INDIA STATES TIMES NEWS DESK
- The Muslim graveyard, Qabristan Ahle Islam, in Delhi is running out of burial space amid rise in COVID-19 deaths with victims from NCR also being buried there, according to an official.
- Stubble burning in Punjab increased by 46% this year in comparison to last year, while in Haryana it went down by 28.6%, according to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.
- Several flights have been cancelled ahead of Cyclone Nivar’s landfall. The cyclone is expected to make landfall between Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu and Karaikal in Puducherry late on Wednesday with a wind speed of up to 145 kmph, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
- Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who was hospitalised after testing positive for coronavirus last month, passed away in early hours of Wednesday aged 71 due to multiple organ failures, his son Faisal tweeted.
- The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that deliberations on the issue related to removal of around 48,000 slum dwellings along the railway tracks in Delhi were going on. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the apex court, “We are not taking any coercive steps.”
- India and the US have extended an MoU concerning cooperation with the Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) India, for 10 more years.
- Police on Saturday arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly raping two of his minor relatives in Mumbai. The accused had lured the two girls, aged seven and eight years, into his house after offering them eatables, police said.
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