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Pre-monsoon work can start: Thane collector

The Thane collector had asked district authorities to permit pre-monsoon works. With most government offices working less than its total capacity, the pre-monsoon work might get delayed. Monsoon preparedness usually starts from April every year. Thane district collector Rajesh Narvekar said, “Pre-monsoon works such as road repair, sewage work, nullah cleaning, strengthening the power network, repair of utility cables and maintenance work are carried out before monsoon. The department can carry out these works but the contractors and labourers hired should carry a valid identity card with them.”

Empty roads and eerie silence: Aerial view shows Kolkata during lockdown. Watch

As the entire nation is under lockdown, netizens are keeping busy by tracking surprising phenomenas taking place all over the world through videos and pictures. From animals fearlessly stepping out from forested areas into city streets to striking pictures of the Himalayas seen from Jalandhar, Punjab, social media is flooded with some interesting events. Adding to this list is a stunning video of the City of Joy, Kolkata, captured during the lockdown.

Jitendra Kumar: ‘Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta bring a lot of positive energy on the sets’

Soon after the success of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Jitendra Kumar is back with co-star Neena Gupta in their new web show, Panchayat. The actor, who had played a gay man and romanced none other than Ayushmann Khurrana in the film, now turns a sulking panchayat secretary on the show. The actor is himself an IIT graduate and is happy to have found his footing in the industry.