No equal pay for AYUSH doctors

The Supreme Court had ordered equal pay for both allopathic and AYUSH doctors last year in all government hospitals. The AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) doctors in government hospitals of India continue to be underpaid despite being eligible for equal pay as allopathic doctors. Many doctors say they face many disparities […]

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Sedition case hearing: government to respond within a day

The Chief Justice said that it is concerned about pending and future cases till the government re-examines the sedition law.\ The Supreme Court of India (SC)has given the government time till Wednesday morning, to file its response with the court on whether the sedition law can be paused while it is being reviewed. The Chief […]

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Cyclone Asani intensifies, flights cancelled

Flights from Vizag have been cancelled as a precautionary measure. Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, and the Seven Sisters of the north-east are on alert as Cyclone Asani approaches the east coast. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued fisherman warnings and stated in a report that Andhra Pradesh and Odisha will witness heavy to […]

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Error 404 for DigiLocker users

Many users complain of bugs and other issues while  using the DigiLocker application that could potentially lead to hacking. Accessing and uploading documents on the DigiLocker application is a challenge for users as they encounter multiple issues.  Rishit, a DigiLocker user, explained that whenever he tried accessing his driving license, the application did not work. […]

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Polyester flags unfurl crises for Khadi flag makers

The amendment to the flag code approves manufacture of machine-made polyester national flags. The only Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)  standard approved khadi flag maker, Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) is facing losses post the change in flag code by the Union Government.  The change in flag code has brought trouble to the lone […]

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Indian NGOs under lens, struggle for funds

More than 20,675 NGOs have got their FCRA licenses cancelled to date, with 1445 NGOs in Karnataka. Bengaluru: Kolkata-based Sayan* runs a non-governmental organization (NGO) working for the queer community across West Bengal. However, for the last year, he has been scrambling for ways to release the foreign grant he has received. Mumbai-based NGO owner […]

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Pharmacy sector lacks regulation of Melatonin

Melatonin is not an over-the-counter drug and is still being sold on e-commerce platforms and a few pharmacies without prescriptions. The number of people facing anxiety issues and mental health problems has  increased substantially in the past two to three years. Psychologists say that the pandemic took a toll on many people and some were unable to […]

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We are humans too: journalists want WFH, hybrid model

They say that work from Home (WFH) during the pandemic helped them quit unhealthy habits and improve their mental health. It is 6 P.M. Most of India’s corporate employees are on their way home to relax and unwind with their families. As *Soumya grabs her professional camera and purse to race down the stairs before […]

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Unruly behaviour grows unchecked in online schooling

Teachers face difficulty in correcting students’ behaviour during online classes. As he got ready to attend his first online class of the day, Veer turned his camera on with a sparkle in his eyes hoping to see his friends. But what he saw next, came as a surprise to him as some of his classmates […]

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