'UP is so backward, its rulers must hang their heads in shame': Congress leader P Chidambaram after Kanpur encounter
Saturday, 4 July 2020 At least eight police personnel, including Deputy SP Devendra Mishra, were killed and four were injured after they were fired upon by criminals when the police team had gone to raid Vikas Dubey~s house in Chaubepur in Kanpur in the early morning of Friday.
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram and son of former finance minister P. Chidambaram tested positive for COVID-19. Junior Chidambaram experiencing mild symptoms and is under home quarantine. Earlier on August 02, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa also tweeted that he had tested positive for COVID.
Uttar Pradesh Minister Kamal Rani Varun died of Covid in a hospital in Lucknow. The Technical Education minister tested positive for COVID-19 on July 18 was the only woman cabinet minister in the state. Kamal Rani reportedly had comorbities including diabetes, hypertension and hyperthyroidism. She was MLA from Ghatampur in Kanpur and had been elected to the Lok Sabha twice in the past. She was initially admitted to the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Hospital but later had to be shifted to the SGPIMS. Condoling the death of the minister, President Ram Nath Kovind said she was well respected for serving people at the grassroots. PM Modi also tweeted to express condolences. Kamal Rani was among the 18 members inducted in the council of ministers headed by Adityanath on August 21, 2019, the first such reshuffle since the BJP government came to power in March 2017. CM Yogi Adityanath said that she was a very popular leader who always made the common person's interests her priority. Her death comes as the number of COVID-19 cases in the state has crossed 89,000 with more than 1,600 fatalities. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Giving updates about COVID-19 preparedness in Uttar Pradesh, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish K Awasthi informed Antigen test kits have arrived and will be used from June 24. "Health Department has informed that Antigen test kits have arrived and they will be brought into use from tomorrow. Special focus will be on Noida, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Kanpur Nagar districts," said UP Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish K Awasthi.
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The station officer of Bithoor police station, Kaushalendra Pratap Singh, in Kanpur district who was injured in the savage attack on a police team, recalled the events of the intervening night of July 02-03 in during which eight policemen killed in the line of duty. Kaushalendra Pratap Singh said that his police station had received a phone call and was asked to accompany a raid team from the Chaubeypur police station that day. "Our team left at around 12:30 am that night (the intervening night of July2-3) to conduct raid (at Vikas Dubey's residence). We parked our cars near the site of raid and started walking towards his house,"said Bithoor's SHO, Kaushalendra Pratap. "A JCB was placed as an obstruction in such a way that only one person could move to the other side. As soon as we crossed the JCB parked near his house, a spray of bullets was unleashed on us," Pratap added.