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Month: August 2023

Punjab: Dengue kills 35 year old in Pathankot

The district of Pathankot in Punjab is witnessing an increase in the number of dengue patients, primarily due to the development of larvae in various districts of the state. The health department teams are on high alert and actively working to address the situation. Unfortunately, another person suspected of having dengue, a 35-year-old named Sunny Kumar from the village of Pachchochak, has passed away. He was admitted to a private medical college in Badhani. However, it is important to note that the case has not yet been confirmed by the Health Department. Epidemiologist Dr. Sakshi has stated that while the patient's admission to the medical college has been confirmed, the medical report necessary to establish the cause of death based on dengue treatment and tests is still pending. T...

Punjab: SHO fined Rs 15,000 for not giving RTI information

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The Punjab State Information Commission in Chandigarh has imposed a fine of Rs 15,000 on the Station House Officer (SHO) of Talwandi Sabo for failing to provide information requested under the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Additionally, action will be taken against the Public Information Officer (PIO) responsible for not depositing the fine amount in the government treasury within 20 days. According to RTI activist Sanjeev Goyal, the case was filed two years ago in the court of Anumit Singh Sodhi, Commissioner of the Punjab State Information Commission in Chandigarh. On May 17, the SHO, who also serves as the Public Information Officer for Talwandi Sabo, was fined for not providing the requested information within the stipulated time frame and for not attending the four court hearin...

Operation Seal: 50 lakh cash recovered from bus rider in Punjab

During a blockade operation called Operation Seal-3, the local police in Muzaffarnagar recovered cash amounting to Rs 50 lakh from a man named Salim. The cash could not be accounted for, leading to the involvement of the Income Tax team. The investigation has been handed over to them, and the cash has been deposited in the Police Malkhana for safekeeping. According to ASP Dr. Darpan Ahluwalia, the police had previously conducted a blockade at the Jharmari interstate border in Haryana. During this operation, Salim's son, Islam, was stopped at a barrier and searched on a bus. It was during this search that the cash amounting to Rs 50 lakh was found in his possession. Salim was unable to provide any documentary evidence regarding the origin or purpose of the cash. To further investigate...

Total 4700 crores earnings from Women’s World Cup, 19 times more than last time

The 9th edition of the Women's FIFA World Cup has garnered significant attention and support from fans, resulting in record-breaking revenue. According to FIFA President Gianni Infantino, the tournament has generated an impressive $570 million (approximately Rs 4738 crore) in revenue. This figure is a staggering 19 times higher than the revenue generated during the 2019 Women's World Cup, which amounted to only $30 million (about Rs 250 crore). The upcoming 2023 season is set to build on this success, as FIFA plans to increase the number of teams from 24 to 32 and triple the prize money. Despite these expansions, the tournament is already experiencing a record-breaking profit. As a result, the Women's World Cup 2023 has now become the second-highest revenue-generating sports event. T...

UP Congress President said – Rahul will contest from Amethi

Ajay Rai, the newly appointed Congress president in Uttar Pradesh, has made some significant claims regarding the upcoming elections. He stated that Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president, will be contesting from Amethi, a constituency he has previously represented. Additionally, he mentioned that Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul's sister and a prominent Congress leader, has the freedom to choose her constituency in the state. Rai expressed confidence in the Congress party's prospects in Uttar Pradesh by referring to the party's success in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections when they won 22 seats in the state. He believes that the Congress has witnessed an increase in its mass base in Uttar Pradesh and that the public is disillusioned with the BJP's policies, which he considers to be anti-people. Ra...

4 properties of Rakesh Singla, former deputy director of Punjab Food Supply attached

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The Punjab Vigilance department has taken action against Rakesh Singla, a former deputy director of the Food Supply Department in Punjab, and his wife Rachna Singla. Four properties owned by them in Ludhiana have been attached by the Vigilance department. This action was carried out based on an order issued by Dr. Ajit Attri, Special Judge, Ludhiana, on August 8, 2023. The properties that have been attached include a property in Guru Amardas Nagar, Ludhiana, measuring 298/66 square yards. Additionally, two plots measuring 150 square yards each in BRS Nagar, a house measuring 300 square yards, and a flat measuring 193.60 square yards in Rajguru Nagar, RCS Punjab Sahakari Sabha, Sector 48-A, Chandigarh, have also been attached. It is important to note that all these properties were purc...

Team will get red card on slow over rate for the first time in CPL

The Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has recently implemented a penalty system for slow over rates in cricket matches. This new rule introduces the concept of a red card, which will be given to the fielding team if they are behind schedule at the start of the 20th over of the innings. As a result, one player from the fielding team will be eliminated, leaving only six players inside the fielding circle. To ensure that the game progresses at an acceptable pace, specific time limits have been set for each over. The 17th over of the innings must be completed within 72 minutes and 15 seconds, the 18th over within 76 minutes and 30 seconds, the 19th over within 80 minutes and 45 seconds, and the final over within 85 minutes. If the fielding team fails to meet the required over rate at the st...

Bike rider’s throat slit after getting stuck in China Manja, got 60 stitches

In Ludhiana, a horrifying incident occurred where a bike rider named Rajesh Singla had his throat cut after a China Manja got stuck near Abdullapur Basti. Singla, who resides on Pakhowal Road, was on his way to a temple in Shivpuri when the unfortunate incident took place. As he reached Abdullapur Basti, the string from the door got entangled around his neck, resulting in a severe cut to his throat. Subsequently, Singla fell off his bike. Fortunately, bystanders quickly came to his aid and rushed him to the hospital. Doctors treated Singla, who was in critical condition, and he received a total of 60 stitches. The severity of the situation was evident as even a slight movement of the string could have led to his windpipe being severed. l

India A coach to be with Bumrahu and team in Ireland

Sitanshu Kotak, a former Saurashtra player and the current head coach of India A, has been appointed as the head coach for India's upcoming tour of Ireland. The tour will consist of a series of three T20 matches scheduled to take place from 18 to 23 August. Notably, the regular coaching staff of the Indian team, including head coach Rahul Dravid, batting coach Vikram Rathour, and bowling coach Paras Mhambrey, have been given a rest for the Ireland T20 series. Initially, it was expected that VVS Laxman, the chief of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), would serve as the interim head coach, as he did during India's previous tour of Ireland. However, Laxman has decided to stay in Bengaluru for the emerging camp, which led to the appointment of Sitanshu Kotak as the head coach for the Ire...

Haryana: Bail plea of ​​9 more accused in HCS recruitment case rejected

In the ongoing HCS recruitment scam case in Hisar, the sessions court has rejected the anticipatory bail plea of nine additional accused. This comes after the rejection of anticipatory bail pleas for 20 accused on August 4, most of whom had approached the High Court and obtained anticipatory bail. However, they were subsequently summoned by the court, and their hearings are still pending. The HCS recruitment scam dates back to 2001 when the Anti Corruption Bureau filed a charge sheet in the court. During the tenure of former Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala, 66 posts of HCS (Haryana Civil Services) were filled through recruitment. However, allegations of irregularities and corruption arose, leading to an investigation by the Anti-Corruption Bureau. The accused in this case include th...