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India: Man dies trying to walk back home from Delhi due to lockdown

Agra; 30 March 2020 (UMM):  A 38-year-old man has died on his way home from Delhi to Badfara village in Madhya Pradesh. He collapsed due to exhaustion and died of a heart attack Saturday in Agra, well over 100 km still to go.

Ranveer Singh worked as a delivery boy with a restaurant in Tughlakabad, Delhi.

Bar Council of Delhi urges govt to ensure no lawyer thrown out for non-payment of rent

New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) The Bar Council of Delhi on Monday approached the Delhi High Court seeking direction to the Centre, AAP government and police to ensure no advocate is shunted out of rented accommodation due to failure to pay monthly rent amid the lockdown due to coronavirus.

BCD chairman K C Mittal, in the plea, also sought to issue directions to all authorities, identical to the RBI directions, to defer all dues till the time normalcy restores.

India: Delhi HC judge headed panel directs steps to reduce jail population

New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) A high powered committee, headed by a Delhi High Court judge, has directed authorities to take steps like releasing inmates on emergency parole for reducing over-crowding in jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus which has infected 1,071 people in India and claimed 29 lives.

India: SC seeks status report from Centre on steps taken to prevent migration of workers

New Delhi, Mar 30 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Monday sought a status report from the Centre by Tuesday on the measures taken in view of the large-scale migration of labourers from cities to their native villages amid the coronavirus outbreak and the consequent lockdown across the country.

The top court observed that the migration of labourers out of panic and fear is becoming a bigger problem than the coronavirus.

Indian Rupee slips 32 paise to 75.21 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai, Mar 30 (PTI) The Indian fell 32 paise to 75.21 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday, as investors braced for a prolonged period of uncertainty as coronavirus-induced lockdowns tightened across the world and in India.

Forex traders said weak opening in domestic equities dragged the local unit amid mounting fears of a coronavirus-led economic slowdown.

India: Smriti Irani sends over 100 food grain packets to Amethi

Amethi, Mar 29 (PTI) More than 100 packets containing essential edible items were distributed in different parts of Amethi on Sunday.

The packets were sent by local MP Smriti Irani, who is also the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, and distributed among the needy people while also respecting the social distancing norms.

India: Lack of money, food drove migrants back to home

Lucknow, Mar 29 (PTI) Labourers reaching Lucknow from Delhi and other states had a similar tale to narrate that they had no money and food, forcing them to return to their homes.

The state government has decided not to charge any ticket amount to any labourers, workers and families who are travelling in state-run buses, said Raj Shekhar, the managing director of the Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation.

India: Sensex plummets 1,375 pts; Nifty ends below 8,300

Mumbai, Mar 30 (PTI) Equity benchmark Sensex plummeted over 1,375 points on Monday, tracking heavy losses in banking and auto stocks, amid an unsettling spike in Covid-19 cases.

After plunging over 1,500 points during the day, the 30-share BSE barometer ended 1,375.27 points or 4.61 per cent lower at 28,440.32.

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