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Migrant labourer Arif Khan shows the blisters on his feet in Agra | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Planes for rich, not even chappals for us — migrants lament as they walk home in UP

Migrant workers returning from cities on foot also allege they were over-charged on state transport buses, and misled and harassed by police.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with police and administration officials at his residence Tuesday (representational image) | Photo: UP Information & Public Relations Department

UP puts 18 districts on alert to trace people who attended Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat event

State administration inspects Markazi Masjid in Lucknow’s Kaiserbagh-Aminabad area and takes 6 foreigners for Covid-19 testing.
Agra Central Jail

This is how prisons across India plan to release and track 34,000 inmates

Decision on prisoners was made after Supreme Court ordered states to consider releasing some inmates on parole to reduce overcrowding because of coronavirus outbreak.  
A Midwife speaks to young mother at a hospital | PTI

India’s healthcare delivery can improve if frontline workers are held accountable: Study

A World Bank, Duke University, UPenn study conducted across 120 gram panchayats in UP shows conducting public meetings can improve healthcare delivery.
A crowd of migrant workers gather around the UPSRTC buses near the Delhi=Ghaziabad border | Photo : Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Stranded & with no jobs due to Covid-19 lockdown, labourers head home on foot, govt buses

There were chaotic scenes at the border points between Delhi and Uttar Pradesh where state buses, arranged by the UP government, waited to carry migrant labourers home.
The report by Vijay Vineet and Manish Mishra in the Jansandesh Times by published on 26 March | By special arrangement

Journalist behind story of Dalits eating grass in Varanasi district gets notice

District administration says report is fabricated, DM Kaushal Raj Sharma says Dalits eating ‘wild pulses’, but journalist stands by story.
A potato farmer and his family in Baghpat collecting their produce in a bag, unsure of what to do with it next. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

How lockdown is disrupting the village economy in UP, one farmer at a time

Their milk can't reach Delhi and sugarcane can't be taken to the mills, farmers in UP's Baghpat district narrate how lockdown has hit them.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offers prayers at a temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday. | Photo: ANI

‘Yogi not listening to PM’: Row over CM attending event to shift Ram Lalla during lockdown

Yogi Adityanath attends an event to shift Lord Ram Lalla within temple site in Ayodhya. Congress calls the move mockery of rules, UP govt says no norms violated.
Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor | Instagram

FIR against Kanika Kapoor wrongly says she tested positive for COVID-19 at Lucknow airport

Lucknow CMO Narendra Agarwal, who had complained against Kapoor, said there was some confusion regarding the information he received about the Bollywood singer.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

Yogi govt announces Rs 1,000 financial aid to daily labourers & free ration to 1.65 cr workers

In view of the coronavirus outbreak, the U.P. government announced aid and free ration to those registered under the Antyodaya Yojana and MNREGA scheme.

On Camera

Is India’s coronavirus lockdown leading to stress in families or strengthening relationships?

The 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus has led to people working from home and thus, spending more time with their families and partners.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.