Lockdown 5.0

COVID-19 lockdown: SC asks state governments to comply with its order on migrant workers

Senior advocate Indira Jaising said the order passed by the top court has not been implemented in its letter and spirit.

published on : 20th June 2020

Ask no questions, resign to the new normal

It’s not very long ago that we were being reassured with the slogan that ‘Jaan hai to jahan hai’ (Life before all else is a loose translation).

published on : 14th June 2020

Government issues pictorial guidelines for 'COVID-appropriate behaviour' in Unlock-1 phase

Religious places, restaurants and malls have resumed operations from June 8 under the first phase of India's graded reopening of various sectors, termed 'Unlock 1'.

published on : 13th June 2020

Free foodgrains reached to only 20.26 lakh migrants during lockdown: Government data

To ensure migrants do not go hungry due to the COVID-19 lockdown, the central government had on May 14 announced 5 kg free foodgrains per person and 1 kg chana per family to 8 crore migrants.

published on : 8th June 2020

COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Cases in Mumbai cross 50,000 as Maharashtra tally rises past 90,000

India is the fifth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia and the UK, according to the Johns Hopkins University data.

published on : 8th June 2020

Lockdown woes: Labour shortage hits paddy farmers in Punjab as migrant workers leave state

Farmers don’t have time as paddy sowing is to begin on June 10 and last for about 20-25 days. Basmati sowing follows and culminates by last week of July end or early August.

published on : 8th June 2020

Cargo volume at major ports drops 22 per cent in April-May; Chennai, Cochin among severely hit

Ports like Chennai, Cochin and Kamrajar saw their cargo volumes nosedive over 40 per cent, while Kolkata and JNPT suffered a drop of over 30 per cent during April-May.

published on : 7th June 2020

COVID-19 lockdown: After 74 days at Mumbai Airport, stranded footballer shifted to hotel

On Saturday, Randy Juan Muller, who used to play for a club in Kerala, thanked Maharashtra tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray and Yuva Sena officer-bearer Rahul Kanal for their help.

published on : 7th June 2020

No Wimbledon. no cinema. why live!

Mysore will never be the same to me again; Southern Star, my home on many a visit, has shut down.

published on : 7th June 2020

Huge number of migrant workers did not have access to rations between May 15 to June 1: Study

This analysis was on the basis of 821 calls-- which corresponded to over 5,900 migrant workers -- received by the Stranded Workers Action Network between May 15 to June 1.

published on : 6th June 2020

Kumartuli artisan offers 20 per cent discount on Durga idols booked online during lockdown

The offer, claimed to be the first in the history of Kumartuli, was made by Prodyut Paul, a potter.

published on : 5th June 2020

COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Cases in Delhi cross 28,000 mark as national capital gears to reopen borders, malls

Addressing the people of Tamil Nadu on Sunday evening, chief minister Edappadi Palaniswami said that 35.65 lakh workers in the state have been provided relief so far.

published on : 5th June 2020

Guidelines issued for reopening religious places, malls; dine ins to have only 50 per cent customers

All the visitors to these places have also been “advised” to use Aarogya Setu app but its usage has not been made mandatory.

published on : 4th June 2020

Lockdown: MP tribal migrant workers stare at uncertain future

Due to lack of employment avenues in Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua, Alirajpur, Dhar, Khargone and Barwani districts, thousands of tribals migrate to neighbouring states.

published on : 4th June 2020

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 2,16,919 with record spike of 9,304 cases; death toll 6,075

India stood seventh among the nations worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic after the US, Brazil, Russia, the UK, Spain and Italy.

published on : 4th June 2020
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