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Lockdown 5.0 begins June 1, here's what is reopening and what stays closed

Though the government refuses to call it a lockdown rather it is being dubbed as Unlock 1.0 since it is not an actual extension of the full lockdown. The guidelines suggest that the lockdown will be in effect for containment zones which will be decided by the states. While for the non-containment zones, this is the lifting of the lockdown in a phased manner.

May 31, 2020, 23:14 PM IST

What to expect from Lockdown 5.0: More flight, train operations, reopening of schools

India is likely to enter the fifth phase of lockdown with more concessions even as Union Home Minister Amit Shah held talks with the Chief Ministers of states in this regard. The analysis was done by Zee News Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary in DNA, the world's most-watched news show.

May 30, 2020, 08:38 AM IST

Amit Shah meets PM Modi; COVID-19 lockdown may be extended for 2 more weeks, says sources

Union Home Minister Amit Shah met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the PM's residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg on Friday (May 29, 2020).

May 29, 2020, 13:27 PM IST

Telangana relaxes lockdown rules, allows shops except in malls to open

The Telangana government has decided to open all shops in Hyderabad except the ones in malls from Thursday (May 28). The decision was taken after large crowds were witnessed at shops. The government has urged the customers and shop owners to follow the COVID-19 guidelines strictly.

May 28, 2020, 08:33 AM IST

In pics: Airports across India resume service, passengers follow COVID-19 guidelines

After a gap of two months, domestic passenger flight operations resumed on Monday amid reluctance by various states to open up their airports in view of rising cases of the novel coronavirus. The first flight took off from Delhi for Pune at 4.45 am under strict regulations recommended by civil aviation authorities. The first flight from Mumbai was to Patna and it departed at 6.45 am.

May 25, 2020, 15:43 PM IST

India's retail trade lost business worth Rs 9 lakh cr in last 60 days due to COVID-19: CAIT

The country's retail trade lost business worth Rs 9 lakh crore in the last 60 days, mainly due to the nationwide lockdown to contain coronavirus pandemic, trader's body CAIT said on Sunday.

May 24, 2020, 21:49 PM IST

Coronavirus lockdown imposed at right time, acted as social vaccine: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday (May 24, 2020) has claimed that the decision to impose the nationwide lockdown was taken at the right time and that it has helped in reducing the number of coronavirus COVID-19 cases, news agancy ANI reported.

May 24, 2020, 17:46 PM IST

India's 70% coronavirus COVID-19 cases from 11 municipal areas; recovery rate of patients rises to 41.39%

These areas are in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, and Rajasthan.

May 24, 2020, 00:07 AM IST

Ravi Shankar Prasad lauds Bihar girl who cycled 1200 km carrying injured dad, urges Kiren Rijiju to help her

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Prasad also asked Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju to identify her talent and urged him to give her full support by way of training and scholarship to develop her as a cyclist of repute.

May 23, 2020, 23:53 PM IST

Vaishno Devi Shrine Board provides sehri and iftari to nearly 400 quarantined Muslims

The officials and staff of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, who oversee the famous Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra, has been providing Sehri and Iftari to nearly 400 Muslim people observing Ramazan and living in the quarantine centres built for them.

May 23, 2020, 22:44 PM IST

Maharashtra maintains suspense over air travel in state amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown till May 31

The total number of cases in the state rose to 47,190 and the death toll stood at 1,577 on Saturday evening.

May 23, 2020, 21:14 PM IST

Sikkim reports first coronavirus COVID-19 case as Delhi returnee tests positive

The sample of the student was sent to North Bengal Medical College and Hospital in Siliguri for testing.

May 23, 2020, 20:02 PM IST

Indian Railways to operationalise 2600 more shramik special trains in next 10 days

In a major decision, the Ministry of Railways took the initiative which is expected to benefit 36 lakh stranded passengers across the country.

May 23, 2020, 18:06 PM IST

Delhi Airport set to resume flight operations after two months, takes measures to provide safe environment to passengers

Installation of automatic hand sanitizer at various places, putting floor markers, allocation of entry gates and check-in islands for departure passengers has been done to encourage compliance of social distancing norms and minimize human contact at the airport. 

May 23, 2020, 17:26 PM IST

Northern Railway opens reservation counters at more than 137 major stations for booking tickets

The locations were made operational on May 22 and passengers can book their tickets on any of them. 

May 23, 2020, 16:40 PM IST

India aims to start international flights by mid-June or July amid COVID-19 pandemic

Speaking to reporters Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri asserted that India will try to start a good percentage of international flights before August, if not the entire civil aviation.

May 23, 2020, 15:54 PM IST

Nizamuddin Markaz case: Delhi Police sends notice to 816 foreign Tablighi Jamaatis

All these foreign Tablighi Jamaatis are residing in quarantine centres.

May 23, 2020, 00:52 AM IST

Indian Railways revises several conditions for 15 pair of special trains: Check here

As per the new norms, the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of these trains will be increased from 7 days to 30 days. There will not be any tatkal booking for these trains.

May 22, 2020, 21:07 PM IST

Sikkim to reopen its educational institutions from June 15

All colleges will have regular classes. Social distancing norms will be followed.

May 22, 2020, 19:45 PM IST

India lockdown stopped coronavirus COVID-19 cases from ballooning to 36-70 lakhs, claims Centre citing different models

The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation citing the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) model, also said that the lockdown has saved between 1.2-2.1 lakh lives.

May 22, 2020, 18:23 PM IST