A day after the Supreme Court sought answers from the Centre and the state governments over the problems faced by migrant workers, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Wednesday said the governments at both levels are doing their best in these challenging times and are ready to consider “better solutions” to improve the situation. Taking suo motu cognisance of the plight of lakhs of stranded migrant workers across the country, the apex court on Tuesday pointed out the “inadequacies and lapses” in the handling of the crisis and issued notices to the Centre and state governments on steps taken to “redeem the situation.” The minister said the government’s efforts in controlling the pandemic were visible in the results.
Amidst high speculation, China earlier in the day, broke its silence on the tensions scaling up along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh saying, the situation at the border with India was “overall stable and controllable”.
The current heatwave spell commenced on May 22 and is likely to continue till May 29. Heatwave conditions occurring in May have been observed to last longer, as the season reaches its peak this month.
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Meanwhile, at least 310 people have recovered and discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, with the recovery rate of the city pegged at 47.67 per cent, higher than the national average of around 42 per cent.
The petitioner told the court the authorities had announced a complete shutdown in containment zones from May 15 to May 20, causing inconvenience to both the consumers and shopkeepers selling essential goods.
"As per the government assessment, 8.13 lakh people were evacuated while 2 lakh are still in shelters. About 4.5 lakh electric poles and 10.5 lakh agricultural land have been damaged. Besides, 317 km of urban road and 4,410 km rural road have been damaged," Mamata said.
Two companies of the Pune-headquartered 'Group 2' of the SRPF -- comprising around 100 personnel each -- had been deployed in Mumbai. They returned to their base in Pune on May 21.
"Some migrant labourers are available in Punjab, while we have plans to use direct seeding system and mechanised paddy transplantation as well."
The deceased, Ajay Valvai (22) who had also managed to escape, had accidentally jumped into a well, the police said.
Shadab Khanam was trying to explain nouns to students of Class IV when she posted the alleged “pro-Pak” sentences on a WhatsApp group.
As of 8 am on Tuesday, Royapuram has 2065 positive cases, while Alandur (Zone 12) has the least number of cases with 132.
Over the last week, Daga has reached out to several manufacturing units through his friends and relatives and connected them to workers, providing urgent employment to close to 700 workers
Congress said naming of the bridge after Savarkar was taken, despite opposition, and questioned Savarkar's contribution to Karnataka and Bengaluru. The Congress and other opposition parties had earlier vehemently opposed the move to confer Bharat Ratna on Savarkar, posthumously.
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To enable this, students will have to give the details of their current status. By the first week of June, students will be informed about their exam centre, he had added. The minister also congratulated students and wished them luck for their board exams.