Pakistan puts Dawood Ibrahim, Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi on terror list
Pakistan adds the names of Dawood Ibrahim, as well as 26/11 LeT operations chief Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, and some leaders of the Taliban to its own list of terrorists. The decade long denial finally comes to an end as the decision is published as an SRO (Statutory Regulatory Order) by Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The decision entails banning travel, assets, and arms embargo as per the U.N. Security Council’s designations.
India crosses a significant milestone of testing over 10 lakh people in a day
With such a rate of aggressive testing, States and the Union Territories have reported a decrement in positive cases. Out of the 10,23,836 samples tested, 3.8 lakh were carried out by rapid antigen tests.
The Health Ministry has cleared that with such a huge number of tests being carried out, the positivity rate can indicate a hike, but it will gradually decrease with monitoring, combined with other measures such as prompt isolation, efficient tracking, and time effective and clinical management.
Fatality crosses 8,00,000 globally
According to an AFP tally based on sources, the death count caused by the new coronavirus has crossed 8,00,000 globally. Four countries reported having more than half of the global fatalities: the United States with 175,416; Brazil with 113,358; Mexico 59,610 and India 55,794. The highest numbers are concentrated around Latin America and the Caribbean region, with 254,897 deaths.
Delhi Police Special Cell arrests two, including an ISIS operative
Special Cell reveals that they have caught Mohammad Mustakeem Khan and alias Abu Yusuf near the section of the Ridge Road between Dhaula Kuan and Karol Bagh. Two pressure cooker IEDs have been recovered from the duo.
DCP P S Kushwah also reports that Khan, in touch with ISIS handlers, had planned a terror attack on August 15, but was unable to carry out the plan due to high security.
Mahatma Gandhi’s gold glasses sell for $340,000 in UK
Gandhi was known to be selfless and used to donate relentlessly. East Bristol Auctions reveal the story of one such donation of his glasses to a man while he was working for British Petroleum in South Africa during the 1920s or 30s. The recipient’s nephew has reportedly handed over the valuable item, which was auctioned at $340,000.
Turkish President announces discovery of large natural gas reserve
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan proudly announces the discovery of a large natural gas reserve, and terms it to be the greatest natural gas discovery in history. Turkey plans to solve its dependency on energy resources and also aspires to become an exporter of energy. It also hopes to extract and utilize the resource by the year 2023.
Mumbai Crime Branch arrests man for selling fake N-95 masks
The police approached the accused, Riyas Ahmad Raes Ahmad Khan, as customers and nabbed 18,000 N-95 masks of a company named Venus, amounting to Rs 27 lakhs. Officials from the company Venus were called in to identify the products and had denied owning them. The masks that were nabbed were inferior in quality with cheap filters and somewhat posed health risks.
Third warning by CWC as Godavari level rises at Bhadrachalam
Central Water Commission (CWC) issues third warning as the water level rises to 55.30 feet at Bhadrachalam, with the possibility of increasing further as it continues to rain. The body also warns people living near the bank to evacuate and move to safer places. Kunavaram, Koida, cofferdam, Polavaram, old railway bridge (Havelock bridge, Rajamahendravaram), and Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage (Dowleswaram) have also evidenced increasing water levels.
California wildfires becoming deadly, governor suggests evacuation
The dry-lightning storms that hit California last week have taken a deadly form, reveals Governor Gavin Newsom. Six people have already across Central and North California, 43 firefighters and civilians have been injured, too. The wildfires are spreading, causing mass destruction, and is suspected to be the most dangerous that the state has witnessed in history.
Five intruders killed along India-Pak border in Punjab
The Border Security Force (BSF) has reported that it has shot five intruders along the Pakistan border in the Tarn Taran district of Punjab. The intruders were told to stay away from the borders but instead started firing upon BSF troops, who fought back in self-defense.
The identities of the five are yet to be acquired. However, they were founds carrying 9 kgs of narcotics, one AK-47 rifle, four Beretta pistols, nine magazines, and 136 live rounds of ammunition, two mobile phones and Rs 610 Pakistani currency.