Catherine Thake, director of the Spirit Of Christmas fair, which was cancelleddue to Government coronavirus measures, says the handling of the eventsindustry amid the pandemic has been disappointing, saying "we feel forgotten".Plans had been put in place to create a "Covid-safe" environment for peoplevisiting the fair, which was due to be held at London's Olympia in November,but the event has now been cancelled after the events industry was directed topause for up to six months by the Government to help contain the spread ofcoronavirus.
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India's total recoveries crossed 50-lakh mark on September 28. The last 10 lakh recoveries were added in just 11 days. Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 tally crossed 60-lakh mark with a spike of 82,170 new cases and 1,039 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total case tally in India now stands at 60,74,703 including 9,62,640 active cases, 5,01,6521 cured/discharged/migrated and 95,542 deaths so far. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 7,19,67,230 samples tested up to 27th September for COVID. Of these, 7,09,394 samples were tested yesterday.
45-day Navarathri Kolu exhibition began in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore but sales of Kolu dolls have gone down due to COVID-19 pandemic. Over 10,000 varieties of dolls have been displayed by artisans at the exhibition organised by Poompuhar. Dolls made up of matchsticks, family sets, Ramayana set and models of temples were among the few varieties in the exhibition. The varieties of dolls are less than previous years as fewer artists have participated in the fest this year. Also, due to COVID pandemic, only a few visitors are visiting the expo. The organiser, Ronald Sebastine said, "Every year, Poompuhar conducts Kolu exhibition for 30 days but this year we are conducting it for 45 days. This year due to COVID, Poompuhar does not have good customer footfall. Compared to last year, artisans' stalls are very less. Last year, 20 artisans participated while this year only 15 are here. " Navarathri Kolu festival showcases different culture of India.
India's COVID-19 tally crossed 56-lakh mark on September 23 with a spike of 83,347 new infections. Total COVID-19 cases in the country stand at 56,46,011. Currently, there are 9,68,377 active cases. With 1,085 deaths in last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 90,020. Indian Council of Medical Research reported that 6,62,79,462 samples were tested up to September 22. Further, the Health Ministry informed that India's COVID-19 testing capacity surges to over 12 lakh daily tests.
India's COVID tally crossed 55-lakh mark on September 22 after the country reported a spike of 75,083 new COVID-19 cases. Total COVID case tally stands at 55, 62,664, including 9,75,861 active cases, 44,97,868 discharged. With 1,053 deaths in the last 24 hours, death toll due to COVID reached 88,935. Indian Council of Medical Research reported that 6,53,25,779 samples were tested up to September 21 for the virus. Of these, 9,33,185 samples were tested on September 21.
In the last 24 hours, 12 lakh COVID tests were conducted across the country which is an all-time record high. India's total number of coronavirus tests is more than 6.37 crore so far. Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 54-lakh mark with a spike of 92,605 new cases and 1,133 deaths in last 24 hours. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total case tally stands at 54,00,620 including 10,10,824 active cases, 43,03,044 cured/discharged/migrated and 86,752 deaths. As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,36,61,060 samples were tested up to 19th Sep, of these, 12,06,806 samples were tested yesterday.
With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 58-lakh mark on September 25. A spike of 86,052 new cases and 1,141 deaths reported in last 24 hours. COVID-19 tally stands at 58,18,571 including 9,70,116 active cases, 47,56,165 cured/discharged/migrated and 92,290 deaths. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), more than 13.80 lakh tests have been done in the last 24 hours.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut clarified on his meeting with former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The two had met on September 26 at a hotel in Mumbai. The development had set off speculation in the political circles. Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party were allies till the Maharashtra Assembly elections last year, when the former's demand for the CM seat led to a break-up. The Sena then allied with the Indian National Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party after the elections to form the state government. Raut said that his meeting with Fadnavis was regarding an interview for the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamna'. He also commented on the Shiromani Akali Dal quitting the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). Raut said that an NDA without its oldest allies - Sena and Akalis - was not the true NDA. Watch the full video for more.
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Former chief minister of Maharashtra and Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis on September 27 clarified speculations revolving around meeting with Shiv Sena's Leader Sanjaya Raut and said that Raut wanted to take his interview for Shiv Sena's newspaper Saamana. "Sanjay Raut wanted to take my interview for Shiv Sena's newspaper Saamana. The meeting was held to discuss the same as I had put certain conditions, I wanted it to be published unedited. No political talks held in meeting," said Fadnavis.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut took jibe over BJP-Akali Dal split and said that "coalition which does not have Shiv Sena and Akali Dal, is not considered as NDA." Raut said, "Coalition which does not have Shiv Sena and Akali Dal, I don't consider it as NDA. Shiv Sena and Akali Dal are strong pillars of NDA. We were left with no option therefore we had to leave NDA, and NOW Akali Dal has also left. NDA has got new companions; I wish them good luck." On his meeting with former Maharashtra Chief Minsiter and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on September 26, Sanjay Raut said that there can be ideological differences but we are not enemies. He said, "I met Devendra Fadnavis yesterday to discuss certain issues. He is a former CM. Also, he's the leader of opposition in Maharashtra and Bihar Polls-in charge of BJP. There can be ideological differences but we are not enemies. CM was aware about our meeting."
Farmers intensified their protests across the country on Friday. Several roads were blocked by the protesting farmers. Farmers in Uttar Pradesh occupied the streets and several political parties joined the protests. Congress workers, AAP, Samajwadi Party workers joined protesting farmers. Delhi-Noida border was blocked due to the protest. Farmers in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy were seen protesting with skulls and chains. Farmers sat outside the collector’s office. Protest intensified in Punjab as farmers gathered in large numbers. Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, along with Harsimrat Kaur Badal, was seen holding a tractor rally. Watch the full video for more details.
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Several fish were found dead in Saravana Poigai pond of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple in Madurai. MLA from Thiruparankundram Constituency, Dr P Saravanan MD said, "Temple authority says it may be due to the lack of the oxygen and plastic in the pond. But I personally believe that if it happened suddenly, it creates suspicion. Water should be sent for analysis. The police personnel should investigate the matter."
A tractor was set on fire near Delhi's India Gate on Monday morning to protest against the farm laws. The protest was being held by Punjab Youth Congress workers. Around 15 to 20 people had gathered at India Gate and set the tractor on fire. Police said that the incident took place at around 7.15-7.30 am. The fire was doused off and tractor was removed, police addd. The incident comes amid protests by farmers and opposition parties. Police said that they are trying to ascertain those involved. The new farm laws have triggered protests across the country. Opposition has claimed that the farm laws will harm farmers' interest, benefit corporates. Centre has, however, said the proposed laws will benefit farmers' increase and their income.
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Punjab Youth Congress workers staged a protest against the farm laws near India Gate in Delhi on September 28. A tractor was also set ablaze by the protestors. They were protesting against the farm reforms and other issues. According to Delhi Police, around 15- 20 persons gathered and tried to set a tractor on fire. The fire has been doused off and tractor was also removed. Probe in the matter is underway.
Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee continued their 'rail roko' agitation in Amritsar, in protest against the new farm bills passed in Parliament. They staged their protest at Devidaspura village by blocking Delhi-Amritsar rail track. The farmers' union had earlier planned their protest for three days from Sep 24-26, but said they will not end the agitation until Modi government take these bills back. Farmers mainly in Punjab, Haryana fear new farm Bills will result into their exploitation by big corporates.
30 women police officers in Hyderabad recovered from Covid and joined work on Thursday. They were welcomed by Hyderabad commissioner of police Anjani Kumar. All the cops had been found to be infected..
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