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Parents worried as J&K Govt intends reopening schools amidst corona spike



An official letter indicating the intention of the Jammu and Kashmir government to reopen schools in the mid of this month amidst a spike in COVID-19 cases has come as an irritant for parents who were against putting the kids to any risk of contracting the deadly virus.

Parents were questioning why was the administration in a hurry to reopen the schools when the coronavirus has engulfed all 20 districts of the Union Territory (UT) and the figure of those tested positive was steeply rising daily. The number of positive patients was increasing in the 10 districts of Jammu with every passing day and the entire Kashmir valley has been declared a Red Zone.

None of the neighbouring states, including Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana has yet decided the issue of reopening schools but the authorities in J&K appear in a haste to do this and put the kids to risk, say parents.

A letter of the director finance in the school education department that is marked to the directors of education in Jammu and Kashmir divisions indicating the government’s intention to reopen the schools in mid-June has gone viral on the social media.

The letter, written by the officer, ordered heads of all government schools to “provide a pair of masks and a pair of gloves to every student and ensure availability of 1000 ml bulk hand sanitizer and 1200 ml liquid soap with dispenser at the entry point to each government school”.

Meanwhile, the COVID related death toll increased to 33 on Tuesday when 2 persons in Kashmir died in a hospital. Both the victims belonged to north Kashmir.

The number of positive patients has crossed the figure of 2700 as more than one lakh persons have been evacuated by the UT administration from other parts of the country.

The UT of Ladakh, which was a few days ago declared corona-free, has again reported a spurt in the cases of the virus.

A three-time MP and a former union minister, P Namgial died due to the virus on Monday at a hospital in Leh.

The district magistrate of Leh has ordered the people who had come in contact with Namgial’s family to go for self-home quarantine instantly without any exemption.

An official release said that out of the 21 samples tested in the COVID-19 laboratory at Chuchot Yokma, 4 persons have been tested positive. One positive is from Leh and 3 from Kargil district. The total number of active cases in Ladakh is 33 and their condition is stable.



4 arrested for sexual assault of spa employee




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



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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