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Lockdown Woes: Actors, Directors, Junior Artistes Talk About Financial Troubles Amidst Pandemic

Jan 13, 2022 Prateek Sur

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.

No Lockdown In Delhi, DDMA Discussing Further Restrictions In Restaurants, Metro, Buses: Officials

Jan 10, 2022 PTI

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.

Delhi likely to see 14,000 Covid cases on Thursday: Satyendar Jain

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 Covid-19 | Lockdown Will Be Imposed If Daily Cases Cross 20,000: Mayor

Jan 04, 2022 PTI

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar urged citizens to follow Covid-19-appropriate behavior, avoid overcrowding in markets, malls and marriage functions, and wear masks properly.

Lockdown will be imposed in Mumbai if daily COVID-19 cases go over 20,000: Mayor

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.

31 December, 2021

After Closure Of Theatre’s In Capital, Multiplex Association Of India Meets Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

Outlook Web Bureau

The Multiplex Association of India has requested the Delhi government to enable movie theatres to operate with 50 percent occupancy.

29 December, 2021

RAI dubs Delhi govt COVID curbs as ‘partial lockdown’

Outlook Web Desk

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.

23 December, 2021

China: 13 Million People Under Covid-19 Lockdown, Weeks Before Winter Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

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.

29 November, 2021

Centre Re-imposes Ban On Construction Activities In Delhi And NCR Due To Poor Air Quality

Outlook Web Desk

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.

15 November, 2021

Covid-19: Fresh Outbreak Prompts China To Lock Down 1,500 University Students

Associated Press (AP)

The several dozen cases were reported at Zhuanghe University City and hundreds of students were transferred to hotels for observation.

05 November, 2021

Covid-19: 8 Spots Declared Micro Containment Zones In Srinagar As Cases Surge In J&K

Outlook Correspondent

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.


28 October, 2021

Covid-19: Moscow Locks Down As Russia Logs Record Cases

Deutsche Welle

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.

11 October, 2021

Sydney Reopens After Over 100 Days Of Lockdown After Reaching 70% Vaccination Status

Associated Press (AP)

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.

16 September, 2021

Students Return To Colleges, Campuses Restore Pre-Pandemic Cheer

Jheelum Basu

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.

15 September, 2021

China Imposes Lockdown, Tightens Restrictions Amid Surging Covid-19 Cases

Associated Press (AP)

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.

12 September, 2021

Anurag Basu: In About 10-15 Years, You Will See The Golden Age Of Cinema

Samarth Goyal

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.

10 September, 2021

Report Of Gunshot Triggered Lockdown At US Air Force Base

Associated Press (AP)

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.


09 September, 2021

Japan To Extend Virus Emergency Until End Of Month

Associated Press (AP)

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.

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.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

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