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Kudumbashree to feed stray dogs

Kudumbashree to feed stray dogs

The Kudumbashree district mission has taken up the task of feeding stray dogs in the district. Nearly 1,000 stray dogs are being given food and water by the seven dog sterilisation units functioning under the mission. The funds for the activity are being utilised from the profits made by the groups under the Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme. The...

In lockdown effect, Bescom sees 25% less demand

In lockdown effect, Bescom sees 25% less demand

For Bengaluru, summer is usually synonymous with rising temperatures, examinations, vacations, and power cuts. It’s the time when Bescom sees peak demand, thanks to the need for air-conditioning and IP (irrigation pump) sets. This summer though, due to the COVID-19 lockdown, it is seeing underutilisation of power.The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom), that accounts for nearly half of the...

DMK sends legal notice to BJP and Twitter

DMK sends legal notice to BJP and Twitter

The DMK has sent a legal notice to the BJP leadership in Tamil Nadu and Centre and micro blogging website Twitter for “spreading malicious” news on the social media that the party had not made any contribution towards combating COVID-19.DMK organisation secretary R.S. Bharathi in the notice said the DMK Trust donated ₹one crore and all the MLAs and...

Ensure personal distancing at ration shops: Collector

T.N. prisoners manufacture 23,000 surgical masks every day

With COVID-19 relief assistance of ₹1,000 and essential commodities to rice ration card holders to begin at ration shops across the district on Thursday, the district administration has asked the public to ensure personal distancing while standing in queue at the shops. The State Government had announced that card holders would receive cash, besides rice, sugar, cooking oil and...

Coronavirus | 1 held, dozen booked for group namaz in Noida despite lockdown

Coronavirus | 1 held, dozen booked for group namaz in Noida despite lockdown

One man was arrested and around a dozen people booked here for allegedly gathering for a group namaz in violation of lockdown restrictions imposed due to coronavirus, the Noida police said on Thursday.An FIR was lodged under provisions including those of the National Disaster Management Act, 2005 and the Uttar Pradesh Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 after a video surfaced...

15 Myanmarese, 2 Kashmiris shifted

T.N. prisoners manufacture 23,000 surgical masks every day

In the ongoing attempt to track attendees of Markaz prayers in Delhi between March 13 and 15, the Nalgonda district administration on Wednesday found 15 Myanmar nationals and two Kashmiri preachers and shifted them to the Government Fever Hospital.All of them were traced by police to various mosques in Nalgonda and were first shifted to a function hall on...

61 cases filed for overpricing

61 cases filed for overpricing

The central zone of the Legal Metrology Department has registered 61 cases since March 17 for overpricing of surgical masks, hand sanitisers, and bottled water. The cases were registered under the Packaged Commodities Rules after 752 inspections carried out in Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, and Idukki till March 31.The Centre had fixed the maximum retail price of sanitiser at ₹100...

Junoon calls it a day

Junoon calls it a day

Soon after celebrating their eighth birthday, Junoon, an arts organisation co-founded by Sameera Iyengar and Sanjna Kapoor, has decided to come to a halt.In a press statement, the duo stated that they will be working towards closure, “These past few months have been decisive for Junoon. As we celebrated our 8th birthday on 29th February we knew we were...

Two more COVID-19 cases in Thrissur

Two more COVID-19 cases in Thrissur

Two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Thrissur district on Wednesday. They were the 40-year-old wife and 15-year-old son of a positive man who had returned from abroad. They are under treatment at the Thrissur Medical College Hospital. In all, 18,863 people are under observation in the district.Police for supportMeanwhile, with a message that “Police are with the...

19 more, including doctor, in isolation ward

T.N. prisoners manufacture 23,000 surgical masks every day

Nineteen more persons, including a doctor from Kayalpattinam, who had attended Tablighi Jamaat meeting in Delhi recently, have been admitted to isolation wards.Among them, five are from Kodeeswaran Nagar in Tirunelveli, eight are from Tenkasi, two each from Kayalpattinam and Petmanagar and one each from Kayathar and Authoor in Thoothukudi district. Their blood and swab sample results are awaited.Meanwhile,...