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Breaking: Legendary Comedian Raju Srivastava Dies Aged 58; Confirms Family

Breaking: Legendary Comedian Raju Srivastava Dies Aged 58; Confirms Family

On Wednesday, legendary comedian Raju Srivastava breathed his last at AIIMS Delhi, where he had been admitted for 41 days. The comedian left for his heavenly abode at the age of 58. His family has confirmed the death to Hindustan Times. On August 10, Raju Srivastava was admitted to AIIMS Delhi after he experienced chest pain and collapsed while working out in a gym. Following a heart attack, Raju Srivastava was on a ventilator. His brother Dipoo Srivastava had earlier said that the comedian was in a stable condition but still unconscious. “The recovery is slow. He will be fine soon. He is stable and on a ventilator. He is still unconscious. It’s been 35 days, but doctors are saying they are doing their best. We need all your prayers,” Dipoo had told news reporters earlier. Raju Srivastava has been in the Indian film industry since the 1980s. However, the comedian rose to fame after the first season of the reality stand-up comedy show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge in 2005. Raju Srivastava has appeared in several hit films, including Maine Pyar Kiya, Baazigar, and Aamdani Atthani Kharcha Rupaiya. 

Student of Lovely Professional University Dies By Suicide; Suicide Note Suggests Personal Issues

On Tuesday, a 21-year-old student from Kerala committed suicide at Lovely Professional University in Punjab. Senior police superintendent Mukhtiar Rai was informed about the matter on Tuesday evening, and an investigation has been initiated. The Deputy police superintendent has said that prima facie suggests that the student was going through some personal issues and the suicide note also reveals the same. He added that the student’s parents have been informed. “The university is providing full support to the authorities for further investigation. The university mourns the loss of the student and expresses its condolences to the bereaved family.” said the LPU fraternity over the unfortunate incident. 

10% EWS Quota Does Not Erode Rights of S.C., S.T. or OBC Tells Attorney-General To Supreme Court

Before a constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India, U.U Lalit, Attorney-General of India K.K. Venugopal said that the 10% quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of the society does not prevent the rights of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes. Representing the views of the central government, K.K. Venugopal said that the EWS quota has been given independently of the 50% reservation already granted for the backward classes. “So far as the S.C.s and S.T.s are concerned, they have been loaded with benefits by way of affirmative actions. They are in a tremendous position as far as reservations are concerned,” said Venugopal rejecting arguments of petitioners that the EWS quota is discriminatory against the backward classes. 

‘China Has Increased Its Presence In The Maritime Domain’, Says Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar

Along with terming China as a formidable challenge at the border, Indian Navy Chief Admiral R Hari Kumar said that evolving terrorism is a significant threat to India’s security. He also added that China has been increasing its presence not just on land but also in the maritime domain. “China remains a formidable challenge and has increased its presence, not only along our land borders but also in the maritime domain by leveraging anti-piracy operations to normalize its naval presence in the Indian Ocean region,” said R Hari Kumar. The Indian Navy Chief Admiral also said that despite facing an economic crisis, Pakistan has continued to follow military modernization and soon would become a 50-platform force. In addition to existing military challenges, R Hari Kumar termed terrorism as a major security threat for India as it continues to evolve in shape, size and scale. 

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Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 4,510 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.71%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 4,510 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 46,216. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases, with recording 5,640 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries have reached 4,39,72,980. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 1.33% and 1.80%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 89.23 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 216.95 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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