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Life hacks for Lockdown blues

As the nation battles the Coronavirus outbreak, a billion-plus population is confined at home in the 21-day lockdown, and this is leading to mental health concerns. “It is a tough time and we need to be stable to get thorough

Doctors, others continue to face vigilantism

Scare following the outbreak of Covid-19 has led some people to turn to vigilantism, harassing people at the frontline of fighting the disease and keeping the country running amid the lockdown. Earlier this week, the medical associa

COVID-19: FM announces relief package

As the coronavirus outbreak is impacting the economy, the government on Tuesday came out with a package to provide relief to various sectors of the economy. Addressing the press through video conferencing, finance and corporate affa

Whole of India under lockdown for 21 days

The lockdown in most parts of India was extended Tuesday night to the whole nation – for 21 days, bringing life to a standstill in the subcontinent. Prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday evening addressed the nation again and urged citizen

Most of India under lockdown as COVID-19 cases go up

India is making an all-out effort to save a billion-plus people from the outbreak of COVID-19, bringing most parts of the country under curfew and lockdown, as the number of people affected by the Novel Coronavirus reached 491 Tuesday morning, wit

India stays home, thanks Corona fighters, prepares for tough battle

Sunday marked a watershed in India’s battle with the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus outbreak: following prime minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a “janta curfew”, people stayed home and made a gesture of gratitude towards thos

Virus is infecting global economy

The world is in grip of the serious virus crisis which is also affecting the global economy, and crushing GDP growth, says Fitch Ratings in its latest quarterly ‘Global Economic Outlook’ (GEO). “The level of world

COVID-19: In PM’s message, urge to avoid complacency

India has so far been successful to a degree in containing the spread of COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus, the prime minister’s address to the nation has set the 1.3 billion people to avoid complacency and focus on the crucial next phase.

COVID-19 lockdown: How Sudhir Mishra and others are helping film industry`s daily wagers

As various cine and TV organizations and bodies announced halt of shootings of films, TV serials, web series and all entertainment including digital formats in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, leading filmmakers Sudhir Mishra, Vikramaditya Mo

COVID-19: India reaches out to neighbours, offers helping hand

India has taken the lead in reaching out to the neighbouring member-nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and prime minister Narendra Modi has proposed to set up a COVID-19 Emergency Fund, with India making an in

Dalal Street recovers from pandemic panic

The stock markets in India, continuing the free fall of the past few days following the Covid-19 outbreak fears, plunged further Friday morning. The two leading indices, Senses and Nifty, both hit their lower limits in the early trade, forcing the

COVID-19 claims first life in India

COVID-19 has claimed first life in India as the authorities scrambled to contain the further spread Novel Coronavirus. A 76-year-old man in Karnataka who had tested positive for COVID-19 died Tuesday due to “co-morbidity&rdquo

With 50 confirmed cases, India battles COVID-19

Indian authorities have been making all attempts to contain the spread of COVID-19, with the number of confirmed cases reaching 50. After the 44 positive cases declared Monday, on Tuesday three positive cases were reported from Ben

India faces Covid-19 threat with 30 cases

The scare of the Covid-19 is rising in India, with the total number of positive cases touching 30 and some cases of community transmission coming to light, even as the authorities have stepped up precautionary efforts to contain the spread of Nove

No criminality in business default: PSB consolidation from April

Genuine and bona fide default in business will no longer lead to the tag of criminality and punishment, as the government has decided to amend the company law. The union cabinet, chaired by prime minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the C

Naveen looks at caste for consolidation, critics sceptical

The opposition in Odisha was taken by surprise at the alacrity with which the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government amended the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993. The resolution in the assembly enabled the Commission to undertake s

In Mumbai, stakeholders discuss climate crisis in coastal cities

At a conclave titled ‘Climate Crisis - Action for Tropical Coastal Cities’, organized by Mumbai First last week, stakeholders came together for two days to discuss risk management in coastal cities, urban flooding, action plans –

When the foundation of India’s liberalism showed the first crack

Sixteen Stormy Days: The Story of the First Amendment to the Constitution of India By Tripurdaman Singh Vintage Penguin Random House, xx+268 pages, Rs 599 Amulya Leona Noronha is only

Seeking religious aid in governance in India

India is known for its old and rich culture, and religion forms a substantial part of it. In India it is hard to find people who categorise themselves as atheists, unless we refer to the matrimonial or dating apps that now have a breed distancing

Uneasy calm in riot-torn Delhi

No untoward incidents have been reported from the parts of the capital that witnessed communal riots this week, but the peace Thursday morning was still tentative and a number of those hospitalized for injuries were battling for life.



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