Aam Aadmi Party on April 05 criticised central government over media reports which state that India will be providing COVID-19 vaccine doses to Pakistan. The party asked if lives of Indian people less important than that of Pakistanis. "Reports say that Indian government has signed some agreements, under which India will give 45 million doses of vaccine to Pakistan. I want to ask the Prime Minister that, are the lives of our people less important than those of Pakistan?," said Raghav Chadha.
A video of School students singing ‘Hum sab Bharatiya he’ (We are all Indians) is going viral on twitter. The video was taken in Vijaynagar area in Changlang district and was shared by Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu’s official twitter handle.
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The Ministry of External Affairs responded to the status of India getting downgraded to “partly free” in the democracy report. MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that India has robust institutions and well-established democratic practices. “We do not need sermons, especially from those who cannot get their basics right,” Srivastava said. India’s status was downgraded to partly free in the recent annual report published by Freedom House. Watch the full video for more details.
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While addressing a press conference in the national capital on March 05, the official spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava clarified on plans for West Container Terminal (WCT) in Sri Lanka. Srivastava said, "Our High Commission in Colombo has already conveyed to the Sri Lanka government that their media release in so far as reference to approval of High Commission was concerned, is factually incorrect." "We understand that the government of Sri Lanka has engaged directly with investors on this project," he added.
Canadians of Indian origin protested against attacks by alleged Khalistan supporters on Hindu minorities over the ongoing farmers' protest in India. The protesters gathered outside NDP MP Jagmeet Singh’s office and demanded that all Indian nationals be protected without any discrimination. They alleged that farmers stir had become a Khalistani movement and said that Hindu minorities are being targeted by these groups in Canada. This comes after the Ministry of External Affairs also asked Indian citizens to report any threats and attacks to the local police and the embassy. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said that the Indian government had urged authorities in Canada to ensure the safety of all Indian nationals. Watch the full video for all the details.
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After US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ministry of External Affairs' spokesperson Arindam Bagchi in a weekly briefing on April 08 informed that at invitation of President Biden, PM Narendra Modi will participate in summit along with other world leaders. "US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry's visit was in the run-up to summit on climate, convened by the US on April 23-24 virtually," Bagchi added. Highlighting the points from the meeting, MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said, "The meet was very productive, both sides discussed the global challenges of climate change. In the context of several multi-lateral events later this year leading up to Cop26 summit Glasgow. Special Envoy Kerry appreciated PM Modi's vision and leadership in climate action, especially our ambitious target of 420 GW of renewable energy by the year 2030."
Asserting that India has not imposed any export ban on anti-coronavirus vaccines, the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said the country has taken the lead in sending vaccines abroad with over 640 lakh doses supplied to more than 80 countries till now. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi also said the ministry's 'Vaccine Maitree' initiative to supply vaccines abroad has been "very successful and very well-liked" by our partners across the world. "As on date, under the 'Vaccine Maitree' initiative, we have supplied a total of about 644 lakh doses to the global community, and of these, 104 lakh doses have been supplied as a grant, 357 lakh doses on a commercial basis, and 182 lakh doses through the COVAX initiative," Bagchi said at an online media briefing. Watch the full video for more details.
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Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on export of COVID-19 vaccines said that there is no ban and India has so far supplied it to more than 80 countries of the world. "We have not imposed any export ban on COVID-19 vaccines regarding the concern over the countries our position has been suitably conveyed through our official channels," said MEA spokesperson. "India has taken the lead on sending vaccines abroad, no country has shared with the world the number of vaccines that India has while vaccinating its own population. India has supplied more than 80 countries of the world keeping in mind domestic requirements," he added.
A Massive car rally was held in Canada's Greater Toronto Area by the Indian Diaspora to show their solidarity with the Indian Government in regards with the New Farm Laws. The rally also showed its solidarity with the Canadian Government's decision to import Covid Vaccine from India. More than a thousand families participated in this Car rally. However, Khalistani extremist elements tried to disrupt the car rally at different points along the route but the Car Rally organizers ignored extremists' bullying and harassment.
Some people of Indian origin staged a protest outside NDP MP Jagmeet Singh's office in Canada's Burnaby. They said that they are being targetted by Khalistan supporters due to ongoing farmers' protest in India. A protester said, "We're not against farmers' movement but this movement has actually turned into a Khalistani movement which is now targeting Hindu visible minorities. We really expect our leaders to protect everyone without any discrimination."
Amid surging cases of COVID-19 in the national capital, Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava on April 15 said that police personnel are playing a major role in fight against COVID-19. He urged policemen to use minimum two-layered face masks, N-95 and three ply surgical masks for their safety as they are out on roads to maintain law and order in Delhi. "The mask made with cloths might not be that protective for policemen," he said. The Delhi Police Commissioner also urged police personnel to follow COVID SOPs like maintaining social distancing at work place or public places. He instructed cops to take immunity booster medicines and Kadha. "Police Headquarters and senior officer of the units have been assigned duties to take care of the policemen who got infected of COVID-19," he added.
Amid surge in COVID cases, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 15 assured that there is no shortage of beds in hospitals for coronavirus patients. "According to the latest data, more than 5000 beds are available," said CM Kejriwal during a press conference. He further urged people to not be selective about the hospitals as the priority is to get admitted.
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;
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A family dog in Ottawa, Canada has been hailed a hero for helping save her owner during a seizure. Clover, a a large white Maremma mix, moved into the middle of road to block traffic as her owner Haley Moore lay on the ground. Clover was rewarded with steaks for doing such a good job.
Credit: The White HouseUS president Joe Biden has had his first bilateral meeting with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau virtually, with the coronavirus pandemic stripping the occasion of its customary Oval Office fanfare.The two leaders – Mr Biden in the Roosevelt Room at the White House and Mr Trudeau in the prime minister’s office in Ottawa – delivered friendly opening remarks in front of the media.Mr Trudeau was commended Mr Biden for quickly rejoining the Paris climate accord, a worldwide pact to curb climate emissions that Donald Trump walked away from early in his term.
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