Covid lockdown

China moves to curb rare, nationwide protests

In Hong Kong, where mass democracy protests erupted in 2019, dozens gathered at the Chinese University to mourn the victims of the Urumqi fire, an AFP journalist said.

published on : 29th November 2022

BBC journalist arrested, beaten while covering anti-lockdown protest in China

Hundreds of people took to the streets in China's major cities on Sunday in a rare outpouring of public anger against the state over its zero-Covid policy.

published on : 28th November 2022

China expands lockdowns as COVID-19 cases hit daily record

Residents of eight districts of Zhengzhou, home to 6.6 million people, were told to stay home for five days beginning Thursday except to buy food or get medical treatment.

published on : 24th November 2022

Residents under Covid lockdowns in China complain of food shortages

One post showed a video of an Uyghur man overcome with emotion, saying his three children had not eaten for three days.

published on : 12th September 2022

'Covid curbs led to rise in drug smuggling via courier, postal service': Report

The report also underlined the latest 'trends and patterns' of 2021, saying the maritime route is now responsible for bringing more than 70 per cent of drugs and contraband into India.

published on : 1st September 2022

Former, sitting MPs' train travel bill Rs 62 crore in past five years, Rs 2.5 crore in 2020-21: RTI

While sitting MPs are entitled to use the railways' first class air-conditioned or executive class for free, their spouses too can avail free travel under certain conditions.

published on : 30th June 2022

Partygate scandal: Scotland Yard completes investigation, total tally of fines at 126

The Metropolitan Police said the total number of referrals for fixed penalty notices, or fines, in the so-called partygate scandal stand at 126 and about events between May 2020 and April 2021.

published on : 19th May 2022

Hyderabad faces the heat after 2 years of lockdown

Heat waves reported across State, Wankidi in Asifabad records highest temp at 46 0C

published on : 2nd May 2022

Shanghai starts China’s biggest COVID-19 lockdown in two years

China’s financial capital and largest city with 26 million people, Shanghai had managed its smaller, past outbreaks with limited lockdowns.

published on : 28th March 2022

Retail sales decline 79 per cent in May over pre-COVID levels in 2019: Report

The decline in sales was the steepest in West and North India, which witnessed an 83 per cent dip last month as compared to May 2019, RAI said in a statement.

published on : 15th June 2021

FICCI writes to 25 CMs on COVID-19 management, urges to avoid lockdown

The chamber has acknowledged the need to break the COVID chain but has suggested the strategy to focus more on ramping up COVID testing, awareness drive.

published on : 17th April 2021

SC to consider Centre's suggestion of transferable refund vouchers for cancelled flight

The top court reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions including by NGOs and passengers associations seeking refund of ticket fare for the flights which were cancelled due to the Pandemic.

published on : 25th September 2020

Phishing attacks in name of Aarogya Setu app increasing: Cyber agency

It said attackers are also impersonating tools linked to the World Health Organisation and popular video-conferencing platforms like Zoom to steal sensitive data.

published on : 16th May 2020

Business lobby not allowing migrants to go home: Ahmed Patel calls govt decision 'feudal'

The Karnataka government has cancelled the trains for the migrants and has written to the Railways not to operationalise these trains.

published on : 6th May 2020