Second Wave Can be Tackled With Three-lock System, Says Senior IPS Officer

Reflecting robust seesaw battle forward, Kasaragod in Kerala, one of many first coronavirus hotspots within the nation, is bracing for second spherical of infections barely a day after it grew to become freed from COVID-19 instances as 4 individuals who travelled from Maharashtra examined constructive within the district. From a excessive of 164 coronavirus instances early final month, the northern district achieved nil infections on Sunday with the three-lock containment technique of the police paying wealthy dividends, however the pleasure turned out to be short-lived with the contemporary instances being reported the very subsequent day. Nonetheless, IPS officer Vijay Sakhare, the mind behind the technique, is assured of repeating the success story if the three-lock system was scaled up in view of the brand new instances and in addition taking into view the frenzy of returnees stranded overseas and elsewhere within the nation. Kasaragod, which lacked speciality healthcare infrastructure in […]

HC refuses pre-arrest bail to Wadhawans

Mumbai, Might 12 (PTI) The Bombay Excessive Courtroom on Tuesday refused to grant pre-arrest bail to DHFL promoters Dheeraj Wadhawan and Kapil Wadhawan in reference to a cash laundering case of Sure Financial institution being probed by the Enforcement Directorate. The Wadhawans, who’re presently in jail after being arrested by the CBI within the Sure Financial institution case, moved the excessive courtroom final week looking for anticipatory bail within the cash laundering case, and one other case pertaining to alleged irregularities within the funding of staff’ provident fund of the Uttar Pradesh Energy Company Ltd (UPPCL). Justice Bharati Dangre on Tuesday rejected the pleas in each the instances. Wadhawans’ counsel Amit Desai final week argued that there was no case made out for cash laundering and the alleged transactions had been made in regular course of enterprise. Desai additional argued that there was no case made out for any arrest […]

A Painful Wait at Delhi’s Labour Chowk as Some Seek Jobs, Other Wish to Go Home

Labour Chowk at Sant Nagar in Delhi’s Burari space is teeming with an uncommon variety of individuals since Might 4, contemplating that there was solely a partial lifting of restrictions within the capital following the union house ministry’s tips for Covid-19 purple zones. These depending on every day wages, hungry for work, have hit this junction since final Monday, hoping to be employed. Most work within the development business, incomes between Rs 250 to Rs 400 a day. However work, even in the most effective of instances, is difficult to come back by. And now the prospect is much more bleak. Dharmendra Kumar, one such labourer from Bihar’s Sarsa district, has been in Delhi for 2 months however hasn’t discovered even a day’s work. Damaged and bereft of any hope,he says, “There are about 10 to 12 individuals with me, and no cash to go house.” The story of MD […]

Narendra Modi says new rules for lockdown 4.0 soon, announces Rs 20 lakh crore package for ‘self-reliant’ India; key takeaways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a particular financial bundle and burdened on the necessity for an “aatmanirbhar (self-reliant)” India in his fifth tackle to the nation over the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. In his tackle, which got here on the fag finish of the third nationwide lockdown because of coronavirus, the prime minister additionally hinted at new measures within the fourth section of lockdown, which is anticipated to start after 17 Could. Listed here are the important thing factors from the speech: Financial bundle Modi introduced a Rs 20 lakh crore particular financial bundle for the nation to be ‘self-reliant’ and take care of COVID-19 pandemic. The aid bundle, he stated, quantities to about 10 p.c of the nation’s GDP. “I announce a particular financial bundle immediately. This can play an necessary position within the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.’ The prime minister stated that the financial bundle will lay emphasis on […]

Work on 7 or 8 ‘top’ candidates for coronavirus vaccine being accelerated, says WHO chief; claims over 400 scientists involved

United Nations: The World Well being Organisation chief mentioned Monday there are round seven or eight “prime” candidates for a vaccine to fight the novel coronavirus and work on them is being accelerated. WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus instructed a UN Financial and Social Council video briefing the unique considering two months in the past was that it might take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine. However he mentioned an accelerated effort is beneath approach, helped by 7.four billion euros ($Eight billion) pledged per week in the past by leaders from 40 nations, organisations and banks for analysis, therapy and testing. He mentioned the $Eight billion won’t be sufficient, and extra funds will likely be wanted to hurry up the event of a vaccine, however extra importantly to supply sufficient “to make it possible for this vaccine reaches everybody €” (and) there isn’t any one be left behind.” “We’ve got […]

Could a BJP-Led Govt Have Handled Mumbai’s COVID Crisis Better? No

On his first day in workplace this Saturday, 9 Might, Mumbai’s new Municipal Commissioner, IS Chahal, received himself acquainted with the trivia of town’s battle in opposition to COVID-19, checked on hospitals devoted for COVID-19 sufferers, and stepped out for a floor test. Among the many areas he visited was Dharavi, which, within the standard creativeness, has turn into the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic in Mumbai, India’s metropolis with the utmost variety of instances at 12,864 on Saturday. Dharavi, with lower than 6.5 % of town’s instances, will not be the manifestation of Mumbai’s COVID-19 drawback. The truth is, the spate of COVID-19 instances throughout Mumbai displays the issue with its city design and insurance policies. Additionally Learn: Mumbai Meri Jaan, Where’s Your Famed ‘Resilience’ Amid COVID-19? Nothing to Counsel that Maharashtra’s COVID Disaster May’ve Been Dealt with Higher By a BJP-Led Govt Mumbai’s tryst with the lethal virus […]

As Covid-19 Cases Cross 3,000-Mark in UP, CM Yogi Asks Officials to Conduct Special Review of Agra, Kanpur and Meerut

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officers to pay particular consideration to Agra, Kanpur and Meerut and requested them to conduct a particular evaluate of those districts. The nodal officers posted in these districts shall be sending their reviews to the federal government twice a day. In a gathering on Sunday with “Workforce 11” – a workforce of devoted officers dealing with the coronavirus circumstances – CM Yogi additionally directed the officers to make sure the protected return of staff and labourers coming from different states and emphasised on the strict adherence of lockdown within the three districts. The Covid-19 tally within the state reached 3,467 on Sunday with 102 new circumstances reported from throughout the state. Agra continued to reel underneath the onslaught of the viral outbreak, with the quantity constructive circumstances reaching 756. The district noticed 13 new circumstances, and a complete of 24 Covid-19 deaths have been reported. In […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Lists 5 Pillars for India’s Move Towards Self-Reliance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in his nation’s handle listed out 5 pillars for India to face robust as a self-reliant nation amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. He listed rising a brand new financial system, making a state-of-the-art infrastructure, organising a technology-based supply system, leveraging the younger demography and exploiting home demand as essential. The Prime Minister additionally introduced a Rs 20 Crore financial package deal to deal with the unprecedented disaster triggered by the coronavirus disaster. The package deal amounting to 10 per cent of GDP, will assist India realise its full potential, he stated. The package deal is to be ‘factored on land, labour, liquidity and legislation’ and can promote Make In India even whereas rescuing MSMEs, farmers and others, he added. The sum additionally contains the sooner monetary aid declared by the Monetary Minister Nirmala Sitharaman price Rs 1.17 lakh crore. The announcement got here at […]

Sure to be Mother of All Battles, How Discord within Sena-NCP-Cong Killed the Poll Game Before it Began

This promised to be the mom of all battles, however died at start. The plans of the Congress to take advantage of the rift throughout the opposition Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) within the Maharashtra legislative council polls appears to have boomeranged, on account of discord throughout the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA). The Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) put their foot down, to make sure that the Congress had to return on its choice to area a second candidate, which might have in any other case pressured an election. The 9 seats to the Maharashtra legislative council are going to the polls. Chief Minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray will contest his maiden election, defusing the Constitutional disaster looming giant on his authorities as he was not a member of both home of the legislature virtually six months after coming to energy. Whereas the Shiv Sena […]

Don’t Walk Back Home, Kejriwal Appeals to Migrant Workers; 5 Air India Pilots Who Operated Cargo Flights to China Test Positive

Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 62,000-mark right this moment because the nation recorded 62,939 instances with the dying toll rising to 2,109. The energetic instances stand at 41,472, whereas 19,357 folks have been cured. 5 migrant labourers had been killed and 13 injured when a truck wherein they had been travelling from UP to Hyderabad turned turtle in MP late final night time. Two of the injured are crucial and being handled at Jabalpur Medical Faculty. The accident comes shut on the heels of 16 migrant employees being run over by a practice in Aurangabad metropolis of Maharashtra on Friday whereas they had been making an attempt to return to their rural properties in Madhya Pradesh. In its each day replace, the Union Well being Ministry mentioned the dying toll has risen to 1,981 and the variety of instances to 59,662, registering a rise of 95 […]