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PM Modi to meet with CM of these 7 state to discuss about rising corona cases.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the chief ministers of seven states, which are majorly contributing to the country’s COVID-19 caseload on Wednesday.

The meeting comes just before the completion of Unlock 4 — the last phase of the unlocking, which is scheduled to end on September 30. The country went under a nationwide lock down from March 25.

The prime minister held several virtual meetings with the chief minister of various states to discuss the COVID-19 situation.

It is learnt that the chief ministers of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh will attend the meeting.

The seven states are worst-hit and account for 63 per cent of the country’s total caseload.

Maharashtra, Delhi and Punjab are reporting a case fatality rate of at least 2 per cent. The cases have also been surging in these states.

Center is sending its team to states to help state governments in containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management. Recently, a team was sent to J&K. The Covid-19 situation of Delhi is also being monitored by a Center-Delhi government joint team. It will be assessed whether these seven states need central guidance at this point of time.

A team was recently sent to Jammu & Kashmir. Delhi’s COVID-19 situation is being monitored by a joint team of Center and the Delhi government. The meeting will assess whether the seven states need any further central guidance.

On Tuesday, India crossed the 5.5 million-mark in terms of number of corona virus disease cases. But the Union health ministry said that the country’s active cases are less than a fifth of the total tally.

Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 18,390 fresh Covid-19 infections, pushing the total to 1,242,770. The state surpassed 60 lakh Covid tests with its highest number of samples tested in a 24-hour period with 105,026 tests. Active number of cases in the state stood at 272,410.

Delhi, on the other hand, has recorded 3,816 fresh cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to over 2.53 lakh, while the death count climbed to 5,051.

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NCB files charge sheets in drugs case, 33 accused including Rhea Chakraborty

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The Narcotics Control Bureau is going to file a charge sheet in the special NDPS court on Friday in the drugs case which came to light during the investigation of the demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The charge sheet contains more than 12 thousand pages, with the names of several paddlers and witnesses. 33 accused including Riya Chakraborty have been made in the charge sheet. His girlfriend Riya Chakraborty and her brother Shouvik Chakraborty, who were his girlfriends in the last days of Sushant, are also accused in the drug case. Both are currently on bail after being in jail for several days.

On June 14 last year, Sushant Singh Rajput’s dead body was found at his Bandra residence. CBI investigation is underway for Sushant’s death. At the same time, the Enforcement Directorate has investigated the allegations of financial misappropriation in Sushant’s accounts. In this sequence, the drug connection was revealed through WhatsApp chats, which was followed by the entry of the Narcotics Control Bureau. NCB arrested Riya Chakraborty, Bhai Shouvik Chakraborty, Dipesh Sawant and Samuel Miranda in this case. However, all have been granted bail. Riya got bail from the Bombay High Court after spending almost a month in jail. Riya is also the headmistress of the Sushant Death case, which is being investigated by the CBI.

NCB director Sameer Wankhede is going to file a charge sheet in the NDPS court. The NCB charge sheet named 33 people, one of whom is Riya. At the same time, the names of 200 witnesses are there. There are more than 12 thousand pages in the charge sheet, while there are around 50 thousand digital pages. Many drug peddlers and other names are also on the charge sheet. The drugs case was filed in August last year. After this, the NCB started a thorough investigation, with the arrest of the drug peddlers, the names of several celebrities were also called, which the NCB called for questioning from time to time. Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Rakul Preet Singh and Sara Ali Khan were interrogated by the NCB. The two were also questioned by the NCB following the arrest of Arjun Rampal and his live-in partner Gabriela Dimitriades’s brother.

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