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Telangana lockdown extended,for ten more days, Relaxation hours 6am to 1 p.m.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday announced the extension of lockdown ten more days.

The decision was taken during the state cabinet meeting which met on Sunday at Pragathi Bhavan to review the COVID-19 situation in the state and decision on lockdown. This is the second extension in the lockdown since its imposition on May 12.

As per the latest health bulletin, the number of infection rate has come down and mortality rate is also satisfactory.

Keeping in view of the present situation KCR has decided to extent the lockdown till

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Covid-19 Safety norms violated at VIP wedding in Hyderabad?probe afot

HYDERABAD: Cyberabad police are investigating if Covid-19 norms were violated during the wedding ceremony of Rajya Sabha Member Capt V Laxmikantha Rao’s granddaughter, held at Novotel convention center, Madhapur, on Friday. Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao also attended the event to bless the newly married couple.

The bride is also the daughter of Husnabad MLA Vodithala Satish Kumar and Shamitha. Police officials confirmed that due to the Chief Minister’s visit, there was full arrangement at the venue.

It was noticed that the organisers had followed Covid norms with regard to the limited number of guests and social distancing at the venue during the ceremony.
However, there is no clarity if the norms were violated after the Chief Minister left the venue. “We will verify these aspects also,” said a senior police official with Cyberabad Police Commissionerate.


5 Hyderabad Hospitals Face Govt action overcharging Covid-19 patients

The Director of Public Health, Telangana, has banned five hospitals in Hyderabad from admitting new COVID-19 patients for violating treatment protocols. The hospitals have been indicted for overcharging patients with inappropriate and surplus billing. A total of 88 complaints have been filed against 64 hospitals in the state.

To ensure no inconvenience is faced by already admitted patients, DPH has allowed prohibited hospitals to continue with their treatment as per charges fixed by the government. The authority has made it clear that the government will be compelled to cancel the license issued to the hospitals if any complaint is received from patients who are getting treated.
The orders were issued by DPH G. Srinivasa Rao on Friday. Hospitals barred from admitting new patients include Virinchi Hospital Banjara Hills, Max Health Hospital KPHB, Neelima Hospital Sanathnagar, TX Hospital Kachiguda and VINN Hospital Begumpet.

The DPH in its order also mentioned that the explanation given by the hospitals against lodged complaints was not satisfactory. A notice has been issued to all the 64 hospitals against which complaints have been made. A total of 6 complaints were received against Omni Hospital Kukatpally, 5 against Vinn Hospital Begumpet, 3 each against TX Hospital Kachiguda and Udai Mini Hospital Abids, 2 against 11 hospitals and one each against 49 hospitals in the state.


Hyderabad cab drivers association offering free cab service to pregnant women amid lockdown

Hyderabad-based cab driver association “Telangana Gig and Platform Workers Union” (TGPWU) is offering help to pregnant women by giving them free cab service to the hospital.
They have helped safely escort more than 27 pregnant women to hospitals during the last week of lockdown in Telangana.

Speaking to ANI, Shaik Salauddin, the founder and State President of TGPWU said, “On the grounds of humanitarian works, we have started ferrying pregnant women to hospitals free of cost during this pandemic situation. We have started this free service to pregnant women just a week back and has been receiving a great response from the public.


Delhi Police Visits Twitter India Offices in Delhi, Gurugram Amid ‘Congress Toolkit Controversy’

A team of Delhi Police Special Cell arrived at the offices of Twitter India in Delhi and Gurugram on Monday evening to serve a notice to the microblogging platform in connection to it classifying as ‘manipulated” a tweet by BJP leader Sambit Patra on ‘Congress toolkit”.

This was necessitated as the police wanted to ascertain who was the right person to serve a notice to, as replies by Twitter India MD had been very ambiguous, said government sources.

There has been a lot of hue and cry today when Delhi Police went to serve a notice to Twitter, said the sources, adding that this is the third notice given to Twitter by Delhi Police.
Sources said that instead of cooperating with law enforcement, Twitter has tried to play victim by mischievously overplaying a routine procedure.

The team reached the the social site’s offices in Lado Sarai and Gurugram and sought a response to its notice to the site over a complaint regarding the alleged Covid-19 ‘toolkit’, an official said.

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‘Delhi Police is enquiring into a complaint in which clarification is sought from the Twitter regarding the classification of a tweet by Sambit Patra as ‘manipulative’. It appears that Twitter has some information which is not known to us on the basis of which they have classified it as such. This information is relevant to the enquiry. Special Cell which is conducting the enquiry wants to find out the truth. Twitter which has claimed to know the underlying truth should clarify,” a statement by the Delhi Police said.

It appears that Twitter has some information that is not known to the police. This information is relevant to the inquiry, Delhi Police PRO Chinmoy Biswal said.

The police, however, refused to divulge the contents of the complaint or the identity of the complainant. The BJP has accused the Congress of creating a ‘toolkit’ that seeks to tarnish the image of the country and Prime Minister Narendra Modi by calling the new strain of coronavirus as ‘India strain” or ‘Modi strain”.

However, the Congress has denied the allegation and claimed that the BJP is propagating a fake ‘toolkit’ to defame it. Last week, Twitter labelled as ‘manipulated media” a tweet by Patra on the alleged ‘toolkit’. Twitter says it ‘may label Tweets that include media (videos, audio, and images) that have been deceptively altered or fabricated”.

Biswal said the Delhi Police is inquiring into a complaint in connection with which a clarification has been sought from Twitter regarding the classification of a tweet by Patra as ‘manipulative”. ‘It appears that Twitter has some information which is not known to us on the basis of which they have classified it (Patra’s tweet) as such. This information is relevant to the inquiry. The Special Cell, which is conducting the inquiry, wants to find out the truth. Twitter, which has claimed to know the underlying truth, should clarify,” he said.

BJP leaders, including Patra, have posted numerous tweets to attack the Congress over the purported ‘toolkit’. On May 19, the Congress lodged a police complaint seeking registration of cases against BJP chief J P Nadda, Union minister Smriti Irani, BJP general secretary B L Santosh and Patra over the alleged forgery of documents.

The Chhattisgarh unit of the Congress’ students wing NSUI also lodged a complaint against Patra and former chief minister Raman Singh for allegedly ‘forging” the letterhead of AICC Research Department and printing ‘false and fabricated” content on it. On the basis of the complaint, a case has been filed against Patra and Singh at the Civil Lines police station in Raipur.


Jharkhand: Denied leave by seniors, bank employee reaches work with oxygen support

RANCHI: In an unusual incident taking place at Bokaro, a bank employee, after being denied leave by his seniors reached his workplace with oxygen support along with his family members.

The incident took place at Sector 4 branch of Punjab National Bank, where the family members alleged that despite the fact that Arvind Kumar has recovered from COVID-19 but his lungs are still infected due to which he is on oxygen support at home but the bank officials are pressurizing him to join office.
When the bank officials did not consider his leave application, he even submitted his resignation, which was also rejected. Now, they are threatening to cut his salary due to which he was forced to come to work with oxygen support,” said one of the family members who accompanied him to the bank.

With no other option left, he was forced to join office with oxygen support on Monday, he added.

Kumar, however, was asked to go home after a high voltage drama was created by family members in the bank. Meanwhile, the bank officials refrained from speaking anything on the issue.


Important program in Ambedkar Bhawan suraram Qutbullahpur

Important program in Ambedkar Bhawan suraram Qutbullahpur
A program was held today, Wednesday at 8 am, in which the leaders of the Dalit class were present, in which the current situation of the country was discussed, and the weak and oppressed classes belonging to all religions were brought together to face the future. He promised to come, and the secular people of the country will also be made aware of the situation. On this occasion, Mr. Ashok Sahab, Maulana Abdul Wahed Sahab Hussami, President Jamiat Ulema Qutbullahpur, Maulana Bashir Al Hassan Sahab falahi, Joint Secretary Jamiat Ulema, and other brothers Tan was present, the organizers of Ambedkar Bhavan thanked on the occasion and expressed happiness.


Hyderabad: Mosque turns into Covid care centre

Hyderabad: Mosque turns into Covid care centre
With support from voluntary organizations, a double-storeyed building attached to the Masjid-e-Muhammadi has now been converted into a 40-bed COVID isolation center, equipped with oxygen beds, medical equipment, and a triaging system for first-line COVID treatment.

A mosque in Hyderabad’s Rajendranagar has opened its premises to operate a full-fledged COVID isolation center. With support from voluntary organizations, a double-storeyed building attached to the Masjid-e-Muhammadi has now been converted into a 40-bed COVID isolation center, equipped with oxygen beds, medical equipment, and a triaging system for first-line COVID treatment. The initiative aims to offer support to patients from weaker sections and those living in congested houses.

Twenty classrooms in the school building will now accommodate two to three patients per room. Separate rooms for pharmacy, doctors, rest area, casualty, and triaging, etc are arranged. Each floor has a separate restroom for men and women. The facility is open to all and services are free of cost, stresses its organizers.
Formally launched on Monday, the facility is being managed by the Helping Hand Foundation and is set up with the support of Rs 75 lakh including operational expenses for the next six months by The Helping Hands Rotary Trust through Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan and Support for Educational and Economic Development (SEED).
Dr. P Shafi, MD, Internal Medicine, DM (Cardiology) has been given charge to lead a team of 50 staff members who will work in three shifts. Four doctors, four nurses, and four bedside caregivers will work in shifts of 6 hours along with helpers and sanitation staff. The center will also have a full-time physiotherapist and a dietician.
According to VVSN Raju, president of the Rotary Club of Hyderabad Deccan, prevailing times of severe crisis led the Rotary to serve the cause of people suffering during the pandemic by opening a covid care center and free oxygen through Mission O2. Syed Mazhar Hussaini, Executive Director, SEED, USA, said they wanted to provide space for asymptomatic to moderate COVID cases, particularly from economically weaker sections who cannot afford high out-of-pocket treatment expenses and lack adequate quarantine facilities at home.


Telangana To Launch Special Covid-19 Vaccination Drive for Super Spreaders’

The Telangana government on Tuesday decided to launch a special drive to administer Covid vaccine to all potential ‘super spreaders’.

A high-level meeting decided to take up special drive to vaccinate all the LPG delivery staff, fair price shop dealers, petrol pump workers, auto and cab drivers, vendors in rythu bazaars, fruit, vegetable and flower markets, kirana shops, liquor shops, and non-vegetarian markets.

Finance Minister T Harish Rao along with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar held a meeting to discuss the issue of vaccinating all super spreaders, and issues relating to identification of super spreaders and other logistic arrangements were deliberated.


Will Twitter, Facebook, Instagram be merged in India in two days?

New Delhi: Will social media companies like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram stop working in India after two days? This question is currently under discussion. In fact, on February 25 this year, the Government of India, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) had given all social media companies three months to comply with the regulations.

Companies were asked to provide their official and contact number in India, appoint a grievance redressal officer, resolve grievances, monitor objectionable material and remove it.

In fact, people on social media do not know who to complain to and where their grievances will be resolved. Some companies have asked for six months, while others say they are awaiting instructions from their headquarters in the United States. Interestingly, these companies are operating in India, making a profit here but waiting for the green light from their headquarters for instructions. Companies like Twitter have their own fact checkers, which neither reveal their identities nor the manner in which the facts are being checked.

Under Section 79 of the IT Act, they are exempt from liability as intermediaries, but many of them are taking decisions on matters that do not comply with the Indian Constitution and laws. The new regulations are set to take effect on May 26, 2021. If these companies do not comply with these regulations, their intermediate status may be terminated and they may be subject to criminal proceedings under the existing laws of India.