Punjab Cop’s Hand Chopped Off By Group Violating Corona Lockdown
A policeman's hand was chopped off and two other police officials were injured when a group of people allegedly attacked them in Punjab’s Patiala district on Sunday, 12 April, police told PTI. The incident triggered a police operation, in which 11 people were arrested at a gurudwara.
The group fled after the attack and holed itself up in the Nihang Dera complex which also houses Gurudwara Khichdi Sahib at Balbera village, about 25 km from Patiala. The stand-off at the gurudwara lasted hours, till police entered it and arrested 11 people, including the five involved in the attack at a local market.
A Nihang Dera member, Nirbhav Singh, suffered a gunshot wound and was admitted to Patiala hospital, police said.
Re-implantation of Singh’s Hand Successful
Commenting on the situation, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said that the surgery to repair the severed wrist of ASI Harjeet Singh was “successful.” He said:
“I am happy to share that a seven-and-a-half hour long surgery has been successfully completed in PGI to repair the severed wrist of ASI Harjeet Singh. I thank the entire team of doctors and support staff for their painstaking effort. Wishing ASI Harjeet Singh a speedy recovery.”
Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta also confirmed that the “re-implantation of the left hand of ASI Harjeet Singh has been done.” He said that at the end of the surgery, “it was valuated at the end of surgery that hand is viable, warm with good circulation.”
On Sunday, a group of four-five 'Nihangs' (Sikhs armed with traditional weapons and dressed in loose blue tops) were travelling in a vehicle and they were asked to stop at a vegetable market at around 6:15 am by the Mandi board officials, they said.
“They were asked to show (curfew) passes. But they crashed the vehicle against the the gate and barricades put up there,” Senior Superintendent of Police, Patiala, Mandeep Singh Sidhu said.
The group then attacked the police personnel on duty, he added. “An ASI’s (Assistant Sub Inspector) hand was chopped off by a sword. A Station House Officer of Sadar Patiala sustained an injury on his elbow and another official suffered an injury on his arm in the attack,” Sidhu said.
The ASI was rushed to the Rajindra hospital, from where he was referred to PGIMER in Chandigarh. The incident took place when a lockdown is in place in the state because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Tweeting about the incident, the Punjab Police Chief said that top plastic surgeons at PGI Hospital in Chandigarh are treating the policeman.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)
Zee News apologizes for spreading hate and hatred in the country by running fake news
Zee News Delhi Zee News Channel, which defamed Muslims in the world by producing fake news, apologized to the country today. Today's big news is that Zee News apologized to the country for showing fake news. While the country is struggling with an epidemic like Corona, Zee News, a renowned media house of the country, is constantly trying to create hatred in the country. Zee News, which describes itself as a nationalist channel, is trying to weaken the country in times of emergency, it is not a nationalist but an anti-national channel.
Zee News has noted that the number of Corona patients has increased since the people of Tabligi Jamaat stranded in the Nizamuddin Markaz area of Delhi during the ongoing lock-down at the time of the Corona epidemic. Since then, the media started running fake news about the Tablighi Jamaat. Zee News ran fake news of Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, against which UP Police immediately notices Zee News and advised to stop this fake news and spreading rumors, but despite this, Zee News did not improve and fake news against the depositors Kept going On 09 April 2020, news was broadcast by Zee News that 11 people of Tabligi Jamaat in Arunachal Pradesh have been found corona positive. Whereas in Arunachal Pradesh only one depository positive was found.
Zee News Arunachal Police immediately took cognizance of the case after fake news of deposits in Arunachal Pradesh came under fire and reprimanded Zee News for running fake news. Along with Zee News, many other news channels of the country are constantly running fake news with the aim of tarnishing the image of Muslims. Due to the rise of fake news, where the intellectual society of the country is concerned, the Supreme Court also expressed concern on fake news and has given strict instructions to the Home Ministry to take action against it. Frightened by the FIR and Jamiat's plea against the big media stalwarts in many states of the country, Zee News apologized to the country and proved that it ran fake news. Massive protests across the country and the ongoing trend against fake news on social media had an impact and Zee News today apologized to the country. TV channels like Zee News, showing fake news have raised questions about the credibility of news channels among people.
Rajasthan BAR Association asked to urge advocates to wear proper uniform after lawyer wears ganji in video call
Haryana man arrested for making threat calls to Randeep Surjewala
On Friday, police arrested a Haryana man for making threat calls to Congress leader Randeep Surjewala.
According to a report by Hindustan Times, the accused was identified as Agrim. The cops have said that the accused lives near Surjewala's house in Kaithal. The leader had filed a complaint in Panchkula claiming that he received a threat call from a person who identified himself as a gangster from Uttar Pradesh.
Surjewala, the chief spokesperson of the Congress, in his police complaint said the caller threatened to eliminate him and his cousin Sudeep Surjewala. He filed the complaint with the Panchkula police on Thursday, hours after receiving the threat call, police said, adding that they have registered a case and are investigating the matter.
In his police complaint, Surjewala said he was present at his Panchkula residence when he received the call on Thursday morning. Surjewala, a former minister from Haryana who enjoys 'Y' category security cover, told the police that the caller claimed that he was a gangster from Uttar Pradesh.
He said in his complaint that he received another call from the same number and the caller extended the same threat again. Surjewala also mentioned in his complaint a threat he had received a few years back on behalf of another gangster.
Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's
Kulgam (Srinagar): An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Damhal Hanjipora area of the south Kashmir district during the night after receiving specific information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said as the forces were conducting the searches in the area, militants fired upon them. The security forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter. The gunfight is going on and further details are awaited, the official said. This comes days after Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Commander Sajad Nawab Dar was neutralised in an encounter in Sopore.
The District Magistrate of Kulgam, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, on Wednesday issued an order announcing red zones and buffer zones in Kulgam district after the detection of the first Covid-19 case in the district in south Kashmir. The DM, who is also the Chairman of the disaster management authority, said the Covid-19 case detected in Kulgam is a resident of Reshipora Ward No. 4 and has a contact history with a Covid-19 positive case.
Bhilwara Model Rahul Gandhi's brainchild? Sonia Gandhi credits Cong scion for high testing
Acting Congress President has claimed that Rahul Gandhi’s timely intervention had prevented the coronavirus outbreak spreading in Bhilwara, which was one of the earliest hospots of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
According to The Print, sources said that Sonia made the statement at a meeting with state Congress chiefs, where she reviewed the steps taken by them to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. The meeting lasted over three hours.
Naturally, Twitter had something to say about the report
Sonia Gandhi claims Bhilwara tested 22 lakh people due to Rahul’s warning! Wherever there is Rahul, can exaggeration and maths blunder be behind?
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I am from Bhilwara, and I can bet Rahul Gandhi can't even Map out the Bhilwara. Bhilwara is most BJP city. even if he had warned, no one will take him seriously, never. https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/1248677681706594305 …
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Instead of praising health workers, doctors, bureaucrats and administration in Bhilwara, Sonia Gandhi praises Rahul Gandhi for Control in #COVID19 cases at Bhilwara. Just days after suggesting that Govt ads for media should stop. Congress party is so doomed. Such a pity! https://twitter.com/npday/status/1248661095247642627 …
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Bhilwara Sarpanch Kismat Gurjar has hit out at interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi for crediting Congress scion Rahul Gandhi as the brainchild behind the Bhilwara Model that has ensured that the district hasn’t reported a single new coronavirus case in 10 days.
“I am hurt at her statement, as the work done to make the Bhilwara model successful is the work of all the local authorities," she said in a video
Bhilwara had become one of the hotspots of the outbreak, registering 27 positive cases and two deaths.The city has so far not reported any new case in the past 10 days, and the credit can go to the administration headed by Rajendra Bhatt and his team that comprises IAS officer Tina Dabi.
While the data is definitely something to write home about, Bhatt told The Print that it would be premature to celebrate. “I want to complete three cycles of isolation, testing and quarantining before we claim victory,” Bhatt said.
IAS officer Tina Dabi told News 18 in an interview that the situation in the state could ‘have easily gone the other way.’
Notably, Bhilwara had issued a total lockdown days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued the 21-day lockdown. On March 20, the district administration called for shutting of all shops, and asking people not to panic.
Dabi said that they realised that Bhilwara had the potential to become the next hotspot after several medical practitioners had tested positive in the city. Realising that they had come in contact with several people, and fearing that the disease would spread quickly, the administration acted fast and implemented a total lockdown.
Mentioning Tablighi Jamaat event in COVID-19 chart is Islamophobia: Delhi Minorities Commission tells health dept
The Delhi Minorities Commission has asked the Health Department to drop any mention of Tablighi Jamaat event in its daily bulletins on COVID-19 cases in Delhi.
In a letter to the Director/Secretary, Delhi Health Department, the DMC Chairman Dr Zafarul-Islam Khan said, "Your bulletins of Coronavirus victims are showing a separate column 'Markaz Masjid'. Such thoughtless classification is feeding into the Islamophobia agenda of the lap media and Hindutva forces and has been easily turned into a handle to attack Muslims across the country. As a result, Muslims are being attacked in various areas, calls are being made for their social boycott, one boy has been lynched in the North-West Delhi village of Harewali, others attacked."
The DMC letter further said, "World Health Organisation has taken cognizance of this phenomenon, unique to India. WHO Emergency Programme Director Mike Ryan said on April 6, 'Countries should not profile novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in terms of religion or any other criteria."
With 51 more COVID-19 positive cases on Thursday, the total number of positive cases in the national capital has risen to 720.
Out of the total 720 cases, there are 430 cases from the Tablighi Jamaat congregation that took place in Nizamuddin Markaz last month.
The Delhi government has made wearing face-mask compulsory in the city.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had on Wednesday said that 23 hotspots have been identified in Delhi in the battle to contain coronavirus. However, the authorities also added Bengali Market in the list of the hotspot on Thursday.
Beats the purpose of a lockdown: BJP leader Sambit Patra says don't glorify Telangana mother's 1,400-km scooter ride
Amid lockdown, a Telangana woman rode nearly 1,400 km on a scooter over three days amid the nationwide lockdown to bring her stranded son home from Andhra Pradesh. After which BJP leader Sambit took to Twitter and said that don’t glorify Telangana mother's 1,400-km scooter ride as it beats the purpose of a lockdown.
Patra on Friday tweeted, "Every Mother can go to any extent for the well-being of their Children but with due respect I differ in glorifying this particular 1400 km drive as a great act because it may instigate many parents to follow suit despite the lockdown, defeating it’s very purpose!!"
Every Mother can go to any extent for the well being of their Childen but with due respect I differ in glorifying this particular 1400 km drive as a great act because it may instigate many parents to follow suit despite the lockdown,defeating it’s very purpose!! https://twitter.com/timesofindia/status/1248483346910494720 …
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Mom rides 1,400km on scooty to get son home
“It was not difficult,” she told reporters after reaching her hometown with her son
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Braving all the odds, the school teacher from Bodhan town travelled on the two-wheeler to Nellore district and brought her son back. Razia Begum had to embark on the arduous journey as her son Mohammed Nizamuddin was stuck in Rehmatabad in Nellore district for nearly two weeks.
Nizamuddin, a student of Intermediate Second Year (12th standard) at a private college in Hyderabad, had gone to Rehmatabad along with his friend after their annual exams. He, however, was stranded there due to suspension of all public transport and imposition of lockdown.
Worried over the wellbeing of her son, Razia Begum decided to undertake the long journey to bring him back. Razia, who serves as headmistress at a primary school, approached Assistant Commissioner of Police V. Jayapal Reddy and obtained a permission letter from him.
She left for Rehmatabad on the morning of April 6. Though she was stopped by the police at many barricades and checkposts, she produced ACP's letter and persuaded the police officers to allow her to continue the journey. Someone who had never stepped out of the town on scooty, she succeeded reaching Rehmatabad the next day with the help of Google maps and locals along 700-km.
"It was a difficult journey on a small two-wheeler for a woman. But the determination to bring my son back overtook all my fears. I packed rotis and they kept me going. It was fearsome in the nights with no traffic movement and no people on roads," Razia Begum told PTI on Thursday.
Shashi Tharoor slams PM Modi for supplying hydroxychloroquine to Israel; asks what happened to 'India First'
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the government supplied hydroxychloroquine to Israel. The Congress leader while hitting out at PM Modi asked what happened to ‘India First’.
Taking to Twitter, Tharoor wrote, "Reports of Shortage in India as Govt exports scarce drug to fight #COVID19Pandemic: https://ibtimes.co.in/hydroxychloroquine-shortage-india-modi-govt-allows-supply-other-nations-rajasthan-forced-816990 Does anyone remember the man who said “India First”?"
Reports of Shortage in India as Govt exports scarce drug to fight #COVID19Pandemic: https://www.ibtimes.co.in/hydroxychloroquine-shortage-india-modi-govt-allows-supply-other-nations-rajasthan-forced-816990 … Does anyone remember the man who said “India First”? https://twitter.com/ani/status/1248328183709143041 …
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Thank you, my dear friend, Narendra Modi for sending Hydroxychloroquine to Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel #COVID19 (File pic)
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According to a report by International Business Times, after the Narendra Modi government allowed the export of hydroxychloroquine, India faced a shortage of the medication. This forced the Rajasthan government to return its entire stock of 300 mg tablets to the firm it was acquired from.
Earlier on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for rushing a five-tonne cargo of medicines, including anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, seen as a possible cure for COVID-19.
"Thank you, my dear friend @narendramodi, Prime Minister of India, for sending Chloroquine to Israel. All the citizens of Israel thank you!", Netanyahu said in a tweet Thursday evening.
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Thank you, my dear friend @narendramodi, Prime Minister of India, for sending Chloroquine to Israel.
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The Israeli's PM's thanked India two days after a plane carrying materials used to make medicines for treating coronavirus patients arrived in Israel from India on Tuesday. The five-tonne shipment included ingredients for drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, being seen worldwide as the best possible cure as of now for treating COVID-19 patients.