The former home minister demanded that the FIR be immediately withdrawn.
Noting that it is a 'recipe for disaster', a bench of justices AK Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P Chaly passed an interim order, applying a stay of three weeks on the decision of the CPM-led government.
Photos of food packets bearing ‘Modi kit’ stickers are also doing the rounds on social media.
“I know that sometimes the government acts on stupid advice, but I am amazed how stupid this advice was,” P Chidambaram said.
“The step is being taken to maintain social distance, keeping in mind the health and safety of people to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Therefore, all the shops will remain open only till 6.30 pm, except for drugstores.
The police said that the deceased beggar was suffering from a mental illness and the other person was an alcoholic. The officials did not clarify the reason for their deaths, however, the police said that no injury marks were found on their bodies.
The Government of India issued a number of advisories to state governments that the business of livestock should not be affected due to the lockdown. But according to Darshan, the ground realities are different.
During an interaction on Monday with Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, exporters said if India does not begin shipments at this juncture, its export market will be taken over by Chinese products.
Earlier in the day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in its first statement on the issue, said 154 COVID-19 cases across the country had been traced to the Delhi meet.
On Wednesday, after addressing a meeting to review the state’s preparedness to meet the COVID-19 threat, Chief Minister Chouhan ordered the removal of Hajela.
Several migrants, who started walking from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh towards their homes soon after the 21-day lockdown was announced, were picked up and put at several shelters beginning March 29.
All three found positive for coronavirus disease are stated to be close contacts of Chandigarh positive cases. The three new postive cases were immediately put in quarantine and tracing of their contacts is on.
The first FIR has been lodged against an “editor of The Wire (name and address unknown)” under IPC Section 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) and 505(2) (statements creating or promoting enmity, hatred or ill between classes).
The attack which killed 27 people was allegedly carried out by three Islamic State terrorists, one of whom was later identified as a resident of Kasaragod in Kerala.
Modi said that he looks forward to working with Li to “further deepen and strengthen our closer developmental partnership and take it to even greater heights in the years to come”.
The source said PM-CARES was set up following requests from India and abroad from individuals and organisations willing to make contributions to support the government in its fight against COVID-19.
A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and M R Shah, which took up his plea for hearing through video conferencing, said it would be appropriate for the accused to move the HC for any relief.
Bihar’s Principal Secretary (Health), Sanjay Kumar told The Indian Express: “We have tracked 17 people to Patna and 13 to Buxar and kept them in isolation after conducting tests.”
In a letter sent to Chief Secretaries of all states, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) frowned upon states making exceptions to the guidelines issued by the ministry on March 24 and onwards.
Several people who attended the congregation, held in Delhi’s Nizamuddin in mid-March, have tested positive for COVID-19 and five of them have died in Telangana.
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