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Headlines: Summon Issued To Minister’s Son Over Lakhimpur Violence

Summon Issued To Minister’s Son Over Lakhimpur Violence

After an enquiry commission was set up to probe the Lakhimpur violence incident, the Uttar Pradesh police have now arrested 2 people in connection with the case. A summon notice has been issued to MoS for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra for questioning. Ashish Mishra has been asked to appear at the Reserve Police Lines situated in Lakhimpur Kheri on 8th October at 10 am. As per the 1st FIR made by the farmers, the UP police have arrested Luvkush of Banveerpur and Ashish Pandey of Taranagar. Meanwhile, a single-member inquiry panel has been set up, which will be headed by (retd.) Allahabad High Court Judge Pradeep Kumar Srivastava, and the panel will complete its probe in 2 months. On 4th October, the Yogi Adityanath led-government promised to the families of the 4 farmers who were killed during the incident that a judicial probe would be conducted and justice would be served. Though the farmers’ group alleged that Ashish Mishra was present in the car that ran over farmers, both Ajay Mishra and Ashish Mishra have denied the same. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Records 21,257 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 97.96%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 21,257 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 2,40,221, constituting 0.71% of the total covid-19 cases reported in the country so far. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases, with recording 24,963 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The recovery rate stands at 97.96%. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 1.53% and 1.64% respectively. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 58 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 93.17 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. 

Quarantine Period For Fully Vaccinated Indians Will Be Dropped From 11th October Says UK

On Thursday, British High Commissioner Alex Ellis announced that fully vaccinated Indian travellers arriving in the United Kingdom do not have to go through the quarantine period from 11th October 2021. The announcement came after the Indian side called the UK’s travel restrictions discriminatory and offensive and imposed new travel restrictions requiring 10-day mandatory quarantine for UK passport holders. Taking to social media, Mr Ellis said: “No quarantine for Indian travellers to the UK fully vaccinated with Covishield or another UK-approved vaccine from 11 October. Thanks to (the) Indian government for close cooperation over last month,” The United Kingdom’s new travel guidelines will further open up the British economy for post-covid tourism and business. Over the past few weeks, the problem over the credibility of Indian vaccination certifications had slight damage on UK-India ties; however, now that the UK have changed their travel policy, things seem to fall into place for both UK and India. 

PM Narendra Modi: “India Will Soon Have 4,000 O2 Plants” 

On Thursday, PM Narendra Modi digitally inaugurated 35 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants which were set up under the PM Cares Fund. Speaking at AIIMS Rishikesh, PM Modi said: “We increased the production of medical-grade oxygen by 10 times and country over 1,100 oxygen plants are running, while the aim is to set up an oxygen plant in each district under PM Cares Fund and take the number to 4,000,” In the PSA technique, oxygen can be produced from the air by concentrating it. As per the central government data, currently, 1,100 oxygen plants are working, which are giving an output of over 1,750 MT oxygen per day. The nation faced a huge oxygen crisis during the peak of the second wave of the covid-19 pandemic. 

Chinese Army Intrudes In Arunachal Pradesh; Indian Army Repels Says Government Sources 

Some government sources have revealed that there has been an intense standoff between the Indian Army and Chinese troops. The standoff took place after the Chinese side intruded in Arunachal Pradesh last week across the LAC. The source said: “There is a difference in perception of the Line of Actual Control in this area … and that both sides undertake patrolling activities upto their line of perception,” However, no damage was reported on the Indian side in the sector. The Chinese side did a similar intrusion on 30th August when around 100 Chinese soldiers intruded 5 km across LAC in the Barahoti region, North of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve and then returned with being guarded by the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP). Along the sector, the Chinese side has significantly ramped up infrastructure development which can be a serious problem for the Indian side. This is not the first time that Chinese side have tried to transgressed into the Indian side, last year in May; a violent clash took place between Indian and Chinese side in the Pangong Lake area, Eastern Ladakh. However, after a series of talks, a disengagement process was completed in the Gogra area in September 2021. 

Mumbai Drug Bust Case: Will Aryan Khan Be Able To Go Back To Mannat After 6 Days?

On Thursday night, the court rejected NCB’s plea of continuing SRK’s son Aryan Khan’s custody and sent him to 14-day judicial custody. Aryan Khan, Arbaaz Merchant and Munmun Dhamecha were given judicial custody, which means that now they can file a bail plea, and the matter will be heard on Friday. While announcing the decision, the additional chief metropolitan magistrate RM Nerlikar said: “No doubt it is the duty of NCB to investigate, but simply remanding accused to police custody would be violating the fundamental right of accused under the Constitution,” In the bail plea hearing today, Aryan Khan’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde will argue that no drugs were found on him and he has only been arrested on the basis of WhatsApp chats. He would also argue that Aryan Khan just went to the party at the very last minute and had no involvement in the activities. Meanwhile, solicitor general Anil Singh, representing NCB, will argue against the maintainability and file a written reply as well. 

IPL 2021: Did Kolkata Knight Riders Just Ended Mumbai Indians Hopes For Playoffs?

On Thursday, Kolkata Knight Riders registered a massive win against Rajasthan Royals, coming one step ahead of qualifying for the IPL 2021 playoffs. However, the enormous winning by KKR just destroyed all hopes for Mumbai Indians to make it to the playoffs this year. Delhi Capitals are standing at the top position in the IPL 2021 points chart, followed by Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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