In its first clear message that the lockdown is being unwound, the Centre on Saturday issued ‘Unlock 1’ guidelines allowing a phased re-opening of most activities across the country, and limiting the lockdown only to containment zones for a month till June 30. It also cut the night curfew hours from 9 pm to 5 am (7 pm to 7 am till now). Not only do the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allow re-opening of malls, hotels, restaurants and places of worship from June 8 in Phase I of unwinding, they also allow unfettered movement of goods and persons between states and within states. States have, however, been given the freedom to prohibit certain activities or put suitable restrictions if they deem it necessary for containment of the Covid outbreak.
Lockdown 5.0: International flights, Metro trains, cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places shall remain out of bounds for now.
NASA and SpaceX have rescheduled Demo-2 mission to International Space Station with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley.
The Delhi government, which had asked the Centre to reopen malls in a limited manner earlier, is in favour of restarting economic activity even though the number of Covid cases have been rising, with 1,163 cases on Saturday taking the total to 18,549.
While nearly 11.24 lakh left in 781-odd Shramik Special trains that have operated since May 1, another 5 lakh workers were dropped to various state borders in state transport buses and around 8.5 lakh left in private vehicles to destinations outside the state as well as within.
The puja committee at Samaj Sebi Sangha said it had put all festival-related work on hold and was awaiting a directive from the state government.
Acting on a tip-off to police naik Mohsin Shaikh, Crime Branch sleuths contacted Singh, who worked as a tout, in the guise of migrants seeking railway tickets to Howrah in West Bengal and called him for a meeting in that regard.
“It is also made clear that in case the petitioner, during the pendency of the trial, attempts to divorce, or divorces, the girl whom he has married, that would be ground enough for cancellation of the bail,” Justice Amol Rattan Singh said in the bail order.
“Domestic workers are excluded from the purview of labour legislation for a variety of reasons. More than 80 per cent of such workers are women, many of them migrant," said Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU) Director Dr Shanthakumar.
Officials said that the body had decomposed in the four days that it was lying unattended inside the train toilet. Officials said that a post mortem will be conducted on the body on Friday.
Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar announced on Saturday that a new COVID care facility has been set up at Pulianthope in Chennai, with a capacity of 1400 beds to treat COVID-19 patients in the city.
Even as the state government faces criticism over testing fewer samples as compared to most other states, health department officials maintained the official government version that all guidelines issued by ICMR are being thoroughly followed.
The Karnataka Government has banned the use, and spitting, of smokeless tobacco and paan masala in public places to prevent the spread of COVID19.
The ceremony lasts about five minutes, with couples reading their vows, exchanging rings and sealing it with a kiss.
The last date to apply for a change in the exam centre is June 7. Students need to click on 'exam system' under 'careers' at the official website and then click on 'centre transfer' to change their exam centre.