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Senior BJP leader Manoj Sinha will be the new Deputy Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

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Senior BJP leader Manoj Sinha was appointed as the Deputy Governor of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

His appointment came a day after the sudden resignation of GC Murmu.

Murmu resigned from his post just 9 months after the completion of one year of repeal of Article 370 in the erstwhile state and took over the reins of this new Union Territory.

Murmu sent his resignation to the President on Wednesday.

President Ram Nath Kovind accepted the resignation of Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Murmu and appointed Sinha to the post.

In a statement issued from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday, “The President has appointed Manoj Sinha as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Sinha has represented Ghazipur parliamentary constituency of eastern Uttar Pradesh thrice in the Lok Sabha.

Sinha has also served as Minister of State for Railways and Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge).

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Doctors in UP warn those wearing dubious ‘Corona cards’

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 Doctors are now warning people against wearing ‘Corona cards’ available in the market that ‘promise’ safety against the Coronavirus infection if worn around the neck.

Dr. Kamala Srivastava, a medical practitioner in the state capital, said, “I am shocked that the government has not bothered to ban the sale of these Corona cards that come with fancy names like ‘Shut Out Corona’, ‘Corona out’ and ‘Go Corona’. These cards have not been approved by any medical authority and we do not know what is inside. Some of them smell like camphor.”

The cards are worn around the neck, claiming to provide a protective shield against the virus. These are worn around the neck like the identity cards.

Dr. Vikas Mishra, associate professor, G.S.V.M. medical college in Kanpur, said there is no word or guideline about such cards from either the ICMR or the WHO.

“People are happily wearing these cards and moving around in crowded places which exposes them to the infection. Believing that any unverified and untested product would save one from the virus is foolishness and also exposes people to the danger of catching the infection,” he added.

Medical stores are earning a handsome amount and owners say these cards are selling like hot cakes. The price range of these cards varies from Rs 75 to Rs 130, but people are purchasing them without knowing whether they are really beneficial or not.

Vikram Singh, a medical store owner, said he himself does not know what is inside the card as it is fully packed and gives out a camphor-like smell.

“The sales have gone up dramatically since the past two months. We are now selling 50 to 60 cards every day, even though there is no expiry date on them,” he said.

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