The battle for West Bengal is crucial for both the TMC and the main rival BJP. For the BJP it is a gateway to cement its Hindutva ideology in eastern India and also prestige battle as it is the land where Jan Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee was born. For the TMC, it is a battle for survival. For the residents, of the state, the poll results will determine whether the present policy of appeasement of infiltratoes will continue or whether the NRC will be implemented in future.
The fivefold strategy of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour includes the mandatory use of masks, hand hygiene, social distancing, and also proper ventilation of closed spaces, the Home Ministry said.
He said that everyone, including people from various industries and corporate houses, and political leaders holding office, could start chain by emulating the exercise, eventually amplifying the Jan Andolan to protect everyone from COVID-19 through Covid appropriate behaviour.
He said that vaccination a major approach to combat the virus and added that increasing gap between two doses of Covishield, a decision that has attracted flak, is not a bad idea.
West Bengal is struggling with heavy rains caused by the Monsoon. Kolkata has come to a standstill as the state capital has been all but washed away due to 2 days of incessant rain.
According to the Health Ministry, a total of 97,743 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,86,78,390 till date. This is the 11th straight day the daily new cases are below 1 lakh.
The pace of the monsoon has once again gained momentum. Now gradually it is reaching most of the states of North India. However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says that Delhi will have to wait for the monsoon rains.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh paid tributes to the icon. Describing the death of legendary athlete Milkha Singh with post-Covid complications, he said it was the end of an era and India and Punjab "are poorer".
Five days after his wife Nirmal Kaur passed away due to post Covid-19 complications, Milkha Singh said goodbye to the world. But there are some things which he regretted.
Padma Shri Milkha Singh also known by the apt nickname of 'Flying Sikh' often said that before leaving for the Rome Olympics, he had participated in at least 80 races around the world, winning 77 of those, which became a record.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to offer tributes to Milkha Singh and said that he was anguished by his passing away.