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Congress-ruled states ask PM to adopt uniform SOPs to combat COVID-19 pandemic across India

The Congress-ruled states have supported the demand of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for uniform standard operating procedures (SOPs) for control of COVID-19 in India. The Congress-ruled states have also welcomed the suggestion made by the Chief Minister for introducing vaccination for all the people above the age of 18 years. It is learnt that...

Migrant found dead in train’s toilet during cleaning at Jhansi station

A 45-year-old migrant labourer was found dead in a toilet of a Shramik Special train when it was being cleaned by workers at Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi station, four days after he boarded it for Gorakhpur, officials said on Friday. The body was found when the train was opened for maintenance and sanitisation on May 27...

Man walks from A’bad to Varanasi to elope with girlfriend, nabbed after parents file complaint

At a time when reports of migrants walking long distance to reach home are doing the rounds, another such case has emerged. But in this case, it was the call of love and not home that inspired a youth to make the long journey from Ahmedabad to Varanasi. The incident came to light after a...

Rajasthan seals border, Guj not to issue pass until travellers get one from neighbouring state

Gujarat will not issue passes to those wanting to go to Rajasthan unless they first get a pass from the neighbouring state. Nodal officers for interstate movement Dhananjay Dwivedi in a tweet on Friday said that today onwards collectors in Gujarat will not issue passes for persons wanting to go to Rajasthan. “Such persons will...

21 lakh people in Gujarat have registered with state to return home

Close 21 lakh people in Gujarat have registered with the local district authorities across the state to return to their respective home. The Centre had allowed movement of migrants, students, and stranded tourists from one state to another by bus and later by trains too. As per the notification, those who wished to travel needed...

Migrants, police clash in Surat; stones pelted, tear gas used

Over 2000 labourers living in a camp near Varel in Palsana area of Surat clashed with police demanding that they be sent home. The incident happened on Monday when hundreds of migrant labourers came out on the roads leading to a law and order situation. The police that rushed to the spot, initially tried to...

Man travels 2,800 km from Vapi to his hometown in Assam amid lockdown

A 45-year-old man reached his home district in central Assam on Sunday night after partly walking for 25 days from Vapi, an industrial town in Gujarat 2,800 km away. Jadav Gogoi, a migrant labourer in Vapi, told his rescuers that he began walking on March 27 along the highway. He dodged the police in several districts along...