Despite criticism, Goa leader of oppn opted to take free jab: BJP

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Panaji, Sep 16 | While slamming the opposition for criticising the Goa government’s vaccination efforts, state BJP chief Sadanand Shet Tanavade on Thursday said that despite the Congress’ criticism, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat had no qualms about getting himself vaccinated “free of cost”.

Tanavade was responding to a mediaperson at a press conference in Panaji, over the questions being raised by the Opposition about the claim made by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on 102 per cent coverage of the first Covid vaccination jab in the state.

“But initially, they (opposition) even criticised the vaccine and told people not to vaccinate themselves. But when they realised that it was important to vaccinate themselves, they quietly went and vaccinated themselves,” Tanavde told reporters.

“They did not pay money… Digambar Kamat has also taken a free vaccine. He did not pay. He took Covishield doses like us. We also took it free of cost. The government gave it free of cost to every one,” Tanavade said.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Opposition have been waging a war of words over Sawant’s claim on Wednesday, that the Goa government had exceeded 100 per cent coverage of the first vaccine shot and had clocked 102 per cent vaccination.

Tanavade said that the Congress could not stomach the fact that the country had been doing well in its ambitious programme to vaccinate as many Indians as possible.

“For the first time, we have seen that India made a vaccine because of Narendra Modi’s sincere leadership and his ability to take decisions. On the basis of this strength, Covaxine and Covishield (vaccines) were manufactured in India and we could export them,” Tanavade said.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police has ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Along with General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier L.S. Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Naik Vivek Kumar, Naik B. Sai Teja, Havaldar Satpal and pilots were travelling in the chopper.

Confirming about General Rawat presence, Indian Air Force tweeted, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

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The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 14 others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police have ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Emergency rescue teams have been rushed to the spot.

 Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Confirming about General Rawat’s presence, Indian Air Force said, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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