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  With the start in the domestic flight operation, 18 CISF personnel who were deployed Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has tested positive. They all turned out to be corona positive after doing their duty in the airport of Delhi. With these 18 more personnel getting infected, the total number of Jawans succumbed of […]

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With the start in the domestic flight operation, 18 CISF personnel who were deployed Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi has tested positive. They all turned out to be corona positive after doing their duty in the airport of Delhi. With these 18 more personnel getting infected, the total number of Jawans succumbed of this deadly virus are 25. 

The CISF has said that the 132 of its employees who were affected by the virus has now fully recovered. According to CISF data, 10 personnel were discharged from the Covid hospital after they recovered fully on Tuesday. Of the 78 active cases personnel, 54 were posted in Delhi, 12 in Mumbai, four in Jharkhand, three in Kolkata, two in Chennai and one each in Hyderabad, Himachal and Chandigarh.

 

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Tabligi Jammat case reopens: Mohammad Saeed’s  passport seized https://npnews24.com/2020/05/26/tabligi-jammat-case-reopens-mohammad-saeeds-passport-seized/ https://npnews24.com/2020/05/26/tabligi-jammat-case-reopens-mohammad-saeeds-passport-seized/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 12:09:20 +0000 https://npnews24.com/?p=219017

    Delhi crime branch has seized the passport of Mohammad Saeed, son of Maulana Saad (chief of Tabligi Jamaat). Earlier the Crime branch had seized passports of 5 other associates. It is being told that these 5 were somewhere in connection with the Markaz. Before this inspection ends all these people are legally not […]

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Delhi crime branch has seized the passport of Mohammad Saeed, son of Maulana Saad (chief of Tabligi Jamaat). Earlier the Crime branch had seized passports of 5 other associates. It is being told that these 5 were somewhere in connection with the Markaz. Before this inspection ends all these people are legally not allowed to step out of the country. Being in close network of all these five Maulana Saad, the command of all the important units of Markaz was on his shoulders. Daily enquiries are going on. 

 

It is to be noted that the crime branch is investigating the program organized by the Jammat in Nizammudin area in Delhi, which is a hotspot area of Covid-19. Police officials claim that gathering evidence is of course time consuming, but the investigation will definitely reach its end. 

 

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Northeast India Felt 2 Earthquakes Back to Back, Tremors Felt in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland https://npnews24.com/2020/05/26/northeast-india-felt-2-earthquakes-back-to-back-tremors-felt-in-assam-meghalaya-mizoram-nagaland/ https://npnews24.com/2020/05/26/northeast-india-felt-2-earthquakes-back-to-back-tremors-felt-in-assam-meghalaya-mizoram-nagaland/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 03:10:16 +0000 https://npnews24.com/?p=218810

Churachandpur : Two tremors of earthquake were felt in the northeastern state of Manipur on Monday night. This information was given by the National Center for Seismology. Both earthquake tremors occurred within 13 minutes. Tremors were felt in Guwahati and other parts of Assam. https://t.co/j2IejPDH9f — ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2020 According to the National […]

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Churachandpur : Two tremors of earthquake were felt in the northeastern state of Manipur on Monday night. This information was given by the National Center for Seismology. Both earthquake tremors occurred within 13 minutes.

According to the National Seismology Center, two earthquakes one with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale and the other with a magnitude of 2.6 occurred in Manipur on Monday evening. Tremors of the earthquakes were felt in the entire northeast region. Epicenter of the earthquake was Vishnupur district, 13 km from Moirang town, at 8.12 pm.

It was followed by another tremor, measuring 2.6, that happened around 20 kilometres west-south-west of the same town, the National Centre for Seismology said. There is no immediate report of any casualty or damage to property because of the quakes, officials said.

The National Seismology Center said that the intensity of the second earthquake was 2.6, which was located 20 kilometers southwest of this city. Officials said that there was no information of any property damage due to the earthquake at present.

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Mortality Rate Much Higher in COVID-19 Patients Consuming Hydroxychloroquine! WHO Pauses Clinical Trial https://npnews24.com/2020/05/26/mortality-rate-much-higher-in-covid-19-patients-consuming-hydroxychloroquine-who-pauses-clinical-trial/ https://npnews24.com/2020/05/26/mortality-rate-much-higher-in-covid-19-patients-consuming-hydroxychloroquine-who-pauses-clinical-trial/#respond Tue, 26 May 2020 03:08:22 +0000 https://npnews24.com/?p=218807

New Delhi : A recent research report published in The Lancet analyzed data from 15,000 patients of COVID-19 who were given either chloroquine or its analogue hydroxychloroquine. The authors of this report claim that mortality is much higher in COVID-19 patients consuming hydroxychloroquine, alone or with macrolides. The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily banned […]

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New Delhi : A recent research report published in The Lancet analyzed data from 15,000 patients of COVID-19 who were given either chloroquine or its analogue hydroxychloroquine. The authors of this report claim that mortality is much higher in COVID-19 patients consuming hydroxychloroquine, alone or with macrolides.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has temporarily banned testing of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment over safety issues. WHO Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the WHO working group has decided to temporarily stop the solidarity test on COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine and its data will be reviewed by the Data Safety Monitoring Board.

It is noteworthy that US President Donald Trump himself is advocating the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19. He has even stated that he himself is using hydroxychloroquine to avoid the coronavirus.

According to Large Observational Study, treatment with the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19, with or without the antibiotic azithromycin, does not benefit COVID-19 patients.

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Domestic Flights Resume Today After Two Months, First Flight Took Off From Delhi to Pune at 5.45 am https://npnews24.com/2020/05/25/domestic-flights-resume-today-after-two-months-first-flight-took-off-from-delhi-to-pune-at-5-45-am/ https://npnews24.com/2020/05/25/domestic-flights-resume-today-after-two-months-first-flight-took-off-from-delhi-to-pune-at-5-45-am/#respond Mon, 25 May 2020 04:08:02 +0000 https://npnews24.com/?p=218463

New Delhi : After the start of bus and train services amid lockdowns in the country, domestic flight service has also started from today. After the suspension of flights for about two months, the operation of domestic aircraft has been restored across the country from today. The first flight to Pune departed at 4:45 a.m. […]

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New Delhi : After the start of bus and train services amid lockdowns in the country, domestic flight service has also started from today. After the suspension of flights for about two months, the operation of domestic aircraft has been restored across the country from today. The first flight to Pune departed at 4:45 a.m. at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Passengers started arriving at the airport late at night from all over the country except Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal.

On the other hand, all the preparations were seen at the Delhi airport. At the airport, passengers started flooding late Sunday night. Airport security has been deployed for social distance. They were constantly seen outside the terminal advising passengers to maintain social distance. There were frequent announcements at the airport. At the same time all the passengers were seen wearing masks.

Passengers will be able to buy sanitizers, PPE kits and masks at the airport

Arrangements have been made for the passengers to leave one seat on the chairs, although there is also the question of how people will be able to keep social distance if the crowd increases before the time. Along with that, kiosks were seen at every other gate at the airport, where sanitizers, PPE kits, masks and other items have been made available for people to buy.

In the first phase of this launch, 2800 flights are planned. Air traffic in the country was suspended from March 24 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus which has now been resumed after two months of corona lockdown. About 380 aircraft will be operating at Delhi Airport today. About 190 planes will depart from the airport and about 190 planes will land.

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Shramik Special Trains Going to UP From MH Lost Its Way, Ends Up in Odisha https://npnews24.com/2020/05/25/shramik-special-trains-going-to-up-from-mh-lost-its-way-ends-up-in-odisha/ https://npnews24.com/2020/05/25/shramik-special-trains-going-to-up-from-mh-lost-its-way-ends-up-in-odisha/#respond Mon, 25 May 2020 03:19:56 +0000 https://npnews24.com/?p=218447

Gorakhpur : Two major problems have come to light with Shramik Special trains bringing migrant laborers to UP. Both these trains lost their way. A train going to Ballia wandered in Maharashtra for 25 hours, while the other train from Mumbai to Odisha Bihar reached Gorakhpur in 60 hours. According to the information received, the […]

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Gorakhpur : Two major problems have come to light with Shramik Special trains bringing migrant laborers to UP. Both these trains lost their way. A train going to Ballia wandered in Maharashtra for 25 hours, while the other train from Mumbai to Odisha Bihar reached Gorakhpur in 60 hours. According to the information received, the train continued to wander in the wrong direction. First it reached Jharkhand, then Bihar, West Bengal and then Odisha.

A train left for Gorakhpur from Vasai Road railway station in Maharashtra. The 1,399 passengers aboard it will remember this journey as it took 60 hours to reach Gorakhpur which usually takes 25 hours. The Shramik Special train from Vasai Road station on Thursday reached platform number nine of Gorakhpur, the passengers breathed a sigh of relief. Actually, on Friday, this train was diverted towards Rourkela in Odisha due to which the 25-hour journey became 60 hours of unannounced harassment.

At the same time, the second train was going from Goa to Ballia. This train also wandered in Maharashtra and reached Ballia on Sunday for about 25 hours late.The train, which left from Karmali in Goa for Ballia on Thursday, reached Ballia on Sunday. Sanjay Chauhan and Awadh Kumar, residents of Mau district, traveling by train, said that this train from Goa had left on its scheduled time on Thursday. While leaving from Goa, he got food and water there. He told that the train went from Nagpur to Itarsi from Bhusaval in Maharashtra. After this, the train continued to wander on different routes of Maharashtra. Later the train reached Itarsi when the driver knew the correct route.

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Severe heatwave will sweep northern, central India: IMD https://npnews24.com/2020/05/24/severe-heatwave-will-sweep-northern-central-india-imd/ Sun, 24 May 2020 10:15:17 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/05/24/severe-heatwave-will-sweep-northern-central-india-imd/ Alaska
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New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday that severe heatwave will sweep parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana in the next five days.IMD Scientist Dr N. Kumar said: “Temperatures will continue to rise in Punjab, Haryana, southern UP, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and coastal Andhra […]

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New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday that severe heatwave will sweep parts of Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana in the next five days.IMD Scientist Dr N. Kumar said: “Temperatures will continue to rise in Punjab, Haryana, southern UP, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana, and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

In the next five days, these areas will see a heatwave or severe heatwave, with temperatures likely touching 47 degree celsius at some places.”The weather agency said that the maximum temperature in Delhi is expected to touch 46 degrees Celsius on May 25 and 26 with severe heatwave conditions that will persist due to dry and north westerly winds prevailing over northwest India.The mercury will, however, come down to 38 degrees by May 30. According to Mahesh Palawat of Skymet weather, Delhi and its surrounding areas, and northern plains in Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh will get relief due to commencement of pre-monsoon activities like rain and dust storm.

On Saturday, the national capital recorded a maximum of 46.2 degrees Celsius — the highest this season.Besides, the overall air quality index in the national capital stood at 160 micrograms per cubic metre, with particulate matter with a diameter of 2.5 and 10 microns recorded at 68 and 204 micrograms per cubic metre respectively.In Pune, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, the AQI stood at 57, 44 and 82 micrograms per cubic metre.–IANSaka/tsb

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UP Roadways helps migrant who boarded wrong train https://npnews24.com/2020/05/24/up-roadways-helps-migrant-who-boarded-wrong-train/ Sun, 24 May 2020 10:00:05 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/05/24/up-roadways-helps-migrant-who-boarded-wrong-train/

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Vijay Pillai, 65, will probably never forget what the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has done for him.On May 17, exactly a week ago, Pillai, who worked as a labourer in Kozhikode in Kerala, was all set to board the train to his home district Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.Unknowingly, […]

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Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Vijay Pillai, 65, will probably never forget what the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has done for him.On May 17, exactly a week ago, Pillai, who worked as a labourer in Kozhikode in Kerala, was all set to board the train to his home district Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh.Unknowingly,

Pillai boarded the wrong train and since he cannot speak English or Hindi, did not realize his mistake till he landed at the Charbagh railway station in Lucknow.During the medical screening, when the UPSRTC officials asked him about his destination district, he could not understand what they were saying.The officials used the Google translator to understand what Pillai was saying.Pillai was given food and water and asked to relax. He was send put on to the return train from Azamgarh to Secunderabad via Lucknow.The officials also gave him some money for the journey and Pillai left for his home with tears of gratitude in his eyes.–IANSamita/dpb

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Congress decries ‘sick’ healthcare system in Gujarat https://npnews24.com/2020/05/24/congress-decries-sick-healthcare-system-in-gujarat/ Sun, 24 May 2020 10:00:04 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/05/24/congress-decries-sick-healthcare-system-in-gujarat/ congress
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New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) : The Congress on Sunday lashed out at the Gujarat government over the state’s “sick healthcare system” and also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue.”Today, we don’t have a healthcare system (in the state); we have a sick system. The inefficiency of the Gujarat […]

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New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) : The Congress on Sunday lashed out at the Gujarat government over the state’s “sick healthcare system” and also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the issue.”Today, we don’t have a healthcare system (in the state); we have a sick system. The inefficiency of the Gujarat government in handling Covid crisis shows that it is undermining, under-confident, and under-achieving,” Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. “It is my sad duty to bring to the country’s attention the deplorable and indefensible plight of medical and health facilities in Modi’s home state and in part of Shah’s constituency (4 assembly segments of Ahmadabad fall in Gandhinagar parliamentary constituency).

“The Congress leader said: “We would respectfully ask the PM, HM, GOI, and Gujarat CM — Are you even aware of what is happening in your own home state? If so, have you ever intervened, chastised or punished the Gujarat government or does the latter have Covid immunity vaccine because they belong to the BJP?”Singhvi said if such powerful people who control the levers of power were unable to provide justice on their home ground to the poor and needy, what could the rest of India’s teeming millions expect from them.

The Congress leader referred to Gujarat High Court observations on the “lack of PPE, shortage of ventilators, ICUs and isolating wards…” and “pathetic” conditions at the Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad.He said that even the High Court had observed that state Health Minister “does not seem to be aware of what is going on, nor appears to have ever visited the hospital”.The party also questioned why private testing of coronavirus suspected cases, even by authorised private institutions, was stopped by the Gujarat government which ordered that cornan tests can be conducted only at government hospitals.Singhvi pointed to “proactive” role of the Bengal Governor but the “silence” of the Gujarat Governor on coronavirus situtations in their respective states.–IANSmiz/tsb

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Civic bodies face major challenge of biomedical waste in corona times https://npnews24.com/2020/05/24/civic-bodies-face-major-challenge-of-biomedical-waste-in-corona-times/ Sun, 24 May 2020 09:30:03 +0000 https://npnews24.com/2020/05/24/civic-bodies-face-major-challenge-of-biomedical-waste-in-corona-times/

By Sfoorti MishraNew Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Limited management facilities accompanied by shortage of trained manpower in managing biomedical waste have posed a serious challenge before local urban bodies and companies involved in the fight against coronavirus.Speaking to IANS, Director of North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Ira Singhal said the MCD is following all the prescribed […]

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By Sfoorti MishraNew Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Limited management facilities accompanied by shortage of trained manpower in managing biomedical waste have posed a serious challenge before local urban bodies and companies involved in the fight against coronavirus.Speaking to IANS, Director of North Delhi Municipal Corporation, Ira Singhal said the MCD is following all the prescribed guidelines laid down by the government.

“We have two agencies to take care of garbage collection — one for picking the biohazardous waste and the other for its disposal. We have appointed a person who incinerates biohazardous waste. Our sanitation workers are involved only in the cleaning part and not picking up the waste because there is dedicated staff for it,” she said.”There are existing protocols for disposing of biohazardous waste. But since such waste is coming from even households, our staff who collect the waste house-to-house pick it from quarantined houses and hand it over to the agency involved in its disposal,” said Singhal.

The SOP set up by the Central Pollution Control Board, (CPCB) for dealing with the biomedical waste during COVID-19 pandemic says that biomedical waste generated from quarantine areas and containment zones should be collected separately in yellow-coloured bags (suitable for biomedical waste collection) provided by urban local bodies. “These bags can be placed in separate and dedicated dust-bins of appropriate size. The waste should be handed over at the doorstep”.Singhal told IANS that the North MCD has formed docking stations outside all containment zones where personnel don and doff the PPE kits before entering and after leaving the containment zone. Then they are sanitized, only then they can leave for home.

“We have provided PPE kits to waste pickers as per the guidelines. The challenge before us is that due to this pandemic, the work load has gone up manifold,” she said.Abhay Ranjan, Senior General Manager of Delhi MSW Solutions Ltd which is involved in waste management with North Delhi MCD, told IANS that collecting biomedical waste from quarantined households and containment or red zones is more challenging than collecting the waste from hospitals and nursing homes.

“The dangerous waste is coming not only from hospitals but also from quarantine houses and containment zones. Meanwhile, the numbers of cases and containment zones is rising in Delhi,” said Ranjan. “Government quarantine facilities had their mechanism for biohazardous waste disposal and trained staff even before COVID-19. Therefore, the real challenge is collecting waste from quarantine houses. It is the most dangerous scenario.

The number of hospitals is limited, but there are more than 20 thousand houses from where such waste is coming,” Ranjan said.”We have arranged covered vehicles for collection of such waste. The driver, helper and anyone else who collects the waste wears the full PPE kit,” he said. “On an average, we have been collecting around 400-500 kg waste per day in North Corporation since March 28. It is increasing.

So far we have collected around 25 metric ton waste, excluding hospital waste,” said Ranjan.A north MCD sanitation worker, Pramod Mehrolia, involved in cleaning, told IANS that he wants PPE kits for all sanitation workers “because it is very difficult to identify while sweeping or cleaning as to where the waste material is coming from — a dangerous situation for sanitation workers”. “We are given low-quality gloves and masks which expire in a few hours. The MCD did not even give us I-cards during the lockdown.

A few sanitation workers were beaten up by the police,” said Mehrolia. There are separate sanitation workers for collecting waste from containment zones. “But how would we know that the waste we are collecting is safe to carry or who has thrown that waste in the street? There are many asymptomatic patients also these days. They should provide full kits to all sanitation workers. At least four of our people have died of COVID-19,” said Mehrolia.Another worker and General Secretary of Delhi Pradesh Akhil Bhartiya Safai Mazdoor Sangh, Vijendra Bagdi alleged that apart from four deaths, at least 60 workers have reported corona positive in North Delhi MCD.

“We are facing big trouble in the absence of masks, gloves and sanitizers. We are doing our work honestly,” said Bagdi.However, North MCD Director Singhal denied the allegations and told IANS that “no one has died from coronavirus in our staff”. She said a few people were politicising the issue for their benefit. “Sanitation workers not involved in picking biohazardous waste don’t require full PPE kits, though we have enough of these kits,” Singhal said.(Sfoorti Mishra can be contacted at sfoorti.m@ians.in)–IANSsfm/prs

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