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Sunday, March 29, 2020

India Lockdown


Daily wagers residing at Kachi Colony in Dhanas: ‘Either we walk, or we starve here’

March 29, 2020 11:18 am

"We will completely run out of money soon, so we cannot purchase this food regularly. We are relying on the little ration that is left at home," says Raja Ram, another construction worker residing in the colony with his three daughters and wife.

Not a paisa earned in a week, 11 start for Ballia, 500 km away

March 29, 2020 11:17 am

The men, with small bags on their back, only have a few pairs of clothes and a small water bottle inside. With torn slippers on their feet, red handkerchiefs covering their mouth and a few hundred rupees in their pockets, they seem hopeful of reaching their home in the next four or five days.

Over 500 migrants stuck in limbo at Gujarat border

March 29, 2020 10:59 am

The fact that provisions were not made for migrant labourers to get their daily bread or return home while announcing the lockdown on Tuesday, forced many to start walking over 500 km to their homes in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Across Mizoram, 400 tailors are stitching a resistance to the COVID-19 pandemic

March 29, 2020 11:05 am

There is no dearth of tailors in trendy Mizoram. And in the race to fight the novel coronavirus, their talents have come to good use

21-day lockdown: This street-style samosa recipe is super easy, tasty and hygienic

March 29, 2020 9:46 am

Today’s recipe is a small attempt to help those who are craving street-food.

Coronavirus Latest LIVE Updates: 979 cases, 25 deaths in India; Kejriwal urges migrants to stay back

March 29, 2020 11:28 am

Coronavirus Live News Updates: Globally, over 6.6 lakh people are infected and nearly 31,000 killed. In India, there are 979 cases, with 25 deaths.

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, S Jaishankar call Mamata Banerjee; assure her of Centre’s assistance

March 29, 2020 6:31 am

The PM also appreciated the steps taken by the state government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, sources said. A source in the administration said Banerjee had also sought the Centre’s help to fight coronavirus in the state.

Maharashtra: Surge in free counselling services to address COVID-19 effect on mental health

March 29, 2020 5:43 am

Over the calls initiated by a youth collective, the Blue Ribbon Movement (BRM), a boy spoke of how he found it difficult to have his own space in the house, which propelled him to sometimes spend hours sitting inside his car.

Maharashtra: Flower markets shut, mogra growers stare at deep losses

March 29, 2020 5:23 am

Across Jawhar, Vikramgad, Dahanu and Talasari, thousands of farmers, mostly tribals, have over the past decade diversified into growing the sweet-smelling mogra flower on small patches of land, often on no more than a third or half of an acre.

Stop exodus of migrant workers, arrange for food, stay: Maharashtra Governor tells state govt

March 29, 2020 5:09 am

A statement issued by the Raj Bhavan said Bhagat Singh Koshyari also directed the divisional commissioners to make public announcements in all major cities and industrial townships to appeal to people to stay wherever they are.


Here is what the coronavirus isolation railway coaches look like

March 28, 2020 4:26 pm

As India went under lockdown for three weeks starting March 24, Indian Railways suspended all operations and now train coaches have turned into quarantine facility and it looks like this.

No work and food, migrants take long walk back home

March 28, 2020 11:25 pm

Amid India's 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), several migrants have been forced to leave for their hometowns owing to lack of work, food, shelter.

Life comes to a standstill in Kolkata following lockdown

March 26, 2020 9:15 pm

Life has come to a standstill in Kolkata's Barasat area.

India under lockdown: Before and after photos of tourist spots

March 28, 2020 7:32 am

Scenes from normally busy public sites around India, before and after the spread of coronavirus.

No processions, subdued Gudi Padwa in Maharashtra amid nationwide lockdown

March 25, 2020 4:26 pm

Gudi Padwa is the first day of the month of Chaitra and marks the beginning of the New Year as per the Hindu calendar.

India lockdown: People scramble for essentials while maintaining social distance

March 25, 2020 5:14 pm

Underlining social distancing as the only way to deal with the outbreak threat,Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his second address to the nation on the pandemic on Tuesday, said, “This decision… has drawn a Lakshman Rekha at your doorsteps.