Covid: Countries send aid to ease India's oxygen emergency

April 26, 2021

International efforts are under way to help India as the country suffers critical oxygen shortages amid a devastating surge in Covid cases. The UK has begun sending ventilators and oxygen concentrator devices. EU members are also due to send aid. The US is lifting a ban on sending raw materials abroad, enabling India t | Read more|

Kumbh Mela festival begins amid Covid concerns

January 15, 2021

Thousands of pilgrims have gathered on the banks of India's Ganges river at the start of the Kumbh Mela, billed as the world's largest human gathering. One of the most auspicious events in Hinduism is taking place this year during the coronavirus pandemic. | Read more|

Strict lockdown in Kolkata, violations reported in some districts

August 21, 2020

Normal life came to a grinding halt in the city on Friday as a complete shutdown was enforced across West Bengal for the second consecutive day this week to stem the spread of COVID-19 cases, while violation of the lockdown restrictions was witnessed in some towns and rural areas in the state. | Read more|

Stricter lockdown on weekends in UP

July 12, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to impose stricter lockdown across the state on weekends to stop the coronavirus spread, a senior official said on Sunday. The decision has come amid a spike in the number of infection cases, which had crossed 35,000 on Saturday. | Read more|

France, Spain reveal lockdown exits

April 28, 2020

Two of the worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic France and Spain were laying out separate roadmaps Tuesday for lifting their lockdowns, while signs emerged the virus has been all but vanquished in New Zealand and Australia. | Read more|

India growth slipping to 0.8% in FY21 sees Fitch Ratings

April 23, 2020

Fitch Ratings on Thursday slashed India's economic growth projections to 0.8 per cent in the current 2020-21 fiscal saying an unparalleled global recession was underway due to disruptions caused by the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic and resultant lockdowns. | Read more|

Lockdown 'cleans up' river Ganga

April 21, 2020

As per news report of BBC, the Ganges is one India's holiest and also most-polluted rivers. Millions live on its banks across several states. It's widely considered as a lifeline for many Indians. | Read more|

MHA objects to Kerala government ‘diluting’ lockdown restrictions

April 20, 2020

The Ministry of Home Affairs in the letter to the Kerala government today said the decision to reopen restaurants and book shops is in clear violation of the lockdown measures issued by the home ministry and violation of its April 15 order issued under the Disaster Management Act 2005. | Read more|