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.
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.
Grain market in Amritsar wore deserted look despite the state government announced the beginning of procurement of produce on Apr 10. Commission agents and farmers had staged strike in support of the farmers protesting for the past few months over Centre's farm laws. Punjab Food and Supplies Minister, Bharat Bhushan Ashu said, "Commission agents have called off their strike over direct benefit transfer to farmers. The procurement process will be started now at Rajpura mandi. The farmers will get payments in their accounts."
The Holi celebration is at the peak in Amritsar on the day of Holika Dahan. People thronged at Durgiana Temple to celebrate Holi. Holi is being celebrated at different parts of India despite a surge in Covid-19 cases. Holi will be played with colours tomorrow.
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Amid pandemic, festive zeal remains high in Punjab's Amritsar on Holika Dahan on March 28. People thronged at Durgiana Temple to celebrate the festival of colours. Every year large number of devotees comes here to celebrate with friends and families. While speaking to ANI, a devotee said "this year due to COVID-19 pandemic crowd and atmosphere slightly down combatively before pandemic."
A thick blanket of fog continued to engulf isolated areas of the national capital leading to poor visibility in several areas on the morning of February 14. Singhu border was covered with thick layer..