NGOs become helpless due to COVID-19

The pandemic, subsequent lockdowns and lack of access to funds have hit NGOs in Hyderabad and Warangal.  Warangal: Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) are struggling to get the funding they need to help people. They are not getting enough donations during the pandemic and even the government schemes have not helped. Narsing Rao, who has been with […]

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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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Junior Doctors strike work

Telangana junior doctors have declared an indefinite strike. They will continue covid emergency services for the next two days Hyderabad: The Telangana Junior Doctors Association (T-JUDA)  to go on strike from May 26, 2021. Except for Covid emergency services, junior doctors are boycotting all other medical services. T-JUDA is demanding  a 15 percent hike in […]

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Protest fall out: ASHA workers get Rs. 1,000

After the online protests by ASHA workers on Monday, May 24, 2021, Rs 1000 has been credited to their accounts. Mysuru: Manju, an ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker from Bannur taluk in Mysuru was surprised to see that her account had been credited with Rs 1000 by the Karnataka state health department, following online […]

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Second Wave of Covid Leaves NGOs crippled

Small NGOs that stitch clothes or bags and bigger NGOs that work on sustainability and infrastructure benefits have found themselves in a pickle as lockdown restrictions grip almost the entire country. New Delhi: Rani, a single mother living in Mundka, stitches masks for a living ever since the start of the pandemic. In the beginning, […]

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No Alternative Days, No Priority Vaccinations Yet

The process of administering vaccine on a priority basis is still too slow and not uniform, say bank employees DELHI: Many bank employees feel dissatisfied with the government’s efforts to vaccinate them on a priority basis since they have been working every day through the lockdown. Rituparna Mohapatra works at the Rourkela branch of Canara […]

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Pushing vegetable carts through the pandemic

Mysuru district administration, to avoid crowding, has asked all vegetable and fruit vendors to get push carts if they have to sell at open marketplaces. Mysuru: Tayamma has wonderfully arranged brinjals, carrots, tomatoes and capsicums on a push-cart. However, her face, tattooed with wrinkles, does not reflect the emotion involved in doing so. “It has […]

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Internet access delayed as Covid hits KFON

The Kerala Fibre Optic Network (KFON), which aims to provide quality internet at reasonable rates to the poor and free internet to BPL families, will take longer to complete due to Covid-19. Kerala: Kerala government’s ‘revolutionary’ KFON initiative, which was supposed to provide free internet to 20 lakh citizens by December 2020, has been delayed […]

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Nagarathpet case: BMTC drivers mistaken for BBMP Officials, sent notice

The incident came into light when a video of two officials beating up a boy for not taking the COVID-19 test went viral on Monday.  Bengaluru: The officials seen in the viral video of a boy being beaten up and forced to take a Covid-19 test are not Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials, but […]

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Centre allocates additional 19,420 vials of Amphotericin-B to the states/UTs

Centre has sent more vials for the treatment of fungal treatment.  An additional 19,420 vials of Amphotericin-B have been allocated to all states/UTs and Central Institutions on  May 24, 2021, according to a press release. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri D.V Sadananda Gowda in the press release said that Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and […]

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