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Marine police personnel patrol Puri beach to prevent tourists and fishermen from venturing into the sea due to Cyclone Amphan.(PTI Photo)
Marine police personnel patrol Puri beach to prevent tourists and fishermen from venturing into the sea due to Cyclone Amphan.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Amphan latest update: Odisha plans to evacuate 11 lakh people if needed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 10:10 PM IST
Cyclone Amphan poses challenge to Odisha and Bengal when the state machinery and infrastructure is occupied in fighting coronvirus pandemic.
A man walks past a grafitti depicting the coronavirus, during a lockdown to control its spread in Mumbai, India.(AP)
A man walks past a grafitti depicting the coronavirus, during a lockdown to control its spread in Mumbai, India.(AP)

Covid-19 lockdown 4.0 guidelines: Read full text of government statement here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Read full text of government statement on fourth lockdown in the country here.
Social distancing has to be enforced at every public place under the new guidelines.(HT Photo)
Social distancing has to be enforced at every public place under the new guidelines.(HT Photo)

Lockdown 4.0: List of guidelines to follow whether out shopping or working

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Most restrictions have been retained for Lockdown 4.0 and a guideline needs to be followed for allowed activities.
The latest lockdown guidelines issued by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla indicate that inter-state bus services will be allowed with the provision that states on both ends give their consent.(PTI PHOTO.)
The latest lockdown guidelines issued by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla indicate that inter-state bus services will be allowed with the provision that states on both ends give their consent.(PTI PHOTO.)

Suspended since March 24, inter-state travel to be allowed in Lockdown 4.0

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 09:32 PM IST
It also means that people can now drive down to other cities in different states, again depending on what those particular states have allowed. Air travel and metro services in cities will still remain suspended however.
A woman wearing facemask seen next to a poster of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a community feeding session at New Ashok Nagar, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A woman wearing facemask seen next to a poster of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a community feeding session at New Ashok Nagar, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Arvind Kejriwal hints at relaxations in Delhi, endorses Centre’s lockdown guidelines

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 08:39 PM IST
In another tweet he said the Delhi government will announce a detailed plan for the national capital on Monday.
The Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata(IANS)
The Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata(IANS)

Sports stadiums, complexes allowed to reopen under new lockdown guidelines

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 09:35 PM IST
Under the new guidelines, sports stadiums and complexes will be allowed to open across the country.
Lockdown 4.0 guidelines have been released by the Centre, states will have to follow it up with their own set of criteria.(HT Photo)
Lockdown 4.0 guidelines have been released by the Centre, states will have to follow it up with their own set of criteria.(HT Photo)

Lockdown 4.0 guidelines: List of top 10 activities allowed till May 31

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 08:23 PM IST
Lockdown 4 New Rules: All activities except for those specified have been allowed in all zones except for containment zones where only essential services will be allowed.
Doctors and medical staff wait for their turn during the collection of samples for COVID 19 testing at LNJP Hospital, during nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi, India on Saturday, May 09, 2020.(SONU MEHTA/HT PHOTO.)
Doctors and medical staff wait for their turn during the collection of samples for COVID 19 testing at LNJP Hospital, during nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in New Delhi, India on Saturday, May 09, 2020.(SONU MEHTA/HT PHOTO.)

NDMA directs states to continue lockdown measures till May 31

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:09 PM IST
The Centre will also issue new guidelines for the fourth phase of the lockdown with considerable relaxations being in the offing.
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.(WWE)
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.(WWE)

WWE reportedly says goodbye to SmackDown superstar

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 05:42 PM IST
This year’s WrestleMania was also telecasted without the presence of an audience and was a two-night affair. Even though WWE is holding its shows, the problem of job losses has affected the wrestlers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the reforms announced on Sunday will have transformative effect on some sectors.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says the reforms announced on Sunday will have transformative effect on some sectors.(ANI Photo)

‘Transformative impact’: PM Modi praises Sitharaman’s reforms for 7 sectors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 10:21 AM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced reform measures for 7 sectors with an eye on self-reliant India mission.
Earlier this month, the airline had opened bookings for those passengers who met eligibility criteria and wished to travel from India to London, Singapore and select destinations in the United States on flights operating between May 8 to May 14.(PTI PHOTO.)
Earlier this month, the airline had opened bookings for those passengers who met eligibility criteria and wished to travel from India to London, Singapore and select destinations in the United States on flights operating between May 8 to May 14.(PTI PHOTO.)

After internal email goes viral, Air India says flight bookings are closed for now

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 06:01 PM IST
“Commencement of commercial domestic or international flights will be announced by the Government of India. Passengers are requested to follow the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Air India Twitter handle and respective websites for official announcements regarding resumption of operations,” an Air India spokesperson said.
Shahid Afridi and Harbhajan.(Getty/SPORTZPICS for IPL)
Shahid Afridi and Harbhajan.(Getty/SPORTZPICS for IPL)

He should stay in his limits: Harbhajan Singh lashes out at Shahid Afridi over remarks against India and PM Modi

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 06:09 PM IST
Harbhajan and Yuvraj extended a helping hand to Shahid Afridi Foundation in its fight Coronavirus. The humanitarian effort was good in its heart but attracted a lot of criticism due to Afridi’s stance towards India.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(Hindustan Times File)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(Hindustan Times File)

Govt launches ‘Manodarpan’ to provide psychological support to students, teachers

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 09:49 AM IST
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday launched Manodarpan, an initiative to provide psychological support and counselling to students, teachers and families for mental health and emotional well-being.
Boats anchored at Puri beach after fishermen were advised not to venture into north Bay of Bengal along and off West Bengal-Odisha coasts from May 18 to 21 and those who were out at sea were asked to return to coasts by May 17.(ANI PHOTO.)
Boats anchored at Puri beach after fishermen were advised not to venture into north Bay of Bengal along and off West Bengal-Odisha coasts from May 18 to 21 and those who were out at sea were asked to return to coasts by May 17.(ANI PHOTO.)

Cyclone Amphan intensifies into severe cyclonic storm: Update

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Ahead of Cyclone Amphan making landfall, Odisha has urged the Centre to temporarily suspend ‘Shramik Special’ trains passing through areas falling in the direction of the storm.
Hamilton: India's Yuzvendra Chahal in action during the third T20I of the five-match rubber between India and New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand on Jan 29, 2020. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)
Hamilton: India's Yuzvendra Chahal in action during the third T20I of the five-match rubber between India and New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton, New Zealand on Jan 29, 2020. (Photo: IANS)(IANS)

If someone can emulate even 30 percent of him, it’s enough: Yuzvendra Chahal on Virat Kohli

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:53 PM IST
Chahal admits to have soaked plenty of learnings from Kohli, but the one thing he hasn’t been able to crack is his skipper’s body transformation, which he underwent in 2013.
Children of migrant workers wearing protective face masks wait to cross the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Children of migrant workers wearing protective face masks wait to cross the border to their home state of Uttar Pradesh, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

‘Won’t be left alone’: Arvind Kejriwal extends guarantee to migrant labourers in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Kejriwal said the government was arranging for as many special Shramik trains to ferry them to their homes as many be required for the purpose.
Labourers work at a salt pan, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, at Marakkanam in Viluppuram district.(PTI)
Labourers work at a salt pan, during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, at Marakkanam in Viluppuram district.(PTI)

Lockdown 4.0: Tamil Nadu extends statewide curbs till May 31, resumes public transport in some areas

New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 05:52 PM IST
Chief Minister K Palaniswami said the lockdown is extended till May 31 and the curbs including bar on functioning of educational institutions, public entry into religious places and relaxations already in force will continue throughout the state.
File photo of India coach Ravi Shastri(Getty Images)
File photo of India coach Ravi Shastri(Getty Images)

‘Not much emphasis on world events,’ Ravi Shastri picks series he thinks should restart cricket

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Shastri suggested resumption of the game by taking one step at a time if and when the authorities give the go-ahead.
In a tweet, he also thanked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for acknowledging that the additional expenditure can be met only by additional borrowing.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)
In a tweet, he also thanked Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for acknowledging that the additional expenditure can be met only by additional borrowing.(PTI FILE PHOTO.)

More borrowing, spending will be measure of Centre’s fiscal package: Chidambaram

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com |Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 03:55 PM IST
The former finance minister was referring to the Centre’s Rs 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package meant to revive the Indian economy after the 55-day nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(ANI)
AICC general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(ANI)

‘Nation-building migrant workers are out in the sun, allow us to help them’: Priyanka Gandhi writes to UP CM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:12 PM IST
Gandhi has sought permission from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to run 1,000 buses to send migrant workers back to their native places amid the coronavirus lockdown.
In a series of tweets, Amit Shah said the announcements will “a game changer”.(PTI)
In a series of tweets, Amit Shah said the announcements will “a game changer”.(PTI)

‘A game changer’: Amit Shah praises PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharamam for stimulus package

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 03:51 PM IST
The Union home minister also said the Centre’s decision to allocate an additional Rs 40,000 crore for the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) will boost the rural economy and infrastructure.
File image of Mike Hesson.(Getty Images)
File image of Mike Hesson.(Getty Images)

Can assure RCB will be ready: Mike Hesson hopeful of IPL taking place

Mumbai | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:45 PM IST
The IPL, which was originally scheduled to be held from March 29 to May 24, was indefinitely postponed by the BCCI due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in India and subsequent lockdown announced by the government.
PM eVidya programe(Twitter)
PM eVidya programe(Twitter)

PM eVidya Programme for digital education in India: Everything you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:26 PM IST
PM eVidya programe: In order to promote digital education in the country and make e- learning feasible for students and teachers,union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday launched PM eVidya programme. Here’s everything you need to know about the programme.
Pakistan batsman Babar Azam.(AP)
Pakistan batsman Babar Azam.(AP)

Improve your English, personality: Former Pakistan cricketer’s advice to Babar Azam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:19 PM IST
Speaking in a Youtube video, the former Pakistan bowler said that Babar will need to be communicate with media as captain of the team, and hence also work on improving his English.
World Hypertension Day: Dietary, lifestyle changes are key to live stress-free.(Unsplash)
World Hypertension Day: Dietary, lifestyle changes are key to live stress-free.(Unsplash)

World Hypertension Day: Dietary, lifestyle changes are key to live stress-free

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 01:37 PM IST
Prolonged hypertension, also known as, high blood pressure is a major risk factor for severe medical conditions. Conscious lifestyle modifications and medications can lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of health complications.
The third phase of the Covid-19 lockdown will end on Sunday night.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
The third phase of the Covid-19 lockdown will end on Sunday night.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra extends Covid-19 lockdown till May 31

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Maharashtra had on Saturday recorded its highest single-day jump in Covid-19 cases with 1,606 new infections, bringing the tally to 30,706. The state’s death toll also jumped by 67 deaths to 1,135.
File image of Gautam Gambhir.(File)
File image of Gautam Gambhir.(File)

Gautam Gambhir slams Shahid Afridi over controversial Kashmir remarks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:26 PM IST
“Jokers like Afridi, Imran & Bajwa can spew venom against India & PM @narendramodi ji to fool Pak ppl but won’t get Kashmir till judgment day! Remember Bangladesh?” he added.
A girl of a migrant worker looks at the policemen stopping other migrant worker to cross Delhi, Uttar Pardesh border to reach their villages during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi.(AP)
A girl of a migrant worker looks at the policemen stopping other migrant worker to cross Delhi, Uttar Pardesh border to reach their villages during lockdown to prevent the spread of new coronavirus in New Delhi.(AP)

‘Go pick up their bags, do something’: Sitharaman lashes out at Congress over migrant labourers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:24 PM IST
The finance minister asked why isn’t the Congress doing something more for the migrants in the states ruled by the party.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had focused on the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the middle class on Wednesday(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had focused on the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and the middle class on Wednesday(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Stimulus announced by govt, RBI amount to Rs 20.97 lakh crore: FM Sitharaman gives a break-up

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 01:17 PM IST
According to Nirmala Sitharaman, the first tranche of announcements amounts to Rs 594,550 crore under the economic package talked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The states have seen a sharp decline in the revenue, we have consistently extended help to the states,” she stated.(Bloomberg)
“The states have seen a sharp decline in the revenue, we have consistently extended help to the states,” she stated.(Bloomberg)

‘Borrowing limit of states raised from 3% of Gross State Domestic Product to 5% in 2020-21’: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:33 PM IST
The finance minister said that the state governments, so far, have borrowed only 14% of the limit which is authorised to them while 86% of the limit remains unutilized.
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