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Special train reaches Patna carrying migrant labourers

Patna: The first “Shramik Special” train to Bihar, carrying 1,187 stranded migrant labourers, reached the Danapur railway station here from Rajasthan’s Jaipur on Saturday afternoon after a 16-hour journey. The 24-coach train left Jaipur at 10 pm on Friday and reached the Danapur railway station around 2 pm, chief public relation officer, East Central Railway, Hajipur, Rajesh Kumar told PTI. …

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Armed forces to say thank you to ‘corona warriors’ today

New Delhi: The armed forces have made elaborate arrangements to conduct aerial fly-pasts, light up ships at sea and shower flower petals on several hospitals across the country on Sunday to express gratitude to lakhs of doctors, paramedics, sanitation staff and other frontline workers engaged in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat on Friday announced …

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UP readies to employ 15-20 lakh people

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday asked officials to firm up a plan to provide employment to nearly 20 lakh people in the state after studying the Centre’s advisory on lockdown and the permitted economic activities amid it. He also asked them to compile all details including names, addresses, mobile numbers and work competencies of labourers returning …

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Ensure participants are properly dressed: CAT

New Delhi: The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), that adjudicates service matters of central government employees, has said that its benches in the red and orange zones would hear urgent matters via video conference and asked participants to be properly dressed, according to a Personnel Ministry statement issued on Saturday.  As regards the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) benches that are in …

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Lockdown extended for two more weeks

PTI New Delhi India will now be under lockdown till May 17 with a complete ban on air travel, trains and interstate road transport for the general public while educational institutions, theatres, malls, hotels and bars will also remain shut, the government announced on Friday but gave some relaxations for various business activities and people’s movement within areas with limited …

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COVID-19: Nanded gurdwara closed; 91 Punjab pilgrims test positive

PTI Aurangabad/Chandigarh Local authorities sealed Nanded’s Hazur Sahib gurdwara on Friday, hours before Punjab reported that 91 more people who returned from the shrine in Maharashtra had tested positive for coronavirus. So far, 197 pilgrims out of the 3,500 brought back from the Maharashtra gurdwara, among the holiest sites in Sikhism, have contracted the infection, according to authorities in Punjab. …

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Doctor flees quarantine centre in UP; caught and brought back

IANS MATHURA A government doctor, who fled from a quarantine centre in Mathura district, was chased by the cops and brought back. In a video that has gone viral on social media, the policemen are seen calling out to the medical practitioner, who was put under quarantine after came in contact with a person had tested positive for COVID-19. The …

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Centre allows movement of migrants, students by trains

PTI New Delhi The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday allowed the use of trains for ferrying people stranded due to the nationwide lockdown to their respective states, an official said. Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in the MHA Punya Salila Srivastava said stranded people such as migrant workers, tourists, pilgrims and students can now be transported …

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Doctor flees quarantine centre in UP; caught and brought back

IANS MATHURA A government doctor, who fled from a quarantine centre in Mathura district, was chased by the cops and brought back. In a video that has gone viral on social media, the policemen are seen calling out to the medical practitioner, who was put under quarantine after came in contact with a person had tested positive for COVID-19. The …

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