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01 Covid-19: 726 Assam Police Personnel Tests Positive, 350 Recovered

Additional Director General of Assam (Law & Order) GP Singh took to Twitter on Thursday stating 726 Assam Police personnel have tested positive for coronavirus infection as of date out of which 350 have recovered. Singh added, “We’ve unfortunately lost one colleague till date. 778 Cops are under quarantine while 20 have rejoined duty”.

02 Covid-19 Assam: Death Toll Climbs To 50

Assam has lost two lives to coronavirus (COVID-19) infection on Thursday, pushing the death tally to 50 in the state. According to the Death Audit Board, the state’s death rate is at 0.24 percent.

03 Assam Completes 6 Lakh Covid-19 Tests: HBS

Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday informed that the state has completed 6 lakhs coronavirus infection testing as of date. Over 17000 per million population tests were conducted across Assam. The minister said Assam is behind Delhi, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in per million per day testing

04 Akhil Gogoi Granted Bail Under 3 Cases 

The Gauhati High Court granted bail to Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi under three cases registered in Chabua police station on Thursday. The peasant leader has been granted bail under case no 293/19, 296/19 and 307/19. A treason case was registered against him under UAPA Act.

05 Two Building Collapses In Mumbai

A portion of Bhanushali building at Fort in South Mumbai collapsed on July 16 following heavy rain. Several persons are feared trapped under debris

06 Militants Gunned Down In Kashmir

Militant killed as Army foils infiltration bid along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district: Army official

07 Russia Accused Of Hacking COVID-19 Vaccine Trials

Britain, the United States and Canada accused Russia of trying to steal information from researchers seeking a COVID-19 vaccine. The three nations alleged that hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear and said to be part of the Russian intelligence service, is attacking academic and pharmaceutical research institutions involved in coronavirus vaccine development.

08 North East India Connected By Sea Ports Of Bangladesh

Union minister of state for shipping (I/C) Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday flagged off the first trial container ship from Kolkata to Agartala and Assam through Chattogram Port of Bangladesh. The ship has been launched under the Agreement on the use of Chattogram and Mongla Ports for the movement of India’s transit cargo through Bangladesh.

09 Covid-19 Actual Caseload Stands At 3.3 Lakhs

As on date, the actual caseload of COVID-19 patients in the country is only 3,31,146, contributing to a little more than a third (34.18%) of total cases detected so far, stated the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

10  Covid-19: Bangladeshi Person Arrested Over Fake Negative Test Results

A private hospital owner was reportedly arrested by Police on charges of committing medical fraud amidst the pandemic. Mohamaad Shahed (43) – the accused – was at large for the last ten days while trying to escape the authorities. He was caught while trying to sneak into India through a river wearing a burqa.

11 Manipur Drug Case: Congress Demands Cm’s Resignation

The opposition Congress party in Manipur demanded a CBI inquiry into the 2018 drug smuggling case and the resignation of the chief minister N Biren Singh on moral ground to deliver justice.

12 Railways Seeks Crowdsourcing Of Ideas

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday sought crowdsourcing of ideas from railway employees for boosting profitability and bringing transformational changes in the national transporter.

13 57 General Practitioners Among 99 Doctors Died Of COVID-19

Indian Medical Association said 99 doctors across India have lost their lives to COVID-19. Among the 99 who have lost their lives, 57 of them are General Practitioners. 

14 BSF Jawan Arrested For Killing Delhi Police Constable

A BSF jawan was arrested for killing a woman constable of the Delhi Police at her rented accommodation on the suspicion of her having an affair with someone else. The accused identified as Naresh, 27, was in a relationship with the woman. He is married and his family lives in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, they said.

15 IPL 2020 To Take Place In UAE In September

The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in September this year. IPL 2020 was scheduled to take place between March 29 and May 17 but the BCCI had to suspend the league due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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