Thursday, 20 January, 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.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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