Standard Operating Procedures
24 Dec 2020
Coronavirus-positive woman returns from UK, flees Delhi, reaches Andhra Pradesh
Defying the rules set by the Indian government, an Anglo-Indian woman traveled to Andhra Pradesh from Delhi, where she was to remain in an isolation center.
14 Oct 2020
As COVID-19 curbs ease, Mumbai Metro to resume from Monday
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines to gradually reopen from the coronavirus lockdown under its 'Mission Begin Again'.
06 Oct 2020
No festivities in containment zones: SOPs for festive season released
Ahead of the festive season in October in India, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) on preventive measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 during festivities.
06 Oct 2020
50% occupancy, staggered show-timings: SOPs for re-opening cinema halls released
Shut since March as a part of coronavirus-linked restrictions, cinema halls across India will re-open from October 15. And, on Tuesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar released Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the same.
14 Sep 2020
Delhi: Gyms permitted to re-open but most remain shut
Paying heed to the request of fitness studio owners, the Delhi government on Sunday allowed gyms and yoga centers in the national capital to resume operations from Monday while following coronavirus-induced precautions.
11 Sep 2020
DGCA serves notice to IndiGo over ruckus on Kangana's flight
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has served a notice to IndiGo in connection to the chaos on its September 9 flight, which had Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut as a passenger.
09 Sep 2020
Schools can reopen from September-21, Centre releases dos and dont's
Months after they were shut in view of the coronavirus pandemic, schools have been allowed to open from September 21, only on a voluntary basis, by the Centre on Tuesday.
07 Sep 2020
Coronavirus: Shut for months, Metro trains back on track
Metro services restarted in select parts of India today, as part of Unlock 4.0, months after they were shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.
01 Sep 2020
IPL 2020: All members of CSK test negative for COVID-19
The Chennai Super Kings camp received a positive news on Tuesday, as all the franchise members have tested negative for COVID-19.
26 Aug 2020
HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus
HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."
26 Aug 2020
Gayle will be a part of KXIP's core group: Rahul
Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul has stated that the opening batsman Chris Gayle will remain a part of the team's core group for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.
02 Aug 2020
It's official! IPL 2020 to start from September 19
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to be held from September 19 to November 10 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
31 Jul 2020
IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals plan to host camp in city
Delhi Capitals are planning to host a camp for its Indian players from August 15 in the national capital.
28 Jul 2020
IPL 2020: Governing Council set to meet on August 2
The IPL Governing Council will meet on August 2 to finalize the schedule and other key arrangements for the tournament.
11 Jul 2020
SAI forms inquiry committee to investigate boxers' alleged quarantine violation
The Sports Authority of India (SAI), on Saturday, formed an inquiry committee after three boxers allegedly violated the COVID-19 quarantine norms at the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala.
29 Jun 2020
Unlock 2.0 guidelines released: What's allowed and what's not
The central government on Monday unveiled guidelines for the second phase of "unlocking" from the coronavirus lockdown, called 'Unlock 2.0'.
25 Jun 2020
Delhi: COVID-19 patients don't need to visit government centers
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday reversed an order mandating clinical assessment of COVID-positive patients at state-run care centers.
19 Jun 2020
BJP v/s Congress takes spotlight as Rajya Sabha voting begins
Voting for 19 Rajya Sabha seats, spread across eight states (Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram, and Meghalaya) started today, the first major political exercise since the coronavirus pandemic shut everything in March.
20 Apr 2020
TV-shoots to resume from May 4? Producers could approach government
Indian television viewers don't have anything new to watch since shoots have been stalled due to coronavirus.
31 Jul 2019
Class X, XII students, beware! CBSE gets strict about attendance
As if students didn't dread Boards enough already, cases of short attendance will now be reported to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which will then take the final call on whether or not the students get to appear for the exams.
21 Jan 2019
EVMs are foolproof, says EC; rejects 2014 polls #EVMHacking claims
The Election Commission of India today maintained that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in India are foolproof and cannot be tampered with.
19 Aug 2018
Cash in ATMs won't be replenished after 9pm from 2019
The Home Ministry has announced a new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) pertaining to ATM cash replenishment and transportation of cash via cash vans.
12 Aug 2018
Landslides in Manipur are mostly 'anthropogenically' induced: Environment Ministry
Every year, during monsoon, landslides claim a number of lives in Manipur, which has already witnessed six major landslides this year.
18 Mar 2018
High-level India-Bangladesh meet next month on developing national waterways
The proposed high-level meeting on the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade (PIWTT) between India and Bangladesh next month is expected to finalize its Standard Operating Procedures (SoP), an official said.
22 Sep 2017
Mumbai airport main runway operations resume after 26 hours
Flight operations at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport gradually resumed a day after a SpiceJet flight overshot the main runway 27, which remained non-operational for 26 hours.
07 May 2017
Jammu & Kashmir: Banks stop cash transactions following robberies
Following militant attacks and robberies on banks in South Kashmir, cash transactions at nearly 40 bank branches were stopped in sensitive areas of Pulwama and Shopian districts.