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People from other parties joining AAP after seeing work done by Kejriwal govt in Delhi: Saurabh Bhardwaj

People from other parties joining AAP after seeing work done by Kejriwal govt in Delhi: Saurabh Bhardwaj

State
New Delhi: The development that has taken place in Delhi due to the hard work of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's government and his team in the last six years has brought a big revolution which is amazing. People from different parties are continuously joining the Aam Aadmi Party family influenced by this. In this sequence, AAP's Chief Spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj today met Congress's former municipal councillor Ashok Bhardwaj of Nangloi Ward-51, Prithvi Singh Rathore, a two-time councillor from Nangloi Ward-49N, and RWA President of Badarpur Border Area Dr Veer Kumar Jain and welcomed them into the Aam Aadmi Party by offering a patka. Along with this many other people from Congress have also joined the party. Nangloi's AAP MLA Raghuvinder Shokeen welcomed everyone to the Aam ...
India’s excess deaths during COVID pandemic may be between 3.4- 4.9 million: Report

India’s excess deaths during COVID pandemic may be between 3.4- 4.9 million: Report

Nation
New Delhi: India's excess deaths during the COVID pandemic could be between 3.4 to 4.9 million, according to a new report which suggests millions more may have died from the SARS-CoV-2 virus than the official count. The report, which was released on Tuesday (July 22), is co-authored by India's former chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian, Justin Sandefur from the US-based think-tank Center for Global Development and Abhishek Anand from Harvard University. "Estimating COVID-deaths with statistical confidence may prove elusive. But all estimates suggest that the death toll from the pandemic is likely to be an order of magnitude greater than the official count of 400,000," the authors said. "True deaths are likely to be in the several millions not hundreds of thousands, making this arg...
Covid-related problems mount as athletes and officials arrive for Tokyo Olympics

Covid-related problems mount as athletes and officials arrive for Tokyo Olympics

Sports
The long-feared possibility that the Covid-19 pandemic could disrupt the Tokyo Olympics is rapidly emerging as a reality, as Games organizers scramble to deal with a rising load of athletes and officials who are testing positive upon arrival in Japan. The stream of positive cases is quickly demonstrating how difficult it will be to stage one of the world’s largest events during a global pandemic. Tens of thousands of participants from more than 200 countries are entering a country where the vaccination rate of the local population remains low and the more-contagious Delta variant is spreading. Officials have a dilemma that will run throughout the Games. The Japanese public is deeply wary of the Olympics, fearing an outbreak that will spill into the gene...
Olympic Village COVID-19 infection bubble already ‘broken’: Health expert

Olympic Village COVID-19 infection bubble already ‘broken’: Health expert

World
Tokyo: The so-called bubble to control COVID-19 infections at the Olympic Athlete`s Village in Tokyo is already ‘broken’ and poses a risk of spreading infections to the general populace, a prominent public health expert said on Tuesday. Games officials on Sunday reported the first COVID-19 case among competitors in the athletes` village in Tokyo where 11,000 athletes are expected to stay. Since July 2, Tokyo 2020 organisers have reported 58 positive cases among athletes, officials and journalists. "It`s obvious that the bubble system is kind of broken," said Kenji Shibuya, the former director of the Institute for Population Health at King`s College London. "My biggest concern is, of course, there will be a cluster of infections in the village or some of the accommodation and interacti...