MLA alleges manhandling by cop; SHO suspended

MLA alleges manhandling by cop; SHO suspended

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | PNS | Lucknow

Several Bharatiya Janata Party workers staged a protest outside a police station in Aligarh where a ruling party MLA was allegedly manhandled by three policemen, including an SHO, on Wednesday morning. Annoyed at the manhandling of the BJP MLA by policemen inside the Gonda police station  in Aligarh, Chief Minister Yogi...

States advised not to chart separate ways for procuring vaccine shots once ready

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

The national expert group on vaccine administration for Covid-19 which met for the first time on Wednesday to deliberate on various issues pertaining to the procurement mechanisms for the vaccine has advised all the States not to chart separate pathways of procurement of the shots whenever they are readied. The suggestion...

Recovery rate crosses 70% for Covid-19 patients in India

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate crossed past 70 per cent on Wednesday with 16,39,599 people having recovered from the disease so far in the country, while active cases comprise 27.64 pc of the total caseload, the Union Health Ministry said. The case fatality rate has further declined to 1.98 per cent, it...

Rahul takes dig at ‘Modi hai toh mumkin hai’ over GDP prediction

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi citing BJP’s election slogan “Modi hai toh mumkin hai” while attacking the Government over reported claims that India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth may be lowest since Independence. Taking to Twitter, Rahul shared Infosys co-founder N.R....

Covid-19: SC seeks response from Centre on plea to ban disinfection tunnels

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre on a PIL seeking an immediate ban on use, installation, production and advertisement of disinfectant tunnels set up to curb the spread of coronavirus. A three-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and M R Shah issued notices to the...

121 cops get HM Medal for Excellence in Investigation

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

The “Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation” for the year 2020 has been awarded to 121 Police personnel. Among the personnel receiving these awards, 15 are from CBI, 10 each are from Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, eight are from Uttar Pradesh Police, seven each are from Kerala...

Covid-19 infection cases in paramilitary forces touch 17K mark

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | Rakesh K Singh | New Delhi

Two of the biggest paramilitary forces—CRPF and BSF have surpassed the 5,000 mark in terms of Covid infection with both recording around 5,500 cases each. The two  forces have recorded 42 deaths due to the pandemic. Total Covid infection for the five paramilitary forces—CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB— have touched...

2 desi LCH deployed in Leh to guard LAC

Thursday, 13 August 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

In an effort to further strengthen operational readiness at the volatile Line of Actual Control(LAC)in Ladakh, two indigenously designed and produced light combat helicopter (LCH)are now deployed in Leh. They will back up the IAF efforts to secure the border and plug gaps if any at high altitude. The helicopters manufactured...

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