At least 17 people have been arrested for pasting posters criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's handling of the Covid-19 immunisation programme. The posters read in Hindi quoted, "why did PM Modi send vaccines of our children to foreign countries?" Congress' Rahul Gandhi tweeted the words, “Arrest me too," in both English and Hindi in relation to these arrests.
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A Covid-19 patient's body was carried to the crematorium on a cart of Municipal Corporation in Bihar's Nalanda yesterday. There have been many such videos that have emerged showing a Covid-19 patient's body being carried in a garbage van or cart.
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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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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.
Amid the ongoing state assembly elections, BJP president JP Nadda questioned the "lockdown imposed in West Bengal" when foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir was held in Ayodhya. "Should we let it continue? Should a grand temple of Lord Ram be made in Ayodhya or not?," he asked. Nadda further urged people to give a befitting reply to TMC in the polls.
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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Justifying police action against opposition legislators over the 'Special Armed Police Bill', Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that the protesting MLAs had held the Speaker hostage and his chamber got gheraoed. Kumar said that it is Speaker's prerogative in how he controls the situation. "Everyone knows how the Speaker's chamber was gheraoed and what was done in front of his Chair in the House. Today it's being said that Police was called there, it's in Speaker's hands that he can take any help to control the situation. The Speaker was held hostage and it was never happened before. But anyhow the Special Armed Police Bill got passed," said CM Nitish Kumar. On March 23, the opposition created ruckus inside the Bihar Assembly over 'Special Armed Police Bill'. The Bill gives the police powers to search anyone without a warrant and take them into custody wherever they are posted. It got passed in the Assembly late evening of March 23.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Mallikarjun Kharge, on March 24 slammed the BJP-JD(U) government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs after they created ruckus inside the assembly over the Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021, which, Kharge said, will give more power to the state police, and will promote 'police raj'. He also said that BJP talks about democracy but it is killing it by passing the bill. "Incident in Bihar Assembly is condemnable. I've never seen police beating women MLAs. BJP is killing democracy. If this is happening with elected leaders, what about law and order situation in the state? If Bihar Police law is passed, it'll give leeway to them," Leader of Opposition said.