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Virginia Shooting : 12 killed in attack by ‘disgruntled city worker’

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Virginia Shooting 12 killed in attack by 'disgruntled city worker'

Atleast 12 people were killed in a shooting near Virginia Beach in a Municipal building in the deadliest attack this year.
The suspect, officials said, a disgruntled city employee in Virginia Beach fired randomly in the municipality building.
Officials reportedly didn’t disclosed the identity of gunman but said he was killed in exchange fire.

A officer was injured with bullet striking his vest.
The attack begin at 16:00 local time (20:00 GMT) and since the area is under lockdown while all employees were evacuated . The area houses various city municipal and government buildings.

“This will not define us,” said Virginia Beach councilman , reflecting on the shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal center. “After the massacre at Virginia Tech our community came together … That’s something we have to do in Virginia Beach.”

“We almost felt like it wasn’t real, that we were in a dream”, said another witness.
One police chief described it as a “war zone”.

Police have also recovered some arms like rifle and handgun, believed to be of suspects.

The shooting comes amid a tight debate in United States over raging gun-laws issues.

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Covid-19 updates: New strategy to be followed since June 1st

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The Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah held a meeting today to decide how to tackle Covid-19. A day earlier, Mr. Shah arranged a meeting with all the Chief Ministers to know their views on the extension of lockdown after May 31st. The Chief Ministers have shared their views on the further lockdown strategy. The Prime Minister has been reviewing the entire lockdown period to plan the new strategy from June 1st .

In India, the number of positive Covid-19 patients have reached 1.64 lakh as of Friday. In the last 24 hours, 7,465 new cases have been reported making it the highest number till date. It is the ninth worst hit country in the world.

The worst-affected state in the country is Maharashtra with nearly 60,000 cases and 1,982 deaths so far. Mumbai, the state capital, has 35,000 confirmed cases. It is the highest affected metro city. Tamil Nadu stands at second place as it has 827 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. It is the second consecutive day of record spike in numbers. Overall, the state has 19,372 COVID-19 cases and has reported 145 deaths.

In West Bengal a minister has recently tested positive for COVID-19.The minister has been advised to follow the home quarantine measures after his test results came out positive on Thursday night. It has been reported that His wife has also tested positive for the virus.

China has managed to take control of the situation as it reports very few cases at present even though it was the first country where the novel coronavirus emerged in last December. Since then it has only spread to all parts of the world infecting more than 69 lakh people globally. More than 3.5 lakh have died too across the world specially in countries like the U.S and Italy.

 

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Supreme Court orders not to take any charges from migrants travelling by bus or train; give food before travel starts

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Supreme Court gave the interim order on the huge groups of migrant labors. Court told not to charge migrant labor with any kind of charges/fares. These expenses will be given by state government. The expenses of the food arrangement for the stuck laborers will also borne by the state government. The next hearing on this will take place on June 5.

 

Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice SK Kaul, Justice MR Shah took charge of the hearing of Thursday. Solicitor Tushar Mehta kept forward the argument on behalf of the central government. During this time, bench gave 4 orders and 4 comments on this.

 

4 orders by Court

  • Supreme court ordered not to charge any fare from the migrant  These expenses will be borne by state government or government of union territories.
  • The state government to offer food and water on stations. Thos arrangement of food and water to be done by railways in the trains.
  • The labors who are waiting for the trains in order to go home should also be offers food and water by the state government. They will get food and water in buses too.
  • The state should monitor the process of registration and ensure that they get their trains/buses as soon as possible. All the information will soon be given to related people.

4 comments by court

  • A lot of loopholes were seen in providing the food and water

The court is tensed about the conditions of labors who are trying to reach their homes. There is no doubt about the working of state government towards them but some loopholes were seen in the process of registration, transportations and providing food and water.

  • Did the travelers got enough food?

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on behalf of central government said that migrant labors reached their homes in special trains and buses with co-ordination with state governments. 91 lakhs migrants have reached their homes from May 1 to May 27. The court made a remarked , “Were they fed enough to fill their stomachs?”

  • Migrants should get the food necessarily

Supreme Court asked whether the labors were asked to pay? The question is that how the state government is paying the fares of the ticket? If the fares are being charged, then are they getting the money back? Are they getting food when waiting for trains? Court says that the migrants should get the food to which solicitor general answered that the food id being provided.

  • Some needy were not profited

Solicitor General said that almost 3.36 migrant labors are travelling to their homes. The government will sent all the labors to their home to which court made a remark that some needy people were not benefited.

Supreme Court asked government for an answer till May 28, 2020

The government did auto cognition for this case. SC told that the condition of worker is very poor. The arrangements made by the government are not enough. Court demanded an answer from central and state governments by issuing a circular

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Minneapolis Updates: Outrage sparks amid George Floyd supporters

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Violent protests are being led on over the death of an African-American man who died in police custody. A man was shot during the protests in Minneapolis for the second night. The protesters were looting stores bordering the police confined area. They were also setting fires that continued to burn until Thursday morning.

Minneapolis is in a bizarre state over the death of George Floyd as he died while in-custody of white police officers. The situation escalated since Wednesday night as fatal shooting near the site of the demonstrations due to widespread looting and deployment of tear gas.

The demonstrations in the city began peacefully for the second night but grew violent as time went by. It became very unsafe and hence the citizens were requested to leave the area.

His death is being investigated by the FBI and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The Mayor, Mr. Jacob Frey pleaded with residents to calm down. He demanded that charges must be filed against the officer who had his knee on Floyd’s neck. Police had said Floyd resisted arrest, but Frey said “I saw nothing that would signal that this kind of force was necessary.”

“I’m imploring our city, imploring our community, imploring every one of us to keep the peace. Let’s honor George Floyd’s memory,” he said in a phone interview.

He also tweeted this on his twitter account. “Please, Minneapolis, we cannot let tragedy beget more tragedy. The area along Lake has become unsafe. We are asking for your help in keeping the peace tonight.”

An unidentified victim was rushed to Hennepin County Medical Center as the police officers found him at the protest site. He was found lying down on a sidewalk. At the hospital he was declared dead, they stated that he was shot.

Video of Floyd’s death has sparked outrage all around the country. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said about the incident on Tuesday“tragic reminder that it was not an isolated incident, but a part of an ingrained systemic cycle of injustice that still exists in this country.”

President Donald Trump took to his twitter and said “My heart goes out to George’s family and friends. Justice will be served!”

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George Flyod, 46-year-old man died due to police brutality

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A Minneapolis police officer had been kneeling on the neck of a handcuffed black man who complained several times that he couldn’t breathe. He was later pronounced dead. This was seen on a viral video being circulated around on social media for the last 24 hours.

The department took prompt action on Tuesday and fired the four officers involved in this incident. But this was certainly not enough for his family members as well as prominent individuals.

“I would like for those officers to be charged with murder,” his sister Bridgett Floyd said during a Wednesday appearance on the “Today Show.” “Because that’s exactly what they did. They murdered my brother. He was crying for help.” “And almost the whole world has witnessed that,” she added, “because somebody was gracious enough to record it.”

READ : Minneapolis Updates: Outrage sparks amid George Floyd supporters

The state and federal authorities are investigating the case. Minneapolis police said officers were countering an alleged forgery on Monday evening. They suspected Geroge Floyd who was sitting in his car. The police claimed that he “physically resisted” after he got out hence their suspicion grew. The four Officers handcuffed Floyd who seemed to be suffering from medical distress. The police said he was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead,

Videos were captured by eye witnesses who were present at the scene of the arrest. The video clearly shows that an officer had his knee pressed against the neck of the 46-year-old, who was handcuffed on the pavement. He was constantly complaining that his body hurt and he couldn’t breathe. Two officers handled the man on the ground while another stood nearby with his eyes on the bystanders as traffic passed.

The FBI are looking into it and have said they will present their findings to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota for consideration of possible federal charges.

The FBI also said that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is conducting its own investigation into possible violations of Minnesota statutes.

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Two labours found dead in a train carrying 1039 migrants from Mumbai to Kashi

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In this era of corona pandemic, the migrants who were struggling to be with their family are travelling and it is proving their last travel forever. 2 labours were found dead in the special train which reached Manduadih in Varanasi from Mumbai. One labour was from Azamgarh and the other was from Jaunpur. After identification of the bodies, the sample for Corona testing has been taken. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem after the samples for testing have been taken.

 

GRP, RPF and Police have sent the bodies for post-mortem in district hospital by keeping in mind the precautions to be taken.

 

The dead labours were travelling in S-15 and Disables coaches.

2 labours were found dead who were travelling in S-15 and disabled coaches of the special train (01770) heading towards Kashi from Mumbai before train reached the station. Nobody was ready to even touch the dead bodies. One of labour is identified as a resident of Jaunpur’s Badlapur village named as ‘Dashrath’ who was disabled.

 

Dashrath’s brother-in-law told that he was travelling with 9 other family members. They took food before starting the travel from Mumbai. They got food on the way too. Dasrath could not walk. He was not feeling good in Prayagraj and he slept. After reaching the station when they were trying to wake him up but he didn’t. He did not have any disease.

 

The bodies have been sent to post-mortem after the samples were taken for corona testing: Station Manager

 

The second dead was identified as Ramnath Raghunath as a resident of Azamgarh. The document found in the pocket of dead stated the age as 63. He also had address of A-wing, room number 43, Akashdeep Housing Society, Income Block, Asmitha Bhavan, Jogeswari East near Linkroad, Mumbai. This person was talking to 1 person continuously. As per Station Manager, Arun Kumar, a team of doctors were called to investigate. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem after samples were taken.

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PIA Updates: Careless pilot; ignores 3 warnings from the control room

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A plane was crashed on 22 May in Karachi, Pakistan. On investigating the reason of the plane crash, 3 mistakes are coming out. According to a News Channel of Pakistan, Air Traffic Control gave 3 warnings to pilot. He turned a deaf ear towards the warning. In other words, the pilot didn’t obey the orders of ATC. On the other hand, the investigating team made by the pilot association didn’t have a single commercial pilot despite the fact the crashed plane was a commercial one.

On 22 May, a PIA plane A-320 was heading towards Karachi. This plane was crashed near Jinnah International Airport. In this accident, 97 were killed and 2 survived.

Warning 1 – Jio News with reference to ATC told that the when PIA plane A-320 was 15 nautical miles (27.78 km) away, it was at a height of 10,000 feet. At that time, ATC told the pilot to reduce the height to 7,000 feet to which the pilot responded that he was comfortable/satisfied by this height.

Warning 2 – When the plane was 10 nautical miles (18.52 km) away, the plane was 7,000 feet high. The height should be 3,000 feet to which he received the second warning from ATC. The pilot turned a deaf ear to this warning as well and responded that he was comfortable with height and will handle the situation.

Warning 3 – When the plane was not able to land in the first attempt, the pilot himself decided to go-round (roundabout motion). At the time of go-round, the plane was at a height of 1800 feet. ATC again issued the warning and told the pilot to take the plane to 3,000 feet to which the pilot responded he was trying to do so and in a few minutes, the plane crashed.

There was no lack of fuel

This is proved that there was no lack of fuel. According to reports, there was enough fuel to fly for 2.34 hours. It takes only 1.33 hours to fly from Lahore to Karachi. The investigating team is now working on was the pilot only responsible for the crash or some technical fault was also there which led to the crash.

CAA reports have been published

According to the reports of the Civil Aviation Association of Pakistan, the flight touched the runway 3 times when tried for the first landing. The sparks were also produced when flight rubbed the surface. The flight was taken off after the third touch by the pilot. It is assuming that during this time, the oil and fuel pump was damaged. It started to leak which was the reason for the plane not reaching a specific height to go-round and crashed. The crew members present in the cockpit didn’t notify the ATC.

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President Donald Trump criticized by media as he was seen playing golf during Memorial day weekend

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Mr. Donald Trump, the President of the United States, was paying his tributes to the deceased members of the American military on Monday as to mark the Memorial Day. He spent most of the Memorial day holiday weekend playing gold for which he was criticized by the media.

“Some stories about the fact that in order to get outside and perhaps, even a little exercise, I played golf over the weekend. The Fake & Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin – I knew this would happen!,” Trump tweeted.

President Trump received some unexpected support from one-time Obama adviser David Axelrod.

“I don’t often defend this @POTUS but I don’t begrudge him a round of golf,” Axelrod, now a political commentator, said on Twitter.

Besides, it gives the rest of us a respite from those crazy tweets! Yes, it’s hypocritical for @realDonaldTrump to have attacked @BarackObama for seeking some relief from the pressures of the presidency on the golf course when Trump has logged many more rounds,” he said.

“It’s also hypocritical to attack Trump for it now if you defended Obama then.”

Before becoming president, Trump had repeatedly criticised his predecessor, Democratic President Barack Obama, for playing golf, including during the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

“There are times to play and times that you can’t play. It sends the wrong signal, You know when you’re president you sorta say, like, ‘I’m gonna give it up for a couple of years and I’m really gonna focus on the job’,” he said at the time.

The US death toll due to the novel coronavirus neared 100,000. It was reported that The United States has more than 1.6 million novel coronavirus infections, and 98,223 deaths as of Tuesday. The death toll would exceed 100,000 by June 1, predicted the forecast models. All the 50 states have started relaxing their coronavirus restrictions hence causing the mounting death toll.

Trump has been urging the governors to restart their regular economic activities which were put on a hold due to the pandemic. He had also told the governors to reopen the places of worship over the weekend.

 

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U.S President Donald Trump prohibits entry of Foreigners from Brazil indefinitely

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On Sunday the United States President Mr. Donald Trump introduced new travel restrictions on Brazil. It has been extremely affected because of the coronavirus pandemic. The restrictions will not allow foreigners to travel to the U.S. if they have travelled to Brazil any time during the 14-days prior to when their travel which is scheduled to the U.S.

“The potential for undetected transmission of the virus by infected individuals seeking to enter the United States from Brazil threatens the security of our transportation system and infrastructure and the national security,” said the suspension order published by the White House on Sunday.

The travel ban exempts the permanent U.S. residents, legal guardians of permanent residents under the age of 21, their spouse and others.

“Today’s action will help ensure foreign nationals who have been in Brazil do not become a source of additional infections in our country,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.

“These new restrictions do not apply to the flow of commerce between the United States and Brazil.” added Kayleign McEnany.

The South American nation recently became the world’s second major hotspot for coronavirus cases.

Brazil has accounted for more than 360,000 cases and over 22,000 people have died with the virus, announced the country’s health ministry on Sunday.

The number of cases can be seen to diminish in Europe and East Asia whereas they are escalating rapidly in Brazil. The World Health Organization is calling South America the center of the pandemic.

“We hope that’ll be temporary, but because of the situation in Brazil, we’re going to take every step necessary to protect the American people,” Mr O’Brien said.

He added that “we’ll take a look at the other countries on a country-by-country basis for sure”.

China, Iran, the European Schengen area, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland had been prohibited from entering the US earlier

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Guidelines for International flights; passengers to give all expenses; priorities to pregnant women, students and who lost their jobs

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Central Administration on Sunday gave all the instructions/guidelines for the Indians who are stuck in any part of the world. All the expenses will be born by the travelling passengers. Priorities will be given to those who are having tough times and have lost their jobs during this pandemic. Except this, permission to enter the country will be given to elderlies, pregnant women. The same kind of Standard Operating Procedure is given to those who are stuck in India and want to return to their countries.

SOP of Home Ministry

The central home ministry said that the stuck passengers have to register themselves in the embassies of their country and have to provide the information asked.

Priorities will be given to people who lost their jobs, visa holders with less duration left, health-related emergencies, pregnant women, people who are willing to come due to death in their house and the students.

All the passengers coming to India have to follow the quarantine guidelines issued by the central health ministry and the ministry of family welfare.

16 Terms and Conditions of the Ministry of health and family welfare

Passengers before boarding have to give in writing that they are ready to undergo a 14-day quarantine including 7-day quarantine with their expenses followed by 7-day home quarantine. They have monitor their health themselves.

There will be some exceptions. The state government will be responsible for people having stress, pregnant women, death in the family, serious disease, parents with kids below 10 years. The home quarantine can be of 14 days and the usage of Aarogya Setu app is mandatory during this period.

Do’s and Don’t’s will be issued by respective agencies along with the ticket.

Every passenger is advised to download the Aarogya Setu app on their cell phones.

The thermal screening will be done before boarding a ship or a plane. Only those without symptoms will be permitted to travel.

The above-mentioned rules will be followed by passengers who are entering the country by road. Only those without symptoms will be allowed to enter the country boundaries.

2 copies of a self-declaration form have to be filled by the passengers. One has to be submitted on the immigration centre which is available on the entry point of airports, dockyards and land borders. The forms are available on the Aarogya Setu app.

All necessary precaution must be taken. The arrangement of sanitisation and disinfectant should be made.

Social distancing has to maintain onboarding and at airports.

Announcement related to COVID-19 must be made on airport, dockyard and land border checkpoints.

Crew members are responsible to check the masks on every passenger’s face while travelling. The responsibility of sanitization and disinfectant is of the respective airlines and crew members.

Every passenger will be thermally screened by the health team at the airport, seaport or land port.

During the screening, any passenger found with the symptoms of the disease will be isolated immediately by the health officials. He/She will be taken to the hospital according to health protocol.

The passengers with no symptoms will be sent to the quarantine centre by the state or union territories governments.

These passengers will have to stay for 7 days in governmental quarantine centres. According to ICMR guideline, they will be tested and if found positive will undergo treatment.

If light symptoms are found, they can either be permitted for home isolation or the related person can be sent to a private or governmental COVID care centre.

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Domestic flight updates: Delhi is all set; Maharashtra didn’t permit

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Civil Aviation Ministry announced the resumption of domestic flights from 25 May but the Maharashtra government denied the permission saying that they will follow intact lock-down. Till now, the government had neither made any changes in the rules of lockdown 4.0 given by the central government nor have permitted for the resumption of flights.

In 9 states like Punjab and Chattisgarh, the landing passengers will undergo quarantine.

The states in which the passengers will undergo quarantine are as follows:

 Punjab: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told that the passengers coming home via train, bus or aeroplane will have to necessarily undergo a 14 day home quarantine.

Chattisgarh: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that all the plane passengers have to undergo an institutional quarantine of 14 days.

Karnataka: Passengers coming from states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil and Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh by any means of transportation will have to undergo a 7-day institutional quarantine followed by 7 days of home quarantine.

 Uttarakhand: Passengers will be quarantined for 10 days in a hotel or a governmental place.

Goa: State government wants flight passengers to undergo an Anti-body test.

Andaman and Nicobar: Administration has set Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the passengers coming by flight. Every passenger will undergo thermal screening and 14 days of home quarantine.

Kerala, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh: In these states also, the on-board passengers will undergo a quarantine of 14 days.

In Delhi, all the domestic flights will be operated from terminal 3 of Indra Gandhi Airport. Delhi International Airport Limited told that the temperature of every passenger will be checked at the entrance by a CISF Thermal Scanner. Aarogya Setu App in every passenger mobile phone is necessary.

According to reports, DIAL’s CEO Vidah Jaipuriar told that the first flight will be operated on 25 May, 4.30 pm. He said that the authorities have assured that all the facilities for boarding passengers will be touchless. Either passenger print the boarding passes from home or use the ‘Scan and Fly Kiosk’.

190 flights will take off from Delhi everyday. Due to the allowance of one-third flight on a route, only 190 flights will arrive and 190 flights will depart from Delhi’s airport. Almost 20,000 passengers will come to Delhi airport. The regular flight were suspended from 25 March keeping in mind the danger of COVID-19.

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