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74 Bajrang Dal activists arrested on Valentine’s day celebration



Bajrang Dal, Valentine's day, Hyderabad, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, National news, Regional news

Hyderabad: As many as 74 Bajrang Dal activists were Thursday taken into preventive custody here even as members of the organisation held demonstrations in different parts of the city protesting Valentine’s Day celebration, police said.

A total of 74 members of Bajrang Dal were taken into preventive custody at two separate places when they tried to take out rallies without permission, they said.

In a related incident, a young couple was allegedly forced to tie the knot at a public park in Medchal area, by a group of people.


74 Bajrang Dal taken into custody during Valentine’s Day celebration:


However, a spokesperson of the Bajrang Dal denied involvement of its members.

Reacting to the incident, a senior police official said the parents of the youth were in the process of submitting a petition to them, following which they would initiate necessary action.

Bajrang Dal had called upon managements of pubs, bars, restaurants and resorts not to organise events to celebrate Valentine’s day.



Delhi CM lays foundation for new block at LNJP Hospital, hails corona warriors



Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party, AAP, Lok Sabha polls, Lok Sabha elections, General elections, Assembly elections, Politics news

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday laid the foundation stone of a 1,500 bed new wing at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital, in a step towards providing high-quality healthcare amenities in the national capital.

The Delhi government’s target is to complete the project in 2.5 years to make the LNJP one of the biggest hospitals in the nation with a modular design and modern medical infrastructure.

Coming up in a 25 floor structure, this new wing will be the tallest building in the country and offer the best health care available under one roof, a statement said.


This fully air-conditioned, state of the art building will house 1,500 beds. This new wing at LNJP is estimate to cost Rs 462 crore, with per bed costing around Rs 30 lakh.

At the event, Kejriwal said with the additional 1,500 beds, LNJP Hospital’s overall capacity will rise to 3,800 beds.

Noting other governments spend Rs 1-1.5 crore per bed, he said that he believes in smart spending and effective utilisation of public funds.

“In the last five years, it has been of utmost importance that we improve the living standards of the people of Delhi. The AAP government has completed projects on time and saved cost as well which is then further utilised for the betterment of the city.

“Delhi government is the only government which has given ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to all those who sacrificed their lives during Covid-19 pandemic. We can’t bring back the heroes but we can help them in whatever way possible,” he said.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the building will have three main departments, a new medical block, new maternity wing and an advanced paediatric department.

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