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11 new COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, total tally 83



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Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 11 fresh COVID-19 cases, including seven evacuees from Iran, taking the total count to 83, confirmed health officials.

The first case was reported from Jhunjhunu identified as a 44-year-old man with a travel history of Dubai. The second person is reported from Ajmer who is a 17-year-old sister of a person who tested positive on March 28.

Next is 65-year-old person, who is a father of COVID-19 positive person from Dungarpur and has a travel history from Indore to this district and the fourth is 60-year-old admitted to a medical ICU here, said Rohit Kumar Singh, Additional chief secretary.

Hospital officials confirmed that this Jaipur resident was admitted to ICU with some other ailment however, later developed symptoms and tested positive for the coronavirus.

Besides these, seven evacuees from Iran who landed at Jodhpur recently tested positive. On Monday night, Jaipur recorded a steepest hike when the number of corona patients jumped from 10 to 20 as 10 new positive cases were reported which worried the officials of the state capital of the city being turning into another epicentre after Bhilwara which has the highest number of patients in state which are 26.

Besides the 10 new cases in Jaipur, one case was reported in Alwar and another in Bhilwara taking tand seven evacuaees( from Iran who landed at Jodhpur) also tested positive on Monday.

Announcing the news of new cases in Jaipur, Singh said, “Another disappointing news came from Jaipur where eight more positive cases were reported from Ramganj bazar , Jaipur. These are family member of the person who had tested positive recently after his return from Oman,” said Singh adding that on Monday morning, his 70 year old mother and 21 year old son had also tested positive for the virus.

Administration had already clamped curfew in seven police station areas after this Oman returned man’ friend had also tested positive.

People must remain indoors otherwise situation may deteriorate further, the officer said. He informed that one more person from Alwar tested positive who travelled from Philippines along with another person who was found positive on Sunday, he said.

The other patient to test positive on Monday was a 40 year male from Bhilwara who was the OPD patient of Bangar hospital in Bhilwara, said Singh. Meanwhile, in the midst of gloom, he also shared some positive news that three more positive patients turned negative in Bhilwara.


Coal mines auction: Soren thanks SC for notice to Centre




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Jharkahnd Chief Minister Hemant Soren has thanked the Supreme Court for seeking a response from the Centre on a plea by the state government challenging the decision to auction coal mines for commercial mining.

“I would like to thank the Hon’ble Supreme Court for today’s (Tuesday) directives. As reiterated before, Jharkhand Government is committed to an inclusive welfare centric development model safeguarding environment, forests and forest dwelling communities; minimising socio-environmental impact”, the Chief Minister said in his tweet.

The state government’s statement quoting the Chief MInister said, “Government is against the auction of coal blocks. The state government is committed to an overall development safeguarding environment, forests and the forest dwelling communities”.

A bench of Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and Justices R. Subhash Reddy and A.S. Bopanna on Tuesday gave four weeks to the Centre to reply to the petition filed by the Jharkhand government challenging the Centre’s decision to allow commercial mining of coal blocks.

Senior advocates Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Fali S. Nariman represented the Jharkhand government.

Nariman said that this plea was adjourned, and he would like to make short submissions.

The state government has alleged that it was not consulted in the process of making this announcement.

Chief Justice Bobde noted that the bench is inclined to issue notice on the matter and hear it on injunction and list it as early as possible.

Nariman urged the bench to list the matter before August 18. The bench said it will list the matter after four weeks and will give a date later.


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Bengal Madhyamik results on Wednesday: Mamata




Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) Board Madhyamik Class 10 results for 2020 will be declared on Wednesday.

The class-10 results are expected to declared on the official website at 10 a.m.

“I want to congratulate all the candidates whose results will be announced tomorrow. Some students may not do well in the exam. But there is no reason to lose hope. They should prepare themselves and appear for the examination next year,” the Chief Minister said.

Around 10 lakh candidates, including 5 lakh female students, appeared for the Madhyamik examinations this year. The examination ended in February but the results have been delayed owing to the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.

Sources said that candidates can check their results on wbbse.org and wbresults.nic.in or the third-party website, examresults.net.

Source: IANS

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8 more doctors of Punjab medical college test Covid positive





Six doctors at Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

Five of these doctors are from the orthopaedic department. A total of 9 doctors from the medical college have tested positive in the last six days.

Seven of the total doctors belong to the orthopaedic department. One doctor is from the anaesthesia department and another is an MBBS intern.

Besides the doctors, the mother of an IAS officer in Faridkot tested positive on Tuesday. The officer was staying in a guest house here with his mother.

All doctors were asymptomatic but tested positive. Two days back, the medical college had sent 15 other medical students and junior resident doctors suspected to quarantine after they were suspected of having come in contacts of three coronavirus cases. The samples of all these contacts were collected on Monday, said the sources in the medical college.

Authorities at the college believe that two doctors have got the virus through the contacts of a Junior Resident who had visited Jaipur to meet his wife.

In the last 10 days, the Microbiology Department of the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital in Faridkot has tested 21,657 samples for coronavirus from around 8 districts from Punjab and 459 of these have been tested positive.

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