- Govt relaxes rules on supply of hygiene products, newspapers(20:50)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A fresh Home Ministry guideline on Sunday gave relaxation in interstate movement of grocery items such as hygiene products like hand washes, soaps, disinfectants and body wash shampoo; and supply of newspaper during lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic.
- A time to lend support(20:42)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) While many of us fret about the lack of things to do while we are homebound and in lockdown, heres something you can do, pitch in and help out by donating. It doesnt matter how small or large your contribution is, but every penny counts in the long fight against the pandemic which looms large.
- Borders sealed, yet their long journey on foot continues(19:05)
By ANAND SINGH
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Thousands of labourers were left stranded at several places in Delhi and neighbouring Ghaziabad and Greater Noida on Sunday as the Central government asked states to strictly follow the 21-day nationwide lockdown and stop the movement of people across the cities.
- Priyanka for free call, data services for fleeing migrants(18:51)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has urged the leading telcom companies, like Vodafone, Airtel, Jio and BSNL, to make phone calls and internet data services free on the "humanitarian grounds" for the distressed migrant workers amid the coronavirus epidemic.
- Akshay is Twinkle's 'driver from Chandni Chowk'!(17:57)
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Author-entrepreneur Twinkle Khanna was driven to the hospital by her actor husband Akshay Kumar, whom she called her "driver from Chandni Chowk". The jocular quip was a reference to the fact that Akshay grew up in the Old Delhi locality of Chandni Chowk.
- VHP cancels '84-kosi parikrama' in Ayodhya(17:52)
Ayodhya, March 29 (IANS) As the COVID-19 crisis worsens in the country, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has cancelled the '84-kosi parikrama' that was to begin on April 8.
- Rajkummar Rao donates to COVID-19 relief funds(17:51)
Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood actor Rajkummar Rao is doing his bit to fight the coronavirus pandemic. He has contributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's relief fund, Chief Minister's (Maharashtra) relief fund and Zomato Feeding India to help feed families in need.
- 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.
- Mary Kom posts supercharged at-home fitness session(17:27)
By Aditi Roy
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Fitness is all about persistence; a commitment to a year round routine, which doesn't waiver even with a quarantine or during an emergency. And who better to prove this than champion MC Mary Kom.
- Delhi traffic cop composes song on migrants' plight(17:24)
By Sfoorti Mishra
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Pictures and videos of thousands of migrant labourers at Anand Vihar and Kaushambi bus terminals became a rage on the internet in no time. A Delhi Traffic policeman on Sunday composed a song on the plight of these migrant workers.
- COVID-19: Ensuring financial stability during the pandemic(17:14)
By Aditi Roy
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) In uncertain times such as these, and while governments and communities across the world are trying to figure out how to prevent an economic crisis, it becomes imperative for us to take care of our finances.
- Cooking is meditation: Chef Saransh Goila spurs on lockdown creativity in food(17:05)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Celebrity chef Saransh Goila, has an interesting digital quarantine initiative going on - he goes live on Instagram every morning with his celebrity friends from various fields - cooking. He does so as he deems it important to spread joy in the community at a time when loneliness is at it's peak during the Coronavirus lockdown in India. His mantra? "Isolated but not alone."
- Stop movement of people across cities, seal borders: Centre to states(16:17)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday directed the states to strictly follow the nationwide lockdown norms and stop the movement of people across the cities, advising them to arrange shelter, food and other facilities for migrant labourers at their workplace.
- 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.
- Telugu farmers stare at major crisis amid lockdown(14:28)
By Mohammed Shafeeq
Hyderabad, March 29 (IANS) Farmers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh could be heading for a major crisis as the 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus has affected the harvest of Rabi crops.