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Spelling life in Kashmir Valley
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Even as another book 'Life in the Clock Tower Valley' emerges from Kashmir, its author, Shakoor Rather says that while many past books have shone a light on the conflict in Kashmir, his debut novel takes a different approach by depicting the life that the people live amidst the conflict.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
1 in 9 adults struggled with mental health amid Covid
London, May 9 (IANS) One in every nine adults consistently had very poor or deteriorating mental health during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
European leaders postpone decision on patent waiver of Covid vax
Lisbon, May 9 (IANS) President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday at the end of the social summit of the European Union (EU) held in the Portuguese city of Porto that leaders of the EU countries understand that there are "more pressing issues" than patent waiver on vaccines against Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pathetic plight of Covid-19 patients' kin outside Delhi hospitals
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The alarming rate at which the Covid-19 pandemic has spread across the country has once again forced poor people to live on the pavements. On the one hand an infected patient is admitted to a hospital while on the other hand their families are forced to sleep on the footpath outside the hospital.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
This AI system can detect sarcasm in social media posts
New York, May 8 (IANS) Computer science researchers including one of Indian-origin at the University of Central Florida have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based sarcasm detector for posts on social media platforms.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Decongest jails: SC orders re-release of all eligible prisoners
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In the backdrop of an unprecedented Covid-19 crisis prevailing in the country, the Supreme Court on Saturday passed a slew of directions to decongest prisons and ordered forthwith release of all those prisoners who were granted bail or parole last year due to the pandemic.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
TN govt will decide on free bus ride for transgenders
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Saturday said the government would deliberate and decide on allowing free bus rides for transgenders.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Anshuman Jha 'had to be extra careful' playing gay character in new film
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha plays a homosexual boy in the upcoming film "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele", and he says he was careful to avoid stereotypes and caricatures that often accompany the portrayal of gay characters in films.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Instagram head apologises for bug that deleted story posts
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has apologised for a technical bug that deleted the story posts by millions of users, including social activists, globally.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Lizaa Malik helps employees in Delhi amid Covid-19 crisis
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Actress Lizaa Malik is in the city to help her employees, who have tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Nepali breaks own record by climbing Mt. Qomolangma 25 times
Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) Kami Rita Sherpa, a Nepali mountain guide, broke his own record by climbing the world's tallest Mt. Qomolangma for the 25th time on Friday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Punjab CM announces support for 10-yr-old road vendor's education
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Moved by the plight of 10-year-old Vansh Singh, whose video of selling socks on Ludhiana roads to support his family had gone viral, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced full government financial support for his education, besides Rs 2 lakh in immediate assistance for the family.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Delhi's Rajinder Nagar gets another vaccination centre
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Days after the Delhi government set up a vaccination centre with a capacity of inoculating around 3,000 people daily in the national capital's Rajinder Nagar area, it claimed to have started another such facility at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Community kitchens feed the needy during lockdown in Bihar
Patna, May 7 (IANS) After a complete lockdown was imposed in Bihar to control the coronavirus infections, community kitchens have been started by the government at various places to feed the poor and deprived sections of society. Food is being prepared in these kitchens with different menus fixed for different days.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
BMC doctors protest 'on-duty' seeking arrears of stipend
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Accusing the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of 'betrayal', hundreds of resident doctors have launched a protest 'on-duty' demanding payment of arrears of their increased stipend announced last year, here on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Over 90 lakh vax doses still available with states, UTs: Govt
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Centre has provided more than 17.35 crore vaccine doses to the states and the union territories free of cost, and more than 90 lakh doses are still available with them, the Health Ministry said, adding over 10 lakh doses will be received by the states and UTs in the next three days.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pandemic is ferocious, need 21-day lockdown: Goa tourism body
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Travel and tourism stakeholders in Goa have urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to impose an immediate lockdown for 21 days in the state due to the "ferocity" of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to avert further loss of life.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
S.African city warns visitors, residents of escaped cheetah
Johannesburg, May 7 (IANS) The South African City of Tshwane warned visitors to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Pretoria and residents nearby to be vigilant as a cheetah who escaped from the reserve is still at large.
2021-05-07
Category: International, South Africa,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
New security feature added to CoWIN platform
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) In order to minimise errors and the subsequent inconvenience caused to the citizens for online appointments for vaccination, the government is introducing a new feature of "four digit security code" in the CoWIN application from Saturday (May 8).
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
SOS Prithviraj: This TN village officer has a golden heart
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Any help one needs in Virudhunagar district --one name that crops up each time is that of thirty-five-year-old Durai Prithviraj.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Hope floats from individuals when systems stress
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) "There is no point writing my name. I am just doing what I can," says the 68-year-old, who makes it a point to bring food packets and soup for the 50 patients and volunteers at the Mini Covid Care Centre in Bal Bhavan in Chandigarh. Everyday. She says this is the least she can do.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Chidambaram slams Modi, Harsh Vardhan over Covid situation
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for "not owing responsibility", saying the Covid-19 pandemic in the country has turned to worse from bad.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Covid patient taken to hospital on bike, probe ordered
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Authorities in Kerala on Friday ordered a probe after a video clip showing a Covid patient sandwiched between two persons in PPE kits being taken to hospital from a domiciliary Covid care centre on a two-wheeler was aired on TV channels.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
K'taka HC order on 1,200 MT oxygen reasonable, SC tells Centre
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the Karnataka High Court order for the supply of 1,200 MT oxygen is reasonable and the High Court cannot remain silent when people are dying in the state. The top court declined to entertain Centre's plea challenging the High Court order.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre has to supply 700 MT oxygen to Delhi daily, says SC
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the Centre has to supply 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi every day till further orders.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google to give users more controls on how apps use their data
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) After Apple gave users more control over their data sharing with app developers, Google has now pre-announced an upcoming safety section in Google Play that will help people understand the data an app collects or shares.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Central Vista project a 'criminal wastage', says Rahul
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Calling the Central Vista project a "criminal wastage", former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday urged the Narendra Modi government to focus more on people's lives.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Greater Chennai Corporation ropes in celebs for Covid awareness
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation(GCC) has roped in celebrities to create more awareness among the people about the spread of Covid-19, and the preventive measures they should take.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Maharashtra has 82K-plus serious Covid-19 patients
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Maharashtra currently has around 82,098 Covid-19 patients who are serious and under treatment in various hospitals across the state, according to official data released here on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Make Covid negative certificates mandatory for Goa visitors'
Panaji, May 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Thursday directed the state government to make Covid-19 negative certificates issued prior (to 72 hours of entry) mandatory for travellers entering Goa from May 10, while also stating that government hospitals should have adequate police personnel outside Covid hospitals in order to prevent violence against the medical fraternity.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tokens to be issued in Gurugram for oxygen distribution
Gurugram, May 6 (IANS) To streamline the liquid medical oxygen distribution and curb black marketing, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and the district administration have started the token system for Covid patients.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
HC directs Bihar govt to submit detailed reports on Covid facilities
Patna, May 6 (IANS) The Patna High Court has directed the Bihar government to submit detailed reports on the available Covid-related facilities in hospitals and quarantine centres.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Swiggy to prioritise Genie deliveries as Covid cases soar
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Food delivery platform Swiggy on Thursday announced to prioritise Genie deliveries -- the company's pick up and drop service -- as India is witnessing increasing Covid-19 cases in the second wave of coronavirus.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
MHA's 4-member team to look into Bengal post-poll violence
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sent a four-member team led by an additional secretary-level officer to West Bengal to look into incidents of violence after the declaration of Assembly election results.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
HC pulls up Guj govt over real-time hospital bed availability
Gandhinagar, May 6 (IANS) The division bench of the Gujarat High Court has reprimanded the Gujarat government for not taking a "serious note" of its orders passed on real-time hospital bed availability during a hearing held over the second wave of Covid-19 in the state.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
NZ supports recovery of tourism sector
Wellington, May 6 (IANS) New Zealand's Minister of Tourism Stuart Nash on Thursday outlined a plan to ensure the immediate survival and long-term transformation of the tourism sector.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Agra fashion designer dies of Covid, police perform last rites
Agra, May 6 (IANS) Agra-based fashion designer, Sharda Whabi, was found dead in her house in Jaipuria Sunrise Colony, possibly due to Covid.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Novel initiative by AICF to help chess community hit by Covid
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) Extending financial assistance, mobilising a panel of doctors, psychiatrist and psychologists to provide medical/emotional online consultations, 24x7 helpline for members of chess community affected by Covid-19 are the novel initiatives taken by All India Chess Federation (AICF), a senior official said.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Other Sports
Medicos play 'Antakshari' with Covid patients to cheer them up
Gandhinagar, May 6 (IANS) The medicos of a hospital in Gujarat have taken the musical route to create positive vibes and cheerfulness among the Covid positive patients by keeping them entertained with songs and 'Antakshari'.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
New Covid restrictions come into force in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The new Covid-19 containment restrictions enforced in Tamil Nadu by the state government have come into force from 4 a.m. on Thursday, officials said, adding the new measures will continue till May 20.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Twitter rolls out new prompts to curb bullying on its platform
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Twitter has rolled out improved prompts on iOS and Android that will encourage users to pause and reconsider a potentially harmful or offensive reply -- such as insults, strong language, or hateful remarks -- before tweeting it.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Alert RPF constable saves woman from falling under train in Tirupati
Tirupati, May 5 (IANS) A woman, who slipped and fell from the doorway of a moving train, was saved from certain death by a fast-thinking Railway Police Force (RPF) constable at the Tirupati railway station in the early hours of Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
'Baraat' on camels back in Raj, courtesy Covid curbs
Jaipur, May 5 (IANS) The trend of people using camels for 'Baraat' is back in Rajasthan in the wake of the Covid restrictions on bus travel and marriage ceremonies in the state to check the spread of the deadly virus.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Two Lucknow doctors save lives in Covid crisis
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic it has become difficult finding beds for infected patients gasping for breath. The efforts of two doctors in Lucknow's King George's Medical University (KGMU) trauma centre and Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, which are nowadays the busiest hospitals, are saving lives.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Men worried about job, health during pandemic: BMC helpline
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) A year after its launch, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s mental health helpline clocked over 72,000 calls, with a majority from men, pertaining to job security and health during the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said here on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
5 friends turn their luxury rides into emergency hospital to supply O2
Jaipur, May 5 (IANS) Five friends in education city Kota have turned their three luxury cars into an 'emergency hospital' and have been providing oxygen to critical patients in these vehicles.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Maha school principal's fancy 'avatars' create vax buzz
Nandurbar (Maharashtra), May 5 (IANS) Scores of children in the small village of Biladi in Nandurbar district stare with disbelief at an unusual sight unfolding daily in their neighbourhood.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Crossing threshold, Bihar eateries deliver free food to corona patients
Patna, May 5 (IANS) When the second wave of the coronavirus started wreaking havoc, restaurants in Bihar came forward with a gesture of humanity and sensitivity. Many restaurants here started delivering free food to corona-infected patients, irrespective of their religion, caste or any other social boundary.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
The man who won 150 medals in swimming after losing his two hands in 2 mishaps
Jaipur, May 4 (IANS) This is the story of a man who lost his two hands in two different accidents, however, never gave in to the challenges but continued working hard to emerge as a winner in swimming on the national platform and setting his eyes on the Asian Championship to be held in 2022 in Hangzhou.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Mahindra Group rolls out 'Oxygen on Wheels' in Maha
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the shortages of medical oxygen, the automobiles giant Mahindra Group has rolled out a free initiative, 'Oxygen on Wheels' to supply oxygen to hospitals and other treatment centres, an official said here on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society