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Maharashtra again sees over 14K Covid tally, Mumbai region toll crosses 12K

There was one death roughly every 4 minutes, with the load gradually shifting to non-metro areas, and a staggering 590 new cases added every hour.

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Mumbai: For the second consecutive day, Maharashtra recorded 14,000-plus new Covid-19 cases and the death toll continued to soar above the 300 mark even as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region’s toll crossed 12,00 and tally surpassed the 3-lakh level, health officials said here on Friday.

The state recorded its second-highest new daily case number, at 14,161 – a bit lower than the 14,492 on Thursday – pushing up the total to 657,450, while with 339 fresh fatalities, the death toll shot up to 21,698. Both figures are the highest in the country.

There was one death roughly every 4 minutes, with the load gradually shifting to non-metro areas, and a staggering 590 new cases added every hour.

The recovery rate improved from 71.37 per cent to 71.62 per cent, while the current mortality rate was 3.30 per cent.

As many as 11,749 recovered patients returned home, taking the total number of discharged patients to 470,873 till date – considerably higher than the 164,562 active cases.

Of Friday’s fatalities, Pune recorded 81 deaths, followed by 46 in Thane and 42 in Mumbai.

There were also 20 deaths in Kolhapur, 17 in Nagpur, 16 each in Palghar and Nashik, 13 in Satara, 12 in Sangli, nine each in Raigad and Beed, eight each in Jalgaon and Solapur, six each in Parbhani and Nanded, five each in Dhule, Ratnagiri, and Osmanabad, four in Ahmednagar, two each in Jalna, Hingoli, and Yavatmal, one each in Nandurbar, Aurangabad, Latur, and Washim, besides 1 from another state.

With fatalities keeping below the 50 mark for the eight days now, Mumbai’s toll now stands at 7,356, while the number of cases spiked by 1,406 to 134,228.

The country’s commercial capital has a case doubling rate of 89 days with a 0.78 per cent infection rate and a robust recovery rate of 80 per cent.

Of the total eight circles, the MMR (Thane circle) leads the fatality table, with 113 more deaths taking the toll to 12,081, while 3,833 new cases took up its tally to 302,998.

Pune district recorded 144,450 cases with fatalities increasing to 3,598 while Thane district, on the third spot, now has 120,262 cases and a toll of 3,513.

With 102 more fatalities, the Pune circle’s death toll increased to 4,547 and the case tally zoomed up by 4,018 to 169,452.

Nashik circle has recorded 1,889 fatalities and 73,705 cases, followed by Kolhapur circle with 859 deaths and 28,567 cases, Aurangabad circle with 793 fatalities and 27,081 cases, Latur circle with 559 fatalities and 19,222 cases, Nagpur circle with 506 deaths and 21,940 cases, and finally Akola with 400 fatalities and 13,887 cases.

Meanwhile, the number of people sent to home quarantine increased to 11,92,685, while the number of those in institutional quarantine went down to 35,132.

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Police detains DUSU President, ABVP members while protest against Delhi govt

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New Delhi, Oct 21 : The Delhi Police detained around 50 members of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) along with president of Delhi University Students’ Union (DUSU) from Delhi secretariat after they jointly held a protest against the Delhi government for authorising 12 colleges of DU to use Students Society Fund (SSF) for payment of outstanding salary to their staff.

The detainees were taken to IP state police station and Rajendra Nagar police station, where they were released after a few hours on Tuesday.

The DUSU and ABVP carried out a march on Tuesday from the ITO Metro Station to the Delhi Secretariat, demanding the revocation of the order by the Delhi government’s Directorate of Higher Education to use the SSF for the payment of teaching and non-teaching staff of 12 colleges.

DUSU president Akshit Dahiya stated that they would continue with their agitation till the state government revokes its order. The student organisation has already decided to file a petition in the court alleging the order as a misappropriation of funds.

Delhi government’s Directorate of Higher Education had released an order on Saturday commanding the 12 colleges to draw on the Students Society Fund (SSF) for payment of outstanding salary to the teaching and non-teaching staff. The staff of these 12 colleges has not been paid up to six months.

The order had cited ongoing special audit and non-release of grant-in-aid as the reasons for the pending salaries of staff. It also cited a similar basis to utilise SSF for the release of salaries.

Dahiya stated that the DUSU would not let the state government touch even a single penny from the SSF. “Students undoubtedly get affected when the teachers remain uncompensated. However, nothing can warrant the misuse by the Delhi government of the funds that rightfully belong to the students of the varsity. In the face of continuing government indifference, we will approach the Delhi High Court seeking immediate nullification of this anti-student directive. We will not allow even a single paisa from the SSF to be appropriated towards discharging existing liabilities,” he said.

Meanwhile, ABVP accused the Kejriwal government of being incompetent and demanded to hand over these 12 colleges to the Centre.

“The Delhi government is using the pandemic as a convenient excuse to camouflage its incompetence and justify the misappropriation of the SSF corpus towards functions unconnected to student welfare. It’s high time that the management and control of these 12 colleges wherein everyone ranging from the teaching as well as non-teaching staff to the students is suffering due to the apathy and ineptitude of the Delhi government, is entrusted to the Union government,” said Sidharth Yadav, secretary, ABVP-Delhi.

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Police officer shot dead by terrorists in Kashmir

The police have registered a case in this regard under the relevant sections of law.

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Srinagar, Oct 19 : Suspected terrorists gunned down a police inspector in the Chandpora Bijbehara area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday.

The police said that terrorists fired upon a police inspector identified as inspector Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, a resident of Chandpora Kanelwan, near his residence.

“The officer received gunshot injuries and was evacuated to a nearby hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries in the hospital,” the police said.

The police have registered a case in this regard under the relevant sections of law.

A wreath laying ceremony led by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar was held at DPL Anantnag, where floral tributes were paid to the martyr.

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Unemployment Rate In Bihar Lesser Than Delhi: CMIE

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Patna: While the political temperature in Bihar is high on the issue of unemployment, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has issued data for September wherein the unemployment rate in Bihar is lower than Delhi and Uttarakhand.

As per the report, the unemployment rate in Delhi is 12.5 per cent, while in Bihar it is 11.9 per cent.

Seizing the opportunity, the BJP tweeted on the report and sought a reply from RJD leader Tejajwi Yadav, who in every political rally claims that the unemployment rate of Bihar is 46 per cent.

The report further said that the national unemployment rate during the lockdown in April was 23.5 per cent, which declined to 21.7 per cent in June. In September, the national unemployment rate declined further to 7.4 per cent.

As far as other states are concerned, Uttrakhand topped the chart at 22.3 per cent, followed by Haryana (19.7 per cent), Tripura (17.4 per cent), Jammu and Kashmir (16.2 per cent), and Rajasthan (15.3 per cent).

The lowest unemployment rate was found in Assam and Chhattisgarh at just 2 per cent, followed by Odisha (2.1 per cent), Karnataka (2.4 per cent), Gujarat (3.4 per cent), Telangana (3.3 per cent), Uttar Pradesh (4.2 per cent) and Maharashtra (4.5 per cent).

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