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A 40 year old doctor of AIIMS has been found dead at his residence. According to the police Dr Mohit Singhla’s body was hanging at his home in Gautam Nagar in south Delhi, reports India Today
AIIMS doctor’s decomposed body found hanging at his residence
A 40 year old doctor of AIIMS has been found dead at his residence. According to the police Dr Mohit Singhla’s body was hanging at his home in Gautam Nagar in south Delhi, reports India Today.
SP Balasubrahmanyam on life support, health still critical
Veteran playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who had tested COVID-19 positive earlier this month, is now on life support. The hospital said SPB is on life support system and his condition remains critical.
Total COVID-19 positive cases in Himachal Pradesh stands at 3,852
Total COVID-19 positive cases in Himachal Pradesh stands at 3,852 including 1,325 active cases, 2,474 recoveries and 17 deaths: State Health Department, reports ANI.
9 new COVID-19 positive cases in Dharavi, Mumbai, 2,658 total cases
9 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai. Total number of cases rise to 2,658 including 2,312 discharges and 87 active cases: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), reports ANI
GOI is scared to face up to Chinese intentions in Ladakh, says Rahul
GOI is scared to face up to Chinese intentions in Ladakh. Evidence on the ground indicates that China is preparing and positioning itself. PM’s personal lack of courage and the media’s silence will result in India paying a huge price, tweeted Rahul Gandhi
f enemy country attacks us, then we will give a befitting reply like every time: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
Kerala CM, ministers to self-isolate after Collector tests positive
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday announced that he and seven of his cabinet colleagues have decided to go into self-isolation after Malappuram Collector K. Gopalakrishnan tested COVID positive.
However, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, who had accompanied Vijayan to Kozhikode to visit the survivors of the Air India Express flight from Dubai, which skidded off the runway and fell into a gorge on Friday evening leaving 18 dead, and inspect the accident site, will not isolate himself.
Gopalakrishnan had been coordinating the rescue and relief operations at the accident site.
It is people’s unwavering trust in us & unity of our Congress MLAs, says Rajasthan CM Gelhot
Winning trust vote in Assembly is a message to the forces that are trying to destabilize elected govts in country. Their every tactic failed in Rajasthan. It is people’s unwavering trust in us & unity of our Congress MLAs that has brought this victory: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot.
The BJP has been exposed, says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
The way BJP had conspired in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, they applied the same technique in Rajasthan, but they have been exposed: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.
The BJP's conspiracy has failed in Rajasthan, says CM Ashok Gehlot
In the entire state, there is a wave of happiness. The BJP's conspiracy has failed in Rajasthan. I consider it a win for the people of Rajasthan. Now we have to work together to fight #COVID19: Ashok Gehlot, CM, #Rajasthan on winning the confidence motion in Rajasthan Assembly.
Around 500 COVID-19 patients die in Assam
Around 500 COVID-19 patients have died in Assam, including 300-350 due to comorbidities: Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
37 missing in Nepal landslide
At least 37 people have been reported missing, while 10 others were rescued after a landslide in Nepal's Sindhupalchok district on Friday, according to authorities.
More than 30 houses were also buried in the landslide that occurred at Lidi in Jugal Rural Municipality-2, reports The Himalayan Times.
A team of security personnel is conducting a rescue operation in the area.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Agni Prasad Sapkota has also reached for an onsite inspection.
New Zealand extends COVID-19 restrictions for 12 days
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday announced a 12-day extension of the country's Covid-19 restrictions, after a cluster of cases in Auckland city increased to 29 amid the second and stronger wave of the pandemic.
Addressing the media here, Ardern said the decision to extend the restrictions was "in keeping with our cautionary approach and New Zealand's philosophy of going hard and going early", the BBC reported.
She said that, in 12 days' time, she thought "the cluster will be identified, will be isolated, and we can move to Level 2 in Auckland with confidence".
All 29 cases "remain linked to one cluster centred in Auckland", Ardern said, adding that 38 people are in government quarantine.
Delhi records 1,192 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to 1,50,652; death toll mounts to 4,178: Authorities
Ashok Gehlot government wins confidence vote in Rajasthan Assembly
1 policeman injured in an explosion in Kabul
An explosive device was planted in a motorcycle near a mosque in the 17th district area of Kabul & exploded when police tried to defuse it, injuring one policeman: Tolo News reports quoting Kabul Police Spokesman
1,921 new cases in Telangana, corona tally crosses 88K-mark
Telangana's coronavirus cases' tally crossed the 88,000-mark on Friday as 1,921 new cases were detected across the state during the last 24 hours, officials said.
Nine more fatalities pushed the state's death toll to 674.
Of the total 88,396 cases in Telangana now, active cases total 23,438, including 16,439 in home or institutional isolation. More than 84 per cent of those in home isolation are asymptomatic.
The fatality rate in the state stands at 0.76 per cent as against the national average of 1.96 per cent. Officials said 53.87 per cent of the deceased COVID-19 patients had comorbidities.
Houses damaged in Pithoragarh's Dharchula following heavy rainfall
Uttarakhand: Houses damaged in Pithoragarh's Dharchula following heavy rainfall in the area.
Jharkhand unveils new emblem
Jharkhand Governor Draupdi Murmu on Friday unveiled the new emblem of the state in the presence of state Chief Minister Hemant Soren.
The unveiling ceremony took place at Aryabhat auditorium in presence of the Chief Minister, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) leader Shibu Soren and other people.
The new emblem has the Ashoka emblem enclosed within concentric circles, state tribal dance celebration motifs, the Palash flower also known as the flame of the forest and elephants. The verdant green colour in the emblem symbolises the greenery of the state blessed with natural beauty and resources.
Elephants symbolise the state's grand past, strength, collective wisdom and resolve to move forward while the Palash flower also reflects the state's natural beauty. The blooming of the flower also indicates arrival of the spring season -- a harbinger of prosperity.
we consulted the 'doctor' and all 125 of us are standing in the House today after 'treatment', says Sachin Pilot
Be it me or any friend of mine, we consulted the 'doctor' and all 125 of us are standing in the House today after 'treatment'...There may be bombardment at this border but we will be the armour and keep it everything safe: Sachin Pilot, Congress MLA, in Rajasthan Assembly.
Who is sent to border? The strongest warrior, says Sachin Pilot in assembly
I was safe on the seat I used to sit on earlier. Then I thought why have I been allotted a different seat. I saw that this is the border - ruling party on one side, opposition on other. Who is sent to border? The strongest warrior: Sachin Pilot, Congress in Rajasthan Assembly, reports ANI.
926 personnel selected for police medals on I-Day
A total of 926 officials of various state police and paramilitary forces from across the country have been selected for prestigious Police Medals on the Independence Day this year.
Late Delhi Police Inspector Mohan Chand Sharma's name is mentioned in the list of recipients as 6th BAR to Police Medal for Gallantry posthumously.
Sharma, posted in the Special Cell, was killed during the 2008 Batla House encounter here. The highly decorated police officer was posthumously awarded the Ashoka Chakra, India's highest peace-time military decoration, on January 26, 2009.
Confidence motion moved in Raj Assembly
Rajasthan Parliamentary Affair Minister Shanti Dhariwal on Friday moved a motion of confidence in Rajasthan Assembly.
Replying to the debate on the motion, Dhariwal blamed the Centre for trying to "topple" the governments in Madhya Pradesh, Manipur and Goa, using money and power, but said a similar attempt in Rajasthan would not succeed.
Referring to Akbar, he said the Mughal emperor had to taste defeat in Mewar of Rajasthan during his quest to expand his empire. Similarly, BJP's attempts to topple the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government were defeated, he added.
In a House of 200, the Congress party has 107 MLAs and the support of Independents and allies. The BJP has 72 members.
BSF seizes a pair of exotic toucans, worth Rs 14 lakh, near India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district: Officials
4 of T'gana family found dead under suspicious circumstances
Four members of a family were found dead under suspicious circumstances in Telangana's Wanaparthy district on Friday, police said.
The bodies of a woman, her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter were found lying in different parts of their house in Nagpur village of Revalli mandal.
The deceased were identified as Ajmeera Bee (63), her daughter Asma Begum (35), daughter-in-law Khawaja Pasha (42) and granddaughter Haseena (10).
As nobody had come out of the house in the morning, the neighbours went in only to find all family members lying dead. They immediately alerted the police, which shifted the bodies for autopsy and took up the investigations.
UP MLA booked in property grab case held in MP
Vijay Mishra, the MLA from Gyanpur in Bhadohi district who was booked on charges of grabbing property and intimidation, was arrested on Friday from Agar in Madhya Pradesh on Friday, an official said.
Bhadohi Superintendent of Police Ram Badan Singh told reporters that Mishra was arrested on a tip-off provided by Bhadohi police to their counterparts in Madhya Pradesh.
The SP said that a police team had been sent to Madhya Pradesh to bring the MLA to Bhadohi on a transit remand.
On August 9, police had said that Vijay Mishra, elected to the Assembly in 2017 on the Nishad Party ticket, his wife Ramlali Mishra, and their son Vishnu Mishra were booked on his relative's complaint.
60 more held for Bengaluru riots, total over 200: Official
Police has arrested 60 more persons in connection with the Bengaluru riots, taking the total arrests to 206, including a woman corporator's husband, an official said on Friday.
"We have arrested 60 more persons for their role in the recent Bengaluru riots," Central Crime Branch (CCB) Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Kuldeep Jain told IANS.
Kaleem Pasha, one of the arrested persons, is the husband of Irshaad Begum, a corporator of Nagawara ward.
Of those arrested, 80 have been shifted to Ballari jail.
Wildfire near LA threatens 5,000 structures
An aggressive wildfire near Los Angeles that has already burnt 10,500 acres with zero per cent containment, was threatening more than 5,000 structures, authorities said.
As of Thursday, the fire has already three structures, reports Xinhua news agency.
The blaze, dubbed the Lake Fire, was first reported on Wednesday afternoon in the Angeles National Forest located north of Los Angeles downtown, and spread to over 10,000 acres within three hours.
Several structures are threatened by the fire which is growing "with a very rapid rate of speed" and mandatory evacuations are in place, according to the InciWeb, an interstate incident information system.
Man arrested with drug worth ₹ 5 lakh
A 26-year-old man from Latur in central Maharashtra was arrested for allegedly transporting 20 kg of marijuana worth ₹ 5 lakh to Pune, police said on Friday.
According to the police, the man, identified as Allabaksh Shaikh, had obtained an e-pass from authorities citing "death" of a family member to travel to Pune.
"We received a tip-off that the person is travelling in a car to Pune from Latur with marijuana which he wanted to sell in the city.
"Accordingly, on Wednesday teams were sent in the Chinchwad area and the person was nabbed near Dange Chowk and 20kg of marijuana worth ₹5 lakh was seized from his car," said an official from the Pimpri-Chinchwad police station.
WPI inflation falls 0.58 pc in July, against 1.81 pc drop in June: Govt data
RAF personnel and local police conduct flag-march in Bengaluru following August 11 violence
Karnataka: Personnel of Rapid Action Force (RAF) and local police conduct flag-march in the JC Nagar area of Bengaluru, following August 11 violence.
Disha Salian's father Satish Salian files complaint against 3 people for spreading rumours about Disha's death
Disha Salian's father Satish Salian has filed a written complaint against three people for spreading rumours about Disha's death: Malvani Police Station, Mumbai
Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager Disha Salian was found dead on June 8 in Mumbai.
1,977 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha, 54,630 total cases
1,977 new COVID-19 cases, 1,422 new recoveries & 10 deaths reported in Odisha on 13th August. Total number of positive cases in the state stands at 54,630, including 16,353 active cases, 37,900 recovered cases and 324 deaths till date: State Health Department, Odisha.
Urge India to conduct thorUrge India to conduct thorough investigation, hold violators accountableough investigation, hold violators accountable, says Chinese Foreign Min
Urge India to conduct thorough investigation, hold violators accountable, strictly discipline frontline troops & immediately stop provocative acts to ensure such incidents won't occur again: Chinese Foreign Min-State Councilor in magazine published by Chinese Embassy, on Galwan.
SC adjourns for next week the hearing of a plea by Sharjeel Imam eeking to club together all FIRs
Supreme Court adjourns for next week the hearing of a plea by Sharjeel Imam (who was arrested for giving seditious speech and abetting riots in Jamia in December 2019), seeking to club together all FIRs registered against him.
SC holds lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court
Supreme Court holds lawyer Prashant Bhushan guilty of contempt of court for his alleged tweets on CJI and his four predecessors. The Court to hear the arguments on sentence against him on August 20.
Two dead as boulders falls on vehicles in Mandi
Two people were killed as boulders fell on their vehicles in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district in the early hours of Friday, police said.
The incident occurred near Hanogi Mata Temple on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway at 5:15 am, Mandi Superintendent of Police, Gurdev Chand, said.
A big boulder fell on a parked vehicle, leaving the driver dead. Efforts are on to extricate the body from the mangled remains of the vehicle.
Some boulders also fell on another vehicle passing through the area, killing driver Gurmukh Singh of Una's Bangana tehsil.
Family vandalises Agra hospital after patient dies
Family members of a patient, who died during the treatment, vandalised a private hospital in Agra and thrashed the staff alleging carelessness by the doctors and overcharging.
The hospital is owned by former Samajwadi Party MLA Rajendra Singh
Rajendra Singh, the owner of GR Hospital, said that the patient, Nahar Singh (50), was admitted in a critical condition on July 19. He was shifted from SN Medical College. The patient was kept at the Intensive Care Unit on a high oxygen flow for over three weeks as he was suffering from acute respiratory distress syndrome.
The patient was on ventilator since last three days. The family members of the patients were frequently updated about his unstable health. On Thursday, Nahar Singh died during treatment.
Rupee inches 3 paise higher to 74.81 against US dollar in early trade
2 killed, 1 injured in the firing by terrorists in Nowgam, J&K
Two Police personnel lost their lives and one injured in the firing by terrorists in Nowgam. Area cordoned off. More details awaited, reports ANI.
Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists attacked a Police party in Nowgam on the outskirts of Srinagar city. More details awaited
1,921 new COVID cases in Telangana, 88,396 total cases
1,921 new COVID cases, 1,210 recovered cases and 9 deaths reported in Telangana on August 13 till 8 pm, taking the total number of cases to 88,396 in the state. 23,438 active cases, 64,284 recoveries and 674 deaths reported so far: Health Department, Government of Telangana, reports ANI.
Spike of 64,553 cases in India in 24 hours, 24,61,191 total cases
Spike of 64,553 cases and 1007 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The COVID tally in the country rises to 24,61,191 including 6,61,595 active cases, 17,51,556 discharged/migrated and 48,040 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The deep friendship between Australia and India is about more than trade and diplomacy, says Australian PM Scott Morrison
The deep friendship between Australia and India is about more than trade and diplomacy. Founded on bharosa (trust) and samman (respect) – it is a friendship with depth, and marked by democracy, defence cooperation, diaspora and dosti (mateship): Australian PM Scott Morrison
It is because of our shared values and objectives that PM Modi and I announced the historic elevation of bilateral relations, says Australian PM Scott Morrison
It is because of our shared values, interests and objectives that PM Modi and I announced the historic elevation of bilateral relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership in June this year: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on India's Independence Day, reports ANI.
Parts of Surat city face waterlogging following heavy rainfall
Gujarat: Parts of Surat city face waterlogging following heavy rainfall . Visuals from Parvat Patiya area. India Meteorological Dept (IMD) has predicted 'Generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' in the city today, reports ANI
Two suicides reported in Muzafarrnagar, UP
A woman allegedly hanged herself from the ceiling of her residence in Muzaffarngar district following a family dispute, a police official said Friday.
Anju, 48, was found hanging by a sari at her home in Charthawal town Thursday evening.
She left a suicide note in which she said no one should be held responsible for her death, but her family has alleged she was killed, the official said, adding an investigation was underway.
Chinese mainland reports 30 new Covid-19 cases
The Chinese mainland has reported 30 new coronavirus cases, health authorities said on Friday.
According to the National Health Commission, the new cases comprise 22 imported and eight locally transmitted, reports Xinhua news agency.
All the locally-transmitted cases were reported in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Of the imported cases, 16 were reported in Shanghai, five in Shaanxi and one in Sichuan, the commission said.
Two new suspected Covid-19 cases, which were imported from outside the mainland, were reported in Shanghai, and no deaths related to the disease were reported on Thursday, the commission said.
India will be a COVID vaccine producing nations, It needs equitable vaccine access, says Rahul
India will be one of the COVID-19 vaccine-producing nations. It needs a clearly-defined, inclusive and equitable vaccine access strategy ensuring availability, affordability and fair distribution. GOI must do it now, tweeted Rahul Gandhi
Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in many areas in Gurugram
Overnight rains led to waterlogging in several parts of Gurugram on Thursday, throwing normal life out of gear.
Traffic snarls were also reported from various parts of the city in the morning hours.
According to an official of the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG), the downpour has inundated at least 29 low-lying areas of the city.
"Waterlogging was reported from Sector 14, Atul Kataria Chowk, DLF phase 1, Sector 34, Sector 27 and other areas," he said.
Global COVID-19 cases top 20.7mn: Johns Hopkins
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 20.7 million, while the deaths have increased to over 752,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 20,764,220 and the fatalities rose to 752,893, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 5,248,172 and 167,092, respectively, according to the CSSE.
Brazil came in the second place with 3,164,785 infections and 104,201 deaths.
Security beefed up in Delhi-NCR ahead of I-Day
Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on August 15, security has been beefed up in Delhi-NCR with multi-layered arrangements and strict vigil at the border areas. Apart from this, agencies like NSG, SPG and ITBP have been put on high alert.
"All the agencies will work in close coordination with each other to cater to all kinds of threat inputs. SWAT teams and Parakram vans have been strategically stationed," said a senior police officer.
Policemen in civil dress would be deployed at strategic locations across the capital with extra focus on in and around the Red Fort.
"We have also set up facial recognition systems at vantage points for suspect identification. This would help the security forces screen the suspects around the celebration area," the officer said.
UP govt issues hospital rates for per day of admission in the wake of COVID pandemic
Chief Medical Officer Lucknow, RP Singh issues hospital rates for per day of admission in the wake of COVID pandemic. ₹10,000 for isolation beds including supportive care and oxygen, ₹15,000 for ICU without need for ventilaor care and ₹ 18,000 for ICU with ventilator care.