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On Saturday, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal while addressing a digital press conference had said the city cannot remain under a permanent lockdown.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Lockdown 5.0: Delhi-specific relaxations likely today after high-level meet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 03:04 AM IST
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a meeting of top officials on Sunday to iron out Delhi’s lockdown rules for phase 5. Since activities allowed under “Unlock 1” plan of the Centre will come into effect only from June 8, the Delhi government is likely to state that “status quo” be maintained until then.
According to various traders’ associations, Bhagirath Palace has been essential in the capital’s war against Covid-19, being the state’s largest wholesale market for medicines.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
According to various traders’ associations, Bhagirath Palace has been essential in the capital’s war against Covid-19, being the state’s largest wholesale market for medicines.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Delhi’s largest wholesale medicine market Bhagirath Palace shut till June 4

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 03:09 AM IST
Traders said that on Saturday, one block of the market — comprising around 50 shops — was shut. The remaining market will be closed from Sunday onwards till June 4.
However, the more than two-month lockdown and the reverse migration of workers from urban and industrial centres to rural areas have crippled economic activity.(Bloomberg file photo.)
However, the more than two-month lockdown and the reverse migration of workers from urban and industrial centres to rural areas have crippled economic activity.(Bloomberg file photo.)

Finance Ministry not in favour of hike in GST rates

Livemint, New Delhi | By Asit Ranjan Mishra
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 07:19 AM IST
The government has eased restrictions in the fourth phase of the lockdown, which is scheduled to end on May 31 and allowed businesses to restart operations.
Charru Malhotra, associate professor at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, said ensuring equipment and infrastructure to work from home is efficient will be key.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
Charru Malhotra, associate professor at the Indian Institute of Public Administration, said ensuring equipment and infrastructure to work from home is efficient will be key.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

Work-from-home policy should also address emotional distress: Govt staff

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:04 AM IST
The event could be the first in a series of webinars to be held with various states on the work-from-home policy, said an official at DARPG, which is spearheading efforts towards putting the policy in place.
There have been 18 deaths in the North Eastern Railway zone, 19 in North Central zone and 13 in East Coast Railway zone.(ANI Photo)
There have been 18 deaths in the North Eastern Railway zone, 19 in North Central zone and 13 in East Coast Railway zone.(ANI Photo)

Railway Protection Force reports 80 deaths on Shramik trains

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:06 AM IST
The trains were launched on May 1, and till May 27, 3,840 have been run, transporting around five million migrant workers back home.
Mumbai saw its Covid-19 case count rise to 36,932 with an addition of 1,447 cases and its toll rose to 1,173 with 38 more fatalities reported on Friday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Mumbai saw its Covid-19 case count rise to 36,932 with an addition of 1,447 cases and its toll rose to 1,173 with 38 more fatalities reported on Friday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra Covid-19 tally crosses 60K; 8,381 recover in 24 hours

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan and Faisal Malik
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 05:49 AM IST
The state’s recovery rate rose to 43.38% from 31.26% on Thursday, with the total of recovered patients going up to 26,997.
Among the 71 diverted trains, 51 were bound for Bihar, 16 for Uttar Pradesh, two for Jharkhand, and one each for Assam and Manipur.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Among the 71 diverted trains, 51 were bound for Bihar, 16 for Uttar Pradesh, two for Jharkhand, and one each for Assam and Manipur.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

1.85% of Shramik trains diverted due to route congestion: Railways

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 04:15 AM IST
At a press conference, railway board chairman VK Yadav also said that it was not possible for trains to get “lost”, referring to reports of trains bound for one state ending up in another state.
A Karnataka government official said the stated had opened most sectors and life is back to normal except in containment zones, which can be broadly defined as the epicentre of an infection with strict perimeter controls.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
A Karnataka government official said the stated had opened most sectors and life is back to normal except in containment zones, which can be broadly defined as the epicentre of an infection with strict perimeter controls.(ANI file photo. Representative image)

Lockdown 4.0: Bengal to open religious places, Goa backs limited ops for malls

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 04:31 AM IST
The developments came on the day home minister Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, less than 24 hours after Shah held t discussions on the phone with chief ministers on the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.
There are an estimated 5,500 gyms and over 5,000 salons registered across the city, as per these associations.(Reuters Photo)
There are an estimated 5,500 gyms and over 5,000 salons registered across the city, as per these associations.(Reuters Photo)

Gyms, salon owners seek govt nod to open shops from June 1

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 07:50 AM IST
The associations as well as app-based beauty and wellness service providers have shared a long list of measures that they are ready to take in line with social distancing norms once they are allowed to open shop.
According to health department officials in West Bengal, institutional deliveries have reduced by around 25-30% during lockdown.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo. Representative image)
According to health department officials in West Bengal, institutional deliveries have reduced by around 25-30% during lockdown.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo. Representative image)

During Covid-19 lockdown, births at clinics plummet by 40%

Hindustan Times, Patna/Raipur/Lucknow | By Ruchir Kumar, Ritesh Mishra and Rajesh Kumar Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 06:01 AM IST
Data from states such as Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh shows that the number of institutional deliveries may have fallen by as much as 40% during the lockdown.
Officials said the 60 workers flew to Ranch via Delhi.(PTI file photo)
Officials said the 60 workers flew to Ranch via Delhi.(PTI file photo)

Jharkhand govt flies in 60 stranded workers from Ladakh

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 05:55 AM IST
Officials said the state government sponsored the journey of the workers, who were working on a Border Road Organization project.
Around 9.1 million migrant workers have already returned to their homes.(AP Photo)
Around 9.1 million migrant workers have already returned to their homes.(AP Photo)

Govt may plan scheme for welfare, jobs of migrants

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 05:17 AM IST
According to officials directly familiar with the plan, the programme may start in June and go on for four months at the least and provide either jobs or cash to the people who have returned to their hometowns and villages after losing employment in the cities they had migrated to following the nationwide lockdown.
The government is concerned about slack in demand in the economy despite the series of fiscal and monetary measures announced in the last two months, the officials said.(AP file photo)
The government is concerned about slack in demand in the economy despite the series of fiscal and monetary measures announced in the last two months, the officials said.(AP file photo)

Centre may announce 2nd stimulus to increase demand after lockdown is lifted

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 08:24 AM IST
A thorough assessment of the Rs 20.97 lakh crore Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (Self-Reliant India Mission) will precede the likely announcement, the officials said, requesting anonymity.
Doctors, nurses, other health care and sanitation workers, paramilitary personnel, others involved in essential services, and ambulances were permitted to cross the border without any movement passes.(PTI file photo)
Doctors, nurses, other health care and sanitation workers, paramilitary personnel, others involved in essential services, and ambulances were permitted to cross the border without any movement passes.(PTI file photo)

Border mayhem returns as Gurugram locks national Capital out

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Leena Dhankhar
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 08:42 AM IST
Gurugram has reported 520 Covid-19 cases until Friday. It recorded the highest single-day spike in the cases — 115 — on Friday. The Millennium City has the highest number of cases in Haryana, which has recorded 1,721 infections so far.
Maharashtra imposed a lockdown from the midnight of March 23, a day before the nationwide lockdown began. On June 1, the state will have been in lockdown for 69 days.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Maharashtra imposed a lockdown from the midnight of March 23, a day before the nationwide lockdown began. On June 1, the state will have been in lockdown for 69 days.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maha govt starts review and planning for easing Covid-19-related restrictions from June 1

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Tanushree Venkatraman
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 11:21 AM IST
State government officials have said restrictions will be relaxed in a phased manner. “Lifting of curbs will be announced in advance. There will be more relaxations but in a calibrated manner and in phases,” an official said.
AirAsia staff members stand on social distancing markings, as they wait to enter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, on Wednesday.(Reuters Photo)
AirAsia staff members stand on social distancing markings, as they wait to enter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, on Wednesday.(Reuters Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Kolkata airport welcomes passengers as flight services resume in Bengal and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 08:53 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier issued directions stating that the district consumer disputes redressal forum should function with reduced staff during Lockdown 4.0.(HT file photo. Representative image)
The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier issued directions stating that the district consumer disputes redressal forum should function with reduced staff during Lockdown 4.0.(HT file photo. Representative image)

No cases being heard at GB Nagar consumer forum

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Kapil Datta
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 11:11 AM IST
The Gautam Budh Nagar district consumer forum advocates association has suggested that video conferencing hearing in consumer court cases should start on the lines of Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority(UPRERA).
Deprived of their employment and definite source of food, migrant workers were forced to start walking to their home states, often thousands of kilometres away, with little children, family members or elderly parents, the letter said.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Deprived of their employment and definite source of food, migrant workers were forced to start walking to their home states, often thousands of kilometres away, with little children, family members or elderly parents, the letter said.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mounting pressure senior lawyers changed SC approach on migrant labourers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 01:10 PM IST
Up until Tuesday, when it issued the order, the top court had shied away from taking up cases and passing strictures against the government in cases related to the lockdown and migrant workers.
A two-member division bench at Aurangabad of the Bombay high court along with the use of WhatsApp also suggested that details of helpline numbers for Aurangabad city be widely published in English and Marathi newspapers.(Reuters file photo)
A two-member division bench at Aurangabad of the Bombay high court along with the use of WhatsApp also suggested that details of helpline numbers for Aurangabad city be widely published in English and Marathi newspapers.(Reuters file photo)

Publicise imp information via print media, WhatsApp during lockdown: HC suggests to authorities

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By K A Y Dodhiya
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 12:58 PM IST
The division bench, comprising Justices Prasamna Varale and Shrikant Kulkarni, made the observation on May 19 via video-conference while hearing the plea filed by an Aurangabad-based businessman, Muzaffaruddin Khan.
According to Indian Railways, as many as 3,274 Shramik special trains have been run till May 25, carrying 44 lakh passengers to their home states.(ANI file photo)
According to Indian Railways, as many as 3,274 Shramik special trains have been run till May 25, carrying 44 lakh passengers to their home states.(ANI file photo)

Lockdown 4.0: Maharashtra can send as many Shramik trains as required, says Bihar Chief Secy

Patna | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Bihar Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar said that Maharashtra has informed the Bihar government about 24 trains
Rajshekhar, the managing director of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation also mentioned that final date, time and modalities of operation completely depend on the decision about the lockdown and its lifting.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)
Rajshekhar, the managing director of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation also mentioned that final date, time and modalities of operation completely depend on the decision about the lockdown and its lifting.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)

Lockdown 4.0: State bus services in Uttar Pradesh to start at short notice

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Reacting to reports that the state roadways buses would be restarting normal operations from June 1, the managing director of UPSRTC, Rajshekhar said the final decision will depend on the directions of the Ministry of Home Affairs and the Uttar Pradesh government regarding the ongoing lockdown.
Necessary precautions , as per guidelines , including sanitization of luggage, thermal screening ,use of masks, social distancing are being strictly followed, Sharma said.(ANI file photo)
Necessary precautions , as per guidelines , including sanitization of luggage, thermal screening ,use of masks, social distancing are being strictly followed, Sharma said.(ANI file photo)

Lockdown 4.0: Domestic flight operations resume in Lucknow

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2020 01:23 PM IST
As many as 10 flights will take off for cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru from the airport and a similar number will be landing here during the day , airport director AK Sharma said.
Airport sources said that few more flights are likely to be added to the schedule by late afternoon.(Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)
Airport sources said that few more flights are likely to be added to the schedule by late afternoon.(Pratik Chorge/HT file photo)

Flights resume at Mumbai airport after almost two months

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 12:09 PM IST
The authorities at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) said that 45 flights have been scheduled to operate on Monday.
People gathered at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to move back to their respective states by train during lockdown in wake of Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai on Sunday, May 24, 2020.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
People gathered at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus to move back to their respective states by train during lockdown in wake of Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai on Sunday, May 24, 2020.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Some states look beyond colour-coding amid Covid lockdown and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Jeedimetla police arrested the couple, Madan Kumar Singh, 32, and Saritha, 30, of Uttar Pradesh, who came to Hyderabad a few years ago to work as construction labourers.(HT Archives. Representative image)
Jeedimetla police arrested the couple, Madan Kumar Singh, 32, and Saritha, 30, of Uttar Pradesh, who came to Hyderabad a few years ago to work as construction labourers.(HT Archives. Representative image)

Poverty-stricken, jobless Hyd couple tries to sell infant son for 22,000

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Jeedimetla police said the couple had apparently thought they would not be able to raise the second child. The child’s mother told the police that her husband was also used to consuming alcohol and was pestering her for money to buy liquor.
Shops around Jama Masjid in Sector 8, Noida’s largest mosque, remain closed as they are part of a containment zone.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)
Shops around Jama Masjid in Sector 8, Noida’s largest mosque, remain closed as they are part of a containment zone.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)

Eid in lockdown: Cops on alert

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Tanmayee Tyagi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 11:37 AM IST
Places of worship in Gautam Budh Nagar had closed down even before the nationwide lockdown was announced on March 24. Section 144 of the CrPC has also been implemented in the district, under which the gathering of more than four people is banned.
In Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway, there are at least 600 ongoing realty projects.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)
In Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway, there are at least 600 ongoing realty projects.(Sunil Ghosh/HT file photo)

Realtors to employ migrant workers returning home, submit proposal

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 12:33 PM IST
Developers can engage 2.5 lakh labourers at various construction sites in different cities in the state, including Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.
Even as excise officials said that older stock of liquor will be sold at the printed rate, a number of customer complained of over-pricing.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT file photo)
Even as excise officials said that older stock of liquor will be sold at the printed rate, a number of customer complained of over-pricing.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT file photo)

Liquor sellers demand relaxations from government

Hindustan Times, Noida | By HT Coreespondent
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 02:59 PM IST
A letter addressed to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, which has been signed by 63 liquor store owners of Gautam Budh Nagar, stated that liquor vends had been facing losses, especially in the countrymade liquor category.
Amid lockdown restrictions being eased, most people said that they were either planning to stay indoors or spend time sharing food and resources with those belonging to lesser privileged sections of the society.(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)
Amid lockdown restrictions being eased, most people said that they were either planning to stay indoors or spend time sharing food and resources with those belonging to lesser privileged sections of the society.(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)

Eid under lockdown: Residents skip shopping, help migrants with food

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sadia Akhtar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 11:09 AM IST
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the fasting month of Ramzan and is expected to be a low-key affair this time with people planning to stay at home and celebrate with immediate family members.
Sanjay R Bhoosreddy, the excise department’s principal secretary, said so far foreign liquor was being sold only in retail shops and model shops.(AP file photo)
Sanjay R Bhoosreddy, the excise department’s principal secretary, said so far foreign liquor was being sold only in retail shops and model shops.(AP file photo)

You can now buy liquor in UP malls. But here’s the catch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 12:02 PM IST
Sanjay R Bhoosreddy, the excise department’s principal secretary, said in a statement that the state cabinet has approved the Uttar Pradesh Excise (Settlement of Licenses for Premium Retail Vends of Foreign Liquor) Rules, 2020.
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