The government recently assigned police the task of contact tracing and ensuring compliance with quarantine and social distancing rules and control of the containment zones amid a surge in Covid-19 cases.
A review report of the first week of August showed that the TPR in Kerala has gone up to 10 per cent in a few districts. Kerala has seen a surge in its case count this month, with the first week accounting for 25 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases reported in the state.
Observing that the accusation made against the petitioner is prima facie true, the court said the matter requires a deeper probe by the NIA, especially in view of the transnational forces likely to have been involved.
A massive landslide last week crushed a settlement of 83 tea estate workers in Munnar in Idukki, Kerala. So far, 49 bodies have been recovered, 12 persons have been rescued and many are still missing. The Indian Express looks at what happened, and why the area is prone to landslides
Union Minister V Muraleedharan, who visited Rajamala, told the media that CM Pinarayi Vijayan should not “neglect the poor people”. “There should not be any discrimination in giving compensation,’’ he said.
The 26-year-old, now undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kozhikode, said a passenger sitting a seat away from him died in the mishap, which took place when an Air India Express flight skidded off the tabletop runway and fell into a valley.
Hours later, the 35-year-old became one of the 18 who were killed after the Air India Express aircraft crashlanded at Kozhikode airport. On Saturday, Sharafudheen's body was in the morgue of the district's medical college.
Way back in 2017, the Airports Authority of India (AAI), which manages the airport, had firmed up plans to extend Kozhikode’s 2750-m runway by 800 m and was awaiting allocation of land by the Kerala government.
Pradeep had cleared the UPSC civil services exam last year too, securing Rank 260, and was currently undergoing training as an Indian Revenue Service officer at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) in Faridabad.
Ejas, a doctor by profession, joined Islamic State in 2016 along with his wife Rahaila, then three months pregnant, and their two-year-old child. Also, his brother Shihaz, a management graduate, joined the IS along with his wife Ajmala, a physiotherapist.
The Sangh Parivar has now responded by scaling up its supermarkets under the Akshayasree Mission, a network of self-help groups established by the Sangh Parivar’s co-operative movement, Sahakar Bharati.
Health Minister K K Shailaja said some old-age homes had flouted the suggestions for “reverse quarantine”— referring to the isolation of vulnerable persons before they have a chance of contracting the virus.