With the latest casualties, five soldiers have been killed in the exchange of fire with the terrorists, who had attempted to cross over to the Indian side, in Keran sector of north Kashmir.
Around 28,000 temporary shelters and 19,500 food camps run by various state governments, NGOs, employers and the industry are taking care of the basic needs of migrant workers and the homeless during the ongoing lockdown, the home ministry said on Sunday. 13.6 lakh workers are being provided food and shelter by their employers and industries.
The officers said the approach is to have fewer “dedicated offensives” against the Left-wing extremists based on specific intelligence inputs.
The coastal district of Ganjam on Sunday made it compulsory for people out on the streets to wear masks as part of the preventive measures to fight against deadly coronavirus disease, which has claimed 83 lives and affected more than 3200 people across the country.
India is considering a request by President Trump to relax the ban on export of hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug which, as Trump has claimed in the past, can help treat Covid-19 patients. Mentioning his conversation with PM Modi on Saturday, Trump had said India was giving “serious consideration’’ to supply the drug to the US.
Congress leader Gopal Roy had filed a complaint against Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, accusing him of spreading fake information regarding the spread of coronavirus.
Scientists at the University of Maryland found in laboratory experiments that the masks “significantly” reduced the amounts of airborne viruses from infected patients.