NAGPUR: One of the worst hit cities as far as pandemic is concerned, Nagpur has recorded 1 lakh Coronavirus cases ever since the virus hit the region. Apart from Mumbai, Pune and Thane, now Nagpur is the fourth city in Maharashtra that has registered more than 1 lakh cases.
The good news is that the cases are now coming down and the percentage of death has been less than 3%. In all, 1,00,199 cases have been recorded. Among them, nearly 92,000 have recovered (91,959 to be precise on October 26-27, 2020.
At the moment, Nagpur has 5,536 cases and among the 1 lakh odd cases registered so far, 2,700 persons have died. Experts say that after a period of spurt, the cases are now falling. Pune has recorded 3.3 lakh cases so far and is at the top. This is followed by Mumbai (2.52 lakh) and Thane (2.2 lakh).
Over all, India has recorded more than 79 lakh cases out of which more than 72 lakh have recovered and around 1.2 lakh have died so far, as per the latest update on October 27, 2020. Experts hope that the figure would fall but still warn that there is need for caution and that people must follow the norms of social distancing, in the winter season too.
Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai are the three cities outside Maharashta that have recorded more than 1 lakh cases each in the last eight months viz. 3.63 lakh, 3.29 lakh and 1.97 lakh. East Godavari (district) too crossed the figure of 1 lakh sometime ago. The four remaining cities are in Maharashtra.
BHOPAL: Senior IPS officer, Purshottam Sharma, has finally been put under suspension for domestic violence.
Sharma was posted as as in-charge of the directorate of public prosecution till now, has been relieved of the charge, after a clip that shows him brutally assaulting his wife, went viral on social media.
There was nationwide condemnation. There was another video where his wife was confronting another woman, accusing her of illicit relations with Sharma. The Home department had served notice to Sharma but his reply was considered unsatisfactory.
The DG rank officer has now been suspended and has been attached to the Police Headquarters. Besides, the Madhya Pradesh State Women’s Commission has taken cognisance of the case and has served a notice to Sharma, asking him to appear before Commission.
Sharma's son, who is an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer, had earlier urged CM to take action. Purushottam Sharma had, however, told media persons that it was his personal matter and that he was a victim of his wife's harassment. He even said that she lived on his money but went after him.
BHOPAL: Two railway officials allegedly gang-raped a girl who was given a drugged cold drink. The incident occurred in the rest house at the Bhopal railway station.
The girl, a 22-year-old, hails from Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh. She said that the accused, Rajesh Tiwari, promised her a job and when she came here, he arranged for her stay at the railways' guesthouse.
However, at around 11 pm, he came with another person. They offered her cold drink and after she sipped it, she felt dizzy and got unconscious. When she woke up, she realised that she had been raped, the girl told police. Tiwari was posted as senior section engineer safety in DRM office.
The Railway police officials said that girl met Rajesh Tiwari through a relative from Jhansi, and after conversation, he promised job. Subsequently, she had come from Jhansi, boarding a train, and arrived here. Tiwari was earlier also sacked. He was given job again, though he had been booked.
On the basis of the complaint, police have now registered a case against Tiwari and his companion. The Railways has also ordered a probe and suspended Tiwari. Tiwari is also a railway union leader. The accomplice, Alok Malviya, has also been arrested. [September 27, 2020 NewsBits.in]