Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 25 slammed JDU government in Bihar over the action against opposition MLAs and sharply criticised Bihar Special Armed Police Bill 2021. "Bihar Police has become JDU's and Nitish Kumar's Police. Officers and CM should realize that we aren't BJP that we'll be scared of batons. Nitish Kumar will have to take back the black law or amend it," Tejashwi said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Wednesday condemned the ruckus created in Bihar Assembly. Nitish Kumar defended the Speaker’s action inside the Assembly. Meanwhile, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav asked for CM Nitish’s apology over the matter. Yadav said that the Opposition MLAs will boycott the sessions if action is not taken in the matter. Watch the full video for more details.
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Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav expressed his anguish over marshalling out of opposition MLAs from Bihar assembly and didn't hold back to slam Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. RJD leader seek apology from Bihar CM or else announced boycott of assembly for remaining tenure. "Nitish Kumar should know that governments change. MLAs were abused and beaten inside the Assembly yesterday. If Nitish Kumar does not apologise for the incident, we may boycott the Assembly for the remaining tenure. 'Nirlaj Kumar Ji' has lost all shame," said Tejashwi Yadav.
Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 said he is in a favour of the COVID-19 vaccination to journalists of all age groups after the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in country. "I am in the favour of the vaccination of journalists of all age groups. They go everywhere to cover news and should be included among frontline workers," CM said.
Amid COVID-19 surge in the country, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on April 09 informed that people coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations in the state. "For those from Bihar who are returning to the State due to the current COVID19 situation, arrangements are being made for them. Those coming by trains from Maharashtra will be tested for COVID-19 at the railway stations," CM said during a press conference in Patna. Bihar has reported around 1900 fresh cases of COVID in last 24 hours.
As five states of India is undergoing assembly elections, BJP chief JP Nadda said the party is confident of gaining power. He added that signals from West Bengal clearly states that BJP is walking towards victory. "In Tamil Nadu, under the leadership of AIADMK we are forming the government. The signals in the two phases of West Bengal clearly have shown that BJP is heading towards victory," said BJP's JP Nadda in Chennai. He added, "In Assam, we are retaining the government of NDA along with UPPL and AGP. In Puducherry also we are making a clear way of formation of the government. In Kerala, we will be a formidable force."
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar demanded apology from few political leaders after Batla house verdict. Javadekar demanded apology from Sonia Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee. "Sonia Ji, Arvind Kejriwal, Mamata Banerjee and Digvijaya Singh had raised questions on the police action. And, in a way, they sided with the terrorists. I demand that they should apologise to the nation," Javadekar said. A Delhi court ordered death penalty to Ariz Khan in Batla house encounter. The court imposed a fine of Rs 11 lakh in its order on March 15. The court called the case as ‘rarest of rare case’. Ariz was convicted on March 8 for murder of a Delhi police inspector. The court held Ariz guilty of murder in 2008 Balta house encounter. Ariz was arrested by special cell in February 2018. Watch the full video for more.
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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.
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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.
COVID cases continued to surge in Bihar and during this time, jewellers in Patna are facing hardship. The increased number of COVID cases has hampered jewellery sales during wedding season. A jeweller in Patna said, "Last year was very bad for us. But this year too, business prospects are not good for us, especially for small jewellers catering to middle-class families because they are struggling with extreme cash crunch. This has affected our business." The rescheduling or cancelling of wedding have directly hit the sales and a jeweller said, "Jewellery sales are not up to our expectations because weddings are being rescheduled or cancelled due to rising cases." A few customers are visiting the stores due to COVID fear.
Amid scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines in some states, a special transport special transport vehicle carrying COVID-19 vaccine, (Covishield) broke down in Patna on April 09. Pharmacist Mukesh Kumar, who accompanied the van carrying vaccine doses said that 89,689 vials being transported in this van. Each vial contains 10 doses.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation with Holi wishes. "Wishing you all a very Happy Holi. This festival of happiness, exaltation, joy and glee should infuse new vigor and new energy into everyone's life," PM Modi said in a tweet in Hindi. Holi marks the arrival of the spring harvest season in the country. Amid rising Covid cases, many state governments have declared a ban on the public celebration of the festival. India recorded 62,714 new cases in a span of 24 hours on March 29. Despite the curbs, people gathered to celebrate ‘Holika Dahan’ in Bihar’s Patna. The evening before Holi is known as Holika Dahan or Chhoti Holi. People light a bonfire to signify the burning of the demon Holika. Watch the full video for more.
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A station house officer (SHO) of Bihar Police was beaten to death by a crowd in West Bengal on April 09. SHO of Kishanganj Police Station in Bihar, Ashwini Kumar, visited a village in Goalpokhar Police Station area of Uttar Dinajpur to probe a theft case when he was thrashed by the locals. Speaking on the matter, Suresh Kumar Choudhary, IG Purnia Range said, "He had come for a raid in connection with a bike theft. Islampur SP is with us. We'll raid and make arrests."
Considering a spike in COVID cases in Bihar along with other parts of the country, the state government on Friday decided that all shops and commercial establishments will function till 7 pm, while schools, colleges and coaching centres will remain shut for another one week till April 18. Shops and commercial establishments will remain open across the state till 7 pm by the end of this month and all the coronavirus protocols have to be followed. Watch the full video for more details.
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Pratyaya Amrit, Principal Secretary (Disaster Management) of Bihar announced restrictions amid alarming surge of COVID-19 cases. "All shops are permitted to open till 7pm. Restaurants, Dhabas and hotels are exempted and can function on 25% seating capacity. Cinema hall, public transportation can function on 50% occupancy," said Pratyaya Amrit.
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