Amid surge in COVID-19 cases, Himachal board examination for 10th and 12th classes started on April 14. Schools have been given strict instructions to follow COVID norms to ensure safety of the children. Over 2.5 Lakh students are appearing in both standards of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education. Principal of Girls School Narendra Kumar Sood said, "Today examination of 10th and 12th board had begun. Hindi paper for 10th in morning session and English for 12th in evening session. Guards have also been ordered for thermal scanning and sanitization of the children before entrance. Social distancing would be maintained. We have followed all COVID norms so that it won't affect the children and examination."
Motor rally organised under "Chalo Chamba" campaign concluded in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba on April 11. "Rally of Chamba" attracted enthusiasts from across the country. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju attended the closing ceremony of the rally and felicitated the winners at Police Ground Chamba.
There is no restriction on tourists coming to Himachal Pradesh, government will monitor COVID-19 situation in the state, informed Chief Minister Jairam Thakur on April 10 . "Tourism and hotel industry contribute 7% in GDP of Himachal Pradesh. Around 2 crore tourists have been coming here. Businesses suffered during COVID-19. They started picking up but another wave has hit. There is no restriction on tourists. We will monitor situation," said CM Thakur in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
After the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases in country, the tourism business of Dharamshala which was gradually recovering since lockdown, have again slipped into losses. Hotel to tours and travel operators, COVID has impacted almost everybody in Dharamshala. Himachal Pradesh has 4513 active cases.
The Election Commission on Monday imposed a 24-hour ban on campaigning by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra has been appointed as the Chief Election Commissioner. Russia's Covid vaccine Sputnik V has been recommended for use in India by a committee of experts as the country battles a record spike in infections. Haryana has announced a night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am as the state battles a huge rise in coronavirus cases along with rest of the country. In the wake of the sharp surge in COVID-19 cases, The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Monday directed airlines to serve inflight meals only on those domestic flight that have a duration of over two hours.
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Situated in the Faridabad district of Haryana, the symbolic shrine of Chote Bade Sarkar has been serving as a cynosure of communal harmony for generations. People of all caste and communities visit the shrine to pay their obeisance to both the Sufi saints, Bade Sarkar and Chote Sarkar and seek their blessings. The shrine is believed to have healing powers and therefore a number of people suffering from different medical problems can be seen visiting the shrine. Even though the actual shrine of Bade Sarkar and Chote Sarkar is located in the Badaun district of northern Uttar Pradesh state, the symbolic shrine of the saints in Faridabad is also no less popular. Built around hundred years ago, the shrine is even visited by people from faraway places irrespective of faith. Even the caretaker of the shrine is a Hindu man whose family has been taking care of it for generations. Bade Sarkar was born in Bukhara in 1188 and left the material world in Badaun in 1230. Like many other Sufi saints before him, he too traced his lineage from the family of Hazrat Muhammad. Chote Sarkar, on the other hand, was his most famous disciple and spiritual successor. Both the brothers throughout their life propagated the message of peace and brotherhood and are thus revered by all communities till date.
Fire broke out in four coaches of a parked train at Rohtak Railway Station in Haryana on April 08. After receiving the information, railway officials rushed to the site. Fire tenders were called to douse the flames. No injuries were reported. Further details are awaited.
Social media users couldn’t be more amused after a petitioner moved Punjab and Haryana High Court, seeking legal action against UK’s Prince Harry for allegedly not fulfilling his promise to marry her. Prince Harry trended on the internet after the bizarre petition came up for hearing at the Punjab and Haryana High Court as the petitioner sought an arrest warrant against the Duke of Sussex.
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Baisakhi, also known as the harvest festival of Punjab is being celebrated on April 13. Devotees in large numbers thronged Amritsar's Golden temple to offer prayers. They took holy dip in the sarovar at Golden Temple. Baisakhi also marks the beginning of the Sikh New Year.
Migrant workers across Mumbai are forming a beeline to return to their native states. This comes after fresh Covid-19 restrictions were announced in Maharashtra. Huge crowds were seen outside Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) on Tuesday afternoon. “We are heading back to our villages as new restrictions have been announced. We were stranded the last time lockdown happened, what if same situation arises again,” a migrant said. Railway authorities, however, said people travelling outside the city for summer vacation. Both Central and Western Railway are allowing travellers who have booked tickets in advance. Zonal railways are operating daily additional special outstation trains to North India. Western Railway is also likely to operate a few special trains towards North India. The financial capital is also witnessing queues at outstation bus stops. Workers fear loss of jobs along with the trouble they went through during 2020 lockdown.
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As the summer season knocked the door in North India, J-K district administration organised two-day Chenab White Water Rafting Festival in Doda on March 06. Over 1,500 people across district, attended the festival on the first day. About 200 participants took part in the rafting trip from Premnagar Shibnote to Karara. Beside this, the administration also organised multifarious activities at the venue for the enjoyment of the participants.
Amid rising fuel prices in the country, people are opting for other substitutes for commuting and because of which sales of electronic vehicles have increased drastically in country. People of Ludhiana are purchasing electronic vehicles. According to Managing Director of Avon Cycles Onkar Singh, "After fuel price hike, demand for electric cycles has gone up by 10-15% in last 2 months. We've launched E-bikes, which will be available in North India from next week." With the prices of petrol inching closer to Rs 100 per litre, the demand for battery-operated scooters is on the rise. People want to save on fuel costs and as a result they are opting for electric vehicles.
A security guard working at Axis Bank branch in Chandigarh's Sector 34A allegedly ran away with Rs 4.04 crore in cash, as per police. "A case has been registered and raids are being conducted at suspected places to nab the culprit," said police.
Around 60-70 students of Jodhpur IIT tested positive for COVID-19. Speaking on it, Deputy CMHO Dr. Pritam Singh Sankhala informed that Block G3 on campus declared a micro-containment zone. Most of positive students travelled from Chandigarh, Gujarat and Jaipur.