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Ban on entry of people from 4 states, total lockdown on Sundays: Karnataka CM

The Centre has extended the nationwide lockdown to May 31 and said that movement of passengers would be allowed only with mutual consent between the states during the fourth phase.
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa said there will be a complete lockdown on Sundays with the provision of essential services only, according to ANI.(PTI file photo)
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa said there will be a complete lockdown on Sundays with the provision of essential services only, according to ANI.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 18, 2020 02:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

Beer stock lying in closed bars, clubs can be shifted to liquor shops: Telangana admn

According to the Office of the Commissioner of Prohibition and Excise, Telangana, “All the bars, clubs in the state have been closed since March 14 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 virus.”
The excise station has been ordered to be “unit of transfer” and the process needs to be completed by the morning of May 16.(Ravi Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
The excise station has been ordered to be “unit of transfer” and the process needs to be completed by the morning of May 16.(Ravi Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on May 16, 2020 12:38 PM IST
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Hyderabad | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

5 migrants die, 19 injured as UP-bound truck overturns in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar

Tens of thousands of people have been walking home from big cities after being laid off because of the lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) since late March.
The accident in Banda came after at least 24 migrant workers died in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
The accident in Banda came after at least 24 migrant workers died in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 16, 2020 02:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Banda | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

‘Took loan and went to earn, had to take loan to return’

Ranjit Kumar, 26, of Lakhimpur Kheri’s Chakdaha village had borrowed Rs 20,000 to go to Mumbai in November 2018. He had hoped to find employment there.
Several migrant workers now returning to their villages had similar stories to tell.(ANI file photo)
Several migrant workers now returning to their villages had similar stories to tell.(ANI file photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 12:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Saurabh Chauhan

Unemployment forces low income groups to switch to selling essential items

Even though state governments have given certain relaxations in lockdown norms since May 3 so that industries and construction activities can resume work, lower income groups continue to struggle to find work.
District officials say small roadside businesses, rickshaw pullers and other daily wage earners are the worst affected by the economic crisis brought about by the lockdown.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
District officials say small roadside businesses, rickshaw pullers and other daily wage earners are the worst affected by the economic crisis brought about by the lockdown.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 16, 2020 11:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By Tanmayee Tyagi

Industry asked to follow Covid-19 SOPs as PCMC allows factories to open with 33% workforce

There are more than 4,000 small and medium scale industries in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) and non-MIDC areas of Bhosari, Chinchwad and Pimpri, which provide employment to more than 5-6 lakh people.
Small scale firms located at Narhe, Ambegaon industrial area began operations on Friday. Workers are seen wearing masks and maintaining social distance at their workshops.(HT photo)
Small scale firms located at Narhe, Ambegaon industrial area began operations on Friday. Workers are seen wearing masks and maintaining social distance at their workshops.(HT photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 04:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari

37 cybercrime cases registered in Pune region during lockdown period

Out of 366 cases in the state, 37 cases were lodged in Pune region. This includes four cases in Pune city, 29 cases in Pune rural area and four cases in Pimpri-Chinchwad.
The cyber department in its advisory has said that residents are requested not to indulge in violations of restrictions imposed by the administration and the police and help the government in enforcing the lockdown.(HT file photo)
The cyber department in its advisory has said that residents are requested not to indulge in violations of restrictions imposed by the administration and the police and help the government in enforcing the lockdown.(HT file photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 04:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

SC decides to keep working during summer vacation, at least till June 19

Supreme Court’s summer vacation was scheduled to commence on May 18 and Friday was expected to be the last working day of the top court.
The Supreme Court will hear cases through video conferencing from May 18 till June 19.(PTI file photo)
The Supreme Court will hear cases through video conferencing from May 18 till June 19.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 15, 2020 03:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

24 passengers of Shramik Special to Purulia get down at Asansol station

An Eastern Railway spokesman said here on Friday that the special train had a technical stop at Asansol on Thursday and passengers were not supposed to board or deboard there.
Kolka The Shramik Special train was from Bengaluru to New Jalpaiguri railway station.(Samir Jana/HT file photo. Representative image)
Kolka The Shramik Special train was from Bengaluru to New Jalpaiguri railway station.(Samir Jana/HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on May 15, 2020 02:36 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Odisha man waives off rent of all his 12 tenants, distributes 25 kg rice to each of them

Murli Mohan Acharya, a landlord from Berhampur’s Somnath Nagar neighbourhood, has overnight become a symbol of generosity and benevolence amid the socio-economic disruptions caused by the raging Covid-19 outbreak.
Earlier, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik had appealed to the landlords to either waive off or defer the collection of their rents by at least three months due to the Covid-19 outbreak.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Earlier, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik had appealed to the landlords to either waive off or defer the collection of their rents by at least three months due to the Covid-19 outbreak.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 15, 2020 03:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Over 80% of Indian homes lost income during Covid-19 lockdown: Report

The Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation analyzed data from the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy Pvt., collected through surveys covering about 5,800 homes across 27 Indian states in April.
The Modi government on May 14, 2020 offered cheap loans and free food to farmers and workers in India’s vast informal sector to ease the pain(AP file photo)
The Modi government on May 14, 2020 offered cheap loans and free food to farmers and workers in India’s vast informal sector to ease the pain(AP file photo)
Updated on May 15, 2020 11:04 AM IST
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MP, UP and Gujarat end state monopoly on agri markets

Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC) regulations require farmers to only sell to licensed middlemen in notified markets, usually in the same area where farmers reside, rather than in an open market.
Ushered in the 1960s, Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC) regulations were meant to protect farmers from being forced into distress selling.(Manoj Dhaka/HT file photo. Representative image)
Ushered in the 1960s, Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC) regulations were meant to protect farmers from being forced into distress selling.(Manoj Dhaka/HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 15, 2020 09:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Zia Haq

Migrant worker walking back home with family run over by truck on Jharsa flyover

According to the police, the victim, Vipin Singh, worked as a daily wager at a private company in Udyog Vihar Phase 1.
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Updated on May 15, 2020 11:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Around 55,000 migrants to be sent back to Bihar in special trains

Officials said that by Thursday night, more than 50,000 migrant workers had registered themselves and the district administration was arranging trains to send them back home.
According to officials, the district has over 1.25 lakh migrant labourers who want to go back to their respective home states.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT file photo. Representative image)
According to officials, the district has over 1.25 lakh migrant labourers who want to go back to their respective home states.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 15, 2020 12:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By Preety Acharya

Meagre meals and no ration force migrant workers to beg for food

A number of migrants are forced to beg for food, and are living on the mercy of people out shopping for rations and other items.
Despite the tall claims of the district administration, ration and community kitchen meals are still not reaching those that need them the most.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Despite the tall claims of the district administration, ration and community kitchen meals are still not reaching those that need them the most.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 15, 2020 11:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | By Kushagra Dixit

Three arrested for illegally ferrying migrant workers

Ajit Singh, sub-inspector (SI), Sector 14 police station, said, “A police officer saw the suspects looking for passengers. When the policeman asked the suspects if they had a movement pass, the men replied they did not. Both of them were arrested at the spot.”
A case was registered against both the two under sections 188 and 269 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sector 14 police station on Thursday.(HT Archives. Representative image)
A case was registered against both the two under sections 188 and 269 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sector 14 police station on Thursday.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Updated on May 15, 2020 11:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

15 migrants on way home killed in 24 hrs

In all, the government officials in states have confirmed death of 109 migrant workers on roads during the 50 day lockdown period.
Millions of workers were left without work across cities and towns in India when the lockdown was announced on March 24, resulting in the first wave of workers going back to their villages.(ANI photo)
Millions of workers were left without work across cities and towns in India when the lockdown was announced on March 24, resulting in the first wave of workers going back to their villages.(ANI photo)
Updated on May 15, 2020 08:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents

28 Shramik trains carry more than 35,000 migrants out of Pune div

The Pune divisional commissioner said he would be submitting a report to the state government on his recommendations for the containment zones after the 17th when lockdown 3.0 comes to an end.
Seven more trains- four from Pune and three from Kolhapur- are scheduled to leave carrying 9,368 migrants.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT photo. Representative image)
Seven more trains- four from Pune and three from Kolhapur- are scheduled to leave carrying 9,368 migrants.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 15, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent

President hits brakes on plan to buy new limousine, trims banquets to save money

Flower decorations on the sprawling campus of Rashtrapati Bhavan, too, would be limited.
No new construction work will be sanctioned in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the world’s second-largest presidential estate in the next one year.(Amal KS/HT file photo)
No new construction work will be sanctioned in Rashtrapati Bhavan, the world’s second-largest presidential estate in the next one year.(Amal KS/HT file photo)
Updated on May 14, 2020 04:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji

Lockdown 3.0: Special train from Delhi arrives in Bengaluru

Amid the coronavirus lockdown, the Ministry of Railways has decided to start issuing waiting list ticket from May 22 for journeys not only on its presently operational special trains but also for those to be notified in due course of time.
All the passengers were thermally screened after they de-boarded the train.(PTI file photo)
All the passengers were thermally screened after they de-boarded the train.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 14, 2020 12:52 PM IST
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Bengaluru | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Bengaluru: Returnees to be quarantined at hotels, institutional facilities

The Indian Railways had partially resumed its passenger train operations from Tuesday after over one and a half months of halt owing to the Covid-19 lockdown in the country.
Initially, the Railways is running 15 pairs of trains and booking for these trains started on Monday.(Reuters file photo)
Initially, the Railways is running 15 pairs of trains and booking for these trains started on Monday.(Reuters file photo)
Published on May 14, 2020 12:22 PM IST
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Bengaluru | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Rajasthan govt forms committees for effective quarantine mechanism as migrants return

The committee was formed after state chief minister Ashok Gehlot held a meeting with all the district collectors on Wednesday and directed them to make effective quarantine arrangements to prevent the spread of Covid-19 pandemic at the grassroots level.
The state-level committee will review the arrival, registration, and quarantine arrangement for migrant workers and submit its report to Rajeeva Swarup, ACS, home.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The state-level committee will review the arrival, registration, and quarantine arrangement for migrant workers and submit its report to Rajeeva Swarup, ACS, home.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 14, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By Sachin Saini

Lockdown 3.0: Around 500 students make their way back home to J&K

The second phase of evacuation, for labourers and professionals currently stranded in the state, is scheduled for later this week, officials said.
As per official rolls, a total of 499 students left for J&K from Haryana, of which 333 were from Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
As per official rolls, a total of 499 students left for J&K from Haryana, of which 333 were from Gurugram. (Parveen Kumar/HT)
Updated on May 14, 2020 12:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent

Covid-19: With course curriculum in mind, schools shorten summer breaks

While some schools have already declared vacations for students of junior classes, others will be breaking for the summer in the coming weeks.
Schools said that they have reduced the duration of the break by a few days to make up for the loss of physical classes, where learning happens at a faster pace.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
Schools said that they have reduced the duration of the break by a few days to make up for the loss of physical classes, where learning happens at a faster pace.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 14, 2020 11:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar

Special trains bring back over 3,200 stranded J&K residents to Udhampur

Two Shramik Special trains --- from Delhi and Bengaluru -- have reached Udhampur, and another one from Goa will arrive on Wednesday evening.
On Thursday morning, a special passenger train, on the lines of Rajdhani Express, will reach Jammu.(Samir Jana/ HT photo. Representative image)
On Thursday morning, a special passenger train, on the lines of Rajdhani Express, will reach Jammu.(Samir Jana/ HT photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 13, 2020 06:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria

Definition of MSMEs is being changed in favour of MSMEs, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The government, she said, will now increased the threshold limits of investment and turnover of MSMEs, increased investment or turnover will not bring them out of MSMEs category.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said low threshold in the definition has created a fear among MSMEs of graduating out of the benefits and hence killing the urge to grow.(PTI file photo)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said low threshold in the definition has created a fear among MSMEs of graduating out of the benefits and hence killing the urge to grow.(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 13, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray

Lockdown 3.0: Ashok Leyland resumes production across India

“With the relaxation of the lockdown, we have resumed operations in all our plants across the country, after obtaining necessary approvals from the relevant authorities,” Ashok Leyland MD and CEO Vipin Sondhi said in a statement.
Ashok Leyland has seven manufacturing facilities across the country.(HT Archives)
Ashok Leyland has seven manufacturing facilities across the country.(HT Archives)
Published on May 13, 2020 01:50 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Police under great stress, allot non-policing duties to other govt employees: Bombay HC to State

The court also directed the state government to ensure adequate safeguards for those who are at the frontline battling the viral outbreak such as doctors and paramedical staff.
The Bombay high court on May 12, 2020 took note that police is under great stress and directed the Maharashtra government to relieve the police force who is engaged in Covid duties with other “off-duty public servants”(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The Bombay high court on May 12, 2020 took note that police is under great stress and directed the Maharashtra government to relieve the police force who is engaged in Covid duties with other “off-duty public servants”(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2020 07:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari

Gurugram, Faridabad allow medical workers from Delhi to cross borders

Police personnel deployed at the Sirhaul border, connecting Gururgam to Delhi, continued to check identity cards and curfew passes of commuters on Tuesday but exempted doctors, nurses and other paramedical support staff.
Borders connecting the two cities were sealed in the last week of April and the entry of only those engaged in essential services, carrying valid passes, were allowed.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo)
Borders connecting the two cities were sealed in the last week of April and the entry of only those engaged in essential services, carrying valid passes, were allowed.(Yogendra Kumar/HT file photo)
Updated on May 13, 2020 11:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar

Two trains with Bihar- and MP-bound migrants to leave Gurugram on May 13

Station house office (SHO)-level police teams are making lists of passengers as per the train schedule shared by the Indian Railways. The trains to ferry migrants are non-air-conditioned ones with 22 to 24 coaches.
The trains will not stop at any stations other than the destination stops. The administration, however, refused to divulge any details about the fare and food of the travellers.(HT file photo. Representative image)
The trains will not stop at any stations other than the destination stops. The administration, however, refused to divulge any details about the fare and food of the travellers.(HT file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 13, 2020 12:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
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