96% people faced drop in earnings during last year’s lockdown: survey

Nearly 96% of the people surveyed under a food rights campaign in Maharashtra faced a drop in their earnings during the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown last year, a social body claims. Job losses and non-availability of casual work were the key reasons for this, and every fifth respondent was forced to go hungry because of no … Read more 96% people faced drop in earnings during last year’s lockdown: survey

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown, instructs district administrations to enforce Covid-19 safety norms

The Tamil Nadu government has extended the state-wide lockdown till March 31. However, it has not brought in any new stricter rules but has listed out the advisories issued by the Centre. The order says that the district administration should strictly enforce measures to prevent and manage Covid-19 and can “as far as possible use … Read more Tamil Nadu extends lockdown, instructs district administrations to enforce Covid-19 safety norms

Brazil's Capital Rio de Janeiro Returns to Covid-19 Lockdown

Brazil’s capital has entered a two-week lockdown, joining several states in adopting measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 as intensive care beds begin to fill in some important cities. At least eight Brazilian states adopted curfews over the past week due to the rise in cases and deaths from COVID-19. Thursday was Brazil’s deadliest … Read more Brazil's Capital Rio de Janeiro Returns to Covid-19 Lockdown

Coronavirus | Cabinet Secretary reviews surge in COVID-19 cases

Enforce pandemic-appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with violations, States told Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Saturday held a meeting with Chief Secretaries of Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bengal, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir which have been reporting a high active COVID-19 caseload or an increasing trend in new cases in the last week. … Read more Coronavirus | Cabinet Secretary reviews surge in COVID-19 cases

Lockdown to be imposed in Maharashtra amid surging COVID-19 cases? Here’s what CM Uddhav Thackeray said

Maharashtra has been witnessing a surge in coronavirus cases and the Shiv Sena on Tuesday called it a matter of concern, adding that the opposition in the state should talk carefully about the COVID-19 crisis. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had on February 21(Sunday) asked people to follow “COVID-appropriate” behaviour and safety norms, and said he … Read more Lockdown to be imposed in Maharashtra amid surging COVID-19 cases? Here’s what CM Uddhav Thackeray said

PVR to spend Rs 200 crore on expansion in FY22

India’s leading multiplex chain has earmarked Rs 200 crore for adding new screens in the next fiscal, as the company wants to expand into new cities where it does not have a presence. The company also has 25 new screens ready to roll out by March-end, awaiting government clearances, Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, joint MD, PVR, … Read more PVR to spend Rs 200 crore on expansion in FY22

Opposition should talk carefully about COVID-19 crisis: Shiv Sena

In an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamna’, the Shiv Sena also said lockdown can lead to a collapse of the economy and hence, the Centre should help in such a case. The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said the recent surge in coronavirus cases is a matter of concern and the opposition in Maharashtra should talk … Read more Opposition should talk carefully about COVID-19 crisis: Shiv Sena

Coronavirus | Maharashtra surge worrisome, says CM

Remarking that Maharashtra’s sudden and steep surge in Covid-19 cases was worrisome indeed, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the government would come to know within the next fifteen days whether or not the State was facing a ‘second wave’ of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Thackeray further warned that the administration would be taking … Read more Coronavirus | Maharashtra surge worrisome, says CM

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: If Covid Rule Are Flouted, Lockdown May be Imposed, Warns Uddhav as Maha Sees 6,971 New Cases; All Gatherings, Processions Cancelled from Tomorrow

“The entire Vidarbha region is witnessing a spike in cases. Even in Nagpur, over 750 cases were reported on Friday. The government has already declared a partial lockdown in Amravati, Wardha and Yavatmal. If fresh cases jump, the government needs to take strict measures like a night curfew,” he said. “We will ask district administrations, … Read more Coronavirus LIVE Updates: If Covid Rule Are Flouted, Lockdown May be Imposed, Warns Uddhav as Maha Sees 6,971 New Cases; All Gatherings, Processions Cancelled from Tomorrow