RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav called on the Bengal Chief Minister at her office in Kolkata and the two reportedly discussed seat-sharing; Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar declared that the entire state of Bihar will be vaccinated against Coronavirus at no cost; Prashant Kishor has signed on as "principal advisor" to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ahead of Punjab Assembly election. All this and more news at 9 PM.
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Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that his Cabinet colleagues had decided to pay for Covid-19 vaccine. The announcement came on the day that India expanded the inoculation drive to include those aged above 60 years, and those aged 45+ with comorbidities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar were among those vaccinated on Day 1 of Phase 2. Watch the full video for more.
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As the second phase of vaccination drive began across the nation on March 01, Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar took his first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Patna today. CM Nitish took the vaccination on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
Political war of words erupted over Income Tax raids on Bollywood celebrities. Properties linked to filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu was raided. Sites linked to Reliance Entertainment CEO Shibhashish Sarkar were also raided. I-T department was probing alleged tax evasion linked to Phantom Films which was dissolved in 2018. Some politicians and govt critics alleged political vendetta behind the raids. “BJP is misusing institutions like CBI, ED, I-T Department for political benefits. It's political vendetta. There is a dictator who doesn't want to listen to voices against him. He is destroying all institutions. Be it leaders or actors or activists, everyone is being targeted in the political vendetta,” said RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav. Watch the full video for more.
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RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on March 03, called Income Tax (IT) raid at director Anurag Kashyap and actor Taapsee Pannu's properties, a "political vendetta. "BJP misuses institutions like CBI, ED, IT Dept for political benefits. It's political vendetta. There is a dictator who doesn't want to listen to voices against him. He destroyed all institutions. Be it leaders or actors or activists, everyone is being targeted in the political vendetta," said Tejashwi Yadav.
Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP at PM Modi's rally at Brigade Ground in Kolkata. The DMK has allotted 25 seats to ally Congress for next month's elections in Tamil Nadu. The national party has also been allotted the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat that would go for bypolls following the death of Congress MP Vasanthakumar. Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday advised the people of his Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar to "beat up with bamboo sticks" those officials who appeared insensitive to their concerns. As the temperatures are soaring in the poll bound Bengal, West Bengal Agriculture Minister Tapan Dasgupta stoked a controversy by threatening voters that they would lose water and electricity if they did not vote for him in the elections. Varavara Rao, the 81-year-old poet-activist who has been in jail for over two years in the Koregaon-Bhima case, walked out of the Mumbai's Nanavati Hospital.
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A minor girl was kidnapped and allegedly gang-raped in Bihar's Sitamarhi district a week ago. The incident occurred in Parihar area. The accused also recorded the incident and circulated it. A panchayat was held but accused didn't accept their decision. While speaking to ANI, Sitamarhi SP, Anil Kumar said, "We got the complaint just yesterday. Probe is underway."
BJP leader Arjun Singh spoke on whether Mithun Chakraborty will join the party ahead of assembly elections in West Bengal. The Bengal BJP vice-president said that it would be good for the state if Chakraborty joins the party. "Is Mithun Chakraborty joining BJP? It will be good for Bengal if he joins the party. People of Bengal will be happy when he joins PM on stage. Bengalis will definitely be in power, not outsiders. Mamata Banerjee thinks Bengalis in BJP are outsiders. A chief minister should not comment over others. She herself meets Tejashwi Yadav, Kejriwal, Shiv Sena leaders," Singh said.
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Three goons robbed a jewellery shop, stealing jewellery worth approximately Rs 20 lakh, from a shop on gunpoint in Bihar's Patna on March 02. The incident occurred in Kankarbagh area of Patna at Jyoti Alankar Jewellers Shop. Police is examining the CCTV footage to nab the 3 accused. The miscreants carried revolvers while looting the jewellery shop.
Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar chaired review meeting with officials over 2021 Haridwar Kumbh Mela at Police HQ in Dehradun on February 19. State DGP discussed crowd control, transportation and police deployment with State officials in the meeting. While speaking to ANI, Kumar said, "Officials from border states and Central agencies met over arrangements related to Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021 today. Issues of crowd management, law and order, transportation and COVID protocols discussed. No VIP movement will be allowed on main 'Kumbh Snan' Day." The grand Kumbh Mela will start from April 01 to April 30 in Haridwar.
BJP leader and Member of Bihar Legislative Assembly Neeraj Bablu raised a demand for a new population control law in the country. Bablu said that he would approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this..
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