Global COVID-19 cases cross 39.5 million

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October 18, 2020
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Washington, Oct 18: The global coronavirus caseload now stands at 39.5 million cases, according to the latest updates provided by Johns Hopkins University.

According to the University tracker, there are 39,502,909 COVID-19 cases globally and 1,106,705 patients globally have succumbed to the virus.

Globally, 27,148,927 patients infected from the virus have recovered, the tracker states.

The US continues to be the worst-affected country due to the virus with 8,086,780 cases and 218,980 fatalities, which are the most deaths in the world.

As many as 3,197,539 patients across the US have recovered from the disease.

India and Brazil are the second and third most-affected countries from the virus with 7,432,680 cases and 5,200,300 cases respectively. Russia is fourth on the list with 1,376,020 cases across the country.

As per the University tracker, India has the most COVID-19 recoveries in the world with 6,524,595 patients recovering from the disease across the country.

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11.

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November 26,2020

Hyderabad, Nov 26: BJP MP from Karnataka and the party's youth wing president Tejasvi Surya allegedly trespassed on the Osmania University (OU) campus without permission and a case was registered against him and his supporters by the police.

He removed the barricades to enter the campus to pay respects to the martyrs of the Telangana movement. The incident happened on Tuesday. The case was registered under IPC section 447 (criminal trespass)and under relevant provisions of the Hyderabad City Police Act based on a complaint filed by OU authorities on Tuesday, a police official told PTI on Thursday.

The OU Registrar, in the complaint, accused the BJP leader of trespassing on the campus without permission by removing the barricades and holding a meeting there, the official said. The MP had alleged that he was stopped by the police.

However, the city police clarified that no such incident by the police or clash with police happened on the campus and said the MP, along with his supporters, went into the campus and conducted a meeting peacefully. The varsity was the epicentre of protests for the separate state of Telangana. Surya was here as part of campaigning for the December 1 Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls.

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November 30,2020

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Mangaluru, Nov 30: A five-year-old child suffered extremely critical injuries after being hit by a bullet water tanker at Ullalbail, near Thokkottu on outskirts of the city on Monday evening.

The injured child has been identified as Krishna (5), son of an Uttar Pradesh based couple.

The child is currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital at Deralakatte.

A video of the incident shows the child running on the road when his parents were waiting to cross the road. A speeding tanker which was coming from Thokkottu towards Ullal hit the child.

The tanker ran over his stomach and hand. Locals fed water to the child and immediately stepped in to carry him to the hospital.

Naguri traffic police have registered a case against the driver of the driver and taken him into custody.

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November 18,2020

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Bengaluru, Nov 18: Vijayanagara, which will be carved out of Ballari district, is set to be Karnataka's 31st district after Cabinet nod on Wednesday.

Chief minister BS Yediyurappa had last year announced he will soon place a proposal before the cabinet for approval of carving out Vijayanagara district, which is named after the capital of historic Vijayanagara Empire.

The CM had further said that Hospete, Kampli, Hagaribommanahalli, Kottur, Hadagali and Harapanahalli will form the new district of Vijayanagara with Hospete as the district headquarters. Ballari, Kurugodu, Siraguppa, Sandur and Kudligi taluks will continue to be part of Ballari district, with Ballari city as headquarters.

Yediyurappa, in a note to the media, had in 2019 said Ballari has become difficult to administer since it has 11 taluks and 11 revenue sub-divisions. In most cases, farmers, daily wage labourers and poor people have to travel long distances to reach the district headquarters in Ballari city. "As a result, it is considered to ease trouble by carving out a separate district for efficient administration," the note read.

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