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Deccan Herald | 6 months ago
Deccan Herald
6 months ago

In the wake of actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Amrita Arora contracting Covid-19, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar has said it is not right to be carefree when the pandemic has not ended.The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday said the two actors had tested positive for the coronavirus and those who came in contact with them were traced and their tests conducted, the results of which were awaited.Speaking to reporters on Monday, Pednekar said if people flout Covid-19 norms, why strict action should not be taken against them. “Kareena has two kids at home. It does not suit well to act carefree when the Covid-19 pandemic has not ended. We have contacted the Grand Hyatt Hotel where a party was held and Kareena attended it. We are tracing others who were present there,” the mayor said. The BMC staff has also contacted the physician of the two actors and both are under home isolation, she said.Also Read | Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrita Arora test Covid-19 positive after partying with friends“I can understand if some teenagers were present at such a party. It is their age and they like to enjoy, but people should take utmost precautions. Those who are in the limelight, why don't they fear Covid-19?” the mayor said.Despite strict instructions regarding Covid-19-appropriate behaviour, if people are seen flouting it, "why should we not take strict action against such people as per the pandemic rule book?" Pednekar said."Although we have succeeded in slowing down the coronavirus infection rate, it has not gone completely,” she noted. The mayor said the new coronavirus variant Omicron has also posed new challenges. "In such situation, it is our appeal to the people to adhere to Covid-19 norms and follow them. As part of the unlock guidelines, we have been allowing relaxations in terms of gatherings and attendance at events. It seems some people and hotels are taking undue advantage of it,” Pednekar said.She said some political parties were also taking advantage of the relaxed norms. "If we decide to impose strict norms and introduce fresh restrictions on movement, there are some people who would oppose it fiercely,” Pednekar said. Kareena Kapoor Khan on Monday confirmed her diagnosis on Instagram, adding that she hopes to be "up and about soon".According to the BMC sources, the tests of Khan and Arora were conducted on Saturday and it was confirmed on Sunday that they had tested positive for the viral infection. The civic body will check reports that both had violated coronavirus norms and attended several parties, the sources said.Check out latest DH videos here

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम
Times of India | 7 months ago
Times of India
7 months ago

NAGPUR: In a major development for the city, Nagpur has joined the United Nations' 'Race to Zero' initiative which has been kick started in Maharashtra by state environment minister Aaditya Thackeray. The Race to Zero is the largest credible alliance of companies, cities, states, regions, investors, universities and all actors overall aiming to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and individually committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2040 at the very latest. Taking note of a seven-fold increase in drought events and a six-fold increase in the frequency of extreme floods events and rising number of deaths due to chronic respiratory diseases in the state, the government has joined the initiative of which 43 cities across the world are a part of. As part of this initiative, cities will prevent future climate threats, create jobs and unlock sustainable growth. Participating cities will also report their greenhouse gas emissions and strategise to reduce these by mid-century, in line with the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. With Nagpur joining the Race to Zero, the state is hopeful that the city would lead the way towards a net zero pathway. Cities are the solution to addressing climate change. One of the things Maharashtra is doing is ensuring that discharge and emission standards set by the pollution control boards are followed. We are not saying that the state will now move away from being an industrial power house or financial hub that it is. We are crucial for the country in terms of finances or industries, but we need to ensure that the promises made in terms of emissions and discharge are followed," said state environment minister Aaditya Thackeray. Nagpur Municipal Commissioner (NMC) Radhakrishnan B stated that the city will look at C40 challenge as a path to develop itself into a sustainable city with a model to demonstrate to the world that growth with equity and sustainability is possible. "We are in the middle of converting our public transport buses into electric. Also we are coming up with extensive public bicycle sharing network to promote non-motorised transport in the city. Nagpur has finalised climate action plan which will be rolled out soon," he said. Stressing that there is an urgent need to transit from what we are today into something climate friendly, Thackeray added, "All governments and sub-governments like Maharashtra need to learn that this is a climate emergency. We need to step beyond discussions and reorient ourselves in terms of what we term as development to sustainable development. Every aspect of policy, be it roads or building dams or airports, needs to pass the climate test. We need development, but if we have sustainable development, then we are going to have climate change impact mitigation and adaptation."

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana : आज सायंकाळी 6 ते रात्री 11 या वेळेत स्वाभिमानीची सोशल मीडियावर '#विजेचा_बळी_राजा' मोहिम