Baripada halts vaccination of 18+ group, stocks run out

The vaccination drive at Baripada has come to a halt after the shortage of vaccine doses, and the impact of Cyclone Yaas. May 29, 2021 Sudeept Singh Baripada: The Odisha Government suspended the COVID testing and door-to-door vaccination drive in various districts due to Cyclone Yaas and the unavailability of vaccine doses. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, […]

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Private bus owners struggle to survive

As Odisha announces a second lockdown, private bus owners in Odisha demand tax relaxation. Cuttack-: The private bus owners are facing financial constraints due to lockdown. “We are struggling financially, we don’t know from where to pay our conductors and drivers,” said Debabrata Pattnaik, owner of Dilkhus bus. He added, “Both inter and intra-state buses […]

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Provide relief to Covid orphans: SC to States

Maharashtra joins the list of states who have proposed sponsorship for children who lost their parents to Covid. Mumbai: The Supreme Court has directed states to provide immediate relief to children who have been orphaned due to the pandemic. The court direction came in response to an application filed by amicus curiae Gaurav Agarwal seeking […]

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BMC offers free ambulances, people unaware

Mumbaikars pay a high amount of charges to private ambulance services despite free ambulance services by BMC. Mumbai- Mumbaikars have been unaware of the free ambulance services of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and are paying high charges for private ambulances in an emergency. Ankita Dhanawade, a resident of Mulund, Mumbai, said “My uncle was Covid-19 […]

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‘Restriction on petrol may help reduce traffic’

Petrol bunk owners feel that reduction in bunk timings will also help their staff.  Thanjavur: Restrictions on petrol bunks will help to reduce the spread of Covid-19, says police.  Police officer Aya Pillai who is patrolling the Sengipatti area and controlling unnecessary vehicular movement there said, “Placing restrictions on petrol bunks will definitely reduce movement of […]

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Vegetable vendors face financial trouble

Vendors find no takers in the operating hours allotted to them resulting in surplus stock going to waste and unhappy vendors.  Vapi, Ghaziabad: With lockdown restrictions in place, the allotment of limited functioning hours for vegetable and fruit vendors has become a reason behind their low sales. Markets are overcrowded, yet vendors remain under financial stress. […]

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Social media: the new canvas of dissent

Indian artists have extensively commented on the government’s handling of the Covid-19 crisis with the help of social media. Kolkata: Wednesday marked the 44th anniversary of God Save the Queen, the rebellious single released by The Sex Pistols, a United Kingdom (UK) band The song criticises Queen Elizabeth II and the monarchy for being a […]

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