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PM Modi applauds role of doctors, CAs

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New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the role of doctors in their “spirited” fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, saying they are saving lives by putting themselves in danger.

“India salutes our doctors — exceptional care givers who are at the forefront of a spirited fight against COVID-19,” he wrote on Twitter to mark Doctors’ Day.

In a short video of his recent speech, he said while mother’s give birth, doctors ensure our rebirth.

They are saving lives by putting themselves in danger, he said.

Dr BC Roy’s birth anniversary is celebrated as Doctors’ Day.

July 1 is also observed as Charted Accountants Day.

In his message, the prime minister said our industrious CA community has a major role to play in ensuring a healthy and transparent economy.

“Their services to the nation are deeply valued. Greetings on Chartered Accountants Day.”

In a short video clip, he said the responsibility on the society’s economic health lies with CAs.

Modi quits Weibo

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has quit Chinese social media platform Weibo, the BJP said on Wednesday, with its general secretary (organisation) B L Santhosh saying that Modi has sent out a “strong message” at the border, on economic front and now at “personal level too”.

“After govt move of banning 59 Chinese Apps, PM Narendra Modi exits from Chinese social media platform WEIBO also. Strong message at the border, on economic front & at personal level too,” Santhosh said.

Sources have said Modi decided to quit Weibo, which he had joined in 2015, as soon as the decision was taken to ban 59 Chinese apps in India.

They added that Weibo has a more complex procedure to quit for accounts of important personalities which is why an official process was initiated.

For reasons best known to the Chinese, there was a great delay in granting this basic permission, they said.

The prime minister had 115 posts on Weibo, and it was decided to manually delete them and after much effort 113 posts were removed, they said.

The two posts left were those where Modi had photos with Chinese President Xi Xinping, they noted, adding that it is difficult to remove posts on Weibo in which pictures of Xi feature.

All the posts are deleted now, the sources said.

The BJP’s IT wing head Amit Malviya said Modi’s decision to quit Weibo sends out a “loud and clear” message that if red lines are crossed, then there will be consequences.

“Prime Minister Modi quits Chinese social media platform Weibo. The message is loud and clear. If red lines are crossed, there will be consequences… What started at the borders has now acquired multiple dimensions. And it may just be the beginning,” Malviya tweeted.

Sources said Modi’s followers’ count at Weibo stands at 244,000 – which was roughly the same when the deletion of posts began.

The Modi government recently banned 59 Chinese apps, saying that they are “engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.

The ties between India and China have come under strain due to their military standoff at Ladakh border.

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