Baseer Ahmed Khan, Advisor to Lieutenant Governor of J-K informed that all parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir will reopen for the public from tomorrow i.e. July 08. He said, "All parks and gardens in Jammu and Kashmir will reopen for the public from tomorrow. I appeal to people to take all precautions including wearing masks, using sanitisers and maintaining social distancing. The entry points of parks and gardens will have the arrangements of thermal screening."
The price of vegetables has raised the graph in Chhattisgarh and Jammu and Kashmir. Not only has the rain affected the supply and sale of vegetables but the ongoing Corona issue has also stayed the people to purchase vegetables from outside.
The Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers are on high alert at the international border with Pakistan in Jammu region. The soldiers are doing their routine patrolling with promptness to stop any infiltration activity from the Pakistani side. The neighbouring country continuously tries to infiltrate the terrorists inside Indian borders. Irrespective of seasons, these BSF soldiers guard the borders for the country by risking their lives. They are vigilant about any activity in the air, on the ground and also underground tunnels. BSF Jawans say they are alert 24x7 and 365 days to guard the borders and are ready for any challenge. The BSF Jawans are also vigilant about the drones as Pakistan has attempted many unsuccessful bids using drones for the infiltration and spying into Indian territory. A Pakistani drone, loaded with a sophisticated rifle and some grenades, was shot down by the BSF along the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on June 21. Pakistan is also sending illegal consignments of narcotics and drugs and is also indulged in infiltrating terrorist ranks.
A batch of 250 residents of Jammu and Kashmir returned from Pakistan on June 25 via the Attari-Wagah border. Shivraj Singh Bal, SDM, Amritsar-2, said, "748 Indians have registered themselves to return to the country out of which 250 people of J and K are returning today." "There are around 400 passengers of J and K, and they will be sent directly to Lakhanpur from Attari and they will be further quarantined in the state only," the SDM added.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on June 21 celebrated International Yoga Day by performing various Asanas. This was the sixth edition of International Yoga Day. The CRPF personnel also maintained the social distancing while performing Yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched World Yoga Day at United General Assembly in 2014.
In a bid to ward off hunger woes, various individuals and organisations across the country have been distributing food and grocery items to the needy since the Prime Minster has imposed nationwide lockdown. One among them is Aligarh based Manav Upkaar kitchen who has eliminated all social and cultural woes and proved that humanity is above all castes and religions. The kitchen is distributing food to people regardless of their caste, community, religion or social background. Started in the year 2000, the organisation was founded the people from all religious backgrounds with a motive to feed the hungry and serve the cause. The term Manav Upkaar translates to "benefit of the humankind" and therefore this organisation tries to help as many citizens as possible regardless of their socio-cultural backgrounds in various ways. They even perform the last rites of unclaimed bodies as the religion of the deceased to pass on the message that 'Service to Humanity is Service to God'. Currently, the organisation has 900 members who are working day and night to help the needy amid the nationwide lockdown and provide them with two square meals. They even distribute Sevai during Eid and Halwa during Hanuman Jayanti in order to honour the beliefs of every religious community.Their act is not just a wonderful example of humanity but also showcases the harmonious coexistence of different faiths in the country.
Nakhoda Masjid will reopen in Kolkata on June 8 for devotees. Gathering was not witnessed even during Eid in the mosque due to coronavirus-induced lockdown. Nakhoda Masjid will reopen according to MHA's guidelines.
The streets of Vattayal locality in Kerala's Alappuzha district were lying almost barren this Eid-ul-Fitr due to coronavirus lockdown. As Muslims in the area didn't go for any grand celebrations this year adhering to lockdown norms, they chose to pass on the hat for the noble cause which was also joined by their Hindu and Christian neighbours and fully supported by Valiyakulam Juma Masjid. These people, belonging to different faiths got united to collect money for the surgery of a 36-year-old man, Mohammed Rafi, whose both kidneys have failed, thereby spreading a message of communal harmony along with generosity on Eid. On the festive day, this group of samaritans visited every household in order to seek donation for Rafi for whose surgery around 25 lakhs are required.Rising above religious lines, the locals too gave them a warm welcome and donated whole heartedly. There were many who even cancelled their plans to buy costly dresses and have lavish meals on Eid to contribute for this noble cause. Eid that has always been a grand affair for the Muslims, was observed in a very sombre way this year, amid Coronavirus outbreak. But the way few people turned it into a noble affair like those in Alappuzha, made it even more meaningful.
Epitomising communal harmony, the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board was working overnight to provide sehri and Iftari to around 500 Muslims quarantined at Aashirwad Bhawan in Katra. Sehri is a small meal taken before the sunrise while iftari is taken after the fast ends at the sunset during the holy month of Ramadan. The shrine even did special arrangements for the Muslims on the occasion of Eid that celebrates the end of holy month of fasting with large meals and other festivities. The migrant labourers have come to Jammu and Kashmir from different parts of the country in special Shramik trains and buses to Udhampur town which is about 40 kms from Katra, where they are staying. The shrine board has spent around Rs 80 lakh on providing food to the needy since March 20 in various quarantine centres at Katra. It has also spent around Rs 1.5 crore in aiding the Covid-19 response. The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine is one of the most revered Hindu shrines and is also the second richest after Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams in India. All facilities of the shrine board in Katra are well maintained and pilgrims from across the country prefer them over hotels for their cleanliness, hygienic food, comfortable bedding and hospitable staff.
A complaint has been filed against several people in Rajasthan's Ajmer on May 27. They were found offering namaz (prayers) inside a dargah on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on May 25. Ajmer Police registered compliant against them at Dargah Police Station. The large congregations were prohibited this year on Eid due to COVID-19 outbreak. 7536 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in Rajasthan so far.
The Indian Army is running a free school for children of Kashmir valley's Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir amid the coronavirus lockdown. The majority of children belong to nomadic tribes Gujjars and Bakerwals in the district. A girl student, Ifrat who belong to Udhampur, said "As schools are closed due to coronavirus lockdown, Indian Army has started free school for us. They are teaching us three subjects, English, Math and Urdu respectively. Social distancing is also being maintained here."
A woman was killed in Jammu and Kashmir's Lanjote village in Poonch on July 7 after heavy selling by Pakistan. Another person has also been seriously injured in the incident. The injured person has been shifted in Government Medical College, Rajouri and is undergoing treatment. Further details are awaited.
Two people were arrested in a drug peddling case in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba on July 07. A large consignment of intoxicants was recovered by the police. Police also recovered capsules, and a case has been registered. Samba DSP, Tilak Raj Bhardwaj said, "The consignment was going from Gurgaon to Kashmir, the truck was carrying 5,760 bottles of Corex and 38,160 capsules were recovered. 2 have been arrested in the case."
A woman football player, Suhaira Ashraf, has opened a football academy to train junior players in Srinagar. She said, "I am imparting training to both boys and girls in my academy." Several football enthusiasts have joined the academy to pursue their dreams.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Kuldeep Oraon lost his life in encounter with terrorists in Srinagar's Malbagh on July 03. Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren and Governor Draupadi Murmu paid tribute to braveheart.
Indian Army organised a tour for school students in Srinagar under outdoor classroom learning experience. The visit was named as 'Know Your Army' tour. The students of Army Goodwill School (AGS) Hanzik visited JAK LI Regimental Centre. The tour was organised to develop interests and abilities of students with an aim to broaden the horizon of learning and break the monotonous schedule amid COVID-19 pandemic. Around 93 students participated in the tour. The students were shown a movie on history of rising of the centre and its gallantry achievements. This tour helped in expansion of outlook among students and developed a great understanding of functioning of Indian Army. Such opportunities assist in building social experience and holistic development of personality of students.
India reported a spike of 22,752 new cases of COVID-19 and 482 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of positive cases stand at 7,42,417 including 2,64,944 active cases, 4,56,831 cured/discharged/migrated across the country. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 20,642 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus in the nation so far. According to Indian Council of Medical Research, 2.62 lakh samples were tested on July 07.
With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 case count crossed seven lakh on Tuesday while 467 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry, the total count of cases reached 7,19,665 on Tuesday and the death toll has gone up to 20,160. Of the total count of cases, 2,59,557 are active cases and 4,39,948 patients have been cured/discharged/migrated. The total count has increased from six to seven lakh in five days. The Health Ministry said that the number of recovered patients reached 4,39,947 today and the number was 1,80,390 more than the active cases. India's recovery rate has gone up to 61.13 per cent. Maharashtra continued to remain the worst-affected state, 5134 new positive cases and 224 deaths were reported on July 07. Tamil Nadu, being second in the tally, reported 3616 fresh COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths today. 2008 new COVID-19 positive cases and 50 deaths were reported in Delhi. The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 2,41,430 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 6 which has taken the total number of samples tested till Monday to 1,02,11,092.
India's COVID-19 tally neared the 7 lakh mark with 6,97,413 cases after 24,248 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per the Health Ministry, there are 2,53,287 active cases in the country while 4,24,432 patients have been cured or discharged. 425 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in the country due to COVID19, taking the number of patients succumbing to the deadly virus to 19,693. As per the Health Ministry, Maharashtra continues to be the most impacted state from the infection with 2,06,619 cases and 8,822 fatalities due to the virus. Tamil Nadu in second place has a total of 1,11,151 cases and 1,510 fatalities. The national capital's COVID-19 cases are also nearing the 1- lakh mark with 99,444 coronavirus cases and 3,067 deaths. The total number of samples tested up to July 5 is 99,69,662 of which 1,80,596 samples were tested yesterday, informed the Indian Council of Medical Research on Monday.
On July 04, India reported 442 deaths and highest single-day spike of 22,771 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, positive cases stand at 6,48,315 including 2,35,433 active cases, 3,94,227 cured/discharged/migrated and 18,655 deaths. As per the Government of India, the recovery rate has further improved to 60.80 percent. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 95.48 percent : 4.52 percent now. The total number of samples tested up to July 03 is 95,40,132 of which 2,42,383 samples were tested yesterday, informed the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
On the first Monday of the auspicious 'Sawan' month, devotees on July 6 offered prayers from outside Pahari Mandir in Ranchi. The portals of Pahari Mandir remain closed for the devotees amid COVID-19..