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4 new cases of Omicron detected in Hyderabad, Telangana tally rises to 7

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FOUR more persons have tested positive for the Omicron COVID-19 variant in Hyderabad, taking the total number of Omicron cases to seven in Telangana, the Health Department said on Thursday. State Director of Public Health Dr G Srinivas Rao said three persons who tested positive for the variant were from Kenya, while another Indian-origin person arrived from an ‘at-risk’ country.
INDIA registered 7,447 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The country recorded 391 new COVID-19 deaths, taking the total number of deaths to 4,76,869, the ministry said. Active COVID-19 cases in the country stand at 86,415.

WHICH states have the highest active COVID-19 cases currently and which have the lowest?

India currently has a total of 86,415 active COVID-19 cases. Kerala has the highest active COVID-19 cases at 34,836, followed by Maharashtra (10,372). West Bengal has 7,506 active COVID-19 cases and Tamil Nadu has 7,476 active COVID-19 cases. Andaman and Nicobar Islands has three active cases, while Lakshadweep has four active cases.

 

All major cities have turned into slums: Supreme Court on encroachments
All major cities in India have turned into slums, the Supreme Court said. “This is a sad story going on for 75 years and we are celebrating the 75th year of Independence next year,” it added. SC was hearing a petition filed by a Gujarat-based organisation challenging the eviction of slum dwellers who live on encroachments on Railways’ land.

Pimpri-Chinchwad rickshaw driver held for stalking, sexually harassing school girls

A 45-year-old rickshaw driver was arrested for allegedly stalking and sexually harassing school girls in Pimpri-Chinchwad’s Moshi area over the past two months. The complainant and her cousin sister claimed they were standing at a rickshaw stand in order to hire a rickshaw when he inappropriately touched them. Police said one of them claimed the man pulled her towards himself.

Gaurakshak tries to stop officials from moving cattle in Pune; arrested
A 19-year-old man working as a gaurakshak has been arrested allegedly for trying to stop forest officials from moving stray cattle that a vigilante group had gathered on forest land in Pune. The group had gathered around 150-200 cattle, according to a forest officer. An assistant police inspector said that the cattle were kept there “illegally” as it’s government land.
Over 3,500 road accidents due to potholes in 2020: Govt to Parliament
As many as 3,564 road accidents happened due to potholes in the year 2020, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of India told the Parliament. It added that 4,775 similar accidents occurred in the year 2019. The ministry was responding to a question posed in the Parliament by Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Jayadev Galla.

3 cheat 2 farmers of ₹11 lakh by selling fake gold coins in B’luru

A complaint has been filed after three persons allegedly cheated two farmers of ₹11 lakh by selling them 1 kg of fake gold coins in Bengaluru, reported The Times of India. Two of the accused had approached the farmers claiming to be daily-wage

workers who had found 4 kg of gold coins while digging, according to the complaint.

Miss World 2021 postponed as many contestants including India’s Manasa get COVID

The Miss World 2021 beauty pageant has been postponed hours ahead of the finale after several contestants, including India’s Manasa Varanasi, tested positive for COVID-19. The contestants are currently in isolation in Puerto Rico, where the finale was scheduled to take place. The finale will be rescheduled at Puerto Rico Coliseum Jose Miguel Agrelot within the next 90 days.

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