After many decades, Kumbh Mela is again being held during a pandemic which is also the most significant health epidemic since the 1918 influenza or Spanish Flu outbreak. Three waves of the Spanish Flu epidemic then had killed around 50 to 100 million people globally in 1918 and 1919. The outbreak that infected more than 500 million people killed around 18 million people in India.
Mumbai civic chief IS Chahal said house-helps would be allowed to travel and work during the fresh set of restrictions announced by the Maharashtra Relief and Rehabilitation ministry on Tuesday under a ‘break the chain’ initiative that asked many establishments and non-essential services to close down till May 1.
Minutes after the 24-hour ban on canvassing ended, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that efforts are on to stop her from campaigning and asserted she is a street fighter and won’t be cowed down by the ”intimidation tactics” of the BJP. Banerjee, who earlier in the day had conducted a 3.5- hour long dharna against the EC’s decision to prohibit her from campaigning for 24 hours.
In India, the right to education is a path pinned with nails, for many. Highlight one such recent example in a viral picture, a security guard at an ATM counter was spotted sitting on the floor and studying. The image was shared by IAS officer Awanish Sharan on Twitter that shows the guard sitting on bedding and doing his chores.
We’ve all had celebrity crushes and looked at a boy on the screen and thought, ‘I want to marry him someday.’ While that childhood crushes usually disappear in a few years, turns out one Indian never outgrew it – and now she’s threatening legal action. An Indian petitioner filed a petition that came up for a hearing at the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Tuesday, in which the petitioner sought legal action against Prince Harry for allegedly not fulfilling his “promise to marry” her.
After Neymar missed several chances to finish off defending champion Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain was left clinging to a 1-0 home defeat that nevertheless sealed the French clubs second straight Champions League semifinal on Tuesday.
Maharashtra government on Tuesday announced that films, TV serials and advertisement shoots will be halted in the state from Wednesday evening as part of the fresh guidelines to curb the coronavirus cases. Under the ‘Break The Chain’ order announced by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, the guidelines will be implemented throughout the state from 8 PM on Wednesday to 7 AM on May 1.