With a looming lockdown due to the third wave, theatres being shut in many states, and film releases getting postponed, monetary troubles are sure to occur and hit everyone associated with the film industry.
It was discussed in a Delhi Disaster Management Authority meeting that Covid-19 restrictions imposed in Delhi should also be imposed in National Capital Territory Region to prevent the rise in Covid-19 cases. Lockdown won't be imposed now, officials say.
Asked whether the AAP government was considering a lockdown in the city, Jain said Delhi has already taken stringent actions, including imposing night curfew and weekend curfew, which are sufficient for the time being. There is no need for a lockdown right now.
Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar urged citizens to follow Covid-19-appropriate behavior, avoid overcrowding in markets, malls and marriage functions, and wear masks properly.
Talking to reporters at her office in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters, Pednekar suggested that citizens wear triple-layer masks while travelling in public buses and local trains.
The Multiplex Association of India has requested the Delhi government to enable movie theatres to operate with 50 percent occupancy.
The retailers' body lamented that sudden overnight restrictions such as these under the 'Yellow Alert' create uncertainty for businesses and confusion in the minds of consumers with regards to odd and even and leads to crowding, beating the purpose of such measures.
Social media posts recorded panic buying of groceries and household products in China's Xinjiang as the Chinese Communist Party ordered a lockdown owing to rising Covid-19 cases in the 13 million people hosting province.
The apex court in its November 24 order had re-imposed the ban on construction activities in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) and directed the states to provide subsistence to workers from the funds collected as labour-cess for the period during which such activities are prohibited.
The several dozen cases were reported at Zhuanghe University City and hundreds of students were transferred to hotels for observation.
Srinagar district administration is also mulling localised lock-down in some specific areas of the city if the number of positive cases do not decline.
The Russian capital has ordered the 11-day closing of all non-essential businesses and schools. Thursday saw new record Covid-19 case numbers and deaths.
On Monday, 73.5 per cent of the target population of the Australian city was fully vaccinated and more than 90 per cent have received at least one dose.
After befriending gadgets for attending online classes and and stuffing them with countless e-books for over a year, students finally are back to the real books and are enjoying the majestic aura of the varsity libraries.
China has largely stopped the spread of COVID-19 but new outbreaks continue to occur in various parts of the country. A delta variant outbreak in July and August spread to several provinces, raising concern about new and more contagious variants.
In an exclusive conversation with Outlook, ‘Ludo’ filmmaker Anurag Basu shares his optimistic view about the changing landscape of the film industry, thanks to the emergence of the OTT platforms and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Two individuals reported hearing one gunshot at the base just east of Dayton just after 9 pm Thursday, said Col Patrick Miller, the Installation Commander at Wright-Patterson AFB.
Japan is set to further extend the state of emergency in Tokyo and nearly 20 other areas until the end of September as the healthcare systems are heavily strained, though COVID19 infections have slowed slightly.
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
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.
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.
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.
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.