Coronavirus claims one more life in Himachal, death toll 33
A 63-year-old woman died due to Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, taking the death in the state to 33, officials said.
The deceased was a resident of Barsar in Hamirpur district. Kangra chief medical officer Dr Gurdarshan Gupta said she had comorbidies and was suffering from ovarian tumour. She was brought and admitted to Government Hospital, Tanda on August 21 and her Covid-19 report came out positive the next day.
164 new cases, tally reaches 5,945
Himachal has recorded 164 fresh infections and the state tally has now reached 5,945.
Of the new cases, 45 were reported in Kangra district, 37 in Sirmaur district, 29 in Hamirpur, 16 in Solan, 12 in Chamba, 10 in Shimla, nine in Una district, three in Bilaspur, two in Kullu districts and one in Mandi district.
Also, 142 more patients recovered on Sunday. Special secretary, health, Nipun Jindal said so far 4,408 patients have been cured and 42 patients have migrated out of the state.
With 1,425 cases, Solan remains the worst-hit district followed by Sirmaur where 877 cases have been reported till date Kangra has 842 cases, Hamirpur 534, Una 459, Chamba 415, Mandi 398, Shimla 330, Bilaspur 303, Kullu 273 and Kinnaur 81. With eight cases, Lahaul-Spiti remains the least affected district in the state.
In Hamirpur, 28 people, including a two-year-old girl and a eight-year-old boy have tested positive. In Sirmaur, new cases have been reported in Nahan, Kala Amb and Moginand village.
In Kangra district, six doctors, two paramedics and a health care provider are among the new patients. They have been kept under observation in Tanda Medical college.
In Solan district, a police personnel is among the new cases reported in Parwanoo, four each in Baddi and Nalagarh and one each in Arki, Solan and in MMU.
In Una district, a 27-year-old police personnel from Haroli and a bank employee are among the fresh infections.
With the Eknath Shinde-led rebel faction of the Shiv Sena all set to announce a new party, the Shiv Sena Balasaheb, senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday said no such group would be recognised until it gets a legal authorisation from the Maharashtra assembly speaker. The incumbent deputy speaker of the Nationalist Congress Party, Narhari Zirwal, is overseeing the responsibilities of the speaker.
Shiv Sena legislator Tanaji Sawant's office in Pune was ransacked by party activists on Saturday amid the political crisis in Maharashtra caused due to the breaking away of a section of MLAs led by urban development minister Eknath Shinde from the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray-led party. Local corporator Vishal Dhanawade later told reporters that this was a reaction by Shiv Sainiks as Sawant has turned a rebel. Despite repeated attempts Sawant could not be contacted.
A bronze statue of the architect of Bengaluru city, Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, will be unveiled soon at the Kempegowda International Airport, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told reporters on Friday, news agency PTI reported. The statue is said to be around 108 feet tall, weighing around 220 tons, i.e. 2,20,000 kilograms. Chief Minister Bommai was at KIA to inspect the progress of the installation work of the statue after he returned from his Delhi trip.
The Pragati Maidan tunnel, which was inaugurated on June 19, will be closed for vehicular movement on every Sunday as authorities have decided to allow people to visit the tunnel and see the artwork along its walls- a suggestion that was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating the facility. The 1.3-km-long tunnel connects Mathura road to Ring road while passing under the Pagati Maidan.
The Karnataka high court on Friday reserved judgement on a suit pending before a Mangaluru court, which had sought a survey of the Malali mosque on the outskirts of the city after a Hindu temple-like architectural design was discovered underneath it during April renovation works, PTI reported. The single-judge bench of Justice Sachin Shankar Magadum had issued notice to mosque authorities and adjourned the hearing to June 17.