India is all set for world's biggest COVID vaccination drive from January 16. Preparations are underway for the vaccination drive across the country. A vaccination centre in Nagpur is also gearing for the vaccination drive. All necessary safety measures have been taken care of at the centre. "We have deployed two teams comprising of 5 members each. We will be vaccinating 100 people each day, who are registered on the database," said an official.
The Maharashtra government is planning to bring "Shakti Act" to curb sexual offences against women and children in the state. While speaking to media persons in Nagpur on January 11, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said, "We are bringing Shakti Act to take strict action in the cases of crimes against women and girls. A Joint Selection Committee has been chosen for it, meeting has already taken place." "The Committee came to Nagpur today; it will go to Aurangabad and Mumbai later. We'll also take the opinions and suggestions of women organisations; we've also invited lawyer organisations. After the suggestions come in, the Committee will discuss them and make a decision," he added.
Schools for higher classes opened in several states on January 04 after a break of more than nine months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bihar reopened schools for students of classes 9-12th. However, schools have to follow all COVID-19 protocols issued by Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Meanwhile, schools in Maharashtra also reopened for class 9 and 10 today. Students were seen going to school in Nagpur city. Apart from Bihar and Maharashtra, schools reopened for students of classes 1 to 12 in Puducherry. Half-day classes from 10 am to 1 pm will be held till January 18th after which full-day classes will resume in the union territory.
In the latest episode of In Focus, Avik Saha, National Convener, Jai Kisan Andolan, said that the protesting farmers will not participate in talks with the panel formed by the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the implementation of Centre’s three farm laws. The apex court said that it is forming a four-member committee to resolve the impasse between Centre and farmers. A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde said that it will pass an order to this effect. The committee will look into the farmers' grievances against the three new laws. SC also sought the cooperation of the protesting farers on the issue. Watch the full video for more.
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As farmers hold 9th round of talks with the government, protesting farmers held a shirtless protest at the Tikri border against the farm laws. Meanwhile, Bhupinder Mann, who quit the SC appointed panel to break the deadlock over farm laws, has said that since farmers have refused to talk to the committee, there is no point in being a part of it. He added that he stated his stand to the Chief Justice of India and recused himself from the panel. The Supreme Court had earlier stayed the implementation of the farm laws and also appointed a committee to listen to the grievances of the farmers. Farmer Unions, however, said that they would not attend any talks with the panel and insisted that their only demand is the complete withdrawal of the Centre’s farm laws. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The Supreme Court on January 12 stayed the implementation of three farms laws until further orders. SC on Tuesday ordered and formed a four-member committee to hold talks with farmers over the act. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde had said that the committee will be a part of judicial proceedings.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on January 17 appealed countrymen to participate in the construction of the Ram Temple by donation. Akshay very gracefully turned his storytelling mode on and narrated a chunk of a story about Ram Setu and urged people to contribute in the construction of Ram Temple. Last year, the Supreme Court gave its historic decision on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case. The Apex Court gave its judgment in favour of Ram Temple. After that time, the route of construction of Ram Temple was cleared.
Protests continue against Amazon Prime’s web series ‘Tandav’ for allegedly hurting religious sentiments. Even after the makers issued an apology & agreed to make the changes sought, protests continue unabated. Activists from Dogra front protested against the web series and said that it attempts to divide the Hindus & Muslims. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh called on the Centre to make laws to regulate content on OTT platforms. He added that he has received complaints against ‘Tandav’ and action will be taken as per law. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on January 20 said that a complaint has been received regarding web series 'Tandav'. Action will be taken as per the law, he said. "Central government should bring legislation in regard to OTT (over-the-top) platforms," he said. BJP leader Ram Kadam and other leaders alleged that the web series 'Tandav' has some inappropriate scenes of Hindu gods which are hurting religious sentiments. Recently, the creators of 'Tandav' apologized for unintentionally hurting people's sentiments.
In an unprecedented move, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has complained to the Chief Justice of India Justice SA Bobde against a senior judge of the Supreme Court, who is seen as the..