Disaster Management Act 2005
India  /  Published 22.04.20

Ordinance to ensure safety of doctors

The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to declare acts of violence and harassment against healthcare personnel a non-bailable offence, backing it up later on Wednesday with instructions to state gove...
By PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 12.04.20

Official and wife held for lockdown violation

A Visva-Bharati employee and his wife have been arrested and booked under the Disaster Management Act for allegedly violating the lockdown and preventing police from carrying out their duty. Sumantra ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

India  /  Published 06.05.20

Allow goods movement through Indo-Bangla border: Centre to Bengal

The Centre on Wednesday came down heavily on the West Bengal government for not allowing movement of essential goods through the Indo-Bangladesh border, saying such acts will have international implic...
By PTI in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 26.05.20

Boarders claim time to vacate not enough

Boarders at hostels at Cotton and Gauhati universities, designated as quarantine centres for returning passengers from Wednesday, were hard-pressed to vacate as the time allotted was not enough.The Ka...
By Ali Fauz Hassan in Guwahati

India  /  Published 09.06.20

Send migrants home within 15 days: SC to Centre, states

The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre and state governments to send all the migrant workers to their native places within 15 days and formulate employment schemes after conducting their ski...
By PTI in New Delhi


India  /  Published 24.04.20

FIR against IAS officer who resigned

A police case has been registered against Kannan Gopinathan, who resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) last August, for not joining duty as directed by the government amid the coronavi...
By PTI in

West Bengal  /  Published 21.04.20

Plea in SC over work in hill tea gardens

A Kalimpong resident has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court alleging non-compliance of various provisions of the Disaster Management Act and other government mandates by Dar...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Scare in President’s estate

The residents of 115 houses in the Rashtrapati Bhavan complex have been home-quarantined after an employee’s relative tested positive for the novel coronavirus. In a statement on Tuesday, Rashtrapat...
By Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.20

Managing a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic found governments in India and the world in varying degrees of unpreparedness. Given the circumstances, state governments and the Government of India reacted reasonably quickl...
By Arghya Sengupta and Biswanath Ghosh Dastidar in

Calcutta  /  Published 01.05.20

Probe into ‘fake’ post

Police on Friday said a social media post that claimed that 25 to 30 people with fever and cough died in their homes in the Taltala area of central Calcutta was fake.The post, which was circulated ove...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta


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