At least two people, including an infant, lost their lives as Cyclone Amphan severely damaged through coastal Odisha on Wednesday. The cyclone uprooted many trees and electric poles besides damaging kutcha houses.
Congress MLA from Raebareily, Aditi Singh, who was once very close to the Gandhi family has hit out at her own party over the bus row in Uttar Pradesh. Aditi Singh has said most of the buses that were supposed to be sent for the migrant labourers turned out to be smaller vehicles and asked what kind of cruel joke is this.
Late Tuesday night Congress leaders started moving 100 buses to Noida but these buses were stopped by the police on Wednesday morning and as many as 20 Congress leaders were booked for violating lockdown rules. State Congress vice president Pankaj Malik is also among those booked by the UP Police.
Meanwhile, the Home Department of Uttar Pradesh government has asked Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi to bring 500 buses to Shahibabad in Ghaziabad and the other 500 to Noida to move the stranded migrant labourers to their home towns in Uttar Pradesh.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday urged Centre to directly transfer money into the bank accounts of the migrant workers and farmers, who have been affected due to the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown.
While disrupting our daily routine, this lockdown has provided us a rare opportunity to sit back and reflect on life, connect with our relatives and friends, while trying to adapt to a new normal. One thing is certain - life will never be the same for everyone in the wake of the changes triggered by the pandemic at the individual as well as the societal level.
Jogi's neurological activity is "almost nil" and he is on ventilator support at the Shree Narayana Hospital, where the 74-year-old Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) head was admitted on Saturday afternoon after he fell unconscious at his residence here, he said.