Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on November 19 informed that the national capital's government has decided that registration of construction workers (for government schemes) will be done through door-step delivery. "It has now been decided that registration of construction workers (for govt schemes) will be done through door-step delivery. The service begins today on '1076' helpline. No construction worker will have to stand in long queues at govt offices now," he said. "They can dial the number, say that they're construction workers in Delhi and want to get registered for govt schemes. A govt executive will go to his home at a time suitable to the worker, documents will be uploaded there. It'll be approved online and he'll receive SMS," he added.
Delhi government on Wednesday said that it has no intention of imposing another lockdown in the national capital. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that lockdown is not a solution in the fight against Covid-19. Sisodia's statement came in wake of speculation of a reimposition of lockdown in Delhi. Earlier, Delhi Health Minister also informed that there will be no lockdown in the city. Satyendar Jain, however, added that 'local restrictions' are likely at some places. On Tuesday, CM Arvind Kejriwal had written to Centre seeking power to shut some markets areas. Experts have blamed the current surge in the number of cases on people crowding in markets. The national capital has witnessed a spurt in coronavirus cases since October end. Last week, daily rise crossed 8,000-mark while the city recorded highest deaths in 5 months.
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As farmers continue their march to Delhi against new farm laws, All India Secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Mohini Mohan Mishra on November 27 said if government has brought laws to support farmers, we welcome it, however, there are drawbacks in the new farm laws. "Nearly 25,000 farmers had sent proposal to the PM. The laws have been made for traders saying they'll eventually benefit farmers," he added.
Thousands of protesting Indian farmers scuffled with police on Friday during a march to the capital, Delhi, against new laws liberalizing procurement that they say will leave them vulnerable to big companies.
Police removed barricades at Shambhu border between Haryana and Punjab on Nov 27 after farmers were allowed to enter Delhi. Ambala SP, Rajesh Kalia said, "Nobody will be stopped, commuters can travel with ease." Farmers have staged 'Dilli Chalo' protest march due to new agricultural laws.
Cyber criminals are increasingly targeting consumers who have been shopping online amid the Covid-19 pandemic. In this latest episode of In Focus, Hindustan Times’ Senior Editor Aditi Prasad speaks with Shibabrata Bhaumik, Founder and CEO of PayQ and Abheek Dutta, Senior Vice President, The Henson Group about how consumers can stay safe while doing online shopping and what precautionary measures should they take to ensure their devices and networks are secure. Watch the full video for more details.
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The seismic change in how we live our lives and use of the Internet has prompted a proliferation of e-crimes. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, many of us have converted a part of our home into a workplace. We are connecting to global servers and downloading data from our home networks. In this latest episode of In Focus, Hindustan Times’ Senior Editor speaks with Shibabrata Bhaumik, Founder and CEO of PayQ and Abheek Dutta, Senior Vice President, The Henson Group about how cyber crooks are capitalizing on anxieties and fears triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the full video for more details.
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In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks to author and political scientist Vinay Sitapati about his book ‘Jugalbandi: The BJP Before Modi’. The book explains Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP’s dominance in Indian politics, partnership of its founding leaders Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani, RSS & Vajpayee-Kaul relationship, how Modi-Shah differ from Vajpayee-Advani and more. Watch the full video for more details.
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