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Kalupur mkt opens, shut within minutes as crowd surges

The Kalupur Market, which was allowed to function from Wednesday morning, was closed down within minutes of its opening. It should be noted that the market, where a lot of commodities are sold at wholesale prices, had been shut so far as part of the lockdown restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in...

SC takes up migrants cause suo motu, seeks reply from Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of the problems and the miseries of migrant labourers who are desperately trying to return home after being stranded at their place of work due to the COVID-19 lockdown. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M R Shah issued notice to the...

Guess what this youth did to meet his lover during lockdown?

The extension of Lockdown4.0 and the resultant restrictions mean many couples who often meet after hrs are unable to do so. A youth in Valsad was so desperate to keep a date he promised his girlfriend that he decided to break the lockdown norms to be with her. And, to ensure that he did not...

Man missing from Telangana reunited with family after cop’s Tik Tok video

A TikTok video shot by a cop about food being distributed to poor people hit by the coronavirus lockdown in Ludhiana has led to a missing person from Telangana being found. The reunion of the man with his family happened after the latter was shown a video by one of the villagers. Roddam Venkateswarlu of...

Rahul Gandhi says lockdown in India has failed, asks Centre on “Plan B” for combating corona crisis

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has slammed the Modi government’s decision to continue with the nationwide lockdown and the strategy of handling the coronavirus crisis. Rahul Gandhi has said the nationwide lockdown in India has failed as the coronavirus cases have spiked in this period. Rahul Gandhi held a live press conference through his Twitter account...

Coronavirus Pandemic: Himachal Pradesh extends lockdown in 2 districts till June 30

The Himachal Pradesh government has made provisions to extend the lockdown in parts of the state for another five weeks. An order from the BJP government led by Jai Ram Thakur, allowed all districts to extend the lockdown till June 30 if needed. The final call belongs to the district administration. For now, it stands...

Not violated lockdown guidelines by playing cricket: Manoj Tiwari

Under fire for allegedly violating lockdown rules and social distancing norms by playing cricket, Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari has denied any wrongdoing. Speaking to a news agency, Tiwari said he went for the game only after the Union home ministry allowed the stadiums to reopen. “I have always followed social distancing, lockdown norms. MHA...

150 people booked for taking part in procession to bury cow carcass in Aligarh amid lockdown

In a gross violation of the government’s lockdown guidelines, around 150 people on Thursday took out a procession in Aligarh to bury a cow carcass. The police have filed an FIR against the participants of the procession, most of them women. “Around 150 people participated in a procession to bury a cow carcass in a...

Ivanka Trump hails Bihar’s Jyoti Kumari who pedalled 1,200 km carrying her wounded father

US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump described the feat of an Indian girl cycling 1,200 km with her wounded father to get home under lockdown as a “beautiful feat of endurance and love”. “15 yr old Jyoti Kumari, carried her wounded father to their home village on the back of her bicycle covering +1,200...

With clear air, Mt Everest becomes visible from Kathmandu valley

The Covid19 and the resultant lockdown in Nepal has allowed for Mt Everest to be visible from the Kathmandu Valley for the first time in many years. The valley is 200km away from the mountain range. The lockdown has resulted in lower vehicular emission and industrial pollution resulting in clear skies and better views. A...

371 new cases, 24 deaths take Guj COVID-19 total to 12,910, fatality at 773

Gujarat registered 371 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday in the last 24 hours taking the total number of such cases in the state to 12,910. Of the total number of cases, the highest was recorded from Ahmedabad which saw 233 such cases. The district has been consistently recording over 200 cases for more than...

Railways to start more trains soon: Piyush Goyal

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said more trains will be allowed soon. He said it was time to take India towards normalcy after weeks of shutdown to slow the spread of coronavirus. “We will announce the resumption of more trains; it is time to take India towards normalcy,” Piyush Goyal was quoted as saying...