20 cases in Chandigarh, source of infection unclear in nine cases
Twenty fresh cases of Covid-19 cases were reported from Chandigarh on Monday, taking the tally to 739, of which 207 are active. With 30 more recoveries, the number of discharged people have crossed 500 mark to reach 518, while 12 have succumbed to the virus.
Among the new cases, the source of infection of nine cases is unclear. These include: Six males aged between 29 and 70 from Dadumajra, Sector 45, Sector 29, Sector 61, Sector 49 and Sector 40); two women aged 45 from Bapu Dham Colony and a woman from Sector 22.
Three males of a Dhanas family aged 17, 25 and 53 have contracted infection from a family member. Three members of a Daria family, including a 4-year-old boy, too contracted the virus from a family member.
From Daria, two more people from a same family were also diagnosed with Covid. They also contracted the infection from a family member.
A 25-year-old woman from Sector 7 was found positive for coronavirus after coming into contact with a patient in her family.
A man and a woman from Manimajra, who had visited Meerut (Uttar Pradesh), were found infected with Covid-19. A 23-year-old woman from Sector 63 contracted the contagion from a patient in Punjab.
PANCHKULA RECORDS 29 CASES
Seven personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were among 29 new Covid-19 cases reported in Panchkula district on Monday, taking the count to 280. According to the health bulletin of Panchkula district, 31 persons were tested positive on Monday, out of which 29 are from the district and two from other districts. Out of 280 people who tested positive for the virus, 134 persons have cured, one has died and 145 are active.
Those who tested positive on Monday include a 32-year-old man from Sector 9, a 39-year-old man from Naggal, a 38-year-old from Jaspur, a 40-year-old woman from Toda, a 40-year-old female from Nayagaon, a 45-year-old woman from Mouli, a 12-year-old boy from Tagra and a 20-year-old woman from Tipra. Two men aged 30 and 18 are from Ashiana, Phase 1 and seven are from Barwala.
A pastor of a Seawoods-based church has been arrested by NRI Coastal police following a complaint registered by Thane District Women and Child Welfare Department. On August 5, Thane District Women and Child Protection officer, Suvarna Jadhav, along with representatives of Thane Child Welfare Committee, District Child Protection Cell and Yuva Child Line, visited Bethel Gospel Pentecostal Church at Seawoods Sector 48 based on a written letter they received.
The ruling DMK's key initiative aimed at women, providing them free bus travel, should not be confined to a "narrow" aspect of freebies but it is an economic revolution, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said on Friday. The scheme has ensured an 8-12 per cent savings for the families of the beneficiaries, he said while chairing the third meeting of the Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission here.
Islamic Centre of India here organised 'Trianga Yatra' led by its chairman Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali on Friday as part of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' to mark the 75th Independence Day of the country. Several Muslim youths participated in the 'Tiranga Yatra' led by Mahali. Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahli said that our national flag teaches us our duties towards our country.
Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a parallel Tiranga (tricolour) campaign —one by the Bharatiya Janata Party and its government in the state and the other by the Samajwadi Party, the main opposition party. The BJP government had announced its “Har Ghar Tiranga (national flag on every home)” campaign from August 13 to 15 as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (75 years of India's independence).
Days after the arrest of Shrikant Tyagi for abusing and assaulting a woman at a high rise in Sector 93B, Noida, and alleged harassment of the accused wife by the police, the Tyagi community in the state has decided to close ranks. The community members from 11 districts of the state met on Thursday to form 'Sanyukt Tyagi Swabhiman Morcha' to protect the honour and fight those who were trying to defame the entire community.