Indian Army dogs Vida and Sophie were awarded with the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Cards on the 74th Independence Day this year, for their role in different operations. Vida of an Army Dog Unit located in Northern Command and Sophie of Special Frontier Force (Bomb Disposal Squad) were awarded with COAS Commendation Cards. According to the Indian Army, Vida was instrumental in detection of five mines and one grenade buried underground and Sophie, an explosive detection dog sniffed out the presence of initiator/accelerant which could have been hastily used to fabricate an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), thereby saving precious lives.
'Mazhab nahi sikhata, aapas mein bair rakhna, hindi hain hum, watan hai hindustan hamara' meaning Religion does not teach us to bear ill-will among ourselves; we all are Indians and our homeland is Hindustan. These words from a patriotic song turned into reality when leaders of various faiths assembled at The India Imam Organization's office in New Delhi on the occasion of 74th Independence Day. They together chanted slogans awakening national spirit and then hoisted the national flag, spreading the message of unity and universal brotherhood.
Punjab Youth Congress workers set ablaze a tractor at India Gate on Sep 28 as they were protesting against farm reforms and other issues. Later, 5 people, residents of Punjab were detained in connection with the protest and burning of a tractor near India Gate in Delhi. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan condemned the incident and said, "Today Congress showed its true colours in Delhi. In the name of farmers, some anti-social elements are trying to spread anarchy. The incident is unfortunate. They are trying to mislead farmers. Words fall short to condemn this incident."
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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With India in its fourth phase of Unlock following the Covid-induced lockdowns, crowds were seen in metros like Chennai and Delhi. In Tamil Nadu's capital city, many people were seen at a playground in Thyagaraya Nagar. Some were playing cricket while others milled about. However, what was concerning was the conspicuous absence of masks on many faces. Similar scenes were seen at the India Gate in the national capital, albeit with covered faces. Many cyclists and joggers collected at the monument in Delhi on the cool September morning. Some police personnel were also seen among the gathered people. A total of over 1.88 lakh Covid cases have been recorded in Delhi, while the number is 4.57 lakh in Tamil Nadu. The national capital has seen over 4,500 patients succumb due to Covid. In Tamil Nadu, the death toll has crossed 7,700. Watch the full video for more.
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Delhi Police patrolled using cycle to spread awareness around Covid-19. Police personnel were seen cycling at Connaught place in Delhi. Delhi's Connaught place has seen increase in footfall recently. Assistant commissioner of police cp was seen cycling along with his team. Police have issued over 410 challans in Connaught place area. Police issuing challans for not wearing masks, or following Covid-19 norms.
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In view of increasing footfall at Connaught Place, Delhi police carried out cycle patrolling to spread COVID-19 awareness. Assistant Commissioner of Police Connaught Place along with his team cycled to make sure people were maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. Delhi Police, in last one week, has filed around 416 challans in Connaught Place area. Challans were issued for violating COVID guidelines.
Delhi Metro to resume services from September 7. DMRC has released guidelines for travelling in the Metro. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot inspected the Rajiv Chowk station ahead of the resumption of services. At Rajiv Chowk, only gate number 7 will be opened for the commuters. Delhi Metro will be operating in two shifts, 7-11 am, 4-8pm, in the first stage. Watch the full video for more details.
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