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Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis tests COVID-19 positive
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus. "I've been working every single day since the lockdown but now it seems that God wants me to stop for a while and take a break," he tweeted. He was last month appointed as BJP's in-charge for the Bihar Assembly Elections.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:41 pm on 24 Oct
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav released the party's manifesto for Bihar Elections 2020 on Saturday in Patna. "I assure you that papers to ensure 10 lakh government jobs to youth will be signed on...very first day," he said. Yadav added his party will work on providing better health care and will create smart villages in the state.
short by Daisy Mowke / 10:25 am on 24 Oct
300 houses flooded, vehicles swept away amid heavy rain in B'luru
short by Daisy Mowke / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
At least 300 houses were flooded, rendering people homeless, and hundreds of vehicles were swept away as heavy rain lashed south Bengaluru on Friday evening. BBMP officials, who arrived at the spot, arranged food and water for several houses. Roads were submerged in BTM Layout, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Kengeri, Basavanagudi, Jayanagar, Bommanahalli, Sarakki, Shanthinagar and parts of Banashankari.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:14 am on 24 Oct
Writer-editor Apurva Asrani has criticised US President Donald Trump for calling Indian air "filthy" during the presidential debate. "Seven months ago...he said on Indian soil, that 'India gives hope to humanity'. Today he dismisses India, by calling it 'filthy'," tweeted Apurva. "While it's a fact that India's air quality...is poor, it's...bigger fact that Trump is a liar," he added.
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:29 am on 24 Oct
COVAXIN expected to be ready by June 2021, says Bharat Biotech
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Bharat Biotech expects to have its coronavirus vaccine candidate COVAXIN ready by June 2021, said a top official of the company. The firm recently received approval for late-stage human trials of COVAXIN, which is being developed in collaboration with the ICMR. It plans to test over 20,000 volunteers across 12-14 states.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:48 am on 24 Oct
COVID-19 patient missing for 14 days found dead in hospital toilet
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The body of a 27-year-old tuberculosis patient who had tested positive for coronavirus was found in a Mumbai hospital's toilet, 14 days after he went missing. The body was so badly decomposed that initially, the hospital could not identify the gender of the deceased, said a report. The BMC has issued a notice to 40 staffers working in the ward.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:48 am on 24 Oct
Delhi-based software engineer Bhavye Sharma claimed he received a fake iPhone 11 Pro during a sale on an e-commerce website. He shared a YouTube video and wrote, "I got this Chinese knock-off iPhone 11 Pro that runs Android and has replicated almost all...iOS apps." "Sorry for the experience...One of our specialists will get in touch...Request your patience," the website replied.
short by Daisy Mowke / 02:21 pm on 24 Oct
If you have ED, I have CD: Eknath Khadse after joining NCP from BJP
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
After quitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to join Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), senior Maharashtra politician Eknath Khadse said no one should show him the fear of inquiry by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). "If you have ED, I have CD," the 68-year-old said. Khadse added that false cases were filed against him including that of land-grabbing and molestation.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 01:46 pm on 24 Oct
None of the Gandhis visited rape victim's family in Punjab: Javadekar
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
After the half-burnt body of a six-year-old girl was found in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "Neither Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi nor Priyanka Gandhi visited the victim's family." Javadekar added, "They don't pay heed to the injustice done to women in the states ruled by their party, but visit Hathras...for photo op with the Hathras victim's family."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:55 pm on 24 Oct
Monitoring Ladakh standoff, sharing info with India: US officials
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The United States is monitoring the India-China standoff in Ladakh and sharing information with India, senior US government officials said on Saturday. Commenting on the Galwan Valley face-off, the officials added, "We as a government are covering the situation in the Himalayas closely and understandably. And we certainly want to ensure that the situation does not escalate."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:38 pm on 24 Oct
Anti-smog guns deployed across Delhi, visuals emerge
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Anti-smog guns were deployed at several locations across Delhi as part of measures being taken to control air pollution. Visuals of an anti-smog gun spraying water particles in the air emerged from ITO area. Notably, the air quality deteriorated in Delhi on Saturday morning, with the AQI falling to the 'severe' and 'very poor' categories in several places.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:49 am on 24 Oct
The Indian Army shot down a Pakistan Army spy quadcopter along the LoC in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir at around 8 am on Saturday. The quadcopter, made by Chinese technology company DJI, had trespassed around 70 metres into India's side of LoC. Earlier in June, a Pakistani spy drone carrying weapons for terrorists was shot down by BSF.
short by Anmol Sharma / 02:05 pm on 24 Oct
Want to ensure India-China standoff doesn't escalate, says US
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Trump administration officials said the US is watching the India-China standoff in Ladakh closely and wants to ensure the situation doesn't escalate. The remarks come ahead of the third "2+2 dialogue" between India and the US, scheduled to begin in Delhi on Monday. The US also welcomed greater Indian participation in Southeast Asia including military presence in South China Sea.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 01:30 pm on 24 Oct
Woman stabs daughter with pencil, bites her for failing to answer in online class
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
A 35-year-old woman has been booked by the Mumbai police for allegedly stabbing her 12-year-old daughter with pencil and biting her multiple times after she failed to answer her teacher's questions during an online class. The police said the girl could not answer her teacher which angered the mother. The woman's younger sister immediately dialled the child helpline number 1098.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 11:20 am on 24 Oct
COVID-19 vaccine may be available in Q1 of 2021-22: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, MD and Chairperson of Biocon Ltd has said that she expects coronavirus vaccine to be available in India in the first quarter of 2021-22. "I expect by January...vaccines...like AstraZeneca's, or one of our own Indian vaccines, like the one by Bharat Biotech [could be approved]," she told Mint. "But these will be emergency use authorisation only," she added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 12:00 pm on 24 Oct
Tourism suffered loss of around ₹25K crore amid COVID-19: Kerala CM
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan has said the state's tourism sector suffered an estimated loss of nearly ₹25,000 crore owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "[This] also resulted in huge job losses," he added. Furthermore, he launched 26 new projects to boost the tourism sector in Kerala. These are spread from Thiruvananthapuram's hilltop tourist centre Ponmudi to northernmost district Kasaragod.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 10:39 am on 24 Oct
BJP's Kirit Somaiya alleges land scam by Maha govt for proposed hospital
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has alleged a ₹3,000-crore fixing scam by Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in the land acquiring process for proposed 5,000-bed hospital in Mumbai's Mulund. "It's state government's 'understanding' with builder. The land parcel and its cost were finalised first, and then proposal for the hospital was moved, citing COVID-19 outbreak," he added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 02:20 pm on 24 Oct
Bike-borne men snatch woman's ₹15K worth gold chain in Mumbai, held
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Three men were held for allegedly robbing a 38-year-old woman of her gold chain worth ₹15,000 in Mumbai. Complainant Afsana Shah said an autorickshaw ran over her daughter's foot while they were walking, and as she tended to the injury, two bike-borne men snatched her chain and fled. Later, police discovered the autorickshaw driver was an accomplice of bike-borne men.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 12:33 pm on 24 Oct
19-year-old's body found dumped in bushes in Noida Sector 32
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
The body of a 19-year-old man was found dumped in bushes in Noida Sector 32 on Friday. "The deceased has been identified as Ashok, who lived in the slums in Sector 9 here. His family has been informed about it," police said. The body has been sent for postmortem and the police have launched an investigation.
short by Atul Mishra / 01:09 pm on 24 Oct
4 arrested for running online prostitution racket in Pune
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Pune City Police's Crime Branch arrested four men for allegedly running an online prostitution racket (an online escort service) and also rescued two women who were lured into it. Police laid a trap in Yerawada to nab one of the women using a decoy customer. The police then nabbed the second woman, following which they arrested the four accused.
short by Atul Mishra / 12:30 pm on 24 Oct
Noida Authority sanctions ₹6.5 crore project to clean Kondli drain
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Noida Authority has sanctioned ₹6.5 crore for a project, aiming to clean city's Kondli drain. Owned by UP irrigation department, the drain will be cleaned together with Noida Authority. "We'll fund the project although irrigation department will execute it," Noida Authority OSD Avinash Tripathi said. Kondli drain starts from Delhi's Ashok Nagar and merges with Yamuna in Noida Sector 168.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 02:36 pm on 24 Oct
Kamal Nath isn't ashamed of his 'item' remark on me: Imarti Devi
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
BJP leader Imarti Devi has termed former Madhya Pradesh CM and Congress leader Kamal Nath 'drunkard' after his 'item' remark on her. "The way ragpickers pass drunken comments on woman passing by, calling them item, toh aise lucche lafangey Kamal Nath ban gaye" she said, addressing a rally. "He isn't ashamed of the kind of language he used," she added.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 11:32 am on 24 Oct
24-yr-old pregnant techie dies by suicide in Hyderabad over dowry
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
A 24-year-old pregnant software professional, who married a gym instructor in June 2020, died by suicide in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Reportedly, she was harassed for dowry. Her mother said that during the marriage, they had given gold and other items in the form of dowry and alleged that the victim's husband and in-laws had been harassing her for additional dowry.
short by Atul Mishra / 01:31 pm on 24 Oct
Hyderabad Police makes short film 'Ammay' on women empowerment
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Hyderabad's Rachakonda Police released the poster of short film 'Ammay' based on the subject of women empowerment. "It's about how women should react when they face unexpected situations, attacks from some cruel people, sexual harassment in the society," Rachakonda Police tweeted. "In the movie...protagonist does not wait for anyone to save her," Police Commissioner Mahesh Bhagwat said.
short by Atul Mishra / 10:43 am on 24 Oct
PM Modi inaugurates 3 development projects in Gujarat
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated three development projects in Gujarat via video conference on Saturday, including the Kisan Sarvoday Yojana wherein farmers can avail power supply from 5 am to 9 pm for irrigation purposes. The PM also launched a ropeway project on Mount Girnar and inaugurated Paediatric Heart Hospital at UN Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Centre, Ahmedabad.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:22 pm on 24 Oct
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