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Using fake IDs to beat the lockdown

In Kolkata, people attach fake stickers to windshields, raising the danger of community transmission By Chirag Datta Kolkata: India is in the midst of a public-health crisis and the most comprehensive lockdown ever, yet people are using fake identifications to freely move around Kolkata. In so doing, they not only endanger public health but waste […]

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Shut private clinics cause for concern

Private clinics have been closed to avoid large gatherings. By Archita Chakraborty With private clinics being shut down, citizens are worried whether they’ll be able to survive the dangers of other diseases, besides the Coronavirus. “The biggest problem faced by those who aren’t infected by the virus is the unavailability of other doctors. As someone […]

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Indian nationals in Kuwait cry out for help

Kuwait’s government gave time till April 30 for the evacuation of immigrants staying on expired visas, but Indians can return only after lockdown is lifted. Adilin Beatrice C Indian nationals stranded in Kuwait feel dejected as, they claim, the Indian government has taken no step so far to bring them back. Most of the migrants […]

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Traders protest e-commerce decision

All India Traders’ body protested against the Odisha government’s decision to allow e-commerce companies to resume services for all products. Savyata Mishra Bhubaneswar, April 17, 2020 The Odisha government’s decision on April 13, permitting all e-commerce companies to deliver all kinds of goods (essential and non-essential) has rattled local traders and shop owners. Saroj Kumar Das, vice […]

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Tamil Nadu’s folk art suffers amidst lockdown

Artistes’ source of income has dried up, and they don’t know how to put up performances on digital platforms. Shoby Krishna G Sivakasi: Artistes performing various folk forms in Tamil Nadu are distressed at the loss of their livelihood due to lockdown imposed to curb Covid-19 spread. G Balakrishnan, from a village called Kallamanayakkarpatti near […]

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A lifeless machine — Kengeri STP

The large Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) at Kengeri is yet to start functioning at it’s full potential due to incomplete electrical works. Riddhiman Roy Kolkata April 17, 2020 The Rs 20 crore-worth primary collection tank and bioreactor at the Kengeri STP has been lying idle and un-operational since the inauguration of the plant in 2018, engineers on-site […]

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Will auto companies join the race to build ventilators?

A slowdown in the industry and its idle capacity make vehicle makers prime candidates to meet the demand By Shivani Priyam Bengaluru: The exponential growth in Covid-19 cases and mounting fatalities worldwide have brought home the acute shortage of ventilators for critically ill patients as well as protective gear for health workers. As ventilator manufacturers are […]

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Women’s economic parity still a distant dream in India.

In India, women’s contribution to economic growth is just 17 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as against 37 per cent in the world, says Oxfam inequality report. Vivek Kumar M April 17, 2020 Though the world gradually seems to be moving away from the patriarchal lifestyle, giving equal opportunities to women, India […]

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