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'#3%* (13 # 5*+3& $1&: +4 10 6/#3 4#+& Monsoon likely to hit Kerala by June 3: IMD The arrival of Southwest Monsoon over Kerala is likely to be delayed by two days and it is now expected to make an onset over the state by June 3, the India Meteorological Department . (IMD) said on Sunday However, Skymet Weather, a private forecasting agency, said monsoon has already made an onset over Kerala. G P Sharma, President (Meteorology) of Skymet Weather said it is a "very weak onset" this year. Skymet Weather had earlier predicted that monsoon will make an onset over Kerala on May 30. IMD Director General M Mohapatra said there is cyclonic circulation along the Karnataka coast which is hindering the progress of the Southwest Monsoon. # Government offices are set to reopen with 50% of staff from June 1 to 15. The administration issued the order on Sunday The presence . of officers, however, will be 100%. Before June 15, the situation will be reviewed again, and a decision taken . accordingly The presence of officers and employees dealing with the emergency services will be 100%. According to the president the of Employees’ Mantralaya Union, Sudhir Nayak, the offices should be gradually reopened. He said that the officers should follow the guidelines. As the officers do not follow the guidelines, the in- fection spreads, he said. Physically challenged and pregnant women should not be called to offices, he added. According to Nayak, it would have been better had the offices been reopened with 25% of the staff. The government should think that there should not be a resurgence of Covid-19. Since essential services, like collector's office, police, disaster management, fire health, brigade, water jail, supply, revenue, power supply, public transport, , treasury among others, are already running with their full capacity, this order is not applicable to them, it said. The district collector can include other services in the , essential category it said. Plan for 2-day lockdown on Saturday and Sunday The district crisis management committee, on Sunday, sent a proposal for a two-day lockdown on Saturday and Sunday. Shops of electricians and hardware will be opened only for two days which will be fixed by the district administration. DME minister Vishwas Sarang, who has been made incharge of Bhopal district for Covid affairs, presided over the meeting. The decision has been taken considering the weekly average of corona-positive rate in Bhopal above 5 per cent. Lok Sabha MP, Bhopal, Pragya Thakur, who was present at the meeting, said, “Initially, we’ve decided on a two-day lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays; it’ll start on Friday evening and carry on till Monday morning. Shops of hardware and electricians will be opened two days a week and the DEPORTATION MOVES " A chartered Qatar Executive business jet has arrived in Dominica from New Delhi – a 20-hour journey – with deportation papers of Mehul Choksi and his case files. This was acknowledged by none other than Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne who said on Sunday that India had sent documents related to the fugitive businessman’s deportation. The entire operation, it is understood, is being steered by the Ministry of External Affairs, in tandem with the ED, which is pressing for Choksi’s India fighting Covid with all its might: PM deportation ever since he was arrested illegally for sneaking into Dominica. For the moment, a court in Dominica, which is 190 km from Antigua in the Caribbean archipelago, has restrained local authorities from deporting Choksi to either Antigua, where he resides and of which he has citizenship, or India, for that matter. Choksi, keen to stall his extradition to India, has made out a case that he was forcibly abducted from Jolly Harbour in Antigua and Barbados and did not enter Dominica on his own volition. In his appeal challenging his detention. Choksi has alleged that he was kidnapped, beaten and forcibly taken to Dominica. # days will be fixed by the district administration. We’ll see the impact of the graded unlocking and, if the number of corona cases remains under control, we’ll go in for further unlocking. Only 25 per cent of the shops will be opened.” Similarly, take-home facilities from restaurants will be opened, but there will not be any facility of lunch and dinner at restaurants. Cinemas, malls, schools and colleges will remain closed. Private institutes will function with 50 per cent capacity of staff. In temples, four persons will be permitted at a time. Twenty persons will be permitted for marriage functions and 10 persons will be permitted for funerals. Except offices which provide essential services, other offices will function with 100 per cent officers and 50 per cent employees. In taxi cabs, three people, including the driver, will be allowed. Sex workers renamed as saloon workers in priority jab list The inclusion of sex workers by the health department in the highrisk category for anti-corona vaccination has kicked up a row. In an amended order, the word ‘sex worker’ has been struck off, and, instead, the word, ‘saloon worker’, has been used. According to an official of the health department, it was because of a typo that ‘sex worker’ was written. But, now, it has been amended, he says. In an order issued before the unlocking which is going to , start on Tuesday a few high-risk groups were included for anti-corona vaccination. # Will be able to supply 10 cr vaccines in June: Serum Serum Institute of India (SII) has informed the government that it will be able to manufacture and supply nine to 10 crore doses of Covishield in June, official sources said on Sunday amid complaint by states about the shortage of anti-coronavirus vaccine jabs. In a recent letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, SII said its employees have been working round the clock in spite of various Covid body dumped in UP river Asserting that India is fighting COVID19 with all its might, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to a number of people ranging from those engaged in transporting medical oxygen to lab technician, and said the country's resolve to prevail over the virus is equal to the magnitude of the challenge it faces. In his monthly Mann ki Baat broadcast, Modi noted that the country was also faced with several natural disasters, including cyclones, landslide and earthquakes, during the pandemic, and said more lives were saved than the past with the Centre, states and local administration coming together to carry out relief and rescue operations. # In another macabre incident, a shocking video of a body of a Covid patient being thrown in a river has surfaced from Uttar Pradesh, which recently made headlines for all the wrong reasons, when 150 rotting bodies washed up on the banks of the Ganges. Later, bodies were found buried in shallow graves by the Ganga in Unnao. The video in question was shot by a couple of people who were driving by the spot in Balrampur district on May 28. On camera, two men, one of them in a PPE suit, are seen lifting a body on the bridge over river Rapti. The an in the PPE suit can be seen grappling with the body -probably trying to retrieve it tions have revealed that the patient was admitted to hospital on May 25, and he died three days later on May 28. As per Covid protocol, the body was handed over to his relatives. Preliminary investigations reveal that the relatives threw the body into the river. # challenges because of the pandemic. "We are pleased to inform that in the month of June we will be able to manufacture and supply nine to 10 crore doses of our Covishield vaccine to the country as compared to our production capacity of 6.5 crore doses in May," Prakash Kumar Singh, the Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at SII, said in the letter. Singh also thanked Shah for his "valuable guidance and continuous support" at various stages of their en- deavour to make India 'aatmanirbhar' (self-sufficient) in COVID-19 vaccines and making it available for the people of the country . "Serum Institute of India has always been sincerely concerned about the protection of the citizens of our country and world at large from COVID-19. Under the leadership of our CEO, Adar C Poonawalla, our team have been working relentlessly shoulder to shoulder with our government to fight the COVID-19 pandemic," he said in the letter. CBI raids: Rs 6L recovered from another clerk ! from the body bag. The Chief Medical Officer of Balrampur later confirmed that the body was indeed of a Covid patient, and the relatives were trying to dump it in the river. A case has been filed against the relatives the body has to back handed been them."Preliminary investiga- The coronavirus disease did not develop naturally, but was created by Chinese scientists in a Wuhan lab, who then tried to cover their tracks by reverse-engineering versions of the virus to make it look like it evolved naturally from bats, according to a breakthrough research conducted by a team of researchers. The research, conducted by British Professor Angus Dalgleish and Norwegian Birger scientist Sorensen, is forthcoming in the scientific journal Quarterly Review of Biophysics Discovery, the DailyMail.com reported on Friday. In the 22-page paper, the researchers describe their "forensic months-long analysis" into experiments done at the Wuhan lab between 2002 and 2019. It concludes that "SARSCoronavirus-2 has no credible natural ancestor" and that it is "beyond reasonable doubt" that the virus was created through "laboratory manipulation". The paper also alleges of "unique fingerprints" in Covid samples that could only have arisen from manipulation in a laboratory and that "the likelihood of it being the result of natural processes is very small". "A natural virus pandemic would be expected to mutate gradually and become more infectious but less pathogenic which is what many expected with the Covid-19 pandemic but which does not appear to have happened," the scientists wrote in the paper, according to the Daily Mail report. "The implication of our historical reconstruction, we posit now beyond reasonable doubt, of the purposively manipulated chimeric virus SARS-CoV2 makes it imperative to reconsider what types of Gain of Function experiments it is morally acceptable to undertake. Because of the wide social impact, these decisions cannot be left to research scientists alone," they added. Dalgleish and Sorensen wrote that they have had "prima facie evidence of retro-engineering in China" for a year, but their theory was rejected by academics and major journals, the report said. # " Continuing with the raids, the CBI Bhopal unit conducted searches at the house of another clerk of FCI and recovered Rs . 5.96 lakh cash on Sunday CBI sleuths conducted raid on the residential premises of assistant grade-2 clerk Sandeep Chowdhary in Pragati Parisar in Nehru Nagar. Besides some incriminating documents, around Rs 6 lakh cash was recovered from his flat. # Indian couple’s lost ring retrieved from England’s largest lake " Newly engaged Indian-origin couple in the UK whose engagement ring fell into water have praised a "brilliant" diver who retrieved it from the bottom of England's largest natural lake.Viki Patel, 25, from Edmonton, north London, proposed to Rebecca Chaukria, 26, from Birmingham, while they were having their photographs taken on the shores of the Windermere lake last week. Patel popped the question to Rebecca and gave her the white gold and diamond ring during a trip to the Lake District. On May 24, they returned to the same location for .The more photographs on the jetty couple were having photographs taken when the ring slipped off Chaukria's finger and fell into the water, the BBC reported. The big moment had been delayed about five times as previous trips were postponed because of COVID-19 travel restrictions in the country.The panicked couple initially tried to use the photographer's tripod to reach the ring, but it only pushed it further into the mud at the bottom of the lake. Patel said he tried to salvage the ring himself but the water was very cold and he could not see a thing. Freediver Angus Hosking heard about the couple's plight from a friend and rushed down to the jetty as soon as he finished work. The 21-year-old had been helping clear trash from the lakes for three and a half years and had even set up a group to tackle the problem. "As soon as I put my head under the water the visibility was terrible, so it didn't fill me with confidence. I couldn't see anything," Hosking told CNN. "It was just all silt -- really fine mud -- even if you drop a penny it goes straight to the bottom," he said.Luckily after 20 minutes of searching with an underwater metal detector and a few false positives, Hosking scooped up the ring. Patel described Hosking as a "brilliant guy" and said his fiancee he when "speechless" was emerged with the ring. "Now she's never taking it off," he joked.