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Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain hospitalised with high fever, breathing trouble; Coronavirus test today



Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who has been working at the forefront in fight against Coronavirus, has been hospitalised due to high fever and breathing trouble.

Jain was admitted to the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital after a sudden drop in his oxygen levels.

A coronavirus test will be conducted on him today, according to a reports.

Speaking on his condition, Satyendar Jain said, “Due to high grade fever and a sudden drop of my oxygen levels last night I have been admitted to RGSSH. Will keep everyone updated”.

The health minister was with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and L-G Anil Bail at a crucial meeting on Sunday to discuss the Coronavirus sitaution in the national capital.

Earlier on June 6, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had developed mild fever and was displaying symptoms of cough and sore throat. Following this, he kept himself isolated at his home and was tested for Coronavirus two days later. In a major relief, the result returned negative.

Delhi on Tuesday saw a spike of 1,647 cases and 73 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the total number of infections to 42,829 and fatalitie to 1400.

Delhi has seen a spurt in Coronavirus cases and over 1,000 new cases daily for the past few days. It is currently the third worst-hit state in terms of cases and deaths.

Meanwhile, the state government has said that around 5.5 lakh cases are expected in Delhi by July 31 based on the current doubling rate.

However, despite a spike in cases and deaths, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has clarified that there are no plans for another lockdown in the national capital to curb the spread of novel Coronavirus.

Earlier on Friday, Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain had also said that the lockdown will not be extended in the capital.

Meanwhile, the Centre has taken several steps to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the capital.

An all-party meeting over the management of Coronavirus situation in the National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh and parts of Haryana was chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday.

At the meeting, it was decided that by June 20, Delhi government will start conducting 18,000 COVID-19 tests per day.

The Home Minister also assured right to testing for everyone.

On Sunday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held two high-level meetings on management of the worrying COVID-19 situation in Delhi.

The first meeting was attended by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and top officials of the Union Home and Health Ministries, while the second was with with mayors and commissioners of Delhi’s three municipal corporations.

In the meetings, the Centre directed the Delhi government to double COVID-19 testing in the next three days and triple it in six days.

The Centre has also decided to provide 500 railway coaches equipped with facilities for Coronavirus patients to tackle the shortage of beds in COVID-19 hospitals in the national capital.

Shah also ordered authorities to hand over the bodies of suspected COVID-19 cases in Delhi to relatives without waiting for laboratory confirmation of infection but the ashes should be treated with precaution and as per the government guidelines.

The high-level meetings come after the apex court’s unambiguous rap on Friday, calling the handling of the situation “horrendous, horrific, and pathetic”.


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Justice Served: UP Gangster Atiq Ahmed and 2 Others, Sentenced to Life Term for Kidnapping



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In a recent development, a court in Prayagraj has sentenced Atiq Ahmed, a well-known gangster turned politician, along with two others, to rigorous life imprisonment. The verdict was pronounced after they were found guilty of the 2007 kidnapping case of Umesh Pal. Pal was an eyewitness in the murder case of BSP MLA Raju Pal. The court has also acquitted seven others, including Atiq’s brother Ashraf.

The sentencing of Atiq Ahmed and his accomplices comes after a long-drawn legal battle. They were found guilty of abducting Umesh Pal, who was a crucial witness in the murder case of Raju Pal. The court’s decision to award rigorous life imprisonment to the three accused has been welcomed by many, who see it as a step towards justice for the victim and his family.

In another development, earlier today, the Supreme Court refused to entertain Ahmed’s plea seeking protection in connection with the case. The apex court directed Ahmed’s lawyer to approach the High Court with his grievances instead. This decision has come as a setback for Ahmed, who was seeking protection from possible harm in jail.

The verdict in the case is being seen as a significant victory for the judiciary and the law enforcement agencies, who have been working tirelessly to bring the accused to justice. It sends a strong message to anyone who thinks they can get away with heinous crimes like kidnapping and murder. The case has also highlighted the need to protect witnesses in such cases, who play a crucial role in ensuring justice is served.

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Covid cases increasing in Delhi, more than 150 cases in 24 hours, infection rate also increased.



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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Delhi has been on the rise again in recent days. The capital has seen a continuous surge in the number of cases, with 152 new infections reported in the last 24 hours alone. The infection rate has also risen to 6.66%. This represents a significant increase from the 117 cases reported on Thursday, indicating that the situation is worsening rapidly.

Experts have suggested that the rise in COVID-19 cases may be linked to the increasing number of cases of H3N2 flu in the city. As more people have been getting tested for H3N2, some have been found to be positive for COVID-19 as well. The trend is reflected in the figures from the past few days, with 84 cases reported on Wednesday and 83 on Tuesday, before the sudden spike on Friday.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has issued several recommendations to hospitals in the city to help tackle the situation. Hospitals have been advised to screen patients with fever and maintain an adequate supply of essential medicines. They have also been instructed to ensure that ventilators and other equipment are in good working order.

The Corporation has urged hospitals to promote the booster vaccine dose to their employees and patients and to follow all government guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A nodal officer has been appointed to ensure that hospitals maintain cleanliness, prevent the spread of infection, and manage biomedical waste effectively.

The situation is not limited to Delhi, as cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly in other parts of India as well. Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka are all areas of concern, and the central government has held a meeting to discuss the matter. The focus remains on testing, tracing, and treatment, as authorities work to contain the spread of the virus.

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Traffic chaos in Delhi as marshals struggle to control heavy vehicles on Ashram flyover



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Delhi, India – Chaos ensues as the Ashram Flyover becomes a traffic nightmare for commuters in the city. But fear not, as a group of marshals has been deployed to restore order and bring some sense to the madness.

The Ashram Flyover, a major artery in the bustling metropolis of Delhi, has been a headache for commuters for quite some time now. The flyover, which connects the city’s south and central areas, sees heavy traffic congestion during peak hours, causing long delays and frayed nerves.

But things have taken a spicy turn as marshals have been brought in to keep things under control. These marshals, donning bright green jackets, have been tasked with managing the traffic flow, ensuring that vehicles move smoothly and without incident.

The marshals have their work cut out for them, as the chaos on the flyover seems to have no end in sight. The heavy traffic, coupled with the city’s notorious lack of lane discipline, has resulted in a free-for-all on the flyover, with vehicles jostling for space and tempers flaring.

But the marshals are undeterred. Armed with whistles and hand signals, they are determined to bring some order to the chaos. And their efforts seem to be paying off, as traffic has started moving more smoothly, and the honking and shouting have reduced considerably.

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