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3 civilians killed in Pak shelling in Kupwara

Srinagar: Three civilians were killed in shelling by Pakistani troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Kupwara district on Sunday. “Two civilians died in Kupwara and one in Handwara,” SSP, Kupwara, Shriram Ambarkar told IANS. Sources said three people, including a woman and a baby, were killed when a mortar shell fired by Pakistani troops exploded in civilian …

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Centre asks states/UTs to help migrant workers

New Delhi: The Centre has asked all states and Union Territories to take welfare measures, including food, shelter, medicine, mobile and video call facilities, for migrant labourers living in various relief camps across the country. In a communication to the state governments and Union Territory (UT) administrations, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) highlighted the Supreme Court directions regarding welfare …

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SC to hear PIL against setting up of PM CARES Fund today

New Delhi: The Supreme Court would hear a PIL seeking quashing of the Centre’s decision to set up the PM CARES Fund to deal with the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, where citizens can donate money, on Monday. On March 28, the Centre set up the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund …

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Aided by technology, Christians celebrate Easter

New Delhi: Christians celebrated Easter on Sunday, with many praying at home and attending church services through live streaming, as all religious places remained shut due to the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.  All churches in the city have been closed to prevent large gatherings and spread of the virus. Religious gatherings and processions too have been …

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Water consumption in parched Bundelkhand up 60%: study

New Delhi: The average water consumption per person has increased by more than 60 per cent in urban areas of Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh because of heightened sanitisation concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, a study by a voluntary group has found. The preliminary analysis by ‘Jal Jan Jodo Abhiyan’ showed the average water consumption per person was 75 litres …

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Nationwide lockdown likely till April 30

PTI New Delhi The nationwide coronavirus lockdown is set to be extended at least till April 30 after a broad “consensus” on it emerged on Saturday during a meeting of chief ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who stressed on “jaan bhi, jahaan bhi”, indicating that restrictions may be tweaked, as it was important to save livelihoods along with lives. …

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Angry migrant workers go on rampage over lockdown

PTI Surat Police have detained around 80 migrant workers, mostly from Odisha, for allegedly going on a rampage and setting many handcarts afire in Surat demanding that they be allowed to return to their native places amid the lockdown, an official said on Saturday. Hundreds of migrant workers, stuck in Surat due to the lockdown, torched handcarts and tyres in …

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TN man pedals 130 km for wife’s chemotherapy session

IANS Chennai In an example of ‘selfless love’ in Tamil Nadu, a 65-year-old man took his cancer-stricken wife on a bicycle and pedalled 130 kilometres to reach hospital, so that she did not miss her chemotherapy session. Arivazhagan pedalled with his 60-year-old wife Manjula on his bicycle from his village near Kumbakonam to JIPMER hospital in Puducherry for her chemotherapy …

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52 of 102 who stayed at 13 mosques test positive

PTI New Delhi As many as 52 people out of the 102, who were found living in 13 mosques in Delhi’s Chandni Mahal area, have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and many of them had last month attended a congregation in Nizamuddin, a COVID-19 hotspot, officials said on Saturday. There are 30 COVID-19 hotspots in the national capital and …

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Corporator among 11 held for birthday party amid lockdown

PTI Thane/Mumbai A BJP corporator and ten others were arrested at Panvel in Raigad district of Maharashtra after they were found assembled at one place for his birthday celebration despite the ongoing lockdown, police said on Saturday. The incident took place late on Friday night, they said. All of them had gathered on the terrace of a residential building at …

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