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India Lockdown


Artist Jatin Das captures migrants' lockdown ordeal in dozens of paintings

March 03, 2021 8:07 pm

Born in the eastern state of Odisha - which sends droves of migrant workers to brick kilns and construction sites across the country, Das said he was "deeply disturbed" by television images showing jobless migrants walking home to distant villages

Explained: What is NITI Aayog's draft national policy on migrant workers?

March 02, 2021 2:47 pm

A NITI Aayog policy draft has proposed the contours of a national policy on migrant workers. Several key recommendations in the draft can be compared to a government working group report from 2017.

Livelihood in Mumbai hit by pandemic, 66% people say jobs impacted: survey

January 29, 2021 7:51 am

While at least 47 per cent respondents said they had to dip into their savings to pay for household expenses, 66 per cent said they had difficulty in affording house rent during lockdown.

Formal systems in place made shift from classroom to online teaching seamless, says CEPT University president

January 23, 2021 8:13 pm

Patel, the architect of the Central Vista redevelopment project in New Delhi, was addressing the 15th convocation ceremony Saturday. A total of 532 students from the academic year 2019-20 graduated and were conferred degrees virtually on the occasion.

EPFO settles 56.79 lakh COVID-19 advance claims, releases over Rs 14,000 crore till Dec

January 17, 2021 2:23 pm

The EPFO has settled 197.91 lakh claims related to final settlement, death, insurance, advance claims and disbursed Rs 73,288 crore till December 31, 2020.

Only India stands out with a flattening curve among those that had earlier experienced an explosion of infections

January 16, 2021 9:02 am

Based on the available state-level data, some states in India have already achieved herd immunity while other states are catching up.

Delhi survey: 10% kids out of school, 80% homes don’t have computers

January 15, 2021 8:10 am

Nearly three-fourth of the population depends on government facilities; of the 2.60% who suffer from chronic illnesses, most have diabetes.

Online coaching in Kota: 'Covid has taught me nothing is impossible… I can’t wait for physical classes to resume'

January 01, 2021 10:23 am

As the pandemic disrupted most academic calendars in 2020, Kota, the country’s biggest coaching hub, was forced to make the digital switch in a matter of days.

During off time, Delhi Metro prepped for the long haul

January 01, 2021 10:50 am

As the trains remained halted for 171 days, teams of workers fanned out across the DMRC network to not just make the system Covid-ready, but also carry out other long-pending repairs and upgrades.

2020 has been a strange interruption and reversal. Unless we act now, we will have a stunted recovery

December 31, 2020 9:02 am

We must use our economic crisis to set some bigger things right. 2021 will be a year to welcome if it returns us to the growth trajectory we deserve.


Kolkata pandal replaces Goddess Durga idol with migrant workers as tribute to their struggles amid Covid

October 22, 2020 11:11 am

The pandal, organised by Barisha Club Durga Puja committee in Behala, Kolkata, features a migrant worker mother in place of the goddess.

Migrant workers return to national capital as lockdown restrictions ease

August 08, 2020 12:44 pm

A large number of migrant workers left for their home states after a nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 in view of the rising cases of novel coronavirus infection in the country.

Life is getting back on track for Bengal

June 30, 2020 6:45 pm

Bengal recorded the highest single-day spike of 624 fresh Covid cases on Monday, taking the state's tally to 17,907, while 14 more people succumbed to the disease raising the death toll to 653.

India ramps up Covid testing, now tests over 2 lakh samples a day

June 28, 2020 11:04 pm

With nearly 20,000 fresh infections reported in the past 24 hours, India now has over 5.28 lakh COVID cases. As many as 410 deaths were reported, taking the number of casualties to 16,095.

Amid coronavirus lockdown, Kolkata's boi para seems lifeless

June 27, 2020 7:58 pm

Books shops in Kolkata's College street wear a deserted look amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.

In Pics | The DRDO tech being used to sanitise uniforms of security forces

June 14, 2020 6:39 pm

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a sanitizing chamber called ‘GermiKlean’ to sanitise uniforms of security forces.

With no way out, parcels and mails pile up at post offices

June 10, 2020 10:23 pm

With movement restrictions in containment zones at Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, mails and couriers are piling up at different post offices as mail carriers are unable to visit houses for doorstep deliveries.

Glimpses of life before and after 'Unlock 1.0'

June 09, 2020 8:29 pm

Shopping malls and places of worship across the country, barring states like Maharashtra and Goa, are ready to throw their doors open to people from Monday after remaining closed for nearly two-and-a-half months due to the lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Religious places, malls reopen on a prayer

June 09, 2020 4:43 pm

As part of the "unlockdown 1" phase the MHA has permitted these places to open up from today with a certain level of precautionary measures to control the spread of coronavirus.

Mumbaikars step out to walk and jog as lockdown eases

June 07, 2020 10:43 pm

With relaxations amid unlocking of coronavirus induced lockdown guidelines, locals were seen strolling and jogging at Mumbai's Marine Drive on Sunday after a gap of nearly three months.