Shiv Sena Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut, while reacting to visit of foreign envoys to J-K, said that the delegation should also visit borders of national capital, where farmers are protesting against three new farm laws, to know more about democracy.
"There is democracy on papers in Jammu and Kashmir but there is no democracy at Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP border).
I welcome the foreign delegation that they have found 'darshan' of democracy in J-K.
But this same delegation should also visit farmers' at Ghazipur border and Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) and ask them about the democracy," Raut told ANI in Delhi.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that there is a political conspiracy behind arrested cop Sachin Vaze naming Anil Parab in his latest letter. ‘There have been efforts from day one to topple the Maharashtra government. The faces of those who are trying to topple the government are coming to light. A new trend has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. People in jail write letters and they are considered as evidence,’ Raut said. Waze had written a letter to the NIA claiming that Maharashtra ministers had asked him to illegally collect money for them. BJP leaders had cited the allegations to demand Anil Parab’s resignation. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Protesting farmers celebrated the festival of colours at Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur border on March 29. Farmers were seen beating drums, dancing, singing, and playing Holi. "It is not a good feeling being away from our families on Holi, but it's okay since our farmer brothers are here. I request the government to pay heed to our demands as soon as possible," a farmer said. The farmers from Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh, have been camping at several Delhi border points, including Tikri, Singhu and Ghazipur, since November 28 last year. They have been demanding a complete repeal of the three farm laws and a legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their crops. Watch the full video for more.
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As farmers protesting against three contentious agricultural laws hold Bharat Bandh today to mark four months of their agitation at Delhi's borders, rail traffic was affected this morning. Some trains from Delhi to Chandigarh, Amritsar, Kalka among other destinations were cancelled this morning. Road traffic has also been hit in some parts. The all-India strike, which began at 6 AM, will continue till 6 PM. The farmers' protest at the Delhi borders started on November 26 at three epicentres- Singhu border, Ghazipur and Tikri.
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'Samyukt Kisan Morcha' called for 12-hour 'Bharat Bandh' on March 26 against Centre's three new Farm Laws. Protesters blocked the Ghazipur border and Singhu border today. They were seen sitting on the road and chanting anti-farm law slogans.
To escape scorching heat at borders, protesting farmers are making bamboo huts in tricolour. The protest which started in November against three farm laws, continues. Discussions between farmers and centre have remained inconclusive so far.
Despite spike in COVID-19 cases across the country, people are barely seen following COVID norms. The wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Gazipur still continues to witness huge rush even as the national capital is seemingly experiencing another COVID wave. Several buyers and vendors present in the market were seen without masks. Social distancing norms were flouted and the market was seen flooded with the crowd despite the guidelines issued by the government. "Corona cases are rising day by day and this market remains always crowded and social distancing is not maintained. People should maintain social distancing," said Suresh Kumar Gupta, a local. "People are careless, not maintaining social distancing and moving without wearing masks. They are risking their lives along with others. It's a violation of government's rules and this scenario is seen everywhere in Delhi," said Noor Hasan, another local.
Despite rising COVID-19 cases, huge rush was witnessed in several markets across the country. People thronged the Dadar Market in Mumbai and similar scenario was seen at a fruit and vegetable Market in Delhi's Ghazipur. People in the market were seen flouting social distancing norms while purchasing groceries. Some individuals were also without face masks despite the compulsory orders and restrictions from the state government. Maharashtra has 3,36,584 active cases while Delhi is having 8,032 active cases till March 29. India has crossed 6 crore COVID-19 vaccinations till date.
The rapidly increasing number of corona cases in the second wave of COVID-19 is quite worrying. To curb the growing number of corona cases, a night curfew has been imposed in Delhi from 10 PM to 5 AM till 30 April. SN Srivastava, Delhi Police Commissioner, made a surprise visit to different places in Delhi late in the night to assess whether the night curfew is adhered to and there is no laxity. He also interacted with police personnel on duty and gave necessary instructions.
President Kovind, PM Modi paid homage to BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary. PM Modi paid his tribute to Ambedkar while addressing the Association of Indian Universities. He also took to twitter saying Ambedkar gave a strong foundation to independent India. VP Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Ambedkar at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to the Father of Indian Constitution. BSP supremo Mayawati remembered Ambedkar's legacy on his birth anniversary. DMK chief MK Stalin paid a floral tribute to BR Ambedkar at Koyambedu in Chennai. Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was born on 14 April, 1891 in Mhow of Madhya Pradesh. Termed as the father of Indian constitution, he always worked for the welfare of deprived people. Ambedkar was conferred with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1990.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to Dr BR Ambedkar on his 130th birth anniversary at his residence in Delhi. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also paid tribute to Father of Indian Constitution.
Amid surge in coronavirus cases in national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on April 14 informed that that there more than 13,000 and hospitals are admitting people from other states. "Delhi government has increased beds to more than 13,000. We are constantly increasing number of beds. Delhi is having double the beds other states are having. Delhi hospitals are admitting people from other states also," the Minister said. "Delhi government app is not showing false data. It takes time to get it updated. People should check the app and call the hospital before going there, even phone numbers of the hospitals have been provided on the app," he added.
Two terrorists and three associates were arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Police seized arms and ammunition from the possession of the terrorists and their aides. Police said that as per the preliminary probe those arrested were working for Al-Badr terror outfit. “We acted on specific information regarding movement of terrorists in the area. A special checkpoint was established near Kachloo Crossing by security forces. During checking of vehicles, three people were apprehended by the alert forces. They were riding a motorcycle and tried to escape from the spot initially. After interrogation, they revealed about two more people who were then nabbed,” a police official said. Two of the arrested were captured from Baderkali forest area following a search operation. Police said that they were planning to attack security forces installations.
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Even as the nation is struggling against a fresh wave of Covid-19 infections, the Union government announced some good news regarding another disease. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said that 2 regions in India - the Union Territory of Lakshadweep, and Jammu & Kashmir's Budgam district - have been declared tuberculosis free. Vardhan was addressing a World Health Organisation meeting on the issue. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on April 13 informed that Lakshadweep and Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam are now tuberculosis free. 'We have now declared one union territory - Lakshadweep and one district in Jammu and Kashmir - Budgam as tuberculosis free. I think this is a landmark achievement to begin with and I think it has already set the tone for a TB-free India by 2025,' said Union Health Minister.
The Election Commission on Monday imposed a 24-hour ban on campaigning by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner. Russia's Covid vaccine Sputnik V has been recommended for use in India by a committee of experts as the country battles a record spike in infections. Haryana has announced a night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am as the state battles a huge rise in coronavirus cases along with rest of the country. In the wake of the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases, The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday directed airlines to serve inflight meals only on those domestic flight that have a duration of over two hours.
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Situated in the Faridabad district of Haryana, the symbolic shrine of Chote Bade Sarkar has been serving as a cynosure of communal harmony for generations. People of all caste and communities visit the shrine to pay their obeisance to both the Sufi saints, Bade Sarkar and Chote Sarkar and seek their blessings. The shrine is believed to have healing powers and therefore a number of people suffering from different medical problems can be seen visiting the shrine. Even though the actual shrine of Bade Sarkar and Chote Sarkar is located in the Badaun district of northern Uttar Pradesh state, the symbolic shrine of the saints in Faridabad is also no less popular. Built around hundred years ago, the shrine is even visited by people from faraway places irrespective of faith. Even the caretaker of the shrine is a Hindu man whose family has been taking care of it for generations. Bade Sarkar was born in Bukhara in 1188 and left the material world in Badaun in 1230. Like many other Sufi saints before him, he too traced his lineage from the family of Hazrat Muhammad. Chote Sarkar, on the other hand, was his most famous disciple and spiritual successor. Both the brothers throughout their life propagated the message of peace and brotherhood and are thus revered by all communities till date.
Fire broke out in four coaches of a parked train at Rohtak Railway Station in Haryana on April 08. After receiving the information, railway officials rushed to the site. Fire tenders were called to douse the flames. No injuries were reported. Further details are awaited.