BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari said he was confident of defeating West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo in Nandigram. The BJP named Adhikari, a former minister in Banerjee's cabinet, as its candidate in the Nandigram seat in Purba Medinipur district, from where the chief minister will also contest the assembly elections. Adhikari said, “I have been given responsibilities and I will perform them dutifully. I will work to ensure BJP’s lotus blooms in Nandigram and across West Bengal.” He added, “Mamata Banerjee will lose in Nandigram by over 50,000 votes.” Adhikari had quit the TMC and resigned from the MLA post last year to join the BJP after having differences with the ruling party in the state. Watch the full video for more.
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National School of Drama (NSD) Chairman Paresh Rawal on March 06 expressed hopes of the prestigious drama school's branch opening soon in Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the region offers rich culture, and if an NSD starts functioning there, the Kashmiri youths, both boys and girls, will get a motive in their lives. The BJP MP, while praising the NSD, said had he been an alumnus, he would have been a better actor.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav called on the Bengal Chief Minister at her office in Kolkata and the two reportedly discussed seat-sharing; Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared that the entire state of Bihar will be vaccinated against Coronavirus at no cost; Prashant Kishor has signed on as "principal advisor" to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ahead of Punjab Assembly election. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that his Cabinet colleagues had decided to pay for Covid-19 vaccine. The announcement came on the day that India expanded the inoculation drive to include those aged above 60 years, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar were among those vaccinated on Day 1 of Phase 2. Watch the full video for more.
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As the second phase of vaccination drive began across the nation on March 01, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Patna today. CM Nitish took the vaccination on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
A minor girl was kidnapped and allegedly gang-raped in Bihar's Sitamarhi district a week ago. The incident occurred in Parihar area. The accused also recorded the incident and circulated it. A panchayat was held but accused didn't accept their decision. While speaking to ANI, Sitamarhi SP, Anil Kumar said, "We got the complaint just yesterday. Probe is underway."
A final year MBBS student who was reportedly vaccinated in 1st week of February, died on March 1. Speaking on it, "Death of a doctor is saddening. The government is putting in all efforts (to contain spread). Some more doctors have reportedly tested COVID positive after his death."
Congress has clarified that All India Mahila Congress president Sushmita Dev has not resigned from the party. Speaking on the reports of her resignation, Congress leader and Member of Parliament, Pradyut Bordoloi said that Sushmita Dev is indispensable part of Congress and very much with us. "She is very much with us. She is a very indispensable part of Congress. She is respected leader of our party," said Congress Member of Parliament Bordoloi.
The Shiv Sena on Friday hit out at the BJP for its "silence" on the firing on people during Durga idol immersion in Munger in Bihar, where the latter is in power along with the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U)...
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