Indian Army dogs Vida and Sophie were awarded with the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Cards on the 74th Independence Day this year, for their role in different operations. Vida of an Army Dog Unit located in Northern Command and Sophie of Special Frontier Force (Bomb Disposal Squad) were awarded with COAS Commendation Cards. According to the Indian Army, Vida was instrumental in detection of five mines and one grenade buried underground and Sophie, an explosive detection dog sniffed out the presence of initiator/accelerant which could have been hastily used to fabricate an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), thereby saving precious lives.
'Mazhab nahi sikhata, aapas mein bair rakhna, hindi hain hum, watan hai hindustan hamara' meaning Religion does not teach us to bear ill-will among ourselves; we all are Indians and our homeland is Hindustan. These words from a patriotic song turned into reality when leaders of various faiths assembled at The India Imam Organization's office in New Delhi on the occasion of 74th Independence Day. They together chanted slogans awakening national spirit and then hoisted the national flag, spreading the message of unity and universal brotherhood.
With India in its fourth phase of Unlock following the Covid-induced lockdowns, crowds were seen in metros like Chennai and Delhi. In Tamil Nadu's capital city, many people were seen at a playground in Thyagaraya Nagar. Some were playing cricket while others milled about. However, what was concerning was the conspicuous absence of masks on many faces. Similar scenes were seen at the India Gate in the national capital, albeit with covered faces. Many cyclists and joggers collected at the monument in Delhi on the cool September morning. Some police personnel were also seen among the gathered people. A total of over 1.88 lakh Covid cases have been recorded in Delhi, while the number is 4.57 lakh in Tamil Nadu. The national capital has seen over 4,500 patients succumb due to Covid. In Tamil Nadu, the death toll has crossed 7,700. Watch the full video for more.
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On the pleasant cloudy morning of September 06, Cyclists, joggers in Delhi came out in large numbers and carried out morning exercises. The footfall of the joggers and cyclists has been increased as compared to previous months under COVID-19 lockdowns. People are boosting their immunity by performing Yoga and exercises and pushing their bodies to limits. People have also learnt good food habits amid COVID days. India is recording highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the world.
Rajput Karni Sena on August 16 held a protest near India Gate in the national capital to demand a Central Investigation Bureau (CBI) investigation in the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. They raised slogans with placards reading "hang the killers of Sushant Singh Rajput". Incidentally, the late actor had removed his surname 'Rajput' briefly on his Twitter handle after the Karni Sena protested against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavat' in 2017-18 over "bad portrayal" of the Rajput community in the movie.
Delhi Police patrolled using cycle to spread awareness around Covid-19. Police personnel were seen cycling at Connaught place in Delhi. Delhi's Connaught place has seen increase in footfall recently. Assistant commissioner of police cp was seen cycling along with his team. Police have issued over 410 challans in Connaught place area. Police issuing challans for not wearing masks, or following Covid-19 norms.
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In view of increasing footfall at Connaught Place, Delhi police carried out cycle patrolling to spread COVID-19 awareness. Assistant Commissioner of Police Connaught Place along with his team cycled to make sure people were maintaining social distancing and wearing masks. Delhi Police, in last one week, has filed around 416 challans in Connaught Place area. Challans were issued for violating COVID guidelines.
Delhi Metro to resume services from September 7. DMRC has released guidelines for travelling in the Metro. Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot inspected the Rajiv Chowk station ahead of the resumption of services. At Rajiv Chowk, only gate number 7 will be opened for the commuters. Delhi Metro will be operating in two shifts, 7-11 am, 4-8pm, in the first stage. Watch the full video for more details.
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