Headlines: Char Dham Yatra Halted As Uttarakhand Receives Heavy Rainfall
Char Dham Yatra Halted As Uttarakhand Receives Heavy Rainfall
After heavy rainfall lashed parts of Uttarakhand, Char Dham pilgrims who are currently at Haridwar and Rishikesh have been asked to not proceed until the weather gets clear. Due to the prediction of heavy rainfall, the operation of vehicles has been suspended for Himalayan temples temporarily. On Monday, 3 workers from Nepal died who were staying near Lansdowne and got buried alive after rubble flowed down from a field due to heavy rain. Meanwhile, passenger vehicles are not being allowed to go to Chandrabhaga bridge, Tapovan, Lakshman Jhoola and Muni-Ki-Reti Bhadrakali barriers. Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami also took weather updates and requested Char Dham pilgrims to defer their Char Dham Yatra for 2 days. On Sunday, around 4,000 yatris from a total of 6000 in Kedarnath had to return due to bad weather conditions. As a precautionary measure, the Uttarakhand government has imposed a ban on mountaineering, trekking, camping activities in high-altitude areas of Uttarakhand till Tuesday.
Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 13,058 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.14%
According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 13,058 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 1,83,118, which is the lowest in 227 days and constitutes for less than 1% of total covid-19 cases reported in the country. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber fresh covid-19 cases, with recording 19,470 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 1.11% and 1.36% respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, India has conducted 59.31 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, the country has administered 98.67 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
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J&K Government Signs MoU With Dubai For Super Speciality Hospitals, Industrial Parks
Recently, the Jammu & Kashmir government signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the Dubai government for IT towers, multi-purpose towers, medical college, super-speciality hospital, industrial parks, real estate developments and logistics. While speaking on the occasion, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal said: “This MoU gives out a strong signal to the entire world that the way India is transforming into a global power, Jammu & Kashmir is having a significant role into that as well,” While thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Goel said: “The recent industrial package of ₹28,400 crores is a testimony towards ensured development,” J&K lieutenant Governor claimed the step as a journey of J&K of scaling new heights in sustainable growth and industrialization.
Lakhimpur Kheri Violence: BJP Leader Sumit Jaiswal Arrested For Mowing Down Farmers With SUV
In the recent development in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence incident, the UP police have arrested BJP leader Sumit Jaiswal who was seen inside the SUV car that mowed down farmers. Senior Police Official Prashant Kumar said: “Accused Sumit Jaiswal, Shishupal, Nandan Singh Bisht and Satya Prakash Tripathi have been arrested by Lakhimpur Kheri Police and SWAT team of Crime branch. Licensed revolver and three bullets were recovered from Satya Prakash Tripathi and seized,” In a viral video, local BJP leader Sumit Jaiswal can be seen escaping from the leading SUV car that crushed the farmers. However, Mr Jaiswal earlier filed a complaint against the farmers alleging that his driver, 2 BJP workers and his friend were beaten to death after their vehicle lost control due to stone-pelting by the farmers. Meanwhile, MoS Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra has also been arrested.
Breaking: Kangana Ranaut Starrer Dhaakad To Release On This Date!
On Monday, female actor Kangana Ranaut took to Instagram to announce the release date of her upcoming film Dhaakad. Taking to Instagram, Kangana wrote: “She is fierce, feisty and fearless. #AgentAgni is all geared up to set the big screen on fire. Bringing to you the action spy thriller #Dhaakad that will hit theatres on 8 April 2022!” Along with Kangana, the film also features Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta in pivotal roles. Helmed by Razneesh Razy Ghai, Dhaakad revolves around the life of an officer named Agent Agni and is touted as a spy thriller. On the professional front, Kangana’s upcoming projects include Tejas, Manikarnika Returns: The Legend Of Didda, Sita and a political drama on emergency in which Kangana is set to essay the role of Former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Bigg Boss 15: Is Something Brewing Between Tejasswi Prakash And Karan Kundrra; #TejRan Trends!
In the latest developments in Bigg Boss 15, something can be seen brewing up between Tejasswi Prakash and Karan Kundrra, and fans are loving their chemistry. In the recent episode, the two were spotted sitting close to each other and having heart-to-heart talks. During the conversation, Tejasswi shared her issues with Karan, and Karan accepted that he is fond of her and felt bad when she moved to the main BB15 house. Meanwhile, in a shocking mid-week eviction, Vidhi Pandya and Donal Bisht were eliminated from the show after Bigg Boss asked the contestants to name two housemates who had not performed much in the show. However, Bigg Boss is not entirely happy with how things are unfolding in the house. In the latest promo, Bigg Boss, as a punishment, has moved all the house members back to the BB15 jungle.
Indian Team Seals The Deal In Opening Practice Match Ahead Of The T20 World Cup
It seems like the Indian team is having a great warm-up session ahead of the T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to begin from 24th October as India will be facing Pakistan. In their opening practice match against England, India registered a 7-wicket win with KL Rahul’s elegant 50 and opening partner Ishan Kishan’s terrific performance. Indian players, including Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rishabh Pant, showed an outstanding performance on the field.
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