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Punjab: CM Amarinder Singh says lockdown may not be lifted for some more time

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Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Amarinder Singh on Friday said it may not be possible to lift the lockdown completely for some more time.

During a webinar with leading industrialists, economic experts and diplomats of various countries, the CM, however, said any decision on lifting the lockdown would be taken basis the recommendations of the 20-member Expert Committee, which is expected to submit its report on Saturday.

Reiterating that his priority was saving the lives of Punjabis, Amarinder said, “the life of my Punjabis is more important. Factories can be restarted but we can’t get people back.”

If the Expert Committee, which includes medical experts and doctors, recommends opening up, either partially or completely, we will do so, he said, in response to questions.

“I will go by their advice,” he declared but made it clear that the health of the people was the priority, even though the state government was aware that the lockdown could not be kept in place indefinitely.

Pointing out that Punjab had witnessed three peaks in the Covid-19 curve in the past 40 days, the CM said it may not be possible to lift the lockdown completely for some more time, but the state will examine the recommendations of the Expert Committee and the prevailing ground situation.

In Punjab, of the 22 districts, five are currently in Green Zone.

The Prime Minister is also scheduled to consult with the chief ministers of all states on the issue of lifting the lockdown through a video conference on Monday.

Assuring the industry of his government’s full support in these difficult times, Amarinder has directed the department of industries and the district industries centres to provide all industrial units eligible to reopen with requisite approvals, along with required curfew passes, within 12 hours of applying.

Meanwhile, Amarinder lamented that the state was not getting its share from the Centre, which had also rejected its request for allowing liquor sales, leading to losses to the tune of Rs 6200 Crore in revenue.

The Centre has to compensate, he stressed, adding that he will raise these concerns during Monday’s Video Conference with the Prime Minister, and also again raise the issue of reopening alcohol business to generate revenue.

Pointing out that Punjab was a small state, he asked how the Centre expected it to cope with the current crisis without GST and without liquor sales.

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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.

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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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