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Doctors & health staff, regular patients no longer need curfew passes in Punjab

Banks and ATMs have also been allowed to operate the whole week, according to the state home department's revised guidelines amid the nationwide lockdown to curb Covid-19.
A rickshaw puller wearing a mask dozes off during a COVID-19 lockdown

Homeless with no income, migrant labourers wish they had left Delhi before the lockdown

COVID-19 lockdown in Delhi has dried up income for rickshaw-pullers and street vendors, leaving them without money and with no way to get home.
File photo of Himachal Pradesh | Commons

Himachal Pradesh govt announces indefinite curfew to prevent spread of COVID-19

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said the govt was forced to take the step as several people were not following the lockdown imposed in the state on Monday.
Private vehicles being checked at the Noida-Delhi border Monday, after the lockdown imposed in many parts of India due to COVID-19 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi Police seals border, essential services to seek curfew passes

Traffic police, PCR, station house officers and their supervising officers shall move around to inspect the arrangements and ensure compliance of the order.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation on the issue of coronavirus | Screengrab

Modi announces ‘Janata Curfew’ on 22 March, urges for resolve, restraint to fight coronavirus

In address to nation, PM Modi pushes for social distancing, says govt will set up COVID-19 task force to handle economic challenges.
Security personnel stand guard during restrictions in Srinagar

India needs tips from Israel on how to handle Kashmir. Blocking network is not one of them

On Kashmir’s communication lockdown, Home Minister Amit Shah is as mistaken as India’s celebrity commentariat.
Security personnel stand guard during curfew like restrictions on the fifth consecutive day in Srinagar, Friday, August 9, 2019

Kashmiris find daily life difficult despite eased restrictions in J&K, ready for quiet Eid

There is also a growing belief in Kashmir that normalcy is a long way off even as security forces anticipate law and order issues this Eid. 
Paramilitary personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu

Kashmir calm, claim officials, as only 8 patients with pellet injuries land in Srinagar hospital

The curfew-like restrictions in place in Kashmir since Monday have brought the Valley to a standstill.
Curfews and bandhs over the past few years have forced students to miss school

Curfew continues in parts of Kashmir 2 days after Zakir Musa’s death

Schools and colleges have been shut in parts of Srinagar, Kulgam & Pulwama towns, while mobile internet has been suspended across the Valley.

Anti-Muslim riot breaks out in Sri Lanka, curfew imposed

Majority Sinhalese mobs set fire to Muslim-owned shops and vehicles, while homes and mosques were vandalised, leading to nationwide night curfew on Monday.

On Camera

Medical staff with a patient of Covid-19 | Imran Nissar | ANI

Clapping is good, but Indian medical staff fighting Covid-19 need real incentives

If India gives special incentives to healthcare workers like Malaysia and China, it can hasten human resource mobilisation in the fight against Covid-19.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.


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Coronavirus doesn’t stop Indian Army from carrying out its annual cyber security exercise

Army had earlier issued advisory claiming India's adversaries were launching coronavirus-themed campaigns to infect official or personal IT assets of defence personnel.  

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.