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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A gunfight broke out between security forces & Maoists in Chhattisgarh's Bastar on April 3.As many as 23 bodies were found from the site of the gunfight, as per officials. 32 soldiers were injured and 1 was reported missing, confirmed Bijapur police. The gunfight also resulted in the death of a suspected Maoist, officials said Five security personnel lost their lives on April 3, body of two were recovered. Operation to find the missing soldiers was underway, a senior police official said. President Kovind and PM Modi condoled the death of soldiers who lost their lives. Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to Chhattisgarh CM and took stock of the situation. Watch the full video for more.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar to undergo Endoscopy surgery on his Gallbladder. President Ram Nath Kovind signs the controversial ‘Delhi Bill’ while in hospital. Covid 19 breakout: Joint WHO-China study rules out lab leak, calls it extremely unlikely. People across the country celebrate the festival of colours, Covid-19 protocols vastly neglected. Fresh Covid-19 cases triple in three weeks, deaths rise by 51%. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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President Ram Nath Kovind, who was shifted to the AIIMS from Army Hospital (RR) in Delhi, will undergo a "planned bypass procedure" on March 30 at the hospital. President Kovind's condition is stable. The President was taken to the Army Hospital on March 26 after he felt chest pain, as part of the routine checkup, the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. The Army Hospital had referred him to AIIMS for "further investigation", the facility's medical bulletin read.
President Joe Biden said on Saturday he will raise the cap on the number of refugees admitted this year to the United States, a day after he drew criticism from Democratic lawmakers for agreeing to keep the historically low figure in place. Jayson Albano reports.
President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly assertive China as the U.S. leader held his first face-to-face White House summit since taking office. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
The White House said President Joe Biden will set a new, increased refugee cap in May after facing a barrage of criticism when officials confirmed to CNN and other outlets that it would remain at the historically low level set by former President Donald Trump.
The BCCI said on Monday that the remaining three T20 Internationals between India and England will be played without spectators at the Narendra Modi stadium in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases. The BCCI's announcement came after Gujarat Cricket Association vice-president Dhanraj Nathwani said the decision was taken due a spike in Covid-19 cases. "T20s on March 16, 18 and 20 will be played without audience at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Refund will be given to the spectators who have purchased tickets," Nathwani said in a statement. Nathwani said the GCA will form policy for refund of money to the spectators who have already purchased tickets for these three T20Is. Watch the full video for more.
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The Indian cricket team won the fourth test match against England by an innings and 25 runs. They won the series by 3-1 on March 06 in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. Cricket fans were seen enjoying and rejoicing outside the Narendra Modi Stadium. While speaking to ANI, a cricket fan said, "We are happy to see the largest cricket stadium of the world today." Another fan added, "We are proud of Axar Patel's performance in the test match and also happy to see world's largest cricket stadium." Narendra Modi Stadium is the largest cricket stadium in the world which is located near the banks of Sabarmati River.
Amid a controversy over a cricket stadium in Gujarat being renamed after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government on Wednesday said the name change involves only the Motera stadium and the entire sports complex continues to be named after Sardar Patel. Asked about the allegations, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar, however, told reporters that only the Motera stadium has been renamed and the complex continues to be named after Vallabhbhai Patel. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was present alongside Javadekar at the media briefing after a cabinet meeting, also took a swipe at the Congress leaders, asking whether party chief Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi have so far praised the world's tallest statue of Sardar Patel erected at Kevadiya in Gujarat. Watch the full video for more details.
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The demand of oxygen has been doubled in several parts of Gujarat amid surge in COVID-19 cases. Oxygen plants are working overtime to fulfill the demands of the hospitals. Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Ahmedabad among other smaller districts have emerged as highest consumers of medical oxygen. The demand of medical oxygen has increased as critical cases pile up in private and government hospitals. According to owner of Mukesh Patel, the demand of medical oxygen has risen from 20-30 per cent. Gujarat has reported 8,152 new COVID-19 cases and 81 deaths in last 24 hours.
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, queue of ambulances seen waiting outside Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad on April 14 to admit patients. "10 days earlier, about 2800-2900 cases reported daily. But these days we are getting 4500-4600 daily cases. Emergency flow increased to 50%. Almost more cases are corona related. There are 625 ambulances working for 108 services. Also, we had added 60 more ambulances. Hospital wait time has exceeded as it's not the duty of 108 to assign the hospitals to corona patients. One has to call Municipal Corporation," said Hospital's Head of Emergency Satish Patel.
In a joint venture of Municipal Corporation and Neuberg Supratech, drive-through RT-PCR testing has been launched at GMDC Ground in Ahmedabad on April 14 to ramp up COVID testing amid rising cases. Those who came for the test, have to scan QR code. After registration, their vehicles are allowed inside for testing. Director of Neuberg Supratech Laboratory, Dr Sandip Shah said, "It's a joint venture and first time initiative in the country. We are assumed to take around 5000-6000 samples through drive through testing and disposing off a car within 3 minutes. We will provide reports within 36 hours. It will help to contain COVID by limiting the rush."
Despite a seating capacity of over 110,000 spectators, safety precautions limited the seating at the world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, India to only 55,000 on February 24 as England plays t