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: A man walks under a public health message about social distancing displayed at a shopping plaza in the city centre during a lockdown to curb the spread of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Sydney, Australia. (REUTERS)

Sydney may extend Covid lockdown after 1 death due to Delta variant

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2021 05:56 PM IST
  • The Australian government, which is battling an outbreak of the Delta variant, fared better than most developed nations with relatively low Covid-19 cases and deaths so far.
Mohammad Shamshad Sher runs a small-scale embroidery business in Mumbai's Dharavi(HT Photo/Satish Bate)
Mohammad Shamshad Sher runs a small-scale embroidery business in Mumbai's Dharavi(HT Photo/Satish Bate)

One year of Covid: ‘We were never short of food’

By Eeshanpriya MS, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2021 07:22 PM IST
  • Some of his former employees began to return to work by November, but Mohammad Shamshad Sher cannot afford to hire more than 10 people. There isn't enough work for them
Srila Chatterjee at her Kemps Corner residence.(HT Photo/Anshuman Poyrekar)
Srila Chatterjee at her Kemps Corner residence.(HT Photo/Anshuman Poyrekar)

One year of Covid: Lessons in lockdown

By Anjana Vaswani, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2021 08:11 PM IST
  • Five Mumbaiites speak about what the Covid pandemic and the shutdown taught them in their personal and professional lives.
Civil defence members and counsellors work at the Covid-19 district surveillance and telemedicine hub at a school in New Delhi on August 2, 2020.(Bloomberg)
Civil defence members and counsellors work at the Covid-19 district surveillance and telemedicine hub at a school in New Delhi on August 2, 2020.(Bloomberg)

Centre’s telemedicine service clocks 700k consultations: Data

UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 06:59 PM IST
eSanjeevaniOPD , which enables access to OPD services within the confines of a patient’s home, was launched on April 13 during the first phase of the nationwide lockdown restrictions, when non-Covid-19 services were majorly affected.
The tax collection saw positive growth for the first time in September with a modest 4% year-on-year increase at Rs 95,480 crore after remaining subdued for seven months.(PTI)
The tax collection saw positive growth for the first time in September with a modest 4% year-on-year increase at Rs 95,480 crore after remaining subdued for seven months.(PTI)

GST collection in October exceeds Rs 1L cr mark first time in eight months

By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 03:02 PM IST
HT reported on October 24 that the GST collections, a barometer of economic health, would surpass Rs 1 lakh crore
The number of suicides in Himachal Pradesh in the first three months of the lockdown, imposed on March 24, was twice those recorded in the previous three months.(HT Photo)
The number of suicides in Himachal Pradesh in the first three months of the lockdown, imposed on March 24, was twice those recorded in the previous three months.(HT Photo)

Investigate suicide cases on priority: Himachal DGP amid increase in cases during Covid lockdown

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 05:54 PM IST
Sanjay Kundu issues revised guidelines for investigation and asks police personnel to look into suicide cases closely and not treat them as routine
Shops and malls will be open in Chandigarh on August 29 and 30. The UT administration took the decision after the Haryana government decided to allow shops to stay open in neighbouring Panchkula.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)
Shops and malls will be open in Chandigarh on August 29 and 30. The UT administration took the decision after the Haryana government decided to allow shops to stay open in neighbouring Panchkula.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo)

No Covid lockdown in Chandigarh this weekend

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2020 04:50 PM IST
With Haryana deciding to allow shops to open on weekends in the state, UT adviser Manoj Parida says lockdown restrictions won’t work unless the tricity is closed
Shah asked about various activities pertaining to the lockdown, economic activity as well as the status of migrant workers, the number of people still stranded etc. during his 5-6 minute-long conversation with the CMs, according to officials(PTI)
Shah asked about various activities pertaining to the lockdown, economic activity as well as the status of migrant workers, the number of people still stranded etc. during his 5-6 minute-long conversation with the CMs, according to officials(PTI)

Amit Shah seeks CMs’ views on extension

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Officials familiar with Shah’s meeting with the CMs said many states have reiterated that the lockdown should be extended with considerable relaxation in economic activity.
According to the India Meteorological Department, mercury levels touched 45 degrees Celsius on Friday in parts of Delhi and the same is expected on Saturday as well.(Reuters)
According to the India Meteorological Department, mercury levels touched 45 degrees Celsius on Friday in parts of Delhi and the same is expected on Saturday as well.(Reuters)

News updates from Hindustan Times: No respite from scorching heat wave in Delhi and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 05:13 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Power firms have been hit hard due to the Covid-19 lockdown, partly on account of high fixed costs related to power plants(Harikrishna Katragadda/ MINT)
Power firms have been hit hard due to the Covid-19 lockdown, partly on account of high fixed costs related to power plants(Harikrishna Katragadda/ MINT)

Rs 70,000 cr Covid-19 package for power firms; cabinet approval expected soon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 03:22 PM IST
The Covid-19 package for the power sector is likely to offer a moratorium and restructuring of debt repayment by companies spread over an eight-year period
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the relaxations from April 20 to enable private sector and the administration make the arrangements.(PIB)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the relaxations from April 20 to enable private sector and the administration make the arrangements.(PIB)

From red zone to green: Why PM Modi waited for April 20 to ease Covid-19 lockdown 2.0

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Covid-19 Lockdown 2.0: PM Narendra Modi came up with a 6-day gap to let officias and businesses prep for the caliberated exit from the lockdown
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