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12 People Died After Police Charged Them Beating Up In Public-A Report Says May 26, 2020 19:17

During the lockdown allegations to control the public on roads, 12 people died after they were beaten up by police. The deaths are from various parts of India. Three deaths are from Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh respectively. Two cases reported from the states Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu and one from Punjab.The migrant workers and the small vendors were going against the lockdown restrictions. But the sad part is, it led them to death after police beat them up for alleged violation in public.These death cases reported from different states were of suicides due to the insult and humiliation in public places. The Common health Rights Initiative pulled out the records and made a study which reveals this facts of 12 deaths with suicide attempt. The study is a track from 25 March-30 April.In the 12 of cases, the two police personnel who were involved got suspended after the clear inquiry. Other few cases were denied with the reason of police beating.Howrah Police Commissioner said that, one of the cases is a false reporting by the press.Among the 12 deaths, three people were arrested on different charges. They died after suicide attempt in police custody itself.By Ramya C

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Rahul Gandhi Says- The Lockdown Is A failed To Fight Coronavirus May 26, 2020 17:59

Today, Rahul Gandhi expressed his view on the prolonged lockdown that Central declared. He said- India was the only country in the world that is going lockdown free when the virus is still “exponentially rising”.While Rahul Gandhi was addressing a press conference, he raised the question to the central government about lockdown relaxation in India. He asked the clarity and strategy behind relaxing the lockdown at this risky point and also about the support to the migrants who are still suffering for basic needs and stay.He asked “What is the central government’s plan to go forward as the disease is growing exponentially in the country”.He said- the four lockdown phases didn't give the results that the Prime Minister Modi expected.By Ramya C

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Pakistan International Passenger Flight crashes in Karachi May 22, 2020 20:11

Just recently, a Pakistan International Passenger Plane carrying 91 passengers and 8 crew members crashed in a densely populated residential area in Karachi.The flight, Flight PK8303 crashed right before it was about to land in the busy Jinnah International Airport.The provincial health minister of the country has reported 11 casualties till now but the death toll is feared to be a lot more than that. The reports from the eye witnesses around said that at least one passenger survived the crash. The Model Colony area, where the crash happened, witnessed bursts of thick black smoke emitting.Several of the TV footage highlight the rescue crews combing through the disaster and the debris lying around the street. The area was just 3.2 km north east of the airport where the flight was supposed to land.The plane lost contact with the air traffic control just around 14:30 local time of Pakistan.One of the eyewitnesses, Mohammed Uzair Khan reported that he heard a loud crash and stepped out of his house to check what the problem was."Almost four houses were completely collapsed, there was so much fire and smoke. They are almost my neighbours, I can't tell you what a horrible thing it was,” said Khan.Dr Kanwal Nazim reported to BBC Urdu that all she witnessed  was people screaming and thick black clouds of black smoke in the surrounding area. The same was predominantly coming from three houses adjoining a mosque.The CM of Sindh, where the crash happened, alerted all the hospitals in Pakistan with a state of emergency. The investigators are still working to analyse the actual cause of the crash. The PIA Executive Chief Air Vice Marshal Arshad Malik reported that the pilot had already suggested and alerted the air traffic control that the plane was experiencing some sort of technical difficulties.In the conversation recorded, the pilot can be heard telling that the plane had lost two engines followed by the remarks of “Mayday Mayday Mayday” after which they lost connection completely.The Sindh provincial government reported that Zafar Masud, the Bank of Punjab President who was inside the flight had sustained and survived the crash. Pakistan PM Imran Khan reported that he is extremely shocked and saddened by the event and is going to conduct an immediate investigation to find the cause of the crash.The crash happened just a few days after the country resumed its commercial flight services. While Pakistanis are preparing for end of the Ramadan, several of them are flying back to their own homes and villages to celebrate the festival with their families.This incident comes off as a state of shock and brings in a lot of sadness among the citizens.By Somapika Dutta

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US Bangs China For “Disturbing Behaviour” At India’s Border May 21, 2020 15:19

China’s behaviour is provoking and disturbing at India’s border. US officials slam China for behaving aggressively.US- China has continuous disputes right from the coronavirus outbreak globally. The US believes the virus spread is only because of China’s mismanagement. Senior US official Alice Wells, expressed her view about China’s behaviour to a journalist- "a reminder that Chinese aggression is not always just rhetorical. Whether it is in the South China Sea or along the border with India, we continue to see provocations and we continue to see provocations and disturbing behaviour by China that poses questions about how China seeks to use its growing power.”Alice Wells is a U.S diplomat and she spoke about the border disturbances of China and India. The US sees it as China’s threat and it may lead other countries to join hands to reinforce the post Second Economic order.By Ramya C

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Domestic Flights Will Restart Flying From Next Week- Bookings Allowed From Today May 21, 2020 14:52

National flights will resume flying from Monday 25th May and bookings are allowed from today. The flight reopening is exactly after 2 months of nationwide lockdown. Meanwhile, the international flights wont move until the official announcement.The flyers and the staff need to follow the health protocols to avoid coronavirus spread. Airports will make sure to minimize the contact while entering and at the time of boarding the flight.Passengers need to submit a form with their past history of quarantine that is related to coronavirus. If any one of them are quarantined considering from a month back, they will be sent to security check at isolated cabins.Passengers who kept their tickets ready must also keep the Arogya Setu app in their mobile phones. Flyers are only allowed one check-in baggage per head. The security will take measures while passengers are boarding- where they only need to board the flight in rows and people would not cross or touch each other.Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri mentioned in the tweet- “Domestic civil aviation operations will recommence in a calibrated manner from Monday (May 25). Standard operating procedures (SOPs) for passenger movement are also being separately issued by the aviation ministry.”The reputed Indian Airlines took it as an official announcement about flight recommencing which mentioned the date details. The airlines companies were puzzled about the situation on starting the flight and were stopped due to nationwide lockdown.By Ramya C

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An Update On Coronavirus From Chinese Lab- “Stop Pandemic Even Without Vaccine” May 19, 2020 20:06

Whole world believes that COVID-19 started spreading from China first. It seems like an international race to develop vaccines and medicines to drive away the virus forever from the world.A Chinese laboratory has been actively trying to develop a drug that controls coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus took birth in China before the outbreak across the country. The drug development is under progress at China’s Peking University. The researchers revealed the updates and observations about the test- the drug couldn't speed up the recovery time of the COVID-19 but it offers short term immunity from the virus.The drug is successful when tested on an animal- says Sunney Xie, director of the university's Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Genomics, told AFP."When we injected neutralising antibodies into infected mice, after five days the viral load was reduced by a factor of 2,500," said Xie. He added, "that means this potential drug has (a) therapeutic effect."The update from the drug testing lab of China says- the drug will be ready for use at the time of winter which is more vulnerable for the spread of virus."Planning for the clinical trial is underway," said Xie, adding it will be carried out in Australia and other countries since cases have dwindled in China, offering fewer human guinea pigs for testing."The hope is these neutralised antibodies can become a specialised drug that would stop the pandemic," he said.Over 100 COVID-19 vaccines are under trials to develop globally but the scientists are believing the drug to be more effective and faster in controlling the pandemic.By Ramya C

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Test Going On Dogs’ Ability to Identify COVID-19 Patients- By UK Researchers May 16, 2020 19:37

Dogs will be tested if they have the ability of identifying the COVID-19 positive and negatives. The dogs will have the patients samples from London Hospitals with COVID-19 odor.In this study, the researchers are taking the help of six labradors and cocker spaniels. The task of the dogs sniff and to distinguish the virus infected patients. This test is to detect the diseases easily and quickly.The study will be conducted in London School Of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Durham University, and a British charity, Medical Detection Dogs. British government provided for the research expenses which is worth 500000 pounds.Dogs are already doing a great job of identifying certain cancers. This innovation is expected to work on COVID-19 as well. Innovation Minister James Bethell said “Bio-detection dogs already detect specific cancers and we believe this innovation might provide speedy results as part of our wider testing strategy.”The dogs are trained to distinguish the people who are not infected with coronavirus.If this research turns out to be successful, a single person will be able to check up 250 people per an hour. The process of checking COVID-19 will be implemented in public places like airports.The research is in progress in the countries US and France as well.By Ramya C

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India Will Receive Four Rafales By July End To Gain Power Over Pakistan And China May 15, 2020 20:51

India is going to be ranked top over Pakistan and China in air with four rafales that are ready to come by July end. The rafels are coming from France.The rafales was scheduled to be delivered by May but got delayed due to COVID-19 lockdown. Now it is postponed to July which is 2 months due to the current situation both in Indian and France.At French airbase seven Indian pilots have completed their training. After this, second batch is ready to get the training in French soon after the lockdown is removed in the two countries (France and India)India  will be receiving more equipment as per the deal with France. Indian had signed a deal with France which is worth over 60,000 crore for 36 rafales in September 2016. The rafales are for emergency needs of the Indian Air Force.What makes India powerful is, the air to air and air to ground striking capabilities are more than Pakistan and China rivals.By Ramya C

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Maharashtra Govt Decision To Free 50 Percent Prisoners From The State Jails May 13, 2020 15:43

The Maharashtra government decides to release 17,000 prisoners after many of them have tested positive for coronavirus.In Arthur Road jail 184 prisoners and 26 jail officials are affected with  COVID-19. The total strength of prisoners in the jail is 35,239 from which 50% will be temporarily released. The count of prisoners is considering all the jails in Maharashtra state. The step of releasing the prisoners out of the jail is to avoid further spread of coronavirus due to overcrowd.This step is taken by Maharashtra Prisons Department in which it consists of Justice A.A. Sayed of the Bombay High Court, along with Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sanjay Chahande and Director-General of Prisons S.N. Pandey. The prison authorities shall follow the due process of law before setting the prisoners free.According to the previous discussion of March 25, the committee decided to release only 11,000 prisoners. Since 25 March, more than 5,000 prisoners with minor charges have been freed from the prisons.Prisoners protested for the release from the jail due to the widespread of coronavirus within the premises. The jail is for 800 prisoners but it got overpopulated with 2,700 prisoners. With the overpopulation, it is vulnerable to spread.A prison department official said, prisoners whose sentences have crossed seven years shall be counted in the release on emergency parole. Again the condition is applicable for the same- the prisoners who have returned without delay from the last two prison leaves will only be released. Under this condition, already 3000 convicts are released and around 9,000 are yet to be released.The committee said, “It is true that so far as MPID Act is concerned, there are no restrictive provisions for grant of bail. However, it would be necessary to look at the facts on case to case basis by a judicial mind before releasing such prisoners, who are generally known to be more resourceful, after considering the likelihood of them absconding and/or tampering with evidence or witnesses and/or blocking the recoveries to be made from the properties and in a given case it would be necessary to secure.”By Ramya C

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Former PM Manmohan Singh Admitted To AIIMS Over Chest Pain Complaints May 11, 2020 15:31

The former Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi over complaints of chest pain on Sunday evening. Singh was admitted to the hospital at around 08:45 PM. The reports further suggest that he is under observation in the cardio-thoracic ward in the hospital. The senior Congress leader has also been investigated for the presence of fever and other complications at the moment. Singh was operated on by a team of doctors led by cardiovascular thoracic surgeon and vice-chairman of Asian Heart Institute, Dr Ramakanta Panda in 2009. He was then operated for redo cardiac bypass surgery. Since then, the former PM of India has been leading an active and healthy lifestyle. The former PM has already undergone 5 bypass surgeries, the earlier one conducted in 1990. He has also got the stenting procedure done in 2004. Singh served as the PM of India between 2004 and 2014 and is now the senior leader in Congress representing Rajasthan in the Upper House of Parliaments. - Somapika Dutta

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57-year old Indian woman tells wife to “give her husband” May 05, 2020 14:09

In the list of the most bizarre happenings around the world, one happened at Madhya Pradesh in India. A 57-year old woman who had an affair with a married man asked his wife to “give away her husband.” The incident happened in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.The woman had been in a relationship with the 45-year married man for quite some time now, but things fell apart during the lockdown when she wasn’t able to meet him and started feeling lonely.With no options left, she decided to go to her lover’s house which resulted in the man’s wife knowing about the affair. The woman even took things to an extent that she told her to give away her husband in exchange for the property that she is currently residing in.When the wife refused to such a demand, she further decided to call the woman’s daughter in law and the police to further settle the dispute arising. It was later revealed that the 57-year old’s husband died in 2010. Following her son’s marriage, she started feeling lonely, because of which she got into an affair with the 45-year old man. The man is her colleague whom she started sharing her stories with. The eventually became closer and started having an affair.Things took a turn for the worse when the couple couldn’t see each other because of the lockdown.By Somapika Dutta

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Indian Man goes for grocery shopping and brings home a wife May 02, 2020 14:36

While the entire world is already amidst a crisis, something trivial happened. An Indian man who went out to buy groceries somehow came back home with a bride. The incident happened in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. The guy, 26-year olds Guddu was asked by his mother to buy some necessities and groceries amidst the lockdown that India is under. Instead of getting groceries back home, the man surprised his mother by bringing home another woman named Savita, claiming her to be his wife. The mother was left in a state of shock and refused to accept the couple. He even called the police upon them. The officers who reached their place were confused themselves on how to tame the situation given that they had been focused in following through the lockdown guidelines. “He told me he was going out to do grocery shopping, but when he returned, he came back with a wife. I am not ready to accept this marriage,” the mother said. Even though the mother has stated that her shock is not letting her accept the marriage, police officer Rakesh Kumar Mishra said that she is not accepting of the marriage because her probable son in law belongs to another caste. It was later revealed that Guddu and Savita have already been married secretly for the past few months. After their marriage, Savita has been staying alone in a rented apartment in Delhi. Guddu later revealed that he was planning on telling his mother about the wedding but the lockdown ruined all the plans. By Somapika Dutta

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