Night curfew imposed in maximum states to curb the Covid-19, and other news

Apr 07, 2021 8:42 | Poltics

Today's top news in short :  07 Apr 

1. The Allahabad High Court has instructed the Uttar Pradesh government to consider a night curfew situation as the state witnesses a surge in number of coronavirus cases.* The court asked the government to consider vaccination and night curfew of all people.

2. Delhi government has imposed night curfew in the national capital from 10 PM to 5 AM with immediate effect till 30th April.* 

3. There will be no restrictions on traffic movement during night curfew. People can get vaccinated but need to have an e-pass. Owners of ration, general, fruits, vegetables and medical stores will be allowed on e-pass. Print and electronic media personnel will also be allowed to move on e-pass.

4. Buses, metros, autos and taxis will be allowed to ferry only those people who are exempt from night curfew. There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement and transportation of essential and non-essential goods. No separate permission or e-pass will be required for such movements

5. Karnataka bus strike: KSRTC, BMTC buses to stay off road*. The employees of road transport corporations have decided to go on a strike on wage related issues from April 7.

6. Uttar Pradesh Police brings gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to Banda jail* Uttar Pradesh Police brings gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari to Banda jail.

7. All Central government employees aged 45 years and above have been advised to take the vaccination against COVID-19.

8. The lone MLA of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Bihar Raj Kumar Singh has joined the Janata Dal (United). Bihar Assembly Speaker on Tuesday gave the nod for the merger of LJP legislative party having Raj Kumar Singh (in maroon kurta) as the lone MLA into the JD (U).

9.  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi  slammed the government over the Rafale fighter jet deal, saying karma is the ledger of one's action and no one can escape it.*  He said this after a French media report claimed that 1.1 million Euros was paid to a "middleman" by the aircraft manufacturer.

10. Mumbai Beaches To Remain Closed Till April 30 Amid Surge In Covid Cases

11. A Delhi court Tuesday granted bail to former Trinamool Congress (TMC) Parliamentarian KD Singh who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case.

12. The CBI has registered a 'preliminary inquiry' against former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh* -_ who quit his post on Monday after the Bombay High Court ordered a 15-day initial investigation into corruption allegations levelled by ex-Mumbai top cop Param Bir Singh.

13. Akshay Kumar's 'Sooryavanshi' release postponed again amid the rising number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases.* The film also features Ranveer Singh and Ajay Devgn in special appearances.

14. Actor Katrina Kaif on Tuesday said she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is under home quarantine.

15.  Please, release my father", pleaded five-year-old Shragvi, the daughter of a CoBRA commando held hostage by Naxals after an ambush in Chhattisgarh.* The family of Commando Rakeshwar Singh Minhas was in deep shock after the news of the deadly ambush on Saturday and his disappearance broke out. At least 22 security personnel were killed in the attack on the CoBRA battalion of CRPF by the Naxals who claimed that they had abducted Minhas after the ambush.

16. Maoist Madvi Hidma Suspected Behind Attack In Which 22 Soldiers Died In Chhattisgarh. who carries a cash reward of Rs 40 lakh for capture in Chhattisgarh.

17. Last Saturday's operation by security forces was aimed at cornering Hidma, but unfortunately it proved to be a meticulously planned trap that culminated in heavy casualties for the CRPF soldiers and the state police along the border of Sukma and Bijapur districts.

18. Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopters doused forest fires at three places in Uttarakhand on Tuesday* , IAF MI-17 helicopters moved to the Kirti Nagar forest division of Tehri district to control the fires by spraying water collected from Shri Kot dam in buckets with a capacity of 5,000 litres. Forest fires were doused in Bariargadh and Sarkyana in Kirti Nagar range and Khirsu in Pauri district on Tuesday.

19. India on Tuesday recorded the highest one-day spike of COVID-19 cases at 1.07 lakh even as the Centre cautioned that the next four weeks are "very very critical" and sought people's participation to control the second wave of the pandemic.