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Centre asks Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi to ramp up testing

IndiaTimes Tuesday, 15 September 2020 ()
The Centre has asked Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi to ramp up testing as the positivity rate in these states continues to be significantly higher than the national average of 8.4% .
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Karnataka Karnataka State in southern India

Rescue operation underway in Karnataka's Udupi following incessant rainfall [Video]

Rescue operation underway in Karnataka's Udupi following incessant rainfall

Rescue operations are underway by State Disaster Relief Force in Karnataka on September 20, following heavy rainfall in the region. SDRF along with local youth rescued people in low-lying areas of Udupi. Heavy rainfall led to severe water logging in several villages. According to Indian Meteorological Department heavy rainfall is likely expected in coastal Karnataka on September 21. Food and shelter were provided to the rescued people.

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Coastal Karnataka, Kerala receive heavy rainfall over 24 hours; low-lying areas inundated

Several areas of coastal Karnataka on Sunday received heavy rainfall, leading to flood-like situations and waterlogging in low-lying areas, in addition to the..
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BS Yediyurappa meets Vice President Venkaiah Naidu [Video]

BS Yediyurappa meets Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

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.

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COVID-19: Recovery cases continue to increase across country [Video]

COVID-19: Recovery cases continue to increase across country

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

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Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh State in southern India

Andhra govt starts construction of new chariot after 62-year-old vehicle caught fire [Video]

Andhra govt starts construction of new chariot after 62-year-old vehicle caught fire

Andhra Pradesh government has initiated construction of new chariot for Antarvedi Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple on September 19, after a 62-year-old religious vehicle caught fire on Sep 06. The log needs to be 41-feet-long and 6 feet circumference and the wood should be more than 100 years old. Cutting of the logs has been started. Construction of new chariot and repair of the chariot shed will incur an expenditure of Rs 95 lakh. The new chariot will be used in the place of the chariot that was recently gutted in fire.

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Amaravati capital land scam: YSRCP MPs continue protest in Parliament premises for 2nd day [Video]

Amaravati capital land scam: YSRCP MPs continue protest in Parliament premises for 2nd day

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."

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TS EAMCET 2020: answer keys released, check @eamcet.tsche.ac.in

These exams were held in 79 exam centres in Telangana and 23 in Andhra Pradesh.
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Top 5 states with high active Covid-19 caseload report high level of recoveries too: Health ministry

The top five states with a high number of active Covid-19 cases -- Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh -- are also the ones that..
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Andhra BJP vice president arrested, section 144 imposed ahead of 'Chalo Amalapuram' [Video]

Andhra BJP vice president arrested, section 144 imposed ahead of 'Chalo Amalapuram'

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'."

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Delhi Delhi Megacity and union territory of India, containing the national capital

COVID-19: DCGI approves CSIR's paper-based testing kit [Video]

COVID-19: DCGI approves CSIR's paper-based testing kit

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on September 20 informed that Drugs Controller General of India has approved CSIR's paper-based testing kit called Feluda for COVID-19. CSIR, Director General S Mande said, "Our Delhi CSIR lab's been working on studying CRISPR-Cas immunity. They have experience of working in this particular area before COVID-19 and could repurpose the thing for COVID and developed a paper-based testing kit called Feluda and got formal approval from DCGA. Mande further explained the functioning of the paper based test. "It's different as RTPCR detects RNA and amplifies it using a polymerase chain reaction that is costly. This paper-based test also detects RNA but by a CRISPR guided system. The paper lights up if there is any virus RNA to show a sample is positive, in 45 minutes," he added.

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Farm bills: Secutrity tightens at Sadopur Border ahead of farmers' 'road roko' protest in Ambala [Video]

Farm bills: Secutrity tightens at Sadopur Border ahead of farmers' 'road roko' protest in Ambala

Ahead of farmers 'road roko' protest against new farm bills, security has been tightened up at Sadopur Border in Ambala. Superintendent of Police, Abhishek Jorwal said, "Road have been diverted ahead of protest call. We have received extra five companies. They (protesters) have planned to go Delhi via tractors."

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Farm Bills: Anil Vij accuses Kejriwal of inciting people [Video]

Farm Bills: Anil Vij accuses Kejriwal of inciting people

Criticising Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for opposing central government's farm bills, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said the former's job is to incite outrage among people. He further asked Kejriwal to point out the exact provision of new agriculture bills that give advantage to corporates. Anil Vij informed that all previous restrictions on farmers of having to sell their produce to specific places under set conditions will be removed. "As made clear by the Prime Minister, MSPs and all Mandis will stay. All farmers wishing to sell their produce at such rates to such places can still do so. But others will be able to sell their produce to whomsoever and where ever they'd want," he added.

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Maharashtra Maharashtra State in Western India

Farmers in Maharashta's Dhule welcome Centre's farm bills [Video]

Farmers in Maharashta's Dhule welcome Centre's farm bills

Farmers of Maharashtra's Dhule district welcomed the new agriculture reform bills. The bills were passed in the Rajya Sabha today amid oppositions' ruckus. One of the farmers said, "The Bills introduced in the Lok Sabha by the Modi government has removed all the compulsions that farmers have had for so long. Now we can sell our harvests all over the country."

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106-year-old woman beats COVID-19, discharged from hospital [Video]

106-year-old woman beats COVID-19, discharged from hospital

Meet 106-year-old woman Anandibai Patil, who defeated coronavirus and survived after recovery. Anandibai discharged after COVID recovery from Savlaram Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) COVID Hospital in Mumbai. She thanked entire team of KDMC and seemed happy. Meanwhile, Maharashtra remains the top worst-hit states by COVID.

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Gates of Jayakwadi Dam open following heavy rainfall in Maharashtra's Beed [Video]

Gates of Jayakwadi Dam open following heavy rainfall in Maharashtra's Beed

Water level of Jayakwadi Dam was increased following the heavy rainfall in the area. Jayakwadi Dam gates were opened on September 18 to release the excess water. Maharashtra's Beed is receiving heavy rainfall from the last few days.

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