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A group of men with their bicycles on the way to Uttar Pradesh in the dead of the night. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

The night curfew in unlock 1.0 is outdated. Indians still think ‘bad things’ happen in the dark

The virality of Covid-19 remains the same, be it night or day. Centre imposing futile night curfew disregards professionals who work through the night.
Sikh Pilgrims

Who are Nihang Sikhs? ‘Guru di laadli fauj’ warrior sect in news for chopping off cop’s hand

On Sunday, a group of Nihang Sikhs allegedly violating lockdown rules clashed with Punjab Police personnel & chopped off an ASI's hand.

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.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
Dubai

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.