Lockdown WAPSI in states; COVID drug Remdesivir black market EXPOSED | Top Headlines

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1. Coronavirus cases in the country are very close to 8 lakh mark over 26,000 cases reported in just 1 day. The death toll is very close to the 22,000 mark. Fatality rate seems to be under control but India is now 3rd worst affected nation after U.S.A and Brazil. India has around 8 lakh cases, Brazil has over 18 lakh cases so the gap is currently huge but as we have increased test per day more and more people testing positive so the positivity report has gone up. In just 9 days we have added 2 lakh cases. Now, a trend has started emerging there is clarity about the states and cities which are the worst hit and hence in this unlock phase 2 various states have decided to reimpose lockdown or put curbs.

2. A Times Now investigation by our reporter Wajihullah has revealed the sick profiting nexus of chemists and pharmacies hiking the price of the COVID-19 life-saving drug, Remdesivir by as much as 700%. The drug sold by several reputed pharma companies like Cipla has been priced between Rs.4000 to Rs.7000. However, watch as shop owners quote prices as high as Rs.38,000 for the COVID drug. The exorbitant price hike has been attributed to the surge in demand for the drug as well as the lack of any other alternates in the country. There has been no respite for the aam aadmi as the drug remains out of reach for people due to its high price and lack of availability. Long lines have been witnessed across cities in particular Delhi and Mumbai outside pharmacies. Will the government now take action against those profiting from the pandemic in India?

3. PM Narendra Modi’s mazboot sarkar seems to be working after being pushed back a the border by our forces and expansionist China being exposed now rattled Beijing has been forced to reach out to Delhi even as military-level talks took place earlier, in fact, India is in a stronger position that’s what some experts are saying. India’s stern warning has started working as well. The kind of measures that India has been taking and also the new statement from China does not make any claim to the Galwan Valley.

4. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has written to the Kanpur Police I-G seeking details of the various assets held by the notorious gangster Vikas Dubey. Despite the gangster being gunned down yesterday in an encounter, the ED has said that it will go ahead with the investigation of the gangster’s assets including the various properties he owned in different parts of Uttar Pradesh as well as Dubai. The central agency has also asked the Kanpur Police to provide details of all FIRs and chargesheet filed against the gangster as well as all his known associates including family members. Vikas Dubey has had over 60 cases registered against him and had been evading arrest since the Kanpur operation, where eight police personnel were killed. 

5. Kerala Gold racket: The probe into gold smuggling racket has now deepened. The NIA which took over the investigation on MHA’s order has registered an FIR against the three accused invoking stringent anti-terror law UAPA. The NIA will probe whether the gold smuggling was linked to activity detrimental activity to national security. The Anti-terror agencies suspect that money from smuggling gold may be meant for various terrorist-related activities. Times Now’s Vivek reports, after NIA has taken up this particular case, they suspect terror linking and that’s why they have charged UAPA especially 15, 16, 17, 18 sections.

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