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  • 10 people lost their lives in a blaze at the COVID-19 care center

10 people lost their lives, and 20 others suffered burns after a fire broke out in a COVID-19 care center in Vijayawada. Details of two patients are yet to be recovered.

This incident happened around 5 a.m. on the ground and first floors of the Hotel Swarna Palace. A criminal case under sections 304(2) and 308 of IPC has been registered against Hotel Swarna Palace and Ramesh Hospitals. 


  • United States crossed 5 million COVID-19 cases

With confirmed 5 million COVID-19 cases in the US, the failure of the most powerful nation in the world has left everyone in astonishment. The health officials believe that the actual number is perhaps 10 times higher. However, due to the testing limitations and around 40% of those have no symptoms at all.


  • Captain Deepak Sathe’s mortal remains reach Mumbai

The mortal remains of Caption Deepak Sathe were taken to Mumbai on Sunday afternoon. Captain Deepak (58) lost his life in the Air India Express plane crash in Kerala. His wife Sushma and one of their sons accompanied the body.



 



  • Ammonium nitrate kept in Chennai to be moved out soon

740 tons of ammonium nitrate, which is stored at the Sattva Container Freight Station Chennai, will now be moved to Hyderabad. This decision was made after the explosion that took place in Beirut, leaving more than 135 people dead. Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board (TNPCB) says these containers are just 700 meters away from the residential area, having a population of 7,000 people.


  • Kerala landslide deaths rise to 42

So far, 42 people have lost their lives in the massive landslide that took place in the Idukki district of Kerala on Friday. The IMD has issued a red alert predicting extremely heavy rainfall in Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, and Alappuzha districts.

Amid the COVID-19 situation, the authorities have decided to open separate camps for the flood-affected people.


  • Mumbai police denied the allegations on the state of Disha Salian’s body

Mumbai police said that false allegations are being imposed regarding how the body of Disha Salian was found. She was the former manager of the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Mumbai police further added that they photographed the body on the spot, and it was naked. Also, her family members were also present when the Mumbai Police reached the spot.



 


  • 12 Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

12 Maoists surrendered in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh on Sunday. Five of those Maoists were carrying a reward of Rs 6 lakh on their heads. They surrendered, saying that they were impressed by the rehabilitation campaign run by the local police. They further added that they were disappointed by the shallow Maoist ideology.


  • Andhra Pradesh records big jump in COVID-19 cases

Over the past 24 hours, Andhra Pradesh reported a new single-day high of 10,820 infections taking the total number of cases to 2.27 lakh on Sunday. While 119 people lost their lives to COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu on Sunday.

Karnataka, on the other hand, witnesses 5,985 new cases and 107 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 1,78,087.


  • 27-year-old gangster wanted for Delhi ATM heists caught

Arshad Khan, 27, had been wanted in a series of ATM thefts where the robbers uprooted the ATMs in Delhi and nearby areas. The Delhi Police on Sunday received a tip that he is planning to scout an ATM booth in the South Delhi neighborhood.

He was asked to surrender, but he took out his pistol and fired four rounds towards the police. The police team fired back in self-defense, and he got injured in his left leg. Later, he was taken to Safdarjung Hospital, where he is recovering.


  • Health Ministry Official says India is conducting 7 lakh COVID-19 tests daily

India has increased the testing speed, with more than 7 lakh COVID-19 tests being conducted daily. The Health Ministry Official said that around 500 tests per minute were conducted on Sunday.

As of now, India has performed 2,41,06,535 total tests. At the same time, India also recorded the highest number of recoveries, with 53,879 people being discharged.