(New Delhi) Controvercial NPR+1st Phase of Census Postponed ::Corona
The objective of the NPR is to create a comprehensive identity database of every usual resident in the country but opposition from several state governments Opposing the NPR and some of then even adopted resolution expressing their to the exercise.
Exercises were supposed to be carried out from April 1 to September 30.
The updating of the National Population Register (NPR) and the first phase of the Census 2021 have been postponed due to the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
As per Home ministry said Census 2021 was scheduled to be conducted in two phases — house listing and housing census during April-September and population enumeration during February 9 to 28. Officials said since the census and NPR exercise require the enumerators to visit every household and meet people, such exercise is not possible to carry out due to the prevailing situation.
The home ministry said due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, high alert has been declared by the Centre as well as the states and union territories.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the country from Tuesday night due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
The states have been opposing the NPR include Kerala, West Bengal, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Bihar.
(New Delhi) Terorists Attacked Gurdwara Sahib in Afghanistan,India Condemns
Heavily armed gunmen and suicide bombers stormed a Sikh gurdwara in the heart of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 11 worshippers and wounding as many, in one of the deadliest attacks on the minority community in the country.
India on Wednesday strongly condemned the terror attack on a gurdwara in Afghanistan’s Kabul, saying targeting of a religious place in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak reflects the “diabolical mindset” of the perpetrators and their backers.
As per The External Affairs Ministry India conveyed its sincerest condolences to the immediate family members of the deceased and wished speedy recovery to the injured.
“India stands ready to extend all possible assistance to the affected families of the Hindu and Sikh community of Afghanistan,”
“Such cowardly attacks on the places of religious worship of the minority community, especially at this time of COVID-19 pandemic, is reflective of the diabolical mindset of the perpetrators and their backers,”
(Washington)Melania Trump Cancelled White House Easter Egg Roll :COVID 19
Office of the First Lady is announcing that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll has been canceled.
First Lady Melania Trump said “The health and safety of all Americans must be the first priority, especially right now,”
. “I deeply regret this cancellation, but we need to make difficult decisions in the short-term to ensure a healthy country for the long-term.
During this time, I encourage everyone to listen to state and local officials, and follow CDC guidelines in order to help protect the health and well-being of everyone.”
In the United States, the Easter Egg Roll is an annual event, and is held on the White House South Lawn each Easter Monday for children (age 13 and younger) and their parents.
It is hosted by the President of the United States and the First Lady of the United States.
Source :White House