India lockdown

'Inclined to pass directions': SC on plight of migrant workers amid second COVID wave

The apex court observed that authorities must ensure that migrant workers returning home are not charged exorbitant fare by private bus operators and the Centre may consider involving the Railways.

published on : 13th May 2021

Districts with over 10 per cent positivity rate should remain under lockdown: ICMR

ICMR chief Balram Bhargava did not criticise the Modi government but conceded that there had been a delay in responding to the crisis.

published on : 13th May 2021

Too early to celebrate decline in India's COVID graph as TPR remains above 21 per cent

On Monday, the country, after a gap of 61 days, recorded for the first time a drop of more than 31,000 cases in the total active numbers. 

published on : 13th May 2021

Second Covid wave fallout: Business activity dips to last june levels due to lockdowns

The Nomura India Business Resumption Index fell sharply to 64.5 for the week ended May 9 from 69.7 a week ago. This is 35% below pre-pandemic levels. 

published on : 12th May 2021

Centre should consider imposing a nationwide lockdown: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Gehlot was addressing a video conference after he and Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan virtually laid foundation stones for medical colleges in the state's Chittorgarh and Sriganganagar districts.

published on : 9th May 2021

Rs 210 million daily output loss likely over April-June due to second COVID wave: S&P

As such, S&P Global Ratings estimates $210 million in lost output daily in India due to the second Covid wave over April-June in a severe scenario model.

published on : 8th May 2021

Here is a look at coronavirus-induced restrictions imposed by states, UTs

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had on Friday announced lockdown-like restrictions with more stringent curbs from May 10 to May 24 in the state.

published on : 8th May 2021

PM reviews COVID-19 situation, stresses states should not let vaccination speed go down

The prime minister was given a detailed picture on the COVID-19 outbreak in various states and districts, and was informed about the 12 states which have more than 1 lakh active cases.

published on : 6th May 2021

Lockdown tweet: HC orders quashing of FIR against Navi Mumbai resident

Sunaina Holey had approached the HC last year through her counsel Dr Abhinav Chandrachud, seeking that the FIR registered against her by the Mumbai police be quashed.

published on : 5th May 2021

COVID-19 crisis: Chorus for India lockdown gets louder

India Inc largely in favour of complete national shutdown but health experts are divided, as they feel it should have been done during the onset of the wave

published on : 5th May 2021

India receives more medical supplies from abroad amid worsening COVID crisis

Seven tankers each carrying 20 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) arrive at Mundra Port in Gujarat in the first such shipment of LMO to India.

published on : 4th May 2021

Centre, states may consider imposing lockdown to curb second wave of COVID-19: Supreme Court

However, the apex court put a caveat before them saying if they decide to go for lockdown then arrangements must be made beforehand to cater to the needs of the poor people.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Few weeks' lockdown in India may break chain of transmission: Top US COVID expert Anthony Fauci

Fauci, in an interview, said that another most important thing in the immediate is to get supplies of oxygen, medication and PPEs.

published on : 1st May 2021

COVID: Activists move SC, seek food security, cash transfer, transport for migrant workers

In May last year, the top court had taken suo motu cognizance of problems and miseries of migrant labourers and had passed a slew of directions.

published on : 29th April 2021

Lockdown doesn't mean giving up: Kareena Kapoor

Living through a lockdown doesn't mean you have to give up on your daily workout regime, suggested Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor.

published on : 18th April 2021
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