Lockdown

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Eric Clapton, Van Morrison team up for anti-lockdown song

01 Dec 2020

Eric Clapton, Van Morrison team up for anti-lockdown song

The coronavirus pandemic has uprooted what lifestyle has stood for, and a huge chunk belongs to the entertainment domain.

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.

No chance of lockdown in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

16 Nov 2020

No chance of lockdown in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

At a time when the national capital is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday clarified that the government would not be reimposing the lockdown.

Italy: COVID-19 cases surge, hospitals near breaking-point; partial lockdown extended

14 Nov 2020

Italy: COVID-19 cases surge, hospitals near breaking-point; partial lockdown extended

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge in Italy, hospitals in the country are in a dire condition and nearing a breaking point, struggling with the rise in new admissions.

England enters second lockdown as coronavirus outbreak worsens

05 Nov 2020

England enters second lockdown as coronavirus outbreak worsens

A second coronavirus lockdown has come into force in England, forcing people indoors and shutting down non-essential shops, pubs, and gyms.

Here's how to make wax at home in simple steps

01 Nov 2020

Here's how to make wax at home in simple steps

Nowadays, we all are locked up in our houses due to the coronavirus pandemic, and those beauty parlor visits seem quite risky.

Assam schools reopening from Monday; check guidelines here

01 Nov 2020

Assam schools reopening from Monday; check guidelines here

After a gap of over seven months, schools are set to reopen in Assam from Monday (November 2). The state government has issued a fresh set of guidelines for the reopening of schools, colleges, and other educational institutions.

Delhi schools to remain closed; more seats for higher education

28 Oct 2020

Delhi schools to remain closed; more seats for higher education

Schools in Delhi will remain shut until further notice, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.

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.

Coronavirus-induced woes, broken phone cost family their 16-year-old son

23 Oct 2020

Coronavirus-induced woes, broken phone cost family their 16-year-old son

A family in Goa, struggling to meet ends after the coronavirus outbreak, was devastated this month after their 16-year-old son took his life, over a broken phone.

Coronavirus: Italy introduces new restrictions as infections rise again

19 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Italy introduces new restrictions as infections rise again

Italy has introduced new restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the number of infections has risen again.

Not easy doing business in India, says BMW India head

17 Oct 2020

Not easy doing business in India, says BMW India head

Premium carmakers are being "penalized" for introducing the latest technologies to India in the form of very high taxes, said Vikram Pawah, the President of BMW Group India, Australia, and New Zealand.

UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown

15 Oct 2020

UK: London, other areas moving into Tier 2 coronavirus lockdown

This weekend, Londoners will face stricter COVID-19 restrictions as authorities have decided to move into a Tier 2 lockdown to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

As COVID-19 curbs ease, Mumbai Metro to resume from Monday

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'.

Delhi schools to remain shut till October 31: Manish Sisodia

04 Oct 2020

Delhi schools to remain shut till October 31: Manish Sisodia

All schools in Delhi, both government and private, will continue to remain closed till October 31 in light of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Sunday.

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'.

Delhi airport's Terminal 2 to resume operations from October 1

28 Sep 2020

Delhi airport's Terminal 2 to resume operations from October 1

After a six month shutdown, the Terminal 2 at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport is set to resume operations starting October 1, the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has announced.

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.

Schools reopening tomorrow: List of states where classes are resuming

20 Sep 2020

Schools reopening tomorrow: List of states where classes are resuming

Even as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, some states have decided to reopen schools partially.

Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk

16 Sep 2020

Now, Modi government says fake news forced migrants to walk

Taking apathetic view toward migrant crisis once again, the government told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that panic, sparked by fake news, triggered the exodus of poor, jobless, and hungry laborers who walked thousands of kilometers to their homes.

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

15 Sep 2020

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

Around 35% of children did not receive mid-day meals during the coronavirus lockdown despite government orders, a survey conducted across five Indian states has found.

No data on migrants' death, hence no compensation: Modi government

15 Sep 2020

No data on migrants' death, hence no compensation: Modi government

Turning a blind eye to the heart-wrenching crisis, which sparked after Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a lockdown to battle coronavirus in March, the Labor Ministry on Monday told the Parliament it had no data on migrants who lost their lives, while on their way home.

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

06 Sep 2020

DMRC plans UV light disinfection as Metro services resume tomorrow

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has made several preparations ahead of the resumption of its services from Monday (September 7).

West Bengal: Total lockdown for 3 days in September

31 Aug 2020

West Bengal: Total lockdown for 3 days in September

The West Bengal government on Monday issued guidelines extending the lockdown in containment zones in the state till September 30 to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Haryana government revokes order to shut shops on Mondays, Tuesdays

30 Aug 2020

Haryana government revokes order to shut shops on Mondays, Tuesdays

The Haryana government on Sunday revoked a recent order directing shops to remain shut on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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'.

Jail inmate attacks disgraced singer R Kelly: Here's why

28 Aug 2020

Jail inmate attacks disgraced singer R Kelly: Here's why

R Kelly, currently incarcerated at Metropolitan Correctional Center, Chicago "isn't doing well."

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.

Punjab: More curbs in all cities as coronavirus cases rise

18 Aug 2020

Punjab: More curbs in all cities as coronavirus cases rise

The Punjab government has imposed additional restrictions in all cities across the state starting Tuesday in light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in urban areas.

New Zealand: Auckland on lockdown as new coronavirus cases emerge

12 Aug 2020

New Zealand: Auckland on lockdown as new coronavirus cases emerge

After being praised for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, New Zealand has put its largest city Auckland back on lockdown.

Gyms, yoga institutes to reopen from August 5; guidelines released

03 Aug 2020

Gyms, yoga institutes to reopen from August 5; guidelines released

The Union Health Ministry on Monday released guidelines for the reopening of gymnasiums and yoga institutes.

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'.

Chhattisgarh: Government extends lockdown till August 6 in worst-hit districts

27 Jul 2020

Chhattisgarh: Government extends lockdown till August 6 in worst-hit districts

As Chhattisgarh continues to witness a surge in COVID-19 cases, the state government on Monday announced that the ongoing lockdown in the worst-hit districts will be extended until August 6.

Amid spike in coronavirus cases, lockdown announced in Kashmir Valley

22 Jul 2020

Amid spike in coronavirus cases, lockdown announced in Kashmir Valley

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday announced a lockdown in most regions of the Kashmir Valley to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end

22 Jul 2020

Government extends 'Work from Home' for IT firms till 2020-end

With rising coronavirus cases overwhelming the medical infrastructure, the government has, once again, decided to relax remote working norms for IT companies and BPOs.

COVID-19: With 1.1mn+ cases, India witnesses deadliest week so far

21 Jul 2020

COVID-19: With 1.1mn+ cases, India witnesses deadliest week so far

India witnessed its deadliest week of the COVID-19 outbreak so far last week through Sunday, during which 238,000 cases—21% of the country's total cases to date—were reported.

COVID-19 outbreak: 2-day total lockdown across West Bengal every week

20 Jul 2020

COVID-19 outbreak: 2-day total lockdown across West Bengal every week

As West Bengal continues to witness a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, the state government on Monday announced a total lockdown will be in force for two days every week across the state.

Prices of potatoes and tomatoes surge, courtesy poor crop, lockdown

20 Jul 2020

Prices of potatoes and tomatoes surge, courtesy poor crop, lockdown

While last year, prices of onions induced tears among Indian households, this year potatoes and tomatoes are responsible for the same.

How to make authentic Rajasthani dal baati churma at home

19 Jul 2020

How to make authentic Rajasthani dal baati churma at home

Dal baati churma is one among the many amazing dishes of the royal Rajasthani cuisine.