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Seek votes in name of Army; ignore when they’re in need: Congress tears into BJP over ‘startling’ CAG report

Congress has accused the BJP of seeking votes in the name of Indian Army but ignoring the soldiers’ plight rather than helping them.



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  • Congress has accused the BJP of seeking votes in the name of Army but doing very little to help soldiers stationed at tough terrains
  • Congress’ attack at the saffron party has come in the wake of worrying CAG report over the condition of Indian soldiers

New Delhi: Hitting out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the worrying Comptroller and Audit General (CAG) report on the condition of the Indian Army personnel in tough terrains like Ladakh, Siachen and Doklam, the Congress on Tuesday accused the central government of seeking votes in the name of Army but doing nothing for the soldiers’ plight.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala shared the CAG report on the condition of Indian Army personnel on his official Twitter handle. He captioned the post: “Will get lots of votes in the name of Army. But will meet the needs of the soldiers. CAG report reveals BJP’s false nationalism.

  1. 5 years in Siachen, no clothes no equipment.
  2. No snow goggles, no masks, no shoes.
  3. No special ration and no proper living arrangement.”

The Congress’ reaction has come a day after the CAG pulled up the Army for delays in the procurement of army equipment, multipurpose boots, snow goggles and other high-altitude clothing for troops stationed in the areas like Ladakh, Siachen and Doklam.

The CAG report also points out at irregularities in certain procurements and questioned the defence ministry for losses amounting to Rs 25.48 crore.


45 from Karnataka visited Nizamuddin mosque, 1 dead





Bengaluru, March 31 (IANS) One of the 45 pilgrims from Karnataka who visited Nizamuddin Jamaat mosque in New Delhi in early March died of COVID-19, said Health Minister B. Sriramulu on Tuesday.

“A religious ceremony was held at the Nizamuddin Jamaat mosque in New Delhi on March 10, which was attended by about 45 people from Karnataka. One of them was a man who died in Sira,” tweeted Sriramulu.

Sira is located in Tumakuru district, 123 km north west of Bengaluru.
The pilgrim from Sira was a sexagenarian who passed away on Friday, he was Karnataka’s third COVID-19 death.

He was the state’s 60th Coronavirus positive case and his 13-year-old son also tested positive on Tuesday as the 84th case.

The Tumakuru man returned from Delhi on a train to Yeshwantpur on March 14 and from there he took a KSRTC bus to reach Sira the same morning.

The deceased man is believed to be one of those Tablighi pilgrims who visited Delhi, further official details are awaited.

According to Sriramulu, 13 of the 45 pilgrims have been identified and quarantined, hinting that the possibility of the infection spreading to all the pilgrims cannot be ruled out.

He said several visitors from Australia, Singapore, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia visited the Delhi mosque.

The state government is on the lookout for the remaining people who visited the mosque to quarantine and test them.

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Air India flies out 160 stranded passengers to Frankfurt




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Chennai, March 31 (IANS) An Air India flight with 160 stranded travellers from Germany and Europe flew out to Frankfurt on Tuesday.

According to Chennai Airport, Air India’s rescue flight from Chennai to Frankfurt was operated with 160 stranded passengers.

All precautions were taken and facilities were provided to ensure smooth travel amid the restrictions in force to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

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Gujarat: 3 more positive for covid-19, total 73




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Gandhinagar, March 31 (IANS) Three more positive cases were detected in Gujarat, the health authorities announced on Tuesday, taking the total detected positive Corona virus cases to 73.

Jayanti Ravi, the principal secretary, Health and family welfare Department, Gujarat said, “On Tuesday, three more positive cases have been found, all of them getting infected locally.

An Ahmedabad male (55) and aA Gandhinagar female (32) both admitted in Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel hospital in Ahmedabad. Another positive case is registered in Rajkot, a male (28) admitted in Christ hospital. “

“Good news is that, that five positive cases after treatment have been discharged. The condition of five is stable while two are on ventilator,” added Ravi.

This takes the total Corona positive cases in the state to 73, including 6 deaths. The highest number of cases detected is in Ahmedabad – 24, followed by Rajkot and Gandhinagar both 10 each, Surat and Vadodara having 9 each, Gir-Somnath with 2 positive and one each in Porbandar, Mahesana and Kutch.

Out of the 73 positive cases, 32 had a foreign travel history, two had inter-state travel and 37 are locally transmitted disease victims.So far, six deaths have been reported in Gujarat due to the Corona virus infection. First case was that of a 67-year-old male from Surat with comorbid conditions. On March 25 night an 85-year-old female from Ahmedabad died also due to comorbid conditions.

A 70-year-old male from Bhavnagar with a travel history of Delhi, succumbed to corona virus on the next day. Three more deaths were reported on March 28 and 29 and Monday, a male (47) and female (46) from Ahmedabad and a female (45) from Jesar block in Bhavnagar, respectively.

All the deceased patients were suffering from comorbid conditions like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac ailments and other several complications.

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