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Covid spike: PM convenes meeting of CMs on 17 March

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened a meeting of chief ministers on 17 March to discuss the surge in Covid-19 cases in some states.

This was stated here today by chief minister, B S Yediyurappa, immediately after the high level technical committee meeting that he had convened to discuss the situation arising out of the fast spreading virus in the state.

Senior officials at today’s meeting appeared alarmed at the increasing number of Covid-19 cases which, they felt could well be signs of a second wave.

While emphasising the seriousness of the current situation, the chief minister was quick to add that luckily the mortality rates were under control.

Even as he ruled out the immediate possibility of a second lockdown, he was quick to add that it would depend on the cooperation extended by the people.

He said that the government would look at punishing the violators of the government’s safety norms to prevent Covid spread.

In fact, the need for strict enforcement of the norms has also arisen following the increase in the movement of people from neighbouring states like Maharashtra and Kerala, both of which have seen a sharp jump in the cases.

Meanwhile, India recorded 26,291 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, its highest single- day spike in 85 days, taking the country’s infection tally to 1,13,85,339, according to Union Health Ministry data.

The death toll due to the disease increased to 1,58,725 with 118 more fatalities being recorded in a day, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed.

Registering an upward trend for five days in a row, the total active caseload has gone up to 2,19,262 which is 1.93 per cent of the total infections in the country, while the recovery rate has dropped to 96.68 per cent, the data stated.

Delhi adds 368 cases, 3 deaths:

The Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi today dipped to 368 from yesterday’s 407 cases. The city reported three more coronavirus-linked fatalities, which pushed its Covid toll to 10,944.

source: The Statesman

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4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee

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Delhi Police captured four individuals after a worker of a spa center in Delhi’s Pitampura claimed she was molested and sexually exploited by its manager and a client.

A 22-year-old woman complained of rape in a spa center at Delhi’s Pitampura on Thursday.

Authorities from Maurya Enclave police station hurried to the spot and started the examination.

“On August 4, a PCR call was gotten at PS Maurya Enclave in regards to rape with a lady at a Spa Center, Pitampura Delhi. The police promptly arrived at the spot (the ocean spa center) where a victim aged 22 years along with her husband were present external the spa center and complained in regards to rape on her by the manager of the spa center and client,” said police.

She was sent to the hospital for her clinical assessment. A counselor from DCW visited her.

“She expressed that on June 30 she joined the spa on August 4 at around 6 p.m. one client came there along with the manager Rahul and requested sexual favors. Rahul offered her a soft drink, after drinking it she felt tipsy and both raped her,” said police.

A case under Sections 354A/328/376 D of IPC was registered and both the accused persons were arrested.

Source: ANI

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Gold medalist boxer became a robber in Delhi, arrested with two companions

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A burglary group has been busted in Delhi. A boxer was likewise remembered for this posse, who has additionally won gold decorations in certain contests. This posse of three individuals used to complete stealing from Baba Haridas Nagar of Delhi.

The group had looted a lady’s mobile phone in Baba Haridas Nagar on August 1. when the lady was getting back from work. The lady had let in her protest know that three unidentified individuals who had come on the motorcycle grabbed her mobile phone and took off. The police began the examination of the matter. Some CCTVs were additionally checked and individuals around were likewise addressed.

Then, at that point, on August 4, two individuals wandering in a similar region were gotten by the police. The first gave his name as Ankit (age 19 years) who hails from Jhajjar, Haryana. The other’s name is Shivam Kumar who lives in Sainik Enclave. He is additionally 19 years of age. The third is being told as a minor. The person who is there Ankit is a boxer. During interrogation, a stolen cell phone was also recovered from them.

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Unclaimed Bag, Tiffin Box in Delhi’s Rohini Spark Alarm But Nothing Suspicious Found

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An unclaimed bag was found in Rohini region in delhi on Thursday, sending the security organizations like the special cell and bomb detection team soon to reach the spot and launched an investigation, police said.

After a careful review of the area, nothing suspicious was tracked down.

As per authorities, An unclaimed bag was tracked down in the parking lot close to DC Chowk, Rohini Sector-9.

A bomb identification and removal crew and sniffer canines had looked through the area, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

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