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The death toll in Agra stands at 88. The total number of cases till Thursday morning was 1,241. The recovery rate is 83.07 per cent. The number of hotspots now is 52.

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Agra, July 2 : The Agra district administration has begun an extensive exercise for door-to-door survey in all areas to check the further spread of COVID-19. Two days ago, the state government had announced that all areas will be thoroughly screened to ensure the infection from the coronavirus was effectively stopped.

The survey began on Wednesday in the city and will cover the whole district by July 5.

Teams of health workers will visit homes and conduct surveys, thermal screening and look for people with respiratory ailments. This exercise is considered necessary to reach out to people not only in the hotspots, but also in remote areas of the district, who might be in the need of medical attention.

In the last 24 hours 14 fresh corona cases were reported in Agra and 17 from Mathura.

The death toll in Agra stands at 88. The total number of cases till Thursday morning was 1,241. The recovery rate is 83.07 per cent. The number of hotspots now is 52.

District Magistrate P.N. Singh said the markets would be permitted to remain open for an additional one hour in the evening.

In Mathura, the district administration has sealed the borders and deployed additional personnel to ensure no one entered the district for the annual Mudiya Poonau fair at Goverdhan. The five-day fair, which was supposed to begin from July 1 this year has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Uttar Pradesh: Man, son shot dead by village head’s husband

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Azamgarh (UP), Aug 13 : A man and his son were shot dead on Thursday evening allegedly by the husband of the head of Rashulpur Dudhar village, police said.

Superintendent of Police Triveni Singh said the incident took place at a party in the house of the village head to which Hirlalal Yadav and his son Tej Yadav were invited.

During the party, the village head’s husband, Lalbahadur Yadav, had a quarrel with Hiralal and he opened fire. While Hiralal died on the spot, his son was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital where he died during treatment, the SP said.

He said both Lalbahadur and Hiralal had a criminal background and probe is on in the matter.

After the incident, heavy police force was deployed in the village, the official said,adding an FIR was lodged in the matter.

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Maharashtra scales new high with 400-plus Covid deaths, cases above 11K

The state registered 413 Covid deaths – surpassing the 390 fatalities reported on August 9, along with 11,813 new cases.

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Maharashtra’s daily Covid-19 death toll crossed the 400 mark on Thursday while new cases again shot above the 11,000 mark, health officials said.

The state registered 413 Covid deaths – surpassing the 390 fatalities reported on August 9, along with 11,813 new cases.

The state death toll has now shot up to 19,063, while the total number of cases went up to 560,126 – both highest in the country.

According to Thursday’s figures, there was one death roughly every 3 minutes and 492 new cases every hour.

The state recovery rate dropped from 69.64 per cent to 69.08 per cent on Thursday, while the mortality rate stood stable at 3.04 per cent.

Meanwhile, a total of 9,115 recovered patients returned home, taking the total number of discharged patients to 390,958 – considerably higher than the 149,798 active cases currently.

Of the fresh fatalities, Pune again topped with 92 deaths, followed by 65 fatalities in Thane and 48 in Mumbai.

There were also 36 deaths in Kolhapur, 20 in Satara, 15 each in Raigad, Nashik, Jalgaon, and Nagpur, 12 in Palghar, 11 in Latur, 10 in Sangli, nine in Osmanabad, eight in Ahmednagar, six in Solapur, five in Dhule, four in Nanded, threee each in Parbhani and Beed, 2 each in Ratnagiri, Jalna, Hingoli, Akola, Amravati, Yavatmal, Buldhana, and Gondiya, and one each in Nandurbar, Sindhudurg, Aurangabad, Washim and Chandrapur.

Mumbai’s toll has now increased to 6,991 and the number of cases increased by 1,200 to 127,556.

The MMR (Thane division) has seen the toll shooting up by the highest – 140 – to reach 11,201 deaths, while fresh 3,395 new cases took its total to 278,969.

Pune district cases have reached 122,020 with the death toll increasing to 2,957, while Thane district has 109,703 cases with 3,190 fatalities.

With 118 more fatalities, the Pune division’s death toll reached 3,774 and the case tally zoomed up with 3,034 new cases to 141,727.

Nashik division has recorded 1,597 fatalities and 56,891 cases, followed by Aurangabad division with 730 deaths and 22,569 cases, Kolhapur division with 583 fatalities and 20,419 cases, Latur division with 435 fatalities and 13,591 cases, Akola division with 351 fatalities and 11,327 cases, and Nagpur division with 334 deaths and 14,047 cases.

Meanwhile, the number of people sent to home quarantine increased to 10,25,660, while those in institutional quarantine increased to 36,450.

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Why Did Mobs Attack My House? : Bengaluru MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy

Murthy said he is a public servant who got elected after 1 lakh people voted for him.

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Bengaluru: After his house was attacked and burnt by the mob on Tuesday evening, Congress MLA Akhanda Srinivas Murthy on Thursday questioned why did the rioters target him.

“Why have they (mobs) attacked me? What have I done? If I have done any mistakes, they should go to the police,” Murthy told reporters here.

Incidentally, his family members were able to escape the mobs as they had stepped out of their home just a few minutes before the riots to attend Krishnashtami at a temple.

Murthy said he is a public servant who got elected after 1 lakh people voted for him.

He said all the people in his constituency of Pulikeshinagar were like his brothers.

The Congress leader said outsiders came and attacked his house and urged the police and government to investigate the matter.

According to Murthy, everything in his home is burned.

Horrifying images emerged from the politician house, rooms strewn with ashes and completely burnt household articles seen scattered on the floor.

Rooms in his house were all darkened by soot generated by the flames burning furniture, appliances, clothes and other household items.

Murthy took around some leaders and showed them the destruction his house has suffered.

He said the police should punish the person who posted the derogatory message, be it his nephew or anybody else as he again questioned why his house was attacked?

In addition to his house, Murthy said the vandals had also attacked the houses of some other people and their vehicles as well.

The MLA exhorted people to stay calm.

On Tuesday night, hundreds of people ran amok after Murthy’s nephew Naveen posted a derogatory message on social media.

The mobs pelted stones, injured 60 policemen, and committed acts of vandalism and arson in DJ Halli, KG Halli, Pulikeshinagar and Kaval Byrasandra areas, leaving the affected places resembling a warzone.

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