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Covid News Live Updates: Maharashtra reports 3,883 fresh COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths today


Maharashtra on Saturday reported 3,883 fresh COVID-19 cases, including 2,054 in Mumbai, and two deaths, said a health official. A day earlier the state had seen 4,165 cases and three COVID-19 fatalities. The new additions took the overall tally of infections to 79,31,745 while the COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,47,885. Both the COVID-19 fatalities were reported from Mumbai district.
Maharashtra’s Nashik district on Saturday recorded 36 new cases of COVID-19 that raised the tally of infections to 4,76,370, a health official said. With 15 patients recovering from the infection during the day, the count of recoveries reached 4,67,332, while the toll remained unchanged at 8,899, he said. The district is currently left with 139 actives cases, the official said.

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Commuters stranded as several trains cancelled

A large number of people wanting to travel by train from here were left stranded at the Railway Station on Saturday in the wake of Agnipath recruitment scheme protest. People could be seen sitting wherever they found a place to lie down amidst a long wait for their trains. Several sat on the platform while many found a place next to the ticket counters.

Floods in India, Bangladesh leave millions homeless, 18 dead

Army troops were called in to rescue thousands of people stranded by massive floods that have ravaged northeastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater and severing transport links, authorities said Saturday. In India’s Assam state, at least nine people were killed in the floods and 2 million saw their homes submerged, according to the state disaster management agency. Lightning strikes in parts of neighboring Bangladesh have left at least nine dead since Friday. Both countries have asked their militaries for help as more flooding looms with rains expected to continue over the weekend.

Kerala CM urges PM to put on hold ‘Agnipath’ scheme

His statement came amid raging protests in many states including Kerala against the implementation of the scheme. In a tweet, the Chief Minister said, “Protests erupting against the Agnipath Scheme is a clear indication of the sentiments of India’s youngsters. In the interest of our country, requested the Hon.@PMOIndia to put the scheme on hold, address criticism by professionals and duly consider the apprehensions of our youth.” The Centre had on Tuesday unveiled the ambitious Agnipath scheme for the recruitment of youths aged between 17 and a half and 21 in the Army, Navy and the Air Force, largely on a four-year short-term contractual basis.

Delhi reports 1,534 fresh Covid19 infections today; Active cases at 5,119; Positivity rate at 7.71%.

59 dead, millions stranded as floods hit Bangladesh, India

Monsoon storms in Bangladesh and India have killed at least 59 people and unleashed devastating floods that left millions of others stranded, officials said Saturday. Floods are a regular menace to millions of people in low-lying Bangladesh, but experts say climate change is increasing their frequency, ferocity and unpredictability. Relentless downpours over the past week have inundated vast stretches of Bangladesh’s northeast, with troops deployed to evacuate households cut off from neighbouring communities.

Five civilians killed, 12 wounded in Donetsk bombardment: local authorities

8 dead, 36 hurt in 2 accidents in Shahdol, Betul

At least eight persons, including three teenage boys, were killed and 36 others injured in two separate road accidents in Madhya Pradesh’s Shahdol and Betul districts, police officials said on Saturday. Five persons were killed in Shahdol and three in Betul, they added. In Shahdol, five persons, including a 15-year-old boy, were killed and 36 injured after a mini-truck carrying them to a marriage function overturned around 9.30 pm on Friday in Tikahi village, a Beohari police station official said.

MP civic polls: BJP drops history-sheeter’s wife as candidate from Indore

The Madhya Pradesh BJP on Saturday withdrew the candidature of a woman for the upcoming civic polls after it was found that her husband was a history-sheeter against whom the stringent National Security Act had been invoked earlier. The BJP had announced the name of Swati Kashid as its candidate for Indore’s Ward 56 on Friday, but it was pulled back a day later. The husband Yuvraj Kashid alias Yuvraj Ustad was arrested under NSA in 2020 after the stringent law was invoked against him by the previous Congress government, police said, adding that he is an accused in murder cases and other offences.

Maharashtra reports 3,883 fresh COVID-19 cases and two deaths today

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 3,883 fresh COVID-19 cases, including 2,054 in Mumbai, and two deaths, said a health official. A day earlier the state had seen 4,165 cases and three COVID-19 fatalities. The new additions took the overall tally of infections to 79,31,745 while the COVID-19 death toll rose to 1,47,885.Both the COVID-19 fatalities were reported from Mumbai district.

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon with ‘Achilles’ injury

Former world number one Naomi Osaka pulled out of Wimbledon on Saturday with an Achilles injury. “My Achilles still isn’t right so I’ll see you next time,” the four-time Grand Slam winner posted on Twitter. Osaka, 24, was already considering not playing over the ATP and WTA tours decision to strip Wimbledon of ranking points after the All England Club banned Russian and Belarusian players in response to the invasion of Ukraine.

1 firefighter dead after Philadelphia building collapse

One firefighter has died after being trapped in a building that caught fire in Philadelphia and then collapsed early Saturday, fire officials said. The fallen firefighter was not immediately identified, but Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy said he was a 27-year department veteran. The building had caught fire just before 2 am on Saturday, Murphy said. The fire had been put out, but then the building collapsed at 3.24 am.

Centre provides ‘Y’ category security by CRPF to 10 BJP leaders in Bihar including Deputy CMs & MLAs. CRPF is taking over the security cover from today after it received the Home Ministry’s order on Friday: Sources

COVID-19: J&K reports 27 new cases

Jammu and Kashmir reported 27 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the infection tally to 4,54,469, officials said. Of the total cases, 19 were reported from Jammu division and eight from Kashmir valley, they said. There are 141 active Covid cases in the Union Territory, while the number of recoveries has reached 4,49,576, they said.

Court refuses bail to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

In a setback for Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, a court here on Saturday dismissed the bail plea of the AAP leader who was arrested last month by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case. Special Judge Geetanjli Goel denied the relief to Jain, saying that in the absence of medical documents showing his medical condition, the accused cannot be enlarged on bail only on the ground that he suffers from sleep apnea. The court also said that if granted bail, there was a possibility that Jain could tamper with evidence as he occupied an influential position.

Maha: Nashik records 36 new COVID-19 cases; active tally at 139

Maharashtra’s Nashik district on Saturday recorded 36 new cases of COVID-19 that raised the tally of infections to 4,76,370, a health official said. With 15 patients recovering from the infection during the day, the count of recoveries reached 4,67,332, while the toll remained unchanged at 8,899, he said. The district is currently left with 139 actives cases, the official said.

Southern Railway operates trains on diverted routes

Several trains that faced disruption of services in South Central Railway and Eastern Railway were diverted due to the protest against the Centre’s ‘Agnipath’ scheme related to recruitment in the defence services, the Southern Railway said on Saturday. On Friday, train services were affected with Southern Railway cancelling many trains due to the agitation. Southern Railway, in a press release on Saturday, said changes in pattern of train services have been announced consequent to the cancellation of train services on Friday.

Adani Wilmar slashes edible oil prices by Rs 10

FMCG firm Adani Wilmar on Saturday slashed the prices of its edible oils by Rs 10 following the government’s move to reduce import duties on the commodity. Adani Wilmar has reduced the maximum retail price (MRP) of Fortune refined Sunflower oil’s 1-litre pack to Rs 210 from Rs 220, the company said in a statement. The MRP of Fortune Soyabean and Fortune Kachi Ghani (mustard oil) 1-litre packs has been reduced to Rs 195 from Rs 205.

Odisha’s active COVID-19 tally crosses 200-mark

Odisha reported 38 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, taking the tally to 12,88,800, the Health Department said. The toll remained at 9,126 with no new deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The state now has 202 active cases, while 12,79,419 people have recovered from the disease, including 21 since Friday, the Health Department said.

369 trains cancelled due to Agnipath protests

The Railways cancelled 369 trains on Saturday due to the agitation against the Centre’s recently announced Agnipath scheme for recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces, officials said. These include 210 mail/express and 159 local passenger trains. The Railways has also partially cancelled two mail/express trains, thus the total number of trains affected during the day is 371, the officials said.

UN condemns attack on Sikh temple in Kabul

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has strongly condemned the attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul, which is reported to have resulted in numerous casualties. At least two civilians, including a Sikh man and a security guard, died after unidentified assailants attacked a Gurudwara in Kabul city on Saturday. “UNAMA strongly condemns today’s attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul, which is reported to have resulted in numerous casualties. Attacks on civilians must cease immediately. UNAMA calls for protection of all minorities in Afghanistan, including Sikhs, Hazaras and Sufis,” the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in a statement.

Puducherry reports 21 new COVID-19 cases

The Union Territory of Puducherry logged 21 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 1,66,044, a senior health official said here on Saturday. Director of Health G Sriramulu, in a release, said the health department examined 1,559 samples during the last 24 hours and 21 new cases surfaced during evaluation in the UT. There was no fresh fatality today and the death toll remained unchanged at 1,962. Sriramulu said there were 114 active cases out of which 111 patients were in home quarantine and only three patients were in hospitals.

Agnipath protests: ECoR cancels many trains

There is no violence here. Three trains have been cancelled, rest is normal. District police, GRP & RPF are working jointly: Darminder Kalyan, Inspector, GRP

Himachal Pradesh: Class 12th board examinations result out with 93.91 pass percentage

Enforcement Directorate arrests Appasaheb Ramchandra Deshmukh

Enforcement Directorate arrests Appasaheb Ramachandra Deshmukh, treasurer of Shri Chhatrapati Shivaji Education Society (SCSES) in a money laundering case .

Monsoon Update

Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into entire Westcentral Bay of Bengal, most parts of northwest Bay of Bengal, some parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand and some more parts of Bihar today: India Meteorological Department

Pragya Singh Thakur complains of getting death threat on phone from ‘Dawood brother’s man’

Thakur, who represents Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, lodged the complaint at T T Nagar police station early on Saturday.

UP Board class 10 result out: 88.18% Percent pass

The pass percentage in the UP board Class 10 results 2022 is 88.18 percent. Girls have outshined boys with pass percentage of 91.69% compared to boys pass percent 85.25%.

Kerala: Youth Congress workers demand resignation of CM Pinarayi Vijayan over the gold smuggling case

At least 2 killed in attack at gurudwara in Afghanistan

New India proudly living its ancient identity with modern aspirations, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone of various developmental projects worth Rs 21,000 crores in Vadodara

Twitter employees sceptical about their future under Musk

Twitter employees are sceptical about their future after Elon Musk addressed them this week, saying they are doing their best to stay focused on work.

PM in Vadodara

Assam hit by massive floods

Assam is severely affected by floods with 18.95 lakh people suffering in 28 districts and 55 people dying due to the deluge and landslides in the state this year.

Punjab govt to launch portal for getting CLU, tax or fire brigade licence: Mann

Traders need not go anywhere for permission – for CLU, for tax, for the fire brigade. We will launch one portal, it will be a single-window system. You will pay a fee and get all documents online within 10 minutes: Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann at a public meeting in Sangrur

India should land 20,000 troops in Kabul to save the Sikhs: Swamy

UP Board to announce Class 10 result at 2 pm, Class 12 result at 4 pm

Congress appoints Pawan Khera as the Chairman of Media and Publicity

Congress appoints Pawan Khera as the Chairman of Media and Publicity in the new Communications Department with immediate effect

Court rejects bail application of Satyendar Jain

Special CBI court dismisses the bail application of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain in an alleged money laundering case

Attack on Gurudwara Karte Parwan should be condemned in the strongest terms by all: Jaishankar

The cowardly attack on Gurudwara Karte Parwan should be condemned in the strongest terms by all. We’ve been closely monitoring developments since the news of the attack was received. Our first & foremost concern is for the welfare of the community: EAM Dr S Jaishankar

SpaceX reported to fire employees critical of CEO Elon Musk

It’s unclear how many SpaceX workers lost their jobs, but Shotwell left no doubt that the company believed they had crossed an unacceptable line.

PM Modi speaks to Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to take stock of flood situation

PM Modi speaks to Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma to take stock of flood situation in state; assures support from Centre

PM Modi says flag atop Mahakali temple in Gujarat

  • PM Modi says flag atop Mahakali temple in Gujarat was not unfurled for five centuries, and not even during 75 years after Independence.
  • PM Narendra Modi unfurls flag at Mahakali temple in Panchmahal district, after dargah which stood there was shifted with consent of its caretakers.

Timeline of Gurudwara attack & latest info

  • Attack started at 7:15am Kabul time (8.30 am India time)
  • 3 people have come out; 2 of them sent to hospital
  • Guard of the Gurudwara was shot dead
  • 3 Taliban soldiers wounded
  • Two attackers cornered by Taliban soldiers
  • 7-8 people are still believed to be trapped inside but numbers are not confirmed

Afghanistan Attack Update

  • 25-30 Afghan Hindus and Sikhs were present in the Gurudwara for morning prayers and as the attackers entered the premises, 10-15 managed to flee. Rest are trapped inside or feared to be dead: Sources
  • Explosion reported a short while ago near Karte Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul. Fatalities are reported in the complex attack. Initial inputs suggest that explosion took place outside the gate of the Gurdwara killing at least two Afghans.
  • Afterwards, 2 explosions took place inside the complex, & some shops attached to Gurdwara caught fire. It is believed that at least 2 attackers are inside the Gurudwara complex and Taliban are trying to catch them alive. Exact number of fatalities is still not very clear: Sources

Firing still going on, 7-8 people still trapped inside the Gurudwara

As per info so far, 3 people have come out (of the Gurudwara), 2 of them were sent to hospital. Guard of the Gurudwara – a Muslim – died in cross firing. 7-8 people are still believed to be trapped inside but numbers are not confirmed. Firing is still going on: Manjinder Singh Sirsa, BJP

MEA expresses concern on Kabul Gurugwara attack

We are deeply concerned about the reports emanating from Kabul about an attack on a sacred Gurudwara in that city. We are closely monitoring the situation and waiting for further details on the unfolding developments: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

Afghanistan Blast Update

Sikh Sangat believed to be stuck in Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul which was attacked by terrorists this morning

India reports 13,216 new cases, 23 deaths in the last 24 hours

Active cases 68,108Daily positivity rate (2.73%)

Police officer shot dead in J-K’s Pulwama

  • A police officer was shot dead by terrorists inside his home in Pulwama district of J&K.
  • Bullet-riddled body of Police Sub Inspector Farooq Ah Mir found in paddy fields near his home.
  • Police say, “Preliminary investigation reveals he had left his home for work in his paddy fields last evening, where he was shot dead by terrorists”
  • Mir was posted in the IRP 23rd Battalion at CTC Lethpora.

PM Modi writes blog, seeks blessings from his mother on her 100th birthday

Russia will use nuke weapons to defend sovereignty: Putin

  • When asked to comment on the West’s allegations about the threat of a nuclear war and a Third World War, the President said: “Where does it come from? From their own statements. Now and then irresponsible politicians would blurt out something like that, even high-ranking politicians…
  • “Are we supposed to stay silent? We are responding correspondingly. As soon as we respond, they would pick on our words and say: look, Russia is threatening us. We are not threatening anyone, but everyone should know what we have and what we will use to defend our sovereignty. These are obvious things.”

Blasts reported near gurdwara In Kabul: Agencies

Explosions heard in Karte Parwan area of Kabul city. Details about the nature and casualties of this incident are not yet known: Reports

Ecuador declares state of emergency in three provinces amid Indigenous protests

  • Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency in three provinces late Friday in response to sometimes violent protests by Indigenous people demanding cuts in fuel prices.
  • “I am committed to defending our capital and our country,” Lasso said on television.





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