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Crime against women down by over 21% in cities: NCRB report

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The crime against women in cities has declined by 21.1 per cent in the year 2020 in comparison to 2019, the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) said in its latest report.

As per the data, a total of 35,331 cases of crime against women were registered last year whereas the number of cases in 2019 was 44,783, showing a decrease of 21.1 per cent.

It also disclosed that majority of cases under crime against women were registered under ‘Cruelty by Husband or his Relatives’ — 30.2 per cent, followed by ‘Assault on Women with Intent to Outrage her Modesty’ — 19.7 per cent, ‘Kidnapping and Abduction of Women’ — 19.0 per cent and ‘Rape’ — 7.2 per cent.

The number of crimes against women in Delhi has declined by 24.18 per cent last year. The total number of cases reported in 2020 was 9,782 over 12,902 in 2019.

Mumbai has also recorded a decrease in crime against women as it recorded 4,583 cases last year in comparison to 6,519 cases in 2019 while Jaipur reported 2,369 cases over 3,417 during the same period.

Last year, Bangaluru recorded 2,730 cases over 3,486 in 2019 whereas Hyderabad reported 2,390 cases over 2,755 in the same period.

Despite a decreasing trend in almost all cities, Kolkata and Lucknow recorded an increase of over 35 and 8 per cent respectively in crime against women.

In 2020, Kolkata recorded 2,001 cases over 1,474 in 2019 while Lucknow recorded 2,636 cases against 2,425 in 2019.

Under the dowry death cases under section 304 B(IPC) in 2020, a total of 358 cases were reported while Delhi recorded the highest number of cases 109 followed by 48 cases in Lucknow while Kanpur and Jaipur recorded 30 and 26 cases respectively.

A total of 10,733 cases of cruelty by husband or his relatives under sections 498A (IPC) were reported in cities in 2020 and Delhi recorded the highest number with 2,570 cases, followed by Hyderabad with 1,226 and Jaipur with 1,043 cases.

In 2020, as many as 5,599 women were victims of kidnapping & abduction in cities under section 336(IPC) while Delhi recorded 2,637 cases, followed by 484 cases in Bangluru and 335 cases in Indore.

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India logs 4,272 fresh Covid infections, 27 deaths

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 India on Thursday reported 4,272 fresh Covid infections in the past 24 hours against the previous day’s 3,615 count, as per the Union Health Ministry data.

During the same period, 27 more Covid-related deaths took the nationwide death toll to 5,28,611.

Meanwhile, the active caseload stands at 40,750 cases, accounting for 0.09 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 4,474 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,40,13,999. Consequently, the recovery rate stands at 98.72 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Daily Positivity rate has been reported to be 1.35 per cent and the Weekly Positivity Rate stands at 1.51 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,16,916 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 89.47 crore.

As of this morning, the Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 218.17 crore.

Over 4.09 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India logs 3,615 new Covid cases, 22 deaths

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In the last 24 hours, India reported 3,615 new Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

The new fatalities increased the overall death toll to 5,28,584.

The active caseload at 40,979 accounts for 0.09 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 4,972 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,40,09,525. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.72 per cent.

Meanwhile, the daily and weekly positivity rates stood at 1.12 per cent and 1.55 per cent, respectively.

Also in the same period, a total of 3,23,293 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 89.44 crore.

As of Wednesday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 217.96 crore.

Over 4.09 crore adolescents have been administered with a first dose of Covid-19 jab since the beginning of vaccination drive for this age bracket.

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India reports 3,230 fresh Covid cases, 32 deaths And Mumbai sees 51 new cases, 256 fresh infections in Maharashtra

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 India has reported 3,230 fresh Covid infections and 32 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

With the fresh fatalities, the death toll mounted to 5,28,562 as per the report.

Meanwhile, the active caseload of the country presently stands at 42,358 cases, accounting for 0.10 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The recovery of 4,255 patients in the last 24 hours took the cumulative tally to 4,40,04,553. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.72 per cent.

Meanwhile, India’s daily positivity rate stands at 1.18 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate in the country currently also stands at 1.58 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 2,74,755 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the overall tally to over 89.41 crore.

As of Tuesday morning, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 217.82 crore.

Over 4.09 crore adolescents have been administered with first dose of Covid-19 vaccine.

On Monday, the country has recorded 4,129 Covid cases.

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