Haryana logs 1, 630 new infections, 24 deaths
Haryana reported 1, 630 new Covid-19 infections, 2, 421 recoveries and 24 deaths on Monday.
Six districts –Gurugram (261), Faridabad (195), Kurukshetra (163), Rohtak (126), Hisar (107) and Sonepat (102) reported more than 100 new infections.
Significant numbers were also reported from Yamunanagar (80), Fatehabad (70), Ambala (67), Sirsa (66), Panchkula (60), Rewari (59) and Mahendergarh (52).The fresh infections pushed the cumulative number of cases to 1, 25, 412. As per a medical bulletin, 2, 421 infected persons recovered from the virus on Monday, taking the number of recoveries to 1, 08, 411. The recovery rate improved to 86.44%, from Sunday’s 84.63%, while the case fatality rate remained stable at 1.06%.
Among the 24 who succumbed to the respiratory illness, five were from Panchkula, four from Panipat, two each from Karnal, Hisar, Sirsa and Fatehabad and one each from Faridabad, Ambala, Rohtak, Bhiwani, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar and Kaithal.
The medical bulletin said there were 364 critically ill patients, including 56 on ventilator support.
Among other districts, Panipat reported 43 new infections followed by Karnal (37), Bhiwani (36),) Kaithal (30), Jhajjar (26), Jind (20), Palwal (16), Charkhi Dadri (9) and Nuh (5).
The Central Bureau of Investigation is conducting raids at residences of former Jharkhand sports minister Bandhu Tirkey in connection with financial irregularities in conducting the 34th National Games in 2011, people aware of the development said. Tirkey, who joined the Congress in 2020 and was appointed as working president of Jharkhand Congress last year, is in national capital Delhi for party meetings, an aide in his office said.
The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday conducted searches at about seven places in Mumbai, Pune and Ratnagiri district's Dapoli linked to a close confidant of chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra transport minister Anil Parab. Parab was under ED scanner ever since dismissed Mumbai police officer Sachin Vaze, the prime accused in Antilia explosives scare and Mansukh Hiran murder case, alleged that Anil Parab was among the recipients of bribes.
The Bharatiya Janata Party will attend an all-party meeting Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has convened on June 1 to discuss the modalities for a state-level caste census even as it has faced criticism from its ruling National Democratic Alliance allies for trying to stall the exercise. On May 10, Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav threatened to hold a foot march from Patna to Delhi in case the census is not conducted.
Bengaluru might soon get an IKEA store in June this year. Swedish furniture retailer IKEA would open its flagship store in Bengaluru in June. CEO of Ingka Group, of which IKEA is a part, Jesper Brodin on Wednesday met Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai at the World Economic Forum Meet in Davos, Switzerland, and held discussions in the backdrop of the store-opening.
The shop consists of two rooms separated by a thin wall. One long shelf is devoted to the great Premchand. Along with his classic works like Gaban, Karmbhoomi, and Sevasadan, there is a huge selection of his short fiction, including the hauntingly titled Poos ki Raat.