Single day biggest Covid19 spike South Indian States
While Andhra recorded 6,045, Tamil Nadu reported 5,849 cases. Meanwhile, neighbouring state of Karnataka recorded 4,764 cases of which 2,050 where alone recorded from the capital city of Bengaluru.
On the other hand, Kerala for the first time crossed the 1,000 daily cases barrier and recorded 1,038 cases. Meanwhile in Tamil Nadu’s Chennai, the government updated the death toll tally after 444 deaths were updated to the covid tally.
This count was updated after Reconciliation Committee submitted its report. The earlier death toll of 1475 has now been rectified to 1939 in addition to today’s death of 20 cases.
Political war over U.P journalist’s murder
The opposition launched a tired against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party govt lead by CM Yogi Adityanath after a journalist in Ghaziabad succumbed to his gunshot injuries.
The Congress demanded Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s resign in the wake of the law and order situation in the state. While leading Congress’ charge, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi termed the situation in the state as Jungle raj.
Ghaziabad-based scribe Vikram Joshi was shot in the head by unknown gunmen on July 20th after filed a police complaint over the alleged harassment of his niece on July 16th. On July 20th Vikram was attacked while he was returning home along with his 2 daughters.
Ayodhya Ram Mandir Trust: PM to attend groundbreaking ceremony
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra trust member Swami Govind Devgiri Maharaj has revealed that PM Narendra Modi. will on August 5, attend the ground-breaking ceremony of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
Prime Minister is expected to grace the event for 90 minutes. The trust is also expected to invite all Chief Ministers to the event.
Keeping in mind the lockdown guidelines, only 200 people will be present for the event on August 5th and social distancing norms will be strictly followed.
Earlier this week NCP chief Sharad Pawar has slammed Prime Minister for prioritising the temple construction over the current pandemic
Goan government’s 1 day budget session idea irks opposition
Goan opposition parties rejected state government’s idea to clear the budget in a one day session on July 27th. The previously 2 week scheduled monsoon session was reduced to one day in the wake of covid19.
The opposition has called on the Business Advisory Committee and have asked them not to pass the budget in the upcoming session and have asked to pass vote on account for the next 4 months.
Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat said, “It is unfortunate that the state government is trying to bulldoze the democratic right of elected representatives to speak about issues concerning the common man and wants to pass the budget without proper discussion,” The opposition added that bills must be passed in upcoming Assembly session with longer time frames to ensure proper discussion could take place.