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Iceland said it will ease some measures aimed at restricting the spread of the coronavirus.(Unsplash)

Iceland to ease some restrictions after Covid-19 cases drop

Copenhagen | By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:35 PM IST
Iceland said it will ease some measures aimed at restricting the spread of the coronavirus.
Chhath Puuja draws a large number of devotees to lake and rivers for performing rituals.(HT File Photo)
Chhath Puuja draws a large number of devotees to lake and rivers for performing rituals.(HT File Photo)

BMC clamps restrictions on Chhath Puja in Mumbai, BJP cries foul

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:48 PM IST
The BJP has protested against the restrictions by the BMC alleging that they are discriminatory in nature.
The Supreme Court dismissed the plea of Shri Amarnath Barfani Langars Organization which sought directions for restrictions on the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court dismissed the plea of Shri Amarnath Barfani Langars Organization which sought directions for restrictions on the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir due to the Covid-19 pandemic.(HT PHOTO)

SC turns down plea for restrictions on Amarnath Yatra for Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JUL 13, 2020 04:23 PM IST
The Supreme Court cited the principle of separation of powers and said the administration would take a call to restrict access of pilgrims in the Amarnath Yatra.
Centre has allowed states to decide what will open and place their own rules(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Centre has allowed states to decide what will open and place their own rules(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

As country reopens under Unlock 1, some restrictions to continue in these places

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 10:40 AM IST
In the country’s big urban centres like Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Hyderabad, most economic activities are set to reopen outside containment zones on Monday.
There was a huge rush of vehicles on Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway, but the AP police stopped them at the Garikapadu check-post and allowed only those who had valid passes.(ANI)
There was a huge rush of vehicles on Hyderabad-Vijayawada highway, but the AP police stopped them at the Garikapadu check-post and allowed only those who had valid passes.(ANI)

Telangana allows inter-state travel, but Andhra stops people at borders, says restrictions still on

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh police chief said the restrictions would continue till specific instructions were issued by the government.
Police officials check a marriage palace in wake of Covid-19 in Jalandhar on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Police officials check a marriage palace in wake of Covid-19 in Jalandhar on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

Owners of 4 marriage palaces among six arrested for defying restrictions in Punjab

Hindustan Times,TARN TARAN | By HT Correspondent, Tarn Taran
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The ban order of the district magistrate prohibits gathering of more than 20 people
Open gym at Rakh Bagh in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Open gym at Rakh Bagh in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Coronavirus outbreak: Ludhiana MC shuts open gyms, imposes restrictions on yoga sessions

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Harsimran Singh Batra, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 09:53 PM IST
Helpline number -- 0161-4085039 for residents to be operational from today; Directions issued to take up sanitisation processes at the entry of public parks and masks and gloves provided to the civic body staff
HT Image
HT Image

Restriction on speakers: Community seeks relief for Xmas mass

By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2019 12:43 AM IST

Watch | India should ease restrictions in Kashmir: Finland foreign minister

By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 01:17 AM IST
Finland’s foreign minister Pekka Haavisto talks about collaborating with India on issues such as climate change and clean technologies, and on the need for India to ease restrictions in Kashmir.
Security personnel patrol a deserted street as restrictions were(HT image)
Security personnel patrol a deserted street as restrictions were(HT image)

Curfew-like restrictions reimposed in several parts of Kashmir

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 11:17 PM IST
Commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas were completely sealed off by placing concertina wires at all entry points where large number of security force personnel were deployed, officials said.
Paramilitary forces deployed in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar on the 8th day of Muharram on September 8, 2019.(AFP)
Paramilitary forces deployed in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar on the 8th day of Muharram on September 8, 2019.(AFP)

Restrictions imposed in Kashmir valley to prevent Muharram processions

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2019 06:24 PM IST
Shia Muslims would take out mourning processions during the month before 1990’s. However, Muharram processions have been banned since militancy erupted in the state.
Fresh restrictions were imposed in the city and other parts of the Kashmir Valley as a preventive measure ahead of Friday congregational prayers(REUTERS)
Fresh restrictions were imposed in the city and other parts of the Kashmir Valley as a preventive measure ahead of Friday congregational prayers(REUTERS)

Fresh restrictions imposed in Kashmir Valley ahead of Friday prayers

Srinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Normal life remained disrupted across the Kashmir Valley for the 26th consecutive day, with markets closed and public transport off the roads.
Dalbergia sissoo - Trees for Life and livelihood.(Photo : @KPSinghtweets/ Twitter)
Dalbergia sissoo - Trees for Life and livelihood.(Photo : @KPSinghtweets/ Twitter)

India presses for removal of restrictions on trade of sheesham wood products

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2019 07:32 PM IST
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has submitted a proposal to CITES for delisting of Dalbergia sissoo from Appendix-II of CITES, which restricts trade of items made of sheesham wood.
Restrictions on movement were eased in some areas of Srinagar, Kashmir, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Restrictions on movement were eased in some areas of Srinagar, Kashmir, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Restrictions relaxed in more parts of Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Mir Ehsan
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 11:51 PM IST
Restrictions were eased in 35 police station areas of Kashmir, while 17 telephone exchanges, out of a total of 96, were made functional, administration officials said.
Restrictions and night curfews were imposed in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre decided to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution.(AP file photo)
Restrictions and night curfews were imposed in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir after the Centre decided to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution.(AP file photo)

J&K restrictions to be eased in next few days, schools to reopen in phases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 01:25 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir government said restrictions on telecom lines in Srinagar would start getting restored from tonight.
A Kashmiri man rides a bicycle through a deserted street during security lockdown in Srinagar. (Photo PTI)
A Kashmiri man rides a bicycle through a deserted street during security lockdown in Srinagar. (Photo PTI)

Restrictions removed from Jammu, Kashmir to be in lockdown on I-Day

Hindustan Times, Srinagar/Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 11:49 PM IST
Additional director general of police Munir Khan said there were localised incidents in various parts of Srinagar and other districts in the Valley, but these were contained and dealt with locally.
The government spokesman claimed that the medical services continue “unhindered” in Srinagar and all other districts of the valley.(AP)
The government spokesman claimed that the medical services continue “unhindered” in Srinagar and all other districts of the valley.(AP)

Restrictions in Kashmir being eased out in phased manner, says govt

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 12:27 AM IST
Kashmir has been under curbs since August 5 when the Centre abrogated the special status of the state and divided it into two union territories - Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
The journalist who filed the petition in the Supreme Court is Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times.(HT PHOTO.)
The journalist who filed the petition in the Supreme Court is Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times.(HT PHOTO.)

Kashmiri journalist moves SC, seeks lifting of restrictions on media

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 10:21 PM IST
A day before the Centre moved to scrap Article 370 that granted special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, it had snapped internet, telephone, and television services to deter any possible protests.
The administration also snapped mobile internet services across the region at around 12.30am.(HT Photo/Nitin Kanotra)
The administration also snapped mobile internet services across the region at around 12.30am.(HT Photo/Nitin Kanotra)

Restrictions imposed across Jammu region; high alert on India-Pak border

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 09:53 PM IST
The restive state has been on the edge since Friday when authorities suspended the Amarnath Yatra over security concerns and asked pilgrims and tourists to leave “immediately” forcing residents stock up on essentials and fuel.
Paramilitary soldiers stood guard during restrictions in downtown Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday. Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Kashmir in view of a strike called by senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the killing of Zakir Musa, a top militant commander and a civilian, Zahoor Ahmad earlier this week.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Paramilitary soldiers stood guard during restrictions in downtown Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India on Friday. Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Kashmir in view of a strike called by senior separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani against the killing of Zakir Musa, a top militant commander and a civilian, Zahoor Ahmad earlier this week.(Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

Restrictions imposed in Valley after Zakir Musa killing lifted

Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 10:09 PM IST
Reports said a shutdown was observed in places like Pulwama, where Musa was killed. “There was hartal. Shops were closed and traffic movement was affected.
The decision had created a furore in the Kashmir valley with many criticising the order as ‘colonial’.(HT photo)
The decision had created a furore in the Kashmir valley with many criticising the order as ‘colonial’.(HT photo)

Restriction on civilian traffic on Srinagar-Baramulla stretch lifted

UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Almost two weeks later on April 20, the administration rolled back the restrictions partially, from two days to one on the 100-km stretch from north Kashmir’s Baramulla to capital Srinagar.
Ramjas College, at Delhi University(Hindustan Times)
Ramjas College, at Delhi University(Hindustan Times)

Ramjas College revokes restriction on political articles

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2019 12:18 PM IST
The move comes days after Hindustan Times reported that the college had asked students to refrain from writing articles on politics while inviting entries for publications in its annual magazine ‘Anand Parvat’.
The Shodhganga initiative, a reservoir of Indian PhD theses, allows the research to be deposited electronically, making them accessible to all(File Photo)
The Shodhganga initiative, a reservoir of Indian PhD theses, allows the research to be deposited electronically, making them accessible to all(File Photo)

The government is within its right to question the quality of PhD research

By Amitabha Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 12:13 PM IST
One only hopes that open-minded intellectuals and academicians will take proactive action to persuade the government to develop an atmosphere of trust where public funds are optimally utilised to generate useful knowledge in cross-cutting areas
Amazon.com has decided to stop telling third-party sellers on its platform that they cannot offer lower prices on competing websites, a source said on Monday.(REUTERS)
Amazon.com has decided to stop telling third-party sellers on its platform that they cannot offer lower prices on competing websites, a source said on Monday.(REUTERS)

Amazon lifts restriction on sellers criticized as anticompetitive: Source

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 09:38 AM IST
Blumenthal said Amazon had enforced its policy in the past by threatening to remove merchants who violated the contract clause. He argued the policy raised antitrust concerns and should be investigated by U.S. regulators.
The answer has been evasion as the central government till date has refused to provide any count or centralise a reporting and disclosure system(AFP)
The answer has been evasion as the central government till date has refused to provide any count or centralise a reporting and disclosure system(AFP)

There is no evidence that Internet shutdowns work

By Apar Gupta and Raman Jit Singh Chima
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2018 05:30 PM IST
Extensive arguments have been made by many organisations and researchers, who have clearly established that Internet shutdowns, set a domino in motion that damages fundamental rights, the digital economy and in instances even public safety and order
Most residents with pets have plans of staying indoors with their pets to help them tide over the impact of noise pollution.(AP)
Most residents with pets have plans of staying indoors with their pets to help them tide over the impact of noise pollution.(AP)

Gurugram pet owners advised to stay indoors on Diwali despite restriction on cracker burning

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 03:02 PM IST
With restrictions on cracker-burning in place, animal lovers hope they might have a less troubled Diwali this year. They are, however, taking pre-emptive measures to ensure that animals are least disturbed if crackers are burst.
Students of JNU on Wednesday protest against ABVP for allegedly indulging in violence on campus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Students of JNU on Wednesday protest against ABVP for allegedly indulging in violence on campus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

JNU students’ body decides to defy restrictions, says freedom curtailed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2018 02:05 AM IST
The JNU Students Union (JNUSU) took the decision after door-to-door checks were reportedly conducted in their hostel rooms on pretext of looking for ‘outsiders’ late on Tuesday night.
A security personnel stops a bike rider during curfew-like restrictions imposed to maintain law and order in Srinagar on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
A security personnel stops a bike rider during curfew-like restrictions imposed to maintain law and order in Srinagar on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Restrictions in Srinagar after separatists call for protest against killings

Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2018 10:18 AM IST
Security forces on Sunday killed five militants, including an assistant professor of the Kashmir University who had joined their ranks, leading to major street protests that claimed the lives of five civilians.
Restrictions under Section 144 of CrPc have been imposed in seven police station areas of Srinagar in anticipation of law and order problem, a police official said.(AP)
Restrictions under Section 144 of CrPc have been imposed in seven police station areas of Srinagar in anticipation of law and order problem, a police official said.(AP)

Restrictions imposed in Kashmir amid protest call by separatists

Press Trust of India, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2018 12:12 PM IST
Separatists, under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership, had called for complete shutdown on Sunday to protest the killing of three militants in a gunfight with security forces, and a civilian in Srinagar.
Relatives and neighbours mourn near the body of Sharjeel Ahmed who was killed near the encounter site at Khudwani district of south Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)
Relatives and neighbours mourn near the body of Sharjeel Ahmed who was killed near the encounter site at Khudwani district of south Kashmir on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT Photo)

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar as separatists protest civilian deaths in Kulgam encounter

Indo Asian News Service, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 10:37 AM IST
Restrictions were imposed in Srinagar’s Old City; the University of Kashmir has cancelled exams scheduled for Thursday, all educational institutes in the Valley are shut; Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq have been placed under house arrest.
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