Travelled to Basar from Pasighat by road to get first hand view of road condition of Likabali-Aalo highway: Pema Khandu

Pema Khandu, Chief Minister, Arunachal Pradesh:

Travelled to Basar from Pasighat by road to get first hand view of road condition of Likabali-Aalo highway.

Will be travelling to Galo inhabited districts for the next few days to celebrate Mopin with the community. A warm reception today at Siji village on way to Basar.

Visited the Govt Higher Sec School at Basar today.

It was established in 1948 and since then its infrastructure has never been renovated. Laid the foundation for construction of its new building along with upgradation of Community Health Centre and establishment of ITI at Basar.

Met with school teachers and interacted with them during my visit to Govt Higher Secondary School at Basar.

Many of them are from outside the state who have served in Arunachal for whole of their lives. Greatly indebted to them for their service.

All facilities extended by Badal govt have been withdrawn: Sukhbir Singh Badal

Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:

Why expect anything from a CM who didn’t care to visit Zirakpur even once despite it being part of constituency of his wife Preneet Kaur.

With Capt visiting his office only 11 times in 4 years, it’s not hard to understand why Punjab has slid backwards on all parameters.

All facilities extended by Badal govt have been withdrawn, while ministers & MLAs such as Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, Madan Lal Jalalpur, Hardyal Singh Kamboj & Gurkirat Singh Kotli who looted the state treasury with both hands got clean chits.

Once we form govt, will probe all these misdeeds, esp into misappropriation of MGNREGA funds & won’t allow implementation of agri laws.

We will announce MSP for veggies, fruits & milk, while domestic power tariff will be halved & SC/BC students will be given free education.

Thrilled to see the immense support and affection towards the Mahajot: Sushmita Dev

Thrilled to see the immense support and affection towards the Mahajot during the public meeting for our candidate Chandan Brahma (BPF) at Sidli today.

People have made up their mind to Vote for Congress led alliance & Assam will see a change on May 2nd.

Sushmita dev – President, mahila COngress

Rahul Gandhi in a candid conversation with auto-driver Shareef V V

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi in a candid conversation with auto-driver Shareef V V during his ride in Kalpetta, Kerala.

Congress-UDF & Rahul ji stand strong with our hard-working citizens against the State & Central govts’ onslaught.

congress – inc india

Kerala is going to be the first state in India that is not going to have a single poor person after the UDF government comes to power: Rahul Gandhi

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a Corner Meeting at Poojapura Mandapam, Kerala. Speech Excerpts via INC India: 

Kerala is not just a state, Kerala is an idea, a way of looking at the world.

Was demonetisation a humble decision? One evening, the PM doesn’t listen to anybody, turns around and says I am demonetising India’s currency and with his arrogance, he shatters millions and millions of lives.

Few months after demonetisation, without a conversation with anybody, he says at midnight, I am passing GST, and again destroys the Indian economy.

Why are lakhs and lakhs of farmers standing outside Delhi? Because again a decision has been taken with absolutely no respect.

In every single government, where BJP is not present, PM uses CBI and ED to overthrow the government, to attack the government. I want to understand why they are not doing that to the LDF government. It is a mystery to me.

Congress is not just an organisation, it is an idea. BJP is not worried about the organisation, they are worried about the idea. The idea is very simple- togetherness, sameness, respect, affection. The Congress builds on this idea.

The idea of Congress and the idea of Kerala share many many things- mutual respect, affection, togetherness, conversation, belief in other people and the ability to see someone else’s pain.

The BJP and the RSS know that the day there is togetherness, affection and the ability to see each other’s pain, the BJP and RSS are gone.

The BJP has destroyed India’s biggest strength, our economy. How dare they come here asking for votes? They have made us a laughing stock in front of the rest of the world.

Kerala is going to be the first state in India that is not going to have a single poor person after the UDF government comes to power.

Whatever I’m today, I owe it to my Karmabhoomi: Himanta Biswa

Whatever I’m today, I owe it to my Karmabhoomi, my identity, my family ~ Jalukbari.

I promise to keep serving you until my last breath. ধন্যবাদ (Thank you) for your unwavering love & support.

Grateful to CM Sri Sarbananda Sonowal, Sri Dilip Saikia, Sri Atul Bora, Sri Keshab Mahanta Sri Bhabesh Kalita, Sri Promod Boro, Smt Queen Oja and Sri Ashok Singhal for joining me today.

Himanta Biswa – Minister, Assam

Reviewed the COVID-19 and vaccination related situation across the country: PM Narendra Modi

Reviewed the COVID-19 and vaccination related situation across the country.

Reiterated the importance of the five fold strategy of Testing, Tracing, Treatment, Covid-appropriate behaviour and Vaccination as an effective way to fight the global pandemic.

PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the COVID-19 Pandemic situation and vaccination program in the country. 

The Prime Minister directed that for sustainable COVID-19 management, awareness of the community and its involvement is paramount and there is a need to continue Jan Bhagidari and Jan Andolan for COVID-19 management.

He mentioned that the five-fold strategy of Testing, Tracing, Treatment, Covid-appropriate behaviour and Vaccination if implemented with utmost seriousness and commitment would be effective in curbing the spread of the Pandemic.

A special campaign for Covid appropriate behaviour with emphasis on 100% mask usage, personal hygiene and sanitation at public places /workplaces and health facilities will be organised from 6th April to 14 April 2021

The Prime Minister highlighted the need to enforce COVID appropriate behaviour in the coming days and ensure the availability of beds, testing facilities and timely hospitalization, etc.

The Prime Minister called attention to avoid mortality under all circumstances by ramping up healthcare infrastructure, availability of oxygen, ventilators besides required logistics, and ensuring that clinical management protocols are followed across all hospitals as well as for those in-home care.

The Prime Minister directed that central teams consisting of public health specialists and clinicians be sent to Maharashtra in view of high case load and deaths, and likewise to Punjab and Chhattisgarh because of the disproportionate number of deaths being reported there. 

The Prime Minister especially highlighted the need to ensure effective implementation of containment measures, besides the involvement of community volunteers in active case search and management of containment zones.

He exhorted that all states need to take required stringent measures with comprehensive restrictions in places witnessing high surge to curb the spread.

A detailed presentation was made which highlighted that there is an alarming rate of growth of Covid-19 cases and deaths in the country with 10 states contributing to more than 91% of cases and deaths due to COVID.

It was noted that the situation in Maharashtra, Punjab and Chhattisgarh is of serious concern. As of date, Maharashtra has contributed 57% of total cases in the country in the last 14 days and 47% of deaths in the country during the same period.

In Maharashtra, the total number of new cases per day has touched 47,913 which is more than double its earlier peak.

Punjab has contributed 4.5% of the total number of cases in the country in the last 14 days. However, it has contributed 16.3% of the total number of death, which is a matter of serious concern.

Similarly, though Chhattisgarh has contributed 4.3% of total cases in the country over the last 14 days, its contribution in total death has exceeded 7% during the same period.

The 10 high burden States and UTs are contributing 91.4% of total cases and 90.9% of total deaths in the country. 

It was emphasized that the reasons for the sharper rise in cases could be mainly attributed to the severe decline in compliance of Covid-appropriate behaviour primarily in terms of use of masks and maintaining ‘2 Gaj ki Doori’, pandemic fatigue and lack of effective implementation of containment measures at the field level.

Although the exact contribution of mutant strains to the escalation of cases in some States remains speculative, the measures to control the pandemic remain the same and hence implementation of various protocols for COVID-19 management are all the more critical in those areas.

A brief presentation on the performance of COVID-19 vaccination drive was also made wherein details of the coverage of vaccination in various groups, performance with respect to other countries and analysis of State’s performance was deliberated upon.

It was suggested that daily analysis of performance should be shared with States and UTs as feedback for corrective actions.

Research and development of vaccines were also discussed along with the production capacity of existing manufacturers and the capacity of vaccines that are under trials.

It was informed that vaccine manufacturers are ramping up their production capacity and are also in discussion with other domestic and offshore companies to augment the same.

It was highlighted that all efforts are underway to secure adequate quantities of vaccines to meet the rising domestic requirements as well as to meet the genuine needs of other countries in the spirit of ‘Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam’.

The Prime Minister directed to continue with the mission-mode approach in the states and districts reporting high cases so that the collective gains of COVID-19 management in the country in the last 15 months are not squandered.

The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, Chairperson (Empowered group on Vaccine Administration), Secretary Health, Secretary Pharmaceuticals, Secretary Biotechnology, Secretary AYUSH, DG ICMR, Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt of India and Member NITI Aayog besides other officials.

Sri Sri at Sunrise

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