Govt of India issues fresh guidelines for international arrivals

Agencies
August 2, 2020

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New Delhi, Aug 2: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday issued fresh guidelines for international passengers coming to India amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The new guidelines will be implemented from 12:01 am on August 8.

The ministry has also asked all passengers to submit a self-declaration form online at least 72 hours before travel.

"All travellers should submit self-declaration form on the on the online portal (www.newdelhiairport.in) at least 72hours before the scheduled travel," the guidelines said.

It also said that those coming to India must give an undertaking that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days as prescribed by the government. "They should also give an undertaking on the portal that they would undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days i.e. 7 days paid institutional quarantine at their own cost, followed by 7 days isolation at home with self-monitoring of health," it added.

Giving exemptions in some cases, the guidelines mentioned, "Only for compelling reasons/cases of human distress such as pregnancy, death in the family. Serious illness and parent (s) with children of 10 years or below, home quarantine may be permitted for 14 days."

"If they wish to seek such exemption, they shall apply to the online portal at least 72 hours before boarding. The decision taken by the government as communicated on the online portal will be final," it said further.

The guidelines further said that travellers could request for exemption from institutional quarantine by submitting a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival.

"This test should have been conducted within 96 hours prior to undertaking the journey. The test report should be uploaded on the portal for consideration," it added.

Passengers have also been asked to download the Aarogya Setu app on their mobile phones.

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September 27,2020

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New Delhi, Sept 27: Former union cabinet minister Jaswant Singh passed away on Sunday after a prolonged illness. He had cardiac arrest this morning.

He was 82.

Mr Singh was admitted to Army Hospital Research and Referral on June 25.

He was admitted on 25 Jun 2020 and being treated for Sepsis with Multiorgan Dysfunction Syndrome and effects of Severe Head Injury old (Optd) had a Cardiac arrest this morning.

“It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Hon’ble Major Jaswant Singh (Retd), former Cabinet Minister of Government of India at 0655 hours on 27 September 2020,” the Army Hospital Research and Referral said in a statement.

Despite the best efforts of the attending team of specialists to resuscitate him, he could not be revived and passed away today, it said.

His COVID status was negative.

Hailing from Rajasthan, Mr Singh had served as India's foreign minister, defence minister and finance minister.

He was an officer in the Army in the 1950s and 60s but he resigned to pursue politics.

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September 15,2020

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Pilibhit, Sept 15: The Superintendent of Police (SP) Pilibhit, Jai Prakash Yadav, has recommended suspension of the arms licence of BJP district vice-president, Amit Balmiki, following a report filed by Pilibhit police stattion SHO Shrikant Dwivedi.

The SP has written to the District Magistrate Pulkit Khare to suspend the arms licence issued to Balmiki.

The controversy began when Balmiki reportedly attempted to take unauthorised possession of a residential plot.

The SHO said that in the 12-year-old dispute with one Dimple Gaur, over a 200 square metre plot in Dalchand locality, a Pilibhit civil court had ruled in favour of Gaur on February 19 this year.

On August 31, when she began construction on the plot, located next to her residence, Balmiki arrived with 26 henchmen and obstructed work.

After police booked both sides under sections 107/116(3) of CrPC, the Gaurs obtained bail against personal bonds, but Balmiki and his henchmen neither appeared before court nor sought bail, said the SHO.

SP Yadav said based on Dwivedi's report, he recommended the suspension of Balmiki's pistol licence.

Balmiki could not be contacted for his comment.

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September 23,2020

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New Delhi, Sept 23: Bilkis, an 82-year-old woman who was at the forefront of the Shaheen Bagh protests in Delhi against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), has been named by the Time Magazine in its list of ‘100 Most Influential People of 2020’.

Bilkis, one of the ‘dadis’ of Shaheen Bagh, became the face of the Shaheen Bagh anti-CAA protests that went on to trigger massive protests across the country, inspiring similar demonstrations in Kolkata, Mumbai and other cities that went on for months.

The Shaheen Bagh protesters camped in makeshift tents on the road for months, demanding the government to repeal the controversial CAA law.

The Time Magazine article authored by journalist Rana Ayyub talks of how Bilkis became the voice of the marginalised and she refused to budge from the Shaheen Bagh protest site even in the peak Delhi winters and threats from supporters of CAA.

Bilkis, one of the 'dadis' who had been demonstrating against the CAA since it began, had declared they wouldn't move an inch even if someone fires a gun.

Bilkis had said they will not move until the CAA is repealed. “They call us traitors. When we pushed Britishers out of the country, who are Narendra Modi and Amit Shah? We won't move an inch even if someone fires at us. You remove NRC and CAA, we will clear the site in no time.”

Bilkis’ firm resolve went on to inspire thousands of students and student leaders across the country who carried on the anti-CAA protests for months.

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