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India records lowest new cases in three months

After a scare in September with the number of daily fresh cases inching above 90,000, India seems to have gone down the peak, with several key parameters giving cause for relief just in time for the annual festive season. The new confirmed cases i

India’s case fatality rate lowest since Janata curfew

The annual festive season has brought good news for India: the country’s case fatality ratio has gone down to touch 1.5 percent, and the number of deaths per day has dipped below 500 in the 24 hours to Monday morning – bringing the sit

“Script is the real hero”

Basking in the success of the new web series, ‘Scam 1992: The Harshad  Mehta Story ’,on SonyLIV, the OTT platform from Sony stable where the lead actors are new faces, NP Singh, MD and CEO of Sony Pictures Networks, has said that

India’s active cases below 10% of total cases for three days

India’s trend of steadily decreasing active cases continues unabated. The number of Active Cases has remained below 10% of the total cases for the last three days, suggesting only one in 10 cases is active Covid-19 patient. Th

Cabinet clears bonus for non-gazetted employees

The union cabinet chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval to pay productivity linked bonus (PLB) for 2019-20 to 16.97 lakh non-gazetted employees of commercial establishments like Railways, Posts, Defence, EPFO, and

Covid-19: Daily new cases fall below 50K

India has leaped across several significant milestones in its fight against Covid-19. The new confirmed cases in the 24 hours to Tuesday morning have fallen below 50,000 (46,790, to be precise) for the first time in nearly three months. The last t

Media taking advantage of a divided Bollywood: Shatrughan Sinha

Legendary film star and politician Shatrughan Sinha has said that friendship in Bollywood is limited to onscreen, and there is no unity and some news channels are taking advantage of this situation. “Groups within the industr

‘2.40 lakh TB cases went unreported in India in 2019’

In India, only 2.40 million out of an estimated 2.64 million cases of tuberculosis were reported to the government, that is, 2,40,000 TB patients went unreported, in 2019, according to the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2020. The re

Uddhav shoots back at governor’s sarcasm

As Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari went sarcastic and wrote to chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, asking him if he had turned ‘secular’ – an epithet he hated, as the places of worship remain closed amid the Covid-19 pand

4 info panels headless as RTI completes 15 years

When it was launched on October 12, 2005, the Right to Information Act ushered in a revolution, empowering common citizens to ask questions on a range of government activities and seek accountability. Over the years, they – especially a new

All you want to know about stimulus package

To revive an economy badly hit by Covid-19 and the resulting long lockdown, the government has announced yet another stimulus package, putting more money in the hands of citizen just in time for the annual festival season. Finance m

Mumbai metro site at Aarey forest to shift

In a web address, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackerey on Sunday announced that the controversial Aarey car shed for line 3 of Mumbai Metro (Colaba-Bandra-Seepz) on the western suburbs will now be shifted to Kanjurmarg on the eastern suburb

Justice Srikrishna on the importance of absolute truth

Former Supreme Court justice BN Srikrishna believes understanding truth in absolute sense is imperative, and quotes Indian scriptures, western philosophers, the Constitution and case laws in support of his argument. “Truth alo

Media in self-destruct mode: Kapil Sibal

Congress leader and former union minister Kapil Sibal feels the media, the fourth pillar of democracy, has actually dismantled itself and is in self-destruct mode. He was in a live webinar with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance

Paswan’s life was a celebration of possibilities of Indian democracy

Ram Vilas Paswan, who held the post of a cabinet minister in several union governments of various hues in the last three decades, is no more. A champion of the Dalit cause, he was “an eminent leader, a distinguished parliamentarian and an ab

Amid Covid-19 dilemma, PM launches public movement

As India maintained a lowering curve of new Covid-19 infections, prime minister Narendra Modi launched a public movement Thursday, appealing everyone to unite in the fight against the coronavirus and not let the guard down. In a twe

Coming soon to a theatre near you…

Film buffs turned to small screens when the lockdown, enforced by Covid-19, began in March.  After a gap of more than six months, they can now look forward to watching films on big screen, as the government allowed theatres to reopen and on T

NCERT content to be available in sign language too

Hearing Impaired schoolchildren will now be able to access education material in their preferred form of communication, Indian Sign Language (ISL), following an agreement between the NCERT and the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Center

India has reasons to hope Covid-19 has peaked

India has a reason to hope after a long while: the number of active Covid-19 cases in the country has remained below 10 lakh for 14 consecutive days. The development arrests a worrisome trend. The month of September had seen the num

How some forest communities managed Covid-19 lockdown better

In India, the third most affected country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the poor and marginalised forest communities have faced the loss of livelihoods, employment, food insecurity and resultant socio-economic distress. The vulnerabilities, atroci

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