The Congress in Maharashtra on Wednesday slammed the Centre for rejecting the demand to open COVID-19 vaccination for more age groups and accused it of adopting a non-cooperative attitude towards the state, which is the worst hit by the pandemic in the country.
State Congress president Nana Patole said the Centre and the BJP will have to face serious consequences if adequate doses of COVID-19 vaccines are not provided to Maharashtra, which is in the grip of a raging second wave of the pandemic.
He said due to the Centre's indifferent attitude, only three states have completed vaccination of 5 percent of their total population.
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.
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.
Violent protests reportedly gripped many cities in Pakistan after arrest of the chief of the Tehreek-e-Labbaik party. Saad Rizvi has been leading protests against Pakistan's ties with France after the latter's President Emmanuel Macron made so-called 'blasphemous' comments. Macron had last year defended caricatures of Islamic figure Muhammad. TLP claims that the Pakistan government led by Imran Khan has failed to uphold its end of an agreement which aimed to put before the Parliament demands like expulsion of the French ambassador, and banning of French goods in the country. Watch the full video for more.
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The situation is getting worse in many cities of Pakistan after Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan party leader Hafiz Muhammad Saad’s arrest on Monday. Protests have erupted in several cities across Pakistan police took custody of a far-right religious party.
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Accusing Centre of doing politics over COVID vaccine, Maharashtra Congress Chief Nana Patole said, "Country is providing free vaccines to Pakistan but playing politics over it in Maharashtra." He further said that BJP's state and central leaders are targeting Maharashtra and they will face the consequences.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole reacted on Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's statement that Sharad Pawar should become UPA chief. He said that Sonia Gandhi is capable, she has been running UPA for years and this is not a matter of discussion.
Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole on Thursday said there is no problem in the Shiv Sena-Congress alliance and asserted that the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government will complete its full term. Patole said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's remark about Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar becoming the UPA chairperson is wrong. "Sanjay Raut is a Shiv Sena MP. Shiv Sena is not a United Progressive Alliance (UPA) member. He has not become NCP MP. We have told Chief Minister that such statements are wrong and he should tell him. The Chief Minister said that he will discuss it," the Congress leader said. Watch the full video for more details.
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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.
Clash broke out between BJP and TMC workers during a roadshow of party state president Dilip Ghosh's in West Bengal's Bardhaman on April 13. Party workers of BJP, TMC pelted stones at each other. TMC Party office was also vandalised. Police rushed to the spot and handled the situation. The fifth and sixth phases of the ongoing Assembly elections in the state will take place on April 17 and April 22. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan hit out at state governments seeking widening of the Covid-19 vaccine net amid a surge in infections. He accused governments of states like Maharashtra and Delhi of..
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