Navy Concludes Diving Ops for Barge P305; 70 Bodies Recovered So Far, 16 Missing
Specialised teams onboard INS Makar, searching for crew members of Barge P305 which sank off the Mumbai coast in Cyclone Taukate, completed the diving search operation on sunken wreck of the barge on Sunday. The death toll rose to 70 as four more bodies were recovered. A total of 188 survivors, including two rescued from tugboat Varaprada, have been recovered so far. The Navy will continue the search for 16 more believed missing from the barge and tugboat. There were a total of 261 personnel on the barge and 13 persons on Varaprada.
12 Killed, 49 Inured Across US in Weekend Spate of Shootings
Adozen people were killed and about 50 injured in shootings across the United States over the weekend, after President Joe Biden last month branded the country’s gun violence an “epidemic.” The spate of shooting incidents included deaths in New Jersey, South Carolina, Georgia, Ohio and Minnesota. In total, the attacks claimed 12 lives and wounded at least 49 others. Two people died when gunfire broke out at a house party in Camden, New Jersey on Saturday night, and at least 12 people were injured, according to police.
Two Brothers In Their 20s Die of Covid-19 Within 72 Hours in Pune, One Was a Frontline Worker
Two brothers from Akurdi area of Pimpri-Chinchwad in Maharashtra’s Pune have died of Covid-19 in a span of 72 hours. Aditya Vijay Jadhav (28) and Apurva Vijay Jadhav (25) were on ventilator support and had Covid pneumonia, their maternal uncle Hemant Konde told The Indian Express. The duo had no comorbidity. Their father, who is also undergoing treatment for Covid-19, hasn’t yet been informed of the deaths. While Apurva was unmarried, Aditya got married over a year ago and has no children. Apurva was first detected with Covid-19 on May 1.
The Allopathy Vs Ayurveda Debate: Ramdev Apologises But With Conditions Applied
Yoga guru Ramdev on Sunday apologised for his remarks on allopathic medicine, saying his statement was “taken out of context”. “I have been misquoted. My statement has been taken out of context. I was reading a few WhatsApp messages based on which I was quoted. Nevertheless, if my remarks have hurt anyone, I apologise,” he said in a statement. Ramdev, however, said that if one highlights errors in a particular method of treatment, it shouldn’t be construed as an attack, but as a constructive criticism.
UP Villagers Jump into River to Avoid ‘Poisonous Injection’ During Covid-19 Vaccination Drive
In an extreme example of vaccine hesitancy, a group of people in Barabanki’s Sisaurha village jumped into the Saryu river after seeing a team of health officials coming to inoculate them against coronavirus. Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Ramnagar tehsil Rajiv Kumar Shukla said the incident took place on Saturday. Shukla said he made the villagers understand the importance and benefits of vaccination, and tried to dispel the myths, following which 18 people in the village got the jabs.
After Dismissing Lab Leak Theory Earlier, Dr Fauci Says ‘Not Convinced’ on Covid Natural Origins
America’s top public health expert Dr Anthony Fauci said he is “not convinced” COVID-19 developed naturally, and called for an open investigation into the virus’ origins. When Fauci was asked during an interview if he is still confident that the virus developed naturally, he said, “No actually. I am not convinced about that, I think we should continue to investigate what went on in China until we continue to find out to the best of our ability what happened.”