With the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic ending on May 31 and the Centre deliberating on the roadmap ahead, the Railways is gearing up for the graded resumption of passenger train operations from June 1. Metro rail services, on the other hand, are yet to get a green light from the Centre as they remain in the list of restricted activities across the country under the latest lockdown guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Meanwhile, Railway Board Chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said last week that at least 36 lakh migrants will be travelling on Shramik Special trains in the next 10 days. At a press briefing in the national capital last week Yadav said it’s a tough situation for everyone in the world and the attempt is to move to normalcy gradually.
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."
On Tuesday, Ibrahim Halepotra, the president of Akhil Kutch Sunni Muslim Hit Rakhsak Committee, wrote a letter to the district collector demanding police action against the accused and alleged inefficiency in policing.
Shadab Khanam was trying to explain nouns to students of Class IV when she posted the alleged “pro-Pak” sentences on a WhatsApp group.
The No 18 Squadron, formed in 1965 with the motto "Teevra aur Nirbhaya" meaning "Swift and Fearless," "actively participated" in the 1971 war with Pakistan and had earned the sobriquet "Defenders of Kashmir Valley" by being the first to land and operate from Srinagar. The Squadron was "resurrected" on April 1 this year at Sulur.
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.
"Did anyone else watch this on loop for three minutes and think they were still fighting," read one of the many comments on the viral clip.
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.