Congress leader and Wayanad representative in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi had Easter lunch with children at Jeevan Jyothi Orphanage in Kalpetta in Wayanad, Kerala. Rahul Gandhi’s sister and Party’s general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joined on a video call on Rahul’s phone and interacted with the children. Previously, Priyanka Gandhi tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in self-isolation.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had Easter lunch with children at Jeevan Jyothi Orphanage in Kalpetta area of Kerala's Wayanad on April 04. During lunch, some children also interacted with the party leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Rahul's phone. India is celebrating the Easter festival which commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. Rahul Gandhi is on a visit to poll bound Kerala.
Coronavirus cases are on uphill across country as second wave of pandemic tightens its grip. In wake of the rising infections, after Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad have also imposed night curfew. Night restrictions also imposed in Lucknow and Prayagraj. "Night curfew has been imposed till further orders, all essential services have been exempted but in order to prove they must have proper permission and Id-card with them," said Ranvijay Singh ADCP Noida.
Nurses of Moti Lal Nehru Medical College halted services and protested on March 15 in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj. The protest came after one of nurses alleged that she was slapped by a junior doctor following a verbal altercation. "Nurse has complained. Action to be taken after we speak to the doctor," said a hospital staff.
Preparations are underway for Kumbh Mela 2021 which is to be held from April 1 to 30 in Haridwar. The Uttarakhand government has decided to limit the religious congregation this year to 30 days. Kumbh attendees will have to pre-register at a portal and have Covid-19 negative report. Hand sanitiser stalls have also been put up at several places across the Mela area, which spreads over Haridwar, Pauri Garhwal and Dehradun districts of Uttarakhand. “The first holy bath is on ‘Shivratri’, all preparations have been done for it. All in all, we have assigned duties to security personnel at the routes. Changing rooms and hand washing stations have been built in places. We would have volunteers who would keep sanitising the area,” Kumbh Mela officer Deepak Rawat said. Kumbh Mela religious pilgrimage witnesses one of the largest mass gatherings. It is celebrated four times over a course of 12 years and spans four locations namely Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik.
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Devotees from across the country took holy dips today on the occasion of magh purnima, the full moon night in the magha month of the hindu calender. The devotees in Prayagraj and Haridwar were seen observing the holy occasion by offering diyas in the water. Magh Purnima is the night of the full moon in the Hindu month of Magha.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on April 11 held a meeting with senior officials of the state over COVID-19 situation. Uttar Pradesh reported highest single-day spike with over 12,000 cases on April 10. The state government is running the vaccination drive across 6,000 centres after the starting of four-day 'Tika Utsav'.
Adhering to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's exhortation, a 'tika utsav' or vaccination fest was launched across the country on April 11. It is scheduled to last till April 14, the birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, one of modern India's founders. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the progress at Shakti Bhawan in Lucknow. In Madhya Pradesh's Indore, around 150 railways staff and their family members were inoculated. Watch the full video for more.
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Devotees in Varanasi's famous Vishwanath temple stood in long queues on the auspicious occasion of Mahashivratri, as they waited eagerly for their turn to perform the holy rituals on Shivling. As Hindu devotees stood in queues, people of the Muslim community were seen showering petals on them to give out the message of brotherhood in line with the Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb. This culture refers to the fusion of Hindu-Muslim cultures found in northern states like Uttar Pradesh, especially the region that falls between the banks of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers. This was not for the first time that such a wonderful gesture was shown by the people of a particular community in Varanasi. Locals say that be it the festivals of Hindus or Muslims, we celebrate each and every festival together and the same was witnessed during Mahashivratri. Celebrated with great fervour and zeal across the country, Mahashivratri is considered most auspicious for spiritual growth. Literally translating to - the great night of Shiva, the occasion is believed to celebrate the marriage of Shiva, the Lord of destruction and Parvati, goddess of fertility, love and beauty.
Toxic foam was seen covering the Yamuna river in the national capital. Massive amount of pollution was seen on the river near the Kalindi Kunj area. Local residents complained about the rising pollution. High phosphate content in factory waste is reportedly the cause. This comes in the backdrop of the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi setting a 2023 target to reduce pollution in the river by 90%. Watch the full video for more.
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the construction work of Bundelkhand Expressway on March 09. He also held a meeting with officials on site. The 296-kilometre long Expressway will provide a four-lane access-controlled route in Uttar Pradesh. The state government is constructing the Bundelkhand Expressway which will pass through the districts of Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur, and Jalaun. This expressway will link the Bundelkhand area to Delhi through the Agra-Lucknow expressway and Yamuna expressway as well as play a vital role in the development of Bundelkhand region.
An ancient city located on the banks of River Ganga, Haridwar is expanding rapidly. Being a popular pilgrimage site, the city also witnesses a massive floating population as each day pilgrims come to bathe at the holy river to get rid of their sins. The number of visitors grow manifold during the festivals, especially month-long Kumbh fair. The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has been tirelessly endeavouring to ensure that pilgrims get a cleaner Ganga at this holy site with no flow of sewage water. It has intercepted all major and minor sources of river pollution under the Namami Gange Programme. The key projects in Haridwar have included intercepting major drains falling into the river and diverting them to Sewage Treatment Plants. Kassawan Nullah, one of the biggest drains that would contaminate the river severely has been tapped entirely and diverted to the STP. Inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the tech-equipped expansion of 68 MLD STP at Jagjeetpur is instrumental in treating the sewage load that compounds during the massive festive gatherings like Kumbh. Built at a cost of 230 crore, the STP achieved its current strength a few months ago. Another 14 MLD STP at Sarai, developed a little over a year ago under the Hybrid Annuity Model will add to the comprehensive campaign of protecting and rejuvenating the river. The Kassawan Nullah sewage is also treated at Sarai only. To the Hindus, the Ganga is a sacred river, and any town or city on its banks is believed to be blessed. Haridwar is a paradise for the pilgrims who throng the Ghats of the river to attain nirvana. The government of India through the National Mission for Clean Ganga has not just been providing a cleaner and conducive holy site to them but working in larger interest of all inhabitants along the course of the river.
Atulya Ganga team is working hard to restore the lost glory of Ganga by undertaking the herculean First ever successful Mundman Parikrama of Ganga which means that the journey must conclude at the same point from where it began. The Parikrama began on 16th December 2020 from Jhusi in Allahbad in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The team has reached its first major milestone of 100 days on 25th of March. The Yatra went downstream first towards Ghazipur, Banaras, The towards the state of Bihar in Patna, Hajipur, then to the state of Jharkhand and then to the state of West Bengal in Mayapur, Kolkata, to GangaSagar via Hoogly.
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As the pilgrims flock to the holy city of Haridwar to take a dip in the river Ganga while attending the ongoing Kumbh Mela...Today Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla visited Swami Avdheshanand Giriji Maharaj. He was accompanied by his wife Amita Birla. They both were greeted well at the Ashram and paid his respects to Swami Avdheshanand. Soon after that newly appointed Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat also arrived to meet the Swami Avdheshanand. Where he also met the already present Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla.
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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has canceled her poll campaign in Assam, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu after she went into self-isolation day as her husband Robert Vadra tested positive for..
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Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra announced she will be in self isolation and she has tested negative for COVID 19. She now has to cancel her Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala campaigns. Her..