Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal and Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani launched a virtual toy hackathon, 'Toycathon-2021' in Delhi on January 05. At the press conference, Irani said, "80% of toys are imported in India. We've the capability to make these here as well."
Union minister Smriti Irani hit out at the Indian National Congress party amid protests by farmers in and around the national capital. Irani cited the results of rural body elections in many parts of India to claim unwavering support for the Bharatiya Janata Party. She said that even in Congress-ruled Rajasthan, the rural populace had trust in Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Farmers from multiple states are continuing to camp at Delhi's borders, seeking repeal of 3 recent agri-reform laws. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani held a press conference on December 28 and said that BJP won seats in Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Rajasthan which proves that people believe in PM Narendra Modi. Smriti Irani said, "In Arunachal Pradesh, BJP has won 187 Zilla panchayats out of 242 Zilla panchayat seats. The party also registered victory in over 6,450 gram panchayats and in Pasighat Municipal Council elections where Congress won only two seats." She added, "In Goa Zilla panchayat elections, BJP created history by winning 33 out of 48 seats. BJP, which won only one seat in 2015 polls of Bodoland Territorial Council, emerged has come to power with the blessing of the people in alliance with UPPL and GSP." She further added, "The Congress' sarcasm was that the BJP is losing its popularity in rural areas. What better response can citizens of India give than that has been received in rural local body election in Rajasthan. The results of Rajasthan polls are proof that the people believe in Narendra Modi."
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut praised Madhya Pradesh government for making a Freedom of Religion Bill 2020 or 'anti-Love Jihad' law. She praised the state government for the coming up with a law that will help the victim women. Kangana Ranaut also met CM Shivraj Chouhan in regards to her upcoming movie 'Dhaakad'.
On growing cases of bird flu, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said, "We are keeping an eye on bird flu and have issued the guideline for poultry farms. We have banned the supply of chicken from the southern states to Madhya Pradesh for the next 10 days. We are taking precautions." On being asked 'Love Jihad' law hasn't been signed by the Governor yet, CM Chouhan said, "We have sent this after the cabinet meeting now. It will be implemented."
While addressing at an event in Indore on January 06, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke on 'Love Jihad' law. Chouhan said, "Those who play with the lives of women will not be spared. They will have to serve life sentence. We have made a strict 'Love Jihad' law. We have rescued hundreds of them." "I will not let the game of religion conversion continue at any cost," he added.
Congress leader Adhir Chowdhury on January 15 offered Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee to join his party to stop Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in the state in upcoming WB assembly elections. He said, "They felt it'll be difficult for them to survive without Congress. They came to power with Congress' help but then left no stone unturned to finish Congress. They weakened secular parties like Congress and Left in WB, which made a communal party like BJP rise." "She (Mamata Banerjee) should come to Congress as there's no option other than Congress to stop BJP. If they can feel this, they should join forces under Congress' leadership. Congress had kept secularism intact for 100 years in this nation by facing BJP and its ancestors," he added. Adhir statement comes after Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Saugata Roy asked Left and the Congress to support CM Banerjee in her fight against BJP if they are "genuinely" anti-BJP.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met his Nepalese counterpart Pradip Kumar Gyawali at the Hyderabad house in the capital. The two sides discussed all bilateral issues with focus on economy, trade, power, oil and gas, water resources, political and security issues, border management. Nepal also congratulated India on the remarkable success in the production of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines in India and requested for early provision of vaccines to Nepal. The two delegations included Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Foreign Secretary of Nepal, Bharat Raj Paudyal and other senior officials from both sides. Discussions were also held on expediting joint hydropower projects, including the proposed Pancheshwar Multipurpose Project, which have numerous benefits for the people of both countries. Watch the full video for all the details.
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The first batch of Covaxin landed at the Delhi airport from Hyderabad on January 13. The Covid-19 vaccine by Bharat Biotech was brought in by two flights. An Air India flight landed with 3 boxes while the Vistara flight reached Delhi with 4 boxes. The boxes have been shifted to temperature controlled facility at cargo terminals before being shipped out. Meanwhile, Mumbai received over 1.39 lakh doses of the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, Covishield, from the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) on January 13. The vaccine was brought to Mumbai from Pune in a vehicle of the BMC. The vaccine doses are being stored at a facility in F-South ward office situated in Parel. Madhya Pradesh also received a consignment of Covishield on Jan 13. The consignment arrived at Bhopal airport from Serum Institute of India. The Covid-19 vaccination drive will be implemented on Jan 16 across the nation. Watch the full video for details.
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The first consignment of 'Covaxin', the COVID-19 vaccine by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech arrived at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Jan 13. Three boxes of 'Covaxin' are also being taken to Kurukshetra in Haryana from Delhi airport. The COVID vaccination drive will start in India from Jan 16.
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on December 29 said that BJP-ruled states are making a mockery of Constitution through 'Love Jihad' laws and their aim is to bring..