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For the homeless, govt. releases digital map of relief camps

Most of the people on the streets unaware of provisions With a majority of people cooped up in their homes for the 21-day lockdown, the only people seen roaming the streets are migrant workers and the homeless who are still unaware of the Delhi government’s scheme providing shelter and hot food at various locations across […]

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Activists seek bail for political prisoners

‘COVID-19 outbreak an occasion to look at overcrowded prisons in country’ A group of activists and intellectuals has sought bail or parole for political prisoners lodged in various jails. In a letter to the Central and State governments, eminent persons such as writers Arundhati Roy, K. Satchidanandan and Meena Kandasamy, journalist B.R.P. Bhaskar and academics […]

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Mosques remain shut for Friday prayers

Mecca Masjid wore a deserted look A vast majority of mosques in the city remained closed for the public on Friday. The move came in the wake of religious leaders, public representatives and the Telangana State Waqf Board directing mosque managing committees not to allow congregations as a measure to prevent the spreading of the […]

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One more tests positive for COVID-19 in Kozhikode

One more person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Kozhikode district, taking the total number of the infected here to six. According to a release by District Collector S. Sambasiva Rao on Friday, the native of Chekkiad reached Cochin International Airport from Dubai on March 22. He travelled by a private vehicle, reached home by […]

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3 held for grenade attack on BSF post in Manipur

Seven detonators, three explosives, wire and battery recovered from site Three persons were arrested in the Thoubal district on Monday in connection with the hand grenade attack on Sunday on a BSF post at Wangjing Teckcham in the district. S. Ibomcha, SP, told The Hindu that some persons had lobbed the grenade near the sentry […]