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Tag: Nationwide Lockdown

Govt Restores All Existing Visas With Immediate Effect Barring Electronic, Tourist, Medical Categories
Govt Restores All Existing Visas With Immediate Effect Barring Electronic, Tourist, Medical Categories

New Delhi: The government on Thursday decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic, tourist and medical categories, almost eight months after their suspension following the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent imposition of a nationwide lockdown. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also announced giving permission to all Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) […]

Lockdown Likely To Be Extended For Two More Weeks, Amit Shah Meets PM Modi

New Delhi: The nationwide lockdown – the fourth phase of which ends on May 31 – is likely to be extended beyond this date with more relaxations in lockdown 5.0 as most Indian states are in favour of continuing it for two more weeks, sources said on Friday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah conveyed the […]

Centre upset after Kerala eases lockdown restriction
MHA's Fresh Order On Lockdown 4.0: States Cannot Dilute Restrictions

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has come up with a fresh order for the states and Union Territories (UTs) instructing them “not to dilute” its guidelines issued for the lockdown 4.0 that began from Monday for two more weeks till May 31. The guidelines were about the opening up of the […]

Bhadrak Loot LPG
Miscreants Loot Rs 10.8 Lakh Cash From LPG Agency Employee In Bhadrak During Lockdown

Bhadrak: Three unidentified miscreants allegedly looted Rs 10.8 lakh cash after attacking an employee of an LPG distribution agency near Jijharpur Railway crossing under Tihidi block of Bhadrak district today. The victim employee has been identified has Pramod Bhanja. He has been admitted to Tihidi Community Health Centre and stated to be stable now. As […]

Ola Uber
Lockdown 3.0: Ola, Uber Resume Services In Green And Orange Zones

New Delhi: With the government easing restrictions in select zones across the country from May 4 amid lockdown 3.0, Ola and Uber on Monday announced to resume their operations in green and orange zones across India. Uber will provide rides in green zones like Daman, Kochi, Guwahati and more places while it will provide rides […]

Railways SOP For Shramik Special Trains Asking States To Collect Fare For Services Draws Flak

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has issued a set of guidelines for Shramik Special trains being run to ferry the migrants stranded across the country, saying the trains will ply only if they have 90 per cent occupancy and the “states should collect the ticket fare”, inviting fierce criticism for charging for their services. A […]

40-Day Lockdown To Inflict $320 Billion Loss On Indian Economy

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hit the Indian economy with about $320 billion in terms of daily gross domestic product (GDP) loss after 40 days of nationwide lockdown, said a report. The daily GDP of India is estimated to be approximately $8 billion. The impact has been severe on the travel and […]

Train services to resume
On Labour Day, Railway Kicks Off 'Shramik Special Trains' For Carrying Stranded Labourers

In a recent guideline issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, it has been decided to run “Shramik Special” trains from Labour Day today. These special trains will run to carry migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places across the country due to COVID-19 lockdown. These special trains will run […]

Students Should Stay Prepared For Exams Post Lockdown: Odisha Govt After UGC Guideline

Bhubaneswar: A day after the University Grants Commission (UGC) chalked out new guideline allowing Universities to chart out their own plan of action for conducting exams which were put on hold due to COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent nationwide lockdown, Odisha government today informed that the State might conduct exams any moment post lockdown after duly […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Centre Eases Restrictions On Opening Of Shops; Know What Will Open & What Won’t

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday allowed the opening of shops as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions announced on April 15 with neighbourhood shops and others being allowed within the city and all shops except those in malls allowed outside the municipal limits with 50 per cent strength of workers. Later, in a […]

Odisha Weavers
Odisha Weavers Hit Hard By COVID-19 Lockdown Seek Govt Assistance

Bhubaneswar: The nationwide lockdown has severely affected livelihood of thousands of weavers across Odisha. These handloom workers, who have worked at the looms for generations to eke out a living, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 lockdown as their economic activities have come to a standstill. While they are not getting raw material to […]

COVID19 Cases' Doubling Reduced After Lockdown, Growth Factor Down By 40%: Govt

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that before lockdown, COVID-19 cases were doubling in 3 days but the last 7 days’ data shows that it is 6.2 days now and in 19 states and Union Territories, the case doubling rate is less than the country’s average. At the daily press briefing, Joint […]

COVID-19 lockdown: Railways to refund Rs 1,490 crore for cancellation of 94 lakh ticket bookings

New Delhi: Indian Railways will forgo around Rs 1,490 crore in revenue as it is refunding the amount towards cancellation of a whopping 94 lakh ticket bookings made by passengers prior to the imposition of the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Top Railways officials told PTI that an amount of Rs 830 […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Shilpa, Alia, Bhumi, Genelia & Others Have Something For You!

Amid the nationwide lockdown for containing the spread of Coronavirus in India, several Bollywood celebrities are sharing lockdown diaries to ‘stay in touch’ with their admirers. Bollywood beauty Shilpa Shetty Kundra shared some yoga tips while Alia Bhatt is busy in her kitchen. Here we bring what Riteish Deshmukh, his wife Genelia and Bhumi Pednekar […]

81 Odia Migrant Workers Arrested In Surat For Resorting To Violence Over Fears Of Extended Lockdown

Surat: As many as 81 Odia migrant workers stranded in Diamond Nagar of Surat in Gujarat due to coronavirus lockdown, were arrested by Sarthana Police on Saturday allegedly for going on a rampage and setting several vehicles ablaze. As per reports, fearing extension of the COVID-19 lockdown, the migrant labourers hit the street in Diamond […]

Narendra Modi Meeting
COVID-19 Nationwide Lockdown Maybe Extended Till April 30 With Tweaked Restrictions

New Delhi: The COVID-19 nationwide lockdown is set to be extended at least till April 30 after a broad “consensus” on it emerged on Saturday during a meeting of chief ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who stressed on “jaan bhi, jahaan bhi”, indicating that restrictions may be tweaked as it was important to save […]

Lockdown Diaries: Here's What Kareena, Alia, Kartik & Other Stars Are Doing In Home-Isolation

In the wake of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced 21-days nationwide lockdown as an initiative to break the chain and prevent the transmission of deadly COVID-19. PM Modi had urged every citizen to stay back in home-isolation to prevent community spread. The lockdown drive was applauded and received massive […]

COVID-19 Global Update: US eclipses China's death toll, Italy's toll crosses 12,000
COVID-19 In India: Coronavirus Outbreak And Control Measures Till April 4

As of now, 2902 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 68 deaths have been reported. Meanwhile, 183 persons have been cured/discharged from the hospitals after recovery. Among the total confirmed cases, 1023 cases have been linked to Tablighi Jamaat across 17 States which includes Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, J&K, Rajasthan, Telangana, A&N Islands, Arunachal […]

Railway Rubbishes Rumours On Resumption Of Passenger Services, Says No Such Plan Yet

New Delhi: The Indian Railways today rubbished rumours on the resumption of passenger services plan post the end of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown on April 14, stating that there is no such plan as of now. The largest public sector transported had cancelled all passenger, mail and express train services from March 24 to April […]

Lockdown Diaries: PM Modi Shares Fitness Routine, Yoga Videos

New Delhi: Amid the nationwide lockdown for Coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday shared his lockdown diaries. PM Modi shared his fitness routine with the public, saying practising Yoga has been an integral part of his life for many years. In a series of tweets, Modi shared the animated videos of him doing […]

NBT To Launch ‘Corona Studies Series’ To Spread Relevant Info On Coronavirus Pandemic

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The national body for book publishing and book promotion, National Book Trust (NBT) under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, will be launching a book titled ‘Corona Studies Series’ to provide relevant reading materials for all age-groups for post-Covid-19 readership needs and also provide a platform to authors and […]

COVID-19: Virtual Therapy Getting Popular For Treating Coronavirus Anxiety

New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus lockdown across the country, people are struggling to cope with the feelings of loneliness, anxiety, frustration, and a fear of what’s coming next. In such scenarios of COVID-19 lockdown, people stuck at home are preferring virtual therapy for treating Coronavirus anxiety. Virtual therapy provided by e-consults focussed on mental health […]

MGNREGA Dues To Be Cleared By April 10; Centre Releases Rs 4,431 Crore Pending Wages

New Delhi: After a day of announcing an increase in wages under the rural job scheme MGNREGA, the Centre has released Rs 4, 431 crore for clearing pending wages under the programme and has further instructed to clear the dues by April 10, informed officials on Friday. The announcement was made at a time a […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: IPRS Announces Emergency Relief Package To Support Its Members

Mumbai: The Indian Performing Right Society (IPRS) declared an emergency relief package amid Coronavirus lockdown across the country to support its members facing financial pressure. Along with that, several film industry biggies have pledged to help the daily wage workers amid the 21-days nationwide lockdown. Headed by lyricist Javed Akhtar, the IPRS will provide money […]

Coronavirus Lockdown In Odisha: Unit-1 Haat Shifted In Bhubaneswar, Circles Drawn Outside Shops For Social Distancing

Bhubaneswar/Cuttack: With ‘social distancing’ being the key against the nationwide fight against Coronavirus, several district administrations across Odisha are implementing special measures to ensure that people strictly adhere to social distancing norms. Commissionerate Police today temporarily shifted the vegetable traders of Unit-1 Haat for a period of 45 days to AG Square and Rajmahal chhak. […]

COVID-19: MHA issues strict lockdown guidelines, asks states to ensure unhindered essential services
COVID-19: MHA issues strict lockdown guidelines, asks states to ensure unhindered essential services

New Delhi: Following announcement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday night to enforce 21-day complete nationwide lockdown in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) issued guidelines for the lockdown period in the country and released a list of essential services that will remain open during this time. The MHA also invoked […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Modi announces 21-day nationwide lockdown from tonight

Bhubaneswar: Highlighting the challenge of the Coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation today, announced a 21-day lockdown from 12 AM tonight. “If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21-day lockdown(of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years. This lockdown is in a way a […]