to return home. Watch.
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Huge crowd of migrant workers arrived at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Kurla on April 13. Amid the rising COVID cases, fear of complete lockdown persists in minds of labourers. Workers in Mumbai had said they don't want to get stuck in a harsh situation like last year.
90s superstar Govinda and his wife Sunita Ahuja were clicked by paparazzi at Mumbai airport. Actor Riteish Deshmukh was spotted outside a clinic in Bandra. He will be next seen in film 'Bachchan Pandey'. Actor Janhvi Kapoor looked cute as she was spotted at Mumbai airport. She has recently returned to city from her Maldives vacation. Actor Randeep Hooda was also seen in the city.
As Tika Utsav was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intensify the fight against COVID-19, people arrived at BKC Jumbo COVID-19 centre in Mumbai to get COVID-19 vaccination. Elderly people celebrated after getting their COVID jab at the centre. Four-day Tika Utsav commenced on April 11. One of the beneficiary expressed satisfaction after getting vaccination. "Glad we got the 2nd dose of the vaccine on time", said a beneficiary. Mumbai reported 9,989 fresh cases on April 11 taking the caseload to 92,464.
BJP National General Secretary Bhupender Yadav assured NDA's win under CM Nitish Kumar in the upcoming Bihar elections. Yadav said, "NDA 'gathbandhan' under the leadership of CM Nitish Kumar will fight..