Praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 situation in the country, Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, on March 01 said that in guise of Lord Hanuman, PM Modi brought 'sanjeevani booti' for common people to eliminate COVID-19. "Prime Minister has set a precedent by taking COVID-19 Vaccine today. The indigenous vaccine is a living example of self-reliant India. In guise of Lord Hanuman, Prime Minister has brought in 'sanjeevani booti' for common people to eliminate COVID-19," said MoS Health.
Addressing a public gathering in poll-bound Tamil Nadu, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi alleged that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edapaddi K Palaniswami is being "fully controlled" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the state needs an "independent" Chief Minister. "The coming election is about the future of Tamil Nadu. The Chief Minister because of corruption is fully controlled by the Prime Minister. Tamil Nadu needs an independent CM," said Rahul Gandhi in Kuzhithurai.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inoculated with the first dose of a home-grown coronavirus vaccine on Monday, kicking off an expansion of the country's immunization campaign that began in mid-January with healthcare workers.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that BJP and Congress are afraid of the people who voted for the AAP in the local body polls in Gujarat. "I have been listening to statements of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress, over the past few days after the results. They are perturbed and a little scared. We have to understand that they are not scared of you or AAP. They are scared of people who voted for you," Kejriwal said addressing the newly elected corporators in Surat. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met newly elected corporators of the party and its volunteers here, after getting a rise in the local body elections in the state. Watch the full video for more details.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on February 26 held a roadshow in Gujarat's Surat after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) scored seats in Gujarat local body polls. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) got good number of seats in civic body polls in its debut. The party got 27 seats in the Surat Municipal Corporation. The ruling BJP swept the polls across six municipal corporations in Gujarat, winning 483 out of 576 seats.
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Gujarat's Surat said BJP and Congress are perturbed and scared since results of Gujarat municipal elections rolled out. "I've been listening to statements of BJP and Congress, over past few days after the results (of Gujarat municipality elections). They're perturbed, a little scared. We have to understand that they're not scared of you or AAP. They're scared of people who voted for you," said Arvind Kejriwal. ."
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on February 25 said that the state government is going to bring a bill against 'love jihad' in Vidhan Sabha in March during the budget session. He said that the bill will be brought to stop the forced conversion of Hindu girls.
"Today my COVID's RTPCR report came negative, therefore I went directly from hospital to Rajkot to cast my vote," said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. He further assured that people should not get worried during COVID-19, Gujarat's recovery rate is more than 98 per cent. He further expressed confidence that BJP will clean sweep in the municipal corporation polls.
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his wife cast their votes at a polling centre in Rajkot in the municipal corporation election. Election to 6 municipal corporations is underway in Gujarat. CM Vijay Rupani was discharged from hospital earlier today. CM Rupani had tested positive for COVID-19.
A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) constable is providing 'Mallakhamba' training to children in the forests of Abujmarh in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district which is hit by the Naxalite violence. The tribal population is deprived of basic facilities like water and electricity even today. Overcoming all obstacles, four children from the district had made it to the final round in 2020 for the selection for a 'Mallakhamba' demonstration in the Japan Olympics, which was scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. CAF constable Manoj Prasad said he learned Mallakhamba in 2016 and has been training children free of cost since then. Speaking to ANI, Manoj said, "I myself learned Mallkhamba in 2016. From 2016-2017, I started training children of Naxalite strongholds who study in Pota Cabins. All children under my tutelage are tribals who were known as 'Abujh'." The coach also informed that four children have made it to the final round for a demonstration of Mallakhamba in the Japan Olympics."These children have a lot of potentials. All the children here are future Olympiads. With this dream, I started coaching them for free," Prasad added. People in Narayanapur have not heard of Mallakhamba before. But in only two to three years of practice, the children from the region have defeated many of the country's biggest players in Mallakhamba and won many gold medals. They went to Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa, and many other states to participate in Mallakhamba tournaments from 2019 to 2020.In November 2019, the children won the gold medal by defeating the senior group at the All India level. In March 2020, they won 8 gold, 3 bronze medals, and 4 girls featured in 'Best of Six' in India Under-14. "It was very difficult to defeat the Mallakhamba practitioners of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Despite not being able to beat them for 40 years, our children had worked hard day and night along with their studies. Now they are number one in India", the coach further stated. Rajesh Korram, a class four student, who hails from Asanar village next to Jungle Orchha, said, "I have been learning Mallakhamba since 2018. I won the gold medal by defeating my senior player. I went to Mumbai for the first time on a train. Life has taken a turn for the better. I want to win a gold medal in Japan Olympics." Manu Dhruv, another Mallakhamba player, added he won 2 gold medals in Tamil Nadu. "There is not a good school in our village. These are Naxalite-affected villages. We used to climb trees and play Kabaddi. No one had heard Mallakhamba's name earlier. I started playing Mallakhamba in 2017, living in a porta cabin. Initially, I went to play Tamil Nadu and won 2 gold medals there."
A crocodile was rescued from a constriction site in Gujarat’s Vadodara. The 11-feet-long reptile was found in a ditch in Kelanpur area on Saturday. After rescuing, the crocodile was handed over to the forest department. “We initially tried to rescue it manually but later we took the help of a JCB machine. We rescued the crocodile and have handed it over to the forest department. The crocodile was about 10-11 feet long and its weight was around 150 kgs,” Arvind Pawar, President, Wildlife Rescue Trust said. The reptile was later released into the river following medical examination.
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Polling underway for civic polls for 88 seats in Vadodara on February 28. People also queued up to vote for polls to 34 Zila panchayat seats and 168 taluka panchayat seats. Precautionary measures for COVID-19 being followed.
Sliver, buried inside ground in a basement, was stolen from Rajasthan’s Jaipur. The robbery was reported from a doctor’s house in Jaipur on February 24. The silver was reportedly kept in three iron boxes, 6 feet beneath surface. The exact volume of stolen silver has not been revealed. Robbers used a vacant plot behind the doctor’s house to dig a tunnel. RS Beniwal, ACP, Vaishali Nagar (Jaipur) said, “We are not sure about the volume but a lot of silver was stolen. They dug the silver inside the ground around 3 months ago.” Watch the full video for more.
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A MBBS student has allegedly committed suicide in Rajasthan's Jodhpur. A final year student at MDM Hospital was found hanging from fan of his hostel room. Speaking to ANI, a police official said, "Final year student at MDM Hospital was found hanging from fan of his hostel room. Post mortem and room search will be done in presence of family member." "Investigation will be done accordingly," he added.