Mumbai’s migrant workers enlist tempos to reach UP, lose last of their money to conniving drivers at Thane checkpost

When Vidyanand Gupta’s auto rickshaw crossed the toll plaza, a policeman prolonged his arm and requested him to tug over. The auto was packed. Two youngsters €” aged 7 and 9 €” sat within the again with their mom. Two gunny luggage and a sack have been filled with them. Within the entrance seat, a pitcher was saved subsequent to Vidyanand. “What’s it?” requested the policeman. “Water,” stated a flustered Vidyanand, unconvincingly. “Take a sip,” stated the policeman. Vidyanand did not know what to do. The pitcher contained petrol. Vidyanand Gupta’s household determined to drive their very own auto rickshaw again residence to Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh € Extra Vidyanand Gupta’s household determined to drive their very own auto rickshaw again residence to Chandauli in Uttar Pradesh €” 1500 kilometers from the place they have been stopped at a checkpost in Kharegaon, Thane. Picture/Parth MN Vidyanand’s household determined to drive […]

4 Dalits Killed in 4 Days, Activists Say Upper Castes in TN Using Lockdown as Opportunity for Assaults

“Tamil Nadu needs to be declared as an atrocity state. The caste scenario right here is like in no different state,” says A Kathir, government director of Madurai-based NGO Proof. Caste-based violence has raised its ugly head to new ranges in Tamil Nadu throughout the time of the novel coronavirus pandemic, allege social activists. For the reason that first nationwide lockdown started on March 25, there have been not less than 30 main incidents of caste-based violence within the state, in response to a research by Proof. Activists allege that in lots of locations, some upper-caste teams are utilizing the lockdown as a chance to assault Dalits. “In a whole lot of incidents, there are 40-50 individuals attacking in teams. How is that this doable in a lockdown?” asks Kathir. “Within the final 4 days, 4 Dalits have been murdered. Honour killings, group assaults, murders, rape and harassment have all […]

As railways resume train services, passengers eager to get home, arrive ahead of schedule; some don PPE suits to avoid infection

Mumbai:  A mixture of eagerness, nervousness and pleasure was seen at railway stations because the passengers queued up means forward of schedule at their boarding stations on Tuesday following the partial resumption of railway companies. Mumbaipassenger_may12 ANI 380 More Whereas the passengers in Mumbai expressed satisfaction with the federal government’s determination to permit the plying of passenger trains , additionally they identified the hardships they needed to face away from their close to and pricey ones for shut to 2 months as a result of lockdown. Not simply happy with the utilization of masks, some passengers had been additionally seen sporting PPE kits for additional security. “I thank the federal government for serving to us, I’ve to achieve Gurgaon to be with my daughter who’s pregnant. I’m sporting a PPE equipment as I don’t need to endanger my daughter and the kid, I don’t need to be an issue for them […]

Second Wave Can be Tackled With Three-lock System, Says Senior IPS Officer

Reflecting robust seesaw battle forward, Kasaragod in Kerala, one of many first coronavirus hotspots within the nation, is bracing for second spherical of infections barely a day after it grew to become freed from COVID-19 instances as 4 individuals who travelled from Maharashtra examined constructive within the district. From a excessive of 164 coronavirus instances early final month, the northern district achieved nil infections on Sunday with the three-lock containment technique of the police paying wealthy dividends, however the pleasure turned out to be short-lived with the contemporary instances being reported the very subsequent day. Nonetheless, IPS officer Vijay Sakhare, the mind behind the technique, is assured of repeating the success story if the three-lock system was scaled up in view of the brand new instances and in addition taking into view the frenzy of returnees stranded overseas and elsewhere within the nation. Kasaragod, which lacked speciality healthcare infrastructure in […]

HC refuses pre-arrest bail to Wadhawans

Mumbai, Might 12 (PTI) The Bombay Excessive Courtroom on Tuesday refused to grant pre-arrest bail to DHFL promoters Dheeraj Wadhawan and Kapil Wadhawan in reference to a cash laundering case of Sure Financial institution being probed by the Enforcement Directorate. The Wadhawans, who’re presently in jail after being arrested by the CBI within the Sure Financial institution case, moved the excessive courtroom final week looking for anticipatory bail within the cash laundering case, and one other case pertaining to alleged irregularities within the funding of staff’ provident fund of the Uttar Pradesh Energy Company Ltd (UPPCL). Justice Bharati Dangre on Tuesday rejected the pleas in each the instances. Wadhawans’ counsel Amit Desai final week argued that there was no case made out for cash laundering and the alleged transactions had been made in regular course of enterprise. Desai additional argued that there was no case made out for any arrest […]

A Painful Wait at Delhi’s Labour Chowk as Some Seek Jobs, Other Wish to Go Home

Labour Chowk at Sant Nagar in Delhi’s Burari space is teeming with an uncommon variety of individuals since Might 4, contemplating that there was solely a partial lifting of restrictions within the capital following the union house ministry’s tips for Covid-19 purple zones. These depending on every day wages, hungry for work, have hit this junction since final Monday, hoping to be employed. Most work within the development business, incomes between Rs 250 to Rs 400 a day. However work, even in the most effective of instances, is difficult to come back by. And now the prospect is much more bleak. Dharmendra Kumar, one such labourer from Bihar’s Sarsa district, has been in Delhi for 2 months however hasn’t discovered even a day’s work. Damaged and bereft of any hope,he says, “There are about 10 to 12 individuals with me, and no cash to go house.” The story of MD […]

Narendra Modi says new rules for lockdown 4.0 soon, announces Rs 20 lakh crore package for ‘self-reliant’ India; key takeaways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a particular financial bundle and burdened on the necessity for an “aatmanirbhar (self-reliant)” India in his fifth tackle to the nation over the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday. In his tackle, which got here on the fag finish of the third nationwide lockdown because of coronavirus, the prime minister additionally hinted at new measures within the fourth section of lockdown, which is anticipated to start after 17 Could. Listed here are the important thing factors from the speech: Financial bundle Modi introduced a Rs 20 lakh crore particular financial bundle for the nation to be ‘self-reliant’ and take care of COVID-19 pandemic. The aid bundle, he stated, quantities to about 10 p.c of the nation’s GDP. “I announce a particular financial bundle immediately. This can play an necessary position within the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.’ The prime minister stated that the financial bundle will lay emphasis on […]

Work on 7 or 8 ‘top’ candidates for coronavirus vaccine being accelerated, says WHO chief; claims over 400 scientists involved

United Nations: The World Well being Organisation chief mentioned Monday there are round seven or eight “prime” candidates for a vaccine to fight the novel coronavirus and work on them is being accelerated. WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus instructed a UN Financial and Social Council video briefing the unique considering two months in the past was that it might take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine. However he mentioned an accelerated effort is beneath approach, helped by 7.four billion euros ($Eight billion) pledged per week in the past by leaders from 40 nations, organisations and banks for analysis, therapy and testing. He mentioned the $Eight billion won’t be sufficient, and extra funds will likely be wanted to hurry up the event of a vaccine, however extra importantly to supply sufficient “to make it possible for this vaccine reaches everybody €” (and) there isn’t any one be left behind.” “We’ve got […]

Could a BJP-Led Govt Have Handled Mumbai’s COVID Crisis Better? No

On his first day in workplace this Saturday, 9 Might, Mumbai’s new Municipal Commissioner, IS Chahal, received himself acquainted with the trivia of town’s battle in opposition to COVID-19, checked on hospitals devoted for COVID-19 sufferers, and stepped out for a floor test. Among the many areas he visited was Dharavi, which, within the standard creativeness, has turn into the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic in Mumbai, India’s metropolis with the utmost variety of instances at 12,864 on Saturday. Dharavi, with lower than 6.5 % of town’s instances, will not be the manifestation of Mumbai’s COVID-19 drawback. The truth is, the spate of COVID-19 instances throughout Mumbai displays the issue with its city design and insurance policies. Additionally Learn: Mumbai Meri Jaan, Where’s Your Famed ‘Resilience’ Amid COVID-19? Nothing to Counsel that Maharashtra’s COVID Disaster May’ve Been Dealt with Higher By a BJP-Led Govt Mumbai’s tryst with the lethal virus […]

As Covid-19 Cases Cross 3,000-Mark in UP, CM Yogi Asks Officials to Conduct Special Review of Agra, Kanpur and Meerut

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officers to pay particular consideration to Agra, Kanpur and Meerut and requested them to conduct a particular evaluate of those districts. The nodal officers posted in these districts shall be sending their reviews to the federal government twice a day. In a gathering on Sunday with “Workforce 11” – a workforce of devoted officers dealing with the coronavirus circumstances – CM Yogi additionally directed the officers to make sure the protected return of staff and labourers coming from different states and emphasised on the strict adherence of lockdown within the three districts. The Covid-19 tally within the state reached 3,467 on Sunday with 102 new circumstances reported from throughout the state. Agra continued to reel underneath the onslaught of the viral outbreak, with the quantity constructive circumstances reaching 756. The district noticed 13 new circumstances, and a complete of 24 Covid-19 deaths have been reported. In […]