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Modi offers floral tributes at Mahatma Gandhi’s statue

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Nairobi, July 11

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday offered floral tributes at a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the University of Nairobi here.

“Afternoon engagements begin at the Univ. of Nairobi, PM @narendramodi offers floral tributes at Gandhiji’s statue,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The statue was unveiled by then Indian Vice President S. Radhakrishnan in 1956.

The Prime Minister also planted the sapling of a tree next to the Mahatma Gandhi Wing of the university.

Earlier on Monday, India and Kenya signed seven agreements following delegation-level talks headed by Modi and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Modi arrived in Kenya from Tanzania on Sunday on the final leg of his four-nation Africa tour.

He will leave for New Delhi later on Monday.

 

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Arnab Goswami’s interim bail in abetment-to-suicide case will continue till Bombay HC disposes his plea: SC

His interim bail will be operative for another 4 weeks from day HC decides his plea in case: SC

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New Delhi, November 27: Journalist Arnab Goswami’s interim bail in 2018 abetment to suicide case will continue till Bombay HC disposes his plea, say Supreme Court.

*Goswami’s interim bail shall be operative for another 4 weeks from day HC decides his plea in abetment to suicide case: SC.

*SC says high courts, lower courts must be alive to misuse of criminal law by state.

*SC, HCs, district judiciary should ensure criminal law does not become weapon for selective harassment of citizens, says apex court.

*Doors of this court cannot be closed to citizen who has prima facie showed state has misused its power, says SC.

*SC says deprivation of personal liberty even for a single day is too much.

*There is pressing need for courts to remedy institutional problems of delay in dealing with bail application, says SC.

*Prima facie there is disconnect between FIR and ingredients of offence of abetment to suicide, says SC. PTI

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PM Modi condoles loss of lives due to hospital fire in Rajkot

Praying for a quick recovery of the injured. The administration is ensuring all possible assistance to those affected.”

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The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief over the loss of lives due to a hospital fire in Rajkot.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Extremely pained by the loss of lives due to a hospital fire in Rajkot. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones in this unfortunate tragedy.

Praying for a quick recovery of the injured. The administration is ensuring all possible assistance to those affected.”

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Gujarat: Five Covid-19 patients killed as fire breaks out at Rajkot hospital

Thirty other coronavirus patients undergoing treatment at the hospital were rescued, an official said.

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Rajkot, Gujarat: Five patients were killed after a fire broke out in the ICU of a designated Covid-19 hospital in Gujarat’s Rajkot in the early hours of Friday. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has ordered a probe into the incident.

Thirty other coronavirus patients undergoing treatment at the hospital were rescued, an official said. The fire is under control, however, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

The fire broke out in the ICU of Uday Shivanand Hospital in Mavdi area, where 33 patients were admitted. Seven of the patients were admitted to the ICU, fire brigade official J B Theva said. “We rushed to the spot and rescued 30 patients after a call informing about the fire was received. Three patients died inside the ICU,” he said.

The rescued patients have been shifted to other COVID-19 hospitals, he added.

In August, eight coronavirus patients had died in a huge fire that broke out in the intensive care ward of Shrey Hospital in Ahmedabad’s Navrangpura area.

PM Modi had condoled the deaths in his home state. “Saddened by the tragic hospital fire in Ahmedabad. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to CM @vijayrupanibjp Ji and Mayor @ibijalpatel Ji regarding the situation. Administration is providing all possible assistance to the affected (sic),” he had tweeted.

The Prime Minister’s office had also announced that an ex-gratia of ₹ 2 lakh each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the hospital fire in Ahmedabad. ₹ 50,000 each for those injured due to the hospital fire.

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