Leading off-spinner R. Ashwin and some Australian players have withdrawn from the IPL amid the escalating Covid crisis but the BCCI insists the league will continue. The crisis has spawned questions: Is it appropriate for the league to go on and shouldn’t the BCCI and players do more to express empathy?
15 BRO workers from Jharkhand were killed in an avalanche in Sumna, in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on April 23. Sumna is near the confluence of the Girthigad and Kiogad where a glacial avalanche in February killed 80 people, while 126 remain missing.
Lalu Yadav, 73, got bail in the last pending fodder scam case more than a week ago, but his release from jail has been delayed till May 3 in view of the coronavirus surge. The RJD chief got bail on April 17 in the Dumka treasury case of the Rs 950-crore scam after he completed half of the term. Yadav is in AIIMS, Delhi, since January.