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 of India, Ram Nath Kovind, participated in 'Ganga Aarti' at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi on March 13. First Lady Savita Kovind and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were also present. President Ram Nath Kovind, along with his family, is on a three-day visit (March 13 to March 15) to the state.
President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, along with First Lady Savita Kovind offered prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi on March 13. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also joined them.
Gujarat's Vadodara was illuminated on Maha Shivratri on March 11. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel performed 'aarti' on the occasion of Maha Shivratri at Sursagar Lake.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah holds a huge roadshow in Krishnanagar in West Bengal. Huge crowd at the roadshow with no social distancing. Covid-19 norms flouted. This as the country recorded the biggest ever single-day rise of 2.17 lakh cases in a day
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Home Minister Amit Shah today conducted roadshow in Krishnanagar ahead of 5th phase of West Bengal assembly elections. Massive crowd joined the roadshow despite surging cases of coronavirus in the country, Today, Election Commission had called for all-party meeting in West Bengal to ensure strict implementation of COVID guidelines.
Amid West Bengal polls, a TMC delegation will meet the Election Commission to highlight that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are "creating differences"among people of different caste and creed. TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee said, "We are going to highlight that PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah are creating differences among people of different caste and creed. They are making provocative statements. We're also condemning PM Modi's way of delivering speech. It is below the standard of a Prime Minister. It is very unfortunate that Election Commission has not taken any cognizance of it till now."
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."
As the country is reeling under the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, long queue of ambulances seen outside 1200-beded Ahmedabad Civil Hospital. Oxygen is being administered to patients in the ambulance only. On March 12, state reported 6,021 new infections and 55 deaths. Currently, Gujarat has over 30,000 actives cases of coronavirus, out of which 7,165 are in Ahmedabad alone. Gujarat is among the 10 worst-affected states in India due to pandemic.
A big controversy has broken out over renaming the Sardar Patel stadium in Motera as Narendra Modi stadium. Congress has attacked the Prime Minister and accused him of undermining the contributions of the Iron Man of India Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Rahul Gandhi reiterated his ‘hum do, humarey do’ jibe at the Prime Minister over the issue. Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel has now said that even Atal Chowk was named while Atal Bhari Vajpayee was still PM and soon he lost the post. Baghel said that renaming of the stadium to Narendra Modi stadium is a sign that the Prime Minister will lose his seat soon. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Those above the age of 60 and those above 45 with comorbidities as they will get Covid vaccine in the second of the coronavirus vaccination drive will begin March 1. Aiming at inoculating people of West Bengal for COVID-19 free of cost before the upcoming assembly election, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to help the state in procuring vaccines. The surprise renaming of the revamped Motera cricket stadium in Gujarat after Prime Minister Narendra Modi today caused a flood of reactions on social media. Cricketer Manoj Tiwari and three Bengali film stars joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on Wednesday that the Centre has lifted embargo on grant of government businesses to private banks.
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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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Motor rally organised under "Chalo Chamba" campaign concluded in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba on April 11. "Rally of Chamba" attracted enthusiasts from across the country. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju attended the closing ceremony of the rally and felicitated the winners at Police Ground Chamba.
Union Minister of State for Sports Kiren Rijiju along with Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha inaugurated Khelo India State Centre of Excellence for rowing in Srinagar. Built at renowned Dal Lake, the centre will provide an opportunity to water sports enthusiasts in the region. Local residents and authorities believe that this centre will also play a key role in boosting adventure tourism. This is the second such centre with one in the fencing discipline already operating for a significant time now.
The first convocation of 31 students of National Institute of Fashion Technology Srinagar was held in Srinagar's Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre on April 09. Textiles Minister Smriti Irani was the chief guest on the occasion and Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju was the Guest of Honour at institute's convocation. JandK Governor Manoj Sinha also attended the convocation via video conferencing from Jammu's Raj Bhawan. NIFT Srinagar offers two undergraduate courses in Fashion Design and Fashion Communication of four years respectively. It plays a vital role in providing exposure to students in order to enhance their creativity. Students were overjoyed with the convocation that took place amid pandemic.
On World Health Day today, Kiren Rijiju, Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister set a steep fitness goal on Twitter. Mr Rijiju posted a video doing a set of quick steps exercise followed by push ups. The minister, a keen fitness enthusiast and the man behind the Fit India Movement, is seen doing the cardio workouts.
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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, during 'Fit India Walkathon' in Delhi on March 08, urged countrymen to not believe in rumours and assured that the Olympics are on track and dates are finalised. "The process and protocols are to be decided otherwise the dates are finalised," added Rijiju. The games were scheduled to go-ahead last year in Tokyo, but it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nilanshi Patel from Modasa in Gujarat, who won the Guinness World Record title for the longest hair on a teenager three years ago, has finally cut her hair for the first time in 12 years. According to Guinness World Records, Nilanshi won the title for the longest hair ever on a teenager in 2018. Around a minute-long video was shared by the Guinness World Records on Instagram that documented Nilanshi’s haircut.The final seconds of the video showed the 18-year-old teenager kissing her long locks before bidding them goodbye and embracing her new haircut.
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President Ram Nath Kovind performed a 'Narmada Aarti' dedicated to Maa Narmada on March 06. Governor Anandiben Patel, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan also performed the aarti. Chief Justice of India SA Bobde..
On inauguration day of Narendra Modi Stadium, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, "Coupled with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sports Enclave and Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera, a sports complex will also..