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                         nadda flags off

          ‘parivartan yatra’ in Bengal

                haratiya Janata Party president JP Nadda flagged off ‘Pari-
                vartan Yatra’ from Nabadwip in this district on Saturday
        Band said people have decided to change the government
        of ‘pisi-bhaipo’ (aunt-nephew).
            Addressing the gathering here, Nadda accused the Trinamool
        Congress government of failing to fulfill its promises. “Parivartan Ya-
        tra begins here. It is for changing not just the government but also
        thinking. Mamata di formed the government 10 years back by swear-
        ing on ‘Maa Mati Manush’. In 10 years, ‘Maa’ (mother) was looted,
        ‘Mati’ (soil) was disrespected and ‘Manush’ (people) were not pro-
        tected,” he alleged.                                                       India and Uzbekistan finalise joint Army exercise for enhancing
            He also accused the Trinamool Congress government of “ block-         military cooperation & inter-operability in India named Dustlik II
        ing” central welfare schemes.                                                                  in 1st half of March. (ANI)
            “Modiji has tried to give Bengal everything. But Mamata di says
        ‘chai na, hobe na’ (I do not want, I will not let it happen) for every-
        thing. Why? Everything will happen after the month of May,” Nadda        Health Mission (NHM) managing Directors (MDs) of states and Union
                                                                                 Territories (UTs), through video conference (VC) today. One of the
        said.                                                                    largest such exercise globally, the countrywide COVID19 vaccination
            Terming  Trinamool  Congress  (TMC)  government  as  “tyrant”,
        Nadda said around 130 BJP workers have been killed and over 300          programme was launched three weeks back on January 16.
        people have been attacked in West Bengal.                                    At the outset, the Union Health Secretary appreciated the cred-
            “When they can attack even us, I can understand the condition of     itworthy  performance  of  all  States  and  Union  Territories  (UTs)  on
        the common people in Bengal. Enough is enough. No more injustice,”       COVID-19 vaccination. Elaborating on the global landmarks crossed
                                                                                 by India, he underlined that India is the fastest country to reach the 5
        he said.                                                                 million mark in COVID-19 vaccination in just 21 days. “Several other
            “People have decided to change the government of ‘Pisi-Bhaipo’       countries which have had a head start, some as much as 60 days, have
        (aunt-nephew),” he added.                                                taken a longer time to reach this target,” he said.
            Speaking to ANI after the event, Nadda said, the “huge crowd at
        the rally today shows that people of West Bengal have given permis-          Meanwhile, Haryana Police on Saturday cautioned citizens against
        sion to us (for holding yatras)”.                                        fraudsters who could dupe them on the pretext of registration for the
                                                                                 COVID-19 vaccine.
            A PIL has been filed in the Calcutta High Court against the yatra cit-   Issuing an advisory, Additional Director General of Police (Law and
        ing concerns over COVID-19 and law and order situation in the state.     Order) Haryana, Navdeep Singh Virk said that cybercriminals may de-

                            Centre urges                                         fraud citizens through phone calls, emails and social media applica-
                                                                                 tions and steal personal details in the pretext of vaccine registration.
                                                                                 Referring to the modus operandi of fraudsters, he said, “Scammers are
         states to increase COVid-19  making phone calls to people offering to register their names for re-
                              vaccination                                        ceiving vaccines and collecting sensitive personal information such as
                                                                                 Aadhaar number and email.

                   hile there are 12 States/UTs that have achieved 60 per          Chief of Lashkar-e-mustafa
                   cent or more vaccination coverage of healthcare work-
        Wers, the central government has advised them to improve                             arrested in Jammu
        the percentage coverage of vaccinated beneficiaries and directed
        that they must schedule all healthcare workers for vaccination at                 idayatullah Malik, chief of Lashkar-e-Mustafa terror or-
        least once before February 20.                                                    ganisation, has been arrested, said Jammu and Kashmir
            “States/ UTs were advised to ensure regular review meetings of the  HPolice on Saturday.
        State, District and Block Task Force to assess the emerging challeng-        Malik was arrested from Jammu in a joint operation by Jammu
        es, understand the ground issues and promptly address them at the  and Anantnag police, said Jammu and Kashmir Police. “Hidayat-
        appropriate levels,” the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.  ullah Malik, a categorised terrorist, has been arrested near Kun-
        “Similarly, all frontline workers must be scheduled for vaccination at  jwani in Jammu. A pistol and a grenade have been recovered from
        least once before March 6, 2021 and immediately thereafter organize  his possession. When we went to arrest him, he attacked the police
        mop-up rounds for them. The failure of potential beneficiaries to get  party,” Jammu Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Shridhar
        vaccinated in the mop-up round would automatically push them to the  Patil told media.
        age-appropriate vaccination category. The second dose of the vaccine         Jammu and Kashmir Police in a statement said that Malik is a
        is also scheduled to start from February 13, 2021 for people who were  categorised terrorist from Shopian district

        vaccinated on January 16, 2021,” it added.                                   “The said terrorist is the Chief of Lashkar-e-Mustafa, an off-
            Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary, reviewed the status and  shoot of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Kashmir in Kashmir valley,” it said.
        progress of COVID vaccination with Health Secretaries and National                                                           (with ANI reports)

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