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Mumbai ramps up testing, health infrastructure

As India continues to witness resurgence in fresh Covid-19 cases, Mumbai, one of the most affected cities, ramped up its efforts to halt the spread of the virus with increased testing while also increasing the provision of beds for Covid patients.

Novel Covid variant found in India

New ‘variants of concerns’ (VOCs) and a new double mutant variant of the Novel Coronavirus has been detected in India, the health ministry said Wednesday, though they may not be behind the recent surge in new infections in some states.

Singh’s allegation has merit: intelligence report had flagged corruption

The political crisis in Maharashtra is turning murkier. As former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh has gone to the Supreme Court, seeking a CBI inquiry against home minister Anil Deshmukh, one of his contentions turns out to be well grou

Pandemic pushed 283 firms into insolvency process

As many as 283 firms were admitted into corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) between April and December last year, as the pandemic and lockdown came to hurt businesses. As per information from the Insolvency and Bankruptc

Pawar to take a call on Deshmukh

Amid political turmoil in Maharashtra over allegations made by the former Mumbai police chief, the ruling coalition allies met NCP chief Sharad Pawar late Sunday, leaving the fate of home minister Anil Deshmukh to in his hands.  

Testing mandatory in public places as Mumbai faces second wave

With Covid-19 infections on an upward spiral in the state of Maharashtra as well as the city of Mumbai, the BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) has tightened testing rules instructing ward offices to meet daily set targets. Set

Music composers, artists must get fair share of royalty: Amaal Malik

Calling for protection of music authors’ royalties and rights, music composer and youth icon Amaal Malik has lamented that labels are not giving credits to original composers nor giving prominence to their names. During a liv

Vehicle Scrapping Policy is win-win for all: Gadkari

The new vehicle scrapping policy will present a win-win situation for all stakeholders, minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday.   “The results of the policy will include aspects lik

Quick, decisive steps needed to prevent ‘second peak’: Modi

Amid the resurgence of daily numbers of new cases in a few states and fears of the ‘second wave’, prime minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the chief ministers to take quick and decisive steps, stressing on ramping up vaccination a

There really is nothing a man can do that a woman cannot do better: Shashi Tharoor

Public Diplomacy Forum in association with Narmadeshwari, Tatsat Foundation, Governance Now and Business World celebrated the spirit of being a woman at the 14th Edition of UN-designated International Women`s Day Awards on 8th March 2021, Hotel Cl

India’s air quality improves post-lockdown

Lockdowns following the outbreak of Covid-19 have been a blessing in disguise for air pollution around the world, and 63% India cities marked improvements over 2019. Still, air quality remains a concern in India as 22 of its cities feature among t

Daily new cases continue to spike in five states

In what looks like the building-up of a second wave of coronavirus infections in India, five states – Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu – continue to report a surge in the daily new cases of Covid-19, together acco

I owe much in my life to writing: Rajesh Talwar

Rajesh Talwar’s new fiction, ‘How to Kill a Billionaire’, explores crime, law and redemption in a deeply flawed world. It’s a story of a billionaire’s son going missing, a young girl committing suicide after rape,

Has second wave begun in India?

India seems to be entering a second wave of Covid-19, with the rising numbers of daily new cases and the return of lockdown in Nagpur. The authorities are keeping a close watch, though there is no need to panic as the healthcare systems are better

Oppn leaders pushing Mumbai to second lockdown: Mayor

Blaming the opposition leaders for flouting Covid-19 norms and leading to a resurgence of infection in Mumbai, Mayor Kishori Pednekar has said that they are setting bad examples and pushing the city and Maharashtra state towards a second lockdown.

India crosses Covid-19 vaccination landmark

India has recorded a significant achievement in its countrywide COVID19 vaccination drive which was rolled out from January 16. As on Day-52 of the vaccination drive (March 8), 20,19,723 vaccine doses were given. Out of them, 17,15

Covid-hurt Maharashtra focuses on healthcare

Maharashtra, among the worst Covid-affected states, has allocated Rs 7,500 crore for construction and upgradation of health institutions over four years, and provided Rs. 5,000 crore for quality health services in the municipal councils and nagar

The year of living dangerously

India and the Pandemic: The First Year Essay from The India Forum Orient BlackSwan, 335 pages, Rs 695 It’s about time for the first anniversary. Just around this time last year, we were

Celebrating the spirit woman with UN designated 14th Edition of the International Women’s Day Awards

Public Diplomacy Forum, in association with Tatsat Foundation, Business World and Governance Now is hosting "International Women`s Day Awards" for the true celebration of "STREE SHAKTI." This is a much-anticipated calendar even

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