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  1. This pandemic has taught me one thing. Gov. is really utter useless. Pandemic and wars are the only two situations where we need a gov. to guide its people and take care of them. Almost all govs. in the world (except New Zealand and Taiwan) failed to take care of their people and India is the worst. In normal situations, people don't need gov. at all. If institutions are allowed to do their job, then everything will be on auto-pilot.
  2. CBN ki enduku ee tala noppi, let him take rest. He already uplifted our generation. So, luckily we are safe. Next generation has their future in their hands and they are fuc*ing it up. It's their choice.
  3. Jaggad is actually doing justice to his Reddy status. Collecting taxes 😀
  4. Expecting too much from people who live and die for caste hatred.
  5. Ruling with hatred in heart. Way to go
  6. If TDP was in power during this time, then it would have been a PR disaster.
  7. Ante, entha nokkalo, entha dochalo, clarity raavali kada.
  8. People elected gov. Next elections ki ayina sarigga elect chesukokapothe, ee kukk@ bathukulu tappavu. We can assume, people are used to living like parasites. In that case, no need to worry or think about them
  9. YSR 2009 lone cheppinadu ga, separate TG vaste, visa teesukoni vellali ani. Adi ippudu true aindi
  10. Next elections ki inko 2K pension penchutaadu le aunty. Don't worry, u still have vote power which u can sell.
  11. If the official numbers are 2,642 infections in Haridwar, then we can safely assume the factual numbers to be at least 5x of that. Note, most of these travelled back home on trains and other public transport. So, obviously they infected people along the way home and at home as well. The magnitude of such impact is unimaginable given there's no lockdown and people don't follow any social distancing in India.
  12. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-57005563.amp India Covid: Kumbh Mela pilgrims turn into super-spreaders When millions of devout Hindus gathered last month in the Himalayan town of Haridwar to participate in the Kumbh Mela festival even as India battled a devastating second wave of coronavirus, many feared that it would turn out to be a "super-spreader event". Those fears, it now seems, are coming true, with reports of Kumbh returnees testing positive - and possibly spreading the infection - coming from many parts of the country. When Mahant Shankar Das arrived in Haridwar on 15 March to participate in the festival, cases of Covid-19 were already rising in many parts of India. On 4 April, just four days after the festival officially began, the 80-year-old Hindu priest tested positive for Covid-19 and was advised to quarantine in a tent. But instead of isolating, he packed his bags, boarded a train and travelled 1,000km (621 miles) to the city of Varanasi. There, his son Nagendra Pathak met him at the railway station and they rode a shared taxi to their village 20km (12 miles) away in the adjoining district of Mirzapur. Speaking to me on the phone from his home recently, Mahant Das said he was "now hale and hearty" and that after his return, he had remained at home in quarantine. He insisted that he did not pass on the virus to anyone else, but within days, his son and a few other villagers also developed Covid symptoms. Mr Pathak, who's also made a full recovery, says their village has seen "13 deaths in the past fortnight from fever and cough". The infections in the villagers may - or may not - be linked to Mahant Das, but health experts say his behaviour was irresponsible and that by travelling in a crowded train and sharing a taxi, he may have spread the virus to many along the way. Epidemiologist Dr Lalit Kant says "huge groups of mask-less pilgrims sitting on the river bank singing the glories of the Ganges" created an ideal environment for the virus to spread rapidly. "We already know that chorus singing in churches and temples are known to be super-spreader events." In Haridwar, officials said 2,642 devotees had tested positive, including dozens of top religious leaders. Akhilesh Yadav, former chief minister of neighbouring Uttar Pradesh state, and Nepal's former King Gyanendra Shah and former Queen Komal Shah, were among those who tested positive after returning home. Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod died in a Mumbai hospital soon after his return from Kumbh. Nine Hindu seers from one group also perished. With growing fears that the Kumbh returnees could start to infect others, several worried state governments ordered a 14-day mandatory quarantine and warned of strict action against those who withheld information about their travels. Some made the RT-PCR test mandatory for them, but few states have a database of travellers and no state has a foolproof system of testing and tracing those entering its borders. In the past fortnight, reports of Kumbh returnees testing positive have come from all over India: Authorities in Rajasthan blame the pilgrims for the rapid spread of Covid cases in the state, especially in rural areas At least 24 Kumbh visitors tested positive on return to the eastern state of Odisha (formerly Orissa) In Gujarat, at least 34 of a total of 313 passengers returning by one train were positive And 60 of the 61 - or 99% - returnees tested in a town in central Madhya Pradesh state were found to be infected. Officials are now frantically looking for 22 others who are missing "It's disastrous," says Dr Kant. "And these numbers are only the tip of the iceberg. The groups of pilgrims travelling in crowded trains and buses would have the multiplier effect on the number of infections. I can say without hesitation that the Kumbh Mela is one of the main reasons behind the rise in cases in India." Mahant Das is combative when I ask him if it would have been better to cancel the Kumbh at a time India was recording huge surges in daily cases and hospitals were turning away patients due to a shortage of beds, medical oxygen and life-saving drugs. "How is it right for the government to hold election rallies and elections in West Bengal then? Why is it that only we, the devout, are being told that it was wrong to gather?" he asks. Critics say Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reluctance to cancel the gathering was because of possible backlash from Hindu religious leaders like Mahant Das. The priests, the seers and the ascetics are among the party's biggest supporters and play an important role in mobilising Hindu votes during elections. On 12 April, the first big day of the festival - when more than three million devotees took a dip in the river Ganges in the belief that bathing there would help them attain salvation - India logged more than 168,000 new cases, overtaking Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of cases globally. The festival was scaled down only a week later after the lead monk of one of the participating groups died. Mr Modi requested the seers to turn the festival from then on into a symbolic event. But the damage had already been done. India is a Covid disaster - it didn't have to be A visual guide to the Covid crisis in India Last week, the event organisers said 9.1 million pilgrims visited Haridwar even as the Uttarakhand high court said the state had become a "laughing stock by allowing the Kumbh Mela in the midst of a raging pandemic". There had been concerns from the start that holding the Kumbh was fraught with risks. Health experts had warned the government in early March that "a new and more contagious variant of the coronavirus was taking hold in the country" and letting millions of largely unmasked people gather for a festival was not prudent. Uttarakhand's former chief minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat, told me that he had planned the Kumbh to be a "limited, symbolic event" from the start because experts were "telling me that the pandemic is not going to end soon". "The festival attracts people from not just India, but other countries too. I was worried that healthy people would visit Haridwar and take the infection back with them everywhere. " But just days before the festival, he was replaced by Tirath Singh Rawat, who famously remarked that with "the blessings of Ma Ganga [Ganges, the river goddess] in the flow, there would be no corona". The new chief minister said "nobody will be stopped", a negative Covid report was not necessary to attend, and that it would be enough to follow safety rules. But as millions descended on the town, officials struggled to impose safety norms. Haridwar's chief medical officer, Dr Shambhu Kumar Jha, told me that crowd management became "very difficult" because people didn't come with negative reports and that they "couldn't turn back the devout who had come all the way driven by faith". "You can't hang people for wanting to attend a religious festival, can you?" he asked. "There were standard operating procedures (SOPs) by the federal government and the high court and we tried our best to implement them," he added. "With crowds of that size, SOPs became almost impossible to follow. They look very good on paper, but it's impossible to implement them," Anoop Nautiyal, founder of an Uttarakhand-based think tank, told the BBC. Mr Nautiyal, who has been collating the health ministry data since the state recorded its first case on 15 March 2020, says Uttarakhand had recorded 557 cases in the week from 14 to 20 March, just as pilgrims had begun arriving. The cases rose rapidly after that, with 38,581 cases recorded between 25 April and 1 May - the last week of the festival. "It will be wrong to say all the cases were because of the festival, but the surge has coincided with the festival," he said. I asked Dr Kant if there's anything India could do now to contain the damage done by allowing the gathering. "Someone said that the devotees will take the coronavirus as prasad [god's blessing] and spread it. It's tragic that the pilgrims have carried the infection everywhere," he said. "I can't think of anything that can be done now to rectify the situation. Our ship has gone too far out into the sea. We can't even return to the safety of the harbour. It's very, very tragic. I just pray that the infections were mild and people can get over them."
  13. for him power is most important. He will do anything based on the situation.
  14. It's too soon to predict now. In current situation, yes there's lot of negativity on him and BJP. But two factors will play crucial role: Opposition parties' strategy Yogi's collusion with CEC. Yogi as a person is twice adamant as Modi. So, we have to wait and see.
  15. Seems reasonable plan. Chivariki Yogi chetilo pedataaru le desaanni. Vaadu complete ga xxxxx naakistadu
  16. Akkada Modi larger than BJP. BJP as a party does not have guts to touch Modi unless he and Amit Shah differ heavily.
  17. Great decision by Stalin. May 10-24 lockdown in entire state. Experts predict we are going to see peak between May 15-20. So, staying home during that time period is safe.
  18. True. By putting pressure on Jaggad, MoSha are constantly reminding him to behave as a lapdog or else face jail time.
  19. "It also suggested that social media influencers are leveraged to spread the government’s word." --Starting from next week, we should see celebrities on Twitter, Insta and FB post positively about gov.'s "positive actions".
  20. Jolted by bad press, Modi govt drafts plan to show it is ‘responsive, hard-working’ I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar and I&B Secretary Amit Khare have been holding video-conferences every day with senior govt officials for over a week now to review negative press. New Delhi: As India grapples with the massive surge in Covid-19 cases, with a shortage of beds and oxygen and increasing fatalities only compounding the problems, the Narendra Modi government is working on different strategies to counter the criticism and bad press it has been getting surrounding the pandemic, ThePrint has learnt. Sources in the government told ThePrint that Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar, along with Secretary Amit Khare, have been holding video-conferences every day with senior government officials for over a week now, to discuss the negative press against the government and ways to counter them. In a separate media worskshop for government officials Tuesday, MyGov shared a presentation suggesting a robust communication strategy to ensure the government is seen as “sensitive, bold, responsive and hardworking”. The presentation, a copy of which was accessed by ThePrint, highlighted that the government communication should comprise larger use of data, infographics, videos and testimonials, amplification of the government’s messaging on social media platforms. It also suggested that social media influencers are leveraged to spread the government’s word. MyGov shared its presentation at a virtual media and social media workshop Tuesday on effective communication in the times of the pandemic, the sources said. Chaired by the I&B minister, the workshop was attended by over 350 senior government officials. The sources said the negative publicity received across print, television and online media has been a major cause for concern for the government, and that is being discussed extensively during the frequent virtual conferences lasting for about 45 minutes. For instance, at one of the video-conferences I&B minister has been holding, he expressed displeasure over the inadequate government messaging during the crash of CoWin portal during the initial days of the vaccination registration process last month, an official familiar with the discussions said. During the reviews, the official added, it was also discussed that there should be specific Covid-related press statements that should have specific references to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, such as usage of phrases like “under the leadership of PM Modi” or “as decided by PM Modi”. It was also discussed that high quality videos of the efforts put in by the armed forces to contain the pandemic should be shared and highlighted on various social media sites to create a positive messaging. “There were also concerns raised not only about the massive negative media coverage in the global press of India’s handing of the crisis, but also about some Indian publications republishing them as they are or extracts from them,” a second official told ThePrint. Among other media coverage discussed in the meetings, according to the official, was “positive news coverage” by the state-owned Doordarshan. ThePrint reached the I&B ministry spokesperson via email for a comment. This report will be updated when a response is received. Communication strategies being planned Since the beginning of the devastating second Covid wave, the Modi government has received a lot of bad press over what was perceived as its “mismanagement” of the pandemic, including allowing the Kumbh mela and election rallies that fuelled the surge in the cases. It has also been criticised for an apparent lack of preparedness to deal with a second wave of the pandemic, with both the national and the foreign media highlighting inadequate oxygen and hospital infrastructure. The Press Council of India (PCI) had earlier issued an advisory, which said foreign content should be only published after due verification by Indian media houses, drawing flak from various quarters including the Editors Guild of India. Highly placed sources in the government said the departments under the I&B ministry are keeping a tab and collating all negative news reports and opinion pieces across media, which are being circulated within the government. The second official quoted above said there has also been an emphasis on countering what the government feels is fake or misleading news by way of issuing timely rejoinders. At the workshop on Tuesday, government officials were told that authentic and real time information should be ensured during pandemic. The MyGov presentation mentioned above highlighted that the strategy should involve effectively communicating to people the different steps taken by the government to manage the pandemic and monitoring the effectiveness of the outreach through a feedback mechanism. It also emphasised that a positive image of the government should be created by way of highlighting its achievements and putting out positive stories. The presentation at the workshop is also learnt to have highlighted the importance of unified approach to government communication, ensuring real time updates of the critical events of the day to ministries, use of other social media platforms such as LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, aside from promoting key government decisions, campaigns and cabinet decisions on Twitter. It also highlighted the most and least engaging posts on different social media platforms. https://theprint.in/india/jolted-by-bad-press-modi-govt-drafts-plan-to-show-it-is-responsive-hard-working/652622/
  21. If you want to cite opposition as the reason for everything, then read my post in previous page in this same thread. In short, gov. should be strong on a policy and implement it rather than showing opposition as reason for non-implementation. In that case, the ruling gov. is spineless.