Courts use SMS service to spread corona awareness in J&K, Ladakh
Salman Khan donates to industry workers before PM fund
  • Salman Khan donates to industry workers before PM fund(17:49)
    Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has decided to extend help to 25,000-odd daily wage workers of the film industry whose lives have been affected by the ongoing national lockdown that has brought all filming activity in Bollywood to a grinding halt.
Ostracised: Air crew, returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy
  • Ostracised: Air crew, returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy(14:32)
    BY ROHIT VAID
    New Delhi/Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) As fears of coronavirus spread grows, air crews are often faced with stigma and not salute for their contribution in rescuing Indians, mainly pilgrims or students, who were stranded abroad. It's a phenomenon that often repeats across metros, when air crews, doctors and even journalists and their families face the ordeal of being ostracised on a daily basis. Lately, Air India and IndiGo's air crew faced such situations, as many of them were asked by neighbours to vacate their homes, just out of fear that they might be asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus. This, even while many of them were on a self-imposed quarantine or are currently working as essential services providers.
Air crew & returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy
  • Air crew & returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy(12:57)
    By Rohit Vaid
    New Delhi/Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) As fears of coronavirus spread grows, air crews are often faced with stigma and not salute for their contribution in rescuing Indians, mainly pilgrims or students, who were stranded abroad. It's a phenomenon that often repeats across metros, when air crews, doctors and even journalists and their families face the ordeal of being ostracised on a daily basis. Lately, Air India and IndiGo's air crew faced such situations, as many of them were asked by neighbours to vacate their homes, just out of fear that they might be asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus. This, even while many of them were on a self-imposed quarantine or are currently working as essential services providers.
Walking from Delhi to MP, man dies in Agra
  • Walking from Delhi to MP, man dies in Agra(09:06)
    Agra, March 29 (IANS) A 39-year-old man, who had walked almost 200 kilometers from Delhi to reach his home in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, collapsed and died in Agra on Saturday.
Bengaluru serves free food to needy during lockdown
COVID-19: Goa unearths its own 'patient number 31'
  • COVID-19: Goa unearths its own 'patient number 31'(08:47)
    Panaji, March 28 (IANS) In the ongoing COVID-19 saga, Goa may have found its own equivalent of South Korea's patient number 31, an infamous title conferred upon he country's 31st patient, who is believed to have spread the deadly virus to numerous people in Seoul.
People feeding stray cattle, monkeys in Agra
  • People feeding stray cattle, monkeys in Agra(03:10)
    Agra, March 28 (IANS) Thousands of stray cows, dogs and monkeys are been provided with green fodder, toasts and bananas in Agra by the locals after reports suggested that animals were turning aggressive and violent due to lack of food.
Aesthetics of silence
  • Aesthetics of silence(19:04)
    By Sukant Deepak
    March 27, New Delhi (IANS) Witnessing the trauma, sheer brutality, absolute insensitivity and degradation of human respect during Partition, when he along with his father helped people cross over to India, never left his mindscape.
Andhra Police organise vegetable market in Vijayawada stadium
  • Andhra Police organise vegetable market in Vijayawada stadium(17:50)
    Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh), March 27 (IANS) With a 21-day lockdown in place and ever mounting measures to make social distancing a success, the Andhra Pradesh Police have come up with a novel way to provide the people of Vijayawada a safe shopping experience.
Army distributes ration to the needy in Kashmir
  • Army distributes ration to the needy in Kashmir(17:27)
    Srinagar, March 27 (IANS) In its efforts to help the people during lockdown, the Indian Army said on Friday that it has distributed rations among daily wagers, migrant workers and the needy in Kashmir.
US navy ships get ready to serve as hospitals to handle Covid-19 crisis
Antibody-detection tool can reveal coronavirus infection from past
Indians with OCD should avoid watching news around COVID-19
  • Indians with OCD should avoid watching news around COVID-19(14:31)
    New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) At a time when over 1.3 billion Indians have been asked to stay indoors, people who are claustrophobic or suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) are finding it difficult to obey the 'Lakshmana Rekha Prime Minister Narendra Modi has drawn in from of all homes.
Patients discharged, but held back by lockdown
Did astrology fail to identify Covid-19?
  • Did astrology fail to identify Covid-19?(10:22)
    Thiruvananthapuram, March 27 (IANS) For many faithful Hindu's, a trip to an astrologer is a must to plan any event at the most auscipicious time, -- be it marriages, house warming even last rites. Now it appears many of these professionals, failed to see the Covid-19 pandemic coming.
COVID-19: Rajasthan woman politicians strike work-life balance
  • COVID-19: Rajasthan woman politicians strike work-life balance(19:47)
    Jaipur, March 26 (IANS) Women politicians in Rajasthan are proving again how versatile they are in doing their tasks when it comes to crisis management. In the present testing times, they are rendering their regular tasks be it managing their constituencies/work and simultaneously engaging in their household chores like cooking three meals a day, cleaning vessels and homes, gardening, ironing and what not, when the maids are away.
Ventilator splitters can only be used in crisis situations: Experts (Ld)
  • A stand-up comedian in lockdown(15:04)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) Admitting that though she always thinks twice before making a political statement, but always end up still saying something nonetheless, Indias best-known woman stand-up comedian, Aditi Mittal feels that humor is important through eternity - especially in these trying times, as it provides a way to allay stress in uncertain phases.
PV Sindhu donates Rs 10 lakh in fight against COVID-19
  • PV Sindhu donates Rs 10 lakh in fight against COVID-19(12:18)
    Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 lakh to combat the spread of coronavirus. Sindhu has donated Rs 5 lakh each to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Chief Minister Relief Funds in fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Can't wait forever, BCCI should start women's IPL by 2021: Mithali
  • Can't wait forever, BCCI should start women's IPL by 2021: Mithali(11:37)
    New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India ODI captain Mithali Raj has said BCCI should not "wait forever" to organise the women's Indian Premier League (IPL), and believes the inaugural tournament should be held in 2021. She also said that the women's IPL, unlike the men's edition, could initially be on a "smaller scale".
It's corona times: This UP couple did a virtual 'I do'
COVID-19: Kerala Police latest video teaches Yoga
  • COVID-19: Kerala Police latest video teaches Yoga(09:21)
    Thiruvananthapuram, March 26 (IANS) Apart from doing its regular policing jobs, ever since COVID-19 struck, the Kerala Police has now become the cynosure of all eyes, after its video - on washing hands turned a global hit.
In curfew time, M'rashtra Minister helps a challenged woman
Pune firm's 'virus-killer' air purifier is world's cheapest
  • Pune firm's 'virus-killer' air purifier is world's cheapest(19:13)
    By Quaid Najmi
    Pune, March 25 (IANS) An air purifier manufactured by the Science & Technology Park, here, promises to revolutionise the industry by offering the cheapest and among the most compact such machines that can kill disease causing airborne virus and bacteria, according to a leading scientist, here on Wednesday.