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News18 Afternoon Digest: K'taka Govt Asks Residents to Defer Trips to Kerala; BJP MP Arjun Singh's Bengal Home Attacked With 3 Bombs & Other Stories

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Last Updated: September 08, 2021, 12:51 IST

A woman receives a dose of COVAXIN vaccine, during a vaccination drive organised by SEEDS, an NGO which normally specialise in providing relief after floods and other natural disasters, at an under-construction flyover in New Delhi, India, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A woman receives a dose of COVAXIN vaccine, during a vaccination drive organised by SEEDS, an NGO which normally specialise in providing relief after floods and other natural disasters, at an under-construction flyover in New Delhi, India, August 31, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Karnataka Govt Asks Residents to Defer Trips to Covid-Batterered Kerala; BJP MP Arjun Singh's Bengal Home Attacked With 3 Bombs; Ola Electric Scooter S1, S1 Pro Go on Sale Today and Other Stories.

Karnataka Govt Asks Residents to Defer Trips to Covid-Batterered Kerala Till October End

As Kerala ramps up efforts to stop a potential outbreak of the deadly Nipah virus, even as the state continues to battle the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country, the Karnataka government has issued an advisory urging residents to defer trips to Kerala. Barring emergencies, the state government urged residents to avoid Kerala trips till October-end to prevent a potential third Covid wave in Karnataka. In an advisory on Tuesday, the state health and family department has directed all educational institutions, companies, hotels, factories, industries, and hospitals in the state to instruct students and employees who have not yet returned to Karnataka from Kerala to put off their return till October-end. READ MORE

In Delhi for Bhawanipur Bypoll-related Preps, BJP MP Arjun Singh’s Bengal Home Attacked With 3 Bombs

Three bombs were thrown at BJP MP Arjun Singh’s home near Kolkata early on Wednesday, despite security presence. While no one was hurt, the explosion left marks on the iron gate of the house. The lawmaker was not present at his home when the incident took place. However, his family was inside. The incident took place around 6:30 am when three men on a bike allegedly hurled bombs at Singh’s resident at Jagatdal in Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district. Singh, who is in Delhi, told News18, “A month ago, I had given the governor a letter mentioning that I suspect an attack on me. I came to Delhi for poll-related work as I have been assigned the responsibility of Bhawanipur byelections. I am returning now and will see what can be done." READ MORE

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first published:September 08, 2021, 12:42 IST
last updated:September 08, 2021, 12:51 IST