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Shinzo Abe Resigns as Prime Minister of Japan

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Shinzo Abe has resigned as the Prime Minister of Japan due to his worsening health condition. Shinzo Abe resigned as Japan’s prime minister as, he said, his chronic illness has resurfaced. Shinzo Abe has acknowledged having ulcerative colitis since he was a teenager and has said the condition was controlled with treatment. However, earlier in the day, Shinzo Abe said the illness has resurfaced.

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“I cannot be the prime minister if I cannot make the best decisions for the people. I have decided to step down from my post,” Shinzo Abe, 65, told a news conference.

Shinzo Abe has battled the disease ulcerative colitis for years and two recent hospital visits within a week had fanned questions on whether he could stay in the job until the end of his term as a ruling party leader, and hence, premier, in September 2021.

In a country once known for its short-tenured prime ministers, the departure marks the end of an unusual era of stability that saw the Japanese leader strike up strong ties with President Donald Trump even as Abe’s ultra-nationalism riled the Koreas and China.

While Shinzo Abe pulled Japan out of recession, the economy has been battered anew by the coronavirus pandemic, and Abe has failed to achieve his cherished goal to formally rewrite the U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution because of poor public support.

Earlier in the day, Hiroshige Seko, a party secretary-general for the Upper House of Parliament, confirmed that Abe told party executives he is resigning as prime minister.

 

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Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi Detained on Way to Hathras

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Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi were detained for violating a ban on large gatherings. Rahul was pushed and fell to the ground in a tussle with the Uttar Pradesh police after he, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and scores of party workers were stopped from marching on the Delhi-Noida highway on their way to Hathras to meet the family of the gang rape victim who died on Tuesday.

I will go alone then. I will walk alone from here to Hathras,” Rahul Gandhi told the police.

Visuals showed the Congress MP being pushed and shoved as he tried to resist the police. In the clash, the 50-year-old was seen falling to the ground. Other Congress leaders helped him up.

Priyanka Gandhi alleged that she was also pushed and there were attempts to throw her to the ground.

“Why are you arresting me? What are the grounds for the arrest? What law am I violating,” Rahul Gandhi said in a heated exchange with policemen, who said that they were charging him with “Section 188” – a law on defying official orders.

Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were travelling to Hathras in a convoy when their vehicles were stopped in Noida near Delhi, at a point around 142 km from their destination.

They both got off their car and started marching with Congress workers. Soon, a large contingent of UP policemen blocked their way and tried to push them back.

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala said: “The Gandhis are preparing to march alone. What is Ajay Singh Bisht, alias Yogi Adityanath (Chief Minister) afraid of?”

Ahead of the Congress leaders’ planned visit, the UP administration this morning enforced a ban on large gatherings and put up barricades at the borders citing the coronavirus. Roads to Hathras were also blocked.

Other political parties condemned the incident and came out in support of the Gandhis.

“Reckless behavior of UP police towards Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is extremely condemnable. It is reprehensible for those who are supposed to uphold the law to trample upon democratic values in such a manner,” tweeted NCP leader Sharad Pawar.

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Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia tests positive for COVID-19

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Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Monday said that he tested positive for coronavirus. The deputy CM had developed a mild fever last night after which he conducted a COVID-19 test on Monday. He has gone in self-isolation after the test results came positive.

“Right now there is no fever or any other complication. I am completely fine. Hopefully, I will soon return to work thanks to all your good wishes and blessings,” Sisodia tweeted.

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Amit Shah re-admitted to AIIMS weeks after discharge

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Two weeks after his discharge, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has been re-admitted to AIIMS after he complained about breathing issues on Saturday.

The hospital has confirmed the news and said that Shah has been admitted for a complete medical checkup.

“As per advice given at discharge, he has now been admitted for a complete medical checkup before parliament session for 1-2 days,” the official statement from the hospital read.

The sources told that Shah was admitted around 11 pm on Saturday night. As per the sources, he is being kept in CN tower, a facility reserved for VVIPs. Shah is getting treatment under Dr. Randeep Guleria, director of AIIMS. His condition is said to be stable now.

Shah has been suffering from post-COVID ailments for a month now. He was previously admitted to AIIMS on August 18 after he suffered post-COVID ailments days after his recovery from COVID-19 disease which he contracted in early August.

He had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 2 and received treatment at Medanta Hospital in Gurugram.

He was discharged after testing negative on August 14 only to re-admitted in AIIMS days after to treat his post-COVID syndromes on August 18. He had complained of breathing issues then.

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