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Covid-19 positive cases cross 100-mark in Karnataka

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Bengaluru, April 1 : Covid-19 positive cases crossed the 100-mark in Karnataka after 13 more tested positive in the last 24 hours, raising the state’s tally 101, an official said on Tuesday.

“Till date, 101 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed. This includes three deaths and eight discharges,” an official said.

Among the 90 people currently admitted to different hospitals across the state, the condition of 88 persons is stated to be stable while two are critical — case number 43 and 101.

The 43rd case was a 63-year-old man from Bengaluru who returned on March 19 after travelling to Brazil and Argentina while a 62-year-old woman from the city emerged as positive case number 101.

Karnataka’s 89th coronavirus positive case is a 52-year-old man from Hospet, Bellary. He has travel history to Bengaluru on March 16. A 48-year-old woman from the same place with similar travel history emerged as the 90th case.

Similarly, a 26-year-old woman from the same place and the same travel history tested positive as the 91st case.

A 40-year-old man from the city and a contact of the 59th case tested positive as the 92nd case.

The state’s 93rd case is a 19-year-old man from the city with travel history to New York. He returned on March 22.

A 40-year-old woman from Gowribidanur Taluk, Chikkaballapur is the 94th case.

A 35-year-old man from Mysuru is the 95th case. He is a contact of the 52nd case, a pharmaceutical company employee. Several of his colleagues have tested positive.

Likewise, the 96th case, a 41-year-old man from Mysuru, is also a contact of the 52nd case.

Next, a 34-year-old man from Dakshina Kannnda with travel history to Dubai is the 97th case. He returned to India on March 18.

Karnataka’s 98th case is a 26-year-old man from Batkal, Uttara Kannada, with travel history to Dubai. He returned to India on March 20.

A 60-year-old woman from Kalaburagi, a contact of the 9th case, has emerged as the 99th case.

A 40-year-old man from Bengaluru with travel history to Dubai has tested positive as the 100th case. He returned to India on March 20.

The final case is a 62-year-old woman from the city. All the 13 new cases have been admitted to designated hospitals.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka government has appealed to the Tablighi Jamaat pilgrims to contact the health department immediately.

“A kind appeal to Tablighi Jamaat brothers. Anyone who has attended Nizamuddin Tablighi Markaz in Delhi between March 8 and March 20 might be at risk of Covid-19 infection. You are requested to contact the health department immediately,” said a health department notification.

Karnataka Health Minister B. Sriramulu said that 54 people from the state attended the religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area.

“As many as 26 people who participated in the pilgrimage belonged to Bidar district and were quarantined. The work for detecting the rest is continuing,” tweeted Sriramulu.

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Delhi’s remote teaching-learning initiative receives overwhelming response

Around 23,000 students watched the live lessons on YouTube. Till the writing of this report, the videos have been accessed by more than 1.35 lakh people on YouTube.

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New Delhi, July 6 : Delhis Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday congratulated the teachers and parents on the successful launch of Delhi governments remote teaching-learning initiative.

On July 2, the initiative was announced in the wake of the closure of schools till July 31. The Directorate of Education has devised an alternate plan to reduce the academic loss of students in classes KG to XII of all government and aided schools of Delhi.

On the first day of the programme, students from KG to Class XIII received their first worksheet. It contains engaging and syllabus agnostic activities to promote reading, writing, basic numeracy and happiness among children.

Similarly, students in Class IX and X received worksheets for Hindi, Science and Mathematics. Henceforth, they will receive 2-3 worksheets daily.

Around 4.15 lakh students have accessed the worksheets on the first day, said the government in a statement. All the worksheets were shared with the students by the class teachers through a WhatsApp group created at the class level.

The students will now be working on the worksheets and share them with their teachers in the respective groups.

“For those students who do not have access to WhatsApp, the teachers will get the printouts of the worksheets and hand them over to their parents on a weekly basis,” the city government stated.

Sisodia said, “Our teachers have worked very hard in creating and distributing the worksheets so that the learning does not stop for the school students.”

For the Class XII students, shortlisted teachers of Delhi government schools took online classes in English and History.

The classes were streamed live on YouTube and students were asking their doubts through comments, which were solved by the teachers.

Around 23,000 students watched the live lessons on YouTube. Till the writing of this report, the videos have been accessed by more than 1.35 lakh people on YouTube.

Sisodia said that it is very important to engage creatively with the students on digital platforms and the teachers have created a very engaging content.

“This has raised the confidence of the teachers who are working hard to reach out to every child,” he said.

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MP Police to help UP counterpart in hunt for gangster Vikas Dubey

Madhya Pradesh police are said to be scanning phone call details of some of them to check if Dubey had any associates operating in Madhya Pradesh.

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Gwalior, July 7 : Madhya Pradesh Police will help its Uttar Pradesh counterpart in the hunt for absconding gangster Vikas Dubey, who along with his gang had gunned down eight police officials in Bikru village in Kanpur district on June 3.

Deputy Inspector General of police, Gwalior range, AK Pande said the Madhya Pradesh police are offering all help to the Uttar Pradesh police to nab the fugitive.

The development comes after the Uttar Pradesh Police sought the MP police help in hunting down Dubey.

The possibility of Dubey slipping into the infamous ravines of Chambal can not be ruled out. Posters of the most wanted criminal have already appeared in public places in Gwalior, Bhind and Morena districts. The award on Dubey”s head has been raised to Rs 2.5 lakh.

Madhya Pradesh Police teams have been combing areas under their jurisdiction.

The Uttar Pradesh Police had inputs that Dubey could try to enter Madhya Pradesh via Rajasthan too.

Director General of Madhya Pradesh Police Vivek Johri on Monday ordered screening of all vehicles crossing the MP-UP border at all points.

The search started in the ravines of Chambal as Vikas Dubey had spent time in Gwalior in the past while absconding from Uttar Pradesh.

ADGP (Gwalior Range) Rajababu Singh says his batchmate in Kanpur, ADG Jaynarayan Singh had suspected the gangster could seek help from the network of criminals operating in both states.

Madhya Pradesh police are said to be scanning phone call details of some of them to check if Dubey had any associates operating in Madhya Pradesh.

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Modi may have compulsions for not wishing Dalai Lama: Congress

Surjewala, however, wished the Dalai Lama on behalf of the entire nation, while asserting that it”s a “privilege” to have the Dalai Lama”s “blessings”.

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New Delhi, July 6 : The Congress, which has been consistently training it’s guns at the Centre, took a sharp dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday for allegedly not wishing the Dalai Lama on his birthday. The Dalai Lama turned 85 on Monday.

The Congress” communication department chief Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “We waited for Hon”ble PM to lead the nation in wishing HE the Dalai Lama a very Happy Birthday. (But) Modi ji may have had his compulsions for not doing so.”

Surjewala, however, wished the Dalai Lama on behalf of the entire nation, while asserting that it”s a “privilege” to have the Dalai Lama”s “blessings”.

Beijing views the Nobel Peace Prize winner as a dangerous separatist. The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India way back in 1959 after an uprising against the Chinese rule.

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