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News18 Daybreak | Maharashtra Takes Notorious Top Spot in Covid-19; 'Homes Marked for Not Donating to Ram Mandir'

Feb 16, 2021 11:15 AM IST Daybreak

Maharashtra Back on Top With Fresh Covid-19 Cases After 42 Days, Authorities Fear Fresh Wave of Infections

Forty-two days after recording a slump in fresh Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra has taken the notorious top spot in the country again, leaving Kerala behind. Maharashtra recorded 3,365 new cases, higher than Kerala’s count of 2,884 on Monday. The last time it logged the highest daily case count in the country was on January 4. Talking to media in Aurangabad on Sunday night, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said, "We will have to take strict action after talking to the chief minister if cases continue to rise."

China Dismantles Jetty, Helipad from Friction Area as Part of Pangong Tso Disengagement

As part of the troop disengagement it reached with India, China has dismantled its jetty as well as a helipad at Finger 5 on the northern banks of the Pangong Tso. It is currently in process of taking down tents and observation posts in the area.

The dismantling of all structures created after April 2020 — when Chinese aggression in Ladakh triggered a stand-off at the border — was one of the conditions of the disengagement process, which was initiated last week in the southern and northern banks of the Pangong Tso.

'Akin to Nazi Germany': Kumaraswamy Alleges Homes of Those Not Donating for Ram Mandir Being Marked

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Monday alleged that the houses of those who are contributing to the funds for the construction of the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya are being marked, “like the Nazis of Germany” who had a similar system to identify the Jews for execution. Kumaraswamy was speaking at a press conference in Shivamogga when he told reporters about this “system” that is being practiced.

Round 2 of Covid-19 Vaccination Drive Off to Slow Start Due to CoWIN Crashes, Technical Glitches

Glitches in the CoWIN app hindered rollout of the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine as the app did not reflect the ‘partially vaccinated’ status of those who took the first shot on January 16. According to a report by Times of India, 25% of the recipients eligible for the second dose could get the shot in Maharashtra while hundreds had to be turned away without vaccination.

India vs England 2021- Boost for Team India as Mohammad Shami, Navdeep Saini Set to Return

Team India will be bolstered by the return of Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini as the duo has said to be recovered from their injuries and have been asked by the team management to not play the Vijay Hazare Trophy which is scheduled to begin from February 20.

Discounts, Social Distancing: Mumbai's Iconic Shivaji Museum Reopening after 11 Months Post Covid-19

As Mumbai regains its pace, and places begin to reopen, the 99-year-old iconic museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), at Fort, is all set to reopen its doors for visitors on Tuesday, 16 February 2021, after being shut for 11 months, due to COVID-19 induced restrictions.

Sushant Singh Rajput (1986-2020): A Timeline of Bollywood Actor’s Death Case

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on June 14 shook the world. It was impossible for his millions of fans to believe that the actor was not among them. Within days, many layers of his life started peeling off in front of the public. What was initially seen as a case of fragile mental health soon started witnessing many theories. The Mumbai Police began investigating the case, but the fans demanded the CBI inquiry. A lot has happened since then. Here’s a timeline to track how the case changed since Sushant’s death.