Amid rising cases of coronavirus in Mumbai, Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that there is a possibility of another lockdown. Pednekar said that people will have to take precautions or else the government will have to consider moving towards another lockdown. Mumbai on Monday recorded over 500 cases of coronavirus in 24 hours. As of February 15, Mumbai had 5,531 active coronavirus cases. Maharashtra Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar called the situation “alarming”. Watch the full video for more details.
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Amid the demand for paper ballots in addition to electronic voting machines, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Thursday asserted that he has full faith in EVMs. He added that what political parties generally do is, if a party wins with a huge mandate then everything is fine but as soon as any party loses elections they blame it on EVMs. "Congress government came to power in Rajasthan and Punjab even when elections took place through EVMs. What political parties generally do is, if a party wins with a huge mandate then everything is fine but as soon as any party loses elections they blame it on EVMs but I have complete faith in EVMs," Pawar said. Watch the full video for more details.
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Expressing "full faith" in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar, on February 11 called out hypocrisy of several political parties on the voting medium. He said, "Even when EVMs were there, Congress govt was elected in Punjab, Rajasthan. Often several parties blame EVMs when they lose polls but when they win, then everything is fine. I have full faith in EVMs."
Health Ministry Joint Secretary Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari informed that the five highest vaccinating states today are Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Bhandari said that total 51 persons have been hospitalised till date out of which 27 have been discharged, one person is under treatment and 23 people died so far.
As the vaccination drive has already been kicked off in the Himalayan nation, the inoculation drive for elderly and most vulnerable age groups will commence from next month. Nepal has received the first batch of one million COVISHIELD Vaccine developed by Serum Institute of India on Sunday via Air India flight. The vaccines would be used to inoculate people above 60 years of age, which is 8.73 per cent of Nepal's population, in the vaccination drive that will begin on March 7. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, there are 2,652,258 elderly people above 60 years in the country. On January 21st 2021, Nepal had received a total of One Million COVISHIELD Vaccine from India under grant assistance.
Amid Maharashtra Covid spike, a mega wedding was attended by top netas. NCP chief Sharad Pawar, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala reportedly attended the wedding. A case was reportedly registered against ex-MP Dhananjay Mahadik for the February 21 event in Pune. Covid rules were allegedly flouted at Mahadik's son's wedding programme. Meanwhile, Covid rules were also being ignored by general public in Mumbai. Huge crowds were reported at Mumbai's Crawford market on February 22. Maharashtra saw 5,200+ new cases, while Mumbai had 760+ on February 22. Maharashtra CM Thackeray has warned of 'second wave' of Covid. Watch the full video for more details.
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Even as Maharashtra sees a fresh uptick in new Covid cases, a mega wedding was held in state capital Mumbai. Over 200 people allegedly attended the event, with videos suggesting that social distancing norms were ignored. Police reportedly filed an FIR against Chhedanagar gymkhana and parents of the bride and groom. Meanwhile, the state health minister appealed to people to take precautions as Maharashtra can't afford another lockdown. Amravati has already announced lockdown for a week, while Pune has also declared curbs. Watch the full video for more.
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While speaking to ANI in Patna on February 26, the former deputy chief minister of Bihar, Sushil Kumar Modi spoke on Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's 'North-South' remark. Modi said, "He (Rahul Gandhi) gives justification and Robert Vadra stands in his support and say he hasn't said it. When he (Rahul) visits north-east, he says something against north. When he visits south, he says something against north." "This is why Congress is being swept off from the country. He thinks it will benefit him in Kerala but he is wrong. He won't be benefitted by the politics of instigating one state against the other," he added.
Cyrus S Poonawalla, chairman and MD of Serum Institute of India, on Thursday said the vaccine major will offer compensation of Rs 25 lakh in addition to the mandated amount to families of persons who..
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