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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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a candle light march in Bardhaman on April 11 over the poll violence in Cooch Behar during the fourth phase of assembly elections on April 10. She was accompanied by TMC leaders and party workers. Huge crowd gathered to welcome her. Violence erupted at a polling booth in Sitalkuchi in Cooch Behar during the fourth round of assembly elections on Saturday. Central Forces opened fire to stop a mob in which four persons were killed. CM Banerjee termed killing of persons in Cooch Behar during the assembly polls as 'genocide.' Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his sadness over the incident. He urged EC to strongly deal with those responsible for what happened in Cooch Behar. The next phase of the elections will take place on April 17.
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.
The fans were expecting MS Dhoni’s comeback after CSK only got the second to the last spot in the last IPL. But DC pacer Avesh Khan in the 16th over in the first innings destroyed the expectation of the fans by bowling MS Dhoni for a duck.
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Researchers from the University of Zurich in Switzerland say the modern human brain originated 1.7 million years ago in Africa. According to their research, the first ancestors from the genus Humo emerged in Africa about 2.5 million years ago and walked upright, but had primitive ape-like brains that are about half the size of present-day human brains.
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Anand Mahindra shared an adorable video of cute baby goats that has now gone viral on the social media as the netizens can't get enough of these baby goats being fed milk. Posting the video on his Twitter, Anand Mahindra wrote, “It’s supposed to be just a cute animal video but I think the world may have discovered a new form of energy: #tailpower Hitch those wagging tails to a turbine & presto, you have electricity…”. This cute clip is bound to make your day and bring a smile on your face.
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Ahead of the fifth phase of West Bengal polls, Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah held a roadshow in West Bengal’s Santipur on April 11. Social distancing norms were flouted in Shah’s roadshow. Scores of people were seen without masks. The fifth phase of polling is scheduled on April 17.
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In an unusual incident, the police of Norway fined the country's home minister for not following Covid-19 norms. Norwegian police said on Friday they have fined Prime Minister Erna Solberg $2352.
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Police arrested both sons of BJP leader Rakesh Singh from their residence in Kolkata on February 23. The BJP leader has been arrested from Burdwan in connection with a narcotic case involving BJP youth leader Pamela Goswami. BJP leader Goswami named Singh in the involvement of drug case in which she was earlier arrested.
A group of pilgrims going to visit Gurudwara Shri Panja Sahib, Pakistan on the occasion of Khalsa Sajna Diwas (Baisakhi) would get their passport after mandatory COVID-19 test to travel. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) secretary, Mohinder Singh Ahli said, "437 people have been granted permission to visit Pakistan on the occasion of Baisakhi. Pilgrims will visit all major Gurdwaras including Nankana Sahib. All of them have tested negative for COVID. They'll leave tomorrow and will return on Apr 22."
The Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday slammed the Centre for rejecting the demand to open COVID-19 vaccination for more age groups and accused it of adopting a non-cooperative attitude towards the state, which is the worst hit by the pandemic in the country. State Congress president Nana Patole said the Centre and the BJP will have to face serious consequences if adequate doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not provided to Maharashtra, which is in the grip of a raging second wave of the pandemic. He said due to the Centre's indifferent attitude, only three states have completed vaccination of 5 percent of their total population. Watch the full video for more details.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured that 'Bhoomi Putra' of Bengal will only become the Chief Minister of the state if Bharatiya Janata Party comes to power. Shah slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over calling him 'bahar wala' (outsider).
Union Home Minister and BJP leader Amit Shah promised that political and poll-related violence will end in Bengal after BJP comes to power in West Bengal. "Except for this one incident (Sitalkuchi), elections in West Bengal have been conducted peacefully so far. I promise that after BJP comes to power here political and poll-related violence will end in Bengal," said HM Shah.
MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on February 25 informed that Government of India in liaison with the authorities of United Kingdom for early extradition of fugitive economic offender Nirav Modi who has been ordered by a local court to be extradited to India. West Minister magistrate court in London had pronounced that Nirav Modi be extradited to stand trial in India. Anurag Srivastava said, "They have dismissed his mental health concerns and the judge has observed that Nirav Modi has conspired to destroy evidence and intimidate witnesses. Now since the magistrate court has recommended Nirav Modi's extradition to the UK Home Secretary." The Indian businessman had fled the country in early 2018 as the news of Punjab National Bank scam worth around Rs 14,000 crore surfaced.
Congress senior leader Salman Khurshid welcomed UK court's decision to extradite Nirav Modi to India. Khurshid said, "Whose success is it? Our agency's or of UK law? What should have been done is being done, and we welcome that. Let us just hope that he (Nirav Modi) comes back (to India) and tells the truth." While Congress leader Meem Afzal said that it is difficult that Nirav Modi will come back to India till PM Modi's government is in power. He said that government should be prepared as Nirav Modi has multiple options to opt and one of which is appealing in the High Court. "Appealing in High Court means that it can take up to 3 years also." A United Kingdom court on February 25 ordered the extradition of fugitive economic offender Nirav Modi to India to face trial in money laundering case.
A United Kingdom court on February 25 ordered the extradition of fugitive economic offender Nirav Modi to India to face trial in money laundering case. The Indian businessman had fled the country in early 2018 as the news of Punjab National Bank scam worth around Rs 14,000 crore surfaced.
Jeweller Nirav Modi will be extradited to India as a UK judge ruled today that he is satisfied that Nirav Modi's extradition to India is in compliance per human rights, adding that he had the right to appeal the order. Nirav Modi wanted for fraud and money laundering in the ₹ 14,000-crore Punjab National Bank scam. Nirav Modi was arrested on an extradition warrant on March 19, 2019.
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