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Election Commission Announces Dates For State Assembly Polls, Bans Physical Rallies

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The elections have huge political significance with BJP ruling four of these five states, while it is making a big push to capture Congress-ruled Punjab, where the Aam Aadmi Party is also emerging as an important player.

Covid-19 Curbs: Restaurants Owners Seek PM Modi's Intervention To Ease Restrictions

Jan 07, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

In a letter to the Prime Minister seeking immediate relief for the restaurant industry, NRAI has asked for suitable directions to be passed on imposition of further restrictions and permit delivery of food from restaurants as part of essential services.

TRS regime "most undemocratic": Nadda

Hitting out at the TRS government over the arrest of state BJP president Bandi Sanjay Kumar and alleged corruption, he alleged that the TRS regime is "the most undemocratic" and "one of the most corrupt" in the country.

K'taka Govt Likely To Announce More COVID Containment Measures This Week

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Karnataka has been witnessing a surge in COVID cases over the last five days, with daily figures crossing the 1,000 mark. This even as 10 more cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus were detected in Karnataka on Sunday, taking the state's tally to 76.

PDP Leaders Say Stampede At Vaishno Devi Shrine Failure Of J-K Administration

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told PTI that preliminary information from the scene suggests there was a minor altercation between some young boys, and within seconds, there was a stampede.

01 January, 2022

On New year eve, shoppers gather at popular Delhi hotpots; enforcement measures in place

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Adequate security arrangements were to be put in place on the eve of new year to implement the guidelines issued by DDMA keeping in view spread of covid-19 in the national capital, police said.

31 December, 2021

All political parties want UP polls on time: CEC

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The CEC also asked the state to step up coronavirus vaccination. The number of polling booths will be increased and the voting time enhanced by an hour, he said, adding polling officials will be vaccinated and those eligible will be given a booster dose.

26 December, 2021

Need To Bring Back Covid Curbs In Kolkata In Light Of X-Mas Crowds: Experts

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Virologists and public health experts felt an urgent clampdown was needed to avoid a repeat of such mass gatherings with Covid inappropriate behaviour during the New Year celebrations.

26 December, 2021

Curbs feared to return as Covid positivity rate in Delhi mounts to 0.46 per cent

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Curfew From 10 pm To 5 am Will Be Imposed During Yellow, Amber And Orange Alerts. If A 'Red' Alert Is Sounded, There Will Be "Total Curfew".

25 December, 2021

Assam Lifts Night Curfew On Dec 31

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Mahanta further said for omicron specific regulation, district magistrates, superintendents of police and all other authorities concerned shall be responsible for ensuring COVID appropriate behaviour in all public places.

06 December, 2021

Assam Govt Issues Fresh SOP As New COVID Variant Cases Increase In Country

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The fresh standard operating procedure made 7-day home quarantine compulsory for those who test negative for the coronavirus infection.


30 November, 2021

Government Says "Declining Trend In Covid Cases, But Surge Cannot Be Ruled Out As Virus Continuously Evolving"

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Listing some of the interventions, Pawar said that the Ministry of Health continues to provide technical guidance for managing various aspects of COVID-19 and so far more than 150 guidelines/advisories/SoPs/plans have been provided to states and UTs.

30 November, 2021

India Reports 6,990 New Covid Cases; Active Cases Decline To 1,00,543

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A decrease of 3,316 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

29 November, 2021

Dead Bodies Of 2 Covid Patients Found In Mortuary 15 Months Later

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The cleaning staff, who went to clean the old mortuary, noticed foul smell emanating from freezers and found bodies.

25 October, 2021

Karnataka Students Return To Schools After 18 Months As Classes Reopen Post Covid-19

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The officials, however said many schools mostly private institutions have decided to reopen, after the culmination of Diwali.

03 September, 2021

Indo-China Bilateral Trade From Shipki La Called Off For Two Consecutive Years

Ashwani Sharma

Hishey Negi, President, Kinnaur Indo-China Trade Association confirms that it was mutually agreed amongst the traders that the bilateral trade will remain suspended owing to Covid norms, which required a two-weeks quarantine period .

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz