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As per figures released by the state excise department, on the very first day of the opening of shops, people bought liquor worth about 225 crore, setting a new record.
An Army Colonel and a Major were among five security personnel killed in an encounter with terrorists at a village in north Kashmirs Handwara area two days back.
The Thiruvananthapuram MPs remarks come a day after the Home Ministry said plans to bring back Indians stranded abroad due the coronavirus pandemic have been chalked out by the government and the
The Congress on Monday had said its state units will bear the cost of rail travel of needy migrant workers stranded at their workplaces due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
A controversy had erupted on Monday after several opposition parties demanded that migrant workers should not be charged for the train tickets.
Rahul Gandhi has started a series of talk shows to speak about COVID-19 and how the country can come back on track economically. In the conversations he has stressed that India needs more testing
Sonia Gandhi said that the Congress party had asked for provision of free rail travel for migrant workers to their home-towns, but their demands had been ignored by the Centre.
The state can provide free treatment to the underprivileged without burdening its exchequer if it signs up for the Centres Ayushman Bharat Yojana, Ghosh noted.
In many of the shops, people who gathered outside the outlets did not follow social distancing norms, forcing the police to use mild force to disperse the unruly crowd.
Abdullah was released in March after the J&K government revoked his detention orders under Public Safety Act (PSA), more than seven months after he was detained.
Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, slammed the Delhi governments decision to open liquor shops, claiming it can increase coronavirus positive cases by up to 10 per cent.
The ruling party also accused the Congress of promoting indiscriminate movement of people which would lead to faster spread of coronavirus infection.
The CM said Students fares were being paid directly by his government to the railways, while migrant workers will be reimbursed the entire expenses they incurred on the journey once they have com
The Congress insisted that mismanagement of the migrant workers and treatment meted out to them, shows and reflects the approach of this government to the poorest segments that too during the pan
Sources also say that senior Congress leaders like Bhupinder Hooda, Kumari Selja, Ashok Gehlot among other have been asked to mobilise funds for the mission.
Congress general secretary K C Venugopal said Congress are working out the modalities to ensure that every worker and migrant stranded reaches home safely.
In the SOP, the railways said the responsibility for food, security, health scanning, providing tickets to the stranded will be with the state from which the train is originating.
Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee said taxpayers money was being used to renovate Lutyens Delhi, adding for the same amount at Rs 30 per meal, they could have fed two meals a day to 1.85 cr