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Thursday, August 06, 2020



Lockdown blues: Ludhiana records suicide a day

August 05, 2020 3:15 pm

The figures from Ludhiana city police reveal a disturbing trend, according to which at least 120 persons ended their lives and died by suicide during the lockdown period from April 1 to July 31.

PMC withdraws alternate-day norm, non-essential shops allowed to operate every day

August 05, 2020 1:26 am

In the first phase of the lockdown, all non-essential commodity stores had been closed down, while stores selling essential commodities were allowed to operate only for limited hours.

Night curfew lifted in Pune & Pimpri-Chinchwad, clarify police

August 04, 2020 12:02 am

On July 29, Maharashtra government had issued revised lockdown directives under the title 'Mission Begin Again: Easing of Restrictions and Phase wise opening of lockdown.'

Give us life insurance, compensate for losses during lockdown: Waste-pickers' organisation to Pune civic body

August 03, 2020 11:02 pm

“The waste-pickers have simple demands and they should be met with, considering their service to the city, especially while providing consistent and quality door-step waste collection to citizens during the time of crises and pandemic,” said a statement by the Panchayat.

Malls, hotels to open tomorrow; Pune civic body issues standard guidelines

August 03, 2020 10:48 pm

The PMC stated that every person entering malls and hotels will undergo thermal screening, and those with Covid-19 symptoms should not be allowed to enter. Every person should have Aarogya Setu app on their mobile phones.

Innovative learning, job counselling: Here’s how night schools are preventing dropout during lockdown

August 04, 2020 11:18 am

To address the drop-out issue, night schools have devised strategies like delivering educational material on WhatsApp, psychological counselling and arranging jobs for these underprivileged students.

Actor Cameron Diaz is grateful to be able to spend time with daughter in lockdown

August 03, 2020 3:20 pm

In her recent chat with talk show host Seth Meyers, the Hollywood A-lister said she has been spending time away from the world with her seven-month-old daughter, Raddix

Australia: Melbourne enters tough new lockdown and curfew

August 03, 2020 1:56 pm

Residents of the eastern Australian city are now subject to a "stage 4" lockdown due to a surge in coronavirus cases. The premier of Victoria state has compared the situation with recent devastating bushfires.

Unlock 3.0 from Aug 5, but weekend lockdown to stay in UP

July 31, 2020 8:59 am

All social, political, sports, entertainment, educational, cultural, and religious events are also barred.

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Lockdown extended till August 31; below 6,000 cases for first time in a week

July 31, 2020 9:45 am

Tamil Nadu reported 5,864 fresh Covid-19 cases and 97 deaths, taking its tally to 2,39,978 and fatalities to 3,838. This is a significant drop in numbers, with the state having reported close to 7,000 cases everyday for the past six days.


Deserted roads, flyovers mark third day of biweekly lockdown in Kolkata

July 29, 2020 9:37 pm

Only movement related to health services, pharmacies, police stations, courts, correctional services, fire and emergency services, electricity, water and other utility services will be allowed.

First curfew, then lockdown: The unique struggles of Kashmiri athletes

May 06, 2020 2:20 pm

Kashmir has seen back-to-back lockdowns - first when the Central government revoked Article 370 of the Constitution, followed by the shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Iran's musicians reach new audiences with rooftop performances during lockdown

April 19, 2020 3:26 pm

From playing traditional Iranian instruments like Kamancheh to drums, these Iranian musicians have made their rooftops a place to be as they self isolate during Iran's lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic.