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90s superstar Govinda and his wife Sunita Ahuja were clicked by paparazzi at Mumbai airport. Actor Riteish Deshmukh was spotted outside a clinic in Bandra. He will be next seen in film 'Bachchan Pandey'. Actor Janhvi Kapoor looked cute as she was spotted at Mumbai airport. She has recently returned to city from her Maldives vacation. Actor Randeep Hooda was also seen in the city.
As Tika Utsav was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intensify the fight against COVID-19, people arrived at BKC Jumbo COVID-19 centre in Mumbai to get COVID-19 vaccination. Elderly people celebrated after getting their COVID jab at the centre. Four-day Tika Utsav commenced on April 11. One of the beneficiary expressed satisfaction after getting vaccination. "Glad we got the 2nd dose of the vaccine on time", said a beneficiary. Mumbai reported 9,989 fresh cases on April 11 taking the caseload to 92,464.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel felicitated the delegation who secured the release of CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas from Naxal captivity. Baghel said that the delegation had shown a lot of maturity in their mediation. He added that the role of journalists and all other officials in the operation was also very vital. The Chief Minister also revealed how he made a promise to the jawan’s mother that they would get him back safely. The CoBRA jawan had been abducted by Naxals after the deadly encounter on 3rd April, 2021. He was later released by the Naxals on the 8th of April, 2021. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel felicitated the delegation that was involved in the release of CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas. He expressed happiness over bringing him back and thanked journalists and other officials who played an important role in the vital operation. "When we visited Jagdalpur, Rakeshwar's mother had asked me to bring back her son safely. Today, I am happy that we succeeded in bringing him back. The role of journalists and all other officials was very vital in this operation. I thank all of them," the CM said. CoBRA Jawan, Rakeshwar Singh Manhas said, "On April 07, I got to know that a delegation is coming to take me back. On April 08, they (Naxals) released me in a jan sabha."
Five vehicles engaged in the construction of a water filter plant were put on the fire by naxals in Bijapur on April 11. It took place in Bijapur's Naimed police station limits. WTP is being built on the banks of Mingachal river to supply water to Bijapur town. Bijapur recently saw a deadly attack on security forces by Naxals which left 22 personnel dead.
CoBRA Jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas who was kidnapped by the Naxals during Bijapur attack on April 3, has been released by them, the Central Reserved Police Force said on Thursday. The director general of the CRPF has confirmed that Constable Rakeshwar Singh Manhas has been released. He has been taken for a medical check up.
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Journalists recall release of CRPF jawan by naxals in Chhattisgarh. The abducted CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh was released by naxals. Manhas was brought to the CRPF camp in Bijapur after he was released. “A press note was released saying that the government is preparing a team for mediation. Bastar IGP was informed; a two-member team was formed. Maoists asked us to come with the team formed by the government. 35-40 maoists were present, several adivasis were present there. The soldier was released in our presence and handed over to us,” a journalist said. Another said, We went to the place where the soldier was kept. Soldier is healthy but he is mentally troubled. He told me that he got lost during the ambush. Maoists said that they were leaving him on humanitarian grounds. They (maoists) said that the soldier be sent back home. Bringing back the soldier was everyone’s responsibility.”
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To curb the COVID spread, Maharashtra government is likely to impose a complete lockdown in the state amid the virus surge. Speaking on the current situation and lockdown planning, state Textiles Minister Aslam Shaikh said, "The state govt is making a fool-proof plan on what needs to be allowed and for how many days, during the lockdown. This will give sufficient time to people if they want to move somewhere or come here, and prepare them mentally, ahead of lockdown." Slamming the central government over the Tablighi Jamaat issue, Shaikh further said, "There'll be strict SOPs for upcoming festivals. Otherwise, you can see how there's a rise in COVID cases due to permission by a govt for Haridwar Kumbh. They're the same people who defamed Tablighi Jamaat and accused them of spreading the disease."
A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) constable is providing 'Mallakhamba' training to children in the forests of Abujmarh in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district which is hit by the Naxalite violence. The tribal population is deprived of basic facilities like water and electricity even today. Overcoming all obstacles, four children from the district had made it to the final round in 2020 for the selection for a 'Mallakhamba' demonstration in the Japan Olympics, which was scheduled to be held last year but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. CAF constable Manoj Prasad said he learned Mallakhamba in 2016 and has been training children free of cost since then. Speaking to ANI, Manoj said, "I myself learned Mallkhamba in 2016. From 2016-2017, I started training children of Naxalite strongholds who study in Pota Cabins. All children under my tutelage are tribals who were known as 'Abujh'." The coach also informed that four children have made it to the final round for a demonstration of Mallakhamba in the Japan Olympics."These children have a lot of potentials. All the children here are future Olympiads. With this dream, I started coaching them for free," Prasad added. People in Narayanapur have not heard of Mallakhamba before. But in only two to three years of practice, the children from the region have defeated many of the country's biggest players in Mallakhamba and won many gold medals. They went to Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Goa, and many other states to participate in Mallakhamba tournaments from 2019 to 2020.In November 2019, the children won the gold medal by defeating the senior group at the All India level. In March 2020, they won 8 gold, 3 bronze medals, and 4 girls featured in 'Best of Six' in India Under-14. "It was very difficult to defeat the Mallakhamba practitioners of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Despite not being able to beat them for 40 years, our children had worked hard day and night along with their studies. Now they are number one in India", the coach further stated. Rajesh Korram, a class four student, who hails from Asanar village next to Jungle Orchha, said, "I have been learning Mallakhamba since 2018. I won the gold medal by defeating my senior player. I went to Mumbai for the first time on a train. Life has taken a turn for the better. I want to win a gold medal in Japan Olympics." Manu Dhruv, another Mallakhamba player, added he won 2 gold medals in Tamil Nadu. "There is not a good school in our village. These are Naxalite-affected villages. We used to climb trees and play Kabaddi. No one had heard Mallakhamba's name earlier. I started playing Mallakhamba in 2017, living in a porta cabin. Initially, I went to play Tamil Nadu and won 2 gold medals there."