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  • Last Updated: September 17, 2020, 8:27 AM IST


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IMA releases checklist of 382 medical doctors who died of COVID-19, urges govt to ‘deal with them as martyrs’

Taking exception to Health Minister Harsh Vardhan not mentioning the loss of life of healthcare employees as a result of Covid-19 in his assertion in Parliament, the Indian Medical Association on Wednesday revealed a listing of 382 medical doctors who died of the viral illness and demanded they be handled as “martyrs”. On MoS Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey’s assertion that public well being and hospitals come beneath states and so insurance coverage compensation information shouldn’t be accessible with the Centre, the medical doctors’ physique mentioned it quantities to “abdication of duty and abandonment of the national heroes who have stood up for our people”.

Govt units up skilled panel to review experiences of China snooping on VIPs, assess violations of legislation: sources

The central authorities has arrange an skilled committee beneath the National Cyber Security Coordinator to review experiences launched earlier this week saying {that a} China-based firm is mining information and snooping on tons of of Indian politicians and leaders, together with the Prime Minister, President, Chief Justice of India and different chief ministers. The panel will research these experiences, consider their implications, assess any violations of legislation and submit its suggestions inside 30 days, mentioned sources.

In Other News


Delhi riots aftermath: Delhi Police filed a chargesheet in opposition to 15 accused in a case of Delhi riots beneath numerous sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Arms Act and the IPC. The chargesheet filed at Karkardooma Court is over 10,000 pages.

‘Sacrifice’: With unrest amongst farmers rising in Punjab, Shiromani Akali Dal, an ally of the BJP-led NDA issued a whip to its RS MPs to vote in opposition to the farm sector payments that had been tabled in Parliament. SAD chief Sukhbir Singh Badal mentioned his get together could make any sacrifice within the curiosity of farmers.

Long awaited: A particular CBI courtroom has fastened September 30 because the date for the decision within the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case involving 32 accused, together with BJP veterans LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar. The courtroom will ship its verdict after 27 years.

Central Vista revamp: The Tata Projects Ltd has received the bid to assemble the brand new Parliament constructing, officers mentioned. After the CPWD opened bids for the development of the brand new constructing, Tata Projects Ltd submitted a bid price Rs 861.90 crore, whereas Larsen and Toubro Ltd quoted Rs 865 crore.

Breaching 50 lakh: India reported 90,123 new Covid-19 circumstances pushing the tally previous the 50-lakh mark. As many as 1,290 deaths had been additionally reported within the final 24 hours. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari additionally examined optimistic and has remoted himself, and appealed to those that have are available contact with him to get examined.

On Our Specials


Curious case of coronavirus: Is there one or not? What is the second wave of the coronavirus an infection? When did the primary wave finish if the second has began? These are questions that we could probably not have the reply to. Not now, a minimum of. While there’s no clear definition of what constitutes an epidemic wave, a wave by definition would indicate a rising variety of sick people, an outlined peak, after which a decline. So has that occurred in India? AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria tells Sneha Mordani.

Missed level: Walkouts from Parliament are made to make a political level. However, some walkouts miss to make the purpose and will, in actual fact, boomerang. The Congress walkout on Tuesday after the suo moto assertion by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is being seen as a missed level. It is a catch-22 scenario for the Grand Old Party, Pallavi Ghosh writes. It doesn’t wish to be seen as opposing the federal government on nationwide safety. Nor does it wish to add to the notion that it makes feedback which might be utilized by China or Pakistan to their profit.

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