Odisha became the first state to extend the lockdown till April 30.
In the past three days, 56 new cases have been found in Bhopal, increasing the total count in the capital city to 75. At a time when other state governments were preparing their lockdown strategy to battle the epidemic, the city was witness to a political drama which ended with Shivraj Singh Chouhan becoming the chief minister of the state on March 22.
Saharanpur Police released a note saying that after inquiry all this was found to be fake and the news reports were wrong. The police also advised the media to check before posting any such thing on social media.
UP is thinking of easing restrictions in a phased manner, with CM Yogi Adityanath holding a video conference with the state MPs on Sunday. He sought suggestions on how to ease out the lockdown in a way it doesn't turn into a chaos.
Union minister for animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, Giriraj Singh along with ministers of state, Sanjeev Balyan and Pratap Sarangi, have been taking stock of the situation on a regular basis. Ever since the lockdown, both the items have witnessed a decline in consumption largely due to supply and demand issues.
As the ‘most-tech savvy party’, BJP has been tapping technology for long. Its usage, however, increased manifold during the lockdown. “We are doing seven to nine video and audio conferencing,” BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya told ET.
Under the Ujjwala gas scheme, started during the first term of the Modi government for the poor, gas cylinders are given free of cost to beneficiaries.
NDA partner Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is unhappy with the way Nitish Kumar government addressed the hardhips faced by Bihari labourers spread across the country.
At a time when people are raising questions about the number of ventilators, intensive care unit beds and other medical facilities, the focus on free treatment or free insurance exposes an apathy towards a critical requirement.
The ministry of statistics and programme implementation permitted the use of MPLAD (members of Parliament local area development scheme) funds for medical testing, screening and other facilities required to fight Covid-19.
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