- Mentally ill woman suffers sexual assault
A 22 year old mentally ill woman was sexually assaulted by a 31 year old man, Lingan, at her house in Kilpauk. The victim was sleeping with her mother when Lingan, with his two associates, broke into their home and assaulted the woman.
The All Women Police, Kilpauk, have initiated the search to confiscate the man, who was also found in the previous records of the T.P. Chatram police.
- Seven corona warriors invited at the Secretariat event
Seven frontline warriors of the deadly virus had been specially invited by the Delhi government to the Independence Day program arranged at the Secretariat. They belong to different fields of administration, medicine, nursing, police, civil defence and sanitation, who had put their life on line and served exceptionally. They include, Rajeev Singh Parihar, ADM of the Central District, and the Nodal Officer on COVID duty; Dr. Hirdesh Kumar, a resident of Dwarka, posted at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital (RGSSH); Sonu, a nursing officer at the Lok Nayak hospital; Delhi Police constable Pradeep Chauhan; a CATS ambulance driver at GTB Hospital Tej Bahadur; Civil Defence Volunteer Dina Nath Yadav; and supervisor of sanitation workers with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation Ashok Kumar.
The 74th Independence Day program was held at the Secretariat, instead of the Chhatrasal Stadium, due to the pandemic. 100 dignitaries, Arvind Kejriwal, Cabinet Ministers, and the Delhi High Court Chief Justice among the main invitees, had attended to keep social distancing intact.
- PM Modi announces ensured connectivity in all villages within 1000 days
Addressing the nation on August 15, Prime Minister Narenda Modi announced that all villages will have telephonic and internet connection through Optical fibre within 1000 days. He had also claimed that the government had provided 1.5 lakh villages in the last five years, and now the target is to unite the entire nation, even the most remote places. Connectivity will also be extended to the Lakshadweep islands, in this time period.
The initiative was under digital India, which was highly demanded especially after the pandemic, where digital transactions has skyrocketed.
- Armed robbery in Madurai for two consecutive days
TASMAC employees in Silaiman and of Kachirayanpatti have been robbed on two successive days. The police revealed that the unidentified robbers used beer bottles to attack the victims before robbing them. Rs 3.34 lakh, and Rs 5.44 lakh were stolen, respectively.
- PM Modi announces Health IDs to store medical records
On his Independence Day addressal, PM Narendra Modi announces the launch of the National Digital Health Mission, under which citizens will get Health IDs to keep a record of their medical history. The initiative is launched in order to help people getting medical treatment with technology. The health IDs will store one’s tests, disease and diagnosis, and medical reports along with medicines.
- Interpol explains that the money lost in fraudulent scams can be restored
Money lost in online fraudulent scams can be interrupted and restored, if the victims take immediate steps to alert the bank and police. After such an incident has happened, the victims are often dumbfounded as to what to be done next, and the local police are unable to provide aid. However, Interpol recently revealed that even if money has been transferred to another account, it can be blocked and retrieved before its withdrawal.
Interpol shares a toolkit to its member countries, only visible to the law enforcement, to stop payment requests and freeze money orders.
- Hundreds of fish died at Ennore creek, fishermen worried
Mathi, president of the Nettukuppam Fishermen Cooperative Society, has reported the death of a ton of fishes, heavily suspecting the reason to be dismissal of toxic chemicals and hot water into the water body. Samples were collected.
Advocate T.K. Ramkumar, who deals with environmental matters, has revealed the rupture to the creek’s natural ecosystem that has been happening for years, with the discharge of fly ash and hot water. However, the charges against the industry have been denied as officials check the water outlet of North Chennai Thermal Power Station to be well within the permitted limits.
- 57,381 patients discharged in a day, recovery rate jumps to 71.61%
The Health Ministry reveals the data of recovered COVID-19 patients to be over 18 lakh, recording 57,381 patients to be discharged in a day. Testing facilities have also been running swiftly, making 8,68,679 COVID-19 tests done in 24 hours.
Delhi has the highest recovery rate of 89.87% followed by Tamil Nadu at 81.62%, Gujarat 77.53%, Madhya Pradesh 74.70%, West Bengal 73.25%, Rajasthan 72.84%, Telangana 72.72% and Odisha 71.98%.
- People evacuate as flood water enters villages
As flood level crosses the first warning level in Godavari River at Bhadrachalam, water enters into villages at Polavaram, Velerupadu, Kukunoor and other mandals, villagers having to be relocated. Flood levels at Bhadrachalam was noted to be at 43.50 feet, Koida 22.200 metres, cofferdam 27.150 metres, Polavaram 12.470 metres and Old railway bridge (Havelock bridge) 15.850 metres earlier on Saturday. Villagers to be shifted somewhere safe, ensuring adequate medicines, food and other essentials. Tribal people have reportedly shifted to hilly areas.
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), 10th Battalion Commandant Zahid Khan claims to be equipped and ready to take control of the scenario.
- Lt. Governor Sinha comments on Jammu and Kashmir being essential part of India
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha shares how Jammu and Kashmir has been an integral part of India, enveloping secularism since ancient times of Shankacharya and Buddha, accommodating Guru Nanak’s enlightenment and Sufi Islam. He also admits that some wrong decisions were taken after Independence, which are, after 70 years being rectified. The development of J&K, like any other part of India is extremely crucial, and says Sinha, is under progress.