West Bengal Assembly Elections | Four shot dead by security guards, one more by criminals
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-04-2021; Five people were killed on Saturday in two separate shooting incidents during elections in the assembly constituency of Sitalkuchi in North Bengal, sparking unrest statewide, where voting for fourth phases occurred.
- Four people were killed when central forces opened fire on polling station 126 in Amtali Madhyamik Siksha Kendra under the command of Jor Patki gram panchayat in the Sitalkuchi Assembly segment.
- These death sparked huge political backlash and the elections were suspended at the polls.
- Police Commissioner Cooch Behar Debasish Dhar said, between 300 and 350 people, including women, attacked the guards with rudimentary weapons at the polling station after a rumor spread that security personnel beat a person who would have fallen ill.
- In another incident in the same Assembly constituency, an 18-year-old was killed when criminals opened fire on him as he returned from polling station number 285 in Pathantuli under Bolenhati gram panchayat. Two people have been arrested in connection with the incident, the executive director said.
- Sitalkuchi, a segment of the assembly that borders Bangladesh in the Cooch Behar district, has been in turmoil in recent days and the convoy of BJP president Dilip Ghosh has come under attack in the district.
- EC had deployed a maximum of 188 companies of the central forces in the district of Cooch Behar and 793 central force companies across the state for the fourth ballot.
- The state had registered about 76.16% of polls as of 5 p.m. in the 44 Assembly seats in the state that went to the polls today.
- According to a report prepared by the Border Security Force (BSF), coordinator of all central forces in the Sitalkuchi
- Assembly constituency of Cooch Behar, where these two incidents of violence were reported today, members of the the police and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) fired more than 15 “self-defense” shots in the space of two hours.
- According to the BSF report, at around 9:35 am, a CISF rapid reaction team (QRT) was attacked by a crowd of 50 to 60 people while patrolling the areas near booth number 126.
- The inspector of the CISF Sunil Kumar was attacked while walking through the area. with local police after receiving complaints that voters were unable to make it to the polling station, the report said.
- After an hour, a crowd of about 150 people “began to mistreat the election workers on duty at booth 186”.
- The report says the mob attacked a national guard and an Asha worker. He said the CISF voting booth commander “tried to appease the offenders,” but the crowd entered the voting booth and attacked the rest of the election staff.
Sonia maintains a virtual meeting with the Congress CMs; accuses the Modi government. with the “mismanagement” of the Covid-19 crisis
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-04-2021; Congress President Sonia Gandhi, in a virtual meeting with key ministers from states ruled by Congress on Saturday, accused the Narendra Modi government of “mismanaging” the Covid-19 situation by allowing the export of vaccines, which has led to a shortage of vaccines in the country.
- She said that cooperation with states demonstrates respect for federalism and that it is equally important that states are constructive and cooperate with the Center in its efforts to fight the pandemic.
- Further she provided an update on the ongoing protests by farmers against new farm laws and the failure of India’s president to pass state laws that overturn basic farm laws.
- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh and his Chhattisgarh counterpart Bhupesh Baghel were among the meeting participants.
- The Minister of government of Maharashtra, Balashaeb Thorat and Rameshwar Oraon of the government of Jharkhand also attended the meeting.
- Senior ministers from congress-led states have expressed concern over vaccine shortages, with Baghel saying the Chhattisgarh has stocks that will only last for three days.
- Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh said that if the state had a five-day stockpile at current vaccination levels, if it increased the vaccination target to 2 lakh per day, Punjab would also have a stock of vaccines for just three days.
- Singh also claimed that the “anger” at the Center over farm laws had an impact on the state’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
India and China agree to maintain stability on the ground and prevent further incidents in eastern Ladakh
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-04-2021; India and China agreed in their 11th round of military talks to jointly maintain stability on the ground and prevent further incidents in eastern Ladakh.
- A day after the talks, the Indian military said on Saturday that the two sides agreed on the need to resolve pending issues expeditiously in accordance with existing agreements and protocols.
- In this context, the military said that it had also been stressed that ending the disengagement in other areas would pave the way for both sides to consider reducing forces and ensuring the full restoration of peace, Peace of mind and allow progress in bilateral relations.
- The eleventh round of corps commander-level talks took place at the Chushul border post on the Indian side of LAC in eastern Ladakh.
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-04-2021; The number of reported coronavirus cases in India was 1,33,28,422 at the time of this bulletin, with a death toll of 1,70,403.
- Madhya Pradesh, among the 10 states accounting for 84% of new daily cases in the latest Covid-19 outbreak, is also facing a shortage of medical oxygen, as well as the crucial drug remdesivir used to treat infected patients and reduce time. at the hospital.
- The state was put under a 60-hour lockdown starting at 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. of Monday.
- Reports of oxygen and drug shortages came not only from Bhopal but also from Indore, the state’s commercial capital, where large numbers of corona patient assistants staged a protest at Dawa Bazar.
- Jabalpur has also witnessed similar protests over the lack of supplies for patients.
- Addressing a virtual cabinet meeting on the pandemic, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the state’s oxygen supply has tripled in the past three days to 180 metric tons.
- He added that one lakh of Remdesivir injections will be available in the state each month.