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‘There is no income at all’: Bengaluru cinemas-theatres face revenue loss, forced to close due to lack of footfall amid Covid-19

Bengaluru cinemas and theatres decide to wait and watch while shutting down again after lockdown as barely 20-25 people appear for shows despite a seating capacity of 1,200 seats
Covid-19: Bengaluru cinemas face closure due to lack of footfall(Twitter/MayaSharma)
Covid-19: Bengaluru cinemas face closure due to lack of footfall(Twitter/MayaSharma)
Updated on Nov 08, 2020 08:30 PM IST
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2 Telangana MPs test Covid positive as list of infected VIPs becomes longer

Despite the high number of Covid-19 infections recorded in the state, Telangana’s recovery rate is close to 90%, which is better than the national average.
On Friday morning, Telangana recorded 1,421 new Covid-19 infections and six fatalities.(Bloomberg Photo/Representative)
On Friday morning, Telangana recorded 1,421 new Covid-19 infections and six fatalities.(Bloomberg Photo/Representative)
Updated on Oct 23, 2020 07:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | BySrinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Unlock 5: Mumbai Metro to restart operations today. Here’s all you need to know

Last week, the Maharashtra government had given permission to Mumbai Metro to resume operations in a graded manner from October 15. However, officials decided to resume services from October 19 after finishing all safety runs.
Cleaning and Sanitisation work at Andheri Metro station as a preparedness and measures undertaken for safe and secure travel of commuters before service resumption in Mumbai (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Cleaning and Sanitisation work at Andheri Metro station as a preparedness and measures undertaken for safe and secure travel of commuters before service resumption in Mumbai (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 19, 2020 08:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

No Kota Dussehra fair this year, 2nd cancellation in 126 years

The fair is a big attraction not just for revellers but also leads to big business opportunities for big traders and also the small ones.
The Kota Dussehra meal is a big attraction and ranks among the best fairs in the country.(HT Photo/File)
The Kota Dussehra meal is a big attraction and ranks among the best fairs in the country.(HT Photo/File)
Updated on Oct 18, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kota | ByAabshar H Quazi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Gyms in Maharashtra will reopen after Dussehra. But conditions apply

Monorails will start running from October 17 while Mumbai metro will start from October 19.
Maharashtra announced reopening of gyms after Dusshera but only if SOP are maintained strictly.(PTI)
Maharashtra announced reopening of gyms after Dusshera but only if SOP are maintained strictly.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 08:56 PM IST
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Under 800,000 active cases in India for 1st time, experts have a word of caution

The number of recoveries outpaced the number of new Covid-19 infections recorded on Thursday, government data revealed.
Government has credited the health care staff, infrastructure, treatment protocol for India’s low case fatality rate.(ANI Photo)
Government has credited the health care staff, infrastructure, treatment protocol for India’s low case fatality rate.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 03:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

With new religious tourism circuits planned, Uttarakhand seeks Centre’s help

Tourism has picked up in Uttarakhand after more relaxations were announced for tourists under Unlock 5.0.
Uttarakhand government is looking to improve connectivity and communication network in the state to further boost tourism.(AFP Photo)
Uttarakhand government is looking to improve connectivity and communication network in the state to further boost tourism.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 02:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Top Hindu body upset with Uddhav govt, also has advice for Udit Raj

Akhada Parishad’s chief mahant also wanted to know if Uddhav Thackeray government was aiming to insult the saint community.
Uddhav Thackeray government has not allowed reopening of temples and mutts in the state due to Covid 19 pandemic.(Hindustan Times Photo)
Uddhav Thackeray government has not allowed reopening of temples and mutts in the state due to Covid 19 pandemic.(Hindustan Times Photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 04:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByK Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Schools in Punjab to open from October 19, number of students, class hours restricted

Only students of classes 9 to 12 will be allowed to attend physical classes with parental consent, while online classes will continue as usual.
The Centre asked states to decided on the reopening of schools after October 15.(PTI)
The Centre asked states to decided on the reopening of schools after October 15.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 08:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat, Chandigarh-Delhi Shatabdi: List of new trains available from October 15

All zones of the railways are gearing up for more passengers from October 15.
Apart from special passenger trains to cater to the upcoming festivals, there will be additional local trains for Mumbai commuters from October 15.(PTI)
Apart from special passenger trains to cater to the upcoming festivals, there will be additional local trains for Mumbai commuters from October 15.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 07:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Unlock 5: Maharashtra allows metro, business exhibitions, weekly markets from October 15

There will be no quarantine stamping of domestic passengers coming to Maharashtra either by flights or trains.
Cinema halls across the country are gearing up to reopen from October 15. However, cinema halls in Maharashtra have not yet got the nod from the state government.(PTI)
Cinema halls across the country are gearing up to reopen from October 15. However, cinema halls in Maharashtra have not yet got the nod from the state government.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 05:09 PM IST
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School reopening from October 15: What states have decided so far

High case load, dissent of parents, advent of festive season are some of the reasons why many states are not resuming schools from October 15.
A worker sanitises a classroom at an intermediate college in Noida.(PTI)
A worker sanitises a classroom at an intermediate college in Noida.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 06:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Rajasthan sets example with social audit of all Covid-19 programmes

Jharkhand and Telangana have also opened up some of their welfare schemes for social audit but Rajasthan is the first state to plan a complete audit.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s decision has been lauded by activists for attempt to bring transparency in government spending.(PTI Photo)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot’s decision has been lauded by activists for attempt to bring transparency in government spending.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 02:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | BySachin Saini | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Stranded American siblings wait for Centre’s nod to unite with parents in Nepal

Both the school kids are struck in Mussoorie sinec March this year, when a country wide lockdown was imposed in India to fight coronavirus.
The boys tried to enter Nepal through the Indo-Nepal border in Champawat district but were turned back by authorities for lack of proper permissions.(HT Photo)
The boys tried to enter Nepal through the Indo-Nepal border in Champawat district but were turned back by authorities for lack of proper permissions.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 01:55 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent

Schools, cinema halls, entertainment parks, swimming pools to reopen: List of relaxations from October 15

In its guidelines for the fifth phase of unlock, on September 30, the Union home ministry had given permission for these to reopen from October 15. In some places, schools had reopened on September 21, as per guidelines for that phase of unlock.
A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant inside a cinema hall in Ahmedabad (PTI Photo)(I)
A worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant inside a cinema hall in Ahmedabad (PTI Photo)(I)
Updated on Oct 15, 2020 12:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

Movie theatres to reopen in UP from October 15. Here are the guidelines

Adequate physical distancing is mandatory while seating in cinema halls and every alternate seat will have to be kept vacant and marked. Cinemas will also have to provide provisions for sanitisers and handwashing facilities.
A staff is seen cleaning seats inside a movie theatre in this file photo. All patrons will be screened before entry and only asymptomatic people will be allowed to enter as cinemas, theatres and multiplexes reopen in Uttar Pradesh from Thursday.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
A staff is seen cleaning seats inside a movie theatre in this file photo. All patrons will be screened before entry and only asymptomatic people will be allowed to enter as cinemas, theatres and multiplexes reopen in Uttar Pradesh from Thursday.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 13, 2020 04:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Domestic travel: List of new flights starting from October 12

Domestic flights: The domestic aviation sector is eyeing at a speedy recovery during the festive season.
File photo of Bhuntar airport in Kullu-Manali.(PTI)
File photo of Bhuntar airport in Kullu-Manali.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Himachal Pradesh asks all teachers to report to duty from tomorrow. When are schools reopening in other states?

States like Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh will not be opening schools in October.
A student undergoes thermal screening before she enters the school in Ranchi.(PTI)
A student undergoes thermal screening before she enters the school in Ranchi.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 06:51 PM IST
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Hindustan times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

UP govt releases SOPs for festivals and political events, key detail here

The guidelines also state that the onus of providing masks and sanitation devices to visitors and staff will be with the organisers of mass events.
Organisers for mass religious and political events have been asked to take prior permission from administration.(AFP Photo)
Organisers for mass religious and political events have been asked to take prior permission from administration.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Oct 10, 2020 11:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

God chose this job for me, says man who cremated over 700 Covid victims

Munna says he has been living at the crematorium, away from his family, to prevent the risk of them catching the infection.
Munna'' is ready with his PPE kit to carry out cremation of corona victims at the electric crematorium in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.(HT Photo/Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan)
Munna'' is ready with his PPE kit to carry out cremation of corona victims at the electric crematorium in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.(HT Photo/Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 09:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByAnupam Srivastava | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Karnataka CM to implement PM Modi’s Covid-19 containment tips in worst-hit areas

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has however expressed satisfaction that the disease mortality rate in the state is under one percent.
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa has directed authorities to take immediate steps to bring down the infection rate in the state.(PTI Photo)
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa has directed authorities to take immediate steps to bring down the infection rate in the state.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 09, 2020 08:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | ByVenkatesha Babu | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

International flights: Travel bubbles likely to continue till March-April, says Hardeep Singh Puri

It depends on the availability of a vaccine as countries will feel more confident once a vaccine is there, the minister said.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri(PTI)
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri(PTI)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

High viral load Covid patients are part of Bengal’s latest containment plan

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has asked officials to divide all Covid-19 patients into categories of high and low CT value patients.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered greater attention on Covid-19 patients with a greater tendency to spread the disease.(ANI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered greater attention on Covid-19 patients with a greater tendency to spread the disease.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 07, 2020 11:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByJoydeep Thakur | Posted by Abhinav Sahay

No assessment till up to 2 to 3 weeks after schools reopen, says education minister

Schools have been asked to follow NCERT’s alternative academic calendar as the session now stands delayed owing to Covid lockdown.
An MCD employee sprays disinfectant inside a classroom after a staffer was tested positive for Covid-19, at a school in Srinagar.(PTI)
An MCD employee sprays disinfectant inside a classroom after a staffer was tested positive for Covid-19, at a school in Srinagar.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 06:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Unlock 5: Schools, temples, restaurants -- What is opening where from today

Schools are allowed to open in Puducherry and Tripura. Metro trains in Kolkata will operate for a longer time from Monday.
Tourists and locals visit The Ridge after the authorities eased some restrictions during Unlock 5 in Shimla.(PTI)
Tourists and locals visit The Ridge after the authorities eased some restrictions during Unlock 5 in Shimla.(PTI)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 03:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Mumbai restaurants, hotels get ready to welcome guests from Monday

As per the government guidelines, hotels and restaurants in Mumbai can reopen from October 5.
Several hotels have arranged transport to bring back their staff from other states.(HT Photo)
Several hotels have arranged transport to bring back their staff from other states.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2020 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Highest single-day Covid spike in Kerala, positivity, recovery rates add to worry

The state had once managed to almost flatten the curve of the disease before the resurgence.
The government has clarified that there is no fresh statewide lockdown in the view of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.(AP Photo)
The government has clarified that there is no fresh statewide lockdown in the view of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases.(AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2020 12:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByHT Correspondent

Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh hospitalised after breathing troubles

Rawat is showing improvement in condition since Friday morning, said his public relations officer.
Harak Singh Rawat was diagnosed positive with coronavirus on September 22.(Hindustan Times)
Harak Singh Rawat was diagnosed positive with coronavirus on September 22.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 02:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Manipur Unlock 2: Reopening of schools, colleges, cinemas, entertainment parks allowed

The guidelines also permit business to business (B2B) exhibitions and reopening of all financial institutes.
Detailed SOPs will be released by concerned government departments to govern the reopening of different institutions.(ANI Photo)
Detailed SOPs will be released by concerned government departments to govern the reopening of different institutions.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 02:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Imphal | ByHT Correspondent

Rajasthan Unlock 5 guidelines: Cinema halls, schools,colleges to remain shut till October 31

Rajasthan government has however allowed 50% teachers and non-teaching staff to be called to schools.
Rajasthan government has launched a campaign to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.(ANI Photo)
Rajasthan government has launched a campaign to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 02, 2020 12:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
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