MIB gives Digital Media and OTT 15 days to comply

The new notice gives media houses and OTT platforms 15 days to comply with the Information Technology guidelines, deemed unconstitutional by experts. Bangalore: On  May 26, 2021, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) issued a notice to all ‘digital media publishers’, to comply, within 15 days, with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital […]

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Say goodbye to your good night’s sleep

Various studies have shown that COVID-19 survivors and health care workers experience increased sleep disturbances.  BENGALURU: If you are staying awake late at night scrolling through your phone, struggling to sleep, you are not alone. Changes in lifestyle brought about by the pandemic have led to a surge in individuals reporting sleeping trouble.  Before the […]

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Human trafficking increases during the pandemic

NGOs say that trafficking restarted after the first Covid-19 lockdown was lifted and it mostly happened through open borders of neighbouring countries. Kolkata: Human trafficking in India has seen an increase throughout the pandemic say NGOs Mau Bhattacharya, Master Trainer and Programme Manager of Uddami India Foundation, has worked to lessen the frequency of trafficking […]

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Mamata Banerjee asks Modi for funds to restructure Digha and Sundarbans

She proposed two schemes, ₹10,000 crores each, to rectify the damage done to Digha and the Sundarbans. Kolkata: Chief Minister of West Bengal (WB), Mamata Banerjee, held a private meeting with Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi at the Kalaikunda airbase, Kharagpur, WB, to discuss the aftermath of the cyclone Yaas.  The chief minister held a […]

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Cremation furnace makers struggle to keep up with demand

Unavailability of raw materials, oxygen supply and lack of workforce are some of the reasons for their struggle. Rourkela: As India’s covid toll climbed, many crematoriums found themselves lined up with bodies. Manufacturers and suppliers of electric furnaces are struggling to cope up with the demand.  A supplier from Ahmedabad said, “Dead bodies are piling […]

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DRDO dismisses Patanjali’s claim on 2DG drug

Patanjali has done nothing much, they did publish a paper but it was based on our study, DRDO said. Gurugram: The Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has said that Patanjali had nothing to do with the research of their new drug 2DG. This comes in response to Patanjali Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Acharya Balkrishna’s […]

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Fraud calls increase in the name of Amphotericin-B vials

People are getting duped in their search for Amphotericin-B vials needed to treat black fungus patients. Jaipur: People who have posted on Twitter to get Amphotericin-B vials, are getting fraudulent messages and calls. Responding to the calls, people who need the vials pay for them but do not receive the injections.  Cases of black fungus […]

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Women’s Rights activists decry Goa court comments

In a court order published on Tuesday, the Goa District and Sessions Court states the victim’s behaviour in the Tarun Tejpal case was not normal for a sexually assaulted person. Bangalore: The court order that was published on Tuesday, that acquitted Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, on charges of sexual assault against his colleague […]

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