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Indian Navy to assess condition of grounded naphtha tanker

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A joint operation, involving multiple agencies including an Indian Navy helicopter team, is underway to assess the precarious condition of a naphtha gas carrying tanker, which ran aground off the shores near Panaji earlier this week.

A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office on Saturday said the unmanned tanker, which ran around nearly 2 nautical miles off the shore is currently stuck on a rock, and is carrying a cargo of 2,000 tons of naphtha and has onboard 50 tons of heavy oil and 19 tons of diesel.

“A crew of four experts and support have gone onboard the vessel to assess the condition of the grounded vessel,” the statement said. A three-member expert team comprising of nautical advisor to the Government of India Captain KP Jayakumar, Mohit Behl of Director General for Shipping and Mercantile Marine department engineer Bodh Raj were in-charge of planning remedial action.

“A 24×7 monitoring is being carried out by different agencies including MPT signal station. Port assessment and the Coast Guard aerial inspection found no oil spillage. The Indian Coast Guard has also stationed one oil spill response vessel in the vicinity of the grounded vessel,” the statement also said.

The unmanned tanker Nu Shi Nalini was anchored five nautical miles off Goa on the directions of the Goa-based Mormugao Port Trust and on Thursday began to drift towards the shore of the state capital, due to strong winds and rough seas.

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has already ordered a magisterial enquiry into the incident and said that the role of the MPT officials and the ships captain and owner would also be probed for potentially creating an ecological scare off Goa.

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India sees jump in Covid infections, logs 42,625 cases in a day

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 India on Wednesday took a high jump in daily Covid infections and reported 42,625 new cases across the nation in 24 hours. A total of 562 deaths were reported in the same span of time, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

With new 562 deaths, India’s death toll now stands at 4,25,757.

India registered over 10,000 more infections than the previous day, as a total of 30,548 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported on Tuesday.

With 5,395 new active cases, India’s active Covid infection tally has climbed to 4,10,353 on Wednesday. The active cases constitute 1.29 per cent of the total caseload of India.

However, India’s recovery rate currently stands at 97.37 per cent. The weekly positivity rate remains below 5 per cent and is currently at 2.36 per cent. The daily positivity rate continues to remain below 5 percent for 55 continuous days and currently stands at 2.31 per cent.

According to the health ministry data, total 36,668 patients were discharged from hospitals and health centers in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured to 3,09,33,022 to date as the virus continued to infect less than one lakh people over the last 56 days.

The Health Ministry data said that a total of 62,53,741 Covid vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hrs. With this, total 48,52,86,570 vaccine doses have been administered in India so far.

The ministry data pointed further that over 50.37 crore (50,37,22,630) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far, through all sources and a further 49,19,780 doses are in the pipeline. Around 2,60,17,573 balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals to be administered.

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‘Missing’ former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh trending on Twitter

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ED (Enforcement Directorate) sources said that they do not know where he is after former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh did not appear in connection with the money laundering probe. . On the other hand, today the hearing in the Deshmukh case is to be held in the Supreme Court. ED hopes that the Supreme Court will deliver an important verdict today. Meanwhile, Deshmukh is trending on Twitter. Actually, Deshmukh did not appear before the ED again on Monday. Deshmukh, through his advocate Inderpal Singh, sent a two-page letter to the ED saying that he was sending his representative. The ED had earlier called Deshmukh thrice for questioning in the money laundering case, but he did not appear.

ED sources say, “We are unable to contact him (Deshmukh). We don’t know where he is. Their location is not known. We are waiting for the Supreme Court’s order today. We hope that after today’s order, he will cooperate in the investigation. The ED on Friday issued fresh summons to NCP leader Anil Deshmukh and his son Hrishikesh Deshmukh to appear before the probe agency’s office in south Mumbai, but they did not appear. Sources had earlier said that the ED had summoned Anil Deshmukh under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) as the agency wanted to record his statement in the case. The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on August 3 the plea of ​​Anil Deshmukh in the money laundering case registered by the ED. Anil Deshmukh had said in last month that he would appear before the ED to record his statement only after the Supreme Court’s decision on his plea. Deshmukh had sought protection from punitive action in the money laundering case.

Following the Bombay High Court’s order, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) launched a preliminary inquiry in the case, following which the ED registered a case against Deshmukh and others. The court had asked the CBI to probe the bribery allegations leveled against Anil Deshmukh by former Mumbai Police Commissioner Parambir Singh. Deshmukh, who resigned as Home Minister in April, had denied all allegations. On July 18, the ED had also raided Deshmukh’s house in Nagpur and some other places. A few weeks ago, the ED, taking a major action, also attached immovable properties worth 4.20 crores of Anil Deshmukh and his family.

In April, the CBI had registered a corruption FIR against Anil Deshmukh. About a month later, the ED registered a case under money laundering. The special thing in it is that the ED made the CBI FIR the basis for registering the case. The digital evidences submitted by the CBI against Anil Deshmukh, the ED itself investigated those evidences. Later, Deshmukh’s personal assistants were also arrested. Not only this, the sacked Inspector Sachin Wajhe, who was in jail, also went to jail and took the statement twice.

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Maharashtra Board 12th results released, 99.63 percent students passed

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Maharashtra Board Class 12 (Maharashtra HSC Result 2021) result has been declared today. Students can check Maharashtra Board HSC Result by entering their roll number and mother’s name. Online Maharashtra 12th Result 2021 will consist of Student Name, Roll Number, Marks and Grade.

According to the board, the 12th result 2021 has been announced. This time 99.63 percent students have been successful in Maharashtra HSC. This time the 12th exams were canceled due to corona virus infection, so the 12th result has been prepared on the basis of 30:30;40. However, students who do not get the passing marks are also given the passing marks.

Students can see their result on official website at 4 pm. The result link is not yet released on the official website. According to the information, the result link will be activated on the official website at 4 pm.

Result can be checked like this

  • Go to the official website. Click on Result. Enter your details and submit. Download a copy of the result and keep it with you.
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