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Srinagar: CISF officer killed after terrorists hurl grenade at him

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Srinagar, Oct 27: A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) officer was killed after militants lobbed a grenade at him when he was deployed outside a power grid at Wagoora Nowgam in Srinagar, late Friday night.

“Assistant Sub-Inspector Rajendra Prasad sustained serious bullet injuries on the intervening night of Friday-Saturday during a standoff fire by terrorists at the grid Station Wagoora in Nowgam area,” a police spokesperson said.

He later succumbed at the hospital.

“The attack was successfully repulsed by the alert sentry at the spot and the area was sanitised,” he added.

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Declare Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as UP Chief Ministerial Candidate, says Chidambaram

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New Delhi, July 2: Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on Thursday argued that the path for a national revival of the Congress is via Uttar Pradesh and . party’s General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra should be declared as the Chief Ministerial candidate for the state.

Taking to Twitter, Karti Chidambaram said that the senior leader should be primarily based in Lucknow and lead the charge for the party in the state.

“The path for a national revival of the Congress is via Uttar Pradesh. The clearest statement of intent will be to declare Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the Chief Ministerial candidate of the Congress in UP. PGV must be primarily based in Lucknow and lead the charge,” Karti Chidambaram tweeted.

This comes as Priyanka Gandhi revealed plans to shift her residence to Uttar Pradesh after a notice was served to her by the Moi government to vacate the bungalow .

Modi and Yogi governments are unable to deal with the consecutive attacks of Priyanka Gandhi who has been criticising the BJP for the poor handling of migrants which arised due to coronavirus induced lockdown and the country’s economy

The Yogi Adityanath government stopped the Congress buses to transport migrant labourers in May , stranded in the national capital due to the lockdown, back to their native places in the state.

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NCR to increase testing using Rapid Antigen Test Kits to reduce transmission rate

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New Delhi, July 2: During the meeting with Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi over COVID-19 situation which was chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah it has been decided on increasing testing using Rapid Antigen Test Kits to help reduce the infection transmission rate.

“During the meeting, Home Minister Amit Shah emphasised on adoption of more testing using Rapid Antigen Test Kits to help reduce the infection transmission rate. These kits can be provided by GoI to UP and Haryana. Focus on early hospitalization to reduce mortality rates,” the MHA said.

He also stressed on the extensive use of Aarogya Setu and Itihaas App to help in mapping of COVID in NCR.
The MHA said that Uttar Pradesh and Haryana can avail AIIMS-Telemedicine consultation through which patients will get advice from experts.
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan was also present in the meeting.

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26 die in fresh lightning strikes across Bihar

The Meteorological Department on Wednesday had issued an alert for heavy rain and thunderstorms in the next 48 hours.

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Patna, July 2 : In Bihar, more people were killed by lightning strikes in a week than due to coronavirus. On Thursday, 26 more people died in fresh lightning strikes across the state.

An official of the Disaster Management Department said, according to information received from the districts, 26 people died due to lightning strikes on Thursday in the state – six in Patna, four in East Champaran, seven in Samastipur, three in Katihar, two each in Shivhar and Madhepura and one each in Purnia and West Champaran districts.

The Meteorological Department on Wednesday had issued an alert for heavy rain and thunderstorms in the next 48 hours in Bihar.

On Tuesday, 11 people had died by lightning in various districts of Bihar, while on June 26, at least 96 people died across Bihar in lightning strikes.

So far more than 78 people have died due to Covid-19 in Bihar in more than three months since the first case was detected in the state and more than 10,000 are infected with the virus, while more than 125 people were killed by lightning strikes in the state in just a week.

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