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Coronavirus: Home Ministry issues fresh guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

25 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: Home Ministry issues fresh guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines for surveillance, containment, and caution.

Centre bans 43 more mobile apps; check full list here

24 Nov 2020

Centre bans 43 more mobile apps; check full list here

The central government on Tuesday decided to ban 43 mobile applications for being "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity" of India.

Kangana's office demolition case: Bombay HC's judgment on November 27

24 Nov 2020

Kangana's office demolition case: Bombay HC's judgment on November 27

The Bombay High Court will give its verdict on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's office demolition case against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on November 27, according to reports.

Coronavirus: Guidelines for 'reopening' from lockdown extended till November 30

27 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Guidelines for 'reopening' from lockdown extended till November 30

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday extended the guidelines for reopening from the coronavirus lockdown until November 30.

What to expect when movie halls reopen from October 15

02 Oct 2020

What to expect when movie halls reopen from October 15

Unlock 5.0 is particularly relieving for cinema buffs in India.

Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls to reopen from October-15, and more

30 Sep 2020

Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls to reopen from October-15, and more

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for reopening of more activities as India emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

28 Sep 2020

Unlock 5.0: Relaxations for tourism sector, cinema halls reopening likely

As the fourth phase of "unlocking" from the coronavirus lockdown nears its end, India awaits the central guidelines for 'Unlock 5.0'.

Over one crore migrant workers returned home between March-June: Government

22 Sep 2020

Over one crore migrant workers returned home between March-June: Government

Months after grim images of migrant workers walking on foot for days shook the nation, the government revealed that over one crore laborers had returned to their home states between March and June.

Amid tussle with Sena leaders, Kangana meets Maharashtra Governor

13 Sep 2020

Amid tussle with Sena leaders, Kangana meets Maharashtra Governor

Actor Kangana Ranaut met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan on Sunday evening. Her sister Rangoli Chandel was also present at the meet.

NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

05 Sep 2020

NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

National Commission For Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma has called for the immediate arrest of Shiv Sena MLA, Pratap Sarnaik, for threatening actor Kangana Ranaut.

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

01 Sep 2020

Former President Pranab Mukherjee cremated with full military honors

Former President Pranab Mukherjee, who breathed his last on Monday at the age of 84, weeks after testing positive for coronavirus, was cremated at New Delhi's Lodhi Crematorium with full military honors.

Unlock 4.0: Metro rail services to resume from September 7

29 Aug 2020

Unlock 4.0: Metro rail services to resume from September 7

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday unveiled the guidelines for the fourth phase of unlocking from the coronavirus lockdown: 'Unlock 4.0'.

Centre asks states not to stop inter-state movement of persons/goods

22 Aug 2020

Centre asks states not to stop inter-state movement of persons/goods

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Saturday wrote to the governments of all states and union territories, reminding them that there shall be no restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of goods and persons.

A year later, two J&K districts get 4G internet

17 Aug 2020

A year later, two J&K districts get 4G internet

More than a year after internet services were suspended in J&K, 4G speed returned to two districts — Ganderbal and Udhampur — on a trial basis from Sunday, days after the Centre submitted in Supreme Court that it was toying with such an idea.

Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Gyms allowed to reopen; night curfew removed

29 Jul 2020

Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Gyms allowed to reopen; night curfew removed

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday unveiled the guidelines for the third phase of unlocking from the coronavirus lockdown, called 'Unlock 3.0'.

Coronavirus: Delhi reports lowest surge in 35 days

14 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi reports lowest surge in 35 days

In June, the coronavirus story of Delhi was frightening, to say the least. The healthcare infrastructure was overwhelmed, patients were denied beds, and the deceased didn't even get a respectful departure.

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

05 Jul 2020

Delhi inaugurates world's largest COVID care facility with 10,000 beds

Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated a 10,000-bed COVID care facility in the national capital.

Unlock 2.0 guidelines released: What's allowed and what's not

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'.

Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

24 Jun 2020

Delhi revises coronavirus strategy, will screen every house by July-6

Delhi, burdened with a surge of coronavirus cases, revised its strategy against the disease after a series of meetings between Home Minister Amit Shah and Aam Aadmi Party, which governs the state.

MHA withdraws order delisting non-Swadeshi items from CAPF canteens

01 Jun 2020

MHA withdraws order delisting non-Swadeshi items from CAPF canteens

Amid a push for Swadeshi (homegrown) goods, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday released a list of over 1,000 foreign goods that will not be sold by the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar (KPKB) from June 1.

Lockdown extended in containment zones till June 30: Home Ministry

30 May 2020

Lockdown extended in containment zones till June 30: Home Ministry

A day before the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown is scheduled to end, the government issued fresh guidelines for a phased reopening of activities in areas outside of containment zones for a month.

Chaos ensues at Delhi-Gurugram border as Haryana seals entry

29 May 2020

Chaos ensues at Delhi-Gurugram border as Haryana seals entry

Hundreds of commuters were seen stuck at the Delhi-Gurugram border on Friday morning as the Haryana government blocked entry from the national capital in a late-Thursday order.

Curbs only in hotspots in Lockdown 5.0? Perhaps yes

29 May 2020

Curbs only in hotspots in Lockdown 5.0? Perhaps yes

As Lockdown 4.0 is nearing its climax on May 31, states and Centre are now pondering over the most important question — how much of relaxations must be given to stop an exponential rise of COVID-19 cases while also helping the bruised economy?

35 lakh migrants traveled via 2,600 Shramik Specials, says Centre

23 May 2020

35 lakh migrants traveled via 2,600 Shramik Specials, says Centre

The Shramik Special trains have transported 35 lakh migrants between states since they started operations on May 1, the government revealed on Saturday. Till now, 2,600 trains have been run.

Coronavirus: 3,434 dead in India; 5 states record biggest spikes

21 May 2020

Coronavirus: 3,434 dead in India; 5 states record biggest spikes

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India surged past 1.12 lakh, with an uptick of over 5,200 new COVID-19 cases. The death toll in the outbreak also stood at 3,434.

No training camps for contracted players: BCCI

18 May 2020

No training camps for contracted players: BCCI

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has put on hold the plans to commence skill-based training camps for the centrally contracted players.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; tally crosses 90,000

17 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; tally crosses 90,000

India on Saturday reported roughly 4,800 new cases of COVID-19, hitting the biggest spike again—the second time since last Sunday.

Amit Shah orders CAPF canteens to sell only indigenous products

13 May 2020

Amit Shah orders CAPF canteens to sell only indigenous products

All canteens of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) across India will sell only indigenous goods from June 1, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294

12 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294

India on Monday reported nearly 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 taking its total tally past the 70,000-mark.

After Vizag gas leak, government issues guidelines for restarting industries

10 May 2020

After Vizag gas leak, government issues guidelines for restarting industries

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Saturday issued guidelines for the reopening of industries after the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

06 May 2020

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

The Centre on Wednesday wrote to the West Bengal government asking it to allow the movement of goods traffic through border crossings between India and Bangladesh.

Coronavirus: 1,388 dead in India; 7 states record biggest spikes

04 May 2020

Coronavirus: 1,388 dead in India; 7 states record biggest spikes

On Sunday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 1,388 in India. Meanwhile, the total number of infections crossed 42,000.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300

03 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300

India on Saturday reported over 39,000 cases of COVID-19 while the death toll crossed 1,300.

18 migrants traveling to Lucknow inside cement-mixer caught in Indore

02 May 2020

18 migrants traveling to Lucknow inside cement-mixer caught in Indore

On Saturday, 18 migrant workers were caught as they were traveling to Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) hidden inside a cement mixer.

Coronavirus: 1,221 dead in India; 4 states record biggest spike

02 May 2020

Coronavirus: 1,221 dead in India; 4 states record biggest spike

On Friday, India reported a total of 37,256 cases of COVID-19, including 1,221 deaths, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.

Lockdown extended by two more weeks from May 4

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.

Home Ministry allows 'Shramik Special' trains to ferry migrant workers

01 May 2020

Home Ministry allows 'Shramik Special' trains to ferry migrant workers

The Centre on Friday allowed the use of special trains to ferry stranded migrant workers, students, pilgrims, and others.

Coronavirus: 1,152 dead in India; Maharashtra's tally crosses 10,000-mark

01 May 2020

Coronavirus: 1,152 dead in India; Maharashtra's tally crosses 10,000-mark

On Thursday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 1,152 in India. Meanwhile, the total number of infections crossed 34,000.

Coronavirus: US study on remdesivir inconclusive, says Health Ministry

30 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: US study on remdesivir inconclusive, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that a study conducted on an antiviral drug in the United States for COVID-19 treatment is inconclusive.

Coronavirus: 1,077 dead in India; new lockdown guidelines from May-4

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.