Will welcome surrendered Naxals, but no option if you have weapons: Amit Shah
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Will welcome surrendered Naxals, but no option if you have weapons: Amit Shah
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."
Ahead of the sixth phase of voting in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held massive roadshows. While the BJP leader held a rally in Habra, the Trinamool Congress chief led a roadshow in Kolkata. Many participants at the rallies didn't follow Covid protocol, failing to maintain social distance. Some didn't even wear face masks. Watch the full video for more.
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CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas reached his hometown, Jammu on Friday. Rakeshwar was released last week after being abducted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh. The jawan was warmly welcomed by family, friends who put garlands around his neck. “I am very happy that I am meeting my family today. Our soldiers were brave enough to fight back the Naxals,” Rakeshwar said. Rakeshwar was abducted by Naxals during the Sukma-Bijapur encounter on April 3. Rakeshwar, who was part of security force's elite CoBRA unit, was released on April 8. 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the fierce gunbattle.
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Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, the CoBRA jawan who was abducted by Naxals following the April 03 encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur and released later on April 08, finally met his family in Jammu on April 17. Manhas got a rousing welcome upon his arrival at Jammu airport where his family and friends were waiting for him. He expressed his happiness after meeting his family. During his abduction, Manhas's family repeatedly urged the government to ensure his safe release from the hands of Naxals. He was finally released on April 08 during a jansabha of Naxals in Bijapur. The deadly encounter in Bijapur on April 03 claimed the lives of 22 security personnel while injuring more than 30 jawans.
A purported video from Sitalkuchi in Bengal's Cooch Behar is doing rounds on social media. Four villagers had died in the area in an altercation with CRPF jawans during the fourth phase of polling. Ruling TMC said video vindicates its position that there was no provocation for CRPF to fire. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien went on to dub it as cold-blooded genocide. The video shows many locals gathered in a field, while some are seen wielding sticks. In the viral video, some central force jawans can also be seen. Soon firing can be heard, though it is not clear who fired the shot. Video shows a ruckus erupt in the area after the shots are fired. Earlier, Cooch Behar SP had said there was rumour that police opened fire. Debasish Dhar had added that the rumour led locals to come out in large numbers. The SP had said that this led the Central forces to open fire in self defence.
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Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) under its Madadgaar project on Aprik 12 organised a 'Day out' picnic for the disabled youths at the famous Tulip garden in Srinagar. About 25 people were taken out for a day of fun, out of which 18 were disabled and 7 were helpers of them. CRPF also provided transport and refreshment to these disabled youths keeping in mind COVID norms. Such initiative was taken for disabled ones to give a change to the disabled usually living inside their homes and it was also an opportunity for them to interact with the normal people.
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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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on the release of the CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas who was abducted by the Naxals during an encounter with security forces along Sukma-Bijapur border on April 03, said it was a political win. "This is our strategic win. The officers who were given this responsibility have successfully performed it. I am satisfied, jawan's family was also worried," said CM Bhupesh Baghel.
Bijapur Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said that CoBRA jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas will undergo medical examination. Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, who was kidnapped by Naxals during an encounter in Junaguda village in Chhattisgarh on April 03, has been released.
Bastar IG P Sundarraj said there's a strong possibility of the missing jawan being in Naxals' captivity. He said forces conducted a search operation at the encounter site but couldn't find him. The cobra jawan was part of a squad that had gone for an anti-naxal operation on Friday. “Among the jawans killed and injured in naxal attack, one is still missing. Constable Rakeshwar Singh Manhas is of the 210th battalion of CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action). The search party has been looking for our missing soldier. We got to know via social media that he has been abducted by Naxals. There is a possibility that it's true, we are verifying the information. We will take necessary action to get the missing jawan back safely,” Sundarraj said. Manhas went missing on Saturday after a gunfight along the border of Sukma and Bijapur. As many as 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the fierce gunbattle.
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The Central Government has given permission to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. CM Uddhav Thackeray thanked PM Modi through a tweet by CM office, Maharashtra on April 15, "The Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India, has granted approval to Haffkine Institute to produce Bharat Biotech's Covaxin vaccine on a transfer of technology basis. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has thanked the Hon'ble PM Shri@narendramodi for approving this request."
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on April 14 said that COVID vaccines are in sufficient amount in the country and state governments need to deploy the doses at the vaccination centres in time. "There is no shortage of vaccines and Government of India gives vaccines to every state. It is job of states to provide doses to vaccination centres in time bound manner with meticulous planning," said Harsh Vardhan. He also said that production of Remdesivir, the anti-drug for COVID-19, has increased and strict actions will be taken against those who'll try to do black marketing of it.
In view of increased demand of Remdesivir, anti-viral drug for COVID-19, Government of India has decided to increase production, supply and reduce prices of the drug, said Union Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya. "GoI has decided to increase production, supply and reduce prices of Remdesivir drug. This will ramp up production capacity for manufacturing to around 80 lakh vials/month. The manufacturers of Remdesivir to reduce price to less than Rs 3500 by end of this week," said Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister, Mansukh Mandaviya. Remdesivir is considered as a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19, especially in adult patients with severe complications.
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