Kerala is witnessing yet again COVID-19-like lockdown situation in several regions. After the recent rise in the Nipah virus, the health ministry declared containment zones, imposing strict restrictions, to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. Listing the panchayats declared as containment zones, Kozhikode District are: Atanchery, Maruthonkara, Tiruvallur, Kuttiyadi, Kayakkodi, Villyapalli, and Kavilumpara. Furthermore,… read-more
The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, issued a warning that the world must get ready for the next pandemic, which might be "even deadlier" than the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when COVID cases are somewhat stabilising around the world. "The end of COVID-19 as a global health emergency is not the end of COVID-19 as a global health threat," Mr Tedros said.
The search for wanted Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh entered the fifth day, on March 22. The Punjab Police, a team of 80,000 cops, are after Singh, who allegedly escaped the police. Furthermore, the Uttarakhand Police on Tuesday conducted a combing operation at gurdwaras, hotels and in areas on the Indo-Nepal border in Udham Singh Nagar district to nab Singh. Meanwhile, the Haryana and Punjab HC is monitoring the police.
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Authorities in Delhi started evacuating people living in the low-lying areas near the Yamuna banks, as the water level in the river rose to 206.18 metres, much above the danger mark of 205.33 metres. The concerned officials started the evacuation on September 27, amid the danger mark, the highest this year so far. East Delhi District Magistrate Anil Banka is conducting the evacuation process and alerted people.
Amid the spread of lumpy skin disease in cattle, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) adopted precautionary measures for animals. Notably, the BMC teams consisting of officers and employees will start visiting various cattle sheds in Mumbai, and issuing notices to cattle shed owners. The BCM officials will also see if cattle sheds are unclean and provide medical treatment to the animals found infected with the diseases.
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The concerned authority in Delhi issued an alert after the water level of the Yamuna river breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres. The major cause is due to the heavy rain in upper catchment areas, prompting authorities to chalk out a strategy to evacuate people from low-lying areas. Furthermore, the Delhi flood control room said the water level reached 205.38 metres. Rescue force and boats are on stand-by.
Over 20 states and UTs are projected to see severe rainfall over next two days, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). IMD issued warnings for Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Bengal, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry, and alert for Chhattisgarh for extremely heavy rain. IMD forecasted light/moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms over Jammu & Kashmir, MP, Maharashtra, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland… read-more
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The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) issued alerts for employees and disaster management teams amid the formation of cyclonic storm Asani. The cyclone is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclone, said mayor Firhad Hakim on May 8. Furthermore, leaves of all the employees have been cancelled and were alerted to deal with the cyclone, likely on May 9,10. The cyclone will bring heavy rainfall in the city.
The Punjab Police seizes a grenade launcher with two compatible grenades, 3.79 kg RDX, nine detonators, and two sets of timer devices from Gurdaspur. All that was seized could cover a range of 150 meters and could be detrimental to the VVIP security, reported an official statement. The police have booked four men, after the revelation by Malkeet Singh. The consignment was sent from Pakistan by Sikh Youth Federation.
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As per Intelligence agencies, A possible terror plot could take place on Republic Day, threatening the lives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries. The threat had come from groups based out of the Pakistan/Afghanistan-Pakistan region. Drones could be used for attack, hinted reports. Notably, Leaders from five Asian countries— Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, are invited as chief guests, at… read-more
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