Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has organized a fitness camp for sportspersons in Srinagar. The camp has been organized in the amid COVID-19 pandemic with precautions, to get sportspersons back in shape. CRPF has provided basic facilities and infrastructure for the camp. The 21-day camp has been organized with collaboration of an NGO 'Sunrise in Kashmir'. "Due to COVID-19 pandemic we all were staying at home and didn't have any platform for practice. The indoor stadium has also been transfer into COVID facility. We didn't have any equipment to practice, the camp is beneficial for ours physical and mental fitness too," said Munaza Gazi, a Wushu player. "CRPF's Srinagar sector has helped us a lot. We didn't have resources to organize the camp. So they helped us in every possible way," said Afreen Hyder, member of 'Sunrise in Kashmir' NGO. CRPF aims to channelize youth towards sports in the Valley.
In wake of rising COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in 11 districts. These 11 districts include Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Udaipur, Sikar, Pali and Nagaur. Section 144 was imposed to curtail the spread of the virus. Section 144 prohibits gathering of four or more people
As Ganesh Chaturthi is approaching, an artist from Jodhpur is making eco-friendly Ganesha idols in Punjab's Mohali. Organic colours have been used in the making of idols. Keeping in view the coronavirus spread, he said, "These idols can be dissolved in tub filled with water after puja. People can worship Ganesha at their houses as there won't be large gathering due to COVID-19."
11 members of a family, who migrated from Pakistan, were found dead in Rajasthan's Jodhpur on August 09. Local administration rushed to the spot for the investigation. "According to the prima facie evidence, deceased family are Pakistani Hindu. They came to Jodhpur from Pakistan some time ago," said Jodhpur DM Indrajeet Singh.
Several people gathered and blocked National Highway 8 near Dungarpur in Rajasthan on September 24. They were protesting over 2018 teachers' recruitment issue. Protestors pelted stones on police personnel as part of their demonstration. Several police personnel were injured and few were admitted to the hospital. They are demanding recruitment of reserved category candidates on vacant unreserved positions for teachers since 2018.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 19 said that West Bengal government did not share data of returning migrant labourers with the Centre and no district of the state could be included as a beneficiary under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan (PMGKRA). She was answering a query by Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Lok Sabha. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated PMGKRA for migrant labourers who came back to their villages during the coronavirus-induced lockdown. This scheme was introduced on June 20 this year and will be effective for 125 days. The minister said 116 districts spread across six states - Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are benefiting from this scheme. The selection of the districts was made on the basis of the return of at least 25,000 migrant labourers to the concerned districts by May 30. After the launch of PMGKRA, there were demands from Tripura and Chhattisgarh to include more districts but it was not entertained. In the case of West Bengal, there was no data shared by the state government then how could the districts of the state be included in the scheme," said Sitharaman.