Madhya Pradesh Assembly's pro-tem Speaker hit out at the Indian National Congress party in general and Digvijaya Singh in particular over the rechristening of Hoshangabad. After Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced that Hoshangabad would be renamed Narmadapuram, ex-CM Digvijaya Singh asked whether the move would end unemployment and poverty. Pro-tem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma said that Hoshang Shah was a robber, and if Congress has problems then Rahul Gandhi and Digvijaya can change their names. Watch the full video for more.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 02:08Published
Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha Protem Speaker Rameshwar Sharma slammed congress leader Digvijaya Singh over his 'garibi' remark on CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan's decision of renaming Hoshangabad city's name. "Renaming hoshangabad's name will give a sense of culture and power," said Sharma. He said, "Who was Hoshang Shah? Will you teach history of robber or of Narmada? Change your name to Yunis, rename 'Pappu bhaiya' to Isamil. It'll tell you what happens when you rename". Supporting MP Government's decision, Sharma said that renaming city's name shows its culture and tradition.
According to a report titled ‘Women @ Work’, published by Aspire For Her in partnership with Sustainable Advancements, working women in India were among the worst affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The research showed that the gender –poverty gap has widened due to the pandemic. Hindustan Times spoke to Madhura Dasgupta Sinha, the founder & CEO of Aspire for Her to understand more about the research and efforts being undertaken by organisations like theirs to improve the plight of women in India. Watch the full video for all the details.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 09:18Published
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.
TMC MP Saugata Roy took a jibe at yesteryear Bollywood heartthrob Mithun Chakraborty for joining the BJP. Roy said Chakraborty was originally a Naxalite and had changed parties four times. “Mithun Chakraborty is not a star of today. He is a star of yesteryears. He has changed parties four times. He was originally a Naxalite, then went to CPM, then he joined TMC and was made a Rajya Sabha MP. BJP threatened him with ED cases, so he left the Rajya Sabha. He has no credibility, no respect and no influence among the people,” said Roy. Mithun Chakraborty joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground on March 7 ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mega rally. He was welcomed into the fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state president Dilip Ghosh, among others. Watch the full video for more.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 02:14Published
On International Women's Day, women from Punjab reached Tikri on Delhi-Haryana border on to join the ongoing farmers' protest. A protestor said, "We urge the Central Government to roll back the three black laws." Farmers have been protesting on the different borders of the national capital since November 26 against the three newly enacted farm laws - Farmers' Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered U.S. states to prioritize COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers to ensure children could return to school quickly and safely, and called for every educator to receive at least one shot by the end of March. Gloria Tso reports.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said there was “exciting new data” showing the effectiveness of the vaccines.He told a Downing Street press conference the data showed that “a single shot of either the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine or of the Pfizer vaccine works against severe infection among the over-70s with a more than 80% reduction in hospitalisations”.
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:00Published
India provided COVID-19 vaccines to Saint Lucia on March 01. 'Made in India' vaccines was received by the Prime Minister Allen Chastanet of Saint Lucia. India provided 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine to the island nation Saint Lucia. The consignment of coronavirus vaccine reached under India's 'Vaccine Maitri' initiative. The 40,000 doses of 'Made in India' coronavirus vaccines also arrived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It was received by Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves on March 01. They received Serum Institute of India (SII)'s Covishield doses today. Earlier, India supplied COVID-19 vaccines to neighbouring countries Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh under the 'Neighbourhood First' policy.
Phase 2 of India's Covid-19 vaccination drive was launched in high-profile manner on March 1 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi becoming one of the first beneficiaries. The second phase of the programme involves inoculation of those aged 60 and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. The process for registration involves entry of mobile number and identity card details on the government's dedicated Co-win platform. India currently has 2 vaccines in use - Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, and Oxford-AstraZeneca's Covishield, being manufactured by the Serum Institute of India. Watch the full video for more.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 04:31Published
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Director-General Dr Shekhar Mande on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement on country's COVID vaccine program expressed confidence. "It gives us..