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Day: June 5, 2020

‘Corona devi’ superstition reaches from Bihar to UP | Ghanti Bajao
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‘Corona devi’ superstition reaches from Bihar to UP | Ghanti Bajao

After Bihar, fear of Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has driven people in Uttar Pradesh towards superstition. Believing Covid-19 to be an act of God, the people have started to pray to Corona Devi in hope that this will protect them from Covid-19 infection. As state after state reports the instances of this superstitious practice, the administration and governments in various states choose to do nothing about it. Source link
Meet Jasleen Bhalla, The Voice Behind COVID-19 Caller Tune | ABP Uncut
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Meet Jasleen Bhalla, The Voice Behind COVID-19 Caller Tune | ABP Uncut

Whenever you dial someone during the Coronavirus pandemic, you hear a COVID-19 caller tune before the call gets connected. The voice message provides valuable information for avoiding coronavirus like advising the callers to frequently wash their hands properly with soap and water and avoid touching their faces. It's the Source link
What’s The ‘Pakistani Connection’ Of Mitron App
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What’s The ‘Pakistani Connection’ Of Mitron App

Mitron, the much-touted 'desi' version of TikTok, has now been pulled down by Google from its Play Store. It was taken down for allegedly violating Play Store's spam and minimum functionality policy. The app also had a "Pakistan connection" as the source code of the app was originally made Source link
Govt silent on steep pricing of Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals | Ghanti Bajao
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Govt silent on steep pricing of Covid-19 treatment in private hospitals | Ghanti Bajao

In a previous report, we showed you in Ghanti Bajao how an individual was handed a bill of Rs 10 lakh for being treated for Coronavirus (Covid-19) in a private hospital. These hospitals made the patients sign a bond that they would pay the bill or serve a jail term. However, during a hearing in the Supreme Court, Centre refused to rein in the cost of treatment for Coronavirus in a private hospital. Watch this report. Source link
UP: Police sub-inspector suspended  for ‘driving car over vegetables’
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UP: Police sub-inspector suspended for ‘driving car over vegetables’

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: June 6, 2020 5:11:56 am The SSP also said some farmers had been compensated for the loss, while others were being identified. (Representational) A police sub-inspector was suspended in Prayagraj district after a video purportedly showing him driving a police car over vegetables at a market under the Ghoorpur police station went viral on social media. The move comes after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the matter. In the 39-second video shot on Thursday, a police vehicle can be seen being driven over vegetables at a market. Prayagraj Senio...
Heartwarming! East Coast Railways To Present Special Gifts To Babies Born On Shramik Trains Amid Corona Lockdown
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Heartwarming! East Coast Railways To Present Special Gifts To Babies Born On Shramik Trains Amid Corona Lockdown

Since May 1, the day when Indian Railways flagged off Migrant's rescue mission with Shramik Special Trains, as many as 37 children have been born on route or on the railways premises. Indian Railways considers this as a very good and auspicious omen. By : ABP News Bureau | 05 Jun 2020 11:38 PM (IST) Photo: AFP (Representational Image) Amid the Corona pandemic, there comes a mood-refreshing development for the new parents who delivered their child on Shramik special trains. In a heartwarming gesture, the East Coast Railway has decided to sponsor gifts or cash to the children born on board Shramik Special trains on its network.Since May 1, the day when Indian Railways flagged off Mi...
Two lakh tonne grain rots due to rain in Madhya Pradesh | Ghanti Bajao
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Two lakh tonne grain rots due to rain in Madhya Pradesh | Ghanti Bajao

Due to heavy rain in Madhya Pradesh, two lakh tonne of grain stored in a storage house was ruined. Be it Sehore or Panna, wheat and paddy were seen submerged in a pool of water. But was rain really the reason for this damage? Or was it the irresponsible attitude of the system that was supposed to safeguard the harvest of the farmers? Why do the politicians become so apathetic to voters in non-election season? Watch this report of Ghanti Bajao Source link
‘24 crore children in education system affected by school closure’
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‘24 crore children in education system affected by school closure’

Written by Sukrita Baruah | New Delhi | Published: June 6, 2020 4:58:41 am “In the second phase we will also start an interactive chat platform for students,” she said. For India’s school education system, laid low by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, connecting and communicating with parents and students will be crucial going forward, said educators and officials at a national conference on the way ahead for schools. The conference, “Future of Schools: Overcoming COVID and Beyond”, was organised by Ashoka University. Anita Karwal, Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy stated in her keyn...
Gold dealers offer big discounts as virus fears stifle demand – Times of India
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Gold dealers offer big discounts as virus fears stifle demand – Times of India

BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Physical gold dealers in India offered the highest discounts in about two months this week as customers kept away with coronavirus cases in the country continuing to mount, while Singapore saw steady safe haven demand. In thin volume trade, discounts of up to $32 an ounce were offered over official domestic prices in India, the highest since early April. The domestic price includes a 12.5% import and 3% sales tax. Jewellery shops have opened in a few states, but they are mostly deserted, said Harshad Ajmera, proprietor of JJ Gold House, a wholesaler in the eastern city of Kolkata. India’s gold imports plunged 99% in May from a year earlier. A few jewellers who had opened stores in May for a week were forced to shut again due to poor consumer response, said a Mumbai-bas...
Oppo Reno 4 Pro and Reno 4 launched in China: Price, specs and more – Times of India
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Oppo Reno 4 Pro and Reno 4 launched in China: Price, specs and more – Times of India

BBK-owned smartphone maker Oppo has launched Oppo Reno 4 series 5G in its home country China. The series consists of two smartphones — Reno 4 Pro and Reno 4. Oppo Reno 4 Pro and Reno 4 price and availability The Oppo Reno 4 Pro comes in two storage variants of 8GB+128GB and 12GB+256GB. While the former is priced at RMB 3799 (roughly Rs 40,500), the latter is priced at RMB 4299 (roughly Rs 45,800). The company has also launched a special edition of the Oppo Reno 4 Pro ‘Green Glitter’ that costs RMB 4299 and will be available on June 18 in China as limited edition. As for the Oppo Reno 4, there are also 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB variants that cost RMB 2999 (approximately Rs 32,000) and RMB 3299 (approximately Rs 33,000) respectively. This handset will be available starting June 12. Oppo Ren...
112 in a month: Why Covid death rate in Jalgaon is four times India’s
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112 in a month: Why Covid death rate in Jalgaon is four times India’s

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Jalgaon | Published: June 6, 2020 4:17:45 am Inside the Covid ward at Jalgaon hospital. (Photo by Tabassum Barnagarwala) AT 12.3 PER CENT, the death rate for Covid-19 in Jalgaon, a district 400 km north-east of Mumbai, is the highest in Maharashtra. Four cities — Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Amalner and Pachora — account for 80 per cent of the 112 deaths till June 4. For District Collector Avinash Dhakne, alarm bells rang loud more than a month ago on May 2. Of the total 42 cases till then, 14 died had died in five days. The district, known more for banana cultivation, had recorded the first ...
Tablighi chief flouted norms: Centre to SC
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Tablighi chief flouted norms: Centre to SC

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 6, 2020 4:11:11 am Most of these foreigners (at the gathering) had arrived on tourist visa or e-Visa, said the government, adding that the Ministry of Home Affairs blacklisted 960 of these foreigners on April 2. In an affidavit filed in the Supreme Court, the Centre Friday said Tablighi Jamaat Chief Maulana Mohd Saad and the Nizamuddin Markaz management allowed a gathering of its followers in March during the Covid season, flouting social distancing norms and thereby endangering people’s lives. By allowing such a gathering, Saad and others have “caus...
NE delhi riots: ‘Rioters cut power before killing man’
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NE delhi riots: ‘Rioters cut power before killing man’

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 6, 2020 4:09:14 am In one chargesheet, police have stated that around 9.30 pm on February 26, Ahmed was returning home to New Mustafabad when he was waylaid and murdered by a mob at Jal Board Puliya in Bhagirathi Vihar. Investigation into the murder of a man during the Northeast Delhi riots has revealed that a mob first disconnected electricity in the area before dragging the victim out of his house and bludgeoning him to death. The Delhi Police Crime Branch filed two chargesheets on Friday — in connection with the murder of two brothers, Aqil Ahmed and Musharraf, both aged...
In locked down Bengal, fears rise of trafficking of girls
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In locked down Bengal, fears rise of trafficking of girls

Written by Atri Mitra , Ravik Bhattacharya | Kolkata | Published: June 6, 2020 4:06:27 am An awareness campaign against early marriages at Bhaktidaha village in North 24 Parganas district. Last month, a 17-year-old girl showed up at the office of the Block Development Officer (BDO) in Hariharpara in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. She had made the two-and-a-half-hour journey from her home 11 km away because her family was forcing her into marriage, she told the officer, and begged him to protect her. The severe economic distress of the lockdown — and subsequently the devastation and dislocations caused b...
Colombo to Dhaka: Beijing dials up its Covid diplomacy
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Colombo to Dhaka: Beijing dials up its Covid diplomacy

Written by Nirupama Subramanian | Mumbai | Updated: June 6, 2020 7:38:05 am In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly via video link in Beijing, Monday, May 18, 2020. Over the last month, as Chinese and Indian soldiers face off in Ladakh and Beijing fights US-led global mistrust over its handling of the coronavirus, China’s top leadership has been actively engaged with countries in the south Asian region. India, too, is engaged in aggressive Covid diplomacy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual summit with Austr...
112 in a month: Why Covid death rate in Jalgaon is four times India’s
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112 in a month: Why Covid death rate in Jalgaon is four times India’s

Written by Tabassum Barnagarwala | Jalgaon (maharashtra) | Updated: June 6, 2020 5:44:56 am Inside the Covid ward at Jalgaon hospital. (Express photo: Tabassum Barnagarwala) AT 12.3 PER CENT, the death rate for Covid-19 in Jalgaon, a district 400 km north-east of Mumbai, is the highest in Maharashtra. Four cities — Jalgaon, Bhusawal, Amalner and Pachora — account for 80 per cent of the 112 deaths till June 4. For District Collector Avinash Dhakne, alarm bells rang loud more than a month ago on May 2. Of the total 42 cases till then, 14 died had died in five days. The district, known more for banana cultivation, had re...
Ved Marwah, former chief of Delhi Police, passes away in Goa
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Ved Marwah, former chief of Delhi Police, passes away in Goa

Written by Somya Lakhani | New Delhi | Published: June 6, 2020 4:05:16 am Marwah served as an IPS officer for over three decades in various capacities. Around 8.30 pm Friday, Ved Marwah, who served as former Commissioner of Delhi Police, passed away at a hospital in Goa. He was 87. Marwah was Delhi CP from 1985-88, and also served as Governor of Manipur, Jharkhand and Mizoram. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1989. His grand-nephew Abhinav Bamhi, who runs Faqir Chand & Sons bookstore in Delhi’s Khan Market, told The Indian Express, “In the winter, he would live in Goa with his wife. They have a house there. Due t...
Border meeting over Ladakh tensions: Delhi, Beijing work the lines, commanders to hold LAC talks today
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Border meeting over Ladakh tensions: Delhi, Beijing work the lines, commanders to hold LAC talks today

Written by Shubhajit Roy , Sushant Singh | New Delhi | Updated: June 6, 2020 9:19:41 am Officials cautioned against expectations of any immediate resolution, saying the Saturday meeting could be the first of several. Stepping up efforts ahead of the Saturday meeting of their top military commanders to resolve the tense situation along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh, Indian and Chinese ambassadors joined a video call between diplomats of their border working mechanism Friday to underline that “the two sides should handle their differences through peaceful discussion” and “not allow them to becom...
Satellite imagery shows how Chinese changed status quo on Pangong bank
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Satellite imagery shows how Chinese changed status quo on Pangong bank

Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: June 6, 2020 8:59:59 am Satellite images from May 27 showing Chinese tents on the north bank of Pangong Tso. (Planet Labs via Reuters) An analysis of high-resolution satellite images of the Pangong Tso area in Ladakh shows that not only have the Chinese changed the status quo at the Fingers, the mountain spurs along the lake, but also built “substantial” structures in the contested region of the Line of Actual Control. Colonel S Dinny, who was commanding officer of an Indian Army battalion at Pangong Tso between 2015 and 2017, told The Indian Express after looking at s...
SC signal to Centre, states: 15 days to transport all stranded migrant workers
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SC signal to Centre, states: 15 days to transport all stranded migrant workers

Written by Ananthakrishnan G | New Delhi | Published: June 6, 2020 4:02:46 am Migrants laborers with families waiting for their turn for medical scanning before the board on the CTU bus and going Railway station Chandigarh, at CCET sector 26, Chandigarh. THE SUPREME Court said on Friday that it intends to give the Centre and states 15 days to complete the process of transporting all stranded migrant workers to their home states. It also asked states to give information on “how they will provide employment and other kinds of relief” to the returnees. “What we intend to do is give you and the states 15 days time to tra...