Faecal Coliform levels in Yamuna way above limits

A type of bacteria, faecal coliform is indicative of the presence of faecal material of man or animal and can result in a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Delhi: Ammar, a Delhi-based photographer, frequently visits the Yamuna shore between the Delhi-Noida Direct Flyover and Zakir Nagar, near Okhla. “I went there last year to […]

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Black Day at the protests against the ‘black farm laws’

Six months of the protests and seven years of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rule has been observed as Black Day. Chandigarh: Houses in Punjab took down their farmer-supporting green and yellow flags for the first time in six months to replace them with black flags to observe May 26, 2021, as Black Day. People […]

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Websites and NGOs trying to help covid widows back on their feet

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced women who have lost a sole earning member to enter the job market, at the worst possible time. New Delhi: When Yuvdhir Mor saw people his own age succumbing to the virus; colleagues, school,and college mates, the seriousness of the situation hit him hard. Unable to help people medically, he […]

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Over 1 crore vax doses available with states/UTs: Centre

States/UTs will receive another 48 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses within the next three days. Delhi: India’s states/UTs have substantial COVID-19 vaccine stocks available with them, said the ministry of health and family welfare. About 1,80,43,015 vaccine doses are still available with states/UTs to be administered to its populations, they said.  The press release mentions that […]

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Survey finds Delhites ill-prepared for natural disasters

The Bureau of Indian Standards had listed National Capital Territory (NCT) in seismic zone four which means that Delhi has a severe intensity of earthquakes.  Delhi: Saniya, a South Delhi resident, remembers the multiple earthquakes that occurred last year during the first lockdown. “I remember that I was watching a movie in my room and […]

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Delhi government’s commission for OBC is MIA

A report found that the commission had not prepared any annual reports for the past 20 years. The Commission for Other Backward Classes (OBC) was found to be in “non-compliance” with the orders mandated by the finance department of the Delhi government, revealed a report tabled in March 2021 by the Delhi Legislative Assembly. The […]

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Dedicated ambulance lanes make way for better Covid management

The dedicated lanes for ambulances have helped emergency services tremendously say the Delhi traffic police.  Delhi: Dedicated ambulance lanes set up in 15 districts in the capital aided the unrestricted movement of ambulances, vehicles carrying oxygen cylinders, and other emergency services, according to officials.  “In a city like Delhi, where traffic is a usual problem, […]

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