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The Uttarakhand has allowed shops and offices in red zones in the state to open.(HT PHOTO)

Unlock 1: Uttarakhand permits business between 7 am - 4 pm in red zones

By Kalyan Das| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 11:19 PM IST
All offices in red zones have been allowed to operate till 4 pm with 100% staff of class 1 and 2 while 33% of the staff of class 3 and 4 with all the necessary precautions in line with the Centre’s guidelines.
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The CM said that he was in support of the lockdown being extended by 15 more days because of the growing number of Covid-19 positive cases.(ANI)
The CM said that he was in support of the lockdown being extended by 15 more days because of the growing number of Covid-19 positive cases.(ANI)

Lockdown 5.0: Goa seeks reopening of malls, restaurants

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Pramod Sawant, who spoke to Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the telephone on Thursday, said that the state would await the final instructions from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) before taking a call on the easing of restrictions in lockdown 5.0.
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Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar in his parliamentary constituency Morena. (HT photo)
Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar in his parliamentary constituency Morena. (HT photo)

‘Districts in green zone to help BJP campaign for MP bypolls’: Congress

By Ranjan and Shruti Tomar | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Ajay Yadav, Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson, said the entire Chambal-Gwalior belt, which has 16 of the 24 constituencies, has been declared a green zone despite the high number of Covid-19 cases there.
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D K Gupta, a doctor and chairman of Felix Hospital, said two of his staff members tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday and one of them, a nurse, had come in contact with the female patient in the residential society on April 27.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
D K Gupta, a doctor and chairman of Felix Hospital, said two of his staff members tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday and one of them, a nurse, had come in contact with the female patient in the residential society on April 27.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Hospital staff protests outside Red Zone residential society amid blame-game on Covid-19 infection

By Press Trust of India | Prashasti Singh | Noida
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Over three dozen staffers of the Felix Hospital in Sector 137 protested in the evening outside the Ajnara Daffodil, where a 41-year-old female resident was detected with the novel coronavirus infection on May 5, according to an official report.
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Though the Centre has allowed certain activity even in the red zones, Telangana would not allow it under any circumstances and no shop would be allowed to open, chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao said.(AP File Photo)
Though the Centre has allowed certain activity even in the red zones, Telangana would not allow it under any circumstances and no shop would be allowed to open, chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao said.(AP File Photo)

Covid-19 lockdown in Telangana extended till May 29, says CM K Chandrashekar Rao

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:41 AM IST
Speaking to reporters after the cabinet meeting, chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao said the decision to extend the lockdown in Telangana till May 29 was taken with a view to ensuring that the entire state would come out of the Covid-19 by then.
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By Sunday, the state had recorded a total of 516(AFP)
By Sunday, the state had recorded a total of 516(AFP)

All 38 Bihar districts put in red or orange zones to curb spread

By Anirban Guha Roy | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 01:13 AM IST
The government contended that there was need for strict implementation of the ongoing restrictions to contain the spread of Covid-19 in view of the rising cases in new areas and return of migrants and students from other states.
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The state government has decided to follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the further extension on lockdown and the subsequent relaxations it had given in the green and orange zones. (Photo for representation)
The state government has decided to follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the further extension on lockdown and the subsequent relaxations it had given in the green and orange zones. (Photo for representation)

Amid lockdown, Andhra Pradesh allows manufacture of liquor in state

By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 09:18 PM IST
The liquor and beer manufacturers situated in the rural areas and that are outside the limits of municipal corporations and municipalities have been allowed to function.
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Although nearly every second district in the country is classified as a green zone, these districts are home to only a third of India’s population, according to the 2011 Census.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Although nearly every second district in the country is classified as a green zone, these districts are home to only a third of India’s population, according to the 2011 Census.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Areas not affected by Covid-19 mostly in rural areas: Data

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 07:48 PM IST
The government on April 15 classified 170 districts as Covid-19 hotspots -- those which have reported large outbreaks or multiple clusters of cases -- and 207 other districts as non-hotspot areas, those where only limited clusters of cases were reported.
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The move to grant permission to all shops, including those selling non-essential items, comes close on the heels of the Union home ministry allowing the conditional operation of stand-alone retail outlets. (PTI photo)
The move to grant permission to all shops, including those selling non-essential items, comes close on the heels of the Union home ministry allowing the conditional operation of stand-alone retail outlets. (PTI photo)

Karnataka allows shops in green zones to open, but conditions apply

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bengaluru
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 08:08 PM IST
The order also permitted industries to operate in rural areas outside the limits of municipal corporations.
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Hotspots or Red Zones are those districts which have been reporting the maximum number of cases or where the growth rate of Covid-19 cases is very high.(YOGENDRA KUMAR/HT PHOTO.)
Hotspots or Red Zones are those districts which have been reporting the maximum number of cases or where the growth rate of Covid-19 cases is very high.(YOGENDRA KUMAR/HT PHOTO.)

Covid-19: When does a hotspot turn into green zone? Govt explains

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2020 10:24 PM IST
States have been asked to categorise districts reporting the highest number of cases as red zones, districts where some cases have been found as non-hotspots and those which have reported no new confirmed cases in the last 28 days as green zones.
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Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq.(AP photo for representation)
Protesters burn property in front of the U.S. embassy compound, in Baghdad, Iraq.(AP photo for representation)

Rocket hits near US embassy in Iraq’s Baghdad: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Baghdad
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 06:55 AM IST
The assault sent warning sirens blaring across the high-security diplomatic compound but it was unclear exactly what was hit and how many rockets made impact, the source told AFP.
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People pass concrete barriers set by security forces to block anti-government protesters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.(AP file photo)
People pass concrete barriers set by security forces to block anti-government protesters, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.(AP file photo)

2 rockets hit Green Zone in Iraq’s Baghdad: Report

By Agence France-Presse | Baghdad
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 02:51 AM IST
The attack came nearly 24 hours after Tehran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing American and other coalition forces in retaliation for the US killing top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani.
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The latest attack was within the walled-off Green Zone which hosts foreign embassies and Iraqi government buildings, comes amid heightened tensions between Baghdad’s two main allies, Tehran and Washington.(AP Photo)
The latest attack was within the walled-off Green Zone which hosts foreign embassies and Iraqi government buildings, comes amid heightened tensions between Baghdad’s two main allies, Tehran and Washington.(AP Photo)

Rockets hit near US embassy in Baghdad’s Green Zone

By Agence France-Presse | Baghdad
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 05:12 PM IST
A foreign security source inside the Green Zone said two rockets hit near the embassy and a third fell into the Tigris River, which the US embassy overlooks.
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Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful car bomb rocked Kabul early Monday(Reuters Photo)
Dozens of people were wounded with fatalities feared as a powerful car bomb rocked Kabul early Monday(Reuters Photo)

Kabul Blast: At least 53 wounded as car bomb rocks Afghan’s capital

By Press Trust of India | Kabul
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2019 01:15 PM IST
The heavily-secured neighbourhood is home to some military and government buildings, including one shared by Afghanistan’s intelligence agency and defence ministry, as well as the Afghan Football Federation and the Afghan Cricket Board.
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The mine falls in one of the largest contiguous stretches of very dense forest called Hasdeo Arand that spans 170,000 hectares.
The mine falls in one of the largest contiguous stretches of very dense forest called Hasdeo Arand that spans 170,000 hectares.

Adani closer to mining in green zone in Chhattisgarh

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 02:16 PM IST
In 2009, the environment ministry categorised Hasdeo Arand a so-called “no-go” area for mining because of its rich forest cover
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File photo of the Aarey Colony, Goregaon, Mumbai.(HT File Photo)
File photo of the Aarey Colony, Goregaon, Mumbai.(HT File Photo)

‘Do you want to covert Aarey colony into a developed area’: HC asks Maharashtra government

By Kanchan Chaudhari | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2019 03:02 PM IST
An NGO has filed a plea in Bombay HC complaining about construction and commercial activities proposed at the Aarey Milk Colony although the area is shown as Green Zone in the recently sanctioned development plan for the city and the entire colony is otherwise declared an ecologically sensitive area.
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Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)

Maharashtra village in green zone? Activists won’t let it slip by

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2018 12:28 AM IST
The Union environment ministry’s draft notification for the Western Ghats released on October 3 has marked Vilye, one of the 14 villages in Rajapur taluka in Ratnagiri that are affected by the project, as ESA.
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A few months ago, environmentalists and green groups joined hands and wrote to the chief minister to intervene.(Bachachan Kumar/HT)
A few months ago, environmentalists and green groups joined hands and wrote to the chief minister to intervene.(Bachachan Kumar/HT)

Quarrying shrinks Parsik hill to an eyesore

By G Mohiuddin Jeddy | Hindustan Times, Navi Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2018 11:56 PM IST
Residents and activists have sounded the alarm and are fighting to save the hills
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Host John Cena walks on stage at the 31st Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.(AFP)
Host John Cena walks on stage at the 31st Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.(AFP)

John Cena and Jackie Chan to team up in new action film

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International, Washington Dc
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2018 02:00 PM IST
John Cena has signed on to star alongside action superstar Jackie Chan in an action-thriller from Need for Speed director Scott Waugh.
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Balaram Shirishkar, 52, has taken it upon himself to develop more green zones within the workshop area.(Hemanshi Kemani/HT)
Balaram Shirishkar, 52, has taken it upon himself to develop more green zones within the workshop area.(Hemanshi Kemani/HT)

Mumbai railway worker turns trash to treasure

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 01:10 AM IST
Shirishkar, who was been an employee at the workshop since 1987, converted a dumpyard in the premises into a garden with over 200 plants.
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