Athawale said, "It's a good day for me as I have taken Covaxin along with my wife and family and it would boost my life and vaccinated under presence of Dr. Upadhyay and Dr.Rupali at J.J.Hospital Grand Medical college,Mumbai and I appeal everyone to take this vaccine and there is no harm as this is a normal injection with normal drug." "The vaccine will be available free of cost and also available at 250 Rupees to take care of the citizens.
Even the poor are being helped by the government and medical institutes should come forward to give a helping hand," he further added.
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale met President Ram Nath Kovind and sought President's rule in Maharashtra. This comes in the wake of former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh's corruption allegation against State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze episode. “I submitted a memorandum of demand to President Ram Nath Kovind. I urged President Kovind to impose President's rule in Maharashtra. President Kovind told me that he would think over my demand,” he said. Param Bir Singh had written to CM Uddhav Thackeray suggesting Deshmukh’s involvement in corruption. The state home minister has, however, refuted the former Mumbai Police chief's allegation. Singh was earlier transferred so that cases pertaining to Sachin Waze were probed without obstruction. Waze was arrested in connection with the Mukesh Ambani security threat case.
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MoS for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale, has demanded President's rule in Maharashtra amid investigation in the businessman Mukesh Ambani bomb scare case and Sachin Waze case. "Law and order situation is worsening in Maharashtra. A criminal officer like Sachin Waze was given protection by the Maharashtra government... I demand that President's rule be implemented in Maharashtra. I will also write to Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding this," said Athawale.
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale took the first shot of covid vaccine in Mumbai. Athawale was administered Covaxin, the Indian-researched and produced anti-Covid-19 vaccine. Covaxin is produced by Bharat Biotech at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. The union minister’s wife Seema Athawale also took the first jab of Covid-19 vaccine. Athawale and his wife took the vaccine at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital on Friday. “I took Covid-19 vaccine today at Mumbai’s JJ Hospital along with my wife. I appeal to everyone to go ahead and take the vaccine against Covid-19,” Athawale said. India opened up the second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive from March 1, 2021. Those over 60 years and within 45-59 years with co-morbidities are being vaccinated.
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Kerala police advisory for getting vaccinated is winning hearts online. Catching on to the viral Rasputin dance trend made famous by 2 spunky Kerala medical students, the state police made 2 vials of Covaxin and Covishield shake a leg to this evergreen number by Boney M.
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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.
Soon after Maharashtra government announced strict restrictions including Section 144 to contain COVID-19 spread from April 14, migrant workers started to return to their hometowns. Sharing their plight, one of the migrants said, "We are heading to our villages since this lockdown was announced. We have faced a lot, if we get stuck this time as well, what will we do? Government does not care about the poor." A huge queue of migrants was seen at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai.
Bollywood divas including Hina Khan, Gauahar Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Preity Zinta were snapped in film city. Paps also clicked B-town star Kartik Aaryan. On work front, Janhvi Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan are working on their next venture 'Dostana 2'.
A huge crowd of migrant workers gathered at Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Tuesday. The workers gathered to leave for their hometown fearing lockdown in Maharashtra. The state has been registering the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country. India is currently undergoing the second wave of coronavirus. However, Railway official said that this is a normal rush. Also, migrants were seen leaving Gurugram. The migrant workers were taking buses to their native places. Watch the full video for more details.
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A huge crowd was seen at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) in Kurla on April 13. However, Chief PRO of Central Railway, Shivaji Sutar claimed that the crowd was part of usual rush and appealed everyone to follow social distancing. Shivaji Sutar said, "It's a normal rush, nothing to panic about. Besides regular trains, we're running 106 additional trains. Only passengers with confirmed tickets will be allowed to travel, ticket sale at 6 stations closed to avoid unnecessary rush. We appeal everyone to follow social distancing."
Amid the severe surge of fresh infections, panicked migrant workers in Mumbai continue to return home in large numbers. Migrant workers fear the Maharashtra government may impose stricter lockdowns as the state is struggling to control the daily Covid-19 spike. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Kurla continues to look crowded as the migrant workers gather in large numbers to return home. Watch.
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Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, Himachal board examination for 10th and 12th classes started on April 14. Schools have been given strict instructions to follow COVID norms to ensure safety of the children. Over 2.5 Lakh students are appearing in both standards of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education. Principal of Girls School Narendra Kumar Sood said, "Today examination of 10th and 12th board had begun. Hindi paper for 10th in morning session and English for 12th in evening session. Guards have also been ordered for thermal scanning and sanitization of the children before entrance. Social distancing would be maintained. We have followed all COVID norms so that it won't affect the children and examination."
As the second wave of COVID-19 hit India, demand of medical oxygen increased in Maharashtra's Pune. The suppliers are facing difficulties in procuring the liquid oxygen from the manufacturers. Maharashtra government on April 13 announced the imposition of Section 144 in the state from today in view of rising COVID-19 cases. Maharashtra had reported 60,212 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Devotees took a holy dip at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Uttarakhand's Haridwar on the occasion of the third 'Shahi Snan' in Kumbh on April 14. The first bath was held on March 11 on the occasion of Mahashivratri, while the second took place on April 12. Haridwar remains heavily crowded, despite skyrocketing cases of COVID-19.
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, over one lakh students of classes 10 and 12 have signed petitions urging the government to either cancel board exams. All urban areas of Madhya Pradesh will go into a lockdown from 6 pm tomorrow to 6 am on Monday in a move to control the steep surge in coronavirus cases in the state. India recorded 1,26,789 fresh Covid cases, setting another grim one-day record as the county battles the second wave of infections. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received his second dose of the Covid vaccine today at Delhi's AIIMS - 37 days after his first shot - and urged all those eligible to get inoculated against the deadly virus.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his second shot of COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS, Delhi on April 08. He received the first dose of Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN on March 01. "I have given the second dose of COVAXIN to our Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. He spoke to us. It was a memorable moment for me as I got to meet him and vaccinate him," said Nisha Sharma, Nurse. "I am the vaccinator who gave the first dose of COVAXIN to PM Narendra Modi. Today, I got another opportunity to meet him and vaccinate him for the second time. I was elated again. He spoke to us, we even clicked pictures with him," said P Niveda, Nurse. The two nurses who administered COVID-19 vaccine to PM Narendra Modi at AIIMS, Delhi are-P Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. He had received the first dose of Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on March 1. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi shared a picture of him taking the second dose of the vaccine and urged all those who are eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi took his second dose of Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS on April 8. Nisha Sharma administered the second dose of covid-19 vaccine to the prime minister. PM Modi asked those eligible for the shot to take it soon to defeat the virus. "Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus. If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon. Register on CoWin.gov.in," he tweeted. He had taken his first jab on March 1 at the hospital. P Niveda had administered the first jab of the vaccine to the prime minister. PM Modi has taken Covaxin, India's homegrown vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech. Watch the full video for more.
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External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar met Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France in New Delhi on April 13. Le Drian is on a three-day visit to India from April 13-15. It will be the first high-level physical interaction between India and France since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Indo-Pacific will be the key focus of discussions between the two ministers. During his visit, the French Foreign Minister will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India and France enjoy a strategic partnership since 1998 which has been marked by regular high-level exchanges and growing cooperation in diverse areas. Watch the full video for more.
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As many as 5 million religious pilgrims are expected to flock to the Ganges river as coronavirus cases soar in India. India reported 168,912 new cases Monday, its highest single-day figure for the sixth consecutive day. CNN’s Vedika Sud has your questions live from New Delhi.