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Large number of people visit Ambedkar statue on the occasion of Ambedkar birth anniversary.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Procession, rally banned in Pune on Gudi Padwa, Ambedkar birth anniversary

UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 10:59 PM IST
  • As per the guidelines, no public meetings are allowed on these festivals. Instead, organisers should make the online facility available for citizens.
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said that re-imposing a nation-wide lockdown would be incorrect and a "betrayal" against the poor. (File Photo)
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said that re-imposing a nation-wide lockdown would be incorrect and a "betrayal" against the poor. (File Photo)

Re-imposing lockdown after assembly polls will be a 'mistake': Asaduddin Owaisi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 06:25 PM IST
India is battling the second wave of coronavirus pandemic and the number of new Covid-19 cases in India surged to a record-high of 152,879 on Sunday.
Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 55,411 new cases, bringing the state-wide tally to 3,343,951. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 55,411 new cases, bringing the state-wide tally to 3,343,951. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

India records over 1.5 lakh Covid-19 cases: Here are 10 worst affected states

PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 11:27 AM IST
  • As per the health ministry, 10 states - Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan - are showing a steep rise in daily Covid-19 cases.
A deserted view of Kandivali, Mumbai. The government is planning to impose a lockdown as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the state. (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
A deserted view of Kandivali, Mumbai. The government is planning to impose a lockdown as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the state. (Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)

Maharashtra lockdown?: CM Uddhav Thackeray to decide soon

PUBLISHED ON APR 10, 2021 08:02 PM IST
  • Maharashtra govt may impose lockdown to stop Covid-19 surge; decision on duration to be decided soon
India’s neighbouring countries Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal are witnessing a spike in the cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the past few days. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)(AP)
India’s neighbouring countries Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal are witnessing a spike in the cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the past few days. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)(AP)

News updates from HT: Covid-19 cases on the rise in Pakistan and Bangladesh

PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 12:53 PM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The rise in ICU patients on Saturday followed a much bigger jump the day before - the highest in five months, at 145.(REUTERS)
The rise in ICU patients on Saturday followed a much bigger jump the day before - the highest in five months, at 145.(REUTERS)

France reports further rise in Covid-19 intensive care patients

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 05:49 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron announced a third Covid-19 curfew across the nation starting April 3.
Italy may be in Easter lockdown, but the party's on at sea(AP)
Italy may be in Easter lockdown, but the party's on at sea(AP)

Italy's MSC Grandiosa cruise ship has been welcoming guests on 7-nights trip

AP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 07:28 AM IST
  • Even though Italy is under a strict coronavirus lockdown during Easter, people have been having a gala time a few miles offshore, aboard the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship while following all the safety protocols.
The restrictions in place would not be as tight as the province-wide lockdown that was imposed in December. Photographer: Galit Rodan/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)
The restrictions in place would not be as tight as the province-wide lockdown that was imposed in December. Photographer: Galit Rodan/Bloomberg(Bloomberg)

Canada’s Ontario to be put under lockdown for 28 days to tackle Covid-19 spread

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 03:34 PM IST
  • The move to counter the spread of Covid-19 in Canada’s most populous province, which includes Toronto and the capital city of Ottawa, will take effect on Saturday
Police officials conduct a flag march during the night curfew imposed by the authorities following the rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, India, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP)
Police officials conduct a flag march during the night curfew imposed by the authorities following the rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, India, Sunday, March 28, 2021. (AP)

News updates from HT: Amid Covid spike, Maharashtra plans another lockdown

PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2021 09:00 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The 16 migrant workers were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna on way to their home state(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The 16 migrant workers were walking to Bhusawal from Jalna on way to their home state(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

10 months on, kin of MP men run over by train in Maha, await death certificates

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST
  • The 16 migrant workers slept on rail tracks near Karmad, around 30 km from Aurangabad, due to exhaustion, when they were run over by the train early morning on May 8 last year.
France's lockdown vice? Cheese(Pexels)
France's lockdown vice? Cheese(Pexels)

French households relished a lot of cheese during lockdowns: Surveys

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2021 07:36 AM IST
According to various surveys, during the coronavirus lockdowns, the people of France resorted to home cooked meals and enjoyed a lot of cheese.
Suchismita Routray with Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Chehre.
Suchismita Routray with Amitabh Bachchan on the sets of Chehre.

Bollywood cameraperson was forced to sell momos in hometown after lockdown

PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 02:20 PM IST
  • Suchismita Routray, a 22 year old cameraperson from Cuttack had to move back to her hometown, where she is now selling momos.
Police data show that last year, 997 women in labour were rushed to hospitals in PCR vans.(Abhinav Saha/HT Photo)
Police data show that last year, 997 women in labour were rushed to hospitals in PCR vans.(Abhinav Saha/HT Photo)

Mothers who gave birth in police vans during the lockdown recount journey

By Shiv Sunny, Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 05:59 AM IST
  • Nearly a year after their births, HT tracked down five of the six children born in PCR vans. The babies are healthy, but their parents struggle to recover from the financial shock and job loss suffered due to the pandemic.
Germany is officially in the grip of a third wave of the pandemic, with more than 16,000 new infections reported on Saturday.(AFP)
Germany is officially in the grip of a third wave of the pandemic, with more than 16,000 new infections reported on Saturday.(AFP)

Germany: Violent confrontation ensues between police, anti-lockdown protesters

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 10:09 AM IST
Some protesters even tried to break through a police barrier, prompting the police to use a water cannon to disperse the demonstrators outside the area authorised for the rally.
During the period of the lockdown, essential services will continue to remain operational.(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo)
During the period of the lockdown, essential services will continue to remain operational.(Ravindra Joshi/HT photo)

Amid Covid-19 surge, 1-day lockdown in Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 06:41 AM IST
  • The decision to impose the lockdown was taken at a review meeting of the coronavirus situation in the state which was chaired by chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday.
A health worker conducts COVID-19 testing of a passenger at KSRTC bus stand, amid surge in coronavirus cases in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)
A health worker conducts COVID-19 testing of a passenger at KSRTC bus stand, amid surge in coronavirus cases in Bengaluru. (PTI Photo)

Blame game continues amid Covid-19 surge in Bengaluru

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
PUBLISHED ON MAR 20, 2021 12:56 AM IST
  • The city's civic body was quick to pin the blame on party halls, gyms and swimming pools for the spike.
Rising Covid‑19 cases, particularly in Brazil, also weighed on the demand outlook, and a stronger U.S. dollar pressured oil prices.(REUTERS)
Rising Covid‑19 cases, particularly in Brazil, also weighed on the demand outlook, and a stronger U.S. dollar pressured oil prices.(REUTERS)

Oil slump deepens as Europe faces pandemic lockdowns

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Prices plunged the most on Thursday since last summer, leaving oil down nearly 10% this week with the reality that the pandemic is abiding, even if infections have plummeted in the U.S., the worst-hit country and biggest crude consumer.
Representational Image (HT photo)
Representational Image (HT photo)

Sikkim issues new Covid-19 rules, no movement of vehicles at night

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:05 PM IST
The state imposed a 'night curfew' since last night, instructing restaurants, bars, nightclubs, and other commercial establishments to shut shop by 10 pm daily.
Germany's death toll from the virus stands at 73,301, with a reported 2,558,455 infections. In picture - Street in Cologne, West Germany.(AFP)
Germany's death toll from the virus stands at 73,301, with a reported 2,558,455 infections. In picture - Street in Cologne, West Germany.(AFP)

Germany: Experts warn against easing of lockdown as Covid-19 cases jump

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 05:06 PM IST
The number of Covid-19 cases have been rising again for the last few weeks as some restrictions have been lifted.
The Maharashtra government had also on Thursday decided to impose a lockdown in Nagpur district from March 15 to 21. (PTI)
The Maharashtra government had also on Thursday decided to impose a lockdown in Nagpur district from March 15 to 21. (PTI)

Covid-19: Complete lockdown imposed in Maharashtra's Aurangabad on weekends

ANI |
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2021 12:46 PM IST
Further, the administration informed that they have ordered a partial lockdown in the district during weekdays till April 4.
Thackeray asked people to strictly follow Covid-19 preventative measures. (PTI Photo)
Thackeray asked people to strictly follow Covid-19 preventative measures. (PTI Photo)

Decision on lockdown not easy, review meet to be held in next few days: Uddhav

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 09:07 PM IST
  • He said a second lockdown can be avoided only if citizens in the state follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
Austria plans to let cafe and restaurant terraces reopen this month(Pexels)
Austria plans to let cafe and restaurant terraces reopen this month(Pexels)

Cafe and restaurant terraces to reopen this month in Austria

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 07:22 AM IST
On Monday, the government officials announced that coronavirus lockdown restrictions will become less stringent in Austria and as a result, the cafe and restaurant terraces can reopen this month.
Prolonged closing of bars and restaurants and a nationwide curfew starting at 6 p.m. is keeping a lid on spending for now(AFP)
Prolonged closing of bars and restaurants and a nationwide curfew starting at 6 p.m. is keeping a lid on spending for now(AFP)

French households have saved $146 Billion as Covid lockdown curtailed spendings

Bloomberg | | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:13 PM IST
  • When and how French consumers will spend the nest egg is key to determining the speed of the economic recovery after the pandemic.
The civic body had fined 16,154 people on Saturday for not wearing masks at public places in the city.(PTI file photo)
The civic body had fined 16,154 people on Saturday for not wearing masks at public places in the city.(PTI file photo)

Parents of bride, groom booked in Mumbai for violating Covid-19 norms

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 02:26 PM IST
The first information report (FIR) was also registered against Chhedanagar Gymkhana for violating the safety protocol of the wedding ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic.
All other activities are permitted outside containment zones, which are epicentres of Covid-19 infections and have restricted entry and stringent perimeter control.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)
All other activities are permitted outside containment zones, which are epicentres of Covid-19 infections and have restricted entry and stringent perimeter control.(Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times)

Swimming pools to movie halls, more curbs relaxed

By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 05:48 AM IST
  • The guidelines for “Surveillance, Containment and Caution”, applicable for February 1-28, also said the civil aviation ministry may take a call on further opening up of international air travel in consultation with the MHA.
Boris Johnson also signalled the lockdown could last until summer.(AP)
Boris Johnson also signalled the lockdown could last until summer.(AP)

UK considers paying people to stay home amid lockdown breaches

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 11:18 PM IST
The policy, which would cost about 2 billion pounds a month, would be designed to overcome people’s fear of losing income if forced to self-isolate by a positive test, according to a document dated January 19 obtained by the Guardian and confirmed by a person familiar with the matter.
Nimisha Kashyap(HT file photo)
Nimisha Kashyap(HT file photo)

Covid-19 force star student to drop out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Mullick
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 02:40 AM IST
With the nationwide lockdown shuttering the wholesale shop her father Pradeep Kumar Kashyap worked in, the family had no money to pay her school fees of Rs 500 a month. In May, her name was struck off the school academic rolls.
I thoroughly enjoyed my cousin’s birthday party, writes Rashmicaa Chand (above), a Class 12 student of Delhi Public School,Vasant Kunj
I thoroughly enjoyed my cousin’s birthday party, writes Rashmicaa Chand (above), a Class 12 student of Delhi Public School,Vasant Kunj

Birthday in coronavirus lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 12:36 PM IST
Since the dire situation of the Covid-19 pandemic made us unable to meet up, so this surprise get-together was actually quite a reprieve from the mundane monotonous online classes routine.
To the analytical chemists looking at the wastewater samples before that decision, a second lockdown had started to look very likely(REUTERS)
To the analytical chemists looking at the wastewater samples before that decision, a second lockdown had started to look very likely(REUTERS)

In Greece, wastewater analysis gives clues to Covid-19 viral load

Athens | By Reuters | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:11 PM IST
Chemists doing the analysis say that wastewater-based epidemiology is a non-invasive tool to monitor the pandemic by calculating the real number of infections, both of symptomatic and asymptomatic people.
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