Row over spray of chemicals on migrants in UP

NEW DELHI: A row erupted on Monday after a video showed some officials in UP’s Bareilly district spraying chemicals on migrants who were returning to their villages from Delhi and Noida. Reacting to the video, the district magistrate of Bareilly, Nitish Kumar, assured action against erring “over-eager” officials who were […]

Lockdown: Non-availability of labour hits supplies

NEW DELHI: Seeking to contain mass spread of the deadly coronavirus, several states on Monday effectively sealed their borders to stop movement of migrant workers rendered jobless due to a nationwide lockdown, but FMCG firms flagged non-availability of trucks and labour as a major challenge in ensuring supply of essential […]

DM transferred after UP CM visits corona hotspot

NOIDA: In a major development, Gautam Buddh Nagar district magistrate BN Singh has been transferred after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath visited the Covid-19 hotspot in state on Monday. Suhas LY will be new DM, said Uttar Pradesh chief secretary R K Tiwari. A departmental action has been ordered […]

Ensure cash ahead of salary day rush, banks told

NEW DELHI: With salary day drawing near, the finance ministry has asked public sector banks to ensure enough cash to meet the heightened demand across the country amid the 21-day lockdown triggered by the coronavirus outbreak. Bank branches have been asked to remain open for facilitating withdrawal of money to […]

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