As per details released by Rajasthan’s Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Rohit Kumar Singh, 457 evacuees from Iran who were quarantined at the Army facility in Jaisalmer have been sent home to Srinagar and Ladakh in three batches over the last three days.
As the government extended the lockdown by 19 more days, migrant workers from Seemanchal -- consisting of Kishanganj, Purnea and Kathihar in Bihar and Uttar Dinajpur in West Bengal -- are staring at a bleak future.
The students of Marwari College which is affiliated to Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University, Madhepura, were protesting against the cancellation and delay of BA Part-I examination just a day before it was to begin.
A week on, water has receded in the flood-hit Seemanchal region of Bihar and parts of West Bengal, but what is left behind is only wreckage, telling the stories of death and destruction. Apart from human lives, livestock have been lost and crops destroyed.
Chakulia block in Uttar Dinajapur is also under the grip of flood. Water from the Mahananda river breached the NH 31 on Sunday marooning major part of the area. The power grid in Dalkola is under water, disrupting power supply in the entire region.