Amid growing demand of Remdesivir injections and shortage in parts of India due to rising COVID cases, Government of India prohibited the export of the drug and its Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients till the COVID19 situation in the country improves. Remedesvir is considered to be a key drug to battle complicated cases of coronavirus. Long queues have been seen outside medical stores to buy Remdesivir injections amid shortage.
COVID-19 Vaccination In-Charge in Odisha, Bijay Panigrahi, said that they expect to receive more vaccines within two days from the Government of India. "Vaccine program is going on smoothly in the state. We have 3.2 lakh doses of Covishield and 1 lakh doses of Covaxin in Odisha. With this stock, we can continue vaccination for 2 days. We expect to receive vaccines from the Govt of India within 2 days," said Bijay Panigrahi.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted that the Central government will intensify the fight against Naxals. During his visit to Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, Shah met CRPF personnel in Basguda CRPF camp. He also met jawans at Ramkrishna Care hospital who were injured in the Maoist ambush. "When a friend leaves us and goes we do feel sad. But the poor people of this area are devoid of development due to the issue of Naxalism. We welcome those who want to surrender and come to us but we'll have no option if you have weapons in hands," said Shah. He further said that the Government of India understands the problems of the soldiers and is firmly standing with them in this fight. Watch the full video for more.
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While addressing Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Bijapur, days after Naxal attack which left 22 security personnel dead and over 30 injured, Home Minister Amit Shah motivated the jawans and also said the government will welcome those who wish to surrender, but will have no option left for Naxalites who continue fight with weapons. "When a friend leaves us and goes we do feel sad. But the poor of this area is devoid of development due to Naxal issue. We welcome those who want to surrender and come to us but we'll have no option if you have weapons in hands," said HM Shah. He added, "Government of India understands all your problems and is firmly standing with you in this fight. We will address all the loopholes as early as possible."
Three terrorists gunned down in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Shopian. Security forces engaged in an exchange of fire with terrorists in Hadipora area. Encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon & search operation. One of the slain terrorists was newly recruited and security forces appealed him to surrender. “Police & security forces made sincere efforts to take surrender of newly recruited #terrorist. Parents also made appeals but other terrorists didn’t allow him to #surrender,” the police said in a tweet. The identity & group affiliation of the terrorists killed are yet to be ascertained. Watch the full video for more.
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Indo-Tibetan Border Police organised a COVID-19 awareness camp in far-flung and impoverished villages located in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur. It was ITBP's 8th camp in the district aimed to educate locals about the pandemic and the required precautions. ITBP officials distributed masks, sanitisers, spray pumps and soaps to the locals. One ITBP official said, "We enjoy doing this work and it feels like we are working among our people. It makes us feel happy."
After multiple programmes, events and initiatives women empowerment has created buzz in the society. These three women in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur, who are working at a filling station, are an inspiration to all in the Valley. In order to chip in to the family's income, they took up this job. One of the three, Rachana urged women to not be shy from taking different types of job like working on a filling station. Locals who came at the petrol pump praised the women and also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for promoting women empowerment and inspiring women to come forward.
On a tipoff, Udhampur Police arrested two drug peddlers on March 19. Police seized 300 kgs of poppy straw and Rs 5 lakh cash from their possession in Mand on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. FIR has been registered against them. Further investigations are underway.