Madhya Pradesh cop’s leave letter: My buffalo needs me

BHOPAL: Exhausted by Covid-19 duty, several policemen across Madhya Pradesh have applied for leave on various grounds. One stands out for its bizarreness. A constable, posted as driver with the 9th battalion of Special Armed Force (SAF) in MP’s Rewa, has cited ‘love for his buffalo’ as one of the two reasons for seeking six…

Madhya Pradesh: Students permitted entry into board examination centre after chemical spray in Bhopal

Students being sprayed with harmful disinfectant before a Bhopal school on Wednesday.BHOPAL: Around 100 students were permitted entry into an examination centre only after they agreed to be sprayed with harmful disinfectant, in Bhopal on Wednesday. It was the second Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) school examination to be held in the school…

Andhra Pradesh HC slaps contempt case on 49 netizens

NEW DELHI: Exasperated by a scurrilous smear campaign against it for ruling against government decisions, the Andhra Pradesh high court has taken the unprecedented decision of initiating contempt of court proceedings against 49 social media users, including supporters of YSR Congress Party, which governs the state. Never before has a constitutional court drawn up contempt…

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Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

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Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

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