Explained: Why you could be booked under Section 188 IPC if found flouting lockdown

lockdown1New Delhi, Mar 24: With most parts of the country under a lockdown, the government has decided to take stringent measures to ensure that it is strictly followed. Under Section 3 of the Epidemic Disease Act of 1897, there are several penalties prescribed for disobeying any regulation.

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J&K govt orders release of former CM, Omar Abdullah

Omar_AbdullahNew Delhi, Mar 24: The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered the release of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah. An order revoking the detention of Abdullah was ordered by the Jammu and Kashmir government a while ago.

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Stop harassing and referring to people from North East as coronavirus: MHA

lockdownNew Delhi, Mar 24: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory to all states to take appropriate action against those persons found harassing people from North East an associating them with the coronavirus.

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On COVID-19, Modi govt wants data sharing with countries and not a blame game

modi-covidNew Delhi, Mar 23: Although there is a blame game on with regard to who spread the coronavirus, the Indian government has decided to take a different approach to the problem.

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Take lockdown seriously, use the law against violators: Centre tells states

lockdown1New Delhi, Mar 23: Upset with the manner in which the states are implementing lockdowns, the Centre has said that this needs to be taken more seriously.

In a directive to all the states, the Centre today said that the lockdowns need to be implemented more seriously. The Centre also advised the states to act legally against those violating the lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

NPR to be postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak: Announcement shortly

npr.jpgNew Delhi, Mar 23: The NPR exercise scheduled to begin from April 1 2020 is likely to be put off in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The matter has been discussed several times over the past week and the government may make an official announcement regarding this in the next couple of days. Further the Home Ministry is also monitoring the situation to decide on whether the Census 2021 exercise should also be postponed or not.

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Squirmed for a bit before going still: The final moments of Nirbhaya’s killers

nirbhaya-killers-tiharNew Delhi, Mar 21: Moments before their hanging, the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case asked the Tihar jail authorities if any court order had come. They were in fact hopeful until the very last minute that their hanging would be stalled.

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Lady who infiltrated Bengal ten years back passed vital govt info to Lashkar

Lashkar-e-Tayiba-1New Delhi, Mar 21: A lady who infiltrated India from Bangladesh ten years back has been arrested for her alleged links with the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.

She has been booked under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The agencies have accused her of recruiting for the Lashkar.

Amidst COVID-19 outbreak, census, NPR likely to be deferred

census-nprNew Delhi, Mar 21: The government is exploring the option of deferring the launch of the census and NPR exercise owing to the coronavirus outbreak. The exercises were to begin from April 1 2020 and the centre would now advise the states to defer the same.

The exercise was to kickoff at Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Meghalaya on April 1.

Nirbhaya: None of the four convicts slept at night

nirbhayaNew Delhi, Mar 20: The convicts in the Nirbhaya case, who were hanged this morning did not express any last wish.

Jail authorities said that they had no last wish, but two had prepared wills.

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