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Day: May 21, 2020

Fearing COVID-19 infection, villagers put masks on bulls | Ghanti Bajao
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Fearing COVID-19 infection, villagers put masks on bulls | Ghanti Bajao

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:58 PM (IST) A unique visual has surfaced from MP's Sehore. To prevent Covid-19 infection from spreading to cattle, villagers have put masks on cattle, oxen and buffalo. When residents of Sehore's Chanderi village tie bulls in bullock carts and take them to get water, they cover the animals' faces. The villagers do this so that cattle do not end up spreading coronavirus in the village. Source link
WhatsApp in Nagaur to YouTube in Delhi, govts nudge schools to log in
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WhatsApp in Nagaur to YouTube in Delhi, govts nudge schools to log in

Written by Uma Vishnu | New Delhi | Published: May 22, 2020 5:27:22 am (Express Photo by Prashant Nadka / Representational) Around 9 am, two WhatsApp groups in Hudeel, a gram panchayat in Nagaur district of Rajasthan, come alive. One is of parents, the other of teachers and education officials. Messages range from an NCERT video on “body movements” for Class 6 to a YouTube link on remainder theorem for Class 9. Last year, Rajasthan topped national rankings for Class 8 math and language outcomes in NITI Aayog’s School Education Quality Index, with Nagaur district scoring the highest. Today, as a Covid red zone with 22...
EXCLUSIVE| ‘We Are Living Separately Since 4-5 Years’: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Wife Aaliya Makes Shocking Allegations, Accuses Actor’s Brothers Of Spying On Her
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EXCLUSIVE| ‘We Are Living Separately Since 4-5 Years’: Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Wife Aaliya Makes Shocking Allegations, Accuses Actor’s Brothers Of Spying On Her

Nawazuddin Siddiqui's estranged wife Aaliya Siddiqui also accused the 'Manto' actor of neglecting their two kids in her no-holds barred interview with ABP News. By : Ravi Jain | 21 May 2020 11:51 PM (IST) Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s wife Aaliya Siddiqui shocked the industry and the fans when she sent a legal notice to her husband, demanding a divorce and maintenance from the actor. Aaliya, while exclusively talking to ABP News, made some serious allegations against Nawazuddin and his two brothers. She also refuted the rumours of her dating Piyush Pandey, who was Nawaz’s talent manager for three years.“This is nothing but an attempt to malign my image,” Aaliya said. ...
Ghanti Bajao viewers share their views on online classes
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Ghanti Bajao viewers share their views on online classes

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:49 PM (IST) According to the government-issued 'Guidelines for Educational Institutions Regarding Online Learning', students are not allowed to visit any higher educational institutions. However, teachers and managers can take online classes. Faculty members, researchers, non-teaching staff and managerial staff will be allowed to visit the institution's premises. But no more than 33 percent of the employees are allowed to be present there every day.Watch this report to know what 'Ghanti Bajao' viewers have to say about online classes. Source link
Raja Ram Mohan Roy Birth Anniversary: Reforms That Made Him ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’
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Raja Ram Mohan Roy Birth Anniversary: Reforms That Made Him ‘Father of Indian Renaissance’

To commemorate the 248th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy, we recall the many reforms by him which contributed in making India a modernized society in many ways. By : ABP News Bureau | 21 May 2020 11:45 PM (IST) Raja Ram Mohan Roy (1772 -1833) founder of the Brahmo Sabha movement in 1828. (File Photo/ Getty) New Delhi: May 22 marks the 248th birth anniversary of Raja Ram Mohan Roy who is widely recognised as the "Father of Modern Indian". Born on May 22, 1772, in Radhanagar village in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, Roy was initially called as Ramkanto Roy who grew up to be a great scholar and a renowned social reformer. Roy had a keen interest in academics and knew sev...
COVID-19 updates: Bihar reports 211 new cases in 24 hours
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COVID-19 updates: Bihar reports 211 new cases in 24 hours

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:41 PM (IST) Bihar has reported 211 new cases of the deadly coronavirus in 24 hours. Whereas Telangana had reported 38 new cases, with this the tally mounts to 1,699 in the state.In Jammu and Kashmir, 59 new cases were reported. The state now has a total toll of 1,449 COVID-19 cases. Novel coronavirus cases in Maharashtra surged past the 41000 mark. Source link
International Day Of Biodiversity Reminds Of Tools To Fight Against Pandemics Like COVID-19
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International Day Of Biodiversity Reminds Of Tools To Fight Against Pandemics Like COVID-19

With the recent coronavirus pandemic that has claimed millions of lives across the world, it has been proven that biodiversity loss could expand zoonosis. By : ABP News Bureau | 21 May 2020 11:34 PM (IST) (Representative Image/ Getty) New Delhi: Every year, the United Nations observe May 22 as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to raise awareness of various issues and threats that stare biodiversity in face.The global community to a great extent has started recognising the fact that that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to future generations. With the increase in number of species being significantly reduced by certain human activities, ...
US deports Qaeda man Anwar al-Awlaki’s aide to India
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US deports Qaeda man Anwar al-Awlaki’s aide to India

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary , Navjeevan Gopal | Chandigarh, New Delhi | Published: May 22, 2020 5:04:26 am Anwar al-Awlaki An al-Qaeda operative from Hyderabad, who has been convicted in the United States for financing activities of the slain Yemeni preacher and al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, has been deported to India. Mohammed Ibrahim Zubair, 41, a resident of Toledo in Ohio, US, was deported to India on a special flight that landed in Amritsar on May 19. He was escorted by Indian agents. Zubair is “Sharjah born”, but is an “Indian national”, with his parents tracing their roots to Hyderabad, a top Punja...
MP: Minister Tulsi Silawat violates social distancing norms | Ghanti Bajao
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MP: Minister Tulsi Silawat violates social distancing norms | Ghanti Bajao

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:31 PM (IST) In Madhya Pradesh's Indore, Minister Tulsi Silawat openly violated social distancing norms and lockdown rules. Silawat was visiting Sanwer for campaigning for upcoming elections, during which lockdown rules were completely neglected by the Minister and the people present with him. Meanwhile, 59 new cases have been reported in the state. Watch this report to know what Tulsi Silawat said when he was asked a question about the social distancing violation. Source link
Nyay scheme: Chhattisgarh transfers  Rs 1,500 cr to a/cs of 19 lakh farmers
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Nyay scheme: Chhattisgarh transfers Rs 1,500 cr to a/cs of 19 lakh farmers

Written by Gargi Verma , Manoj C G | New Delhi, Raipur | Published: May 22, 2020 4:57:27 am A senior government official said they were still collating the data for other crops, including maize. CM Baghel said that 90% of the beneficiaries are marginalised farmers, Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, OBCs, and the poor. Launching a direct cash transfer scheme for farmers under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojna, the Chhattisgarh government said on Thursday that it had transferred the first tranche of Rs 1,500 crore in the accounts of about 19 lakh farmers. Under the scheme, Rs 5,750 crore will be disbursed in...
Covid distress: High Courts ask questions while SC is restrained
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Covid distress: High Courts ask questions while SC is restrained

Written by Apurva Vishwanath | New Delhi | Updated: May 22, 2020 7:19:28 am The SC has been hearing only urgent cases through the video conferencing mode ever since the start of the nationwide lockdown.(File Photo) As the Covid lockdown translates to widespread distress, several High Courts, Madras to Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka to Gujarat, are raising questions of officials and governments. On May 15, hearing a plea seeking the safe return of over 400 migrant workers detained at the Maharashtra border to Tamil Nadu, a division bench of the Madras High Court put 12 questions to the state and the Centre on how it was de...
Ghanti Bajao viewers condemn politics over buses in UP
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Ghanti Bajao viewers condemn politics over buses in UP

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:21 PM (IST) The political row over buses provided by the Congress Party has continued. "We just wanted to help the people amid the current crisis. Uttar Pradesh government can put up BJP posters on the buses, but at least allow buses to ferry migrants," said Priyanka Gandhi.Whereas, the UP government says that the buses are not in a condition to ferry migrants.Watch the video to know what the 'Ghanti Bajao' viewers have to say about this politics. Source link
Cyclone Amphan: Disturbing visuals of destruction caused in WB | Master Stroke Full
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Cyclone Amphan: Disturbing visuals of destruction caused in WB | Master Stroke Full

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:15 PM (IST) A day after severe cyclone Amphan wreaked havoc in several districts of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the storm left at least 72 people dead and many homeless besides snapping electricity, internet connection and other means of communication in large parts of the state.Mobile and cable networks continued to remain unstable in Kolkata and Howrah even on Thursday. Source link
West Bengal: Cyclone toll 72, Mamata Banerjee seeks Central relief
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West Bengal: Cyclone toll 72, Mamata Banerjee seeks Central relief

Written by Ravik Bhattacharya , Santanu Chowdhury , Esha Roy | Digha, Kolkata, New Delhi | Updated: May 22, 2020 6:59:30 am Announcing the setting up of a Rs 1,000-crore fund for relief and rehabilitation following Amphan, the CM also announced a compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh to the families of each of those who died. A day after cyclone Amphan battered West Bengal, killing 72 people and flattening homes and fields across the state’s southern coastal districts, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached out to the Centre, requesting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the state and seeking financial rel...
UP: 341 new COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours
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UP: 341 new COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:13 PM (IST) Uttar Pradesh has reported 341 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, in the same time frame, 1382 new COVID19 cases have been reported in Mumbai."1382 new COVID19 cases reported today, taking the total number of positive cases in Mumbai to 25,317,": Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai."2,345 new COVID-19 cases & 64 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 41,642 and the death toll stands at 1454,": State Health Department informed. Source link
Mismatch again: MCDs’ coronavirus death numbers double Delhi govt’s
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Mismatch again: MCDs’ coronavirus death numbers double Delhi govt’s

Written by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi | Updated: May 22, 2020 7:39:54 am In their response to the government, sent on May 17, both civic bodies divided the cases as ‘corona positive’ and ‘corona suspected’. The Municipal Corporations of North and South Delhi have told the Delhi government that they have recorded 426 cremations or burials at six designated cremation/burial grounds until May 16 as “Corona positive”. On Thursday, the Delhi government’s official health bulletin had put the number of Covid deaths in the city at 194. The government said the civic bodies had not provided documents to back their claim on the...
Reservation counters for bookings to open from tomorrow
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Reservation counters for bookings to open from tomorrow

Updated : 21 May 2020 11:08 PM (IST) "The facility of booking and cancellation of reserved tickets to also be available at post offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra licensees & through authorized IRCTC agents Reservation counters and Common Service Centers for booking reserved tickets to open from tomorrow. Zonal railways to decide the number of counters to be opened as per requirement,": Railway Board, Ministry of Railway announced on Thursday. Source link
China hindered normal patrolling, can resolve through dialogue: India
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China hindered normal patrolling, can resolve through dialogue: India

Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: May 22, 2020 7:31:17 am Sources told The Indian Express that the latest line is also an indication that New Delhi had decided to stay firm on the construction of a strategically significant road in Ladakh that goes up to Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) at the base of the Karakoram pass. India said on Thursday that China had recently undertaken activity that affected its “normal patrolling patterns”, and that the two sides have “established mechanisms to resolve such situations peacefully through dialogue”. In the latest remarks following the border scuffle between troops from bo...
Boris Johnson does U-turn on ‘unfair’ surcharge on foreign doctors – Times of India
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Boris Johnson does U-turn on ‘unfair’ surcharge on foreign doctors – Times of India

UK PM Boris Johnson (File photo)LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday did a U-turn as he ordered his Cabinet ministers to work out an exemption of a surcharge on foreign medics, including Indians, working in the UK's state-funded national health service (NHS). The move comes just a day after he had dismissed the possibility of a review into what has been repeatedly branded as an “unfair” burden on professionals already contributing directly to the health service in Parliament. "The Prime Minister has asked me and the home secretary [Priti Patel] to look at how NHS and care workers can be removed from this as soon as possible," said UK health secretary Matt Hancock, when asked about the annual Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) imposed along with a visa to raise additi...
Maharashtra: 2,345 new cases; 1,408 discharged – highest in a day
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Maharashtra: 2,345 new cases; 1,408 discharged – highest in a day

By: Express News Service | Mumbai, Nagpur | Published: May 22, 2020 4:25:13 am Eleven districts have not yet reported any Covid-19 deaths so far. (Representational Photo) Maharashtra recorded 2,345 new Covid-19 cases with 64 deaths on Thursday. With this, the state has recorded 41,642 cases and 1,454 deaths so far. At 1,408, it also discharged the highest number of patients on Thursday, taking the count of total recoveries to 11,726. Although the recovery rate is slower than the rest of India, Maharashtra is discharging around 800 to 1,000 patients every day. Mumbai, meanwhile, reported 1,382 new cases on Thursday, taking its o...