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."
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.
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.
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.
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'."
While the rest of the world is fighting a tough battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, the students of a private engineering college in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore have made a low-cost electric bike. This e-bike takes 2.5 hours to charge and can run up to 27kms. While speaking to ANI, a student, Brathikan said, "This vehicle has an electric motor. It takes 2.5 hours to charge the vehicle and it can run up to 27kms. It consumes 0.6 units of electricity." The electric bike will cost around 16,000 Rs.
Communist Party of India (Marxist) workers held a unique protest at Thangachimadam Island in Rameshwaram on September 19. Protest was against the passage of agriculture reform bills in the Lok Sabha. Protestors wore vegetables around their neck to show their outrage. Country is witnessing protests in different parts over the passage of agriculture reform bills. Where central government is standing firm on their decision, their ally Akali Dal quit the Union Cabinet in protest against the bill.
Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Karnataka on September 20. State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre has issued alert of very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall over coasts and parts of Malnad regions of Karwar. The Indian Meteorological Department has also issued an alert to stop all fishing activities near the coast. Incessant rainfall led to water logging in several low lying districts of Karnataka.
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.
As India continues to battle the Coronavirus Pandemic, a drop in the daily Covid cases today with With 83,809 new infections reported in the last 24 hours. India's Covid tally has crosses the 49 lakh..