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Congress should send buses to Punjab to transport migrants home instead of UP: Mayawati

IndiaTimes Sunday, 17 May 2020
BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday advised the Congress party to send a fleet of buses to Punjab and Chandigarh instead of Uttar Pradesh for ferrying migrant workers home as it would avert any risks of them crossing Yamuna river. In a series of tweets, Mayawati said, "It is evident that owing to the continuous negligence of the migrant labourers in the BJP-ruled states, they are falling prey to accidents and have suffered painful deaths, which is very sad."
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Mayawati Mayawati Former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Putting pause on new schemes by Centre is welcoming but poor should be benefitted: Mayawati [Video]

Putting pause on new schemes by Centre is welcoming but poor should be benefitted: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati supported central government's announcement that no further expenditure on new scheme except PM Gareeb Kalyan Package and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Package and said that it's a welcome step but its benefit should go to poor. "Central Government said there will be no further expenditure on new schemes, except PM Gareeb Kalyan Package and Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan Package. It's a welcome step but its benefit should go to poor, labourers and unemployed people, which isn't happening," said Mayawati,

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BJP, Congress responsible for migrant labourer crisis: Mayawati [Video]

BJP, Congress responsible for migrant labourer crisis: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati held BJP and Congress, both parties responsible for prevailing condition of migrant labourers. "BJP and Congress, both share equal responsibility for the current situation of the migrant workers. It would have been better if before announcing the COVID-19 lockdown, migrant workers would have been given some time and facilitated to their native places," said Mayawati.

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It's unfortunate, CM's directions not being taken seriously by officers: Mayawati on Auraiya incident

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on May 16 expressed her condolences to the bereaved families of migrant labourers who killed in Uttar Pradesh's Auraiya road accident. She said it's unfortunate that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's directions are not being taken seriously by officers because of which a big accident occurred in Auraiya. She said, "Y'day CM said that labourers who come to UP or pass through state, officers will make arrangements for their food, transit and shelter. It's unfortunate that CM's directions are not being taken seriously by officers because of which a big accident occurred in Auraiya: Mayawati." "I demand Chief Minister to take action against the officers who didn't fulfill their responsibilities. Families of those who were killed or injured in this accident should be provided financial assistance," she added. At least 24 labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were travelling in, collided with another truck in Auraiya on May 16.

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Punjab, India Punjab, India State in northern India

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Police is keeping an eye on vehicles entering Punjab amid COVID crisis as state government has made it mandatory for people to register themselves online before they enter. Travellers' online registration is being checked at Zirakpur, Mohali district. Decision was taken after 14-day home quarantine norm for domestic entrants was eliminated. Advisory has been issued to self-register, either through COVA app or through a weblink, before embarking on the journey. Move's objective is to avoid any inconvenience to the travellers due to crowding at the border checkpoints.

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The migrant labourers are returning back to big cities in search of work after nearly three months of lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Shailesh, who is coming back from Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad said, "I got the job, they asked to come here." Uma Devi, who came back form Sikandrabad said, "The bus full of commuters no one is following social distancing, what can we do this is the duty of bus conductor and driver." However, another migrant worker, who is going to Punjab in the search of work from Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj said, "There were not many people in the bus."

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Chandigarh Chandigarh Union territory and capital city of Punjab and Haryana states in northern India

COVID-19: Chandigarh Police HQ closed for 2 days to carry out sanitisation [Video]

COVID-19: Chandigarh Police HQ closed for 2 days to carry out sanitisation

Chandigarh Police headquarters has been closed for two days for sanitisation amid coronavirus pandemic. A person working in the education department office has contracted COVID-19. As per the information given by, SP (Headquarters) of Chandigarh Manoj Kumar, the police headquarters and education department's office are adjacent to each other in Sector-9 of Chandigarh. There are total 65 active cases of COVID-19 in Chandigarh.

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Sale of Chinese goods down in Chandigarh

The sale of Chinese goods has gone down in Chandigarh after customers have started demanding Indian products from the shopkeepers. One of the shopkeeper said, "People are not buying Chinese products now. We are also planning not to sell Chinese items once our existing stock is sold." It happened after Galwan Valley clash between India and China which claimed lives of 20 soldiers.

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Chandigarh Youth Congress workers drag car with ropes to protest fuel price hike [Video]

Chandigarh Youth Congress workers drag car with ropes to protest fuel price hike

Youth Congress workers staged protest in a unique way against fuel price hike in Chandigarh. Party workers tied a car with rope and dragged it on the roads of the city. They shouted slogans demanding the central government to take steps against rising prices of petrol and diesel. Later, police came and detained the protestors. A Youth Congress worker said, "When in 2013-14, rate of diesel and petrol were between Rs. 45- 50, then for BJP Inflation was 'dayan' but now when rates are shooting up to Rs. 80, inflation is 'darling' for them."

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Muslim clerics felicitate Chandigarh DGP for relentless fight against COVID [Video]

Muslim clerics felicitate Chandigarh DGP for relentless fight against COVID

Chandigarh Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Baniwal was felicitated by Muslim clerics for his work amid coronavirus pandemic. The felicitation programme took place in city's Sector 45 on June 12. Chandigarh SSP Nilambari Jagadale was also felicitated by clerics. Burail area mosque management awarded them for their continuous efforts amid COVID-19 outbreak.

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Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh State in India

Is this the India of our dreams: Rahul Gandhi on sexual exploitation of girls in UP's Chitrakoot

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Retired bank manager paints 40 verses of 'Hanuman Chalisa' during lockdown [Video]

Retired bank manager paints 40 verses of 'Hanuman Chalisa' during lockdown

A retired bank manager in Gorakhpur during lockdown painted 40 verses of Hanuman Chalisa. Ravi Dwivedi has depicted each verse on a 3 ft 2 inch long and 2 ft 6 inch broad painting. He has gifted many of his paintings to state chief ministers and President of the country. He now plans to put up his paintings in exhibition once the pandemic is over. He wishes to invite Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for its inaugural.

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1196 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in UP [Video]

1196 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in UP

In a press conference held in Lucknow on July 08, Principal Health Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Amit Mohan Prasad informed that total 1,196 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state in last 24 hours. "In the last 24 hours, 1,196 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported. The active cases in the state stand at 9,980. A total of 20,331 have been discharged after recovering from the disease. The death toll stands at 845," said Amit Mohan Prasad.

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Inspired by 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', Varanasi's 'saree' manufacturer start making PPE kits

The business of saree manufacturing company has badly hit amid coronavirus pandemic in UP' Varanasi. The owner of the company is now concentrating on manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits for survival of his business. Govind Agarwal has started producing PPE kits amid COVID-19 lockdown. He got inspired by the idea of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' and moved towards PPE kits production. They are selling a kit at Rs 500. While speaking to ANI, Govind Agarwal said, "Our business had come to a standstill after lockdown. I was inspired by idea of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' and moved to PPE production." "We are selling a kit at Rs 500," he added.

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Yamuna Yamuna River in India

Sacred Indian river flows again as pollution subsides [Video]

Sacred Indian river flows again as pollution subsides

One of India's holiest rivers is able to breathe again after a 10-week lockdown that temporarily stopped the discharge of toxic waste into its waters. Gloria Tso has more.

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Bharatiya Janata Party Bharatiya Janata Party Indian political party

Dastardly terrorist attack on Wasim Bari, those responsible for laxity will be punished: Ram Madhav

BJP leader Ram Madhav has condemned the killing of Wasim Bari, who was shot dead by terrorists along with his father and brother in Bandipora on Wednesday.
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"Will take revenge for every drop of blood": Ravinder Raina on gruesome killings of Wasim Bari and family [Video]

"Will take revenge for every drop of blood": Ravinder Raina on gruesome killings of Wasim Bari and family

BJP's state president, Ravinder Raina reacted on the deaths of former Bandipora BJP president Sheikh Wasim Bari, along with his father and brother by the terrorists. He said, "Pakistan's terrorists have done a cowardly act by killing Sheikh Wasim Bari Sahab and his brother Umar Sultan and his father. The terrorists attacked them from behind. Sheikh Wasim was a hard working member of BJP. He was a good son of Bharat Mata. The blood of our workers will not go in vain. We will take revenge for every drop of blood. Both Pakistan and its terrorists have to pay for this sin."

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