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Allow COVID-19 vaccination for all above 25 years in Maharashtra: CM Thackeray to PM Modi

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray wrote to PM Narendra Modi on April 5 requesting him to allow COVID-19 vaccination of all people above the age of 25 years in Maharashtra. A copy of the letter was shared on Chief Minister’s official Twitter account.

CM Thackeray reasoned in the letter that the move will benefit Maharashtra thereby reducing the severity of COVID-19 among young and working population. He wrote: I request you to lower it to 25, as the states facing the surge are having to place curbs to safeguard lives of the population. However, if a larger number of our young and working population is vaccinated, the intensity of the cases would be much lower than the treatment that they need today.

CM Thackeray also stressed that Maharashtra has remained at the forefront of the vaccination drive by administering the most doses. He wrote: Maharashtra has taken Covid-19 vaccination very seriously and we are the number one state in the country in terms of total number of Covid vaccine doses administered.”

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Hardik Patel quits Congress, says no youngster is willing to work, vote; accuses leaders of ‘enjoying in abroad’

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Radhika Dhawad | Vadodara
Gujarat Working President Hardik Patel tendered his resignation from the Congress party today morning. Patel took to Twitter to announce his decision and shared an image of his resignation.
 
Patel said, “Big leaders of Congress in Gujarat are far away from issues of the state but are more focussed on ensuring that chicken sandwich for leaders who have come from Delhi is delivered on time!”
In the letter, he also said, “The party has constantly been working against the interests of the country and society.”

Hardik Patel’s letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi

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BJP on course to retain power for 2nd straight term with CM Yogi Adityanath as CM again

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Radhika Dhawad | Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath

Early numbers reveal that the BJP has crossed the halfway mark with over 271 seats in Uttar Pradesh at 12:07 pm thus making its way to retain power for the second straight term in the state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is all set to become the Chief Minister for the second time. 


While the BJP was leading in 271 seats, Samajwadi Party (SP) managed to secure 121 seats so far. The BSP has managed to secure five seats while Congress so far has four seats.

(With total 403 seats in UP, 202 is the halfway mark)

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Indian student killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv

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Nation Next Newsroom | Mumbai

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An Indian student was killed during shelling in Ukraines Kharkiv on Tuesday morning, Ministry of External Affairs informed in the afternoon. The Ministry tweeted: ?With profound sorrow we confirm that an Indian student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family.

In Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, videos showed extensive damage from the Russian military assault. One video showed the city’s largest government building blown up.

While the student is yet to be named by the MEA, sources in the Karnataka state government told The Quint that he had been identified as Naveen Shekhrappa, from Haveri district, Karnataka. The 21-year-old was a student of medicine at Kharkiv National Medical University.

The News Minute reported that Shekhrappa was standing in a queue at a supermarket in Kharkiv to buy food when Russian shelling began.



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