News updates from Hindustan Times at 5 PM: Assam may start permit system for entry after Covid-19 lockdown ends, says minister and all the latest news
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Assam may start permit system for entry after Covid-19 lockdown ends, says minister
After a spurt in coronavirus cases in Assam, the state’s finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday that the government might start a permit system for those who have to enter the state after the lockdown. Read more
‘Felt like Diwali’: BJP leader fires gunshots to mark PM’s 9 pm call
On Sunday at 9 pm, when the nation switched off lights and lit up candles and diyas as urged by the Prime Minister, BJP’s Mahila Morcha president in Balramlpur fired gunshots in the air. Read more
Covid-19: Assam cracks down against fake news; 12 cases lodged, 7 arrested
Assam government has started taking stringent action against persons spreading misinformation on Covid-19 on social media and also news organisations airing or publishing unverified news about the disease. Read more
China testing Wuhan residents to find out actual rate of Covid-19 infection, antibodies
China is carrying out a large-scale “seroprevalence” survey to check for Covid-19 antibodies in the population of Wuhan where the novel coronavirus first emerged late last year before spreading rapidly in three months to trigger a global pandemic. Read more
‘They have won the most knockout games’ - Scott Styris on why he prefers CSK over MI
Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris believes Chennai Super Kings’ consistency makes them the top team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), even ahead of four-time champions Mumbai Indians. Read more
CBSE says don’t believe in fake notices about board exams circulated on social media
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Monday released an official notification informing all concerned about circulation of fake notices pertaining to CBSE board exams, evaluation and pass criteria being circulated on social media. Read more
Sonam Kapoor defends ‘morons decided to burst firecrackers’ comment despite hate, tells off Ashoke Pandit
Actor Sonam Kapoor fielded trolls on Monday morning after her comment on people bursting firecrackers during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 9pm 9 minute call amid coronavirus spread went viral. Read more
Coronavirus outbreak: Keeping your elders safe
The Covid-19 situation is quite grim around the world, and people over the age of 60 are more vulnerable to its severity. Like many, for celebrities, too, making sure that they are safe is therefore, of paramount importance. Read more
Use Zoom at your own risk: Privacy concerns around this viral video conferencing app
Zoom video conferencing has been the talk of the town for weeks now. Due to the ongoing lockdown globally, Zoom’s popularity quickly shot up as people used it for meetings and students for online classes. Read more
Corona Heroes: Wives of CRPF jawans, couple make masks to help people fight Covid-19 in Bengaluru
It’s often said that the time of crisis brings out the best in humans. As the world is currently facing a crisis, acts of some selfless souls are proving that aptly. Read more
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- In January, the Supreme Court dismissed pleas of the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the bail granted to Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, his wife Dr Tanzeen Fathima, and son Abdullah Azam Khan in an alleged case of forging birth certificate.
- An associate of the judicial magistrate allegedly demanded and accepted a bribe on her behalf for dismissing a criminal complaint against a milk vendor.
- Earlier, the CM had hit out at BJP's minister of state for external affairs, V Muraleedharan, alleging after his elevation, smuggling from West Asian countries increased manifold
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally at the famous Brigade Parade Grounds in Maidan area is expected to draw a huge crowd.
- The police were investigating the case from all possible angles.