1.] Those who see us as hostile are mistaken: Chinese delegate.
On Wednesday, Liu Xiaoming, China’s diplomat said to Britain that those who see China as an adversary or as hostile are mistaken, warning them not to interfere in China’s domestic affairs over Hong Kong. “Those who see China as systematic rival or as a potentially hostile state have got it all wrong – they have chosen the wrong target and they are heading in the wrong direction,” he said, adding “Stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs.” (Twitter)
2.] Pune: Liquor worth ₹2.57 lakh stolen, one day prior to lockdown
One day before the lockdown was re-imposed in Pune, liquor worth ₹2.57 lakh and cash worth ₹13,000 was stolen from a wine shop in Kharadi. “They came wearing raincoats and masks. The footage from inside as well as outside the shop is blurry. Three people are visible,” police said. A case under section 454, 457 and 380 is filed.
3.] PMC seeks public support for 3 ‘I’s’ strategy to curb Coronavirus
The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has asked public support for implementation of the three ‘I’s’ strategy to curb the spread of coronavirus, as Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and adjacent rural areas re-entered a 10 days lockdown, on Tuesday. The three I’s include identification of patients, intensification of contact tracing and testing, and increase in bed capacity.
4.] Maharashtra: Former State Election Commissioner passes away due to coronavirus
On Thursday, Maharashtra’s first woman State Election Commissioner, Neela Satyanarayan, aged 72, passed away due to coronavirus in Mumbai. Satyanarayan, an IAS officer from 1972 batch, is reportedly the first woman who served as State Election Commissioner from 2009 to 2014, had written several books and composed music for a few films.
5.] Infosys shareholders make profit worth ₹51,000 crore in an hour as shares hit record
On Thursday, Infosys shareholders made a profit worth ₹51,000 crore in an hour of trade on BSE. “Our Q1 results, especially growth, are a clear testimony to the relevance of our service offerings,” said Salil Parekh, Chief Executive of Infosys. The shares of India’s second largest IT services company rose as much as 14.4%. (Bloomberg)
6.] Madhya Pradesh: Farmer couple attempts suicide after getting beaten by police, CM detains District Magistrate
Following the news of a farmer couple’s suicide attempt, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, on Wednesday, ordered immediate detention of Guna’s District Magistrate and SP. The couple attempted suicide after getting beaten by the police amid an anti-encroachment drive. After the couple consumed pesticide, the police reportedly charged them and others for trying to intervene public officials on duty. (Times now)
7.] Rhea shares picture of rape threat over Sushant’s death, says she was called murderer
Model Rhea Chakraborty, on Thursday, shared a picture of a rape and murder threat she received on Instagram over Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise. “Do you realise the seriousness of what you have said? No one…should be subjected to this kind of…harassment,” Rhea wrote, tagging cybercrime helpline handles. (Instagram)
8.] Want to tell students not happy with results ‘One exam doesn’t define you’: PM Modi tweets
On Wednesday, after the declaration of CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 results, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “Congratulations to all my young friends who have successfully passed,” adding, “For those who aren’t happy with their CBSE Class X and XII results, I want to tell them- one exam doesn’t define who you are. Each of you is blessed with numerous talents.” (Twitter)
9.] Maharashtra: Nearly 8,000 coronavirus cases recorded within 24 hours
On Wednesday, around 7,975 coronavirus cases were recorded in the state of Maharashtra within 24 hours, taking the poll to 2,75,640. The death count in the state has risen to 10,928 after 233 new fatalities were reported within 24 hours. (Union Health Ministry data)
10.] Gehlot accuses Pilot of being involved in horse-trading with BJP, says they have proof
Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan has accused former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot of being involved in horse-trading with BJP. “Horse-trading was being done in Jaipur, we have the proof,” Gehlot said, adding, “We had to keep people at a hotel for 10 days, if we hadn’t done that, the same thing that’s happening in Manesar now would have happened back then. (PTI)