Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan met US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry on Wednesday. The dignitaries held talks on several issues including energy and technology. The meeting took place in New Delhi. John Kerry is on a four-day visit to India, from April 5 to April 8. Kerry earlier met union ministers S Jaishankar, Nirmala Sitharaman and Prakash Javadekar. Kerry is here to prepare for US President Joe Biden’s Climate Change Summit on April 22.
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Maharashtra Government on Tuesday announced a 15-day long statewide curfew from April 14 amid the spike in coronavirus cases in the state. The curfew, which excludes essential services, will come into effect from 8 pm on Wednesday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said in his address via social media to people of the state. Section 144 (prohibitory orders) of the Criminal Procedure Code will be in force till the "lockdown-like" restrictions are in place, Thackeray said. Watch the full video for more details.
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On screen credit 'Courtesy of STV. Available for catch-up on STV Player'. Max 60 seconds use. Use within 24 hours. The five Scottish party leaders face-off in a leaders debate.SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scots to re-elect her as First Minister in May’s Holyrood election – promising “strong leadership” through the rest of the Covid-19 pandemic and a second independence vote in its aftermath.Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross said other issues such as tackling drug deaths, improving mental health care and increasing the number of police officers should take priority.Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie also disagreed that there should be another referendum in the next five years.
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NCP chief Sharad Pawar underwent an emergency endoscopy for the removal of a stone from his bile duct and is now doing fine, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said. Pawar, 80, was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital on Tuesday after he experienced abdominal pain. The NCP chief is likely to remain in the hospital for the next three to four days. Earlier, NCP leader Nawab Malik had said that Pawar was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday evening, a day ahead of the scheduled surgery for a gall bladder issue, after he experienced pain in his abdomen. Politicians from across the spectrum had conveyed their best wishes to the NCP chief wishing him a speedy recovery. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Addressing a press conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said so far states and UTs have received 13,10,90,370 vaccine doses, out of which the total consumption, including wastage, has been..
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