25 May 2020
Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari has come under fire for violating lockdown guidelines after he was seen playing a game of cricket in Sonipat, Haryana.
21 May 2020
MHA withdraws "swadeshi products at CAPF canteens" order, then clarifies
On May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs. 20 lakh crore package to help India's economy, battered due to coronavirus pandemic.
18 May 2020
Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert
After brewing over the South Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan has now intensified into an "extremely severe storm" and is likely to turn into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday.
18 May 2020
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16 May 2020
Uttar Pradesh: Two trucks collide, 24 migrants die, several injured
Twenty four migrant workers were killed in Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Saturday, when the truck they were traveling in collided with another in Auraiya, some 200 kilometer away from the state capital Lucknow.
15 May 2020
No action against employers for not paying wages: Supreme Court
Giving a big relief to cash-strapped factory owners, the Supreme Court on Friday junked a circular from Ministry of Home Affairs, which pressurized them to pay full wages to workers, even during the lockdown.
11 May 2020
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05 May 2020
'Special corona fee' makes liquor 70% costlier in Delhi
In what clearly looks like an attempt to generate more revenue, the Delhi government, run by Aam Aadmi Party, announced late last night it would be levying a special 70% "corona tax" on MRP of alcohol from Tuesday.
04 May 2020
Social distancing in shreds outside liquor shops across the country
In scenes that should scare one and all, norms of social distancing went for a toss on Monday morning when liquor shops across the nation opened for the first time after more than 40 days.
02 May 2020
Liquor stores to open, industry plans 'contactless' sales
Last evening, Ministry of Home Affairs announced that the nationwide lockdown has been extended for two weeks from May 4, but it gave relaxations in various sectors.
01 May 2020
Lockdown extended by two more weeks from May 4
The lockdown in India has been further extended by two more weeks, according to a Ministry of Home Affairs order issued on Friday. The lockdown will now last until May 17.
01 May 2020
In one-off special train, migrants travel from Telangana to Jharkhand
Today, nearly 40 days after coronavirus-linked lockdown started, a special train was arranged from Telangana to ferry migrant workers to Jharkhand on a special request of the former's state government.
30 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: Lockdown will be extended with 'considerable relaxations', hints Centre
With just three days left for the coronavirus-linked nationwide lockdown to come to an end, the Centre on Wednesday night hinted that the restrictions would continue but "considerable relaxations" would be given in some districts.
30 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: 1,077 dead in India; new lockdown guidelines from May-4
On Wednesday, the total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 33,000, while the death toll rose to 1,077, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.
29 Apr 2020
Movement of stranded migrant workers, students allowed under these conditions
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday allowed the movement of persons stranded in different parts of the country amid the lockdown.
28 Apr 2020
NITI Aayog employee tests coronavirus positive, building sealed
The office of NITI Aayog, the government's think tank, was sealed on Tuesday for 48 hours after an employee tested positive for coronavirus. The results came out around 9 am today.
28 Apr 2020
After review, Delhi government allows vets, plumbers, electricians to work
Days after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed veterinarians, plumbers, and electricians to work during the nationwide lockdown (imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus) the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government also lifted the ban from these services after conducting a thorough review.
27 Apr 2020
Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement
Today, the Supreme Court will take up a plea pertaining to the movement of migrant workers, who faced the maximum brunt due to the nationwide lockdown — imposed to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.
23 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: First Lady Savita Kovind stitches masks for shelter homes
As gloomy times have taken over the entire world, any and every help is appreciated. Abiding by these words, First Lady Savita Kovind, the wife of President Ram Nath Kovind, stitched masks on Wednesday that will be distributed to shelter homes.
22 Apr 2020
Lockdown relaxations: Shops of electric fans, educational books can function
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revised guidelines as to what's allowed and what's not during the ongoing 40-day lockdown period, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
20 Apr 2020
Centre tells states: Don't dilute lockdown; Kerala receives earful
The nationwide lockdown, intended to slow coronavirus' spread, should not be diluted, the Centre told state governments and union territories on Monday.
19 Apr 2020
#Lockdown: MHA changes rules again, only essentials to be delivered
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday introduced changes in guidelines for the operations of e-commerce websites during the lockdown.
19 Apr 2020
Amit Shah reviews lockdown situation from MHA's COVID-19 control room
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday chaired a review meeting on the Ministry's control room that has been set up to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
16 Apr 2020
Indian government says Zoom is 'not safe' to use
Zoom, the video conferencing app that shot to fame before being embroiled in several privacy-related debacles, has been red-flagged by the Indian government.
15 Apr 2020
Sit 6-feet apart, no large meetings: Lockdown guidelines for offices
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued a lengthy list of guidelines for the extended nationwide lockdown in India.
15 Apr 2020
#Lockdown2: Industry bodies want package of nearly Rs. 16L crore
As India's lockdown was extended for another nineteen days on Tuesday, several industry bodies asked the government to release a financial package to help them and revive growth in various sectors.
15 Apr 2020
Lockdown guidelines released: Details about what's allowed and what's not
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation declaring that the countrywide lockdown — imposed to contain coronavirus spread — has been extended till May 3, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday released revised guidelines where it was underlined that all agricultural activities will be allowed from April 20.
13 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states
India is not testing as much as it should. For a population of over one billion, we tested merely 1,95,748 samples until yesterday, April 12.
04 Apr 2020
Lockdown Impact: Prices of pulses, sugar, potatoes, and onions rise
India is almost half-way through the 21-day lockdown which began on March 25, but the days haven't been easy. With rocky transportation and disruption in supply chains, wholesale prices of vegetables, fruits, pulses, and sugar have increased in the last fortnight of March, a report in Indian Express said.
30 Mar 2020
Delhi: Migrant workers arrive at ISBT, two senior officers suspended
Amid the 21-day lockdown, when hundreds of migrant workers arrived at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal this past weekend to catch buses for their native places, the Centre saw it as an administrative failure in Delhi.
25 Mar 2020
India's 21-day lockdown begins: Know what's open, what's not
Last night, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will be kept under lockdown for 21 days starting Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs released a detailed statement explaining what services will remain open and what will be shut.
17 Mar 2020
Justice Lokur on Gogoi's RS nomination: Has last bastion fallen?
In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government nominated former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha, four months after he retired from the top post.
06 Mar 2020
Government says parents' place, date of birth essential for NPR
Amid uproar regarding the National Population Register (NPR), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed a standing committee of Parliament that questions related to parents' birth were asked in the past as well and it's necessary for "back-end data processing".
02 Mar 2020
Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots
The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.
28 Feb 2020
Delhi Police, accused of laxity during violence, gets new chief
On Friday, the Ministry of Home Affairs gave Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SN Shrivastava the additional charge of the post of Delhi Commissioner.
28 Feb 2020
Delhi riots: Toll climbs to 38, Centre says situation improving
This week, India's national capital, Delhi, was rocked by Hindu-Muslim riots, in which 38 people were killed and hundreds were injured.
25 Feb 2020
Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes
For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.
20 Feb 2020
Ayodhya: Nritya Gopal Das named president of Ram Mandir trust
The trust tasked with overseeing the construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya met for the first time on Wednesday and named Nritya Gopal Das as its president.
16 Feb 2020
Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions
A couple of protesters of Shaheen Bagh, the epicenter of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation in Delhi, are planning to march towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence at 2 pm today to discuss the contentious law.
12 Feb 2020
Assam NRC data goes offline, Government says 'technical issue'
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday cited "technical issues" after the data on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) disappeared from its official website.