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Over 22,500 new COVID cases, 406 fatalities in last 24 hours; active cases rise to 1 lakh

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India recorded 22,775 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 406 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, the country saw 8,949 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 98.32 per cent, which is the highest since March 2020 and total recoveries data reached 3,42,75,312.

Additionally, the tally of Omicron cases has reached 1,431 today, with 454 cases in Maharashtra and 351 in Delhi, respectively.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 1,04,781, the ministry data showed today.

Over 145.16 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,81,486. The first death due to the COVID pandemic in India was reported in March 2020.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 67,89,89,110 samples have been tested up to December 31 for COVID-19. Of these, 11,10,855 samples were tested on Friday.

Meanwhile, Kerala on Friday logged 2,676 fresh COVID-19 infections and 353 deaths, which took the caseload to 52,35,348 and the fatalities to 47,794. Of the 353 deaths, 11 were recorded over the last few days, and 342 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court.

With 2,742 more people recovering from the virus since Thursday, the total recoveries reached 51,79,277, and the active cases dropped to 19,416, an official press release said. As many as 60,962 samples were tested in the last 24 hours.

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Militancy incidents on decline in Pulwama, but local militant recruitment still up: GoC D P Pandey

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General officer Commanding (GoC) of Srinagar-based army’s 15 Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey Wednesday said that the southern district of Pulwama has indeed shown a decline in militancy-related incidents but the district continues to see local militant recruitment on the rise. He said that in the ensuing year, the army believes that Pulwama will see a further dip in local militant recruitment.
As per the news agency, the GoC was on a visit to the southern districts of Shopian and Pulwama on the eve of 73rd Republic Day. He met senior citizens and traders in these twin districts of South Kashmir.
Talking to media persons at Shopian, the GoC said that the people of Kashmir want peace and not militancy. “Militancy related incidents are declining and we believe they will further go down in the ongoing year,” he said.
The army officer said that if the number of militants and militancy-related incidents decline, it will provide more opportunities to local youth to make their future.
“Time has come when people have to choose the path of peace and stability,” he said, adding that the people of South Kashmir like those of north Kashmir have realized the effects of militancy.
The GoC said that the wrong narrative is being taught to children and wherever it happens, youth are bound to choose the wrong path “as it is the easy way out and just a glamour.”
“Youth are picking guns because of unemployment but the wrong path is being shown to them,” Pandey said. He said that the situation was getting better as people, especially youth have understood that taking the path of militancy was wrong.
He said that militancy-related incidents have declined in Pulwama but “local militant recruitment continues to be on the rise.” “We believe this (local militant recruitment) will also go down in the ongoing area,” the GoC said and sought people’s cooperating in bringing peace and development in southern districts of Kashmir
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Driver dead, another injured as lorry rolls down into gorge

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A trucker was killed and another person injured after a truck rolled down into a deep gorge near Tulbagh, one kilometre from Banihal town of J&K’s Ramban district on Wednesday.

An official that a truck, bearing registration number JK05A 8209, which was on its way from Jammu towards Srinagar fell into a deep gorge near Tulbagh around 7 pm, resulting in on spot death of the driver.

Soon after the accident, Banihal police and local volunteers launched a rescue operation and retrieved the body of the trucker, who was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh (58), son of Abdul Gani Sheikh, a resident of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

The injured, identified as Naveed Ahmad son of Nazir Ahmad, also a resident of Bandipora, was shifted to Emergency Hospital Banihal.

An official said that the body is being shifted to Bandipora and that the relatives of the victims were on their way to Banihal.

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3 Soldiers Injured In Shopian Gunfight

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On Wednesday, three soldiers were injured, two of them critically, in an ongoing gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, reports quoted officials said.

They said that two soldiers suffered bullet injuries as soon as the gunfight started between militants and a joint team of Police and army in the Nowgam area of the district. Later, another soldier was injured in the firefight.

Quoting official sources, a news agency reported that the injured were shifted to the army’s 92 base hospital, where two remain in “critical condition.”

The encounter had ensued after Police and army launched a cordon and search operation following inputs about the presence of the militants.

As the joint team approached towards the suspected spot, the officials said, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight, they said.

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Covid-19 Stats

27 Jan 2022, 5:27 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,371,500 Total Cases
491,729 Death Cases
37,677,328 Recovered Cases

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