Four-day Covid-19 vaccine festival ‘Tika Utsav’ began in the country on April 11. It’s being observed with an aim to inoculate maximum number of eligible people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made the call for vaccine festival during his meeting with Chief Ministers. People arrived at inoculation centres in Delhi to receive the Covid vaccine jab. Jai Prakash, Mayor of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said, "Today Tika Mahotsav started in the country. It will be observed from April 11, the birth anniversary of Jyotiba Phule to April 14, the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar. We thank all doctors and health staff for being part of this mass vaccination drive." People also arrived at BKC vaccination centre in Mumbai amid weekend lockdown. Watch the full video for more.
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As second phase of vaccination of COVID-19 is underway in India, people flocked to the vaccination centre to get the jab. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the chief ministers of all states to inoculate maximum number of eligible people against COVID-19. A 'Tika Utsav' mass vaccination programme begins from April 11 to 14. Adequate arrangements have been made at the vaccination centre to commence mass vaccination programme.
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.
A station house officer (SHO) of Bihar Police was beaten to death by a crowd in West Bengal on April 09. SHO of Kishanganj Police Station in Bihar, Ashwini Kumar, visited a village in Goalpokhar Police Station area of Uttar Dinajpur to probe a theft case when he was thrashed by the locals. Speaking on the matter, Suresh Kumar Choudhary, IG Purnia Range said, "He had come for a raid in connection with a bike theft. Islampur SP is with us. We'll raid and make arrests."
Darbhanga, adjacent to the India-Nepal border, is a rapidly expanding historic city in the state of Bihar. The city was connected by air on 8 November 2020 under the regional connectivity scheme "UDAN". The Darbhanga civil enclave built by the Airports Authority of India is poised to become the busiest RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme) airport. The number of daily flights has risen from three to six, which is now connecting Darbhanga to major metros including Delhi and Mumbai. Darbhanga Airport, with a capacity of about 200 passengers, is also equipped with a child care room, baggage x-ray machine, conveyor belts. The airport has an apron built to park two AIRBUS-320 aircraft. In addition, the terminal building has been given a local identity with regional folk art Madhubani paintings. With the commencement of this airport, passengers from about 17 districts of North Bihar will be benefited. People of Bihar's Mithilanchal region were demanding the construction of an airport for a long time as they had to endure long, tiring journeys till Patna to catch their flights. All the required protocols are being followed at Darbhanga Airport. From maintaining social distancing at the terminal, sanitizing passengers' baggage, cleanliness is being taken care of at the airport. Under the UDAN scheme that started in 2017, it was resolved to connect every part of the country by air travel. Under this, around 57 airports have been upgraded so far and travel has started on 326 new air routes. Darabhanga Airport is an example in this episode.
Bihar wrapped up its first phase of voting for a new Assembly today with 71 seats going to the polls on Wednesday amid tight security and strict Covid-19 protocols in place. Over 50% pople cast their..