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Draft EIA great threat to goal of achieving sustainable growth: Aaditya to Javadekar

August 12, 2020 1:37:46 am

In a letter to Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, on August 10, Aaditya raised several issues, including exemption being granted to environmentally destructive activities like coal prospecting, crushing and screening of iron ore, etc.

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After organ transplants came to a halt during lockdown, Pune sees 7 organ donations from May to July

August 12, 2020 1:24:59 am

From January till August 10, a total of 21 organ donations took place in the city. Of these, seven were performed from May to July this year and 16 persons benefited from these transplants.

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Disha Salian post mortem report rebuts Rane’s claim: no sexual assault

August 12, 2020 9:46:29 am

Incidentally, former Maharashtra Chief Minister M Narayan Rane, a BJP leader from Konkan and a former member of the Shiv Sena, had alleged that Salian had been “raped and murdered” and that the state government was trying to save “one of the young ministers."

Talk to me or high command, Capt tells Bajwa in fresh war of words

August 12, 2020 1:23:21 am

In a letter to Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta Tuesday, Bajwa alleged that a “bogus threat assessment” report was prepared by the police to rule out any threat to him.

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Pulled up by HC, BMC withdraws order suspending hospital licence

August 12, 2020 1:18:07 am

The court said that the civic body’s action was not as per the law and a ‘knee-jerk’ reaction to a viral video related to the hospital.

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11 deaths, 798 fresh cases in Haryana

August 12, 2020 1:10:24 am

Out of 11 patients who died in the last 24 hours, four died in Panipat, two in Gurgaon and one each in Faridabad, Sonipat, Ambala, Panchkula and Kurukshetra. The state's overall fatality rate was 1.16 per cent Monday evening.

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Slight decline in positivity rate welcome sign: Pune Divisional Commissioner

August 12, 2020 1:08:58 am

Divisional commissioner Saurabh Rao said overall, the projections estimated a total of 1,60,208 cases in Pune by the end of August. In the last 10 days, however, the positivity rate had declined to 22 per cent in Pune, which was a welcome sign, he added.

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Bengaluru MLA’s house attacked over ‘derogatory post by relative’

August 12, 2020 8:26:49 am

As cops rushed to bring the situation under control, hundreds more gathered and marched to DJ Halli police station, setting some vehicles on fire.

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Results of Pune’s first sero survey to be out next week

August 11, 2020 11:58:52 pm

After Delhi and Mumbai, this is the first study in the city to understand the percentage of the population affected by Covid-19.

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As cases rise in western Maharashtra, state takes ‘jumbo’ plan to Solapur, Satara and Sangli

August 11, 2020 11:42:18 pm

“Given the increase of caseload in these districts, it was felt that it is high time to create a jumbo facility in these districts," said Divisional Commissioner Saurabh Rao.

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PMC orders 1 lakh more antigen kits for Rs 4.5 crore

August 11, 2020 11:38:29 pm

“The PMC has decided to purchase one lakh kits at a total cost of Rs 4.59 crore with immediate effect,” said Hemant Rasane, chairperson of the PMC’s standing committee.

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Pune: Arrested for ‘sexual abuse’ of niece, woman & her partner test positive for Covid

August 11, 2020 11:23:45 pm

While the arrested tested positive for Covid-19 before being sent to judicial custody, a policeman who had come in contact with the couple has also tested positive for the infection.

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Crop diversification: Haryana farmers to get first instalment of Rs 2k per acre

August 11, 2020 11:04:46 pm

“A total of Rs 10.21 lakh will be disbursed to such farmers as the first instalment through direct benefits transfer mode after completion of physical verification process by officials of the department," said Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary (Agriculture).

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Barring Nagpur, more farmers across state opt for crop insurance

August 11, 2020 11:00:38 pm

The last date for farmers to fill up the forms for the scheme ended on July 31, but the work of reconciliation of data on the bank’s end is expected to continue till August 15.

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Fight against Covid not over yet, efforts being made to ensure there is no second wave: Uddhav

August 11, 2020 10:41:00 pm

Thackeray, who was speaking in a videoconference of ten CMs with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review the Covid-19 situation, said that the state government is making efforts to reduce the mortality rate in the state.

Pune: Khadakwasla dam 96 per cent full, may open shutters to release water today

August 11, 2020 10:18:04 pm

For the first time this season, water from Khadakwasla could be released on Wednesday. As per the latest dam status report issued by the Irrigation department, Khadakwasla was 96 per cent full on Tuesday.

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Vet body seeks combined vaccine for animals on Haryana pattern

August 11, 2020 10:13:51 pm

The association says combined vaccine of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Haemorrhagic Septicaemia (HS) was found to be highly effective in Haryana as no outbreak has been observed so far after administration of this vaccine in bovines of the state till date since March 2019.

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Hyderabad: Covid-19 patient found dead in hospital, suicide suspected

August 11, 2020 9:53:29 pm

A police officer said the man had been very disturbed since he tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

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Tamil Nadu COVID-19 Wrap: EPS urges Centre to fund 50% of RT-PCR test; 118 deaths recorded in one day

August 11, 2020 9:03:04 pm

Palaniswami also informed Modi that the state has fully exhausted the State Disaster Response and Mitigation Fund and urged an ad-hoc grant of Rs 1,000 crore from the National Disaster Response Force fund.

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In meeting with PM, Karnataka minister assures of 50,000 daily Covid tests; data suggests otherwise

August 12, 2020 8:19:42 am

As per the media bulletin issued on Monday, the total number of tests done on August 10 was 22,620.

5 days after fire killed 8 covid patients: Trustee of pvt hospital in Ahmedabad booked for ‘culpable homicide’

August 12, 2020 5:16:05 am

The state government was under pressure from the civil society for failing to take action against the hospital management even after it emerged that the hospital did not have a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the fire department of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.

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Pandemic or not, Punjab students stick to their overseas education plans

August 11, 2020 3:03:24 pm

Several consultants who facilitate admissions in foreign universities in the state said that seats in the majority universities and colleges are already “full till January 2021” and “now students have started booking seats for May 2021 intake”.

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CBI lodges case against builders of Ambience Mall, HUDA, govt officials, conducts raids

August 11, 2020 2:43:15 pm

CBI teams initiated parallel searches at the government offices of town and country planning department, HUDA (now Haryana Shahri Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP)) and premises of the accused at Delhi, Panchkula and Chandigarh.

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20 more dead, 29 cops among fresh Covid cases in Punjab

August 11, 2020 2:26:59 pm

Ludhiana has reported maximum Covid-19 deaths (178), followed by Amritsar (96) and Jalandhar (80).

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‘Her presence is important’: Karnataka businessman installs late wife’s statue in their ‘dream home’

August 12, 2020 8:19:43 am

On August 8, the guests who attended the housewarming ceremony of Srinivas Murthy were surprised to see a statue of Madhavi, his late wife, in the drawing-room of the new house.