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Deaths due to Covid-19 have surpassed the 1000-mark in India(ANI)

With 73 deaths in 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 toll crosses 1000-mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 10:23 AM IST
The country saw 1897 new cases of Covid-19 and 73 deaths in the last 24 hours as 827 people were also cured or discharged in the same period, the health ministry’s dashboard showed at 8am.
The victim had asked her husband to play Ludo with her on a mobile phone in a bid to keep him indoors, an official said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The victim had asked her husband to play Ludo with her on a mobile phone in a bid to keep him indoors, an official said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man beats wife after losing to her in online ludo, injures spine: Police

Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The incident came to light last weekend when the woman, a resident of Vemali locality, called up Abhyam helpline for victims of domestic violence stating that she was severely assaulted by her husband, the official said.
Haryana Police personnel screen commuters for identity cards and permits during lockdown, at NH 48, Delhi-Gurugram Border, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, April 27, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Haryana Police personnel screen commuters for identity cards and permits during lockdown, at NH 48, Delhi-Gurugram Border, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, April 27, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Strict vigil at Delhi-Faridabad border, inter-state passes must for travel

New Delhi | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 05:40 PM IST
Similarly, at the Delhi-Gurugram border, a long queue of vehicles was seen as police personnel check passes of people commuting through the route amid the lockdown.
BITSAT 2020. (Screengrab)
BITSAT 2020. (Screengrab)

BITSAT 2020 registration process, exam dates extended due to coronavirus lockdown, check details

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 12:43 PM IST
Interested and eligible candidates can apply online for the BITSAT 2020 online at bits-pilani.ac.in on or before the extended deadline until 5 pm.
Rajasthan PTET 2020 examination has been postponed till further orders.(Shutterstock)
Rajasthan PTET 2020 examination has been postponed till further orders.(Shutterstock)

Rajasthan PTET 2020 postponed due to coronavirus lockdown, check details

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Rajasthan PTET 2020 examination was to be conducted on May 10 at various centers in all district headquarters in the state.
Deb also asked market committees to ensure social distancing norms are followed in markets along with other rules .(PTI)
Deb also asked market committees to ensure social distancing norms are followed in markets along with other rules .(PTI)

Boost primary sectors to tackle economic loss due to lockdown: Tripura CM

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Regarding fisheries, the CM pointed out that fish seeds are produced in the state and Andhra Pradesh procures them from West Bengal worth of Rs 150 crore.
The world has come to a standstill with no immediate signs of resumption of any kind of entertainment programmes.(Unsplash)
The world has come to a standstill with no immediate signs of resumption of any kind of entertainment programmes.(Unsplash)

Folk artistes say they are struggling to survive coronavirus lockdown, seek govt help

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:49 PM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a double whammy for the already-struggling folk musicians, who say it has wreaked havoc on their livelihood by forcing them to sit idle in their homes and the future looks gloomy too.
Ballet dancer Yvonne Slingerland Cosialls of the Dutch National Ballet performs on the streets of Amsterdam for the "Gently Quiet" project, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw(REUTERS)
Ballet dancer Yvonne Slingerland Cosialls of the Dutch National Ballet performs on the streets of Amsterdam for the "Gently Quiet" project, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands April 24, 2020. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw(REUTERS)

Dancing in the streets: Ballet stars perform in empty Amsterdam inspired by the coronavirus lockdown

Amsterdam | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:26 PM IST
All bars, restaurants, museums and other public places have been shut in the Netherlands since March 15 in an attempt to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus. The National Ballet has cancelled all its performances until June 1 and stopped its dancers from rehearsing together.
Representational image.(Unsplash)
Representational image.(Unsplash)

JEE Main 2020: How to prepare for exam amid coronavirus lockdown

By R L Trikha
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 08:06 PM IST
Aspirants have an extended preparation time available, which can be put to effective utilisation. Students must stay positive and need to focus on revision and analysing their weaknesses.
Vaibhav Wagh (R) distributing food in Warje on Thursday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
Vaibhav Wagh (R) distributing food in Warje on Thursday.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

On the frontline: We receive calls daily requesting for help, says president of Vande Mataram Sanghatana

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Dheeraj Bengrut
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 04:49 PM IST
The organisation is involved in the distribution of food packets across the city during the lockdown to the urban poor
According to an official aware of the details, these industries, mostly in the micro, small and medium sector, have pointed out that the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic is an extraordinary situation, and employers are facing difficulties in paying wages.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
According to an official aware of the details, these industries, mostly in the micro, small and medium sector, have pointed out that the ongoing coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic is an extraordinary situation, and employers are facing difficulties in paying wages.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

States request use of ESI fund for wages amid Covid-19 lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 05:52 AM IST
Among the states that have raised the issue of allowing ESIC funds for the payment of wages are Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.
A corridor leading to the boarding gates at Terminal 2 in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. The city has the highest number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country. The airport authorities used this time to recarpet one of its main runways that had been shut since November.(satish bate/HT PHOTO)
A corridor leading to the boarding gates at Terminal 2 in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai. The city has the highest number of Covid-19 positive cases in the country. The airport authorities used this time to recarpet one of its main runways that had been shut since November.(satish bate/HT PHOTO)

Coronavirus lockdown stops India in its tracks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 05:52 AM IST
During the lockdown, the Indian Railways that operated on a mammoth network ferrying 23 million passengers across 13,000 trains has only operated freight trains to supply essential commodities.
Nearly 3,000 local train services operate on the route daily and over 80 lakh commuters use it everyday, making it the lifeline of the country’s financial capital.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Nearly 3,000 local train services operate on the route daily and over 80 lakh commuters use it everyday, making it the lifeline of the country’s financial capital.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

How travelling in Mumbai local trains will be safer after lockdown ends

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 10:11 PM IST
As the trains are now not running since a month due to the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, the rail authorities are carrying out maintenance of the rail signalling system, tracks, overhead equipment and the rolling stock, a railway official said.
Parenting counsellors and mental health physiologists have been receiving many calls daily during the lockdown to get help on how to tackle children.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Parenting counsellors and mental health physiologists have been receiving many calls daily during the lockdown to get help on how to tackle children.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

As parents learn to deal with work and children during the lockdown, new relationship dimensions emerge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dheeraj Bengrut
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 05:40 PM IST
The biggest challenge for parents during the lockdown is to convince kids that they should not go out and play, maintain social distance and wash hands, says advocate Sheetal Lokhande Waghchoure.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad(PTI)
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad(PTI)

Working from home to be the new norm: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 06:02 AM IST
Ravi Shankar Prasad held review meetings with officials in both ministries to work out a plan to make work-from-home a permanent fixture in a wide range of “other service provider” establishments, officials said..
The Ministry of Home Affairs had said that bars and restaurants across the country will remain shut until the lockdown ends on May 3.(ANI)
The Ministry of Home Affairs had said that bars and restaurants across the country will remain shut until the lockdown ends on May 3.(ANI)

Covid-19 lockdown 2.0: Areas where eateries are open from today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 11:59 AM IST
In its revised guidelines on activities and operations exempted during the lockdown period from April 20, the Ministry of Home Affairs had said that dhabas (eating joints) along the highways will be allowed to operate from April 20.
Sunder, a rickshawala, in Chandigarh’s Sector 35, wishes he could return to his village in Uttar Pradesh.(HT PHOTO)
Sunder, a rickshawala, in Chandigarh’s Sector 35, wishes he could return to his village in Uttar Pradesh.(HT PHOTO)

Show us the way home, moan Chandigarh’s rickshaw pullers

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Nirupama Dutt, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 05:12 PM IST
It is lockdown for the privileged and hunger for those living on the fringes
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath maintained that no leniency is to be given in areas that are categorised as coronavirus hotspots and containment zones.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath maintained that no leniency is to be given in areas that are categorised as coronavirus hotspots and containment zones.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Lockdown 2.0 relaxation in UP: No relief in 19 districts, DMs to decide for rest

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 09:38 AM IST
The district officials will work out the modalities regarding opening of specified industries, banks and other units in the 56 districts that have reported less than 10 coronavirus cases.
Ajay Thakur.(Special Arrangement/Hindustan Times)
Ajay Thakur.(Special Arrangement/Hindustan Times)

‘This is my time to do duty and give back to society’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ajay Thakur
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 04:30 PM IST
Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Ajay Thakur, the captain of the bronze medal-winning Indian kabaddi team at the 2018 Asian Games. A Deputy Superintendent of Police, Thakur also plays in the Pro Kabaddi League.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference at Tilak Hall, Vidhan Bhawan, in Lucknow on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.(HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference at Tilak Hall, Vidhan Bhawan, in Lucknow on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020.(HT Photo)

Covid-19: UP govt to provide employment to 5 lakh stranded workers in state

Lucknow | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 07:27 PM IST
The state government had on Saturday announced that Rs 1,000 aid each to destitute people, including to those who were left out in both urban and rural areas amid lockdown.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wearing a full protective suit and a mask looks at people working during a visit at El Corte Ingles retail store sewing workshop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain.(via REUTERS)
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wearing a full protective suit and a mask looks at people working during a visit at El Corte Ingles retail store sewing workshop amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madrid, Spain.(via REUTERS)

Spain to extend coronavirus lockdown until May 9: PM Pedro Sanchez

Madrid | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Restrictions on movements would be loosened slightly however to allow children time outside from April 27, the PM added.
File image of Udayan Mane.(HT Photo)
File image of Udayan Mane.(HT Photo)

‘Trying hard not to let the present scenario affect me’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Udayan Mane
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Udayan Mane, who is bound for the Tokyo Olympics as India’s second-highest ranked golfer and is the current order of merit leader on the Professional Golf Tour of India.
Indian publishing houses innovate reading in times of coronavirus lockdown.(Unsplash)
Indian publishing houses innovate reading in times of coronavirus lockdown.(Unsplash)

Indian publishing houses innovate reading in times of coronavirus lockdown

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 09:16 AM IST
Digital delivery is the new name of the game even as publishers await the reopening of brick-and-mortar bookstores.
Tourist havens such as Venice have been particularly pummelled by lockdown orders that have kept millions indoors and closed all stores except for essential supermarkets and pharmacies.(Unsplash)
Tourist havens such as Venice have been particularly pummelled by lockdown orders that have kept millions indoors and closed all stores except for essential supermarkets and pharmacies.(Unsplash)

Venice creeps back to life after coronavirus lockdown

Venice | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 08:59 AM IST
Tourist havens such as Venice have been particularly pummelled by lockdown orders that have kept millions indoors and closed all stores except for essential supermarkets and pharmacies.
Dekho Apna Desh webinar to offer tourism virtually amidst coronavirus lockdown.(www.icredibleindia.org)
Dekho Apna Desh webinar to offer tourism virtually amidst coronavirus lockdown.(www.icredibleindia.org)

Dekho Apna Desh webinar to offer tourism virtually amidst coronavirus lockdown

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Laced with interesting anecdotes, the session which was conducted by the India City Walks and was attended by 5,546 people registering for it.
Vogue Italia tasked models including Gigi Hadid, Lindsey Wixson, Sebastian Faena, among others for their ‘Far Away So Close’ digital photo series for the April issue of Vogue.(Instagram)
Vogue Italia tasked models including Gigi Hadid, Lindsey Wixson, Sebastian Faena, among others for their ‘Far Away So Close’ digital photo series for the April issue of Vogue.(Instagram)

Triple threat: Models are styling, set designing and photographing their own shoots during Coronavirus lockdown

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 12:49 PM IST
It is impossible to carry out a fashion shoot in these times of social distancing, you could probably photograph from 6 feet away, but how does one do make-up, hair and styling, all very hands-on jobs from six feet away?
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Coronavirus lockdown: OJEE 2020 exam postponed till further notice, check details here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON APR 14, 2020 06:01 PM IST
A notice regarding this decision has been uploaded on the OJEE’s official website.
PM Modi announced the 21-day nationwide coronavirus lockdown on March 25 to break the chain of Covid-19 infections in the country.(ANI)
PM Modi announced the 21-day nationwide coronavirus lockdown on March 25 to break the chain of Covid-19 infections in the country.(ANI)

PM to address nation at 10 am tomorrow, expected to outline lockdown decision

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 06:14 PM IST
The Prime Minister is likely to give a final word on the coronavirus lockdown which will enter its final day tomorrow.
The 3-week lockdown was introduced to break the chain of Covid-19 infection across the country and ‘flatten the curve’. The lockdown will come to an end on April 14, if not extended further.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The 3-week lockdown was introduced to break the chain of Covid-19 infection across the country and ‘flatten the curve’. The lockdown will come to an end on April 14, if not extended further.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

20 days, 20 steps: A look at government’s measures against Covid-19 amid lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 10:57 AM IST
Under its Ujjawala scheme, the government is providing free LPG refills for the next three months to over 8.3 crore poor women amid tghe coronavirus crisis.
The monkey was seen swimming in a deserted pool.(Twitter)
The monkey was seen swimming in a deserted pool.(Twitter)

This monkey swimming in a pool will remind you of your beach holidays

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 09:33 PM IST
The clip shows two monkeys sitting on the balcony of a house overlooking a pool. Within a few seconds, one of them does a perfect cannonball and splashes into the pool and starts swimming.
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