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.
Monsoon has knocked over most of the states of the country. Parts of Hyderabad received pleasant rain on June 29. Rains also lashed Uttarakhand's Dehradun. India Meteorological Department has predicted "rain or thunderstorm or duststorm" in the city today. Patna also witnessed monsoon rains which dipped the temperature of city. Meanwhile, Bihar continued to reel under heavy rainfall which has created waterlogging in several parts. West Bengal's Asansol witnessed waterlogged roads after heavy rainfall in the city.
Congress workers sanitized and cleaned the district hospital in West Bengal's Asansol amid COVID-19 pandemic. The cleanliness drive was conducted by party workers on June 21. They will further conduct such drives at other places in the city keeping in mind the coronavirus situation. There are 5126 active cases of coronavirus in West Bengal.
: A pregnant woman died while delivering baby on a wheel chair in West Bengal's Asansol. The husband of the deceased alleged that his wife died due to medical negligence at the district hospital. According to the father, the newborn is also in critical condition.
In a bid to combat COVID-19, quarantine facilities will be set up at Eden Gardens for police personnel. "In a meeting with between Kolkata Police and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) officials, it has been decided that quarantine facilities will be set up at Eden Gardens. E, F, G and H blocks would initially be used for setting up of the same," said Cricket Association of Bengal president Avishek Dalmiya. West Bengal has 8,881 active cases of coronavirus.
Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Siliguri in West Bengal on July 11. Several parts of the city were waterlogged with jammed drainages following on the road. The heavy rainfall caused difficulties in commuting. The residents demanded administration to take steps to solve the problem.
Jewellery shop owners in Surat are incurring losses as gold artisans have returned to their native places due to COVID-19. Vijay Mangukiya, Secretary, Surat Jewellery Association said, "Around 70% of artisans have left in COVID fear.""Most of these artisans are from West Bengal. Our expenses are fixed but income has reduced as there is shortage of labour as well as less demand for gold. The condition has become so worst that we are unable to survive," Vijay Mangukiya added. In the times of pandemic the demand of gold has also gone down.
West Bengal Government expanded the areas under lockdown and imposed tougher restrictions from today (July 09) at 05:00 pm. Move was taken in view of rising coronavirus cases in state. Containment and buffer zones have been combined into a 'broad-based' containment zone. Tally of active COVID-19 cases has touched 7705 in West Bengal till July 09.
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