Maharashtra Government on Tuesday announced a 15-day long statewide curfew from April 14 amid the spike in coronavirus cases in the state. The curfew, which excludes essential services, will come into effect from 8 pm on Wednesday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said in his address via social media to people of the state. Section 144 (prohibitory orders) of the Criminal Procedure Code will be in force till the "lockdown-like" restrictions are in place, Thackeray said. Watch the full video for more details.
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A huge crowd of migrant workers gathered at Mumbai’s Lokmanya Tilak Terminus on Tuesday. The workers gathered to leave for their hometown fearing lockdown in Maharashtra. The state has been registering the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the country. India is currently undergoing the second wave of coronavirus. However, Railway official said that this is a normal rush. Also, migrants were seen leaving Gurugram. The migrant workers were taking buses to their native places. Watch the full video for more details.
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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and is the holy month of fasting. Millions across the globe will honour the religious tradition between April 12 and May 11, by abstaining from food and drink during daylight hours. But this year will be different for many, as some traditions are still on hold due to social restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.
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Canadians of Indian origin protested against attacks by alleged Khalistan supporters on Hindu minorities over the ongoing farmers' protest in India. The protesters gathered outside NDP MP Jagmeet Singh’s office and demanded that all Indian nationals be protected without any discrimination. They alleged that farmers stir had become a Khalistani movement and said that Hindu minorities are being targeted by these groups in Canada. This comes after the Ministry of External Affairs also asked Indian citizens to report any threats and attacks to the local police and the embassy. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava also said that the Indian government had urged authorities in Canada to ensure the safety of all Indian nationals. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Some people of Indian origin staged a protest outside NDP MP Jagmeet Singh's office in Canada's Burnaby. They said that they are being targetted by Khalistan supporters due to ongoing farmers' protest in India. A protester said, "We're not against farmers' movement but this movement has actually turned into a Khalistani movement which is now targeting Hindu visible minorities. We really expect our leaders to protect everyone without any discrimination."
Indian nationals in Canada received threat calls from pro-Khalistani groups for their 'tiranga rally' in support of farm laws. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that the issue has been taken up with Canadian authorities both in Ottawa and Delhi. MEA spokesperson advised Indian nationals to report any such incidents to local police and Indian High Commission and consultants in Canada. "We have come across reports of threats and intimidation to some members of the Indian community in Canada. We have requested Canadian authorities to take steps to ensure the safety of Indian nationals in Canada," Anurag Srivastava added.
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