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Tamil Nadu corona count cross 20,000, death toll rises 154

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Chennai, May 29 : As many as 874 persons tested positive for coronavirus over the past 24 hours in Tamil Nadu, while nine Covid-19 patients died on Friday, the state Health Department said.

In a statement issued here, it said with the new cases, taking the total tally to 20,246 in the state, which include 1,203 children in the age group 0-12.

Out of the total tally, the number of active cases stands at 8,776.

Included in the new infections are 141 persons who have returned to the state from other states like Maharashtra, Kerala, West Bengal, Telangana and Karnataka.

With nine persons breathing their last on Friday, the total Covid-19 death toll goes up to 154.

On Friday, 11,334 samples were tested, taking the total to 4.66 lakh. Testing of 636 samples are under process.

Chennai with its high density of population continued to see the highest number of infections at 618 taking the total tally to 13,362. Chengalpattu district reported 61 cases.

However, 23 districts did not report any positive cases on Friday.

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MahaJobs to play match-maker between Maha employers, jobless

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Mumbai, July 6 : Amid spiralling unemployment in the Covid-19 pandemic, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday unveiled the ”MahaJobs” portal intended to connect employers and those looking for jobs.

However, with a key condition of ”Domicile Certificate”, a majority of the jobs are likely to go to the locals, in tune with the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government”s sons-of-the-soil policy for employment.

“It”s a major step that will bridge the gap between the employers and those needing jobs, including skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled workers. All companies or employers and the job-seekers can register on the portal for their requirements,” Thackeray said.

He pointed out that during lockdown, many migrant workers have left for their home states, though some are now returning in trickles to various industrial centres.

“This implies that there is work and jobs are available, but the workers are not. This is where the MahaJobs portal will be helpful to all in a transparent manner,” the CM said.

Thackeray reiterated his appeal to companies and industries not to effect layoffs or pay-cuts, especially when the government is striving to create more employment opportunities, laying out the red-carpet for investors and industries in the state.

Industry Minister Subhash Desai said that job-seekers will provide all their relevant information, their qualifications and skills, required documentation including Domicile Certificate and the employers shall provide details of their requirements.

Unlike the erstwhile employment exchanges, the MIDC will ensure full help to both till the final process is completed with full transparency.

The MIDC has already identified 950-plus trades/skills for 17 sectors including IT, medicine, engineering, logistics, chemicals, etc. and the Skill Development Department will start short-term courses for those who desire to develop skills.

MahaJobs is a joint venture between the departments of Industry, Labour and Skill Development/Entrepreneurship intended to respond to the current crisis hitting both employers and job-seekers after the pandemic and lockdown.

Present on the occasion were Thackeray, Desai, ministers Dilip Walse-Patil, Nawab Malik, Aditi Tatkare, top officials like B. Venugopal Reddy, Dr. P Anbalagan, Harshdeep Kamble, officers from other departments and a large number of unemployed youngsters.

An MIDC official said that since several lakhs of migrants have left for their home states, there are huge job opportunities now available for the local people in the state and the portal – https://mahajobs.maharashtra.gov.in/ – will match the job-seekers with the job-givers for mutual benefit.

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Scribe suffering from Covid jumps off 4th floor of AIIMS, condition critical

The doctors at AIIMS claimed that the journalist was having hallucinations for the past one week. They also claimed that he was in depression.

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New Delhi, July 6 : A 37-year-old journalist, who had tested positive for Covid-19 a few days ago, jumped from the fourth floor of the AIIMS trauma centre where he was receiving treatment, doctors said on Monday. His condition is stated to be critical.

The police said that the journalist has been admitted to the ICU in critical condition. The doctors said that he has received multiple fractures. The incident occurred at around 2 p.m.

“The 37-year-old man was admitted to the Covid-19 ward in the Taruma Centre on the fourth floor on June 24,” DCP (South West) Devender Arya said.

The journalist was kept in the isolation room of the Covid-19 ward on the fourth floor of the trauma centre building. The hospital staff informed that an iron grill that covered the window of the toilet was found removed. “We assume that he jumped off the window after removing its grill,” said a hospital staff.

The doctors at AIIMS claimed that the journalist was having hallucinations for the past one week. They also claimed that he was in depression.

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In video, Vikas Dubey discloses his political links

In the video that is now being shared on the social media, Vikas claims that former UP Assembly speaker Hari Krishna Srivastava was his political guru and had initiated him into politics

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An undated video interview of gangster Vikas Dubey gives an insight into his political clout.

In the video that is now being shared on the social media, Vikas claims that former UP Assembly speaker Hari Krishna Srivastava was his political guru and had initiated him into politics. Srivastava was Speaker in 1990-91 during the Mulayam Singh government.

In the video, Vikas is heard saying that he has no relations with crime and criminals and the cases against him were a result of his growing popularity which made his rivals jealous.

In another video that has been accessed by the STF which is investigating the killing of eight policemen by Vikas Dubey on Friday, Vikas is seen talking about his links with BJP MLAs Abhijeet Sanga and Bhagwati Sagar.

He said that the two leaders had helped him when he faced police action in 2017.

Abhijeet Sanga has vehemently denied having any links with the gangster. “My constituency is Bithoor in Kanpur and people from adjoining village come to me for help. In fact, several times I have recommended action in cases where Vikas Dubey was supporting the other parties,” he said.

Sanga further aid that it was typical of Dubey to align himself with political leaders belonging to the ruling parties.

Bhagwati Sagar, BJP MLA from Bilhaur, meanwhile, said that he had not pleaded in any case against Dubey. He said that this was an attempt to malign his image.

Both the MLAs said that Dubey video should be investigated.

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