Friday, 30 September, 2022
TopicLockdown extension

Topic: lockdown extension

UP govt announces complete lockdown on weekends to curb spread of Covid-19

While markets and offices will remain closed on these days, banks will remain open, said officials.

CM Mamata Banerjee extends lockdown in West Bengal till 31 July

The decision to extend the lockdown with relaxations came after an all-party meeting to discuss the Covid situation in West Bengal as total cases climbed to 15,173 in the state.

No plans for another lockdown in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal amid speculation

Earlier today, representatives from BJP, Congress, AAP, among other parties and senior officials took part in a meeting held at the MHA regarding Delhi's Covid response.

CM Mamata Banerjee extends lockdown in West Bengal till 30 June

The Chief Minister announced that all existing restrictions and conditions will still hold except that the limit in social gatherings has now been increased to 25 from 10.

Reader View: Schools, colleges can be divided into two shifts – morning and afternoon

YourTurn is our new weekly feature in which ThePrint's readers share their views or opinions in response to the question of the week.

‘Playing with fire’: Parents oppose Modi govt suggestion to reopen schools from July

An online petition on change.org, which has garnered over 2 lakh signatures, urges the government to not start school until there are ‘zero Covid cases’.

How Modi govt plans to reopen schools once lockdown is lifted 

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

How Kerala’s Left govt is using lockdown to wriggle out of UDF’s curbs on liquor

The Left Front govt opened up liquor sales on 28 May, after nearly two months of lockdown, but only after it took a number of decisions to push sale and, by extension, revenue. 

Worst yet to come, Centre will realise nothing’s left for poor as economy reopens: Owaisi

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Hyderabad MP and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi says lockdown enforced by PM Modi was unplanned and unconstitutional.

‘Surviving on naan and hope’: Delhi’s Hauz Rani is filling up with stranded foreigners

Delhi's Hauz Rani village has turned into a temporary home for stranded foreigners who came to India for medical treatment but have been unable to leave due to the lockdown.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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