Srikakulam (AP), June 04 (ANI): Sloth bears were caught on camera roaming on empty streets of Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam on June 04. Trap was set up to catch two bears in Yerramukkam village. Forest official rushed to the spot to rescue bears.
Chandigarh, June 04 (ANI): While addressing a press conference in Chandigarh on June 04, the Education Minister of Haryana, Kanwar Pal Gujjar spoke on re-opening of schools. He said, “Schools to reopen in July in phased manner, starting with classes 10-12, followed by classes 6-9 and 1-5. For social distancing, schools to function at 50% strength. In class of 30 students, 15 will come in morning and 15 in evening or alternate days.” “We will be conducting a demo in 4-5 schools to prepare and better the plan. Colleges will reopen in August with first-year commencing from September. Universities will take rest of the decisions,” Haryana Education Minister added.
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), June 03 (ANI): A tik tok video on the friendship between a child and elephant went viral on social media from Thiruvananthapuram. The elephant is recordically above 31 years of age and is a member of the family. Umadevi, the elephant and the child are seeing each other since the child's birth. The child, who will be completing 2 years on June 8, 2020 controls the elephant and feeds her. Umadevi in return takes full care of the child and ensures no harm is caused to her. The elephant has been in the family from past 7 years, but during the lockdown, the family observed the friendship bond shared between their daughter and the elephant.
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), June 02 (ANI): The President of Central Tibetan Administration, Lobsang Sangay reacted over Chinese incursions in Ladakh territory. “Chinese incursion in Ladakh is happening after occupation of Tibet, hence Tibet is main issue between India and China. As The Dalai Lama says, Tibet should be zone of peace, must be demilitarised. That way India-China can have peaceful border,” said Lobsang Sangay. The Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) is an organisation based in India. The CTA is also referred to as the Tibetan Government in Exile which has never been recognised by China.
New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Equity benchmark indices gained nearly one per cent during early hours on Tuesday while tracking gains in Asian markets. At 10 am, the BSE S&P Sensex was up by 319 points or 0.96 per cent at 33,618 while the Nifty 50 edged higher by 95 points or 0.96 per cent at 9,921. All sectoral indices at the National Stock Exchange were in the green with Nifty realty up by 2.7 per cent, pharma by 1.8 per cent and auto by 1.2 per cent. Among stocks, Kotak Mahindra Bank was among the top gainers after adding 6.9 per cent to Rs 1,335.20 per share. Auto majors Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra were up by 2.5 per cent and 1.6 per cent respectively.
Awantipora (JandK), June 02 (ANI): Encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in JandK's Awantipora on June 02. One terrorist was gunned down in the encounter in Saimoh area of Tral. Encounter between security forces and terrorists continue.
Udhampur (Jammu & Kashmir), May 29 (ANI): A truck carrying Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) cylinders caught fire in J&K’s Udhampur district. The truck was on its way to Kashmir in Manthal area of Udhampur. The movement of vehicles on both sides of road has been stopped. More details are awaited in this regard.
Chandigarh, May 29 (ANI): Panjab University Exam Controller Dr Parvinder Singh informed that university finalised standard operative procedures to conduct exams for exit classes from July. “Panjab University has finalised standard operative procedures to conduct exams for exit classes from July. A maximum of 150 candidates will be allowed at each centre in one session & exam duration will be of 2 hours. Not more than 15 candidates & an invigilator will be allowed in a room. No candidate living in red zones/containment zones will be allowed to appear in the exams. Separate arrangement will be made for them,” said Singh ahead of University exams in Punjab.
Siliguri (WB), May 27(ANI): A woman tested positive for COVID-19, gave birth to a healthy baby girl on May 26 in West Bengal’s Siliguri. She was admitted in the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMC&H), where the authorities ensured a successful delivery. NBM College and Hospital’s Assistant Professor of Gynecology department Dr Sandip Sengupta said, “It is a great achievement in terms of that, in the first place there was a fear factor but we have conquered that. Kudos to the young staff.”
Sasaram (Bihar), May 26 (ANI): Bihar Board results were declared on May 26 and Himanshu Raj from Sasaram city topped Class 10 exams. He scored 96.20% in his board exam. Himanshu’s father is not financially strong but he had put his “best efforts” in his education. Himanshu has made his family proud with his achievement. Speaking on his son’s results, Himanshu Raj’s father said, "We are financially not very strong, but still I have always put best efforts for the education of my son & daughter. We all are extremely happy."
Kolkata, May 26 (ANI): Locals blocked a road in Kolkata’s Baghajatin area on May 26 to demonstrate a protest against administration’s negligence against post cyclone ‘Amphan’ help in the state. They demanded restoration of electricity and water supply as their daily lives have been badly hit due to the cyclonic storm. One of the locals said, "It is being reported in media that electricity has been restored here but we don't have electricity and water since last 6 days. We are suffering. We haven't received any help from administration." Cyclone ‘Amphan’ crossed West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (WB) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans on May 20.
The corona virus has also been affected physically, mentally and financially. While living in the house, an emergency can come suddenly, to deal with these, you have to take care of these 5 things. Create emergency fund Due to the lockdown at this time, most people are in homes and want to avoid going out unnecessarily. In such a situation, emergency fund may come in handy if you need more money than suddenly. Make an emergency fund of at least six months. It comes in handy during difficult times. Avoid taking a loan No matter how much you need, avoid taking loans because there is always the burden of paying off the debt. If you have already taken a loan, then try to take it off as soon as possible. Make all payments by cash or debit card instead of credit card.
Delhi-Ghaziabad Border, May 26 (ANI): Security beefed up at Delhi-Ghaziabad border on May 26 amid coronavirus pandemic. The district administration has issued orders on May 25 that the border would be sealed. The decision has been taken keeping in mind rising cases of COVID-19 outbreak. Police did routine checking and also checked passes and IDs of the commuters. Movement of essential service providers with passes is allowed.
Vancouver (Canada), May 25 (ANI): The 2nd Air India repatriation flight left from Canada’s Vancouver for India on May 25. The special flight carried 195 Indian passengers. “I thanked Indian Government for this initiative. This mission will help many Indian stranded citizens here,” an Indian passenger said. “I really appreciate Indian Govt. Here the arrangements are really wonderful,” another Indian passenger said. The stranded Indian nationals across globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre’s Vande
Amroha (Uttar Pradesh), May 25 (ANI): In an incident happened in Uttar’s Pradesh Amroha, a leopard fell into a well in Mubarakpur village on May 25. An expert team has been called to rescue the animal. Police, forest officials and locals were present at the spot and the leopard is safe. Rescue operation is underway.
Ludhiana (Punjab), May 24 (ANI): 11 volunteers involved in langar sewa in Ludhiana’s gurdwara got insurance policies worth ₹2.5 lakh each. Sewadars were handed over policies by Punjab Youth Development Board chairman SS Bindra. Sewadars at Gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh feed over 2000 people daily. “Sewadars cook food for distribution among over 2000 people daily in Ludhiana without thinking about their own health. Keeping in mind these factors, the board, with the help of NGOs and philanthropists contributed for their insurance,” said Punjab Youth Development Board chairman while talking to ANI.
Toronto (Canada), May 22 (ANI): Several Indian passengers who are coming back to India from Canada’s Toronto thanked Indian Government and Indian Embassy for arrangement of repatriation flights for their return. A special flight of Air India will bring them back to India. The stranded Indian nationals across the globe are being brought back to their home country under Centre’s Vande Bharat Mission. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases 66,330 and 3583 deaths in India.
New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan took charge as the chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Executive Board. The 147th Executive Board meeting of the WHO held on May 22. Executive Board is composed of 34 technically qualified individuals in field of health. Functions of Executive Board are to give effect to policies of Health Assembly.
In a major relief to borrowers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday extended the moratorium period for the repayment of loans by another three months till August to help them beat the income disruption caused due to the COVID-19 crisis. In March, the central bank had allowed a three-month moratorium on repayment of all term loans due between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020.
Bhind (MP), May 21(ANI): A family in MP claimed that from the past 8 days, around 123 cobra snakelets are being found from different spots in their house. These snakes appear between 7pm – 8pm and the family spends the night catching them. One of the family member s said, “From past 8 days, snakes are being found in my home. 5-6 villagers have identified them as king cobra, and i have also researched these are King cobras. So far 123 snakes have been found.” Family seeks government’s help to restrict snakes from entering their house.
Kanazawa (Japan), May 21 (ANI): This thin sheet of Gold is called Kinpaku in Japanese. It is symbol of wealth and prosperity. For the last 400 years Kanazawa City is famous for this traditional craft of making gold leaf and today 99% of the Japan’s domestic gold leaf is produced here. Though the city produces many traditional crafts, however gold leaf is the most eye-catching one. Kinpaku workshops in Kanazawa have developed a high-level technique to produce a gold leaf that is one ten thousandth of a millimeter. The process is simple but time consuming. It starts with a small square sheet of gold placed in between stacks of paper. After this the gold is hammered with a special machine for several days and by the end of each day the gold becomes thinner and thinner and by the end of the hammering process, we get an incredibly thin leaf of gold that you can almost see through it. Higashi Chaya, a famous traditional district in Kanazawa city. This Edo style street is a popular destination among tourists. Here, many shops sell gold coated souvenirs made up from beautiful gold leaf like lacquer ware, calligraphy paintings, cosmetics and several other products. Few shops even offer food items covered with paper-thin gold leaf, like gold covered ice-cream which is very popular among visitors. With this rich history of gold craft, Kanazawa is proving its status as gold capital of Japan.
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): According to Delhi government guidelines for the fourth phase of COVID19 lockdown, movement of two-wheelers is allowed within the state but with no pillion riding. Some people were seen violating the government norms near 11 Murti Statue located at Sardar Patel Marg on May 19. The total number of COVID-19 cases in national capital crossed 10,000-mark.
New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Union Minister of Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi said that there is no question about the privatization of Coal India. He said, "Coal India will achieve 1 billion tonnes coal production by 2023-24. I also assure my brothers that Coal India as on date has enough number of coal blocks by which it can produce minimum for 50-60 years." He further said, “There is no question about the privatization of Coal India, we are strengthening and encouraging them. They need to work towards producing 1 billion tonnes, government will provide all the necessary help required in achieving this.”
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on May 16 unveiled fourth installment of Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. FM Sitharaman announced commercial mining in coal sector. “We are bringing in commercial mining in coal sector, government monopoly is now being removed,” said the Finance Minister.
Hyderabad, May 16 (ANI): Grey clouds on May 16 brought pleasant rain in parts of Hyderabad. City’s metrological department showed notification of strong surface winds during day time and also predicted dust storm or Thunderstorm of May 17th. The showers dipped the temperature and brought respite to the residents from heat.