Walk-in and register for vaccination: Centre

People between the age group of 18-44 can now walk-in and register themselves for covid-19 vaccinations. Bangalore: The Centre has now allowed walk-in registration for vaccination for the 18-44 age group, but only at government-run centres. This decision is expected to prevent vaccine wastage.  “In case of sessions exclusively organized with online slots, towards the […]

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Third phase vaccination drive: A shot in the dark

With people struggling to find slots in Odisha’s third phase of the vaccination drive, some waiting in serpentine queues without social distancing, and others being on the wrong side of the digital divide unable to access registrations, India’s third phase of the vaccination drive amidst a raging pandemic is marred with issues. Mysuru: Sabya, a […]

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India opts for digital transactions; new users kick in

     Digital newbies are emerging due to severe cash-crunches amid the nationwide lockdown. The last three weeks have seen a 42 percent spike in the digital transactions through apps, reports say. By Neetu Saini The nation-wide lockdown has facilitated a deep penetration      of UPI (Unified Payments Interface) apps for monetary transactions in the past few […]

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Mumbai woman hangs herself after testing positive for COVID-19

By Archita Srivastava Mumbai: A 29-year-old woman who was tested positive for Covid-19 reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself in Mumbai’s BYL Nair Hospital’s bathroom, today morning at 3:45am. The body was found hanging from the ceiling with a ‘dupatta’ by the hospital staff, according to news reports. The woman was a resident of Jijamata […]

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BSNL network inconsistency irks subscribers amid lockdown

Although BSNL claims a positive mobile number portability for this year, the number of complaints against its network paints a different picture. By Neetu Saini Mumbai: State-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, BSNL’s Twitter account and the online grievance portal on their website is brimming with complaints from across India. Slow internet, inconsistent networks, […]

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Thanekars Chase Vegetables, Many Markets Shut Down

Police and officials close down the vegetable market as a punishment for not following social distancing rules in Thane.  By Surbhi Shah, Mumbai Closed market, empty bags and no vegetables on plate—the sight of Thanekars after the Vegetable market in the city was closed down by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) in the wake of […]

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