No jobs and loans worry Indian students studying in the US

Indian students in the United States (US) are left distraught as recruiters freeze their hiring process in view of COVID-19. By Yashasvini Razdan While batch-2020 students are just a month away from graduating, many Indian students studying in the United States (US) are struggling to secure jobs as the recruiters are on a hiring freeze. […]

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Gender Specific Law; Men a Victim of Violence too

Though India has a domestic violence law in place since 2006, it still remains exclusive to women. By Sheikh Saquib A men’s rights group based in India, Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), informed that on average they receive 25,000 domestic violence cases per year. Advocate at the Supreme Court of India and President of SIFF, […]

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A virus disguised as a threat for some and bliss for others

By Savyata Mishra The global COVID-19 outbreak is many things; but “just another bad flu season” is not one of them. While it gave some a much-needed break from work, for others, nothing changed except their workplace, which had now shifted to their homes. For some, it meant walking miles and crossing borders to reach home […]

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Few Buses Ply in Maski, Villagers Forced to Walk Long Miles

Young girls are dropping out of schools and the old walk miles of distance due to poor public transport system in Maski. By Yamini Chincholi Travelling from one village to another is not a walk in the park for dwellers of Maski taluk as public transport is available only thrice a day. Public buses are […]

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Pandemic a nostalgia for Surat’s own epidemic

The Gujarat government imposed a curfew in the hotspots in Surat amidst the complete lockdown. Surbhi Shah Mumbai, April 17, 2020 Amidst the rising cases of COVID-19 in Surat, Gujarat, the government on Thursday imposed a curfew in five areas of the city. “The curfew is imposed in the hotspots because the cases are rising and […]

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Screening and sampling for COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh inadequate

Though COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Madhya Pradesh, door-to-door screening and sampling is happening at a snail’s pace. By Astha Oriel Despite a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, the state has failed to adopt door-to-door screening, unlike Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Delhi, where confirmed cases have crossed the 1000 mark, like […]

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COVID-19: Farmers unaware of agriculture ministry guidelines

The Union Agriculture Ministry has specified guidelines for farmers in the time of the global health crisis but most of the farmers remain unaware. By Labani Mahanandy Farmers are hardly aware of the Union Agriculture Ministry’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to guide them on safety measures that need to be specifically followed during kharif crop […]

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Mango farmers suffer in lockdown.

Mango farmers are not getting enough labour, transportation facilities and consumers during the lockdown. Abhinav Kumar Bihar: Inspite of the government order to lift the ban on movement of farm workers in Bihar, mango farmers continue to suffer as the movement of people and trucks has stopped and caused shortage of labourers and vehicle, due to […]

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Infodemic accompanies the pandemic

Social stigma is arising out of misinformation and panic surrounding the pandemic. By Jagriti Parakh The coronavirus outbreak is causing fear and apprehension leading to discrimination against people and communities. It is also promoting social isolation and stigma. All this has climaxed into increased enmity and disorder within the society. Many people who are/were affected […]

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