Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021: To ‘Cupvert’ or Not

Menstrual cups are easy to use and environment-friendly, however, they might not suit everyone. New Delhi: The first few times that Pooja Priyamvada used a menstrual cup, it was an uncomfortable experience.  “I started using cups somewhere at the beginning of 2016. The first few attempts were not convenient, there was leakage as I was […]

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Tender Coconut sellers face loss amid the pandemic

Thanjavur’s tender coconut sellers struggle to keep  their business afloat in lockdown Thanjavur: R. Kannan’s shop is located near the Thanjavur Big Temple; he is now facing financial loss because his tender coconut business has come down to 50 percent after the lockdown was imposed. “We get a lot of customers as it’s near the Thanjavur  […]

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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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Fees reduction gives hope to medical students

National Medical Commission (NMC) issued guidelines to regulate fees for fifty percent of medical seats in private and deemed medical colleges. Mumbai: The new guidelines by the NMC have brought hope for the medical students. The students can now undergo their medical studies with less fees than what they had to pay before. As per […]

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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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No ICU beds for paediatric reservation: Hospitals

Ghaziabad hospitals were directed to reserve 10 ICU beds for children, in order to gear up for the ‘third wave’ of the pandemic, which is expected to primarily affect children. Ghaziabad: Private hospitals treating Covid-19 in Ghaziabad have been unable to reserve Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds for Children, as directed by the district magistrate. […]

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Influx of tourist to Odisha decreases; Business in Puri hit

The influx of domestic and foreign tourists to Odisha decreased by 3.12 percent between 2019 and March 2020. Cuttack:  The 2019 Fani cyclone and the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic have proved to be a major hurdle for the hospitality business in Puri in Odisha. The manager of the Hotel, Prabhupada in  Puri said that business has […]

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