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Area Declared Vehicle-Free Last Year: Sales low, let vehicles enter, say Karol Bagh traders
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Area Declared Vehicle-Free Last Year: Sales low, let vehicles enter, say Karol Bagh traders

Written by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi | Published: July 4, 2020 6:17:44 am Empty streets at Karol Bagh, Friday. (Photo: Prem Nath Pandey) Traders at Karol Bagh’s Ajmal Khan Road have demanded that authorities allow movement of vehicles in the market, which was pedestrianised by the North Corporation in May last year. The reason: Footfall, which took a hit amid the Covid-19 pandemic, has worsened on account of the vehicle-free zone. According to traders, shoppers are staying away as they fear exposure and contact with other people, and don’t want to walk the extra distance between their cars and the shops. Rajesh Mehr...
Follow norms for disposal of Covid bodies to preserve dignity of citizens: Bombay HC to BMC
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Follow norms for disposal of Covid bodies to preserve dignity of citizens: Bombay HC to BMC

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Published: July 4, 2020 2:47:23 am Bombay HC, while dismissing the plea, noted that authorities were scrupulously following guidelines Maintaining that civic authorities should continue to follow guidelines for handling and disposal of bodies of Covid-19 victims to preserve the dignity of all citizens, the Bombay High Court on Friday said safety of persons involved in conducting last rites should be ensured and that no citizen staying near crematoriums should be put at “unnecessary distress”. A division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice N J J...
Mumbai: City receives first heavy rain since monsoon onset; water-logging, 3 wall collapses reported
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Mumbai: City receives first heavy rain since monsoon onset; water-logging, 3 wall collapses reported

Written by Sanjana Bhalerao | Mumbai | Published: July 4, 2020 2:19:32 am According to the weather bureau, the rainfall activity over the city will reduce from Sunday. (Photo by Nirmal Harindran) Heavy rainfall, the first since the onset of southwest monsoon on June 14, left several parts of Mumbai and its suburbs inundated on Friday. Between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, the Colaba weather observatory recorded 160.6 mm of rain of which 157 mm of rainfall was recorded in the first three hours. The intensity of the rainfall in south and central Mumbai, however, reduced after 12.30 pm. The Santacruz weather observatory, represe...
CBI court convicts former customs officer under charges of corruption
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CBI court convicts former customs officer under charges of corruption

Published: July 3, 2020 11:04:07 pm Singh was re-arrested by the CBI from Uttar Pradesh, where he was reportedly working in a private medical college. A special CBI court on Friday convicted a former customs officer, who had been on the run for 20 years, on charges including corruption in a case dating back to 1999. The accused, who was an appraising officer of customs, had been absconding before the chargesheet was filed against him. The special court directed the officer, Abhinav Singh, to pay a fine of Rs 9 lakh, and sentenced him to over a year in jail, which he has already undergone since his arrest...
Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude strikes Alwar, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR
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Earthquake of 4.7 magnitude strikes Alwar, tremors felt in Delhi-NCR

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2020 8:39:09 pm An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale hit Alwar district in Rajasthan. Tremors were felt across Delhi. (Source: National Center for Seismology) Earthquake in Delhi NCR: Tremors were felt in parts of national capital and NCR Friday evening after a medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 4.7 jolted Alwar district in Rajasthan, the National Centre for Seismology said.  According to the NCS, the quake occurred at 7 p.m. at a depth of 35 kilometres. Since April, 20 earthquakes have been recorded in and around Delhi. Of t...
Bombay HC refuses to interfere in plea alleging lapses at city cremetoriums
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Bombay HC refuses to interfere in plea alleging lapses at city cremetoriums

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Updated: July 3, 2020 4:27:19 pm The plea also claimed that hospitals were not following guidelines which prescribed that the dead bodies were to be wrapped in leak-proof bags before sending them for cremation. (Representational image/ Express photo: Manoj Kumar) Maintaining that the civic and police authorities should continue adhering to guidelines for handling and disposal of dead bodies of Covid-19 victims to preserve the dignity of citizens, the Bombay High Court Friday said that authorities should ensure that no citizen staying nearby crematoriums be put at risk. After the Br...
Kejriwal hands over Rs 1 crore cheque to family of LNJP doctor who died battling Covid-19
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Kejriwal hands over Rs 1 crore cheque to family of LNJP doctor who died battling Covid-19

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2020 4:08:46 pm Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at the inauguration of a video call facility for Covid patients at LNJP hospital. (File Photo) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met the family members of doctor Aseem Gupta who died fighting COVID-19 and handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore as an ex-gratia to them. The chief minister termed late Gupta as a “people’s doctor’ and said it was a duty of the government to support the families of those people who sacrificed their lives for others. “Met with the family of Late Dr Aseem Gupta ji who lost his life to...
WhatsApp group with 125 members used to push hate, mobilise rioters in Northeast Delhi
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WhatsApp group with 125 members used to push hate, mobilise rioters in Northeast Delhi

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M , Mahender Singh Manral | New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2020 2:31:35 pm A burnt vehicle after a clash between pro and anti-CAA protesters during the riots at Ghonda Chowk at Jafrabad area in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna/File) A WhatsApp group with at least 125 members was used to mobilise and coordinate between rioters, with the members bragging about “killing Muslims” and “dumping their bodies in the sewer”, and offering manpower and guns when necessary, three chargesheets filed in connection with the murders of three men during the Northeast Delhi riots show. The ch...
Gurgaon: Gurpatwant Singh Pannu booked for ‘instigating people’
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Gurgaon: Gurpatwant Singh Pannu booked for ‘instigating people’

By: Express News Service | Gurgaon | Published: July 3, 2020 1:54:23 pm Gurpatwant Singh Pannu Gurgaon Police has lodged an FIR against banned outfit Sikhs for Justice’s Gurpatwant Singh Pannun for disrupting the communal harmony in Punjab and Haryana under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The FIR was lodged based on a complaint submitted by Anand Kumar, in charge of the technical division of Special Task Force (Head Quarter), Bhondsi. In his complaint, Kumar said he had received information from a “secret source” about a video wherein the Haryana government governmen...
Exquisite Saratoga home on waterfront reserve attracting interest ahead of auction – realestate.com.au
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Exquisite Saratoga home on waterfront reserve attracting interest ahead of auction – realestate.com.au

No. 138 Broadwater Drive in Saratoga is for sale. Buyers on the Central Coast are falling in love with the impressive build quality and water views of this Saratoga home. The four-bedrom property at 138 Broadwater Drive is the ultimate entertainer with its outdoor kitchen with barbecue, sink and bar fridge, heated pool with resort-style surrounds and outlook over the water. MORE: Private sanctuary has epic car showroom What would you do with Australia’s narrowest block? Built to the highest standard. The owner, a builder, constructed the property in 2015 and has updated many of its features since then, basically making it a brand new home. And buyers have reacted accordingly, with 32 groups through the first open home and 19 gr...
Possible Funnel Cloud Descends From Stormy Sky Near Checotah, Oklahoma
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Possible Funnel Cloud Descends From Stormy Sky Near Checotah, Oklahoma

media_playPossible COVID-19 vaccines and good unemployment figures buoying Wall Street US markets are enjoying positive gains following revelations there could be two COVID-19 vaccines available in the US before the November Presidential Elections. Sky News contributor Peter Switzer said Wall Street was "loving the economic comeback" despite national infection rates remaining high. "You wouldn't be surprised to learn the White House is putting a lot of pressure on the FDA to expedite the kind of processes that normally hold back the arrival of major new medicine," he said. "If there's a vaccine, Wall Street could go even higher." Meanwhile, President Donald Trump announced more than 4.5 million was added to the US economy in the month of June, exceeding forecasts and ra...
As plasma bank opens, Kejriwal says will end ‘chaos’ in looking for donors
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As plasma bank opens, Kejriwal says will end ‘chaos’ in looking for donors

Written by Ashna Butani , Astha Saxena | New Delhi | Published: July 3, 2020 3:56:20 am Kejriwal, Sisodia interact with a donor, Thursday. PTI Delhi got its first plasma bank for patients who will be given the trial therapy for Covid-19. Calling the situation so far “chaotic”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said donating plasma could be a chance to save someone’s life. The bank has been set up at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in Vasant Kunj. “People were finding it really difficult to get plasma and the situation in Delhi was turning chaotic. To have a systematic approach, the plas...
Bombay High Court directs state govt to conduct random Covid-19 tests in jails
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Bombay High Court directs state govt to conduct random Covid-19 tests in jails

Written by Omkar Gokhale | Mumbai | Published: July 3, 2020 3:17:07 am  Moreover, the High Court said that family members of the inmates be informed about their health status. (File) While disposing of a batch of pleas seeking various relief for prisoners in view of the Covid-19 outbreak in jails across Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court on Thursday accepted assurances made by the state government and directed it to conduct random tests of inmates as required. The prison authorities were directed to refer for testing any inmate in case of physical discomfort and who shows symptoms of Covid-19. The court also asked th...
Mumbai: KEM finally conducts  post-mortem on cop to check if he had Covid
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Mumbai: KEM finally conducts post-mortem on cop to check if he had Covid

Written by Laxman Singh | Mumbai | Published: July 3, 2020 3:10:56 am Forty Mumbai police personnel have died of coronavirus so far. (Representational) Four days after a police constable’s family refused to take his body, KEM hospital finally conducted a post-mortem on Thursday to find out if he was infected with Covid-19. For the last four days, the constable’s body was kept in the mortuary of the hospital. Constable Mangesh Kamble (47), who was posted in the Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC), lived in BDD chawl number 70 in Worli, which was just four buildings away from his office. On June 29, while getting ready for work ...
Mumbai top cop transfers 10 DCPs
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Mumbai top cop transfers 10 DCPs

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: July 3, 2020 2:17:19 am Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh. (File) Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh transferred 10 deputy commissioners of police (DCP) on Thursday in his first major shake-up of senior officers since assuming charge in February. Sangramsing Nishandar, who held the vital post of DCP (Zone I) in south Mumbai, was transferred as DCP (Operations) to oversee the Police Control Room among other responsibilities. DCP (Zone VII) Paramjit Dahiya will replace Nishandar. DCP (Protection) Prashant Kadam is the new DCP (Zone VII). DCP (...
Delhi BJP to push young faces, age limit set for block, district president posts
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Delhi BJP to push young faces, age limit set for block, district president posts

Written by Abhinav Rajput | New Delhi | Updated: July 3, 2020 1:21:22 am Delhi chief Adesh Gupta said the suggestions were given in a core group meeting held on Sunday evening. (Photo: Twitter/@adeshguptabjp) The Delhi BJP has decided to give preference to young people in its new team and has fixed a maximum age limit for future office bearers — 45 years for block presidents and 55 for district presidents – its Delhi chief Adesh Gupta said. Gupta said the suggestions were given in a core group meeting held on Sunday evening, and the new strategy will help prepare a future pool of leaders. Dividing the city into 14 di...
Minnesota’s Oromo Community Rallies for Justice After Anti-Government Musician Killed in Ethiopia
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Minnesota’s Oromo Community Rallies for Justice After Anti-Government Musician Killed in Ethiopia

Protesters demonstrating against the killing of a musician and activist in Ethiopia blocked Interstate 94 in St Paul, Minnesota, for hours on Wednesday evening, July 1, reports said. Musician Hachalu Hundessa was shot and killed in Addis Ababa on June 29, the BBC reported. Members of the Minnesota’s Oromo community, an ethnic group that originates in Ethiopia, marched and demanded justice for Hundessa, who was Oromo and a prominent voice in anti-government protests as well, according to the BBC. This video shows protesters on the I-94 chanting “free all prisoners” and “freedom” and flying the flag of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). The OLF was founded as a political organization in 1973 to advocate for the “right to national self-determination” for the Oromo people, say reports. Minne...
8 months later, Wadala custodial death probe report awaited, suspended cops reinstated
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8 months later, Wadala custodial death probe report awaited, suspended cops reinstated

Written by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Published: July 2, 2020 8:14:19 pm Sion resident Vijay Singh had died in the custody of the Mumbai Police eights month ago. (Representational) Over eight months after the alleged death of Sion resident Vijay Singh in the custody of the Mumbai Police, five policemen who were suspended in the aftermath of protests against the incident were reinstated in May pending inquiry, even as a Crime Branch probe is underway. They were reinstated on the ground that with several policemen testing positive for Covid-19 at Wadala Truck Terminal (TT) police station – where the alleged incident had...
Teen Stands for First Time Since Suffering Spinal Cord Injury
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Teen Stands for First Time Since Suffering Spinal Cord Injury

media_playTeen Stands for First Time Since Suffering Spinal Cord Injury A North Carolina teenager who damaged his spinal cord in a hood-surfing accident stood for the first time in nine months on June 29. Footage by Beth Hodge captured the moment her 17-year-old son JJ stood up, with help from his rehab and therapy specialists at NextStep Raleigh. JJ was initially treated at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston-Salem, before being moved to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, where he received treatment and rehab for his injuries. He finally returned home in February, local media reported. According to a Facebook post by his mom, he has now started neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). “They are concentrating on his core now, trying to strengthen it to allow him to do t...