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Haryana asks private schools not to ask for fees till lockdown is over


Haryana Government has directed all private schools across the state to not pressurize the parents of the students to deposit any type of fees until the lockdown period is over, thus banning all types of fee collection with immediate effect.

Giving information about this, an official spokesperson of the Haryana School Education Department said that the Department has directed all the District Education Officers and District Primary Education Officers of the state to the private schools belonging to their respective areas aware about the directions of the State Government.

He said that it has been said in the directions that all educational institutions across the state have been closed till further orders with a view to preventing the spread COVID-19, however, it has come to the notice of the Directorate that some private schools are pressurizing the parents of the students to deposit the fees immediately so, the State Government has banned all types of fees with immediate effect. The fees will be collected only after the situation is normal and the schools re-open, he added.

He said that the Department has also directed all District Education Officers to ensure the above orders of the Government are firmly adhered to.


Ghaziabad: GDA sets up community kitchen; sanitises Indirapuram, RNE, Crossings and other colonies


Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has set up a community kitchen to feed the stranded persons and labour workforce in this hour of crisis. The community kitchen has been set up at Swarnjayantipuram (Madhuban Bapudham) where the GDA also undertook a comprehensive sanitization programme, said a media communication. The sanitization was carried out in Pocket C group housing and in Pocket B in LIG and EWS flats. The GDA is also undertaking sanitization at Raj Nagar Extension, Indirapuram and Crossings Republik.

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Ghaziabad Municipal Commissioner donates to CM Distress Relief Fund; makes appeal to others for same

Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh

Ghaziabad Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh has donated Rs 21,000 to Uttar Pradesh CM Distress Relief Fund set up to help people in wake of corona virus. Singh also appealed to all officials and employees of the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam as well as public to donate to the noble cause according to one’s capacity.

The account no is: Central Bank of India, Branch CBI Cantt Road, Lucknow, Account No 1378820696, IFSC CBINO281571, Branch code 281571.

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G’bad: GNN, Sewa Bharti and other organisations helping to feed the needy


In its efforts towards feeding the daily wagers and labour class that have been left with no work the Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) is making an outreach to feed such persons along with selected organisations like Sewa Bharti, an RSS affiliate. The GNN has its own community kitchen near Holy Child Intersection. Today, along with 21 chosen organisations including NGOs and Sewa Bharti that contributed 28,000 food packets—all  were handed over to the GNN zonal staff for further distribution during day and night.

Municipal Commissioner, Dinesh Chandra Singh himself chipped in for checking of and packing food items and their distribution to small children and labourers and others who had temporary lost their occupations.

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PM interacts with CMs to bolster efforts to tackle COVID-19


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today interacted with Chief Ministers of states via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19.

Prime Minister thanked the states for supporting the decision of lockdown due to which India has achieved some success in limiting the spread of COVID-19. He praised how all the States have worked together as a team to check the spread of the virus. He however forewarned that the global situation remains far from satisfactory and informed about speculations of a possible second wave of spread of the virus in some countries.

The PM outlined that the common goal for the country is to ensure minimum loss of life. In the next few weeks, testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine should remain the areas of focus. He highlighted the necessity of maintaining supply of essential medical products, availability of raw material for manufacture of medicines and medical equipment. He said it is necessary to ensure availability of separate, dedicated hospital facilities for COVID-19 patients. To increase the availability of doctors, he asked the States to tap into the resource pool of AYUSH doctors, organize online training and utilize para-medical staff, NCC and NSS volunteers.

Underscoring the importance of coordinated action and the need to avoid overlaps in efforts of stakeholders, Prime Minister talked about the need of setting up Crisis Management Groups at district level and appointment of District Surveillance Officers. He said that data must be taken from the accredited labs for testing – this will ensure congruence in data of district, state and centre. He said it is necessary to ensure staggered release of funds to the beneficiaries under PM Garib Kalyan Yojana to avoid crowding at banks.

Prime Minister said that considering that this is the time to harvest crops, the government has given some relaxation from lockdown but it is necessary to continuously monitor and maintain social distancing as much as possible. He asked the states to think of other platforms for procuring grains apart from APMC, and explore the possibility of creating pooling platforms for rural areas, like that in ride sharing apps, which can be used for this purpose.

The Chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister for his leadership, continuous guidance and support in this time of crisis. They appreciated the Prime Minister for taking the bold and timely decision of Lockdown which has helped check the spread of the virus in the country. They mentioned their efforts of maintaining social distancing, tracking suspect cases, identifying and quarantining suspect cases arising from Nizamuddin Markaz, containing community transmission, boosting up of medical infrastructure, strengthening medical workforce, provision of tele-medicine, provision of mental health counselling, distribution of food and other essentials to those in need and taking care of migrant workers. The States spoke about the importance of mobilising resources, financial as well as medical, to mitigate the crisis.

Prime Minister thanked the Chief Ministers for their suggestions and also for apprising about the situation on the ground. He said it is imperative to work on war footing, identify hotspots of the virus, encircle them and ensure that the virus does-not spread out. He said that it is pertinent to maintain peace and law & order across the country.  He added that COVID-19 has attacked our faith and belief and is threatening our way of life. He appealed to the leaders to reach out to community leaders and social welfare organizations at state, district, town and block levels to build up a united front based on community-approach in the battle against the pandemic.

Prime Minister said that it is important to formulate a common exit strategy to ensure staggered re-emergence of the population once Lockdown ends. He asked the States to brainstorm and send suggestions for the exit strategy. He reiterated the importance of social distancing in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Union Home Minister talked about the need to implement lockdown more strictly in some states and the importance of effective district level implementation of the guidelines issued by the Centre.

Union Health Secretary apprised the dignitaries of the rise in number of cases in India, spread of cases from Nizamuddin Markaz, preparations to tackle medical cases arising out of further spread of the virus and need to break transmission chain in the districts with high number of confirmed cases.

Union Defence Minister, Health Minister, Principal Secretary, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary and DG ICMR also participated in the interaction. Along with the Chief Ministers, the Home Minister, Health Minister, Chief Secretary, Home Secretary and Health Secretary of the respective states also attended the video conference.


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G’bad Nagar Nigam carries out sanitisation in different wards


Ghaziabad Nagar Nigam (GNN) claims to be continuously sanitising several areas of the city—especially where corona positive cases are being reported. In line with this GNN teams of Vasundhara Zone sanitised several wards namely 41, 72, 77, 89, 61, 54, 74, 43 and 76. The GNN teams are also cleaning up garbage from the wards twice daily, as per a press communication from Municipal Commissioner’s office. In Mohan Nagar Zone also several wards namely 83 and 85 were sanitized. Under Vijay Nagar Zone, ward nos 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 14, 15, 23, 25, 26, 27, 35, 48, 51, 55 and 58 were sanitised.

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Ghaziabad: Sewa Bharti feeds needy, distributes rations to several poor families


In view of country-wide lockdown that has disrupted the daily livelihoods of several daily wage earners, ‘Sewa Bharti’, an arm of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh has come out to help such people in this time of distress. According to Mahanagar Mantri of Sewa Bharti, Rajesh Garg since the last several days teams of Sewa Bharti are active in Ghaziabad and are reaching out to the needy as per the need. One of the main tasks that has been undertaken is feeding the needy. The 24 X 7 helpline of Sewa Bharti 9136207474 is receiving several calls from different areas of the cities and food is delivered to such areas accordingly. The food is being cooked through several ‘Annapurna Kitchens’ and additionally packets of food ingredients such as flour, rice, pulses, spices, oil, salt etc are also being prepared.

At least 350 volunteers of Sewa Bharti distributed food packets in areas such as Raj Nagar Extension, Nand Gram, Patel Nagar, Vijay Nagar, Lal Kuan and RDC wherein 10318 such food packets and 87 quintals of food ingredients were distributed today. AT least 780 families received rations through these efforts. The volunteers are also helping by donating money in a big way, it was informed.

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Delhi Police, South Dist. launches 40 bikes as COVID-19 patrol vehicles


In a unique way of its own Delhi Police has started a COVID-19 awareness campaign through bikes. This is being done to adopt strict social distancing and isolation measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 and implementation of the order of lockdown in the whole of territorial jurisdiction of NCT of Delhi up to April 14, various initiatives have been taken to break the chain of spread of this disease. Delhi Police is spreading awareness in Delhi to deal with the enormous challenge COVID-19 presents and also taking preventive measures to ensure lockdown.

Forty motorcycles have been launched in South District to spread awareness amongst the public about COVID-19 through bike patrolling and announcements for seeking cooperation of the citizens in complying with the prohibitory orders and informing them that any violation will be dealt with legally. These bikes have been tasked especially to enforce the directions issued by the administration about COVID-19. Under this initiative: regular mobile patrolling will be conducted in the area and announcements will be made continuously to advise and warn the people to follow the lock down and remain at home and to ensure personal hygiene; strict checking shall be done by these bikes at the border pickets, roads & inside the streets within the city in every police station area to ensure that no gathering or movement takes place in contravention of the prohibitory order; the patrolling motorcycles will check the unnecessary movement of people, who, if found on the road and will be sent to nearby shelter homes; suspicious vehicles (trucks, tempos, tankers etc.) will be checked properly by these motorcycles to ensure that the vehicles are not violating any laws/rules; permanent markings will be ensured near fair shops, grocery shops, vegetables shops, milk kiosks, ATMs, Banks etc. where citizens may be present to ensure maintenance of social distancing in the area; and, these motorcycles staff will also gather intelligence and keep a regular check on the movement of violators and criminals.

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In Ghaziabad, UP CM visits corona positive patients; directs officials to step up surveillance & sanitisation


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath today visited Ghaziabad where he took stock of quarantine and isolation wards at Santosh Medical College near Purana Bus Adda. The CM also urged the senior district officials to work together as a team to fight the corona pandemic.

The CM said that to fight the pandemic it was of utmost importance to have proper surveillance in place and asked the officials to ensure it. He said that wherever corona positive patients are being found the officials should immediately take proper steps to sanitise the area or colonies as per the sets standards.

The CM also interacted with corona positive admitted patients at the hospital and wished them a speedy recovery.

Senior officials including DM Ajay Shankar Pandey, Municipal Commissioner Dinesh Chandra Singh, SSP Kalanidhi Naithani, CMO Dr NK Gupta, among others were present during the CM’s visit.

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Gurugram: GMCBL lends a helping hand to vulnerable sections and needy


Amidst the corona virus health emergency crisis that has gripped the country, the team of Gurugram Metropolitan City Bus Limited (GMCBL) is making all efforts to come to the help of the citizens and the vulnerable sections of the society in Gurugram, as per a press communication of the GMCBL.

In continuation of its drive, on March 30, 2020, the team led by CEO, Sonal Goel IAS visited two slum areas in Gurugram to distribute sanitation items and eatables amongst the dwellers. The aim was to reach out to these people to spread awareness on safe habits and safe hygiene during corona virus threat. The CEO distributed around 600 packets of sanitation items comprising bath soap, soap for washing clothes, toothbrush and paste, mask, comb, shampoo pouch, hair oil to the weaker sections of people living near Kadipur Power House in Sector 10 area and at Sector 37 D in Gurugram. Samosas were also distributed among the poor children. The drive was supported by the concessionaries of the GMCBL.

Apart from this, since the last couple of days, GMCBL buses are innovatively being used as mobile grocery shops to meet the needs of the residents staying in remote areas. On March 30th, seven GMCBL buses were engaged to provide home delivery of vegetables and fruits to residents staying in Ramprastha Society.

GMCBL is helping the Gurugram Administration team in dealing with the

pandemic in positive ways, added the press communication.

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