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India sees record spike but Shah says we are in ‘good position’ to fight Covid-19

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that India is in a “good position” in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic and the country will fight the disease with determination and enthusiasm. He added, “It was feared that how would a large country like ours would face this challenge given that we have a federal structure of governance, dense population of 130 crore people and no single chain of command.” Meanwhile, India saw a record single-day hike of 28,637 new Covid-19 cases, taking its overall tally to 853,211; the death toll stands at 22,718.

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 cases rose by 7,827 because of which the total tally of infected reached 2,54,427 with 173 more patients succumbing to the infection, the number of fatalities has gone up to 10,289. A total of 3,340 people were discharged in the day, taking the number of the recovered cases to 1,40,325. Meanwhile, Mumbai saw a surge of 1,263 new coronavirus cases, while 1,441 patients got discharged and 44 deaths reported in the city in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the city is now at 92,720 including 64,872 recovered. Currently, there are 22,556 active cases in Mumbai and the death toll rose to 5,285.  

Delhi recorded 1,573 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 1,12,494, while the death toll mounted to 3,371. This is the first time in July that the fresh case count has remained below the 2,000-mark for two consecutive days. The total number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital now stands at 1,12,494. The death toll due to the disease increased to 3,371 after 37 fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours. As many as 89,968 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while there are 19,155 active cases.

 In Tamil Nadu after a gap of a few days, the number of Covid-19 cases shot past the 4,000-mark with 4,244 fresh infections being reported, taking the tally to 1,38,470. Sixty-nine fatalities pushed the death count to 1,966. The number of recoveries continued to remain significant as 3,617 people were discharged after recovery. While, Karnataka recorded 2,627 new Covid-19 cases and 71 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 38,843 and death toll to 684.

Kerala reported 435 positive coronavirus cases, taking the tally of infections to 7,873. The state also reported two Covid-19 deaths, which took the death toll to 31 so far. Out of the 435 new cases, 128 had returned from abroad, 87 came from other states while 206 people contracted the disease through contact.  

West Bengal’s Covid-19 tally crossed 30,000 with record 1,560 new cases reported from different parts of the state. With fresh infections, the total number of cases has risen to 30,013. Twenty-six patients also died, taking the death toll to 932. At present, there are 10,500 active cases in the state.

Gujarat too once again recorded the highest spike of 879 Covid-19 cases, taking the total count close to 42,000-mark. Gujarat›s total fatalities have now reached 2,047 with 13 more succumbing to the virus. Bihar registered the highest singleday spike of 1,266 coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 16,305, while seven more deaths took the toll to 125. There are 4,227 active coronavirus cases and 11,953 people have recovered from the infection so far.

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‘I appeal to all countrymen to hoist the Tiranga at your home’, say Amit Shah

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday unfurled the tricolor at his residence in Delhi. Shah also urged countrymen to hoist the flag at their homes from August 13 to 15. Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the countrymen are being encouraged to hoist the tricolor at their homes.

Taking to Twitter Shah said, “Tiranga is our pride. It unites and inspires everyone Indian. On PM Narendra Modi Ji’s clarion call of Har Ghar Tiranga, today hoisted a Tiranga at my residence in New Delhi and paid tributes to our valorous heroes who sacrificed everything for the Motherland.”

“I appeal to all countrymen to hoist the Tiranga at your home from 13th-15th August and to be a part of this campaign of awakening the spirit of patriotism in every heart. Also, upload your picture with the Tiranga on http://harghartiranga.com and inspire others for the same,” Shah said.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign. He called upon the people of the country to join it. PM Modi said that the tricolor not only has three colors, but it is also a reflection of our commitment to the present, our past glory, and our dreams for the future.

However, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is an initiative of the government to celebrate 75 years of Independence. The national flag will be hoisted in every house of the country till 15th August.

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Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19

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Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. Congress general secretary in charge of communications and senior party leader, Jairam Ramesh informed.

Taking to Twitter Jairam Ramesh said, “Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi has tested positive for Covid-19 today. She will remain in isolation as per Govt. protocol.”

In the last three months, Gandhi has tested positive for Covid for the second time. As per government protocol, the party chief will remain in isolation.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot expressed concern and said, “Concerned about the health of Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji as she tested positive for #COVID19. Wish her a speedy recovery. May she get well soon. Prayers for her good health and well-being.”

Earlier on Wednesday (August 10), Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi tested positive for COVID. Taking to Twitter Vadra tweeted, “Tested positive for COVID (again!) today. Will be isolating at home and following all protocols.”

Moreover, the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha and senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday tested positive for COVID.

“I have tested positive for #COVID19. I request those who came in contact with me recently to take care,” Kharge tweeted.

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Author Salman Rushdie on ventilator; likely to lose an eye

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Renowned author Salman Rushdie is on a ventilator after the attack and may have to lose an eye. He was attacked by a man with a knife on Friday at an event in New York, USA.

According to Rushdie’s agent Andrew Wyllie, Rushdie’s liver was damaged in the attack. Wyllie reported that Rushdie had broken nerves in his arm and damaged his liver. With this, there is a possibility of losing one of his eyes.

“The news is not good. Salman will likely lose one eye; the nerves in his arm were severed, and his liver was stabbed and damaged,” Wylie said.

Salman Rushdie was born in 1974 in Mumbai and is 75 years old. He has a long history of controversies. After writing The Satanic Verses, he received death threats from Islamic extremists for several years. The book was released in 1988 and after 30 years of a fatwa, Rushdie was attacked.

Earlier, New York State Police identified the suspect as Hadi Matar. Matar hail from Fairview, New Jersey, and is 24 years old.

“The suspect has been identified as Hadi Matar, 24, from Fairview, New Jersey. Earlier today, approx at 10:47 am, the speaker Rushdie, 75, and Henry Reese, 73 has just arrived at the stage of the institution and shortly thereafter the suspect jumped out of the stage and attacked at least once in the neck and at least once in the abdomen,” Major Eugene J. Staniszewski said.

Meanwhile, New York Governor Kathy Hochul said, “He is alive and has been transported, airlifted, to safety… The event moderator was attacked as well; he’s getting the care he needs at a local hospital.”

Taking to Twitter Taslima Nasreen said, “I just learned that Salman Rushdie was attacked in New York. I am really shocked. I never thought it would happen. He has been living in the West, and he has been protected since 1989. If he is attacked, anyone who is critical of Islam can be attacked. I am worried.”

However, Rushdie was stabbed in the neck when he was on stage at the Chautauqua Institution. The Chautauqua Institution is a non-profit community on Lake Chautauqua in southwestern New York province.

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Comedian Raju Srivastava’s condition is stable, says family; urges fans to ignore rumors

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Comedian Raju Srivastava who went through successful angioplasty following a heart attack is stable.

Raju Srivastava released a statement, “Dear all, Raju Srivastava Ji’s condition is stable. We are praying for his speedy recovery. The doctors are treating him and are doing their best. Thanks to all the well-wishers for their continued love and support. Please ignore any rumor/fake news being circulated. Please pray for him.”

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Comedian Raju Srivastava on Wednesday suffered from a heart attack after which he underwent angioplasty and now is on ventilator support. According to sources Raju is “responding to the treatment”.

Comedian Srivastava’s health deteriorated on Tuesday night after which he suffered from a heart attack.

Earlier on Wednesday, Comedian Sunil Pal said that Srivastava’s health is good now. He is recovering rapidly and will be home soon.

Meanwhile, just hours before Srivastava suffered a heart attack he shared a stand-up comedy piece on his Instagram. He mimicked a few veteran actors on information being spread on Covid-19 via caller tune on the phones.

However, Srivastava got recognition by participating in The Great Indian Laughter Challenge and Big Boss. He has done roles in films like Bombay to Goa, and Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya. Moreover, Srivastava is also the chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Film Division Board.

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Jaish terrorist arrested from Saharanpur; Nupur Sharma was the target

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A terrorist associated with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Tahreek-e-Taliban has been arrested by the anti-terrorist squad (ATS) from Saharanpur. During the interrogation, the terrorist confessed that he was given the task of killing Nupur Sharma.

Prashant Kumar, ADG (law and order) said, “Nadeem underwent a crash course in explosives and was in the process of collecting material to make IEDs to target government buildings and police premises.”

According to the information, ATS has arrested a terrorist associated with Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Tahreek-e-Taliban from Saharanpur. The ATS has identified him as Muhammad Nadeem. During the interrogation of the ATS, the terrorist told that the terrorists of Jaish of Pakistan had sent him to kill Nupur Sharma.

However, the issue of objectionable remarks on Prophet Muhammad is still not being settled. In this case, there is an atmosphere of threats and target killing. At the same time, Nupur Sharma’s life is constantly in danger.

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‘We Women Want’: Fitness on agenda

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Clinical nutritionist Dr Ishi Khosla, Fitness Expert Vesna Jacob and Dr Rita Punhani IVF Specialist of Indira IVF appeared on ‘We Women Want’ to discuss fitness tips and bust some diet myths.

The panel stressed that it is important to monitor what you eat but also the timing of the meal. Diet such as intermittent fasting and Ketos were discussed with their pros and cons. An important point was also made regarding fitness that its best to exercise when you can even if its for ten minutes and not wait for the half hour – forty minute slot for a warm up. For as Vesna Jacob said our body is primed to be active, the primitive man did not see a tiger and then say wait let me first warm up before I defend myself. Dr Punhani pointed out how a good diet is essential for a woman’s health in various stages of her life from maturity to motherhood to menopause while Dr Khosla talked of the importance of gut health. The show was moderated by Priya Sahgal, Senior Executive Editor ITV Network.

Catch fresh episodes of ‘We Women Want’ every Saturday at 7:30 PM on NewsX. The program will also streamed live on major OTT platforms- Dailyhunt, Zee5, MX Player, ShemarooMe, Watcho, Mzaalo, Jio TV, Tata Play and PayTm livestreams.

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