TWITTER VILLUPURAM MONDAY JUNE 01, 2020 `7.00 PAGES 28 CITY EDITION SAMOSA DIPLOMACY TO BOOST INDIA-AUSTRALIA RELATIONS Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday tweeted pictures of samosas and mango chutney he made at home ‘SCOMOSAS’ MADE FROM THE SCRATCH Morrison shared the pictures days ahead of his video meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he would have liked to share the popular snack with the Indian leader. “Sunday ScoMosas with mango chutney, all made from scratch – including the chutney! A pity my meeting with @ narendramodi this week is by videolink. They’re vegetarian...” he tweeted ■ June 4 CONNECTED BY OCEAN, UNITED BY SNACK ■ PM Modi replied that the two countries are “Connected by the Indian Ocean, united by the Indian Samosa!” Morrison was scheduled to visit India in January but it was postponed to May due to the wildfires in Australia. Now, it has been converted into a virtual summit due to the pandemic WHEN MODI AND MORRISON WILL MEET THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCE CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Which state is doing what to ease lockdown Here’s a look at the decisions taken by a few states on the way forward for Lockdown 5.0. Maharashtra alone has not opened up in a big way, which is understandable because its viral load is the highest in the country I N T E R - A N D I N T R A - S TAT E M O V E M E N T Bar lifted on movement of people and goods in Karnataka, Telangana; no special pass needed. Karnataka health dept to issue SOP on inter-state movement of people. In Maharashtra, intra-state and intra-district travel allowed only on emergency. In West Bengal, to be allowed from June 1 BARBER SHOPS/ SALONS/ SPA To remain shut ENTRY TO PARKS in Maharashtra; can open Open in Rajasthan, but not if it has a elsewhere, place of worship within In Maharashtra, including outdoor physical activity like exercising, Rajasthan, cycling, jogging, running permitted in public Assam, UP places between 5 am and 7 pm from June 3 PLACES OF WORSHIP To be open in Karnataka from June 8; to remain shut in TN, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Assam LADAKH CLASH Border stand-off shifts to social media with video, photo leaks M AYA N K S I N G H & P U S H K A R B A N A K A R @ New Delhi THE ongoing Sino-Indian tension shifted from land to social media on Sunday with leaks of a video and a photo purportedly of clashes between Indian and Chinese troops in Ladakh on 5-6 May night. “The contents of the video being circulated are not authenticated. Attempt to link it with the situation on the northern borders is malafide,” the Army said. Ever since troops of the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army clashed on the northern flank of the Pangong Tso Lake, the PLA has entered areas that are inside the Indian claim line. A video showing a large number of Indian security personnel on the banks of a lake, appeared on Twitter. The personnel were seen shouting and pointing towards a hill with a person, supposedly a PLA soldier, lying on ground and an Indian security person shielding him. In the next sequence people start shouting slogans. Both Indian Army and Indo Tibetan Border Police have presence in the area. Soon after, two Twitter handles shared a photo of Indian soldiers badly hurt and with legs of some of them tied with rope. Twitter handle @OedoSoldier tweeted it around afternoon, which was picked up by @dafengcao and it went viral. The two handles have contents largely associated with the PLA, China, which led to suspicion. HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, HOSPITALITY SERVICES, SHOPPING MALLS TO BE ALLOWED TO FUNCTION IN KARNATAKA, U.P. FROM JUNE 8. NO PLAN TO OPEN THEM IN MAHARASHTRA International air travel, Metro Rail, cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums No decision on opening in Karnataka; to stay closed in Rajasthan TRAINS START OPERATIONS TODAY E D U C AT I O N A L I N S T I T U T I O N S MORE THAN 1.45 Karnataka to take call after consultations with parents and LAKH PASSENGERS stakeholders, decision in July. Odisha puts off plan to TO TRAVEL ON DAY reopen schools from mid-June. No plan yet to open 1. JHARKHAND, them in Maharashtra, Assam, Tamil Nadu. School, ANDHRA, colleges to remain closed in UP till July 20 MAHARASHTRA ROADSIDE TEA SHOPS, STREET HAWKERS CAN FUNCTION IN MOST PLACES, INCLUDING RAJASTHAN GOVT, PVT OFFICES 200 SPECIAL Can function with full capacity in Rajasthan; with just 15% and 10% staff in Maharashtra WORK FROM HOME Encouraged in all private offices across India EXPRESS RESERVATIONS ABOUT RUNNING OF TRAINS AND STOPPAGES. THE MATTER IS BEING DISCUSSED MSMES Can engage full workforce from June 1 in West Bengal; already allowed to function elsewhere CONTAINMENT ZONES Lockdown to remain in force in till June 30 across India OUTSIDE CONTAINMENT ZONES Lockdown extended till June 7 in most states, including Karnataka, Telangana, J&K; extended for two weeks till June 15 in West Bengal NIGHT ‘CURFEW’ Movement of people restricted between 9 pm and 5 am across India. No shops/ establishments, except hospitals and pharmacies, to remain open after 8 pm in Telangana ODISHA, KERALA Both states to reveal plans on Monday Barring a few restrictions on IT &ITES companies in Chennai, curbs across State eased TN LOCKDOWN TO CONTINUE TILL JUNE 30, BUT WITH RELAXATIONS E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Chennai THE State government on Sunday announced the extension of lockdown till June 30, while offering certain relaxations for districts other than Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu from Monday . All private companies, including large factories and plants, outside Chennai city can function with full staff strength, while companies within the city can work with 50 per cent staff. All educational institutions, places of wo r s h i p, p a rk s, g y m s, sw i m m i n g pools, malls, cinema halls and bars will be closed till June 30. Jewellery and textile showrooms and big shops across the State, including Chennai, can function with 50 per cent staff strength and without air conditioning. The maximum number of customers allowed at a time is five. Salons, beauty parlours and spa across the State can function without AC. Vegetable shops, hotels (only takeaways till June 7) and tea shops all over the State can function between 6 am and 8 pm. Tasmac shops will remain closed in Chennai until further orders. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Sunday said, “IT and ITES companies in Chennai will be allowed to function with 20 per cent work force subject to the maximum of 40 people. But, all private companies outside Chennai can function with its full strength. Firms should arrange for transportation of the staff.” Districts have been divided into eight zones and public transport will resume in six of them from Monday. There will be no public transportation in Chennai (zone VIII), Tir uvallur, Chengalpattu and Kancheepuram (all zone VII). “Fifty per cent of fleet will be operated in other zones. Buses can ply with 60 per cent seating capacity. Commuters can travel within zones without e passes,” he said. Call taxis across the State can run with three commuters; auto-rickshaws and cycle rickshaws can carry two passengers. From June 8, restaurants can function with 50 per cent seat capacity while maintaining social distance. Tea shops can function from 6 am to 8 pm. Unlock on its way in 50% of buses to ply in all districts, except Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpattu Places of worship School, colleges, educational centres Malls, cinema theatres, gyms, swimming pools, beaches, parks, bars Metrorail, MRTS and suburban trains No buses in Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Chengalpattu No inter-State public transport Epass mandatory for inter-zone, inter-State travel WHAT’S IN ACROSS TN FROM JUNE 8 Salons, beauty parlours and spa; no ACs Vegetable shops, hotels Restaurants with 50% seats; social distancing should and tea shops between be maintained; ACs 6 am and 8 pm. should be switched off Courier services, mechanics, AC mechanics Tea shops between 6 am and 8 pm; 50% will continue to work seats can be occupied Industries with Tasmac outlets, except 100% staff, Chennai, from except in Chennai 10 am to 8 pm (only takeaways till June 7) Chengalpattu 85 Villupuram 1 Perambalur 1 Tiruchy 3 Thanjavur 1 Cuddalore 5 Nagapattinam 1 Madurai 10 Thiruvarur 1 Pudukottai 1 1,149 Ramanathapuram 6 13 deaths take toll to 173 As many as 13 persons died taking the toll to 173. Among the deceased, 10 were from Chennai. Four of the 13 had no health issues. fresh cases in TN E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Chennai AN all-time high of 1,149 new COVID-19 cases reported on Sunday took the Statewide tally to 22, 333. The State also recorded 13 deaths, with the toll touching 173. Among those who tested positive on Sunday as many , as 804 are from Chennai, taking the tally to 14,802. A total of 95 among the fresh cases are those who came from other States or countries. A total of 62 were from Maharashtra, six were from Karnataka, five from Delhi, three each from Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Odisha, two each from Bihar, Gujarat and West Bengal, one each from Haryana, Jharkhand, Puducherry and Rajasthan. Two of the persons who tested positive came from UAE and one from Myanmar. Among the deceased, two men (aged 55 and 62) from Chennai and one each from Kancheepuram (37) and Namakkal (49) had no co-morbidities, a medical bulletin said. Among the other deceased, six men (aged 78, 74, 63, 80, 77 and 70) and two women (60 and 39) were from Chennai. Another deceased was a 70-year-old woman from Madurai. Apart from Chennai, a maximum number ofcases were reported from Chengalpattu district with 85, followed by Kancheepuram with 16 and Tiruvallur with 47. Trump to expand G7, give India seat at table WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) @ New Delhi ‘ASPERSIONS AGAINST JUDICIARY A MARK OF INTOLERANCE’ While he did not take any names, his comments appear to be a response to forEXPRESSING concern over mer SC judge Madan B imputations against the ju- Lokur’s recent article on a diciary, especially through blog, which said the apex social media, Justice Sanjay court deserved an ‘F’ grade Kishan Kaul said on Sunday for the manner in which it such aspersions are handled the migrant a reflection of crisis. intolerance. Justice Kaul is Giving an online part of the SC bench lecture on ‘Freedom hearing the migrant of Speech in times issue. He observed of Covid-19 — Fake people are becoming news and misinforincreasingly intolmation’ organised erant of opinions Justice Sanjay by the MBA Acadethat don’t align with Kishan Kaul my and the Madras theirs. “So, people High Court Bar Association, who hold opposing views Justice Kaul said criticism may be called by each other of a view point or judgment as a ‘Modi Bhakt’ or an ‘Uritself is not the problem. ban Naxal’ or other labels,” “The issue arises when for- he said, adding that one has mer members of the institu- to learn to appreciate anothtion start making imputa- er’s point of view without tions and gradings.” agreeing with it. Chennai 804 Salem 13 Thoothukudi 6 FROM JUNE 1 Tiruvallur 47 Kancheepuram 16 Virudhunagar 2 WHAT’S OUT TILL JUNE 30 (ACROSS TN) FROM JUNE 1 Ranipet 1 Vellore 1 Tiruvannamalai 45 Sivaganga 1 Supply of essential commodities like milk, gas and water will continue No public transport in Chennai, across the State as Tiruvallur, Chengalpattu and before | P4 Kancheepuram | A RAJA CHIDAMBARAM IT firms with full strength; 20% staff should encouraged to work from home Private firms with full strength Jewellery, textile shops with 50% staff; maximum 5 persons allowed at a time Delivery of non-essential goods through e-commerce firms Call taxis can ferry three; autos and cycle rickshaws, two COVID-19 BATTLE EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi MINNEAPOLIS FIRE SINGES U.S. Smoke rises from a fire on a police cruiser in Center City during the Justice for George Floyd Philadelphia Protest on Saturday in Philadelphia, US. Floyd (L) died in Minneapolis police custody last week, after an officer pressed his knee into his neck even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. Later, Trump tweeted far-left outfit ANTIFA will be designated a terrorist organisation for orchestrating the protests | AP | P9 INDIA may get a seat at an expanded G7 as US President Donald Trump wants to revamp the ‘outdated’ grouping. “I do not feel G7 properly re presents what is going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries. I would like to invite Russia, South Korea, Australia and India to join an expanded summit in the fall,” Trump told reporters. He also postponed the proposed ‘in-person’ G7 summit scheduled to be held at the White House this month to September. India is yet to respond to the ‘invitation’. Trump’s moves come in the wake of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to attend the in-person G7 meet amid the pandemic. Group of Seven is an international economic organization comprising 7 advanced nations — US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and UK. It holds annual meetings to discuss international economic coordination. ACT OF GRATITUDE Thankful thief restores two-wheeler to owner via ‘courier’ S A R A V A N A N M @ Coimbatore THE road back home is long, very long — some 200 odd kilometres. This man didn’t want his health or that of his wife’s to go for a toss by going to their native place by foot. His alternative was much simpler, and less tiresome — stealing a bike. But, the ‘thief ’, who was later identified as Prasanth, was kind enough to send the bike back to its owner through ‘courier’ service. The owner of the bike, V Sureshkumar (34) of Pallapalayam, a lathe worker, was ecstatic when he received the ‘surprise’ parcel on Saturday . Speaking to Express, Sureshkumar said that the bike, that was parked outside his workshop, was stolen on the afternoon of May 18. After allegedly getting the cold shoulder from the police, he said that he started a search for his bike himself. “With the help of CCTV footage of the area and nearby places, I came to know that the bike was stolen by Prasanth, a tea master in a bakery in Kannampalayam near Sulur,” he said, adding that though he had gone to the place where Prasanth stays, he along with his wife had left for their native — Mayiladuthurai — by that time. Since it’s lockdown, Suresh- kumar said that he was unable to do anything for the last 12 days. It’s at this time that a he received the call from the courier company, asking him to collect a bike that was to be delivered to his address. Dejection soon paved way for excitement, and he rushed to the P4 courier office
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