Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar should meet with Chief Minister of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana every month to find a solution to the menace of pollution. ‘This issue is important and cannot be handled at that level. I appealed to the centre to have monthly meetings with the Chief Ministers of UP, Delhi, Punjab Haryana regarding this issue, and work in a systematic and dedicated manner with fixed deadlines,’ Kejriwal added. Kejriwal also said that he does not agree with Javadekar’s claim that it would take at least 4 years to tackle pollution. He said that India’s engineers and scientists have found ways to curb stubble burning but there is a lack of political will to implement those steps. ‘Stubble is a huge liability right now. We can convert it into an opportunity. There is only one condition: Do we have the political will? Or will we politicise this as well?’ he asked. Kejriwal said that many factories in Punjab use stubble to produce coal and even pay farmers for it. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A dalit woman was allegedly raped at gunpoint by 2 men, including a former village head in UP's Kanpur. The incident took place in Derapur town of Kanpur. Speaking to ANI, SP of Kanpur dehat, Keshav Kumar Choudhary said, "On victim's complaint, we have registered a case against 2 men belonging to same caste as her's. Teams are out to arrest the accused."
Schools outside containment zones reopened in states like Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Sikkim from today. Students have to wear masks and practice social distancing inside & outside school premises. Students will also need written permission from parents to attend classes. Thermal scanning was conducted outside the school premises and social distancing was maintained inside classrooms as well. Meanwhile, metro services also resumed in Mumbai with strict Covid preventive measures in place. These relaxations come even as India crossed the 75 lakh cases mark. Watch the full video for all the details.
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All 19 students from 'Zindagi Foundation' in Bhubaneswar cleared National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 exams. The foundation which aims to give wings to medical aspirants coming from underprivileged section of society, stood up to the mark this year. "I want to become a doctor and help needy people," said a qualified candidate. Another qualifier said, "I wanted to become a doctor, it was my dream, but my parents could not afford my studies. So, I came across Zindagi Foundation and started my studies here free of cost."