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SC: Decisions on lockdown must be taken well in advance, enable people to secure livelihood

New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said in the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, if the government were to take a decision to impose lockdown, it must be announced well in advance to enable people to make provisions for their...

MHA rejects lockdown possibilities, issues 19 SOPs

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) In the wake of ongoing Covid-19 cases, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued a 19-point Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) giving nod to states and UTs to impose local restrictions if necessary. The...

A mini digital series attempts to capture life during lockdown

Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) A series depicts the relatable turmoil and restlessness felt in a coronavirus-afflicted world through the mobile screen. A three-part series titled “Cabin Fever” is a collaboration between Mumbai-based Jugaad Motion Pictures, “Udd gaye” singer and producer...

Localised lockdowns slowing down revival, impacting retail sales: RAI survey

New Delhi, Sep 9 (PTI) Localised lockdowns are slowing down revival and impacting retail sales as retailers saw de-growth of 52 per cent in August as compared to the same month last year, although there is a marginal recovery...

Covid-hit Indian micro-businesses stay resilient: Survey

New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the Indian micro-businesses hard and while 83 per cent of those surveyed reported a decline in revenue, nearly half of them had to shut their business temporarily, a new...

Centre directs states not to restrict goods, people’s movement

In view of the reports of restrictions on inter-state and intra-state movement of people and goods, the Centre on Saturday directed all states to follow the Unlock 3.0 guidelines and allow such movement without any separate permission or permit. A...

Allowing economic activities, but strange temples closed: SC

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday told the Maharashtra government that the court finds it very strange that the state is allowing activities involving economic interests, but COVID-19 is cited when it comes to opening...

RBI extends scheme for MSME debt restructuring

Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday extended a scheme whereby stressed MSME borrowers will become eligible for restructuring their debt, provided their accounts with lenders were classified as 'standard' as on March 1, 2020. Accordingly,...

Covid Continues To Dent India’s Factory Output In July: PMI

New Delhi: Subdued demand conditions, on back of the Covid-19 pandemic, continued to dent India’s manufacturing sector output in the month of July. The latest reading of seasonally adjusted IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI index showed that firms responded by...

Government money fully reaching people now, Solicitor General said to SC

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, explaining the Centre’s welfare schemes during the Covid-19 pandemic, informed the Supreme Court that today that every one rupee from the Centre now fully reaches the people, while in contrast,...

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Fuel prices rise again, reach new highs on Friday

New Delhi, Jan 22 (IANS) Petrol and diesel prices rose sharply again on Friday reaching new all-time high levels...