Protesters demand reopening of gyms in Delhi; 6 detained
Around six protesters were detained on Saturday while they were protesting outside lieutenant governor Anil Baijal’s office, demanding reopening of gymnasiums across the national capital. The detained protesters include members of Delhi Gym Association, its president, Bhupendra Sharma, vice-president Chirag Sethi, and general secretary Sunil Lohchab.
Sethi said, “A handful of people were protesting at lieutenant governor’s office at around 11 am. But we were all detained and are currently being booked by the police.”
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday allowed weekly bazaars to open but left gyms out of the purview of its order.
Hotels, weekly markets, and gymnasiums were closed in Delhi on March 25 as part of the nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Hotels and weekly markets have been allowed to reopen.
“There are approximately 5,500 gyms in Delhi employing around 100,000 people whose livelihood has been compromised. Fitness trainers, executive staff, helpers, cleaners, equipment vendors, facilitators, and housekeeping staff are majorly affected by this decision,” said Sethi.
In a memorandum addressed to Baijal, the association has pointed out that “the neighbouring states have allowed gyms to open but have not observed or recorded any spike in the number of Covid-19 cases.” The association has asked Baijal to consider reopening health and fitness centres before the industry reaches “a point of no return”.
A tantrik (occultist) was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing a two-and-a-half-year old child in Jagner area of Agra district. Superintendent of police, Agra Rural (West) Satyajeet Gupta, during a press conference on Tuesday at police lines, informed that the child was found missing from Warigawan village since June 15 and a case was registered under section 363 IPC at Jagner police station of Agra on June 16.
Days after winning the opposition Samajwadi Party's citadels of Azamgarh and Rampur in the Lok Sabha bypolls, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party government has now decided to build on its new-found gains in these districts. “The idea is to strengthen the BJP's control here,” party leaders said. During the campaign in Azamgarh, 'Nirahua' had faced the 'outsider' tag. “No project or proposal should remain pending in these places,” the chief minister directed the officials.
On Monday, Pune reported light rainfall. Head of India Meteorological Department, KS Hosalikar, Pune said that the enhanced rainfall activity is forecasted over central Maharashtra including Pune city have received rainfall. “During this enhanced rainfall activity till June end we are hoping to get good and continuous rainfall,” said Hosalikar. Hosalikar added that rainfall should pick up pace as the monsoon regains its strength.
A fraudster impersonating as the registrar of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University attempted to dupe teachers and staff of the vet varsity. GADVASU registrar Harmanjeet Singh Banga told police that teachers of the university told him on June 22 that they have been receiving messages on WhatsApp from an account with his picture, telling them that he is in urgent need of financial assistance and asked them to transfer money online.
The India Meteorological Department on Tuesday fixed bugs and other technical issues in Pune weather live- a mobile based application that provides rainfall updates every 15 minutes. The app developed by IMD was launched last year to provide rainfall updates from 80-90 locations in the distric where machines have been set up to constantly monitor rainfall activity.