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UPs handling of 2nd COVID-19 wave ‘unparalleled’ claims PM Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, said that Uttar Pradeshs (UP) handling of second wave of COVID-19 was unparalleled.
PM Modi remarked the same while addressing a public rally in his constituency in UP – Varanasi.
UP, which was India’s one of the most affected states during the second wave, stood strong? and efficiently battled COVID, said Modi.
At the peak of the second wave, UP had recorded more than 30,000 COVID-19 cases per day.
PM Modi praised UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his noteworthy? management of the pandemic.
COVID-19 attacked us with its full strength. But Kashi, along with UP, stood strong and gave a tough fight to the virus, said Modi.
He opined that COVID-19 was the biggest calamity on humanity in over 100 years.
UPs efforts of battling COVID-19 pandemic are noteworthy. Despite being the largest state in India (in terms of population), UP has overcome the challenges of second wave and is now in a stable condition, he said.
However, in UP, thousands of bodies were burned on streets as cremation grounds were already flooded.
Numerous unidentified dead bodies were found floating in Ganga, while thousands died gasping for oxygen and many lost the battle of life to COVID-19 as they could not find ICU beds.
CM Yogi Adityanath had earlier said that all these were false accusations and everything under his watch was fine.

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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

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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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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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