PM Modi said at an event in Puducherry today that the Government of India has made several efforts to improve connectivity to give farmers a better market for produce; A Delhi court on Thursday granted protection from arrest to Shantanu Muluk in the toolkit case till March 9; As many as 229 covid-19 cases have emerged from a single hostel in a school in Maharashtra's Washim district.
Shantir Ogrosena, multinational military exercise, concluded in Bangladesh on April 12.The armed forces of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated in the exercise. Observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia also participated. The multilateral UN-mandated counterterrorism exercise was held from April 4-12. The Indian Army contingent that participated comprised of 30 personnel. Indian Army chief Gen M M Naravane attended the closing ceremony of the exercise. The Army chief also interacted with the members of the Indian Army contingent. Watch the full video for more.
Credit: HT Digital Content Duration: 02:08Published
A 10-day multinational military exercise named 'Shantir Ogrosena' in which troops of four countries including India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Sri Lanka participated, culminated on April 12 in Bangladesh. The exercise also included observers from the US, UK, Turkey and Saudi Arabia and others. The exercise from April 4-12, was organised to pay tribute to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on his birth centenary and celebrate the golden jubilee of the liberation of Bangladesh. The aim of the exercise was to strengthen defence ties and enhance interoperability amongst neighbourhood countries to ensure effective peacekeeping operations, the Indian Army said on April 12.
Congress has finally launched its digital media platform named 'INC TV'. The party said that the objective is to make Congress voice heard and reach more people. The platform will be available on YouTube. The party has, over the years, alleged that the mainstream media is biased against the Opposition, and the YouTube channel will allow it to convey its message directly to the public.
#CongressTV #INCTV #CongressMediaChannel
Watch this special espisode of Global Chit-Chat on the future of International travel amidst the Pandemic. As the world has been reeling under the Coronavirus Pandemic for over a year now, International travel and tourism industry has been severly hit. While some countries has begun bubble travel with only a few countries, now a raging debate has emerged over the issuance of a Vaccine Passport. While Israel has begun with a vaccine passport, United States and UK have vehemently opposed the idea. What will be the future of International travel, can countries come up with innovative strategies to resume the travel.
Pakistani protestors were paraded in a chain with their kurtas tied to eachother's on a road spurred on by the police, and a video of that incident was shared widely. Although details are not clear, but it appears these men are supporters of an islamist political party which is waging a protest against the French envoy demanding his expulsion.
#Karachi #Lahore #PakistanProtest
For any parent wanting to marry their child would seem apalling, disgusting and extremely hard to believe. But this is actually true as it has already happened. A parent in New York has filed a legal request to marry their own adult child, terming it a case of 'individual autonomy'. The parent who wants to remain autonomous also wants laws barring the incestuous practice to be overturned.
#ShockingStory #ParentsMarriesChild #NewYork
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that last year, he and his party leaders collectively warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi about COVID-19 virus and requested him to take action to save economy, small-scale industry and migrant labourers but media mocked him. "Last year in Feb, all Congress leaders and I collectively said to PM that India is going to be affected by COVID. You start preparing to save economy, migrant labourers and small-scale industry. Press mocked me and said I am trying to scare people,' he said.
Telangana Governor and Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan cast her vote at a polling station in Virugambakkam in Chennai on April 06. Congress leader Karti Chidambaram also cast his vote at polling booth number 276 in Tiruppathur in Sivaganga district. 234 seats are undergoing voting in the state today.
The voting for Assembly elections is underway in Puducherry on April 06. All India NR Congress chief N Rangaswamy visited Appa Paithiyam Swamy Temple and offered prayers today. Then, he cast his vote at Govt Boys Middle School in Thilaspet. Rangaswamy is contesting Puducherry elections from Thattanchavady and Yanam constituencies. Meanwhile, BJP Puducherry president V Saminathan exercised his right to vote today. He is candidate from Lawspet constituency. 30 constituencies are undergoing voting to choose 15th Puducherry Assembly today.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announced a weekend curfew in the national capital as the city records daily highs in infections; Cities like Delhi and Mumbai have gone ahead and converted hotels and banquet halls into Covid units to treat less critical patients; A CCTV footage recovered from a government hospital in Shivpuri, madhya pradesh appears to show an elderly patient's oxygen supply was unplugged;
#DelhiCM #DelhiCurfew #CovidEmergency
After the review meeting with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal over COVID-19 situation in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 15 announced weekend curfew. "Curfew passes will be given to essential service and to those who have marriages scheduled without any harassment. Malls, gyms, auditoriums, spas to be closed and cinemas halls can operate at 30% capacity only," said CM Kejriwal. Delhi reported over 17,000 fresh cases on April 14.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on April 14 said that COVID vaccines are in sufficient amount in the country and state governments need to deploy the doses at the vaccination centres in time. "There is no shortage of vaccines and Government of India gives vaccines to every state. It is job of states to provide doses to vaccination centres in time bound manner with meticulous planning," said Harsh Vardhan. He also said that production of Remdesivir, the anti-drug for COVID-19, has increased and strict actions will be taken against those who'll try to do black marketing of it.
In view of increased demand of Remdesivir, anti-viral drug for COVID-19, Government of India has decided to increase production, supply and reduce prices of the drug, said Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. "GoI has decided to increase production, supply and reduce prices of Remdesivir drug. This will ramp up production capacity for manufacturing to around 80 lakh vials/month. The manufacturers of Remdesivir to reduce price to less than Rs 3500 by end of this week," said Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya. Remdesivir is considered as a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19, especially in adult patients with severe complications.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on April 14 urged Union Government to promote Class 12 students on the basis of internal assessment just the way 10th class students have been given permission according to new circular by Education Ministry of India. "I am happy that Class 10 exams are being cancelled and dates are being rescheduled for class 12 exams. Like Class 10 students, I appeal to the govt to promote Class 12 students on the basis of internal assessment," said Delhi's Deputy CM. "Board Exams for Class 10th cancelled and 12th postponed. Results of Class 10th will be prepared on the basis of an objective criterion to be developed by the Board. Class 12th exams will be held later, the situation will be reviewed on 1st June by the Board," according to Education Ministry in view of rising COVID cases.
Maharashtra came out as one of the major hotspots for the COVID-19 virus; government has imposed lockdown-like restrictions in the state. Daily wage earners have suffered the most in the state amid pandemic induced restrictions. Expressing his plight, a shoeshiner, near Gateway of India in Mumbai talked to ANI about his dwindling income. Umesh Sakes, shoe polisher said, "I've been working here for the past 5 years. Earlier, I used to earn Rs 100-200/day. Now it's hardly Rs 50/day."
Strict restrictions will be implemented in Maharashtra from April 14 8pm due to surge in COVID-19 cases. State DGP, Sanjay Pandey in a press conference, informed that if anyone has any emergency, they will be allowed movement. "Shops selling essential items and public transport will remain operational. There is no provision of movement passes this time. We have given instruction to all our units that if anyone has an emergency they should be allowed movement," said Maharashtra DGP.
The Election Commission has issued a second notice to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Supreme Court today said persons above 18 years of age are free to choose their religion. India has..