The state government has announced the doubling of rice entitlement of all rice-drawing ration cardholders in the state for the next three months, to mitigate lockdown hardships. The government has set aside around Rs 219 crore towards the provision of tur dal, edible oil and sugar, free of cost, to all ration card holders in June.
India should brace for more extreme weather events as the adverse impact of global warming is increasing, as seen by the recent cyclone, which was one of the most fierce storms to strike the eastern coast, and swarms of locusts that are ravaging vegetation.
Responding to a question on allegations that Raj Bhavan has become a centre of politics, Devendra Fadnavis said he had the right to submit a memorandum to the governor by virtue of being the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly.
At a meeting with senior state officials to review the lockdown situation, the chief minister said the skill-mapping, which is in progress, should be completed in 15 days and the data should be prepared, an official spokesperson said.
With over 23 lakh workers and migrants having returned to the state till Sunday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed that a Migration Commission be set up. Adityanath also directed officials that migrant workers be given insurance so that their life is secured. The chief minister suggested that a scheme be launched to ensure their job security.
According to sources, Pakistans move was backed by Turkey as part of Ankara's strategy to oppose Saudi-UAE dominance in the OIC. However, Malaysia which had earlier joined ranks with Turkey and formed an alliance of sorts to oppose the traditional influence of Saudi Arabia and the UAE in the OIC did not back Pakistan with same vigour as in the past.
It was a good experience for me after getting connected with people through Facebook. Users sought details about ration distribution. I replied to their questions, said Arun Manjhi, president of JDUs Patna district unit.
A day ahead of partial resumption of domestic flight services in the country amidst the lockdown, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday sought more time from the Civil Aviation Ministry for restarting the operations at the Mumbai international airport.
Mauritius Minister for Health, Dr. Kailesh Jagutpal received the consignment. The shipment, in addition, also includes around 10 tonnes of Ayurvedic medicines. An Indian Medical Assistance Team has also arrived on board INS Kesari to work with the Mauritius health authorities through mutual sharing of experience & expertise.
The prime minister undertook an aerial survey of the vast swamp that many districts have turned into, after the cyclone dumped copious rain on Wednesday and the accompanying winds flattened homes, bludgeoned massive trees to the ground like matchsticks, and plunged city after city into darkness.
Asserting that out 191 positive cases at least 112 had come from outside or had travel history, Sarma said, Large of cases are imported ones basically from people coming from West and South India and some percentage from West Bengal. However as the people are coming from outside cases will increase in future.
Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary held a Video Conferencing discussion with the General Managers (GMs) of District Industries and Commerce Centres (DICC) of all the District. The Minister discussed the benefits of Atmanirbhar Bharat package announced by the Government of India.
Opposition leader Siddaramaiah and Pradesh Congress president DK Shivakumar have urged chief minister BS Yediyurappa to quash the FIR and suspend the police officer forthwith. The advocate, a BJP activist, has filed the complaint with a political motive, they said.
NDRF Director-General SN Pradhan on Thursday shared on Twitter photographs of restoration work by NDRF personnel at various locations in West Bengal, including North 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur, Howrah, Kolkata and South 24 Parganas.