Vehicular movement to Ghaziabad from Delhi through Ghazipur border has been partially restored since Monday evening Stung by party colleague Anand Sharma's open condemnation, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today posted a series of tweets in a scorching thread titled 'Know Your Facts, Anand...
To escape scorching heat at borders, protesting farmers are making bamboo huts in tricolour. The protest which started in November against three farm laws, continues. Discussions between farmers and centre have remained inconclusive so far.
Despite spike in COVID-19 cases across the country, people are barely seen following COVID norms. The wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Gazipur still continues to witness huge rush even as the national capital is seemingly experiencing another COVID wave. Several buyers and vendors present in the market were seen without masks. Social distancing norms were flouted and the market was seen flooded with the crowd despite the guidelines issued by the government. "Corona cases are rising day by day and this market remains always crowded and social distancing is not maintained. People should maintain social distancing," said Suresh Kumar Gupta, a local. "People are careless, not maintaining social distancing and moving without wearing masks. They are risking their lives along with others. It's a violation of government's rules and this scenario is seen everywhere in Delhi," said Noor Hasan, another local.
Despite rising COVID-19 cases, huge rush was witnessed in several markets across the country. People thronged the Dadar Market in Mumbai and similar scenario was seen at a fruit and vegetable Market in Delhi's Ghazipur. People in the market were seen flouting social distancing norms while purchasing groceries. Some individuals were also without face masks despite the compulsory orders and restrictions from the state government. Maharashtra has 3,36,584 active cases while Delhi is having 8,032 active cases till March 29. India has crossed 6 crore COVID-19 vaccinations till date.
Delhi facing shortage of oxygen and ICU beds, informed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 17. "Delhi has a limited number of ICU beds. Oxygen and ICU beds are decreasing very sharply. We are taking several steps to scale up beds capacity," said CM Kejriwal.
The national capital reported over 24,000 fresh COVID infections in last 24 hours, informed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on April 17. "Around 24,000 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours, data will come shortly. There is shortage of oxygen and Remdesivir in Delhi," said CM Kejriwal.
Delhi Special Commissioner of Police Sanjay Singh urged people to stay at home and step out of home only if necessary. He also requested people to follow COVID-19 SOPs and to maintain basic hygiene for the safety of their family members. The Delhi Special Commissioner of Police added that Delhi government has taken the step of weekend curfew to break the chain of COVID-19.
The BJP has swept the municipal polls in Gujarat with a winning performance in elections to six municipal corporations of Gujarat, winning Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Surat. Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist arrested February 13 was granted bail by a Delhi Sessions Court on Tuesday afternoon with two sureties of ₹ 1 lakh each. A meeting was held at the Prime Minister's Office today to review the coronavirus situation in the country amid a surge in cases over the past few days. Lakha Sidhana, who is wanted in connection with the violence in Delhi on Republic Day, attended a public meeting in Punjab's Bathinda on Tuesday in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation.
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Lakha Sidhana, the gangster turned activist who is wanted in connection with the violence in Delhi on Republic Day, was seen at a meeting in Punjab's Bathinda in support of the ongoing farmers' agitation. Delhi police had earlier announced a reward of 1 lakh rupees for any information on Sidhana. Protesters had clashed with the police during the violence on Republic day; some of the protesters had even reached the Red Fort and hoisted religious flags on its domes. Farmers have been protesting at the different borders of the national capital since November 26 last year against the three newly enacted farm laws. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Farmers protesting at Ghazipur border sang and danced as they celebrated the festival of Holi on March 29. One of the farmers said, "We demand that the government should accept our demand and take back..