The prices of vegetables have increased in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj due to monsoon rains. Amid lockdown, the prices of vegetables were stable but now it has touched sky due to continuous downpour in the city. Locals are facing problems as the essential commodities are getting sold at higher prices in the market. While speaking to ANI, one of the shopkeepers said, "The prices of potatoes, tomatoes and onions are getting high.
While speaking to ANI on July 10, the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in Shahdol, Pratima Mathew spoke on history-sheeter Mohd Akhtar. She said, "History-sheeter Mohd Akhtar was arrested in Suhagpur area of Shahdol, Madhya Pradesh yesterday (July 09)." "He is a member of Atiq Ahmed's gang. 12 cases are registered against him in Allahabad. He fled to Shahdol in view of UP Police's action after July 03 Kanpur encounter," Shahdol ASP added.
On the occasion of National Doctors Day a sand art was made at the Sangam Ghat in Prayagraj. Sand artist Ashish Nishad dedicated sand art to doctors for contribution to the society amid coronavirus pandemic. Artist said, "The way army protects our country, doctors protect our health. Ideally they are workers of humanity and I would like to thank all doctors for their contribution."
Ambulance drivers associated with 102 and 108 and EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) staff went on hunger strike in UP's Prayagraj. They are on hunger strike since June 29 alleging that their salaries were deducted amid COVID-19 pandemic. Employees have stopped their services over deduction in their monthly wages.
Swarm of desert locusts was seen in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj on June 26. People were seen clanging utensils to scare away the locusts. According to the locals, locusts are coming in large numbers for the past two days. Recently, swarms of locusts attacked several villages in Madhya Pradesh's Sheopur district on June 19. Locusts have affected five states including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. The Centre has asked states to step up aerial spray using drones and helicopters. The desert locust is a species of locust, a swarming short-horned grasshopper. They are known to devour everything in their path, posing an unprecedented threat to the food supply and livelihood of millions of people.