Chhattisgarh will start vaccination drive for 18+ with Antyodaya cardholders, informed Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on April 30. "So far, 7,13,706 people have been infected with COVID19 in the State. More 55 lakh doses of vaccine administered in the state so far. We have decided that we will vaccinate those between 18-44 yrs for free. We will start vaccination with Antyodaya cardholders," said CM Baghel.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel on April 23 said in today's meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over deteriorating condition of COVID-19 in the country, all the Chief Ministers of the states has raised the price issue of vaccines, and said there should be one rate of vaccines for Centre and state. "Regarding vaccination drive from May 1st, we asked how many vaccines will be given to us by the Centre. Also asked that how many vaccines, and when will we get from the 2 companies. All CMs said there should be one rate (of vaccines for centre and state)," Baghel told ANI.
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel on April 23 informed 388.88 metric ton of Oxygen is being produced daily in the state, 160 MT of Oxygen is being consumed in the state daily, the remaining is going to different states. "Initially, Chhattisgarh also faced oxygen crisis. I spoke to experts, doctors on 7th April and gave the license to produce Medical Oxygen to 8 Plants that produced Industrial Oxygen. Today Chhattisgarh has 27 units that produce Oxygen, 2 are producing Liquid Oxygen." "So 388.88 MT of Oxygen is being produced daily in the state. 160 MT of Oxygen is being consumed in the state daily, the remaining is going to different states. There is no obstruction anywhere," Chhattisgarh CM told to ANI.
After several members of a family died post drinking homeopathy medicine containing 91 percent alcohol, Chhattisgarh government is mulling to restart online delivery of liquor amid the lockdown, like last year. "Liquor shops are closed. Sale and purchase attempts of alcohol are being made from other states. People died in Bilaspur after consuming medicines in absence of alcohol. So our Govt's thinking of implementing online delivery of liquor, like last lockdown," said state's Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma.
Health Minister of Chhattisgarh, TS Singh Deo on May 08 said the state government will receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the further vaccination will go on with this. "We received 1.50 lakh Covaxin doses from Bharat Biotech on May 1 and the vaccination is going on with that. We'll receive 3.50 lakh doses of Covishield today and the vaccination will further go on with this," Deo said media persons.
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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Locals along with family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who has been held captive by Naxals following the April 03 encounter, blocked Jammu-Akhnoor highway on April 07 demanding his release. Mother and wife of Manhas alleged that Centre or Chhattisgarh government is not taking any action to bring back Rakeshwar. CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas was part of the team that was attacked by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur and has been held captive by them. Communist Party of India (Maoist) released a statement and confirmed abduction of the CRPF jawan during the encounter that happened on April 03 in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur.
The family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was part of the party that was attacked by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur and has been held captive by them, requested the government to take action and to ensure his release. His wife said, "If a jawan reports to his duty a day after his leave ends then action is taken against him. Now that a jawan is missing since April 3 no action has been taken by government. We want government to search for a mediator so that he is released." Communist Party of India (Maoist) released a statement and confirmed abduction of the CRPF jawan during the encounter that happened on April 03 in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur.
In what is being called a historic win, the Trinamool Congress defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party's formidable election machine to defend the West Bengal throne. BJP's campaign was led by none other than Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and the party had set a target of 200+ seats. However, it could not even breach the 100-mark, winning 77 constituencies. TMC bagged 213, however, Mamata Banerjee lost the Nandigram fight to BJP's Suvendu Adhikari. The Congress and Left were completely wiped out. What does the Bengal verdict say about politics, elections, and issues? Watch this analysis with CVoter founder and pollster Yashwant Deshmukh.
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CRPF recovered a 7-kg improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh. The explosive device was found by troops of CoBRA 206 Battalion. CRPF jawans destroyed the IED planted by Naxals in a controlled explosion. The IED was destroyed in the forest area of Minpa in Sukma district.
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A passenger train was derailed by Naxals between Bhansi and Bacheli in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on April 23. About 30 passengers were onboard and all are safe. District Reserve Guard jawans deployed to rescue the passengers. Earlier, April 04, Naxals ambushed security forces during an anti-insurgency operation and killed 22 jawans.
Encounter broke out between security forces and Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada. Search operation was launched by District Reserve Guard (DRG) after inputs and body of a Naxal was recovered following gunbattle.
A consignment of 25 boxes of Covishield vaccine arrived at Raipur from Mumbai. Following Chhattisgarh High Court orders, the stare government had commenced vaccination drive for citizens between 18-44 age groups. The state required vaccines in order to continue the vaccination process.
India is fighting with 2nd wave of coronavirus currently. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Brijmohan Agrawal offered helping hand in an effort to beat COVID-19. He has converted the hostel of an engineering college into a COVID-19 care centre in Raipur. The 200-bedded COVID-19 care centre offers free of cost service of food, medicine, oxygen, yoga training, etc. Around 50 medical staff has been recruited to look after the patients. The COVID-19 care centre got opened on April 20.
After a series of meetings of BJP Legislative Party at the Legislative Assembly, Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected as the leader of the BJP legislative party in Assam and next Chief Minister. After securing a re-run in Assam last week, they were multiple questions around the chief ministerial face. Outgoing chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal tendered his resignation to Governor Jagdish Mukhi in Raj Bhavan on May 09.
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma was on Sunday elected as the next Chief Minister of Assam. India continues to battle a Tsunami of Covid cases as it recorded 4,03,738 fresh Covid cases and 4,092 deaths in the last 24 hours. Amid the rising COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced an extension of the lockdown in the national capital till 5 AM, May 17 (Monday). The centre on Sunday released ₹ 8,923 crore for rural local bodies as the first instalment of the 'Untied Grants' for the year 2021-22. Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, asking for tax waivers on the import of medicines and equipment needed to fight the Covid pandemic.
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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..