Lockdown extension by PM Modi ‘inevitable’, says Kerala CM

Lockdown extension by PM Modi ‘inevitable’, says Kerala CM Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the lockdown extension till May 3 announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was inevitable considering the situation in India, as it requires stringent measures to contain COVID-19. “It goes without saying that the extension of the lockdown to…

For the Sake of India, I Believe Arvind Kejriwal Must Be Re-Elected in Delhi

Elections to Delhi have been announced for February 8, 2020. Winning these elections may be important for Arvind Kejriwal, but it is even more important for India, or at least for that part of India which cherishes all that the constitution had promised it. Although Delhi has just 70 seats, only 14 million voters (less than 2% of India’s electorate) and is not even a full-fledged state, its politics is disproportionate to its numbers for it is the national capital, houses all the foreign consulates, is the hub of all media reporting and is a genuine microcosm of India. Its residents represent the full spectrum of Indian politics, ideologies, opinions, religions, regions, castes and concerns.

Anna Hazare demands his security be withdrawn, writes to CM Uddhav Thackeray

PUNE: Social activist Anna Hazare has demanded that the security provided to him by the government be withdrawn.

Hazare sent a letter to this effect to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday.

Security cover to him was a waste of public money, he said.

Many people had threatened him in the past, but he always ignored them, he said.

“I had requested the state government to revoke my security. But the government has not responded to my request. In the meantime, I came to know that the government is revoking the security of some people.