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If you are still not following COVID-19 norms amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases, you have another reason to wear your mask. (If one was ever needed) Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh has asked police to collect fines from at least 1,000 people not wearing masks per day in each zone As mandated under COVID-19 norms, police are authorised to collect a fine of Rs 200. Mumbai City News Updates According to a news agency, Singh has asked the city police from 12 zones to take strict action against those not wearing masks in public places. "The Mumbai police are making efforts to increase the awareness among citizens about containing the spread of COVID-19," said city police spokesperson S Chaitanya. He added that the idea is to sensitise people about following guidelines issued by the government. List of Private Hospitals that can give COVID-19 vaccine in Mumbai These 29 hospitals in Mumbai have been given the green signal to give the ... » Learn More about Mumbaikars, don’t forget to wear your mask! Police now have a daily target of fining 1000 maskless people
For Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dig up the perceived past of the DMK rival, now under a new leader in M K Stalin, may not gel with the voters, both old and new. If they are still going to vote for the AIADMK-BJP combine, it will be for entirely different reasons, and despite Modi’s poll speeches, says N Sathiya Moorthy. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a ‘Vel’, the weapon of Tamil god Murugan, as a memento by Tamil Nadu BJP chief L Murugan during a public meeting in Coimbatore, February 25, 2021. Photograph: PTI Photo. Launching the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign only days before the Election Commission announced April 6 as the polling date in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam rival of the All India Anna DMK-led combine, focussing on the law-and-order front. Under DMK’s rule, rowdies would rule the streets, and women cannot feel safe, said the prime minister in a rally at Coimbatore, which is considered ... » Learn More about Are Modi’s speech-writers getting Tamil Nadu wrong?
British Ambassador to China Caroline Wilson's op-ed on Tuesday accusing Chinese media's calling foreign journalists in China "China haters" is making both false and wrong arguments. In a Chinese language article published on WeChat, the most popular social media platform in China, Wilson lamented that foreign media's positive role in China has been vilified. She cited multiple examples to show how news media in the United Kingdom and a few in China played a watchdog role in uncovering scandals and problems. But no one has argued against the legitimate watchdog role of the press, despite the fact that China has much to improve in this regard, and could and should learn from best practices globally. Wilson didn't name the specific article when she alleged China Daily called foreign media "China haters". I have used that term, too, but only of some journalists, pundits and politicians who have shown a consistent pattern of demonizing China by presenting one-sided stories or telling ... » Learn More about UK ambassador makes wrong argument
Two research scholars of the Indian Institute of Science ( IISc ), Bengaluru , died of unnatural causes on Tuesday. One of the research scholars ended his life while the other collapsed as he was playing football at the institute ground. Randhir Kumar (36), a final year PhD scholar with the Centre for Nano Science and Engineering and Rahul Prathap (31) a mechanical engineering scholar pursuing MTech are the deceased. Kumar’s friends told the guards after he didn’t answer their calls for long and when they gained access to his hostel room, they discovered he had committed suicide. There was no death note. Kumar’s family is on the way from Bihar to take the body, police said. His friends told the police that Kumar was undergoing depression. Pratap was playing football at the Gymkhana ground and around 8.30 pm, he suddenly collapsed. After administering first-aid, his friends rushed him to the nearby MS Ramaiah Hospital where he was declared brought dead. ... » Learn More about 2 scholars’ deaths in one day shock IISc
Uttar Pradesh police said on Wednesday that Ayush, son of BJP MP from Mohanlalganj Kaushal Kishore, staged an attack on himself to frame a few persons. The shot that wounded him was allegedly fired by his brother-in-law Adarsh. Police detained Adarsh and said he had admitted to firing at Ayush. D.K. Thakur, Commissioner of Police, Lucknow, said police had received information that 3-4 unidentified persons had shot Ayush late on Tuesday night in the Madiaon area of Lucknow. During investigation, police found the behaviour of Ayush’s brother-in-law to be suspicious and recovered the pistol used in the firing from the house where the MP’s son was staying, the officer said. Adarsh told police that Ayush asked him to fire at him and when he hesitated assured him that he would “manage” everything, said Mr. Thakur. Adarsh fired two shots, the first hit a wall and the second grazed Ayush. Ayush was taken to a hospital and discharged on Wednesday morning, said DCP, North Lucknow, Rayees ... » Learn More about BJP MP’s son shot, Lucknow Police say he staged attack
Next Priyanka Days after a young girl was abducted and raped outside Sahara Mall on Gurgaon's MG Road, Rediff.com's Priyanka finds that little or nothing has changed along the darkly-lit stretch. A few minutes past ten and MG Road in Gurgaon is unusually desolate. It is odd because this road in the National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi harbors some of the most prominent malls and shopping complexes of Gurgaon. First among these is the infamous Sahara Mall from where where last week a young working woman was dragged into a car around 2 am and was gangraped by seven men. Six of them were arrested the next day. The entire stretch of about 800 meters has no streetlights -- the only lights are those of the many hoardings that line the road and of course the shops from glittering malls. There are fewer cars parked on the road. There is also a posh wine shop on the road, which seems to be the centre of all activity at the time of the day. Young boys are ... » Learn More about Crimes against Indian women: Does nobody CARE?
Ramesh Jarkiholi resigns on moral grounds; activist who submitted sex tape gets police protection A day after a sex tape involving Water Resource Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi was made public, the minister tendered his resignation to Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa , who accepted it on Wednesday. Ramesh Jarkiholi tendered his resignation on moral grounds with a condition that he be allowed to resume with his Cabinet rank if he comes clean from the scandal, which he said he was sure of. Sources said the minister’s resignation came in the wake of immense pressure from both the state unit of the BJP as well as the central leadership in an effort to save the party’s face ahead of elections in five states shortly. Cubbon Park police based on the complaint by social and RTI activist Dinesh Kallahalli and as per the findings, necessary action will be taken. In his complaint to the police, Kallahalli stated that he was authorised by the victim and her family members to ... » Learn More about ‘I should be allowed to resume as minister if I come clean’
Boy was having lunch on the ground floor when log fell on his head from 14th floor A 16-year-old boy was killed after a wooden log fell on his head from the 14th floor of an under-construction apartment building where he was employed as a helper in Kadugodi , on Monday. The deceased identified as Arun, a resident of Madiwala , was having lunch with his co-workers on the ground floor when the accident happened. The Kadugodi police have booked the contractor Bhimarao, main masons Ashok , Chaitanya, Jagannath and the owner of the building, who is yet to be identified, for criminal negligence causing death of a minor. shocked friends carried him and were about to take him to the hospital, when the police arrived in their Hoysala and took them to the station after which they called an ambulance and rushed him to a hospital. Arun was declared brought dead,” his uncle Suresh told Bangalore Mirror. Arun was the son of Dhandapani (45) and his wife Tamilarasi (40). ... » Learn More about 16-yr-old helper killed in building work site mishap
PCMC RTO files plaint against 6 over fake docus of 2 high-end cars The director of Rosary School and Junior College, Camp, Vinay Aranha was arrested on Tuesday by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Pimpri-Chinchwad police for preparing and presenting forged documents to the Regional Transport Office (RTO) to register his two high-end cars. While the police sought his custody, on Wednesday, the Judicial Magistrate First Class granted him interim bail till March 22, offering to hear the grounds for police custody after that. The FIR filed on Tuesday, incidentally, is the second case registered against Aranha in a span of three months. While the complainants in the two FIRs are different, they are linked, with the earlier one filed in November 2020, leading to the fresh one. The latest FIR filed with Bhosari MIDC police has booked Aranha, along with realty agent Sandip Kamble, advocate Sagar Suryawanshi, former chairman of Seva Vikas Bank, Amar Mulchandani, Ashwin Kamat ... » Learn More about Fresh FIR against Aranha for forgery