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Lockdown in Delhi extended by a week

The six-day lockdown in Delhi which was supposed to come to an end at 5 am on Monday has been extended by another week owing to the COVID-19 pandemic that is wreaking havoc in the national capital. An announcement in this regard was made by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal said, “Coronavirus still continues...

AMTS buses on Rs350 crore ventilator support

Manoj K Karia, Ahmedabad: The AMTS, which provides transport services to citizens in Ahmedabad, is struggling to stay afloat. The service which was already a loss-making unit is under severe financial stress due to COVID-19.    The AMTS service in Ahmedabad is suffering a loss of Rs80 lakh per day since it resumed service post-Unlock....

Lockdown woes: Rajkot school principal turns vegetable seller

To help counter the income shortage following COVID-19, the principal of a private school in Rajkot has taken to selling vegetables. Anil Bhatt, who has a master degree in education, told local media that he took to selling vegetables as it was difficult to run his household with no income. The school had shut down...

Employee uses fake cops to get dues, employer brings in real ones to nab them

An employee used the services of fake cops to get the salary due to him from his employer. Unfortunately, the plan backfired and one of them was nabbed by the real cops. The real cops were called by the employer who wasn’t impressed by the fake police. As per the complaint, one Chirag Pawar was...

NCP’s Jayant Patel seeks lockdown in Anand to contain COVID-19 spread

Former Umreth MLA and NCP Gujarat president Jayant Patel has written to the Anand collector asking that a complete or limited lockdown be imposed in Anand city. Patel in a letter said that the district has been recording over 10 cases for the last many days and a lockdown is the only way to prevent...

Put Mehsana under lockdown : MLA to CM Rupani

As COVID-19 cases in Gujarat surge post lockdown, an MLA from Mehsana wrote a letter to CM Vijay Ruoani. He requested that lockdown shall be reimposed in the district for at least a fortnight. The demand come in the wake of the district recording a constant surge in COVID-19 cases. Bharatji Thakor,  MLA from Bahucharaji...

Four more granted bail in Shahpur clash during lockdown

A bench of the Gujarat High Court has granted bail to four people in connection with the Shahpur clash on May 8. Mohammad Zuber Mirza, Ilmuddin Kagdi, Mohammad Rizwan Kagdi and Mohammadrauf Shaikh were granted bail on the grounds that no specific role was attributed to the four in the FIR filed in the case....

Cuttack returns to lockdown till July 8 to control COVID-19 infections

Odisha has become the latest in the country to return to lockdown for some of its cities after the government on Saturday declared complete shutdown in Cuttack till July 8 amid rising COVID-19 cases. Under the shutdown, all non-essential shops will be closed and non-essential travel prohibited. Grocery, vegetable and milk shops are allowed to...

As COVID-19 cases rise, complete lockdown in Guwahati for two weeks

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a 12-hour night curfew will be imposed across the state from 7 pm onwards from Friday and a 14-day complete lockdown will be enforced in Kamrup (Metro) district, of which Guwahati city is a part, from June 28 midnight, following a spurt in COVID-19 cases. Guwahati, the...

Intensified lockdown in Chennai, adjoining areas from June 19: CM

Chennai and adjoining areas will be under lockdown from June 19 to 30 sans present relaxations and a full-scale shutdown on two Sundays, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Monday. The move is seen as a desperate measure of the Tamil Nadu government to control the spiralling number of coronavirus cases in the state, majority...

CM Uddhav Thackeray clears air on lockdown rumours in Maharashtra

Mass forwarded messages on WhatsApp and social media that a full lockdown will be enforced in Maharashtra, the state with the highest number of coronavirus cases, from June 15 have prompted Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to tweet an appeal not to believe in the malicious rumours. Maharashtra on May 31 announced its “Mission Begin Again”...

#Column: People suffering because Centre, state imposed lockdown sans any homework

ShankerSinh Vaghela: There is a popular theory doing the rounds that the COVID-19 epidemic is an international conspiracy. Even as we debate this theory, the surge in COVID-19 cases shows that both the Centre and the state failed to ascertain the seriousness of the threat. A lockdown was imposed without the governments doing their homework....