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Covid-19 tracker: India reports over 2.6 lakh cases in a single day, highest in 239 days and 315 fatalities; Omicron tally stands at 5,753

In the last 24 hours, India recorded 1,09,345 recoveries, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 3,48,24,706. Here’s the state-wise list of Covid-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours.

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Covid-19 cases in India

India is witnessing a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases in the last few days. The country has reported 2,64,202 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours which is the highest in 239 days and 315 mortalities.

According to the Health Ministry, the active caseload currently stands at 12,72,073. The Omicron cases in the country are 5,753, recording an increase of 4.83 percent since yesterday. The daily positivity rate stands at 14.78%, and the weekly positivity rate stands at 11.83%.

In the last 24 hours, the country recorded 1,09,345 recoveries, bringing the overall number of recoveries to 3,48,24,706, with 2,64,202 new cases being reported. The total death tally reached 4,85,350.

Here’s the state-wise list of Covid-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Jammu and Kashmir reported 1,966 new cases – 889 from Jammu & 1077 from Kashmir. Active cases in the UT are 7,932

Maharashtra reported 46,406 new cases, 34,658 recoveries, and 36 deaths.

Delhi reported 28,867 new cases, 31 deaths and 22,121 recoveries. Active cases stand at 94,160.

Gujarat reported 11,176 fresh COVID cases, 4,285 recoveries and 5 deaths.

Karnataka reported 25,005 new cases, 2363 recoveries and 8 deaths. Active cases stand at 1,15,733.

Tamil Nadu reported 20,911 new cases, 6,235 recoveries, and 25 deaths. Active cases stand at 1,03,610.

Haryana reported 7,591 new cases. Active cases stand at 35,979.

Assam reported 3,238 new cases, 3 deaths and 1,242 recoveries. Active cases stand at 13,785.

Kerala reported 13,468 new cases, 21 deaths and 3,252 recoveries.

Chhattisgarh reported 6,015 new cases and 7 deaths. Active cases stand at 28,797.

Several states and union territories are taking measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. From curfews to partial lockdowns, the government is coming up with new ways from time to time to protect the citizens from being infected with Covid-19 infection.

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Brand builder PKD Nambiar passes away after battling cancer

PKD Nambiar passed away due to a prolonged battle with cancer. 

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Brand builder PKD Nambiar passes away after battling cancer

PKD Nambiar, who wore many hats as a successful entrepreneur, marketing and political strategist, and TV personality, passed away recently due to a sudden cardiac arrest on February 23. Reports said the MD and CEO of Flags Communications Pvt Ltd and Chairman of Nambiar Group of Companies, was battling cancer for quite some time.

Nambiar’s death has left a deep void in the marketing and communications world. He made remarkable contributions as a brand builder of various companies and individuals and was a trailblazer, known as a “start-up turn around and growth specialist”.

Hailing from Kerala, Nambiar had started creating ripples when he was just 20 years after he started his career with Mitsui in Delhi. Four years later, he made a promising foray into entrepreneurship, with his remarkable vision and leadership skills.

Reports quoted his son Ayush Nambiar as saying: “After nearly two years of valiantly battling cancer, he remained vibrant in spirit and filled with light energy until his final breath.”  

Journalists, entrepreneurs and analysts mourned the death of Nambiar. Among them was Tehseen Poonawalla, an entrepreneur, columnist and television personality. While expressing his condolences on X, Poonawalla posted that he was shattered on hearing the news.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates, lays foundation stone for various infrastructure projects worth Rs 56000 crore in Telangana’s Adilabad

PM Modi said for many years, Telangana was a victim of ignorance. But in the last 10 years, the government spent a lot of money for the development of Telangana. He said the whole world is talking about India’s growth rate. The Prime Minister said India is the only country in the world which continues to grow at 8.4% in the last quarter.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates, lays foundation stone for various infrastructure projects worth Rs 56000 crore in Telangana’s Adilabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of a number of development projects worth Rs 56000 crore in Telangana’s Adilabad. The projects are related to road and rail sector with major focus on power sector.

Speaking at the event, PM Modi said for many years, Telangana was a victim of ignorance. But in the last 10 years, the government spent a lot of money for the development of Telangana. He said the whole world is talking about India’s growth rate. The Prime Minister said India is the only country in the world which continues to grow at 8.4% in the last quarter. He said soon India will become the third largest economy in the world.

He said the contribution made by the people of Telangana was never given due respect even after many decades after India became independent. PM Modi said the BJP government at the Centre gave great importance to the development of Telangana and has honoured the tribal community in the state. He pointed out that nobody would have imagined that a tribal woman will become the president of the country.

He said nobody would have imagined that the birth anniversary of Bhagwan Birsa Munda would be celebrated as a national festival. PM Modi said the government of India has formed a separate ministry for the development of the tribals.

He also inaugurated NTPC’s 800 MW (Unit-2) of Telangana Super Thermal Power Project in Peddapalli. The project will supply 85% power to Telangana and will have the highest power generation efficiency of approximately 42% among all power sectors of NTPC in India.

The newly electrified Ambari-Adilabad Pimpalkhuti rail line was also inaugurated during the event. PM Modi also laid down the foundation stone for 2 major national highway projects connecting Telangana with Maharashtra and Telangana with Chattisgarh through NH-353B and NH -163.

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Delhi Police arrest 2 shooters from Goa in Nafe Singh Rathee’s murder case

Saurav and Ashish were arrested from Goa in a joint operation by the Haryana’s Police’s Special Task Force, the district police and the Delhi Police’s Special Cell. The police said the two shooters were arrested from a hotel where they had been staying and added that they will be brought to the national capital by afternoon.

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Delhi Police arrest 2 shooters from Goa in Nafe Singh Rathee’s murder case

A joint team of Jhajjar Police, Delhi Police Special Cell and Haryana STF have arrested 2 shooters Ashish and Saurav from Goa in connection with the murder of Indian National Lok Dal’s (INLD) Haryana unit chief Nafe Singh Rathee on Monday. Nafee Singh Rathee and party worker Jai Kishan were murdered after multiple rounds were fired on their vehicle in Bahadurgarh in the state’s Jhajjar district on February 25.

Saurav and Ashish were arrested from Goa in a joint operation by the Haryana’s Police’s Special Task Force, the district police and the Delhi Police’s Special Cell. The police said the two shooters were arrested from a hotel where they had been staying and added that they will be brought to the national capital by afternoon.

A senior Delhi Police officer said Atul, Nakul, Saurabh and Ashish were the four who opened fire on Rathee and Kishan’s vehicle on February 25. The Jhajjar Police said the investigation is undergoing to catch 2 more shooters. Earlier on Saturday, a senior Haryana Police officer said that 4 shooters allegedly involved in the murder of Nafe Singh Rathee had identified and efforts were on to catch them.

Jhajjar superintendent of Police Arpit Jain said the car used by the shooters was recovered from outside Rewari Railway Station. He said police teams in different states were conducting raids to catch them. Jain said the car had been rounded up and being asked how the vehicle reached the shooters. A forensic team lifted samples from the vehicles to carry out further investigation.

Nafe Singh Rathee who was the president of Indian National Lok Dal’s Haryana Unit had been shot dead by unidentified persons in Jhajjar’s Bahadurgarh on February 25. In the attack, INLD worker Jai Kishan who was travelling with Nafe Singh Rathee in the same vehicle also died.

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