PM Modi creates fund to fight coronavirus, urges citizens to donate


New Delhi, Mar 28 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday created a micro donation fund so that citizens from any walks of life can contribute any amount they can to fight the Covid-19 outbreak that has gripped the nation.

"People from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India's war against Covid-19. Respecting that spirit, the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund has been constituted. This will go a long way in creating a healthier India," the Prime Minister tweeted.

Making an appeal to the citizens of the country, he requested for contributions to the PM-CARES Fund. "This Fund will also cater to similar distressing situations, if they occur in the times ahead. This link has all important details about the fund," he added.

Giving the mode of payments which can be used through debit or credit cards or even mobile wallets, the Prime Minister said, "The PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations too. It will strengthen disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens. Let us leave no stone unturned to make India healthier and more prosperous for our future generations."

One of the first respondents to the Prime Minister's initiatives was cine star Akshay Kumar. Within minutes of Modi's appeal, Kumar pledged to contribute Rs 25 crore to the PM-CARES Fund.

The coronavirus outbreak has already infected over 900 people in the country besides claiming 20 lives.

 

  

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  • Saldanha, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 30 2020

    Shame to the BJP Government Begging for Funds from the People, BJP Government has a Lot of Money to Buy MLA's from the Opposition by giving them 80 to 100 croes each to join BJP and now they are saying they dont have money, when it comes to saving the Country they dont have, but when they want name in every state they have money to Bribe the People and MLA.s

    Shame to BJP Government , My request is to People if you want to donate please go and donate directly by giving to the people in need or through a good organisation and please do not donate to PM fund this Money will go again to buy some more MLA.S

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  • Lanslara, nakre karkala

    Mon, Mar 30 2020

    well said .......

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Instead of spending thousands of crores for statues & other non sense activities . if they would have used that money to build hospitals & improve health care .
    central govt wouldn’t have seen this days of begging with public .
    Govt is now using those hospitals which were built by previous govt,
    3000 crore statues are standing idol now without any use for mankind where as citizens are running without food, waiting for some good hearted organization to feed them .
    God save our nation from such hypocrites

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    First case in India was reported in India on 30 January 2020. And when the Modi government started to take name sake preventive actions and when they took it serious all of a sudden by announcing lockdown in the 8pm in night? It was on 22 March 2020. One can imagine we had enough time before the virus could spread everywhere. We would have been so safe if the proper actions have had taken in time. India could have shown the world about our capabilities in this time of crisis. But, Now we are in a stage where we cannot have control over the consequences. Only because of irresponsible and indifferent attitude of Modi government towards the crisis of this magnitude.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    On 28 June, 2019; the I&B Ministry told the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Member of Parliament from Maharashtra, Ashok Mahadeorao Nete, in the Lok Sabha that the government spent a total of Rs 3,804.07 crores in just 3 YEARS from 2016-17 till 2018-19

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    They spent this amount on the advertisement of Modi government

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  • mohan, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Where are our politicians .. India is having more than 5000 politicians from all parties.....which are getting salary and pension from government.... they have billians in black money... and while money.... why they are not donating ... even Modi musk ask ministers to donate .. but nit single BJP minister come forward to donate... and their leader begging with public to danate.....
    Where the mo ey come from to buy MLA s from karnataka and madya pradedh... they purchased more than 50 MLA a and each one for more than 5 to ten crores ... from that money came..
    This is a big Ali baba if India....all he is looting public and accumulating fund for their own benefit..

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    All these supreme leader and other netas are just for preaching the citizens. Practicing is not their job. Just preach and run. No open press conferences where they can answer to the questions of the people.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Where is the 1,70,000 lakh Crores withdrawn by Modi government from Emergency fund of RBI? Is this not an emergency? Let alone the patients treatment, you don't have money to release immediately at least for the safety of health care workers and testing kits. Wah Modiji Wah. Great management of the crisis.
    Why Mr. Modiji is not using the the 2,500 Crores of cash available in BJp party fund? How much the desh bhakth netas of BJp has contributed? You have money to manage toppling of state government when you fail to win in elections. You spend crores and crores to keep the netas in the resorts. Everyone knows how netas are readily available to change the parties just after election.
    How much funds the Modi government has released as of now? May be less than the Kerala government released only for its state?
    I remember an article because of drop in crude oil price in the international market in 2104, the Modi government had been saving about 2,00,000 Crores annually. Now the crude oil price is still lower than that. And modiji is again asking people by taking all the benefits for his government. Modi hai tho mumbling hai.
    We need some more statues that can do miracles to save citizens from coronvirus and to deal the poor migrants who are walking hundreds of kilometers without food and money with babies along with them to reach their villages.
    We should help the needy nearby ourselves as the first priority.

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  • Lavina Pinto, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Common people pay the tax on time. Its high time for politicians who are enjoying comfortable life to donate their accumulated funds to the government to help the needy people. Politicians, please do the good work which will not come again in your life time.

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Pay tax on time to build statues of thousand of crores. Pay tax to erect high speed trains which is of no use whatsoever practically. Pay tax so that the netas increase their salaries regularly. Pay tax so that netas eat from subsidized food even after paid hefty and are getting life long free facilities. Pay tax to spend thousands of crores on religious pilgrimage pacakges. Pay tax to pay again on toll gates. Pay tax to spend on the comfort of cows when human beings and children are dying in hospitals.
    Finally pay tax to save ourselves from disasters.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    RBI's Rs. 1,76,501 Core surplus would now have been Useful ...

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  • Nagesh rao, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Dear modiji . Pls get black money from Switzerland bank, because we never know about tmrw. This is best opportunity to utilize and shower god's blessings on the investors.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    I have gone through most of the comment but looks. Most of them not happy with the PM request. PM just requesting not demanding or forcing to pay. if we pay even in between range 100 to 5000 rs also fine. Even no need to pay also follow the instruction given by PM.
    Looks people need accountability for GST and Income tax at this stage but why not asked from congress Era evn BJP Era as well. At once why we need to ask now. So people itself irresponsible from the beginning.
    At present we should pay and should contribute the nation. Not for PM.

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  • Srujan Maharaj, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Where is our GST Money ???
    Where is our TAX Money ???
    As promised where is black money which you brought back from SWISS Bank ???
    Forget everything as promised where is our 15 lakh ???
    We will assure you that once we receive 15 lk we will pay back 50% to your account

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  • Jd, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    People donated 1500 crore through electoral bonds to bjp less yhan a yest ago, use yhat for yhe country

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  • John, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    All this government wants is Money Money Money

    DisAgree [9] Agree [30] Reply Report Abuse

  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Sir, the common man, which constitutes, a major population of this country is already in a deep financial crisis, forget the 24 crores living below 1$ a day, what do you expect them to contribute?

    DisAgree [5] Agree [21] Reply Report Abuse

  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Borrow 10,000 crores from the Nationalised Banks.

    Pay some of it to buy party bonds.

    Donate some of it to this fund.

    It is a win-win.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi-Udupi

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Right time to bring swiss bank black money to India..

    DisAgree [3] Agree [29] Reply Report Abuse

  • Pili, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    This will directly go to MLA purchse fund... Pls do charity directly in your area..God will bless you.

    DisAgree [6] Agree [43] Reply Report Abuse

  • Jd, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Absolutely, we hno contron the monaftrr we donate. The needy continue in the misery, money is pocketed by those who collect and we are left feeling sorry. Yhis time, will do charity directly to the needy, definitely not through organization. May be some international organisations have proper audit.

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  • Surya, Mlore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Tell those who looted this country for than 70 years

    DisAgree [63] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • Sangram sangam, Kundapur

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    HE IS REQUESTED ONLY FROM RICH PEOPLE
    AKSHAYA KUMAR GIVEN 25 CRORE
    RATHAN TATA GIVEN 500 CRORES
    AMBANI GIVEN 10 CRORES AND 100 BED HOSPITAL
    SUDHA MOORTYH GIVEN LOT OF MONEY
    SOME FILM ACTORS SPORTSMAN ALSO STARTED TO GIVE
    ITS FOR GREAT CAUSE
    WHY SOME PEOPLE OPPOSSING EVERYTHING
    HE IS NOT ASKED FROM BEGGARS

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    But no people above mentioned listened to him which you mentioned above.

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Correct . He has not asked money from you.

    Not sure why ppl oppose everything:)

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  • Nagesh, Moodbidri

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    WHERE IS THIS 100 BED HOSPITAL IN MUMBAI MADAM SANGRAM?

    DisAgree Agree [11] Reply Report Abuse

  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Did he tell that he is requesting only from rich people? Who is rich according to your classification? What will you do of your richness if you are doubtful about the food supply itself? Keep on trusting MP Nalin who promised house delivery of food items. You received? Don't you think more people will stay home if the essentials had been started to deliver at the house. Is this the way of handling crisis management?
    Don't you know that people, be it poor or rich pay tax on each and every they buy?

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Recover the loan money that has been granted from Banks to Rich people like Ambani, Modi, Mallya etc. If crores of rupees recovered that will be sufficient to Fund.

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  • Bhavya Baliga, Udupi / San Francisco

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Does that mean your deposits with the bank need not be returned to you? Is that ok?
    All are talking crap because Modi is proposing a good cause.

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  • Al Dsouza, Canada

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Prayers are required at this time. Pray from home. Stay home and stop spreading the virus. See things will change. Donate your local people who are in need. Help your community without religious bias. That is the best ways to help. Look if the hospital need help. Pool the funds and donate to the hospital. Politicians and donation not sure how it will work to reach the funds to the people are in need.

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  • Sri Tom Cat, Mangalore,

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Please deduct 1 lakh from 15 lakhs which I am due which you promised.

    DisAgree [26] Agree [160] Reply Report Abuse

  • Citizen, India Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    If there were more chance to click on agree, i would have done it 1000 times for your response.

    DisAgree [4] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

  • Adolf, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Akshey Kumar Sir,
    If you have to contribute money please dont put it to this kind of funds. Do some charity by yourself. In Mumbai around you there are lot of poor people try to help them instead of wasting money like this.

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  • Santa, Padubidri

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Shows so much hatred...get well soon!!

    DisAgree [46] Agree [12] Reply Report Abuse

  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    It is not hatred. He is really talking practical.
    What kind of response we got from the government in return in this emergency situation even after paying on taxes for so long. We means all this poor people/migrant workers who are struggling for food and health needs; and all the citizens in general.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Santa, how much you donated? You should do that asap.

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  • Mak, Koteshwar/oman

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Recently petrol rate just got hiked up due to increase in excise duty . Use that money..!!

    DisAgree [8] Agree [107] Reply Report Abuse

  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Donated money already spent to buy MLAs.
    Don't donate any governments , please distribute money in your own locality. Corrupt babus and politicians usurp the money to remain in power.
    Those wants to donate please identify poor in your locality.

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  • Adolf, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    More than 3000 crores we spent for the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. What was its use? Will it save india from tsunami / Earthquakes / Corona? India needs more hospitals and also need to spend money for the maintenance of existing government hospitals, schools and colleges rather wasting on other things and later begging for money from the public.

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  • Anticorrupt, Mangalore/ Kuwait

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Well said. These politicians do not realize wasting tax payers’ money.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Kindly release little bit from othere party MLAS borrowing fund .

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  • Save my India, India.

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Let Modi take the lead and show the nation how serious he is first...?

    People of India, we had enough of wasting tax payer's money by this merciless leaders.

    Karnatakans shouldn't donate single Paise to the PM or Karnataka CM, but reach out to genuine organizations in Karnataka, or just help personally the people around you who need assistance.

    Jai Hind!!

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  • Mahesh rao, Bangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Ist all MLA, MP's let them.pay from their treasury which I believe it will reach our commitments. Then all big big business men, actors, players etc etc. Finally all who voluntary come forward but do not beg or force. Now we are worried about our future wherein no one there to help us like middle class people.

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  • El En Tea, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Modiji please make use of our fund from PM jivan bhima yojna which was deducting from our savings account since 5 years.

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  • Ghost, mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Congratulations to Namo, time for u all to show love towards your Magician Modi

    DisAgree [79] Agree [41] Reply Report Abuse

  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    What was your donation? Can you show the proof??

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Where are the tax money? For every item we purchase people are paying GST, so where did it all go??

    You should have increased budget for health care system which is just 2% compared to other developed countries which is around 40%. Why r people paying taxing only to donate again later of no use??

    Those who wish to donate again let them donate. It's a good deed but Government should never ask for donations when people pay taxes

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  • Reena, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Well said I agree. In spite of paying taxes this is Not enough to fill their pockets. First they couldn't control the situations , late realization , should have stopped all airport as that is the source of this spread and now to cover their asses they come up with new schemes. Lockdown panic lati charge and now this.

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  • vasu, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    See the total is only 100% dear. If health of 2%is increased to 40% then food eduction defence needs to be reduced.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Sun, Mar 29 2020

    Why food, schools and defense reduced? Why not unnecessary statues and horse trading of MLAs/MPs? Don't they developed countries more than 20% for health.

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  • kumara, abu dhabi

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    i have donated......

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Please tell the nation :
    How much of the 800 Crores BJP party received in donations during 2018-19 will be used for this cause ?

    RBI contingency funds are reserved for emergencies like this. Not to plunder it lavishly !

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  • vishal, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Oscar already gave from his personal account as he received that money from MP fund... First time great job

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  • Gopala, UK

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    It is The national calamity all need to support the nation with Modi.
    Also horse trading money spent by BJP to be taken back and used that to this calamity, if there is unpaid installments,do not pay them because WE THE PEOPLE made them .

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  • Chris, mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Why your govt don’t have sufficient fund and also I believe all MP and MLA are crorepathi and they can contribute . It is govt responsibility as we all pay tax

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Your party can be main contributor to this fund if stopped destabilizing state govts and buying MLAs. Public will definitely contribute for this noble cause.

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  • Prakash Lewis, Mangalore/Dubai

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Good initiative from our PM. It's time rich people donate PM relief fund reduce gap between poor and rich.

    DisAgree [29] Agree [30] Reply Report Abuse

  • James Fernandes, Barkur Chicago

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Where to sterilize the cash? Needed?

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    With all this hue and cry, we need to be honest and courageous to demand why not political parties part with dubious money they made using Electoral Bonds? How has the nation prepared to handle crisis like this? Look at our migrant population left to starve and treated like cattle. Where is the spirit of nationalism?
    This is the right time to question most of our political leaders amassing wealth looting the nation and depositing money in more than dozen banks and asking the public for contribution while they have not contributed anything or have done so giving peanuts.
    Has the party that claims National seen the plight of the citizens? How will they respond to a crises like this? We are blind voters creating and breading criminal politicians.

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  • Sunil, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Political parties have money for horse trading. Now you ask money from public. Anyways i will donate as per my capacity.

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  • Shah, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    I pledge to contribute the total amount I have paid in the form GST to the fund mentioned. I don't see any returns otherwise.

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  • KRPrabhu, Bangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Let all bjp MPs ,mlas contribute one month salary to make a good beginning.

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  • Pavan, Mlr

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Not one month salary they have menitioned their income during filing nomination papers for election let them donate half of that it should include all parties MLA MLC MP s rajya sabha Mps should also be included

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  • Roshan Moras, Madanthyar

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Let them religiously pay 1000 of crore kept for horse trading & undemocratic rule

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  • Chetan, Mangalore

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    The BJP has on record 2400 crores as party funds. Wondering why they have still not made any contribution. They should be leading the way no?

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  • G Veer S, Nagpur

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Let the contribution start from the top.

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  • Gopala, UK

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Top will contribute your own tax money . They will not give their money , The will show you RAMAYAN daily,
    Let the unaccounted money in the Gods houses come out, stop building Temples, Churches , mosques . Build hospitals , schools, Homes

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  • Santa, Padubidri

    Sat, Mar 28 2020

    Gopala...How is UK? You are in developed country with perfect system.
    Very Safe,no?

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