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Aug 20, 2023

India News: Delhi

Image: PTI Mumbai on Tuesday reported nine new COVID-19 cases, taking the

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Mumbai on Tuesday reported nine new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 11,63,834, while no fresh death linked to the infection was registered in the metropolis, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said

Bodies of two children, aged 7 and 8 years, were found in a wooden box in a factory in Jamia Nagar of Delhi. They were missing since yesterday. Delhi Police has launched an investigation.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, along with Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann, will meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to seek support against the ordinance of the Central Government.

A 27-year-old food delivery agent was allegedly mowed down by a bus in north Delhi's Civil Lines area, police said on Tuesday. The driver of the bus has been arrested, they said.

A man was arrested by city police on Tuesday for allegedly posing as a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and recommending his relatives for jobs.

Three women labourers were killed as an under-construction wall collapsed in Maharashtra's Palghar district on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The incident took place at a construction site in Manvelpada in the Virar area around 4 pm, said an official.

"The collector of Balasore has confirmed the final figure of death as 288 after the reconciliation of district hospitals, mortuaries and reports from collectors of different districts. Over 205 bodies have been transferred," said Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena.

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday attacked the Centre over the number of deaths in the Odisha train tragedy.

"Triple engines collided in Odisha. Tell how many people lost their lives there. Still, they are not able to tell the correct figures and they used to say that the train has armour," Yadav

A Delhi-San Francisco Air India flight diverted to Magadan in Russia due to an engine glitch. The flight landed safely in Russia, an Air India official said.

The passengers are being provided with all support on the ground and will be provided alternate options to reach their destinations at the earliest. The aircraft is undergoing mandatory checks on the ground.

The death of a student of a private engineering college at Kanjirappally in Kottayam sparked protests by students. Shraddha, a resident of Ernakulam, was found hanging inside her hostel room on June 2. Students alleged that the college authorities took her to the hospital saying she fell unconscious. Students have also alleged that the teachers used to mentally harass her.

The Coromandel Express to resume services from Wednesday. The train will run as per its schedule.

"Assam to implement the New Education Policy (NEP) and rationalise the education sector to implement the policy, a plan is underway to merge SEBA and AHSEC and do away with Class 10 board exams from this academic year," CMO Assam said.

Refuting Congress' claim that thousands of train tickets have been cancelled post-Balasore train accident, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC) called the data factually incorrect.

"This is factually incorrect. Cancellations have not increased. On the contrary, cancellations have reduced from 7.7 Lakh on 01.06.23 to 7.5 Lakh on 03.06.23," IRCTC tweeted on Tuesday.

Speaking on the election in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said, "Election is our right. If they want to snatch away the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and if that gives them some kind of satisfaction, then do it. We too have self-respect. We won't cow down before them. Election Commission should answer this, we want to hear from them."

The Central Bureau of Investigation has officially taken over the Balasore train accident case involving Coromandel Express, Yashwantpur-Howrah Express and a Goods train at Bahanaga Bazar in the State of Odisha on 2nd June 2023 in which 278 people died.

Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan, sources have claimed that Congress leader Sachin Pilot is likely to float his own political party. He can make the announcement on June 11 in a big rally, sources added. Notably, Pilot and CM Ashok Gehlot are engaged in a power tussle since Congress came to power in the state.

After meeting those injured in Balasore Train Tragedy at Cuttack Hospital, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "So many people have died, the truth must come out."

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After meeting those injured in Balasore Train Tragedy at Cuttack Hospital, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "Odisha and West Bengal govt are working together. They are providing free treatment. 103 bodies belonging to West Bengal have been identified and 97 people are under treatment and 31 are missing."

Rail minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Tuesday chaired a key meeting with top railway officials. During the meeting, a big focus was put on safety audits.

West Bengal CM and former Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee has reached SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, Odisha to meet the people admitted here after being injured in the Balasore train accident.

Chief Minister MK Stalin orders that the reopening of schools is postponed to protect the health of students from the effects of rising temperature. Schools will reopen for classes 6th to 12th from June 12 and for classes 1st to 5th from June 14, Tamil Nadu School Education Department said.

"I don't think this is CBI's job; these answers need to be given by the present-day elected government," says Congress leader Supriya Shrinate on the CBI probe into Odisha Rail Tragedy.

"We can't go with Congress because of Operation Blue Star. If BJP comes to this conclusion that partners should be given due respect then nothing is impossible in politics," said Maheshinder Singh Grewal, Shiromani Akali Dal, on the 2024 general polls.

"Railway Minister has taken all necessary steps to restore the damage that happened. He is working tirelessly. Let the inquiry be completed. The minister is doing his best and demanding his resignation at this stage is not wise," said JD(S) chief and former Prime Minister HD Devegowda on Balasore Train Tragedy.

"A showcause notice is being issued to the construction company. The bridge will be constructed in a time-bound manner as it is a dream project of CM. A showcase notice is being issued to the construction company, and action will be taken against those found responsible. When I was in opposition, I had raised the issue regarding pillar number 5 of the bridge," said Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav on Aguwani-Sultanganj bridge collapse in Bhagalpur.

BBC India has admitted that it has under reported its income over the past few years, according to sources. Meanwhile, the Income Tax department has said that quantification of BBC India's "tax liability" will only arise once the tax is actually paid. Sources say "acceptance" or "willingness to pay tax" only means there is "liability" on the part of BBC India.

"We've arrested 6 persons in two cases and seized 15,000 bloats of LSD drug which is 2.5 thousand more than the commercial quantity. The commercial quantity of this drug is .1 gram. It's a synthetic drug and is very dangerous. It's the biggest seizure in the last 2 decades," said Gyaneshwar Singh, Dy DG (NR), NCB.

"Challenges come but now we are capable of successfully handling the challenges. For the first time, such a big international-level event was organised in Jammu and Kashmir. G20 Tourism Working Group meeting was held here and the people of J&K supported us a lot," said Manoj Sinha, J&K LG when asked about security arrangements ahead of the Amarnath Yatra.

"Paramilitary forces, specialised units and the police force of Amritsar are deployed for law and order in the city today. The overall situation is peaceful in the district. Strict action will be taken if anyone is found violating the law," said DCP JS Walia on security arrangements in Amritsar on the 39th anniversary of Operation Bluestar.

A BSF personnel was martyred after receiving a bullet injury during an exchange of firing between the forces and suspected Kuki miscreants. According to the sources, the miscreants resorted to indiscriminate and heavy firing on the BSF troops deployed at Serou Practical High School in Kakching district of Manipur.

During the exchange of fire between BSF troops and suspected Kuki miscreants, Ct/GD Ranjit Yadav, ex-163 Bn BSF sustained a bullet injury. He was reportedly evacuated to Kakching's Jivan Hospital where he was declared dead.