Madhya Pradesh extends ban on bus operations with Maharashtra till April 15
Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday extended the suspension of passenger bus operations with Maharashtra till April 15 because of a huge surge in coronavirus positive cases in the neighbouring state.
The MP government had suspended the passenger bus operations with Maharashtra from March 21 to March 31.
In an order issued on Wednesday, the Madhya Pradesh Transport Department said the decision to continue the suspension of the inter-state operation of buses with Maharashtra has been taken given the rise in Covid-19 cases in that state.
On Monday, Barwani district administration sealed its borders with Maharashtra excluding the Agra-Mumbai Road and Khetia Road.
Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday reported 2,173 Covid-19 cases, taking the tally of infections to 2,93,179.
Maharashtra has been witnessing a steady rise in the number of coronavirus positive cases since the last few days.
The state had reported its highest daily spike in cases on Sunday when it detected 40,414 new infections. As on Tuesday, Maharashtra's caseload stood at 27,73,436.
A day after UT health secretary Yashpal Garg ordered the transfer of the senior medical officer (SMO) at the Health and Wellness Centre, Sector 33, the officer was moved to Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, with immediate effect on Sunday. As per government rules, senior medical officers are posted at civil hospitals or district hospitals while the HWCs are handled by medical officers.
A day after being removed from Rubina's post of city unit president of Mahila Sabha, Aligarh, Rubina Khanum resigned from the primary membership of the Samajwadi Party for not being allowed to speak in 'national interest'. Known for her controversial statements, Khanum had recently spoken on Gyanvapi Mosque issue in Varanasi. I could not have expected more from Samajwadi Party. “She is free to leave the party as it does not matter,” added the district unit president for SP, Aligarh, Girish Yadav.
AMRITSAR Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee members on Sunday accused Sikh preacher and president of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (ad hoc) Baljit Singh Daduwal of derailing the joint efforts of getting Sikh prisoners lodged in various Indian jails released. Daduwal on Thursday submitted a letter to SGPC president Harjinder Singh Dhami seeking expulsion of the Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal from the panel constituted to pursue the release of Sikh prisoners.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, on Sunday, said that he postponed his proposed Ayodhya visit as it was a “trap” laid out against him. He also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to bring the Uniform Civil Code at the earliest and law on population control. Addressing a public meeting in Pune on Sunday, Thackeray said those who were against his visit were trying to trap him in a legal battle.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao, in a subtle warning to the Centre, on Sunday said farmers can change the government if they want and they should keep fighting till they get a constitutional guarantee for remunerative prices of their crops. KCR was speaking at an event in Chandigarh organised to pay tributes to the farmers who died during the agitation against the Centre's now-repealed farm laws.