As thousands of school van drivers and owners in Manipur struggle for alternative livelihood amid the COVID pandemic, they demand minimal loan from the government.
Any person, who is under Below Poverty Line (BPL) within the age group of 18 -35, can join the training programme without any cost.
In view of the alarming COVID-19 situation in Manipur, an emergency meeting of all concerned government departments and CSOs was held in Imphal on Thursday.
The state government is yet to conduct a scientific analysis of the state Covid-19 situation either through its agencies or researchers in the academic institutions of the state to understand the emerging trend and realities on the ground. The opinions of a few experts in the Covid-19 Consultative Committee or Task Forces would not be sufficient enough to understand the situation.
The government will not enforce further lockdown in Meghalaya, as the state cannot simply shut down the economy, the chief minister said
As no oil pumps are allocated for the general public, small dealers have been taking advantage of the lockdown situation and selling fuel to buyers at higher rates
It’s been six months now since the lockdown was announced in the state. As the lockdown is prolonged, poverty and misery, and the question of survival stare at the daily wage earners.
During a survey by the Imphal Free Press, it was found that smartphones are sold above the maximum retail price during lockdown.
As the soft clouds sail above, Ah! This morn but golden... When I walk on the ghost road, Deserted and forlorn.
President of Kangpokpi Youth Union (KYU) Haolet Khongsai said that when the town is under complete lockdown the liquor vendors are always crowded, posing high risk to the people.
Thoubal district has been witnessing spike in COVID-19 positive cases in the last few weeks
District magistrate Kangpokpi Somorjit Salam, while exercising the powers conferred upon him under Section 144 of CrPC, prohibited the movement of any person or vehicle outside their respective residence with immediate effect in the whole of the district.
The world community has by now learned how to adjust to lockdowns and associated difficulties. The changing facets of day-to-day existence are not going to be the same anymore.
The Education Minister said there is no question of not promoting the students till class 8 standard even if examination is not conducted since Right to Education Act directs that all the students till class 8 should be given promotion.
RK Nimai, who is the moderator of a discourse held in Imphal, said that the level of COVID-19 infection is not that large in the state and does not even require a total shutdown.
Many skilled handloom weavers working in Churachandpur had to leave due to lockdown as the market for finished goods/shawl is no longer available.
Assam is the worst hit state in Northeast India with over 6,300 COVID-19 cases and nine fatalities so far, according to the state Health Ministry.
A memorandum to Chief Minister N Biren Singh was submitted highlighting the starting coaching or training programmes from the month of October by keeping the protocol of COVID-19 strictures intact.
A total of 115 household of Moreh Khunou Leikai were given the relief material on Sunday.
This lockdown has not failed to teach us ‘self-love’. We all tend to care a little more, love ourselves a little more than usual.
It stated that the lockdown being imposed in the country has been the most cruel and draconian measure ever taken in the world.
"Members of the transgender community are very shy and reluctant to say that they do not have something; they are depending on themselves."
May we leave an even better planet for the coming generations, PM Modi wrote on Twitter.
Remaining at homes with no work has made the public regain touch with the environment as most people have started working at the wasteland areas and turning them to vegetables and tree plantation farms.
Medical associations assert that it would have been much better had the government of India consulted epidemiologists who had better grasp of disease transmission dynamics than heavily rely on bureaucrats.
The government said there will be curfew in Imphal city and other district headquarters from 2 pm to 5 am on all days till June 15 while curfew will be imposed from 5 pm to 5 am till June 30 in the other areas.
As many as 50 per cent of women and adolescent girls are struggling to get access to menstrual hygiene products during these current challenging times, according to a recent survey conducted on urban slum clusters in Delhi by Katha Slum Resurgence Initiative (SRI) team.
Social media addiction is as dangerous and compulsive as drug addiction; as both have the potency to affect our lifestyle.
Amid the rise of COVID-19 cases in the country, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the nationwide lockdown has "failed" to curb the disease and questioned the government on the way forward
No retail market should be opened in Dharamsala, Thangal and Paona Bazar areas.
During the national lockdown which started since March 24, 2020, there had been rounds of distributions of essential items in our neighbourhood either from the Government’s side, people holding positions of power or by aspiring politicians.