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Tuesday, July 07, 2020

In family of Covid warriors, tough task: Staying away from kids

July 7, 2020 4:22:32 am

"Our parents are the biggest support. Most of us have shifted our children to the ancestral home till the time we are on Covid-19 duty. They are the real warriors."

Journalist in AIIMS for Covid treatment jumps to death

July 7, 2020 4:15:09 am

Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said he has ordered an enquiry: “I ordered AIIMS director to constitute an official inquiry into this incident, following which a high-level committee has been set up and shall submit its report within 48 hours...”

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PCMC scraps tender for Rs 750-cr mechanised road sweeping project after BJP corporator alleges illegalities

July 7, 2020 4:31:20 am

A corporator from the ruling BJP, Seema Savale, had alleged illegalities and attempts by top politicians to grab the tender through proxy contractors.

Delhi: Couple who beat Covid receive hero’s farewell as hospital sees 1,000th recovery

July 7, 2020 3:54:35 am

Felicitating the couple, Kejriwal said, “Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital is playing an important role in our fight against corona. Delhi government’s Lok Nayak Hospital was the first in the city to be declared a Covid hospital, then RGSS Hospital was declared one.

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Delhi: Not enough patients being sent, 3 hotels de-linked from hospitals

July 7, 2020 3:47:45 am

“These hotels are requesting to make arrangements so that their premises are utilised as they are incurring huge expenditure on the salaries, maintenance and other related expenses for keeping the rooms of their hotels ready round the clock,” the order states.

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If accused charged under POCSO, SC/ST Act, offences can be tried only by special POCSO court: Bombay HC

July 7, 2020 3:47:25 am

Additional Public Prosecutor S V Gavand, appearing for the Pune Police, opposed the bail plea on the ground that as the accused has been charged under both Acts, bail application under Section 439 of CrPC was not maintainable.

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5,368 new cases: Coronavirus toll crosses 9,000 mark in Maharashtra

July 7, 2020 3:35:55 am

While Maharashtra has reported the highest number of Covid-19 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu and Delhi, it comes second in the list of highest mortality rate (4.27 per cent) after Gujarat (5.39 per cent).

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Working without pay for months, nurses at Kasturba hospital say unable to pay bills

July 7, 2020 3:30:58 am

Manju Lata, one of the nurses at the hospital, said that over 60 staff participated in the protest: “For the past four years, salary delay has been a regular feature. But there is a limit to it; we haven’t been paid in three months. Why are we risking our lives if we don't even get a salary?”

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Uddhav inaugurates job portal for ‘sons of soil’, domicile certificate must

July 7, 2020 3:29:04 am

To register on the portal, the Shiv Sena-led government has made it mandatory for the youths to produce domicile certificates in order to seek jobs in various industries.

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Amid increasing political jousting: Sena joins hands with BJP for Kalyan Panchayat Samiti polls

July 7, 2020 3:17:41 am

On Monday, Sena preferred to join hands with its former ally BJP, which had extended support to the party to take control over the Kalyan Panchayat Samiti.

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Mondays & Saturdays bring one question at Dongri Children’s Home: ‘When will lockdown end?’

July 7, 2020 3:07:02 am

With restrictions put on physical meetings, attempts have been made to replace them with phone calls and video calls. However, the biggest challenge, the authorities said, was to placate the children after every emotional call.

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Heavy rain makes way for intermittent light showers in Mumbai

July 7, 2020 2:54:49 am

Mumbai had been witnessing heavy showers since Friday. While heavy rainfall was reported early Monday, the intensity of the showers subsided as the day progressed and the city witnessed intermittent light showers.

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In Mumbai’s northern suburbs, over 60% Covid-19 cases from highrises

July 7, 2020 2:56:37 am

As of July 5, Zone 7 – which covers R/South (Kandivali, Charkop), R/Central (Borivali, Gorai), and R/North (Dahisar) – has reported 7,625 Covid-19 cases, of which 4,847 (63.5 per cent) are from buildings or non-slum areas.

Delhi CM to hospitals: Counsel those who recover from Covid to donate plasma

July 7, 2020 1:37:19 am

The first plasma donation was for a patient admitted to Max hospital. “I went to my hometown for a few days and found out that a patient was in a need of plasma. On June 14, I donated for the second time,” he added.

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Punjab: Dhindsa to float his own political party today

July 7, 2020 12:55:31 am

Gurmeet Singh Johal, media adviser of Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa, told The Indian Express: "Name of the party will be announced by Dhindsa ji only. He will be coming to Ludhiana on Tuesday and a programme will be organised in Gurdwara Shaheedan in Model Town area."

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Haryana now collects nearly 80% of its samples through Covid kiosks: Officials

July 7, 2020 12:44:50 am

The officials believe that the initiative will also encourage people who suspect they have contracted the Covid-19, but were not going to hospital fearing infection, to get tested. 

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Punjab: Delay in Cong unit rejig fuels speculation of Jakhar’s exit as state chief, party denies

July 7, 2020 12:39:18 am

Amid the delay, reports indicated that the CM wanted Jakhar replaced with Anandpur Sahib MP Manish Tewari.

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68-year-old diabetic patient dies after he fails to get ICU bed in city hospitals, claims family

July 7, 2020 12:37:41 am

District collector says no shortage of ICU beds, families should first contact govt hospitals.

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Ludhiana: Jail official booked for ‘arranging phone, SIM card’ for Youth Congress leader behind bars

July 7, 2020 12:09:58 am

After the SIM card was recovered, along with a mobile phone, from the barrack on July 4 (Saturday), the police have now registered an FIR against the jail official, the Youth Congress leader and his friend for allegedly smuggling phone and the SIM card.

COVID-19 patient flees hospital in Mahisagar, brought back

July 7, 2020 12:09:16 am

According to preliminary investigations, the patient ran away because he was scared after he tested positive for the virus. The hospital, meanwhile, has decided not to file a complaint.