Articles about Epidemic Diseases Act

Gujarat: Over 80 held for participating in 'anti-coronavirus' religious procession

25 May 2021

India
Gujarat: Over 80 held for participating in 'anti-coronavirus' religious procession

More than 80 people were arrested after a social media video showed them participating in a religious procession for performing a ritual to "protect" their village from the scourge of coronavirus in Prantij taluka of Gujarat's Sabarkantha district, police said on Tuesday.

Rajasthan: Shopkeeper opens shop despite prohibition, locks mother, daughter inside

27 Apr 2021

India
Rajasthan: Shopkeeper opens shop despite prohibition, locks mother, daughter inside

A woman and her daughter who were accidentally locked up in a cloth shop were rescued by police after two hours in Rajasthan's Dholpur district on Monday.

Now shell out five-times more for going maskless in Chhattisgarh

26 Mar 2021

India
Now shell out five-times more for going maskless in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh government increased the amount of penalty for maskless people from Rs. 100 to Rs. 500 for strict implementation of COVID-19 guidelines, an official said on Friday.

Aligarh farmers' meeting: RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary, 5000 others booked

11 Feb 2021

India
Aligarh farmers' meeting: RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary, 5000 others booked

The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary and over 5000 others who attended a major farmers' meeting in Aligarh district two days ago under the Epidemic Diseases Act for allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols.

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

08 Dec 2020

Politics
Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

In a sensational claim which may start another political slugfest between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the former alleged on Tuesday that Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest, a charge denied by Delhi Police, which is governed by the Centre.

#DoctorLivesMatter: Amid the pandemic, is India failing its doctors?

11 Jun 2020

India
#DoctorLivesMatter: Amid the pandemic, is India failing its doctors?

In a sad turn of events, some doctors were attacked at Hyderabad's nodal hospital for coronavirus patients, Gandhi Hospital, prompting them to stage a protest and boycott work on Tuesday.

#MannKiBaat: Masks will become the new normal, says Modi

26 Apr 2020

India
#MannKiBaat: Masks will become the new normal, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'.

Government doctors flag filthy living conditions in UP, authorities act

23 Apr 2020

India
Government doctors flag filthy living conditions in UP, authorities act

Doctors and para-medical staff working in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, are fighting multiple battles — they have to treat patients of deadly coronavirus, ensure they aren't infected in the process, and then go back to live in squalid conditions.

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

23 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 21,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory statistics.

7-year jail for attacking health workers, says government

22 Apr 2020

India
7-year jail for attacking health workers, says government

Addressing a press conference after the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced stricter laws for the protection of doctors and healthcare staff against violence.

Bandra chaos: 'Labor leader' arrested for spreading rumors; journalist booked

15 Apr 2020

India
Bandra chaos: 'Labor leader' arrested for spreading rumors; journalist booked

Hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of nationwide lockdown till May 3, horrifying images emerged from Bandra, Mumbai.

Someone wanted to sell 'Statue of Unity' for Rs. 30,000cr

06 Apr 2020

India
Someone wanted to sell 'Statue of Unity' for Rs. 30,000cr

An unidentified person has been booked in Gujarat for putting an online advertisement to sell the Statue of Unity for Rs. 30,000 crore to help the government fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, named in FIR, untraceable

01 Apr 2020

India
Chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, named in FIR, untraceable

Maulana Saad Kandhalvi, the chief of Markaz Nizamuddin, where Tablighi Jamaat hosted an event for several days last month is untraceable, reports said on Wednesday.

Amid coronavirus scare, Kejriwal bans large gatherings in Delhi

16 Mar 2020

India
Amid coronavirus scare, Kejriwal bans large gatherings in Delhi

Amid the growing threat of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak in India, large gatherings were banned in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday.