India has breached another grim milestone in Coronavirus cases as the country recorded 93,249 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours on Sunday, exceeding Saturday’s six-month-high figure of 89,129 new cases. India’s daily tally is now the highest in the world, having surpassed the United States of...
Social media users couldn’t be more amused after a petitioner moved Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking legal action against UK’s Prince Harry for allegedly not fulfilling his promise to marry her. Prince Harry trended on the internet after the bizarre petition came up for hearing at the Punjab and Haryana High Court as the petitioner sought an arrest warrant against the Duke of Sussex.
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Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival of Punjab is being celebrated on April 13. Devotees in large numbers thronged Amritsar's Golden temple to offer prayers. They took holy dip in the sarovar at Golden Temple. Baisakhi also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year.
Maharashtra reported 67,123 fresh COVID cases, 56,783 discharges, and 419 deaths on April 17. While Maharashtra's capital reported 8,834 new COVID-19 cases, 6,617 discharges and 52 deaths in last 24 hours. On the other side, Karnataka today registered 17,489 new positive cases, 5,565 discharges and 80 deaths. Kerala also reported 13,835 new cases, 3654 recoveries and 27 deaths today. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh reported 11,269 new coronavirus cases, 6,497 recoveries, and 66 deaths in last 24 hours.
Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy admitted to Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru on April 17. He had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today. He appealed to people in his close contact to get themselves tested for the virus.
An advertisement released by a jewellery brand headquartered in Kerala has garnered a big round of applause from the internet for its path breaking concept. Bhima Jewellery, based in Kochi, published their new commercial on YouTube for the campaign ‘Pure as love’ and it features transperson and activist Meera Singhania. The advertisement has gone viral and is winning praise.
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Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan demanded legal action against Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Viijayan, and used word 'Covidiot' for him. V Muraleedharan said, "'Covidiot' you know what it means. There's no other word that can be used for a CM who continuously violates COVID protocol. As per doctors of Calicut Medical College, Kerala CM tested positive on April 4 and on April 6 voted without following protocols that a primary contact person have to follow even if we consider it was not known to him as COVID positive."
Maharashtra Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis accused Maharastra Police of harassing a Daman-based Remdesivir supplier for agreeing to supply a stock of the drug to the state on the request of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders. “We had requested Bruck Pharma to supply a stock of Remdesivir vials to Maharashtra. They said they couldn't until permissions were given. I spoke with Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and got Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s permission. Tonight around 9 pm, the police arrested him," said Fadnavis. He added that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manjunath Singe told they had inputs that some exporters had 60,000 vials and they only wanted to verify the same. However, Singe refuted the allegations that the distributor was arrested. Watch the full video for more.
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At least 5 persons were killed after fire broke out in Rajdhani hospital in Chhattisgarh's Raipur on April 17. Rest of the patients have been shifted to other hospitals. A detailed investigation will be done into the incident, informed police official. Further details are awaited.
CRPF jawan Rakeshwar Singh Manhas reached his hometown, Jammu on Friday. Rakeshwar was released last week after being abducted by Naxals in Chhattisgarh. The jawan was warmly welcomed by family, friends who put garlands around his neck. “I am very happy that I am meeting my family today. Our soldiers were brave enough to fight back the Naxals,” Rakeshwar said. Rakeshwar was abducted by Naxals during the Sukma-Bijapur encounter on April 3. Rakeshwar, who was part of security force's elite CoBRA unit, was released on April 8. 22 security personnel were killed and 31 others were injured in the fierce gunbattle.
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Rakeshwar Singh Manhas, the CoBRA jawan who was abducted by Naxals following the April 03 encounter in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur and released later on April 08, finally met his family in Jammu on April 17. Manhas got a rousing welcome upon his arrival at Jammu airport where his family and friends were waiting for him. He expressed his happiness after meeting his family. During his abduction, Manhas's family repeatedly urged the government to ensure his safe release from the hands of Naxals. He was finally released on April 08 during a jansabha of Naxals in Bijapur. The deadly encounter in Bijapur on April 03 claimed the lives of 22 security personnel while injuring more than 30 jawans.
A security guard working at Axis Bank branch in Chandigarh's Sector 34A allegedly ran away with Rs 4.04 crore in cash, as per police. "A case has been registered and raids are being conducted at suspected places to nab the culprit," said police.
Around 60-70 students of Jodhpur IIT tested positive for COVID-19. Speaking on it, Deputy CMHO Dr. Pritam Singh Sankhala informed that Block G3 on campus declared a micro-containment zone. Most of positive students travelled from Chandigarh, Gujarat and Jaipur.
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said that the government has to implement Covid-19 protocols strictly even if it irks people. He added that they cannot afford to see piles of bodies. “There are two ways to contain Covid, one of them is lockdown and it is not viable. We want the lives to go on and people to be safe at the same time. The other way to check the spread is strictness in following Covid-19 protocols. I have asked officers to implement Covid rules strictly even if it irks people. We can face people's anger but we cannot see piles of bodies.,” he said. Vij added India's recovery rate is way more than other countries and fatality rate is less. As per the Health Ministry, Haryana has over 27420 active cases while death toll is 3,316.
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Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij has termed lockdown and stringent enforcement of guidelines as the two solutions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Vij, however, said the state government doesn't want to adopt the lockdown method, and thus want the restrictions imposed in the state to be enforced strictly. The Health Minister said the government is ready to face the dissatisfaction of the people over stringent actions, but cannot see heap of dead bodies due to COVID-19. Haryana on April 15 recorded its highest single day spike of 5858 new cases, pushing the active infection over 30,000.
Coronavirus cases continue to surge in the country. Amid COVID scare, Tamil Nadu government has intensified surveillance. On the orders of the District Collector, 29 monitoring teams have been set up to monitor Rameswaram. The team instructed locals about COVID SOPs and police kept a tab over the vehicular movement. Thermal screening of bus passengers were also done in the region. Tamil Nadu has 16,79,740 active cases as of now.
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