Railway SOP for Shramik Special Trains Asking States to Collect Fare for Services Draws Flak

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has issued a set of pointers for Shramik Special trains being run to ferry the migrants stranded throughout the nation, saying the trains will ply provided that they’ve 90 per cent occupancy and the “states ought to acquire the ticket fare”, inviting fierce criticism for charging for his or her companies. A provision within the SOP, which drew a great deal of flak, mentioned the “native state authorities shall handover the tickets for these passengers cleared by them and acquire the ticket fare and hand over the whole quantity to Railways.” “If you’re caught overseas throughout this COVID disaster this authorities will fly you again free of charge however in case you are a migrant employee stranded in one other state be ready to cough up the price of journey (with social distancing value added). Where did ‘PM Cares’ go? Like I mentioned earlier you […]

Kerala government issues new lockdown guidelines; all establishments, vehicle movement to remain shut on Sundays

Thiruvananthapuram: In view of the extension of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown by two weeks, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has introduced new tips to be adopted within the State. According to the brand new tips, Sundays will probably be a closed day for the whole lot together with automobile motion. Moreover, public transport, public gathering, cinema theatres, spiritual locations, occasions, malls, liquor outlets, bars, barbershops, magnificence parlours, gyms and academic establishments won’t be allowed to open throughout the State. Government places of work can perform with 50 p.c attendance of group A and B workers and 33 p.c attendance in group C and D class workers. They may also present non-essential companies. In the Green Zone, outlets might be open between 7 am and seven.30 pm for six days of the week and taxi companies can function two passengers. Inter-district journey could also be permitted for a most of two individuals. As per […]

Rio Ferdinand Used to Shout at Cristiano Ronaldo to Make Him Defend: Rafael da Silva

Lyon: Former Manchester United full-back Rafael da Silva has heaped reward on his former teammate Rio Ferdinand and referred to him as the most effective defender he has performed with thus far in his profession. Rafael held the right-back place as his personal for six years at Old Trafford and gained the Premier League title 3 times. While he fashioned a formidable partnership with Ferdinand on the again, he additionally gave in a position help to Cristiano Ronaldo, who wrecked havoc whereas enjoying at proper wing. Rafael spoke about Ferdinand’s management qualities and revealed how he used to shout at Ronaldo, who had already turn out to be a world famous person, to make him defend throughout video games. “Rio Ferdinand is the most effective defender I performed with, by far. He was an excellent chief. For me a centre-back has bought to be a frontrunner,” Rafale advised ESPN. “When […]

Salman Khan Sends Out Food Essentials to Needy Amid Lockdown, Watch Video

Bollywood actor Salman Khan alongside together with his pals from the trade is doing his bit to assist the needy folks through the COVID-19 lockdown. Salman lately shared a video clip on social media of the initiative he has undertaken to assist folks wade by the pandemic. In the footage, Salman and his fellow pals have shaped a human chain as they go the important sack packets from one to a different. Towards the tip of the clip, all of the sacks are loaded in bullock carts and are prepared for dispatch. Salman has additionally thanked Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez and Iulia Vantur, Rahul Kanal, Kamaal Khan, Niketan Madhok, Waluscha De Sousa and Abhiraj Minawala for his or her contributions. However, some social media customers had been fast to level out that none of those celebrities wore protecting gear like masks and gloves, which have been the rules amid the […]

Women Face Increased Risk of Sex Attacks on France’s Deserted Streets

For many ladies venturing out throughout France’s coronavirus lockdown, the absence of crowds has made them simpler targets for sexual assault and harassment, a menace that might improve as officers put together to ease stay-at-home orders. Feminist advocacy teams are reporting a rise of incidents in broad daylight by aggressors who know their victims are unlikely to have the ability to summon assist. Fatima Benomar, a 36-year-old rights activist, stated she was hounded by a number of youths on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris, a wide-open thoroughfare that has been emptied of automobiles and passers-by. “They got here up as a result of I used to be ignoring their catcalls, and began insulting and threatening me,” Benomar advised AFP. “It was extremely scary.” “There wasn’t any strategy to escape, all of the shops have been closed and there was no one to ask for assist,” she stated. For Laurene […]

Maharashtra Govt Asks SC to Step In

The Maharashtra authorities has filed an utility within the Supreme Court on behalf of the Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Police, alleging that Arnab Goswami is ‘hampering the investigation’ towards him by making an attempt to ‘browbeat’ the police by way of his exhibits on Republic TV channels. The Mumbai Police is investigating the FIRs registered towards the editor-in-chief of Republic, based mostly on the complaints that he ‘incited communal hatred’ throughout his present on Republic Bharat, when he drew connections between the Palghar lynching incident and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. On 24 April, the Supreme Court granted Arnab safety from arrest for 3 weeks and stayed all FIRs towards him in different states coping with the identical subject. Also Read: Relief For Arnab Goswami: SC Grants Him 3 Week Interim Protection In their utility to the apex courtroom, the Maharashtra authorities has mentioned that Goswami has used Republic’s Twitter handles […]

Yes, educated Muslims should reform the community at large, but this will only come to pass when Islamophobia ceases in India

In current instances, particularly after the Nizamuddin Markaz incident which led to a spike within the variety of COVID-19 circumstances in India, lots of people have begun coaching their weapons at educated liberal Muslims. Many are of the opinion that these members of the Muslim neighborhood have an obligation to teach, reform and modernise the orthodox ones of their neighborhood, and it’s on this facet that they’ve failed terribly. A couple of remoted incidents of violence in opposition to well being professionals in some Muslim localities have additional emboldened their claims. The assertion that many individuals make is that until the educated liberal Muslims reform the superstitious, ignorant, and illiterate ones of their neighborhood, your entire neighborhood could should bear the brunt of hatred. The argument said above is flawed from a number of dimensions. Firstly, it tries to justify Islamophobia, thereby giving a free run to the hate mongers […]

Nepal Doctor Runa Jha Among United Nation’s List of Top 5 Women in Treating Coronavirus Patients

Kathmandu: Runa Jha, a senior physician from Nepal, was on Saturday named amongst the United Nation’s checklist of high 5 girls to have stood on the entrance strains within the combat towards the coronavirus pandemic, a press release issued by the world physique mentioned. Jha, who’s the chief pathologist and director of Kathmandu-based National Public Health Laboratory, alongside along with her workforce is testing roughly 70 samples a day, which arrive at irregular intervals and make for around-the-clock work. With a title of Leading coronavirus testing efforts in Nepal’, the UN Women has additionally included a short description on her introduction and duties she has been finishing up. “Dr Runa Jha is the chief pathologist and director of the one laboratory authorised to conduct COVID-19 testing in Nepal, UN Women, the worldwide physique’s entity for gender equality and the empowerment of ladies, talked about on its web site. The lethal […]

India will give proportionate response to all acts of terrorism by Pakistan: Army Chief

New Delhi, May 4 (PTI) Pakistan continues to be following its ‘myopic’ and ‘restricted’ agenda of pushing terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir, and India will reply appropriately with precision except the neighbouring nation offers up its coverage of state sponsored terrorism, Army Chief Gen MM Naravane stated right here. In an unique interview to PTI, the chief of the 1.three million-strong Army stated India will give ‘proportionate response’ to all acts of infringement of ceasefire and help to terrorism by Pakistan. On the Handwara encounter, Gen. Naravane stated India is happy with the 5 safety personnel who laid down their lives saving civilians from terrorists at a village within the North Kashmir locality and significantly complimented Col Ashutosh Sharma who led the operation. ‘I want to emphasise that Indian Army will give proportionate response to all acts of infringement of ceasefire and its (Pakistan’s) help to terrorism. The onus stays […]

Mamata Slams Bengal Governor for ‘Abusive’ Words

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit out at Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday, accusing him of making an attempt to “usurp powers” amid the coronavirus disaster, and requested him to desist from utilizing official communications and logos on social media. Banerjee’s rebuttal got here after the governor shot off two letters to the chief minister final week amid the conflict between the Raj Bhavan and Nabanna, the state secretariat, within the wake of West Bengal’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In his letters, Dhankhar had urged Banerjee to chorus from indulging in politics through the pandemic. “Such phrases and such communications of such content material, tenor and tone from a governor to an elected CM are unprecedented within the annals of Indian constitutional and political historical past. Your phrases in opposition to me and my ministers and officers could be described as vituperative, intemperate, intimidating and abusive,” Banerjee stated […]