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Unlock 4: Metro to run from Sep 7, schools & colleges to remain closed

Unlock 4: Metro to run from Sep 7, schools & colleges to remain closed

New Delhi, Aug 29 (UNI) Come September 7, the Metro Rail network, which had to down the shutters on it's services across the country nearly five months ago, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, will again run on the tracks, while the schools and colleges to remain closed till September 30, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Saturday, while issuing the Unlock 4 guidelines.
According to the Unlock 4 norms, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA) and the Ministry of Railways (MoR), in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), will issue a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the operation of Metro services.
After extensive consultation with the States and Union Territories (UTs), it has been decided that Schools, Colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed for the students and regular class activity up to September 30.
Online or distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
The new guidelines, however, allowed from September 21 certain activities outside the ‘Containment Zones’ that the States/ UTs may permit up to 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff to be called to the schools at a time for online teaching/ tele-counselling and related work.
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New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) The Congress on Thursday hit-out at the BJP over their president's jibe at Rahul Gandhi over Pakistan this morning and further asked as to why all of a sudden it quoted what was going on in Pakistan that too during the time of Bihar polls.

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Small screen's Duryodhan comes out with movie on Palghar lynching

29 Oct 2020 | 11:50 PM

New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) Versatile actor Punit Issar, who epitomised Duryodhana in the epic 'Mahabharata,' on Thursday came out with a movie, inspired by the lynching of two Sadhus at Maharashtra's Palghar town in April, 2020.

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Army Aviation deployed in J&K wins annual flight safety trophy

29 Oct 2020 | 11:04 PM

New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) An Army Aviation deployed in Jammu & Kashmir was awarded with Chief of Army Staff Flight Safety Trophy on Thursday.

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Railways launches 'Operation Meri Saheli' for focused action on security of women travelling in trains

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29 Oct 2020 | 11:00 PM

New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) Indian Railways has launched “Meri Saheli” initiative for focused action on security of women across all zones with an objective to provide safety and security to lady passengers travelling by trains for their entire journey from starting station to destination station, the Ministry of Railways said on Thursday.

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Govt bans export of onions

Govt bans export of onions

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