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Bengal Governor blinks: State in crisis, want to put lid on row
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Bengal Governor blinks: State in crisis, want to put lid on row

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: June 4, 2020 5:28:57 am Mamata Banerjee with West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata. (Express) Amid a tussle between Raj Bhavan and the West Bengal government over the appointment of Burdwan University’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Pro-V-C), Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday said he spoke to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and now wants to “put a lid on the controversy”. The appointment of one Pro-V-C by the Governor and another by the government for the state-run university had become a flashpoint between the Governor and the state government. Speaking to...
Cyclone Nisarga: Can we be better prepared in future? | Ghanti Bajao
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Cyclone Nisarga: Can we be better prepared in future? | Ghanti Bajao

Cyclone Nisarga has passed the state of Maharashtra and for the most part, its effects have subsided. Till now 2 deaths have been reported in the state and none in Mumbai or Thane. This is a major relief for the people of Maharashtra who are already facing a huge crisis in the form of Coronavirus (Covid-19).However, was it possible to be better prepared for a catastrophe like Nisarga? Can we do something to ensure that a cyclone is mitigated even before it makes landfall? Watch this report. Source link
Mumbai drowns in Nisarga, Bhiwandi can’t get drinking water | Ghanti Bajao
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Mumbai drowns in Nisarga, Bhiwandi can’t get drinking water | Ghanti Bajao

Mumbai is called the financial capital of the country. The city witnessed torrential rainfall over the past few days due to cyclone Nisarga. However, a mere 50 km away, is a small suburb of Bhiwandi. Locals here are unable to manage enough drinking water for themselves. The corruption in the system has ensured that they don't get their share of potable water. Locals are forced to manually dig the ground to get some water. Watch this report. Source link
UP: Appointment Of 69000 Assistant Teachers Put On Hold | Ghanti Bajao
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UP: Appointment Of 69000 Assistant Teachers Put On Hold | Ghanti Bajao

Allahabad High Court has ordered a stay on the appointment of 69,000 Assistant Teachers for the 2019-2020 session in Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board (UPBEB) was expected to begin the counseling of teachers from 3 June 2020. However, the counseling will not be conducted now after the court order. The 69,000 people were selected based on an exam conducted in January 2018 and are yet to be given an appointment letter. Watch this report. Source link
Delhi: Focus shifts to treatment, govt forms new panel
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Delhi: Focus shifts to treatment, govt forms new panel

Written by Astha Saxena | New Delhi | Published: June 4, 2020 5:08:52 am “The new committee will guide the government on areas where strengthening of infrastructure is required. The panel has been directed to submit a report by June 6,” said a senior official from the department of health. With the number of cases rising and focus shifting from containment to bolstering health infrastructure, the Delhi government has formed a five-member committee to assess preparedness of hospitals in the national capital. Delhi has been recording roughly 1,000 cases or more for six days now. Dr Mahesh Verma, vice-chancellor of IP U...
Seven days home quarantine must for passengers coming to Delhi by air, rail or bus – Times of India
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Seven days home quarantine must for passengers coming to Delhi by air, rail or bus – Times of India

NEW DELHI: All asymptomatic domestic passengers coming to Delhi by air, train or bus will need to home quarantine themselves for seven days. The Delhi government has ordered that airport, railway and transport authorities will provide passenger manifest to the it on a daily basis. In turn, the passenger manifest will be sent to respective district magistrates under whose jurisdiction the passenger resides/stays who will ensure passengers remain in home quarantine for seven days. Delhi chief secretary Vijay Dev issued this order on Wednesday. “Delhi Disaster Management Authority is satisfied that the NCT of Delhi is threatened with spread of COVID-19 epidemic… DDMA has issued an order (on May 24) whereby conveying the guidelines for domestic travel (air /train/ inter-state bus travel) is...
India’s defence secretary tests positive for Covid-19 | India News – Times of India
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India’s defence secretary tests positive for Covid-19 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In a development that has unsettled the country’s top defence establishment in South Block on the Raisina Hill complex here, Union defence secretary Ajay Kumar has tested positive for Covid-19. Sources said defence minister Rajnath Singh and some other top military and civilian officers did not attend their offices on Wednesday after the report of Kumar testing positive sent shock waves down the corridors of South Block. “Extensive contact tracing and major disinfection of offices in South Block is underway. There is a list of around 30 people who came in close contact with the defence secretary over the last couple of days. They have been told to go into self-quarantine,” said a source. Defence ministry spokesperson A Bharat Bhushan Babu, on being contacted by TOI, refused t...
Delhi labs face govt action ‘for not following norms’
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Delhi labs face govt action ‘for not following norms’

Written by Astha Saxena | New Delhi | Published: June 4, 2020 5:00:54 am According to sources, officials from the health department also directed CDMOs through district administration not to send any samples to these labs. (File Photo) The Delhi government has issued notices and initiated action against several private and government labs for allegedly flouting the ICMR guidelines for testing. At least six laboratories have been asked to explain alleged delays in test results. The move comes on a day when the Delhi government issued a new testing guidelines for hospitals and ICMR-approved labs. “The ICMR has prescrib...
Gurgaon lifts border restrictions
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Gurgaon lifts border restrictions

Written by Sakshi Dayal | New Delhi | Published: June 4, 2020 4:57:54 am Delhi Gurgaon Border, while the vehicles in queue to enter Gurgaon, at NH 8, waiting for the access, as Gurgaon has Sealed it’s border. A month after the District Magistrate imposed additional restrictions at Gurgaon’s border with Delhi, the curbs were withdrawn on Tuesday, removing the need for commuters to procure passes to cross the border for the first time in a month. “The order enforcing ‘Additional Restrictions on Public Movement’…is hereby withdrawn in view of prevailing MHA and state government directions for pha...
NOT Road Accident, B’wood Casting Director Krish Kapur Passed Away Due To THIS Reason
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NOT Road Accident, B’wood Casting Director Krish Kapur Passed Away Due To THIS Reason

It was rumoured that Bollywood casting director Krish Kapur lost his life due to a road accident in his hometown. By : Ravi Jain | 03 Jun 2020 11:27 PM (IST) Mumbai: Bollywood casting director Krish Kapur passed away due to brain hemorrhage on May 31 at Mumbai's Mira Road. He was 29. Krish had done casting for Pulkrit Samrat and Kriti Kharbanda starrer ‘Veere Ki Wedding’ and Rhea Chakraborty, Varun Mitra and Digangana Suryavanshi’s ‘Jalebi’. Krish was also the casting director for the short film ‘Shubhratri’.Speculations were rife that Krish died in a road accident in his hometown. However, his uncle Sunil Bhalla, while exclusively talking to ABP News, refuted the rumours of him passing awa...
Tremors of Earthquake felt in Delhi-NCR, epicenter at Noida
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Tremors of Earthquake felt in Delhi-NCR, epicenter at Noida

Minor tremors of earthquake were felt in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday night. The tremors were of magnitude 3.2 on the Richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake was Noida, a suburb in Uttar Pradesh on the outskirts of Delhi. No loss of life or property has been reported. Source link
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain warns city hospitals over refusing admission
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Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain warns city hospitals over refusing admission

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday warned hospitals against refusing to admit admission to Covid-19 patients.Speaking exclusively to India Today TV, Satyendar Jain said, "Whoever refuses to give admission, strict and immediate action will be taken against them."When asked about the community spread in Delhi, Satyendar Jain said, "Only the central government can tell about the community spread. In many cases, the source is not known. The central government will be able to tell better about it because all labs for research are under the central government."The Delhi government has also issued new guidelines for Covid-19 testing.When asked about the reasons to change the guidelines, the minister said, "Till now, those who are healthy were also getting the test done. Once a p...
We hope US’ non-immigration visa review will consider benefits of H-1B visa: Harsh Vardhan Shringla – Times of India
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We hope US’ non-immigration visa review will consider benefits of H-1B visa: Harsh Vardhan Shringla – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India hopes the US' review of non-immigration visa will take into account the long term benefits of H-1B visa for American competitiveness and not affect the provision of essential services at this "critical hour" of the Covid-19 outbreak, foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said. In a virtual address to Nasscom, Shringla said there is some anxiety among Indians and industry about restrictions on H-1B visa as part of the US administration's review of their non-immigrant visa regime. "As you are aware, the government of India has closely consulted all stakeholders and engaged with the US government on this issue. Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) had taken this up, along with the issue of the totalisation agreement, during the visit of President (Donald) Trump to India i...
I’ve been in BAI’s blacklist for long, says Prannoy after Arjuna snub | Badminton News – Times of India
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I’ve been in BAI’s blacklist for long, says Prannoy after Arjuna snub | Badminton News – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The habit of speaking his mind out is the reason why he is not considered for national sports awards, feels badminton star HS Prannoy. Another snub by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) in its Arjuna Award recommendations has led to the Kerala player yet again lashing out at the BAI officials for their 'stepmotherly' treatment towards him. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Tuesday recommended top doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and men's singles player Sameer Verma for the coveted award. Prannoy said he needs a reply from the association why his name was not included in the list despite consistent performances. "I have no problem with Sameer being recommended for the awards. My only question is that why didn't BAI recommend m...
Star Chef 2:  Star Chef 2 releases worldwide on iOS, Android devices – Times of India
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Star Chef 2: Star Chef 2 releases worldwide on iOS, Android devices – Times of India

Star Chef 2, the sequel to 99Games’ popular cooking game Star Chef that has generated over $30 million in life...Read MoreMangaluru: Star Chef 2, the sequel to 99Games’ popular cooking game Star Chef that has generated over $30 million in lifetime revenues, has been released on Wednesday. Players are in for an infinite source of culinary fun, joy and learning as the new game is more than just a cosmetic upgrade – players can now collaborate with fellow chefs from around the world to compete in Chef Team events and engage in interesting trivia. Star Chef 2 is a cooking and restaurant management game where players cook, bake and grill the finest cuisines using state-of-the-art appliances. Players can hire chefs with exceptional cooking skills and cater to the needs of customers craving fi...
Is your zodiac sign cardinal, fixed, or mutable? Here’s what it means  | The Times of India
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Is your zodiac sign cardinal, fixed, or mutable? Here’s what it means | The Times of India

These are the signs that end the four seasons and are more flexible and comfortable with changes in life when compared to other zodiac signs. Just like cardinal signs are the starters, the fixed signs are the doers, the mutable signs can be rightly called the finished of the lot. Since they come at the end of every season, they know a change is coming and are ready to adapt themselves for the same. These sun signs tend to view things from multiple angles and perspectives, however, it often leaves them a tad bit confused as well. They are also highly impressionable signs, meaning that they tend to absorb the characteristics of people they spend most of their time with. Most of all, they are non-judgmental people and a little wiser than the cardinal and fixed signs as they know that chang...
Four killed as Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra coast, blows over
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Four killed as Cyclone Nisarga hits Maharashtra coast, blows over

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao , MAYURA JANWALKAR , Srinath Rao | Alibag, Mumbai | Updated: June 4, 2020 5:28:48 am Cyclone Nisarga made landfall south of the beach town of Alibag on Wednesday afternoon, leaving uprooted trees and power lines in its wake. (Photo by Narendra Vaskar) Cyclone Nisarga made landfall at Shrivardhan in Maharashtra’s Raigad district around 12.30 pm Wednesday, raging through the coastal district for three hours, killing at least four people, uprooting trees and electricity poles, and causing power outages in many areas, including in the resort town of Alibag, but it left Mumbai...
MP border: No room for severe cases, 70% shortfall in doctors
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MP border: No room for severe cases, 70% shortfall in doctors

Written by Hamza Khan | Neemuch (mp) | Updated: June 4, 2020 7:50:26 am Patients are moved to home quarantine from a Covid Care Centre in Neemuch. (Express photo: Hamza Khan) ON MAY 8, a 75-year-old man with “severe” symptoms in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch was referred to a Level-3 Dedicated Covid Hospital (DCH) in Indore, 250 km away. Four days later, the case was officially marked as the first Covid death in the district. “Taking him there, finding out where beds were available, getting him admitted even though the test report was awaited… it was traumatic,” says the patient’s son, who is a doctor. Nearly a month late...
Blast in chemical factory in Gujarat: 8 killed, several injured
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Blast in chemical factory in Gujarat: 8 killed, several injured

Written by Kamaal Saiyed | Surat | Published: June 4, 2020 4:10:01 am At least 32 injured workers were admitted to Bharuch Civil Hospital and the others to private hospitals, with some of them in a critical condition. An explosion, followed by a fire, in the storage tank of a chemical factory in Dahej, in Gujarat’s Bharuch district, killed at least eight workers and injured at least 50 of them around noon Wednesday. According to the Bharuch District Disaster Management Department, over 200 workers, most of them migrants from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, were at the site of Yashashvi Rasayan Private Ltd at the time of the incident....