Southern states continue reporting high Covid-19 caseloads
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 Southern states continued reporting high Covid-19 caseloads on Wednesday, the numbers being close to 25,000, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of the situation with four of the most affected ones from the region--Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana.
A mishap occurred during celebration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday in Chennai on September 17. Workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party had collected helium balloons as part of the festivities. However, sparks from fireworks reportedly led to an explosion in the balloons. Over 30 BJP workers were reportedly injured in the incident and had to be rushed to a hospital. Their injuries were minor, as per reports. The BJP observed 'seva saptah' or service week to mark PM Modi's birthday. He turned 70 on September 17 and tweeted that what he wants on his birthday is for people to follow Covid precautions like wearing face masks and following social distancing. Watch the full video for more.
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India's Permanent Representative to United Nations TS Tirumurti spoke on the upcoming General Assembly session. Tirumurti said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address will be the highlight of India's participation. PM Modi will participate in two debates in the high-level segments beginning from September 21. "This time UN General Assembly will be historic and in more than one way. India's highlight will be participation of PM Modi in two debates. First is a general debate where he will deliver our national statement. Other is the high-level plenary meeting to commemorate UN's 75th anniversary. PM's address will certainly be the highlight of our participation in UNGA," Tirumurti said. He added. "We are entering UN Security Council at a very interesting if not critical juncture. We will be entering Security Council during the 75th year of UN. The world is different from the one that was when we were last in council. We have set forth our priorities which include peace & security related issues."
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A male elephant from Mettupalayam forest range, Coimbatore was found dead last evening in jungles of Nilgiris. It was injured and Forest Department had made arrangements to tranquilise him for treatment but the elephant had moved into hilly terrain.The Forest Department said, "It is suspected that the elephant slipped into muddy area due to continuous rain in the area, got injured while slipping and could not get up due to its injured leg. It further slipped down for about 15 feet, in its attempt to get up and ultimately died."
'Seva Saptah' is being celebrated by BJP to mark PM Modi’s birthday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 70 on September 17, 2020. As a part of celebration, 70 NDMC workers were felicitated for their contribution to society. MoS Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy & Nityanand Rai felicitated the workers in Delhi. In Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore, BJP workers offered a 70-kg laddoo at a temple. The 70-kg laddoo was later distributed among the locals in the area. 'Seva Saptah' or service week is also being observed from September 14 to 20. 'Seva Saptah' Abhiyan was launched by BJP National President JP Nadda on Monday. Party workers will take up social welfare activities as part of the campaign. Activities will include awareness drives on a host of issues. The 'service week' will have plasma drives & blood donation camps. As per a release, BJP will also organise 70 webinars to highlight PM's work and life. Watch the full video for more details.
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Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party MPs continued demonstration in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament premises over the demand of CBI inquiry into Amaravati capital land and FIBER NET scam on September 19. MPs also held placards for probe into Antarvedi Temple incident. Rajya Sabha member AAR Reddy said, "Opposition is damaging image of Andhra. There is an SIT and a cabinet sub-committee which found some clear disNationalcrepancies. We want a probe into these."
Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) vice president S Vishnu Vardhan Reddy has been arrested last night in Amalapuram. His arrest took place ahead of state BJP's call for 'Chalo Amalapuram' on September 18. Section 144 and Section 30 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) imposed in Konaseema region, ahead of state BJP's call for 'Chalo Amalapuram' today over incident where a chariot at Antarvedi's Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple had caught fire on September 05. BJP and other parties alleged that it was a hatched conspiracy. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), K V Mohan Rao informed, "There is no permission for 'Chalo Amalapuram'."
Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa met Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi. Yediyurappa met Naidu on Sep 19 before returning to Bengaluru. While talking to media persons, BS Yediyurappa said that he is expecting cabinet expansion before Karnataka Assembly session.
As coronavirus cases continue to surge in the country, the recovery graph of states in parallel shows a steady picture. Maharashtra reported 21,656 new coronavirus cases taking total cases to 11,67,496. The state has so far reported 8,34,432 recoveries. Uttar Pradesh recorded 6,584 new infections and 6,806 recovered cases on September 18. Karnataka reported 8,626 new COVID-19 cases taking total number of cases to 5,02,982. The state recorded 10,949 discharges today. West Bengal reports 3,192 new cases, COIVD tally of state reached 2,18,772 including 1,90,021 discharges. 3,192 new cases, COIVD tally reached 2,18,772, including 1,90,021 discharges
The Member of Parliaments (MPs) paid tribute to Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Gasti on September 18. He passed away on September 17 due to coronavirus. Addressing in Rajya Sabha, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said, "I refer with profound sorrow to the passing away of Ashok Gasti, who was a sitting member of this House from Karnataka. The country has lost an able parliamentarian."
A police official rescued a dog from overflowing stream in Telangana. The stray dog was stuck in bushes along the bank of a stream. A police official can be seen pulling the dog out of the bushes. Police officials used a jcb machine to rescue the stuck dog. The stream has been overflowing due to rainfall in the region. The incident was reported from Telangana’s Nagarkurnool area.
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A Home Guard rescued a stray dog which was stuck in a bush during the flash over flow of tank bund in Nagarkurnool. The tank bund over flowed due to heavy rain. A Home Guard, who was assisting police, was deployed around the tank bund to avoid public movements near the area, he noticed a dog stuck in the bushes surrounded by water flow. JCB had been called and the Home Guard Mujeeb rescued the dog.
Rescue efforts are on to rescue nine persons trapped in a fire mishap at TS Genco's hydel power station at Srisailam left bank canal in Nagarkurnool district of... Mid-Day Also reported by •Hindu •IndiaTimes