Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal announced a week-long lockdown due to prevailing COVID-19 situation in the national capital on April 19. He said, "Delhi is facing the fourth wave of COVID-19. 25,000 cases have been reported now. Delhi's health system has reached its limits. I don't say that the system has collapsed but it has reached its limit. Delhi's health system has been stretched to its limit, is under stress. In the meeting with LG Anil Baijal, we have decided to impose a week-long lockdown starting from 10 pm, April 19 to 5 am April 26. Essential services will be continued, wedding will be allowed with 50 people and a pass."
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the migrant labourers to not leave the city in the week-long lockdown. He said, "I appeal to you with folded hands. It's a small lockdown, only for 6 days. Don't leave Delhi and go. I'm very hopeful that we won't need to further extend the lockdown...Government will take care of you."
Delhi government on April 19 announced week-long lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. Migrant workers gathered at Anand Vihar Terminal and Anand Vihar ISBT to return to their native places. Navin, a native of Nepal said, "I do a job in Delhi and work is yet to resume, so it's better to return home than to sit here". Delhi will be in lockdown from 10 pm of April 19 till 5 am on April 26. The national capital, on April 18, reported over 25,000 COVID cases.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Odisha is leading an indefinite strike since last 9 days over hike in power tariffs in the state. Party's state head Nishikanta Mohapatra said despite Odisha being a power surplus state, the government has raised the price of electricity multiple times in the state in the last five months. Calling electricity a basic right, Mohapatra urged the government to make power up to 200 units free in the state. Incidentally, AAP does not have any legislators in Odisha, and the protest is being seen as its strategy to make base in the state.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan hit out at state governments seeking widening of the Covid-19 vaccine net amid a surge in infections. He accused governments of states like Maharashtra and Delhi of playing politics, instead of administering vaccines comprehensively among people currently eligible. He also dismissed claims of vaccine shortage by Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar. Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray had recently written to PM Narendra Modi seeking expansion of vaccine net to include those aged 25 and above in order to cover the 'young, working' population. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had a similar demand. The Aam Aadmi Party also questioned the central govt's move to export vaccines. Watch the full video for more.
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Aam Aadmi Party on April 05 criticised central government over media reports which state that India will be providing COVID-19 vaccine doses to Pakistan. The party asked if lives of Indian people less important than that of Pakistanis. "Reports say that Indian government has signed some agreements, under which India will give 45 million doses of vaccine to Pakistan. I want to ask the Prime Minister that, are the lives of our people less important than those of Pakistan?," said Raghav Chadha.
Jharkhand High Court on Saturday granted bail to RJD president Lalu Prasad in the Dumka treasury case of the multi-crore rupees fodder scam, paving way for his release from jail. The bail was allowed to Prasad by Justice Aparesh Kumar Singh. The court directed him neither to leave the country without permission nor change his address and mobile number during the bail period. Watch the full video for more details.
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Jharkhand High Court on April 17 granted bail to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav in Fodder scam case. Party leader and Lalu's son, Tejashwi Yadav thanked the court and emphasized that Lalu Yadav has served half of the sentence. He also showed concerns over Lalu Yadav's health and said that the treatment of Lalu Yadav will continue in AIIMS. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav has been granted bail by Jharkhand High Court on April 17 in Fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal from Dumka Treasury.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav has been granted bail by Jharkhand High Court on April 17 in Fodder scam case related to fraudulent withdrawal from Dumka Treasury. His bail plea was accepted with conditions including not leaving country without permission.
At least 4 people were killed and four got injured in incident of firing in West Bengal's Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of Assembly elections on April 10. Injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment. TMC alleged that the firing was done by Central Forces.
Punjabi singer Jazzy B has come out in support of the protesting farmers and will celebrate New Year at the Singhu border with farmers. He said that watching the videos of the protests brought tears to..
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The farmers' protest against the farm laws entered 36th Day on December 31. Both national and state level players from Punjab and Haryana arrived at the Singhu border to set up makeshift tents for the..