Career politician and Member of Parliament, Amar Singh, passed away on August 1, 2020. He had been hospitalised in Singapore. Singh was an active commentator of domestic issues till the very end, even tweeting tributes to Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Eid-al-Adha wishes. He had been battling health issues for a long time. On March 22, he had tweeted a video from his hospital bed, supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 3 weeks earlier, he had debunked rumours of his death with a message titled 'Tiger Zinda Hai'. A month earlier, he had posted a rapprochement message for actor Amitabh Bachchan. The two had been close friends till a falling out around a decade ago. In the political world, Singh had been considered close to Samajwadi Party founder-patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, until he quit the party in 2010. A year later, he floated the Rashtriya Lok Manch which didn't perform well in the subsequent elections. In 2014, he had joined Ajit Singh's Rashtriya Lok Dal.
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On the occasion of Eid-al-Adha, many Bollywood celebrities posted wishes via social media. Actor Shah Rukh Khan tweeted wishes with a photograph of his son AbRam offering prayers. Actor Salman Khan posted an image from his farmhouse with the message of 'Eid Mubarak'. Sending a message amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Salman had covered his face while standing in a field. Emraan Hashmi spread awareness about Covid precautions with a funny tweet of a sheep wearing a mask. Farah Khan's Eid wishes with a photograph of her triplets also had a reference to the pandemic. Priyanka Chopra, Arjun Rampal, and Madhuri Dixit Nene were some of the other celebrities who extended Eid wishes. Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, who is undergoing treatment for Covid infection at a hospital in Mumbai, also tweeted wishes for the festival. Eid-al-Adha 2020 is one of the festivals being celebrated under the shadow of the ongoing pandemic.
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Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar got a new high-tech cold storage facility for stocking tulip bulbs. Tulip Garden team has placed several samples to test the facility. Tulip garden in-charge Sheikh Altaf said, "This is high-tech cold storage. We have put samples on an experimental basis here."
Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing a change after receiving the Union Territory status in all the key sectors. A huge emphasis is given to sports with an aim to nurture new talents. Football has always remained one of the most-loved sports all over the world. Keeping in mind about its popularity, the JandK government has taken an initiative to develop a new football stadium for the youth in Srinagar. With the new facility, youths living in the valley are able to polish their skills in football.
While the novel coronavirus COVID-19 relentlessly attacks the lungs of millions, there is one bit of bright news regarding deaths from lung cancer. UPI reports a new analysis reveals deaths from non-small cell lung cancer in the US declined by about 3% a year on average between 2006 and 2016. The number of Americans who died from the most common form of lung cancer dropped by 3.2% per year from 2006 through 2013. From 2013 through 2016, it dropped by 6.3% per year.
Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi festival are underway across nation. A lady in Maharashtra's Pune is using unique idea to impart idol making skills to children. Every year, Asmita Andre used to hold Ganesh idol making workshop for kids ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi. This year amid COVID-19 pandemic situation, Asmita decided to supply the idol making material through home delivery. Workshop items are getting delivered with a pamphlet and video link to make it easier for kids at home. The package includes terracotta clay, seeds, pamphlet etc.