NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the welfare measures undertaken by the BJP during the nationwide Covid-19-induced lockdown as seven state units of the party gave a presentation of their work at a video conference. Reviewing the relief work done by the party's Bihar unit during the 'Seva Hi Sangathan' meet, Modi said that some believed that Covid-19 will spread more in east India due to high poverty, but people proved it wrong. Praising the work of the BJP's Rajasthan unit during the lockdown, he said this shows as to how a party can play a "constructive role" whether it is in power or in opposition during a crisis. The Congress is in power in Rajasthan. To
NEW DELHI: The Centre on Monday issued guidelines for Unlock 2.0. As per the new guidelines schools and colleges will remain closed till July 31. International air travel, except as allowed by MHA, will also remain barred. Metro services, cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, theatres, bars, social and religious gatherings to remain barred.
CHANDIGARH: Public bus services will resume from May 20 on select routes within Punjab, transport minister Razia Sultana said on Monday as the nationwide Covid-19-induced lockdown entered its fourth phase. She said that buses will be run at 50 per cent occupancy. The Punjab government's move to resume public transport services came after the Centre allowed states to run buses in non-containment zones. Curfew restrictions in Punjab were lifted on Monday while lockdown has been imposed till May 31. To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, some states had imposed further curfew restrictions, besides prohibitory orders issued under the nationwide lockdown enforced by the Centre since March 25. “We will resume bus services from Wednesday” and at 50 per