Thursday, 8 October 2020 () A number of people, including Himachal Pradesh Power Minister Sukhram Chaudhary, Congress Legislative Party leader Mukesh Agnihotri and former state Congress chief Sukhvinder Sukhi, and Kumar's relatives attended the cremation. The 69-year-old former CBI director, who led the agency in investigating several high-profile cases including the 2008 Aarushi murder case in Noida, allegedly killed himself at his residence in Brockhurst, near Chhota Shimla, on Wednesday.
Former Governor of Manipur and Nagaland and ex- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ashwani Kumar was found dead at his residence in Shimla on October 07. Himachal Pradesh DGP confirmed the death of Kumar. Kumar was in service in both the central government and the Himachal Pradesh state...
The 'toy' train of Himalayan Queen in North Indian hill town Shimla arrived after 7 months on October 21. The Kalka-Shimla Express Mountain railway resumes its services from Oct 21 as a festival special train. The people involved in tourism industry are disappointed as not even a single passenger has arrived on the very first day. All precautionary measures have been taken to ensure the safety of passengers.
IIT-Kharagpur develops low-cost Covid test kit, gets ICMR nod. Uddhav curtails CBI powers to probe cases in Maharashtra. Haryana bank robbery caught on camera. Early Diwali as Govt to disburse ₹3,737 cr bonus to 30 lakh employees. All the news and updates for you in this editorji playlist.
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Indian National Congress party leader Rahul Gandhi intensified his attack on the Central government over the persisting tension with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh. The Opposition leader was visiting his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad in Kerala. He asked gathered reporters whether they had heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi mention China in his statements over the past couple of months. Gandhi said that forces of the neighbouring nation had occupied 1,200 sq km of Indian territory. Watch the full video for more.
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Congress MP Partap Singh Bajwa wrote a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind over killing of Shaurya Chakra awardee Balwinder Singh. He said, "It is imperative that responsible including policemen who prepared inputs that led to his security cover being withdrawn should be investigated through high-level probe." Speaking to ANI, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) In-Charge, Harish Rawat said, "Partap Singh Bajwa has every right to write to the President but he should have written first to Punjab Chief Minister as law and order is a state subject."
Amid the border tension at Line of Actual Control in Ladakh between India and China, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the matter."Did you hear him say anything on China, have you heard him say the word China over the last couple of months? Why do you think he's not saying it, because he doesn't want to take the attention of the people of this country to face that China has occupied our land. The Chinese has occupied 1200 square kilometer of our territory. I ask the Prime Minister when you are planning to remove the Chinese from Bharat Mata's territory? That is the most important issue right now," said Rahul Gandhi. Several rounds of diplomatic and military talks between the two countries have yet to yield a solution over border dispute.
The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to resume inter-state bus service from on October 14. The bus service was suspended for nearly seven months to curb the spread of COVID-19. Inter-state bus service will completely resume in phases. In the first phase, the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) is running buses on 25 routes. Services resumed on routes of neigbouring states. COVID-19 protocols are being followed in buses.
Air Quality Index (AQI) of national capital remained in poor condition on October 19 amid fear of coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to ANI, the Senior Director of Interventional Cardiology in Max Super Speciality Hospital (Patparganj) and Max Multi Speciality Centre in Noida, Dr Manoj Kumar said, "It has been hypothecated that in winter there is possibility that per day cases even can cross 2 lakh as per the study from MIT." "40% cases can increase on per day basis in India during winter season due to many factors," he added.
The air quality of national capital Delhi and its neighbouring city Noida is continuously deteriorating. According to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the Air Quality Index of Delhi (AQI) was at 283 on October 14. The neighbour city Noida has also recorded 'very poor' air quality, with overall AQI at 319. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, residents shared concerns over the deteriorating air quality. Residents of Noida said they have felt change in air quality and the pollution level is increasing every day. "We have seen changes in air quality, now we can see pollutants in air. Stubble burning is a matter of concern but it is not the only reason behind the poor air, factory pollution is also here," said a local. It is to remember that incidents of stubble burning have started in neighbour states due to which air quality has gone down. Traffic pollution, garbage burning, stubble burning are some of the reasons for air pollution.
Number of people lost their jobs during pandemic, Noida's resident Ravi being one of them. Ravi worked for a multinational company in tour and travels sector. Ravi didn't lose hope after being laid off and started a food stall in Sector 19. His food stall offers patties, sandwiches, burgers and mocktails. Ravi said, "I was working at a multinational corporation in a tour and travels sector and used to earn well. After losing job, it was very difficult to run my family so I started this stall."
Noida's first musical fountain will open for the public at the medicinal park in Sector 91 at 07:00 pm on October 06. There will be no entry fee for visitors. As of now only limited number of people will be allowed. Fountain project cost Rs 5 crore.