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Frogs as food: The heartbreaking tale of hungry Bhagalpur kids

06 Jul 2020

Frogs as food: The heartbreaking tale of hungry Bhagalpur kids

The lockdown, imposed to stop the deadly coronavirus from spreading, had dire consequences — employees had to take pay cuts, laborers went out of work, businesses were shut, and uncertainty took over.

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

30 Jun 2020

West Bengal announces free ration; 'better quality than Centre'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will provide the poor with free ration till next year.

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'.

As coronavirus cases rise, Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

29 Jun 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

The Maharashtra government has decided to extend the ongoing lockdown till July 31. The ongoing restrictions were supposed to last until June 30.

How to make delicious chocolate chip cookies at home

29 Jun 2020

How to make delicious chocolate chip cookies at home

Chocolates are a gift to the mankind.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown will not be lifted after June 30

28 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: Maharashtra lockdown will not be lifted after June 30

The coronavirus lockdown in Maharashtra will not be lifted after June 30, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday.

How to make lip-smacking white sauce pasta at home

28 Jun 2020

How to make lip-smacking white sauce pasta at home

Made using pasta, some buttery white sauce and healthy veggies, white sauce pasta is a simple and delicious dish that is loved by people all around the world. What's more, it can be easily prepared at home.

Lockdown: These regions have imposed restrictions beyond June 30

27 Jun 2020

Lockdown: These regions have imposed restrictions beyond June 30

India looks forward to the second phase of easing lockdown restrictions, dubbed 'Unlock 2.0', even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise. On Saturday, India reported a record spike in daily new cases, taking the total number of cases past 5 lakh.

Coronavirus: India adds 4 lakh cases in just 39 days

27 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India adds 4 lakh cases in just 39 days

Till mid-May, India had reported a little over 1 lakh COVID-19 cases. The tally has now surpassed 5 lakh, i.e., in just a period of 39 days, India has added 4 lakh cases.

Gurugram to be put under partial lockdown for two weeks

26 Jun 2020

Gurugram to be put under partial lockdown for two weeks

Some parts of Gurugram, Haryana, will be locked down for two weeks to tackle the surge in coronavirus cases, a report in The Times of India said on Friday.

How to make mouth-watering jalebi at home

26 Jun 2020

How to make mouth-watering jalebi at home

Jalebi is an Indian sweet dish that is immensely popular in North India.

How to make delicious chole bhature at home

25 Jun 2020

How to make delicious chole bhature at home

Chole bhature is popular all across India.

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

24 Jun 2020

India witnesses job recovery, unemployment rate back to pre-lockdown era

Bruised by the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown, the Indian economy has shown few signs of recovery as the unemployment rate is reported to have returned to the pre-lockdown period.

How to prepare a tornado potato at home

21 Jun 2020

How to prepare a tornado potato at home

Tornado potato is a delicious dish that everyone loves to munch on.

Modi launches Rs. 50,000 crore employment scheme for migrant workers

20 Jun 2020

Modi launches Rs. 50,000 crore employment scheme for migrant workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a scheme to create employment for migrant workers who returned home during the coronavirus lockdown.

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

18 Jun 2020

Decades of lockdown ends: PM launches auction of coal mines

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a two-stage electronic auction of coal blocks for commercial mining, saying this will make India self-reliant energy-wise, and help all sectors.

Total lockdown in Chennai from June 19; details here

15 Jun 2020

Total lockdown in Chennai from June 19; details here

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to impose a complete lockdown in Chennai and parts of neighboring districts from June 19-30.

Drop cases against migrant workers, send them home, orders SC

09 Jun 2020

Drop cases against migrant workers, send them home, orders SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that migrant workers, stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, must be identified and sent home within 15 days.

As India 'unlocks', West Bengal extends lockdown till June 30

08 Jun 2020

As India 'unlocks', West Bengal extends lockdown till June 30

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the coronavirus lockdown in the state will be extended till June 30.

Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

08 Jun 2020

Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

More than two months after they were shut, religious places, malls, restaurants, and hotels, reopened today as India took small steps towards unlocking.

Players will commence fitness drills at home grounds: Bharat Arun

06 Jun 2020

Players will commence fitness drills at home grounds: Bharat Arun

Indian bowling coach Bharat Arun stated that players will have to begin with running and other fitness drills at respective home grounds amid the nationwide lockdown.

An online make-believe world away from the coronavirus pandemic

06 Jun 2020

An online make-believe world away from the coronavirus pandemic

Since the coronavirus outbreak has forced several countries into lockdowns, people across the globe have come to realize the little joys of what we normally consider boring.

SC gives governments 15 days to transport migrant workers home

05 Jun 2020

SC gives governments 15 days to transport migrant workers home

The migrant workers, who are stranded across the nation, must be ferried back to their native states within 15 days, the Supreme Court told the federal and state governments on Friday while reserving the final order for Tuesday, June 9.

Centre releases guidelines before opening of malls, restaurants, religious places

05 Jun 2020

Centre releases guidelines before opening of malls, restaurants, religious places

Malls, restaurants, hotels, and religious places will be re-opened from Monday (June 8), more than two months after they were shut to curtail coronavirus' transmission.

Five amazing DIY projects you can try at home

05 Jun 2020

Five amazing DIY projects you can try at home

DIY projects not only give you creative satisfaction, but can also help beautify your home.

DU exams 2020: First, second-year exams canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

04 Jun 2020

DU exams 2020: First, second-year exams canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

The University of Delhi has decided not to conduct examinations for first and second-year undergraduate students and first-year postgraduate students.

Because of "draconian lockdown" India flattened GDP curve: Rajiv Bajaj

04 Jun 2020

Because of "draconian lockdown" India flattened GDP curve: Rajiv Bajaj

Painting a grim picture of the battle against coronavirus, Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj said India didn't flatten the COVID-19 curve but ended up demolishing the GDP curve, all thanks to the lockdown which was imposed on March 25.

Did India's lockdown really save lives?

04 Jun 2020

Did India's lockdown really save lives?

The 1.3 billion population of India was put under an unprecedented lockdown in March, to reduce the transmission of coronavirus.

Five cool DIY projects you should try

03 Jun 2020

Five cool DIY projects you should try

Just because you are a grownup, it doesn't mean you have to burden yourself with never-ending responsibilities and worries.

Abhishek Bachchan's 'The Big Bull' to resume shooting next month?

02 Jun 2020

Abhishek Bachchan's 'The Big Bull' to resume shooting next month?

Abhishek Bachchan is ready to roll!

I want to live: TV actor pleads for financial help

02 Jun 2020

I want to live: TV actor pleads for financial help

The ongoing coronavirus crisis and ensuing lack of work opportunities have brought financial troubles for various actors and technicians of the entertainment industry.

Did Akshay Kumar really book a chartered flight amid lockdown?

01 Jun 2020

Did Akshay Kumar really book a chartered flight amid lockdown?

Akshay Kumar has had "enough of putting up with false reports".

How to make tandoori paneer sandwich at home

01 Jun 2020

How to make tandoori paneer sandwich at home

For all the food lovers, the lockdown is nothing short of a curse.

How to make a lip-smacking pizza at home

31 May 2020

How to make a lip-smacking pizza at home

The lockdown has kicked in like a nightmare for all the food lovers out there.

#NewsBytesExclusive: How Myntra and Amazon's deliverymen are dealing with coronavirus

31 May 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: How Myntra and Amazon's deliverymen are dealing with coronavirus

The coronavirus-induced lockdown and the battered economy spelled doom for e-commerce giants in the last two months. With little to no deliveries, they generated far less revenue, and the restrictions left hundreds of deliverymen in the lurch.

How to make apple jelly at home

31 May 2020

How to make apple jelly at home

As kids, we all loved apple jelly.

Sonu Sood arranges chartered flight for  150 migrants

29 May 2020

Sonu Sood arranges chartered flight for 150 migrants

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood is leaving no stone unturned to reduce the plight of migrant workers, a section that has been most severely hit due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdown restrictions.

How to make lip-smacking veg paneer roll at home

28 May 2020

How to make lip-smacking veg paneer roll at home

We Indians are born food lovers. And street food is one thing none of us can say no to.

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

28 May 2020

Happy hours no more: Coronavirus changed rules of eating out

As it crept slyly into our lives, coronavirus upset all the apple carts possible. Beyond the staggering number of people it has killed, the virus has also brought economies to a halt, affecting most sectors.

Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel

28 May 2020

Migrants' crisis: SC asks states to provide food, fund travel

Waking up to the massive humanitarian crisis being played out on Indian roads, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that states, where the migrant workers are staying, should provide them food, shelter, and other basic amenities.