According to a notice issued by the additional district magistrate office of South Delhi, wearing masks in all public areas is now mandatory and a fine of ₹500 will be imposed on the violators.
As the national capital is seeing a sharp rise in the number of daily Covid-19 cases, the Delhi government reiterated that wearing masks in public places is mandatory and a fine of ₹500 is to be imposed on violators. According to a notice issued by the additional district magistrate office of South Delhi, wearing masks in all public areas is now mandatory and a fine of ₹500 will be imposed on the violators. The rule, however, is not applicable for persons travelling in a private four-wheeler vehicle.
On Wednesday, Delhi reported 8 deaths which was the highest in around 180 days and 2,146 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 17.83%. The fatality was highest after February 13, when 12 deaths were reported. The rise in Covid cases has been steady in Delhi with 2,495 cases reported on Tuesday.
In April, the Delhi government lifted the mask mandate but both masks and the violation fine were brought back within weeks as Delhi started witnessing a spike in the number of Covid cases. However, people have become lax in maintaining Covid-appropriate behaviour in public places.
In the first Cabinet meeting after taking oath on Wednesday, chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, decided to convene the Bihar assembly session on August 24 to seek trust vote. The session was delayed as speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha refused to quit and promoted ruling alliance to move a no-confidence motion. Former speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary said it will be taken first on the day the House convenes.
Two young men were stabbed during a Muharram procession at the Mallasamudra village in Karnataka’s Gadag on Tuesday, according to reports. The injured have been identified as Tousif Hosamani and Mushtaq Hosamani. One of the two young men is battling for his life. Both are being treated at the Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital. Police have registered a case against six men in the incident.
The Campus Front of India has objected to a ‘Bharat Mata pooja’ scheduled to be held today at a university in Mangaluru – one of the areas at the heart of the hijab ban in Karnataka – and wanted to know why the university had allowed a pooja with a poster holding up a saffron flag instead of the tricolour, news agency PTI reported.
A cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu on Thursday led to a house collapse in which a woman and A 55-year-old woman, Chavelu Devi’s granddaughter died, while 10 shops were washed away and three vehicles were damaged in the district. The director of the State Disaster Management Authority, Sudesh Mokta said rains during the past 24 hours have disrupted life in the district. The heavy rain also damaged electricity infrastructure in the area. In Mandi district, national highway 21 was blocked after a landslide on Thursday morning.
A team of CBI officials reached Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondol’s house in West Bengal’s Birbhum district on Thursday morning to question him in connection with the multi-crore cattle smuggling scam. Mondol had earlier skipped summons from the agency at least 10 times citing health conditions. The hospital authorities, however, didn’t admit him citing his ailments were chronic in nature. Mondol returned to Birbhum the same day. Mondol, however, skipped it.