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Taj Mahal is set to reopen from July 6 with guidelines. Monuments and public places were directed to remain shut to control COVID situation in country. Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel announced that monuments across country can reopen from July 06 with social distancing norms. Move is expected to give boost to tourism in calibrated manner.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on July 03 chaired high level meeting on preparedness to tackle flood situation in different parts of country. Senior officials of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Home Ministry joined the meeting. Floods have adversely affected lives in Assam.
A team of 1st battalion of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescued a person who was trapped under a heavy concrete boulder at Kahilipara, Guwahati. He was admitted to a hospital. The landslide was triggered by the incessant rains. Earlier this month, over 18 people were killed in several landslides in Assam.
Two persons died in massive fire that broke at Oil India's gas well in Assam's Tinsukia on June 9. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams are present at the spot. Flames continue to erupt from the gas well.
Massive fire continues to rage at Oil India's gas well in Assam's Tinsukia on June 10. Fire broke out at the gas well at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia on June 09. Teams of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and fire rangers are present at the spot. Gas was leaking from well since couple of weeks. Well caught fire during clearing operation.
A massive fire broke out at the gas well of Oil India Ltd at Baghjan in Assam's Tinsukia on June 09. "Well is flowing gas uncontrollably," stated Oil India Ltd on June 08. A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is present at the spot to take the situation under control. More details are awaited.
Coal India workers began three-day strike from July 02 against auction of coal blocks to private parties. West Bengal's Asansol Coal workers held protest against it. 41 coal blocks were auctioned by the central government for commercial mining. Coal India trade unions have joined hands to revolt against the decision. Protestors have halted mining and production activities.
A horrific incident came to light where a crocodile was allegedly killed and eaten by some people at Kaladapalli village under Podia block in Odisha's Malkangiri. District Forest Officer Pradeep Mirase said, "Three teams have been formed to investigate the matter."
Sale of liquor began in Odisha amid unlock 2.0 on July 01. Liquor shops reopened after gap of over 3 months in Bhubaneswar amid coronavirus pandemic. Liquor will be sold through both online and offline mediums to customers. Wearing face masks is compulsory while buying alcohol as per government guidelines. There are over 1800 active cases of COVID-19 in Odisha.
The return journey of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra will commence on July 01. The preparations are underway in Puri for the return journey and in view of COVID-19, the temple was also sanitized. The annual chariot festival of Puri, known as 'Rath Yatra' of Lord Jagannath, began on June 23 this year.
A part of Odisha's Nayagarh Sub-Jail has been converted into a vegetable garden. This initiative was begun by Jail Superintendent Umesh Chandra Balbantaray. Nayagarh Sub-Jail is situated hilly area. While speaking to ANI, the Superintendent of Nayagarh Sub-Jail, Umesh Chandra Balbantaray said, "Once a person is convicted he is psychologically affected. If they are engaged at jail garden, they will get some incentive." "That incentive will be deposited in their savings account in the local post office. Their family members will be benefitted through this account," he added. "After the convicts are released, they will be at a stage where they will be capable to work or earn," the Jail Superintendent further stated.
The sale of mangoes dipped due to coronavirus epidemic in Bhubaneswar and business of mango traders have affected a lot due to it. One of the mango traders said, "Our business has dropped upto 75 percent and even farmers are facing a lot of problems. Price is same as last year but sales have dropped. People have no money to buy mangoes." Over 1800 active cases of coronavirus have been reported in Odisha till now.
Celebrating the National Doctor's day in the state, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 108 medical institute buildings through video conferencing. Chief..