Delhi's annual wave of air pollution has coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic this year. Speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2020, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that pollution played a big role in the onset of the third wave of infections in the capital. He also linked pollution to a higher death toll due to the disease. Kejriwal blamed neighbouring states for failing to control stubble burning by farmers, despite the availability of cheap solutions. He also listed how the Aam Aadmi Party government has worked to reduce pollution from local sources in the capital. Watch the full video for more.
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Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi and Aam Aadmi Party chief, targeted the Indian National Congress party in the aftermath of the Bihar Assembly election results. He was speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Poll pundits said that Congress' weak performance in Bihar prevented the Opposition Mahagathbandhan alliance from grabbing power, despite ally Rashtriya Janata Dal emerging as the single largest party. Commenting on the results, Kejriwal said that it had started to seem like the Congress doesn't have any 'mai-baap' or 'owner' any longer, and an alternative is needed. He also spoke on the role he sees the AAP playing in national politics. Watch the full video for more.
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I am ready for a debate with Delhi Power Minister, said Goa Power Minister Nilesh Cabral on November 17. He said, "I am ready for a debate with Delhi Power Minister. Goa government is providing benefits to the people of the state through various schemes." Earlier, Goa power minister questioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's 'electricity model' and also called for a public debate with Kejriwal, later the challenge was accepted by AAP's leader Raghav Chadha.
Stage artists in Odisha's Bhubaneswar are selling tea as COVID-19 impacted their career. Uarmi Satpathy and Anita Biswas have installed a tea stall and an attached vegetable shop to earn better and butter for their survival. Lakhs of people lost their jobs during the lockdown which was imposed to curb COVID-19 pandemic.
Pratap Sarangi, Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries on November 21 launched the logo of Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana in Delhi on World Fisheries Day. During the event, Odisha was declared as the 'Best Marine State' for fisheries. Uttar Pradesh was given the tag of 'Best Performer in Inland Fisheries', by the centre's fisheries department.
Odisha government directed transport and police authorities to suspend licences of two wheeler riders for 3 months if seen riding without helmets. Odisha Transport Minister, Padmanabha Behera said, "Nobody wears helmets and most deaths are caused by riders who don't wear them. So we made this strict rule."
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that some people are trying to create unrest in the state and are politicising the death of a girl. Taking a jibe at the opposition parties, CM Yogi Adityanath said that those who did nothing since 1947 are still trying to divide the nation on caste and communal lines. CM Yogi said that people who have been plotting to create unrest will be identified and legal action will be taken against them. Yogi said that his government had done good work against the Covid pandemic and said that those who were hiding in their house during the lockdown are now back to plotting unrest. The Chief Minister’s attack comes after opposition parties have cornered his government over the alleged gangrape, death and hurried cremation of a Dalit girl in Hathras. Many leaders including Rahul & Priyanka Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury, Chandra Shekhar Azad, Sanjay Singh and others have visited the victim’s family in the past week. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Sanjay Singh-led delegation of Aam Aadmi Party leaders met the family members of the alleged gang-rape victim in Hathras on October 05. Sanjay Singh said, "This incident showcases that in Yogi ji's administration, Uttar Pradesh is becoming a graveyard for daughters." After meeting the family, when Sanjay Singh was speaking to media, an unidentified person threw black ink over him and his delegation. 19-year-old Hathras girl was alleged gang-raped and succumbed to injuries. This led to series of visits by different political leaders to the victim's family.
AAP MP Sanjay Singh faced an ink attack when he was speaking to the media after meeting Hathras victim’s family members. The attacker could be heard raising ‘PFI agents go back’ slogans after he threw ink on the AAP Rajya Sabha MP. Sanjay Singh left the area and the attacker was taken to the local police station. Sanjay Singh’s visit to Hathras comes after Rahul & Priyanka Gandhi visited the grieving family on Saturday and Bhim Army Chief Chadra Shekhar Azad met them on Sunday. The opposition parties have been attacking the Yogi Adityanath government over the Hathras horror. Several opposition parties have also demanded the resignation of the Chief Minister over the case. A dalit girl had allegedly been gangraped on September 14 and passed away in a Delhi hospital on 29th of September. Her body was also hurriedly cremated at night despite protests by her parents and family members. Watch the full video for all the details.
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