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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At least six people died and four got injured after a mini bus fell into a gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda on April 12. Rescue team was present at the spot and injured persons have been admitted to a hospital in Jammu for treatment, said Doda CMO Dr Yakoob Mir. More details are awaited.
Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (JKPDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on April12 appealed to the youth of Union Territory to leave weapons and start advocating for the welfare of JandK. Underlining the Bodo peace talks in Assam, she also questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not initiating similar peace deals in Kashmir. "We ask our nation to give us back what was snatched away from us. If you want people of Jammu and Kashmir, you'll have to reinstate our honour. There's no other way. I say this to my country. Why does BJP get angry when I say it? Will I ask from Pakistan? If PM Narendra Modi appeals to militants of Assam to join the mainstream and leave their weapons, if talks are held with Boro (Bodo), then what is the difficulty in doing the same in Jammu and Kashmir? Why is there no option besides jail? How long will this injustice continue?," said PDP chief. She further said, "Nobody will understand the language of weapons. If you present your views peacefully, the world will listen to you. If you speak language of guns you'll be killed and you'll gain nothing. I appeal to Jammu and Kashmir youth to leave weapons and talk. They'll have to listen one day."
Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu, delivered a clear warning to other nations on April 9. Speaking at the convocation ceremony at Indian Institute of Management, Jammu, he said that the Union Territory is an integral part of India. Stating that India has the capability to solve its own problems, he asked other nations to refrain from commenting on the J&K dispute or other Indian issus, and instead focus on their own domestic problems. Watch the full video for more.
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu attended convocation ceremony of Indian Institute of Management Jammu. He said, "Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. We are capable of solving our problems and no country for that matter has any business to interfere or make comments on internal affairs of another country. I advise some friends, who are trying to give unasked advice in between and make commentaries, to confine themselves to their domestic problems. We are capable of taking care of our own problems. They need not worry about us."
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.
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.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on March 28 laid foundation stone for extension of terminal building at Gorakhpur Airport in Uttar Pradesh. Civil Aviation Minister (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri was also present during the event. Dignitaries also flagged off an Alliance Air flight from Gorakhpur to Lucknow under RCS-UDAN on this occasion. Nand Gopal Gupta, Minister of Civil Aviation, Uttar Pradesh; Ravindra Shyamnarayan Shukla 'Ravi Kishan' MP (Lok Sabha); Shiv Pratap Khukla, MP (Rajya Sabha); Jai Prakash Nishad, MP (Rajya Sabha) and Dr. Radha Mohan Das Agrawal, MLA Gorakhpur Urban (U.P.) Shri Anuj Agrawal, Chairman, AAI, and other senior officials of AAI were also present during the event. The existing terminal building commissioned in the year 2018 was designed to cater 100 passengers and has an area of 1890 sqm. The passenger traffic at the Gorakhpur airport has grown exponentially in very short span of time. Thus, to increase the passenger handling capacity of the airport and make the airport suitable for Airbus 320 type of Aircraft, AAI has planned the extension of the existing terminal building at a cost of Rs 26.87 crore. Spread in an area of 3440 sqm, the extended terminal will be equipped with 10 check-in-counters and two conveyor belts in arrival hall. The new expanded building will have escalators, lifts and enough space for a restaurant and commercial activities. Airports Authority of India (AAI) under the Ministry of Civil Aviation is committed to develop airport infrastructure in the country and provide the world-class services.
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.
As India records biggest ever single-day spike in Covid cases, CBSE has cancelled class 10th exams and postponed the class 12th exam. Class 10th Students will be evaluated on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Any candidate who is not satisfied with the marks allocated to him/her on this basis will be given an opportunity to sit in an exam as and when the conditions are conducive to hold the exams. Prime Minister Modi chaired a high-level meeting today to review the examinations to be held at various levels in view of the developing Corona situation.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Dr BR Ambedkar's contribution to India on his 130th birth anniversary, while addressing the 95th Association of Indian Universities annual meeting via on April 14. "Babasaheb Ambedkar gave a strong foundation to independent India so the nation could move forward while strengthening its democratic heritage," said PM.
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..