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India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 6 lakh mark229 more COVID19 cases & 164 recoveries reported in Odisha on 1st July.

Total number of cases in the state at 7,545, including 5,353 recovered & 2,157 active cases: State Government

One Assistant Constable dies in Naxal attack

One Assistant Constable lost his life and his parents got injured, after Naxals attacked the personnel at his residence in Jangla area last night: Kamalochan Kashyap, Superintendent of Police, Bijapur.

Tax Saving Investments/Payments for FY 2019-20 can be made up to 31st July: IT Dept

Understanding & keeping in mind the times that we are in, we have further extended deadlines. Now, Tax Saving Investments/Payments for FY 2019-20 can be made up to 31st July 2020: Income Tax Department

Displaced persons/refugees in Jammu & Kashmir, have started getting the amount of Rs. 5 lakh financial assistance, as promised by the Narendra Modi Government: Union Minister Dr Jitendra SinghChina names Eric Chan as head of new Hong Kong national security committeeChina’s cabinet has appointed Eric Chan as the head of the new Hong Kong national security committee, the official Xinhua News Agency reported on Thursday. The appointment of Chan as secretary-general of the Committee for Safeguarding National Security of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was based on a nomination by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, the report said.India: 434 deaths and 19,148 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours.

Positive cases in India stand at 6,04,641 including 2,26,947 active cases, 3,59,860 cured/discharged/migrated & 17834 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Nagaland reports 34 new COVID19 positive cases

Taking the total number of cases to 535 including 353 active cases, 182 recoveries and no deaths so far: State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom

Maharashtra: Total 363 inmates & 102 jail staff tested positive for COVID19 till date

4 inmates have died due to COVID-19. Total of 255 inmates & 82 jail staff recovered so far. Mumbai Central Prison has reported maximum positive cases with 181 inmates 44 Jail staff positive: Maharashtra Prison Dept

6 deaths in yesterday’s explosion at Neyveli lignite plant

Death toll is 6 as of now, in yesterday’s explosion at Neyveli lignite plant. Criminal case filed against one unknown person & probe being done by DIG-level Officer & they’ll enquire about any criminal negligence on part of anybody in the power plant: SP Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu

Sensex surges 301.18 pts to 35,715.63 in opening session; Nifty rises 76.50 pts to 10,506.55Yellow alert for 3 districts in KarnatakaYellow alert has been issued for Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada & Udupi districts on July 1, 2, 4 & 5 as these districts are likely to experience heavy rainfall and orange alert has been issued for these districts on July 3: CS Patil, Director, IMD BengaluruNorth interior & south interior Karnataka are very likely to experience light to moderate rainfall during the next 5 days: CS PatilRailway manufacturing in full swing

Riding through the pandemic, Rail Wheel Factory manufactured 15,582 wheels & 6,480 axles in June 2020, higher than 15,295 wheels and 5,020 axles of same period last year: Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways

Former US Ambassador to the UN says, “Good to see India banning 59 popular apps”

Good to see India banning 59 popular apps owned by Chinese firms, including TikTok, which counts India as one of its largest markets. India is continuing to show it won’t back down from China’s aggression: Nikki Haley, Former US Ambassador to the UN

Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) custodial death case: A total of 5 Police officials arrested

CB-CID arrests Inspector Sridhar; he has been booked under Section 302 of IPC. A total of 5 Police officials have been arrested so far.

The total number of samples tested up to July 1 is 90,56,173 of which 2,29,588 samples were tested yesterday: ICMRTamil Nadu allows small temples to open for devotees

Tamil Nadu: State Govt allowed small temples in rural areas with an annual income of less than Rs 10,000, small mosques, churches & other religious places to open from July 1 except in Chennai Police Commissionerate areas & in containment zones

ADG CRPF comments on the death of a civilian during the terror attack in Sopore yesterday

It was an unfortunate incident. I think some people have tried to give it a spin by saying that CRPF took him (a civilian) out of the vehicle & shot him. It’s totally untrue: Zulfiqar Hasan, ADG CRPF

Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests Bhupinder Singh Dua

Anti-Corruption Bureau has arrested Bhupinder Singh Dua, former MD of Small Scale Industries Development Corporation Limited (SICOP), Jammu in connection with a disproportionate assets case. Further investigations are going on: Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)

Wreath laying ceremony of CRPF jawan, who lost his life yesterday in Sopore attack

Humhama: Wreath laying ceremony of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan, who lost his life yesterday in a terr… https://t.co/HwZ7VGZgig

— ANI (@ANI) 1593658306000Japan watching Hong Kong situation with ‘great interest’: Govt spokesmanJapan is watching events in Hong Kong with “great interest”, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday, as police in the city made more arrests after China imposed a new national security law.Suga added that Japan’s close business ties with Hong Kong were based on Hong Kong’s “one country, two systems” governance.New legislation imposed in Hong Kong this week punishes crimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces with up to life in prison.Mumbai: Vehicles seized in last 2 days

5800 vehicles seized in last 2 days, in connection with violation of Coronavirus lockdown norms. On 30th June, 3508 vehicles were seized and on 1st July, 2369 vehicles were seized: Mumbai Police

CBI books GVK Reddy, son GV Sanjay Reddy

The CBI has booked Venkata Krishna Reddy Gunupati, the chairman of the GVK Group of Companies and his son G V Sanjay Reddy, Managing Director of Mumbai International Airport Ltd among others for alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 705 crore in running of the airport, officials said on Wednesday.

Mizoram: No new cases found out of 382 samples tested in last 24 hours.

Total COVID19 positive cases in the state stand at 160, cured/discharged 123, active cases 37 and 0 deaths.

Thoothukudi residents burn firecracker after Sub Inspector’s arrestResidents of Sathankulam, Thoothukudi burst firecrackers yesterday after Sub Inspector Ragu Ganesh, who was suspended, was arrested by CB-CID in Tuticorin custodial death case. Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) custodial death case: 4 Police officials arrestedCB-CID arrests 3 more Police officials – Sub Inspector Balakrishnan and constables Muthuraj & Murugan. A total of 4 Police officials have been arrested so far.Sub Inspector Ragu Ganesh, who was in suspension, was arrested yesterday.177 repatriated Indians land in Chandigarh

A flight from Kuwait, carrying 177 Indians, arrived in Chandigarh yesterday. All repatriated persons will reach their districts under the supervision of respective State Govt representatives where they’ll be quarantined as per Govt guidelines: Chandigarh International Airport Limited

Indian Railways to upgrade speed of trains at 130 km/hr on two long routesIndian Railways is preparing to upgrade the speed of trains up to 130 kilometers per hour on two routes, from Delhi to Mumbai and from Delhi to Howrah, allowing the faster passenger movement in a shorter time period.Speaking on the issue, Member (Signal & Telecom), Railway Board Pradeep Kumar said, “The Delhi-Howrah and Delhi-Mumbai routes are almost ready for fitness and signalling consideration. The trains on this route can run at a speed of 130 km per hour. In this financial year, trains are expected to run at this speed on these two routes.”Gun attack leaves 24 dead in central MexicoGunmen attacked a drug rehabilitation center in central Mexico killing at least 24 people and leaving seven wounded on Wednesday, local authorities said.According to preliminary information, the attackers “entered the scene, forced (the victims) on to the ground and shot them,” said Pedro Cortes, secretary of public security in the town of Irapuato.If elected, bolstering ties with natural partner India will be high priority: Joe BidenDemocratic presidential candidate and former vice-president Joe Biden said that if he wins the November elections, strengthening relationship with India which is the US’ “natural partner”, will be a high priority for his administration.”India needs to be a partner in the region for our safety’s sake, and quite frankly for theirs,” he said in response to a question on India-US relationship during a virtual fund raiser event.”That partnership, a strategic partnership, is necessary and important in our security,” Biden said when asked by an attendee whether India is critical to US’ national security.US sees record 52,000 new Covid cases in 24 hours

Reports AFP news agency quoting Johns Hopkins

Cotton farmers protest

Andhra Pradesh: Cotton farmers staged a protest at the market yard in Nandigama of Krishna district yesterday, alleging that the market yard officials have stopped procuring cotton. They say, “How can the officials stop purchasing cotton without giving any prior intimation?”

Weather forecast for today

Thunderstorm with rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Karnal (Haryana), Nazibabad (UP), BijnOr (UP), Muzaffarnagar (UP), Khatauli (UP), Hastinapur (UP), Chandpur (UP) during the next 2 hours (update issued at 5:28 am): India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Portals of Mata Vaishno Devi Gufa Yog Mandir opens

Uttarakhand: The portals of Mata Vaishno Devi Gufa Yog Mandir, in Dehradun, opened for common devotees yesterday.

Agra: ‘Wireless panic alarm system’ in the District JailA ‘wireless panic alarm system’ was inaugurated at the District Jail yesterday. DIG (Jail Administration) Lav Kumar says, “The inmates get into their barracks at night, if some ailing inmate is in need of any help then this wireless panic alarm system will help him.””Every barrack will have a switch. When pressed, it’ll activate its respective alarm at the main gate of the jail. The guard at the main gate will inform the guard on duty at the barrack, through wireless. It’ll reduce our response time in case of medical emergencies,” says DIG (Jail Admin)Pineapple growers & vendors go through hardships

Tripura: Pineapple growers & vendors in Agartala say they’re facing hardships due to turnout of few buyers amid COVID19. Dulal Debnath, a pineapple orchard owner says, “Sale is less due to COVID. Had govt set up canning factories, it would’ve fetched good returns & encouraged us.”

Doctor & IIT-Delhi students launch an app that lets users track willing plasma donorsDelhi: A resident doctor of AIIMS, Dr Abhinav Singh Verma along with a team of IIT-Delhi students, including his brother, developed ‘COPAL-19’, an app that enables users to track willing plasma donors who’ve recovered from COVID19 at the hospital. It was launched on Doctors Day yesterday.”There’s shortage of blood. Through this app, we’ll have list of donors & patients will be able to demand blood as per their blood group for plasma therapy. We’ve been able to bring around 70 donors but more will come as they get to know about the app,” says Dr Abhinav Singh Verma, AIIMSTesla threatens firing if they don’t return to jobsSome Tesla workers and labour activists say the company is threatening to fire employees who haven’t returned to the company’s California factory since it reopened because they’re afraid of catching the coronavirus.The group wants the practice to stop, and it also wants state and county officials to do a better job making sure proper safety procedures are followed at the factory in Fremont, in the San Francisco Bay Area.



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