Dozens of bodies were seen floating in the river at Chausa town on Bihar's border with Uttar Pradesh and later piling up on the banks.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his state cannot spare any further oxygen as they have already supplied their buffer stock to neighbouring states and are now left with just 86 metric tonne of buffer.
Several people in Nepal have been displaced and damage to property worth millions of rupees has been caused by flash floods triggered by incessant rains. The flash floods casued large scale devastation in the Sindhupalchok district of Nepal. Officials believe a glacial outburst may have been the main reason.
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Machines are becoming increasingly intelligent. Artificial Intelligence is helping to make production processes more efficient. But could it actually take over the world one day?
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting in Delhi to review development projects in Jammu and Kashmir. Twitter India faced tough questions today including why it had not appointed a Chief Compliance Officer in India as it faced the Shashi Tharoor-led parliamentary committee on IT. A group of medical experts surveyed by news agency Reuters has projected that India’s next Covid-19 wave, the country’s third, would arrive here by October and other news.
#AmitShah #J&K #Covid19
The Indian Medical Association on Friday observed 'National Protest Day' demanding a central law to protect doctors against violence. The slogan of the protest is 'Save the Saviour' and doctors and healthcare workers could be seen across the country with placards 'Stop violence against profession and professionals'.
#IMA #NationalProtestDay #ViolenceAgainstDoctors
Amid a rising number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities in Nepal, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has announced the closure of all domestic and international flights until mid of May. While domestic flights will be closed from Monday midnight, all the international flights will be halted from Thursday midnight. However, Nepal would operate two flights in a week to and fro India, Oli announced. In his address to the nation on Monday, the Nepali Prime Minister announced the measures which are said to remain in effect till mid of May. "Starting from May 03, 2021 midnight till the mid of this month, all the domestic flights would be suspended. From midnight of May 06, 2021 international flights will be halted. Movement of foreign nationals via land-ways to and from the nation has been banned. Regarding the entry of Nepali nationals, 13 border crossings between India and Nepal would be in operation," said PM Oli. PM Oli also announced the mobilisation of security personnel round the clock in various cities including capital Kathmandu for implementation of public health protocols as the nation struggles with the second wave of the pandemic. He also warned to take stringent actions against those who violate the health protocols which would be overseen by the Home Ministry. Oli has assigned the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology to lead the public awareness campaign. Addressing the international community in English at the end of the speech, Nepali Prime Minister asked for help to fight the pandemic. Nepal reported 7,388 cases of COVID-19 from across the country on Monday. With this, the total nationwide infection count has advanced to 343,418.
On the eve of the earthquake anniversary when nearly 5 dozen people lost their lives 6 years ago, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated lately constructed Dharahara Tower flattened in 2015. During the ceremony, COVID -19 protocols were seen flouted by inviting ministers and high-level officials despite surging cases of infection in the Himalayan Nation. The Dharahara, an iconic tower built first by Nepal's first Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa, was brought down by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake. PM Oli had himself laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new Dharahara on December 28, 2019. Later, Raman Construction Company Limited was awarded the contract for its construction. New Dharahara has been built in the same architectural style as the old one but with a larger diameter. It stands 72 meters tall with 22 storeys. The total estimated cost of the new Dharahara is Rs.3.48 billion.
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said the state has no role to play in bringing back widows of Islamic State fighters to India. A Delhi-based website had on March 15 last year released a video showing 4 Keralite women who married IS militants - Nimisha Fathima, Rafeela, Soniya Sebastian, Merrin Jacob - purportedly expressing their desire to return home.
#ISwidows #ISbrides #Kerala
Journalist-turned- politician Veena George is at the helm of Kerala's Health Ministry in the second Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet, replacing KK Shailaja at a time when the state is witnessing an unprecedented Covid-19 surge. Veena George is a two-time legislator who represents Aranmula constituency in the Kerala assembly.
#VeenaGeorge #KeralaHealthMinister #PinarayiVijayan
When Pinarayi Vijayan's second cabinet was finalised, the biggest surprise was the exclusion of senior leader K K Shailaja, health minister in the outgoing LDF government. She was elected from the Mattannur assembly seat with a historic margin of 60,000-odd votes. Shailaja’s exclusion has triggered an uproar.People have questioned if Vijayan can get a second term then why not Shailja. People have also slammed the Kerala govt for not giving an efficient woman minister a second term.
#ShailjaTeacher #BringShailjaBack #PinarayiVijayan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched six crash course programmes to train and upskill around one lakh frontline workers to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The training will be imparted to Covid warriors in six customised roles - Home Care Support, Basic Care Support, Advanced Care Support, Emergency Care Support, Sample Collection Support, and Medical Equipment Support.
#PMModi #CrashCourse #Covid19
Rumours are doing the rounds of a possible realignment in Bihar's political forces after RJD supremo Lalu Yadav's son Tej Pratap Yadav met Jitan Ram Manjhi, whose Hindustani Awam Morcha is an ally of the ruling NDA alliance in Bihar.
#TejPratap #JitanRamManjhi #Bihar
A lawyer lodged a complaint in Delhi against actor Swara Bhaskar, Twitter MD Manish Maheshwari and two others. The complaint was filed over "inflammatory tweets" on the assault on a Muslim man in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad earlier this month. Mr Maheshwari was also reportedly questioned by the Delhi Police last month in connection with its probe into the 'Congress toolkit' case.
Know all about the UP's Muslim man assault incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36IHkFurWas
Know all about the 'Congress toolkit' case: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AT8qg7DtaI
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Today, a 22-day-old baby girl was found in a wooden box drifting in the Ganga river in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that the UP government will bear full responsibility for bringing up the child.
#BabyInABox #Ghazipur #UP
Twitter, among others, has been booked by Ghaziabad police over tweets related to the assault of an elderly man in the Uttar Pradesh district. How was the micro blogging platform, that acts as an intermediary, named in an FIR? We explain.
#Twitter #FIR #LegalShield