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Karan Patel is upset that common people cannot work even as politicians and many others continue with their life as usual.

Karan Patel angry with partial lockdown: 'Stupid and outright senseless'

UPDATED ON APR 08, 2021 07:30 AM IST
  • TV actor Karan Patel is angry that the Maharashtra government decided to tackle the recent surge in coronavirus cases by ordering the common man to stop working, while life remains as usual for many, including politicians.
Passengers wait in a queue to give samples for their Covid-19 tests after arriving at a railway station, in Mirzapur.(PTI)
Passengers wait in a queue to give samples for their Covid-19 tests after arriving at a railway station, in Mirzapur.(PTI)

Covid-19 2nd peak: As daily cases rise, what Centre says on lockdown

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST
In his last meeting with state chief ministers, PM Modi stressed on the need of creating micro-containment zones to effectively handle the present Covid-19 situation where cases are again on the rise.
A Haryana Police officer at the border said that entry of vehicles and others without proper passes has been stopped from 10 am on Friday till further orders.(ANI file photo)
A Haryana Police officer at the border said that entry of vehicles and others without proper passes has been stopped from 10 am on Friday till further orders.(ANI file photo)

Covid-19: Delhi-Gurugram border sealed by Haryana Police, vehicles coming from Delhi asked to go back

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2020 05:10 PM IST
While the Haryana government has said that people associated with essential services will be allowed to enter Gurugram, several of them claimed that despite having passes, the police did not allow them to cross the border.
The listing of cases in the Patna High Court has dropped sharply because of the viral outbreak.(File photo)
The listing of cases in the Patna High Court has dropped sharply because of the viral outbreak.(File photo)

Covid-19 pandemic effect: Patna HC extends all interim orders till May 18

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Arun Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 05:18 PM IST
The courts in Bihar have taken up only urgent matters since March 16 and carried out judicial work with bare minimal staff to reduce the gathering of people in court in adherence to strict social distancing norms.
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) had on Wednesday allowed the movement of the stranded people, including migrant labourers, workers, students, tourists, and issued guidelines for their travel.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) had on Wednesday allowed the movement of the stranded people, including migrant labourers, workers, students, tourists, and issued guidelines for their travel.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)

‘Don’t panic’: Jharkhand CM assures others as state’s migrant workers take train from Telangana

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 04:02 PM IST
The Centre has been under pressure from states for deploying special trains to ferry migrants and students stranded across the nation due to the lockdown.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed the officials to work with sarpanches to identify schools and other buildings for quarantine purpose in villages(PTI)
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh directed the officials to work with sarpanches to identify schools and other buildings for quarantine purpose in villages(PTI)

Covid-19: Punjab CM orders village-level quarantine of returnees

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Issues strict instructions for compulsory institutional quarantine of all those coming from other states
Travel expenses should be borne by those willing to return and if they want, the government can provide buses from the state transport corporations.(Santosh Kumar/ HT file photo. Representative image)
Travel expenses should be borne by those willing to return and if they want, the government can provide buses from the state transport corporations.(Santosh Kumar/ HT file photo. Representative image)

Covid-19 lockdown: K’taka govt allows one-time movement of stranded people

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2020 10:28 PM IST
This will be a one-time movement and the government would arrange buses for those in need but they should bear the expenses, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister J C Madhuswamy said.
Inter-state traffic is still patchy. A few states have even blocked their borders to insulate themselves in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo. Representative image)
Inter-state traffic is still patchy. A few states have even blocked their borders to insulate themselves in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.(Keshav Singh/HT file photo. Representative image)

Ensure free movement of trucks to maintain supplies, Centre tells states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 07:19 PM IST
Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla in a letter to chief secretaries of states cited the ministry’s earlier orders on traffic movement.
According to the ministry’s data, 1.04 crore houses have been sanctioned so far under the scheme, out of which construction work has started in 64 lakh and completed in another 33.5 lakh.(Bloomberg. Representative image)
According to the ministry’s data, 1.04 crore houses have been sanctioned so far under the scheme, out of which construction work has started in 64 lakh and completed in another 33.5 lakh.(Bloomberg. Representative image)

Govt to draft guidelines for PMAY post-lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Union Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri chaired a review meeting of key projects, including the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (urban) and the Swachh Bharat Mission (urban), on Tuesday.
Bihar Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi had expressed happiness that the Centre has accepted the demand to allow stranded people to return to their homes.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)
Bihar Deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi had expressed happiness that the Centre has accepted the demand to allow stranded people to return to their homes.(Vipin Kumar/HT file photo)

Covid-19: Bihar Dy CM appeals to Centre for special trains to bring back migrants

Patna | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2020 05:59 PM IST
“I appeal GOI to allow special trains to bring migrants from distant places.#WelcomeBihar,” Sushil Modi tweeted today.
SpiceJet had in March cut between 10-30 per cent salaries of its senior and mid-level employees.(Reuters file photo)
SpiceJet had in March cut between 10-30 per cent salaries of its senior and mid-level employees.(Reuters file photo)

SpiceJet to pay part salaries to over 92% employees in April amid lockdown 2.0

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 03:31 PM IST
The Indian aviation industry has been hit hard due to the lockdown and travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Several transgender persons said that they are not able to get the monetary help announced by the Central government in view of the lockdown.(Amal KS/HT file photo. Representative image)
Several transgender persons said that they are not able to get the monetary help announced by the Central government in view of the lockdown.(Amal KS/HT file photo. Representative image)

Transgender community struggling to cope with lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Even as the Delhi government has set up over 1,400 food distribution centres across the Capital to provide food to those in need, transgender persons said it was tough for them to access these.
All commercial passenger flights in India have been suspended during the lockdown.(Hindustan Times Pramod Thakur/ HT file photo)
All commercial passenger flights in India have been suspended during the lockdown.(Hindustan Times Pramod Thakur/ HT file photo)

India’s domestic air passenger traffic fell by 11.8% in March: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 07:35 PM IST
India has been under lockdown since March 25 to curb coronavirus, which has killed more than 1,000 people in the country till now.
The high-empowered panel, headed by Food and Civil Supplies Commissioner Ankita Mishra Bundela, said all essential medicines are reported to be available.(ANI file photo)
The high-empowered panel, headed by Food and Civil Supplies Commissioner Ankita Mishra Bundela, said all essential medicines are reported to be available.(ANI file photo)

Items dependent on imports to face shortage in Delhi if lockdown continues: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The panel said items of particular brands such as shampoos, moisturizers, biscuits, sanitizers and cigarettes are in short supply in the city markets.
A senior government official clarified that these relaxations will not apply to any of the 99 containment zones in the city.(Santosh Kumar/ HT photo. Representative image)
A senior government official clarified that these relaxations will not apply to any of the 99 containment zones in the city.(Santosh Kumar/ HT photo. Representative image)

Covid-19 lockdown: Plumbers, water-purifier service men, electricians allowed in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 05:13 AM IST
In a late-night order issued by chief secretary Vijay Dev, the Delhi government also allowed interstate and intrastate movement of all medical and veterinary personnel, scientists, nurses, paramedical staff, lab technicians, midwives, and other hospital support services, including ambulances.
As of April 24, 68 patients have died of Covid-19 in Pune district.(Rahul Raut/ HT file photo)
As of April 24, 68 patients have died of Covid-19 in Pune district.(Rahul Raut/ HT file photo)

This Pune medical officer stays by the deceased in their final journey

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 08:32 AM IST
Pune has 33 crematoriums. Of these, 17 fall in the areas which are designated hot spots of the disease.
Ambala Cantonment DSP Ram Kumar is among the cops injured in the violence. The mob attacked the ambulance and shattered its windshield and side glasses, DSP Kumar said.(Sonu Mehta/ HT file photo. Representative image)
Ambala Cantonment DSP Ram Kumar is among the cops injured in the violence. The mob attacked the ambulance and shattered its windshield and side glasses, DSP Kumar said.(Sonu Mehta/ HT file photo. Representative image)

Villagers in Ambala protest suspected Covid-19 patient’s cremation, throw stones at cops

Hindustan Times, Ambala | By HT Correspondent, Ambala
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 08:38 AM IST
The incident took place in Chandpura village when villagers objected to the cremation of a suspected coronavirus patient and later pelted stones at police and health officials on Monday afternoon
The trends also showed that Monday was the 24th consecutive day the number of new cases has been in three digits, which is why 8,292 cases have been registered in April alone.(ANI file photo)
The trends also showed that Monday was the 24th consecutive day the number of new cases has been in three digits, which is why 8,292 cases have been registered in April alone.(ANI file photo)

Maharashtra Covid-19 case tally likely to touch 10,000 by Apr 30

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 07:50 AM IST
According to official figures, the state has recorded 4,946 cases in the past nine days. Maharashtra took 30 days to cross 1,000 cases, after the first patient was reported on March 9.
In this backdrop, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the green zones sacred, and emphasised that while practising social distancing, these regions will contribute to economic activity.(ANI photo)
In this backdrop, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the green zones sacred, and emphasised that while practising social distancing, these regions will contribute to economic activity.(ANI photo)

Need to focus on economy in battle against Covid: PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury and Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 05:41 AM IST
This is widely being interpreted as a sign that after May 3, the lockdown will continue in red zones — which are home to clusters of cases — while there can be further relaxations in the less affected zones.
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This Pune medical officer stays by the deceased in their final journey

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:48 AM IST
Pune has 33 crematoriums. Of these, 17 fall in the areas which are designated hot spots of the disease.
Participants in the webinar demanded that the Centre take an immediate loan from the Reserve Bank of India and transfer the money to the states to help them tide over the coronavirus crisis.(Aalok Soni/ HT file photo. Representative image)
Participants in the webinar demanded that the Centre take an immediate loan from the Reserve Bank of India and transfer the money to the states to help them tide over the coronavirus crisis.(Aalok Soni/ HT file photo. Representative image)

Opposition-ruled states fear financial emergency amid Covid-19 lockdown

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:25 AM IST
The opposition figures were participating in a webinar hosted by the Thiruvananthapuram-based Gulati Institute for Finance and Taxation (GIFT)
There is also a view that viva exams can be conducted through Skype for MPhil or PhD students.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo. Representative image)
There is also a view that viva exams can be conducted through Skype for MPhil or PhD students.(Raj K Raj/HT file photo. Representative image)

As UGC looks to end session, multiple options on its table

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 08:05 AM IST
UGC, the higher education regulator, held a video conference on Monday and discussed holding exams in the time of social distancing.
The states also want a further increase (it has already been increased twice, by a total of 60%) in their Ways and Means limit, which helps them borrow more.(ANI file photo)
The states also want a further increase (it has already been increased twice, by a total of 60%) in their Ways and Means limit, which helps them borrow more.(ANI file photo)

Five Oppn-ruled states seek 2.25L cr to tide over crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:19 AM IST
Many states, such as Punjab, Kerala and Maharashtra, have said that they will not be able to pay salaries of employees for the month of April, if the Centre fails to provide financial assistance.
PBihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said Bihari migrant workers who are engaged across the country in construction, garment manufacturing, mining and agriculture sectors contribute to the local economy in a big way.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
PBihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said Bihari migrant workers who are engaged across the country in construction, garment manufacturing, mining and agriculture sectors contribute to the local economy in a big way.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)

‘Bihar may be a poor state but…’: Nitish Kumar explains his Covid-19 strategy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vinod Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said the state has sufficient isolation and quarantine facilities for Covid-19 patients and migrants returning home
Guidelines have also been issued for the desert state’s border districts from where the inbound migrant workers are likely to enter, which include mandatory testing and quarantine at transit camps for the returning workers.(Santosh Kumar/ HT file photo)
Guidelines have also been issued for the desert state’s border districts from where the inbound migrant workers are likely to enter, which include mandatory testing and quarantine at transit camps for the returning workers.(Santosh Kumar/ HT file photo)

States gear up to bring back stranded migrants amid lockdown 2.0

Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Bhubaneswar | By Sachin Saini and Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:33 AM IST
Hours after the meeting with the Prime Minister, Odisha health minister Naba Das said the state will come out with guidelines to bring back stranded workers by the end of April.
A large number of motorists who were fined are essential service providers, many of whom had not taken well to their unforgiven challans.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
A large number of motorists who were fined are essential service providers, many of whom had not taken well to their unforgiven challans.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

10 speed challans issued every minute during lockdown, essential service providers fined multiple times

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny and Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 04:12 AM IST
A large number of motorists who were fined are essential service providers, many of whom had not taken well to their unforgiven challans.
Due to continued labour problems, a looming fear of Covid-19 transmission and MHA’s strict guidelines, some of the industry owners are mulling to shut their plants again indefinitely.(Yogendra Kumar/HT photo. Representative image)
Due to continued labour problems, a looming fear of Covid-19 transmission and MHA’s strict guidelines, some of the industry owners are mulling to shut their plants again indefinitely.(Yogendra Kumar/HT photo. Representative image)

Disrupted supply chain, labour shortage major challenges for industries

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 08:39 AM IST
More than 300 industries in the district that received permission to resume operations last week haven’t been able to start production yet.
Belgavi police superintendent Laxman Nimbargi said Savant got into an argument with two of their constables while they were on a patrol and saw his sitting outside a house with a group of around six people.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)
Belgavi police superintendent Laxman Nimbargi said Savant got into an argument with two of their constables while they were on a patrol and saw his sitting outside a house with a group of around six people.(Bloomberg file photo. Representative image)

CRPF seeks probe into jawan’s mistreatment

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 06:53 AM IST
Police in Belagavi’s Examba village allegedly assaulted, handcuffed, and arrested the commando, Sachin Sunil Savant, on April 23.
Since the imposition of lockdown, all commercial flight operations, both domestic and international, were banned in the country.(Pramod Thakur/ HT file photo)
Since the imposition of lockdown, all commercial flight operations, both domestic and international, were banned in the country.(Pramod Thakur/ HT file photo)

SC calls airfare refunds arbitrary, seeks govt reply

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 06:59 AM IST
Advocate Jose Abraham who represented the petitioner NGO claimed that no airline can deny refund to passengers under the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) regulations.
Gurugram police said the movement of essential workers into the city will not be stopped for now. The police will check the temperature of every commuter coming from the capital and will not allow their entry if they are found to have flu-like symptoms.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo)
Gurugram police said the movement of essential workers into the city will not be stopped for now. The police will check the temperature of every commuter coming from the capital and will not allow their entry if they are found to have flu-like symptoms.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo)

Gurugram to restrict entry of people with flu-like symptoms from Delhi

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 01:15 AM IST
The move comes after Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad districts of Uttar Pradesh sealed their shared borders with the capital last week.
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