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Week Highlights: From Maharashtra Lockdown announcement to Arvind Kejriwal’s meeting with Farmers, list of things that matter

Maharashtra imposed lockdown, Arvind Kejriwal called farms laws Death Warrant, top 5 Big Stories


 

Social, Political and Religious gatherings prohibited in Maharashtra: Chief Minister Udhav Thackeray 

 

Just after Valentine’s Week, Maharashtra reported new COVID cases. Since then, the state is witnessing a spike in cases. It has so far reported 926 new COVID cases and 6 fresh deaths. To keep the situation in control, Chief Minister Udhav Thackeray announced that all political, religious and social gatherings will be prohibited from Monday.  He further added if the situation further deteriorates, then a complete lockdown would be announced.

 

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal met protesting farmers and called the Farms Laws  Death Warrant for the Farmers

Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday went to meet the farmer leaders from the Western UP region who are actively protesting against the farm laws at Delhi borders, especially at the Ghazipur border point. His visit attracted a lot of limelight.  After the meeting, he demanded to withdraw the farm laws from the government and termed it is as Death Warrant for the farmers. Notably, the meeting came ahead of a Kisan Mahapanchayat that Arvind Kejriwal will address on February 28, 2021. Talking about his meeting, he said, “These anti-farmer laws are death warrants to farmers. If they will get implemented farmers will become labourers in their own land as crops will go into the hands of a few industrialists. Central Government should immediately withdraw these laws.” The AAP has already announced that it is contesting the UP Assembly polls in 2022.  Interestingly, this will be the first major appearance of Arvind Kejriwal in the poll-bound state.

 

Read more: Uttarakhand Glacier Burst: The Thawing Mountains Of The Himalayas?

 

 

Don’t Skip the Second Dose of the COVID vaccine else bear your own treatment expense later: Punjab Health Minister

India started its second vaccination drive on February 13.  Notably, on January 16, 2021, 2 lac healthcare workers were vaccinated. Now, it is time for the second dose of the covid vaccine. But it seems people are choosing not to take the second shot.  In that case, Punjab Health Minister,  Balbir Singh Sidhu on Sunday said, if the healthcare and frontline workers skip their vaccines now, then they will have to bear the cost of their treatment later, in case if they develop COVID 19 infection.  He warned that workers, who are skipping the second shot of the vaccine will not be allowed to avail quarantine or isolation leave.

Novak Djokovic wins his 9th Australian Open Title

Novak Djokovic wins Australian open 2021 Men’s final by beating Daniil Medvedev from  7-5, 6-2, 6-2 scores and went on to win the title for the 9th time.

 

Uttarakhandglacier burst death toll rises to 68, 135 people are still missing

After the tragic incident, the Navy and IAF had launched a joint operation to measure the depth of the glacial lake formed upstream from Tapovan. As per the fresh reports, the death toll in the Uttarakhand glacier burst rose to 68, and 135 people are still missing.

 

Television Actress Rubina Dialik wins Bigg Boss 14

 

Finally, season 14 of Bigg Boss got its winner.  Television actress Rubina Dialik has won the grand finale of Bigg Boss 14. Singer Rahul Vaidya and Nikki Tamboil emerged as the first and second runner ups respectively. Notably, among the top finalists, Rakhi Sawant had walked away from the grand finale with ₹14 lakh cash.

 

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