Nitin Gadkari urged people not to take Covid infection lightly and said that people should follow all preventive measures. Speaking at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Gadkari said that people need to be serious and especially people above 60 years of age should be more careful about their health. ‘Self confidence & positivity is very important. We will win the war against Covid-19 and will also win the economic war,’ Gadkari said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari spoke about the government’s ambitious plans for electric vehicles at the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. The minister said that the cost of electric vehicles is high due to the cost of lithium-ion batteries and added that the cost is coming down steadily as well. ‘A mobile phone used to cost a lot in the past but is much more affordable today. Electric vehicles are costly now but their running cost is low,’ Gadkari said. ‘We are developing electric buses, e-double-decker buses. A pilot project is being considered for e-highway between Delhi and Mumbai. Just like railway, I want to see electric trucks on our highways,’ Gadkari added. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union minister Nitin Gadkari clarified on his recent viral speech in which he publicly reprimanded non-performing officials. At the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, the minister said that when he slammed officials at the inauguration of a National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) building, he didn't want to take away from the good work done by officers. He was only expressing exasperation at the completion of the building in 12 years, compared to the planned 2 years. Watch the full video for more.
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari lashed out at non-performing officials during the virtual opening of the new National Highways Authority of India building in Dwarka, Gujarat. ‘The decision to construct the building was taken in 2008, the tender was awarded in 2011 and the project worth Rs 200-250 crore has been completed after nine years. In the meanwhile, two governments and eight chairmen have changed. This project was delayed only due to indecision of officials,’ Gadkari said during the event. ‘I feel ashamed. I had personally conducted three-four meetings for it. I have been insisting on reforms... Now as the tradition is, records will be prepared to blame the contractors alone for approaching the NCLT,’ the minister added. Further attacking the non-performing officers, Gadkari suggested that photos of those who delayed the project for 11 years should be hanged in the building. Saying that the national highway authority needed urgent reforms, he said, the time had come to act against the non-performing employees. Watch the full video for all the details.
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An on-duty traffic police personnel was dragged on the bonnet of a car after he attempted to stop the vehicle. The incident happened in Sakkardara area of Nagpur in Maharashtra on November 29. Later, the driver of the vehicle was arrested by the police.
The wreath laying ceremony of slain soldier Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao was performed in Nagpur on November 16. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh paid him last respects. He was honoured by several Army officials. Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao lost his life during ceasefire violation by Pakistan at LoC on November 13.
Religious places across Maharashtra reopened for devotees to offer prayers on November 16 after several months of closure due to the lockdown imposed in a bid to control the COVID-19 pandemic. However, temples have to follow COVID-19 norms issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Devotees were seen offering prayers at Shri Ganesh Tekdi Temple in Nagpur. Meanwhile, devotees also visited at Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Mandir in Pune. Maharashtra has 86,470 active cases of coronavirus till now.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will start pilot project of Artificial Intelligence-based voice detection test for COVID-19. Maharashtra authorities had approached Israel based health company to assess risk of COVID through voice by "bio markers". Nesco Center which has been converted into quarantine center was chosen for research. RT-PCR test could follow if this screening tool indicates high risk.
The protest from farmers against the Modi government’s recently passed farm bills has now entered its fifth day. The farmers who rejected the Centre’s talks offer have now threatened to block entry points into Delhi. Many farmers also spent another night in the cold at the Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur border points. Policemen were seen putting up concretes in the border areas amid tightened security. Around 32 farmer organisations, mostly from Punjab, and a few farmers from Gujarat and Maharashtra as well managed to reach Delhi on Friday and assembled at the border areas to continue their protest. Home Minister Amit Shah had held a meeting with Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at BJP chief JP Nadda's residence on late Sunday night to discuss the ongoing farmers' protests. Farmers have been protesting at various places in Delhi and Haryana and have rejected the central government's offer to hold talks on December 3 saying that imposing conditions for starting a dialogue is an insult to them. Watch the full video for all the details.
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