Over 20,000 farmers of 220 villages in six border districts in the state, who own land between the barbed fence and the 553-km India-Pakistan border, have sought the release of Rs 48 crore of compensation given to them due to this adverse location, for the year 2018 and 2019. These districts are Tarn Taran, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Ferozepur and Fazilka districts; farmers here claim that they are in urgent need of the money, as the lockdown has affected their crop.
It is fashionable, especially among the urban middle classes in India, to portray elections as a caste-versus-development contest, where the latter always ends up losing. More often than not, development is seen under threat if a leader from a socially-deprived caste is successful in getting elected. This sweeping generalisation is rightly critiqued on the grounds that belonging to the bottom of the caste hierarchy is the single biggest hindrance to achieving progress in India. Therefore, the socially (and hence economically) backward people are justified in seeking solutions to their problems through democratic politics. The hope of achieving equality through universal suffrage, among India’s discriminated-against and downtrodden, is the most basic foundation of our democratic stability.
A woman delivered a baby boy at the district hospital in Sadar locality, on Monday and named him ‘Covid’. She was subsequently asked to remain in the quarantine facility set up by the district administration till lockdown ends, officials said.
Indians visiting friends and relatives after lifting of lockdown will help recovery of travel sector: Centre Asia Pacific Aviation
Visiting friends and relatives (VFR), after the lockdown is lifted, will help the Indian travel segment which is likely to see a very slow recovery after the lockdown ends.
Amit Trivedi on why he released new music amid Covid-19 crisis: It is celebration of faith and will create awareness
In such times of uncertainty, celebrities are doing their bit to raise awareness about the novel coronavirus and at the same time, urging asking people to remain calm. Singer-composer Amit Trivedi introduced his new music, Songs of Faith, hoping that it will help spread good vibes.
A top Uttar Pradesh government official has ruled out the possibility of lifting the 21-day lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus when it ends on April 14.
Thousands of domestic workers in the city are struggling, with no work and hardly any money left to buy the essentials. Many women who do cooking and cleaning work in the apartments are now left to fend for themselves, as they have not received salaries from their employers after the lockdown was announced.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked Union ministers to prepare plans to fight the economic impact of COVID-19 on war footing and asserted that this crisis is an opportunity to boost the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative and reduce dependence on other countries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his ministers to prepare a list of 10 major decisions and 10 priority areas of focus on once the 21-day lockdown ends, a release from the Prime Minister’s Office said on Monday.
New Delhi: Faced with the tough task of reviving the sectors crippled by the coronavirus-inflicted lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday emphasised on welfare of farmers and the poor while asking his ministers to list major priority areas once the restrictions are uplifted.
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A day after Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri dismissed as speculation a report that the government is likely to allow domestic and international flights in a staggered manner after the 21-day lockdown ends on April 14, low-cost carrier GoAir said it will resume bookings from April 15 for its domestic flights.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asked his ministers to list major priority areas once the restrictions imposed to halt the spread of the coronavirus pandemic are lifted.
The managers at Green Circuits — a small Silicon Valley electronics factory — thought they would have to close when the San Francisco Bay Area directed non-essential businesses to shut almost three weeks ago.
Nagpur Police gives funny twist to Shah Rukh Khan’s Chennai Express dialogue for coronavirus awareness
With the coronavirus pandemic rapidly spreading over the country, authorities suggest practicing social distancing to reduce the transmission of the virus. The Nagpur Police decided to create awareness in a fun and innovative way – with a meme inspired by Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.
Odisha recorded the highest single-day surge in positive Covid-19 cases on Sunday with 18 cases being reported from the state capital Bhubaneswar hours after the government allayed fears of community transmission.
A day after her samples were tested for covid-19, a 65-year-old woman Santosh Kaur, of Khurampur village in Phagwara, committed suicide on Sunday morning. Police are treating this as a case of panic attack that turned extreme. She has tested negative and had been getting treatment for fever at the local civil hospital.
The 21-day coronavirus lockdown is expected to hit the debt-ridden Punjab government hard, leaving it with a deficit of Rs 5,009-crore in the first quarter of financial year 2020-21.