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Mar 22, 2021 08:27 AM IST Daybreak

In BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ for West Bengal Polls, Sops for Women, Youth and Farmers

Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah while releasing BJP’s ‘Sankalp Patra’ (election manifesto) for the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls on Sunday promised 33 per cent quota for women in government jobs, various task forces against corruption and Rs 11,000 crore ‘Sonar Bangla’ fund. The manifesto broadly covered all the areas from health care, education, rural development, good governance, employment and Bengal’s culture. 

Maharashtra, Mumbai Both Break Pandemic Record; Nanded Imposes Curfew From Wednesday

Maharashtra and Mumbai continue to report the highest daily infections since the pandemic in March last year. In what is threatening to be a deadlier second wave od Covid-19, the state reported 30,355 cases on Sunday, while 3,775 fresh cases were reported in Mumbai. With this, the state’s overall tally of the infections mounted to 24,79,682 while 99 fatalities pushed the toll to 53,399. Both tallies are much more than the numbers last year.

 BJP Workers Not Infected With Covid-19 as They Work Hard, Says Gujarat MLA

A Gujarat BJP MLA on Sunday said workers of his party do not get infected with novel coronavirus since they work hard. Rajkot (South) legislator Govind Patel’s take on coronavirus came after reporters asked him if the flouting of guidelines by political leaders and workers during poll campaigning was resulting in a spike in cases. “Those who work hard do not get coronavirus infection. BJP workers work hard, and  therefore, not a single worker has been infected with the virus,” Patel claimed.

Maha Home Minister Anil Dekhmukh Headed for Exit? As MVA Crisis Deepens, Probable Names Crop up

Former Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh’s allegations against state Home Minister Anil Dehsmukh have stirred up a storm in the political sphere of Maharashtra as the Opposition, as well as, allies of the Maha Vikas Aghadi government in the state demand a probe in the case. Amid the rising clamour for strict action against the NCP leader, speculations are rife that Deshmukh could be shown the door.

Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma Seen With Daughter Vamika at Ahmedabad Airport

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma were seen at the Ahmedabad airport on Sunday with their daughter Vamika. In a photo that has gone viral, Anusha was seen holding the baby while Kohli was carrying the luggage.

All-Round Yusuf Pathan, Yuvraj Singh Help India Legends Clinch Trophy

An all-round show by Yusuf Pathan helped India Legends beat Sri Lanka Legends by 14 runs to win the Road Safety World Series 2020-21 at Raipur on Sunday. Put in to bat first, India made 181 for 4 with Yusuf smashing an unbeaten 62 off 36 and Yuvraj making 60 off 41.