Sunday, 12 July 2020

Rain, thundershowers with lightning very likely in parts of Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Rain, thundershowers and lightning are very likely to occur today during next few hours (up to 09:50 am) in parts of Uttar Pradesh, according to the Meteorological Centre, Lucknow.

Rain, thundershowers and lightning are very likely at isolated places over Mirzapur, Sonbhadra districts and adjoining areas.

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“Rain/Thundershowers and Lightning are very likely to occur today during next three hours (valid up to 09:50 hrs. IST) at isolated places over Mirzapur, Sonbhadra districts and adjoining areas,” predicted the Meteorological Centre. (ANI)

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COVID-19 cases in US rises by over 61,300 to top 3.2 million in 24 hours

Washington [US]: The United States recorded 61,352 infections over the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed count to 3,247,782, data published by Johns Hopkins University showed on Sunday.

A day earlier, the country registered a record daily increase of 66,627 cases and 802 fatalities.
As of Sunday, the COVID-19 death toll stands at 134,815, with 685 deaths recorded over the 24-hour period.

ICMR Senior scientist Nivedita Gupta said, "The number of tests has increased, on an average, we are testing more than 2.6 lakh of samples per day. We hope to see a further rise by the use of the antigen test"

To date, 995,576 coronavirus patients have recovered in the US.

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Meanwhile, on a global scale, there are more than 12.7 million coronavirus cases, with over 565,000 fatalities, Johns Hopkins University reported. (Sputnik/ANI)

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Kailash Vijayvargiya blames Rahul Gandhi for Rajasthan crisis, says dissatisfaction in Cong on directionless politics of its leaders

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has blamed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan and said there is dissatisfaction in the Congress on the directionless politics of their leaders. He claimed that Congress workers feel cheated over Gandhi’s stand on China and Pakistan.

While talking to ANI here on Sunday, Vijayvargiya alleged that Rahul Gandhi’s statement on China and Pakistan makes the impression that he is not standing with India.

“If the workers of the Congress do not have faith in their leader, then such incidents will happen in all states, whether it is Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan or Maharashtra. Statements of Rahul Gandhi indicate that he doesn’t stand with India. Sometimes it seems that he is standing with China and Pakistan, then the Congress worker feels cheated,” he said.

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“Those who worry about the country are suffocating in Congress, so this is happening in Rajasthan as well,” he added.

When asked whether Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot will join BJP, Vijayvargiya said, “I am hearing this only through the media, I will not comment on it right now but there is dissatisfaction in Congress on the directionless politics of their leaders.”

Commenting upon the allegation of BJP behind the attempt to topple the Congress government in Rajasthan, BJP leader said, “Blaming others for your own failure is not a good thing. Congress should solve their differences among themselves.”

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Earlier on Monday Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pande addressing a press conference in Jaipur along with Randeep Singh Surjewala and Ajay Maken and declared that the party had issued a whip to all MLAs to be mandatorily present at Congress Legislature Party meeting to be held at 10:30 am today.

“Strict disciplinary action will be taken against any MLA who is absent without mentioning the personal, special reason,” Pandey said.

While Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has blamed the BJP for attempting to destabilise the State government by poaching MLAs, Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has been camping in Delhi to speak to the party leadership regarding the political turmoil in the State.

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A controversy broke out in Rajasthan after Special Operation Group (SOG) sent a notice to Pilot to record his statement in the case registered by SOG in the alleged poaching of Congress MLAs in the State.

As many as 30 Congress MLAs and some independent legislators who are in touch with Sachin Pilot have pledged their support to him and have vouched to stand by whatever decision he takes, sources said. (ANI)

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Rahul Gandhi questions Centre’s claim of India’s ‘good position’ in COVID-19 battle

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned the Centre’s claim of India’s “good position” in its battle against COVID-19.

“India at a good position in #COVID19 battle?” tweeted the Congress leader.

Along with his tweet, the Congress leader also tweeted a graph depicting the “ideal curve” for COVID-19 cases. The graph shows the seven-day count of average coronavirus cases in the US, India, South Korea and New Zealand.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had on Sunday said that the whole world was appreciating India’s successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“India is one of the most populous countries. Everyone thought how will a country like India battle COVID-19, there were apprehensions but today the whole world is witnessing how one of the most successful battles against COVID-19 has been fought here,” the Home Minister said.

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With the highest single-day spike of 28,637 new cases and 551 deaths being reported in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 count reached 8,49,553 on Sunday.

According to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, this includes 2,92,258 active cases, and 5,34,621 cured and discharged or migrated patients.

The toll due to the disease has reached 22,674 in the country. (ANI)

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‘My unending gratitude, love’: Amitabh Bachchan thanks fans for their prayers, wishes

New Delhi: Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan on Sunday expressed his gratitude to all those who showed concern and extended prayers to the family after four family members of the Bachchan’s family tested positive for COVID-19.

On Saturday evening, Big B and son Abhishek Bachchan were tested positive for coronavirus. While today, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan too tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

The ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ actor is reported to be in a “stable” condition with “mild symptoms”. However, the news of Bachchan’s family contracting COVID-19 triggered an outpouring of well-wishes and prayers from the fans and celebrities alike.

Addressing the overwhelming support of his fans, the 77-year-old star took to Twitter and extended his “unending gratitude, and love” to everyone.

“To them that have expressed their concern, their prayers, and their wishes for Abhishek Aishwarya Aaradhya and me .. my unending gratitude and love ..,” the ‘Sholay’ actor tweeted.

Abhishek Bachchan has been keeping his fans updated about the family’s condition via social media. Earlier today, the ‘Guru’ actor, through a series of tweets stated that the father-son duo will remain in the hospital according to the doctor’s advice. They have been admitted to Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai.

While, sharing about the latest development, about his wife-actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya Bachchan, he said they will be self-quarantining at home.

The ‘Dostana’ actor assured that mother, veteran actor Jaya Bachchan and the rest of his family have tested “negative” and also thanked everyone for their wishes and prayer.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sealed all four bungalows of the Bachchan’s family.

Jalsa, Pratiksha, Janak, and Vatsa, all four bungalows have been sealed after sanitisation, and 30 staff members working at the premises have been tested for COVID-19. However, their results are awaited, said the BMC. (ANI)

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Rajasthan Congress issues whip to MLAs for CLP meeting today

Jaipur (Rajasthan): The Congress Legislative Party has issued a whip to its MLAs to attend a meeting on Monday in Jaipur, and will face disciplinary action if they absent themselves without mentioning a reason, Rajasthan Congress in-charge Avinash Pande said here today.

The CLP meeting has been scheduled to be held at 10:30 AM today.

The decision to issue a whip for today’s meeting was taken after a meeting at Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s residence here on Sunday which was attended by around 75 MLAs including ministers.

After the meeting, Pande addressed a press conference in the early hours today along with party colleague Randeep Surjewala and Ajay Maken, who had reached Jaipur late on Sunday night. The two leaders have been sent by the Congress as central observers to save the party’s government in the state.

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“A whip has been issued to all party MLAs to be mandatorily present at Congress Legislature Party meeting to be held tomorrow morning. Strict disciplinary action will be taken against any MLA who is absent without mentioning a proper reason,” Pande said.

Pande further said that 109 MLAs have expressed their trust in the Rajasthan government led by Chief Minister Gehlot.

“A total of 109 MLAs have signed a letter expressing their trust and support to Rajasthan government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and leadership of Sonia Gandhi ji and Rahul Gandhi ji,” the Congress general secretary said.


“A few more MLAs had telephonic conversations with Chief Minister and the will also sign letter of support till morning,” he added.

Rajasthan Congress in-charge alleged that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to destabilise the government.

“BJP is doing this in every state. We have recently seen this in Madhya Pradesh, but we will not allow them to do so here,” he said.

Asked whether or not Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, who is currently camping in New Delhi, will attend the CLP meeting, Congress leader Surjewala countered with another question. “Why do you think he will not attend the meeting?” he asked.

The CLP meeting was called after the crisis in Rajasthan Congress intensified with Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot at loggerheads.

Chief minister Gehlot has blamed the BJP for attempting to destabilise the State government by poaching Congress MLAs, which has been denied by the BJP.

Pilot is camping in Delhi to speak to the party leadership regarding the political turmoil in the State.

A controversy broke out in Rajasthan after Special Operation Group (SOG) sent a notice to Sachin Pilot to record his statement in the case registered by SOG in the alleged poaching of Congress MLAs in the state.

The clash between Gehlot and Pilot is also over the post of PCC Chief as Gehlot Camp wants that ‘One Leader One Post’ formula to be implemented in Rajasthan. Currently, Sachin Pilot heads the PCC besides holding the Deputy CM post.

Congress has 107 MLAs and the Gehlot government is supported by 10 Independent MLAs and two each from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Bharatiya Tribal Party while BJP has 72 seats in the 200-member Assembly.

As many as 30 Congress MLAs and some independent legislators who are in touch with Sachin Pilot have pledged their support to him and have vouched to stand by whatever decision he takes, sources said. (ANI)

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MP Ministers Get Portfolios 10 Days After Cabinet Expansion

The Madhya Pradesh government has functioned with just five ministers since mid-April.

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Rain, thundershowers with lightning very likely in parts of Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Rain, thundershowers and lightning are very likely to occur today during next few hours (up to 09:50 am) in parts o...