NHRC calls for active implementation of its COVID-19 Advisory 2.0

Taking note of ground realities and challenges faced by citizens, NHRC emphasized that the centre and states need to “put its acts together” to meet the ongoing COVID-19 challenges. Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for an Action Taken Report (ATR) within four weeks from various state chief secretaries and the secretary […]

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World Telecommunication Day: India’s digital divide widens

More than 80 percent of Indian students couldn’t access online schooling during the lockdown, Oxfam. Haryana: The 52nd World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) will be celebrated on May 17, 2021.  India is the world’s second-largest market in terms of total internet users. Its total internet usage grew 1.82 percent in the last quarter […]

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Eid 2021: Online prayers and subdued enthusiasm

The Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in not-so-traditional ways amid the pandemic.  Bangalore: Mrs Ilaf Saqib Hakim’s husband went to Saudi Arabia after marriage and he couldn’t return due to the pandemic. For the past two years, she has been celebrating Eid virtually. “We thought we would be meeting at least this year […]

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Social media: a saviour during the pandemic

As thousands of people battle the second wave of Covid-19 across India, social media comes to the rescue of people who are unable to find quick medical assistance.  Bengaluru: On April 12 this year, Shoba Mary’s world turned upside down when she found out her 58-year-old brother, with comorbidities, tested positive. Shoba, a resident of […]

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O2 concentrators not a supplement for cylinders

Oxygen concentrators, used widely due to the shortage of oxygen cylinders, can not treat critical patients. Lucknow- As India continues to register a sharp rise of cases in the second wave of Covid-19, oxygen becomes a necessary part of the treatment process. With the shortage of oxygen supply in the country, patients are now being […]

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State ignores the need for lockdown, municipality doesn’t

Ameenpur, a municipality in Telangana has declared a self-lockdown after persuading shopkeepers. Hyderabad: Seeing the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Ameenpur, the municipality body has imposed self-lockdown from May 11, 2021 to May 23, 2021. Mallikarjun, Manager in the Ameenpur municipality said, “Self-lockdown will be in place from May 11 to May 23. We have […]

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Suspension of online classes get mixed reactions

Last week, several colleges put out notifications stating that online classes shall remain suspended. Gurugram: Parents and faculty are concerned about the suspension of online classes in colleges while students breathed a sigh of relief. Anahita Srivastava, an architecture student at MBS School of Planning and Architecture, says that she was relieved when she came […]

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