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July 18, 2020

Enquiry Commission constituted to enquire into pending cases of illegal coal mining in and around Saleki Proposed Reserved Forest

Dispur (Assam) , July 19 (ANI): Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has set up an Enquiry Commission under the leadership of former Justice BP Katakey to enquire into the pending cases of illegal coal mining at in and around Saleki Proposed Reserved Forest (PRF) since the year 2003 in Assam.The order by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on Saturday read, "As such, in exercise of powers conferred under section 3 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952, the Governor of Assam is pleased to constitute a "One-Man Enquiry Commission"…

COVID-19: Restricted access to BJP’s Kumaon office in Uttarakhand for next 15 days

Haldwani (Uttarakhand) , July 19 (ANI): In view of COVID-19, BJP's divisional office in Kumaon will be enforcing restricted access for next 15 days, the party said on Saturday.A press release from Uttarakhand BJP read, "According to the directions of the Uttarakhand BJP, in view of COVID-19, from Sunday till the next 15 days, movement of any persons is prohibited in the BJP's Kumaon division office in Haldwani."A complete lockdown has been imposed in four districts in Uttarakhand on Saturdays and Sundays in view of COVID-19,…

COVID-19 patients singing songs at isolation centre in Hubli to keep spirits high

Hubli (Karnataka) , July 19 (ANI): To prevent depression and other mental health issues, many coronavirus patients staying at an isolation centre at BCM hostel in Hubli on Saturday were heard singing morale-boosting songs.In a few minutes long video, the inmates of the ward can be seen clapping together along while striking a chord with each other, in what can be described as a vow to defeat the deadly virus.As the pandemic has affected many areas of daily life, including mental health, the patients were allowed to breathe…

Maharashtra Minister seeks action against rape accused

Mumbai (Maharashtra) , July 19 (ANI): Days after a 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped in a Navi Mumbai COVID-19 quarantine centre, Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Yashomati Thakur has urged the state's Home Minister for strict action against the accused."A very unfortunate incident happened in Navi Mumbai in a COVID Care Centre. An FIR has been lodged against the culprit. I have spoken to the Home Minister and even wrote a letter. Strict action will be taken against the culprit," she said on…

COVID-19: Streets in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada deserted amid 7-day lockdown

Mangaluru (Karnataka) , July 19 (ANI): In the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown imposed till July 23, streets in the Dakshina Kannada district here bore a deserted look on Sunday morning. The state government had allowed relaxation hours between 8 am to 11 am in the week-long total shutdown.Most of the shops, barring a few selling essential commodities, were seen closed in the district today. Besides, barricades were also seen stationed at different junctures on the road. As per Karnataka's COVID-19 information portal, a total…
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