Amid a massive spike in Covid-19 cases across the country, state governments are taking several measures to curb the spread of the highly-transmissible virus. While major cities have imposed night and weekend curfews, Indian railways have revised the train schedules and rules given the situation.
The Southern Railway on Saturday, January 8 announced that only fully-vaccinated passengers can travel by Chennai local trains from January 10 to January 31. Passengers need to show their Covid-19 vaccination certificate in order to purchase tickets. This rule will also apply to season ticket holders and the unreserved ticketing system (UTS) will not be available during these dates.
It has also appealed passengers to be fully aware of the restrictions imposed by the Government of Tamil Nadu and to undertake journeys only in accordance with norms laid down. Further, the order issued by the Southern Railways said that passengers are requested to follow all the Covid-19 protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, and Government of Tamil Nadu from time to time.
The administration has also warned the passengers of a Rs 500 penalty if they are found without masks and the passengers are also requested to co-operate with Railway officials for checking of valid documents at the station and during the journey.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, January 8, the Indian Railways have cancelled more than 380 trains across the country due to extreme weather conditions and Covid-19 restrictions in several states.
Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council, WICCI holds their first meeting, aims to work for benefit of women empowerment
Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council members will also recommend government and other institutions on various policy making.
The Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council, WICCI President Vinita Sahay and Vice President Sandhya Kohli on Tuesday conducted the council’s first physical meeting at Jangpura Extension, New Delhi. Along with the President and Vice President, all 36 Council members took part in the meeting.
As per sources, the major objective of the council members is to spread a robust council who will work for the Council and for the benefit of women empowerment with the spirit of sisterhood.
The vision of the council members is to interact with other councils who are registered with Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) nationally and internationally with an effort to inform them that Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council, WICCI is a team of experienced and dedicated arbitrators, who will keep in view the spirit of the amended Arbitration and Conciliation Act 2016.
Furthermore, the Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council members will also recommend government and other institutions on various policy making. Sources stated that the first meeting was a great success and deliberations were carried out with all council members present in the meeting.
In the Delhi Arbitration and Conciliation Council’s meeting, the council members discussed how to achieve the aforesaid objectives, conduct monthly meetings of council to review action plan, organise webinars and seminars for the awareness of women and further focus on women empowerment by the council of Arbitration and Conciliation initiated in 2023.
Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) is a National Business Chamber for Women that strengthens and builds women’s entrepreneurship and businesses through greater engagement with government, institutions, global trade and networks.
Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WICCI) also enables fundamental changes in governmental policies, laws and incentives with a view to robustly encourage and empower women in business, industry and commerce across all sectors.
New Delhi: Burglars rob jewellery worth Rs 25 crore from shop in Bhogal
According to Rajesh Deo, deputy commissioner of police, south Delhi, the total value of ornaments was nearly Rs 20 to 25 crores which was looted from Umrao Singh Jewellery shop in Jangpura’s Bhogal area. The robbery took place on Monday (Sep 25).
Gold and Diamond jewellery worth Rs 25 crore was roobed from a jewellery shop in southeast Delhi. The burglars bore a hole in the shop’s wall to access it in the night between September 25 and 26. The police said the incident was discovered and then reported. The shop owner said he had kept the shop shut on Monday. He found out about the robbery on Tuesday morning.
According to Rajesh Deo, deputy commissioner of police, south Delhi, the total value of ornaments was nearly Rs 20 to 25 crores which was looted from Umrao Singh Jewellery shop in Jangpura’s Bhogal area. The robbery took place on Monday (Sep 25). The robbers reached the strong room that has lockers of the jewellery shop. They created a hole in the wall near it.
The robbers took with them all the diamond and gold ornaments with them. They left behind the ornaments made of silver. The Nizamuddin police reached the place of robbery on Tuesday morning. The theft was discovered afterwards. The police are investigating the case. They are scanning the CCTV cameras installed in the showroom to find clues to the crime.
The owner of Umrao Singh Jewellery shop became suspicious when he saw the name panel of the shop broken. When he opened the shop’s shutter he discovered all the gold and diamond jewellery was missing. On further investigation he found all the alarm and security systems in the shop were disabled. As a result the alarm did not go off when the robbers robbed the shop.
In a similar incident silver and gold ornaments worth Rs 25 lakh were looted from a jewellery shop in Odisha’s Sambalpur. The incident took place on Sunday. 5 robbers entered the shop located Maneswar area in Sadar Police station area. The ornaments were looted at gunpoint.
Cauvery water dispute: Karnataka government is not against protest, but opposition should refrain from gaining political mileage, says CM Siddaramaiah
CM Siddaramaiah further underlined that they all must work for the people of Karnataka and not for self-political gains.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday asserted that his government does not oppose any protest, though there is a Supreme Court verdict against it. He added that the opposition should refrain from gaining political mileage, stating that there are few people and parties who are making the Cauvery issue political.
CM Siddaramaiah further underlined that they all must work for the people of Karnataka and not for self-political gains. Reportedly, there has been an escalating conflict between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu after the Cauvery Water Mangaement Authority (CWMA) issued an order asking Karnataka to release 5000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for 15 days.
The pro-Kannada outfits, political groups and farmers associations called for a strike to protest against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil nadu. Speaking about the strike, the Bengaluru police stated that there is no permission for any bandh, protest or demonstration in the city. The police announced Section 144, a prohibition of assembling more than five people in the city.
On Monday, JDS supremo and former PM Devegowda wrote an open letter to PM Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention into the cauvery dispute. CM Siddaramaiah openly welcomed former PM Devegowda’s step. In his letter, JDS supremo asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interfere in resolving the ongoing disputes and differences between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
In addition, he also suggested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form an external agency who can bring forth a permanent solution to the Cauvery water sharing dispute between both the states. Today, a 12 hour Bandh was called upon by the Farmer’s Organisation in Bengaluru, with support from opposition parties. As far as reports are concerned, another statewide bandh has also been issued for 29th of September.
While Karnataka Jala Samrakhshan Samiti, an umbrella outfit of farmers’ association and opposition parties in Karnataka are holding protests in the state regarding the Cauvery water sharing dispute, farmers in Tamil Nadu also took the street to protest on the same and demanded for the release of Cauvery water to the state from Karnataka.