Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Delhi's Malviya Nagar, Somnath Bharti has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a court in Sultanpur. He was arrested in connection with his alleged remarks on hospitals and government in UP. Somnath Bharti's advocate Santosh Kumar Pandey said, "An FIR was lodged under IPC 153 and 505, in both these sections, there is punishment up to 3 years. We requested the court to reject the demand but the court denied. He has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days."
Black ink was thrown at Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti on January 11 in Raebareli. Bharti was headed to inspect government schools in the district when the attack took place. An FIR has also been registered against Somnath Bharti in Amethi for his alleged derogatory statement about the condition of hospitals in Uttar Pradesh. The alleged right-wing activist was upset with Bharti's remark and also lashed abuses at him. Bharti also got involved in a heated argument with police officials when an alleged right-wing activist threw ink on him. After the incident, Bharti was detained in the guest house itself. The youth who threw ink on Bharti managed to escape.
The AAP on Wednesday won four of the five civic wards in Delhi in a bypoll, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal asserting that people were desperate to bring the party to power in the three municipal corporations in the national capital. The AAP, however, suffered a shock defeat in the minority-dominated Chauhan Bangar ward, where Chaudhary Zubair Ahmad of the Congress defeated the party's candidate Mohammad Ishraq Khan by a whopping margin of 10,642 votes. "The results are an indication of what kind of outcome is expected next year in the civic body polls. We are waiting for it and will make the city neat and clean," Delhi CM Kejriwal said in an address at the AAP office on DDU Marg, where he reached to celebrate the victory with party workers. Watch the full video for more details.
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After Aam Aadmi Party wins 4 of 5 seats in Delhi Civic bypolls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that people are happy with AAP's 6-year work and upset with BJP's 15-year work in MCD. "It shows that people are happy with AAP's work. In 2015 we won 67/70 seats, in 2020 we won 62/70 seats and now in MCD by-polls, by giving us 4/5 seats, people want us to continue. While BJP's 0 seats show they're upset with them," said CM Kejriwal while addressing AAP workers at party office.
The body of a 12-year-old girl was found buried in a pit in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district. The body was found near a house of a villager five days after the girl went missing. The villager’s son who is the prime suspect is absconding. “The girl was having a meal with her mother and sisters in a field on February 25. The girl had gone looking for water to a nearby house and never returned,” said Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) SK Singh. According to the police, a man was living in the house with his father, where the girl had gone looking for water. The father has been arrested and police are still looking for the boy. Watch the full video for more.
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The body of a girl was excavated from a pit in a village in Anupshahr in UP's Bulandshahr district on March 02. Her missing complaint was lodged on February 28 by the family members. While speaking to media on March 02, Bulandshahr SSP Santosh Kumar Singh said, "The body of a girl excavated from a pit today in a village in Anupshahr. The missing complaint was lodged on February 28. She was having a meal with her mother and sisters in a field. The girl had gone looking for water to a nearby house and never returned." "Her sister went looking for her in vain. A boy lived in the house with his father, where the girl had gone looking for water. We are looking for the boy and have arrested his father," he added.
While speaking to media in Kolkata on March 02, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh spoke ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls. Ghosh said, "Core Committee discussed candidates for Phase 1 and 2 polls. It will be declared soon. We also reviewed the upcoming election rallies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, JP Nadda, Yogi Adityanath in the state."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal's Malda on March 2. One of the main themes of his speech was the claim that the Hindu religion is under threat in the state. He claimed that Durga Puja is being restricted, while forced cow slaughter is carried out during Eid in Bengal. The state will vote in 8 phases between March 27 and April 29, with results being declared on May 2. Watch the full video for more.
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Celebrities like cricket legend Kapil Dev and sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan received the Covid-19 vaccine on March 3. The duo got vaccinated together at the Fortis Escorts hospital in Delhi. They took the jab days after the inoculation drive was expanded to include those aged 60 years and above, and those aged 45+ with comorbid conditions. Watch the full video for more.
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Delhi-based businessman Rohit Datta spoke on how it felt to be the first Covid-19 patient in the national capital. Recalling his time in hospital, Dutta said he is excited to take the Covid-19 vaccine. “Initially, I was blank and didn't know about the coronavirus. I was in hospital for 14 days following which I was allowed to go home. I have registered all senior citizens in my family for the ongoing vaccination. Since I do not have any comorbidity, I will also be vaccinated later on. I am waiting for my turn to get vaccinated and I am very excited,” he said. The second phase of vaccination drive for age-appropriate population groups began on March 1 with the union health ministry calling out eligible people to get an appointment at respective hospitals in the country.
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Veteran cricketer Kapil Dev received his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on March 03 at Fortis Hospital in Delhi. Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan also received first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The 2nd phase of COVID vaccine drive began on March 01 in the country for people aged above 45 years with co-morbidities and people above 60 years.
Ink was thrown at Aam Aadmi Party MLA Somnath Bharti allegedly by an activist of Hindu Yuva Vahini in Rae Bareli in UP on Monday.
The Hindu Yuva Vahini activist allegedly threw ink at Bharti as he was..