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50 snakes in one house create scare in UP
Fatehpur (UP), May 12 (IANS) Fear gripped the Laluganj area in Jahanabad police circle in Fatehpur district when snakes started coming out of a house.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
BDO conducts last rites of Covid victim as kin stay away
Patna, May 12 (IANS) At a time when some people are abandoning their loved ones who died due to Covid, a Block Development Officer (BDO) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has set an example by performing the last rites of a corona victim.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Are you willing to date someone who is not vaccinated?
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Amid the second and more lethal wave of Coronavirus in India, an increasing number of people prefer to date only those who are vaccinated, reveals a survey.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
On Int'l Nurses Day, a Kerala male nurse is cynosure of all eyes
Thiruvananthapuram, May 12 (IANS) Matching the theme for the 2021 International Nurses Day which is -- Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare, perfectly fits the bill for 35-year-old Kerala male nurse P.M. Arun Kumar as he can be called the poor man's Thomas Alva Edison on account of the various things he has made for safe handling of the Covid pandemic, and for health care professionals.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Chess Anand & 4 GMs Covid relief fund matches raises $5K
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) The online chess game site www.chess.com has already raised $5,000 towards Covid-19 in India in general and also to assist chess players affected by the pandemic, said an official.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Human Interest/Society,Betting Central,Other Sports
This Tiruppur doctor opens 'Oxygen Pandal' for the needy
Chennai, May 12 (IANS) While people have been frantically running from pillar to post to get Oxygen for the near and dear ones who are gasping for breath and stories of exploitation coming from across the country, a Doctor in Tirupur has turned Good Samaritan with his noble act.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Good Samaritans keep hope afloat amid Covid catastrophe
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) At a time when the nation is grappling with a relentless second wave of Covid-19, leading to a huge spike in the number of cases and posing challenges to the healthcare system and the administration, some good samaritans have gone out of their way to reduce the burden of pain and hopelessness among society at large.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
#IndiaForMothers, an initiative by India Gate and Tisca's Table by Tisca Chopra, supports Vikas Khanna's #FeedIndia this Mother's Day (Ld)
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) India is home to a maximum number of widows and transgenders and we as Indians fondly call them mothers.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Cinema/Showbiz,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
90% feel video calls help them combat loneliness: Report
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Around 90 per cent of respondents feel that video calls have helped them to combat feelings of loneliness amid the pandemic, a report said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Robbing a bus to be with wife, driver held after covering 4 Kerala districts
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) It was nothing daring, but certainly an enterprising way to be with his wife. Dinoop, 30, stole a private bus parked at the bus stand near Kozhikode on Saturday night. He went on to cover four districts in Kerala, but on Sunday morning failed to convince the police who stopped him at the famed Kumarakom tourist destination.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
'Free jabs, rapid testing must to fight Covid in rural India'
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) Free or subsidised testing, treatment and vaccination along with the provision of uninterrupted essential health services is essential to fight Covid-19 in rural India, public health expert Poonam Muttreja said on Tuesday.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
44 attorneys urge Facebook to drop 'Insta for kids'
San Francisco, May 11 (IANS) A coalition of 44 US attorneys general signed a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging Facebook not to launch "Instagram for Kids", citing mental health and privacy concerns.
2021-05-11
Category: International, Costa Rica,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Raj woman tehsildar performs last rites of Covid+ woman as kin stay indoors
Jaipur, May 11 (IANS) The fact that Covid-19, besides killing humans, is killing humanity and human sentiments too was proven in Sikar district when the mortal remains of a woman, who died of Covid, lay outside her house for five hours awaiting her final rites but none of her family members or village people came out.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Where Himachal tribals stand guard against the pandemic
Shimla, May 11 (IANS) With Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur continuing to motivate the panchayat heads to play a crucial role to trace and quarantine all those who returned from other states, authorities of the remote Kaza subdivision have gone one step ahead to ensure the community protection from the pandemic.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Day 1 of lockdown in Karnataka witnesses chaos
Bengaluru, May 11 (IANS) Karnataka's first day of two-week lockdown on Monday was witness to people agitating over the tough rules, several instances of police adopting crude policing tactics to tame erring people and finally even police were forced to give-up caning and started appealing people with folded hands not to flout lockdown rules.
2021-05-11
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Bhagwat, Premji among those who'll spread message of positivity amid Covid gloom
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) along with civil society groups have taken the initiative to form a Covid Response Team (CRT) that will host a special online lecture series from May 11 to 15 with the objective to create a positive environment in society as its members combat the deadline Coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
400-bed Covid centre at Rakabganj Gurudwara attached to LNJP hospital
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) A new 400-bed isolation and treatment centre for Covid patients at Rakabganj Gurudwara has been attached to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, wherein in case a patient develops critical symptoms he will be shifted to the hospital.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Elderly Covid patients defeat the virus with courage, willpower
Bhopal, May 10 (IANS) As people are dying of Covid-19, there are also brave warriors across all age groups who have survived against all odds to defeat the virus and give courage to other people.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Priests in Bihar refuse to conduct last rites fearing Covid-19
Patna, May 10 (IANS) Amid the lockdown imposed in Bihar to check coronavirus infections, the state government may have given permission for allowing marriages with certain restrictions but finding priests for solemnising marriages or conducting a 'shradh' and the last rites of a person is proving to be tough for many people.
2021-05-10
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Spelling life in Kashmir Valley
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) Even as another book 'Life in the Clock Tower Valley' emerges from Kashmir, its author, Shakoor Rather says that while many past books have shone a light on the conflict in Kashmir, his debut novel takes a different approach by depicting the life that the people live amidst the conflict.
2021-05-09
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Terrorism
1 in 9 adults struggled with mental health amid Covid
London, May 9 (IANS) One in every nine adults consistently had very poor or deteriorating mental health during the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research.
2021-05-09
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
European leaders postpone decision on patent waiver of Covid vax
Lisbon, May 9 (IANS) President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said on Saturday at the end of the social summit of the European Union (EU) held in the Portuguese city of Porto that leaders of the EU countries understand that there are "more pressing issues" than patent waiver on vaccines against Covid-19.
2021-05-09
Category: International, Portugal,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pathetic plight of Covid-19 patients' kin outside Delhi hospitals
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The alarming rate at which the Covid-19 pandemic has spread across the country has once again forced poor people to live on the pavements. On the one hand an infected patient is admitted to a hospital while on the other hand their families are forced to sleep on the footpath outside the hospital.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
This AI system can detect sarcasm in social media posts
New York, May 8 (IANS) Computer science researchers including one of Indian-origin at the University of Central Florida have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based sarcasm detector for posts on social media platforms.
2021-05-08
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Decongest jails: SC orders re-release of all eligible prisoners
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) In the backdrop of an unprecedented Covid-19 crisis prevailing in the country, the Supreme Court on Saturday passed a slew of directions to decongest prisons and ordered forthwith release of all those prisoners who were granted bail or parole last year due to the pandemic.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
TN govt will decide on free bus ride for transgenders
Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Saturday said the government would deliberate and decide on allowing free bus rides for transgenders.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Anshuman Jha 'had to be extra careful' playing gay character in new film
Mumbai, May 8 (IANS) Actor Anshuman Jha plays a homosexual boy in the upcoming film "Hum Bhi Akele Tum Bhi Akele", and he says he was careful to avoid stereotypes and caricatures that often accompany the portrayal of gay characters in films.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion,Bollywood
Instagram head apologises for bug that deleted story posts
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Facebook-owned Instagram has apologised for a technical bug that deleted the story posts by millions of users, including social activists, globally.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Lizaa Malik helps employees in Delhi amid Covid-19 crisis
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Actress Lizaa Malik is in the city to help her employees, who have tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-08
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Nepali breaks own record by climbing Mt. Qomolangma 25 times
Kathmandu, May 8 (IANS) Kami Rita Sherpa, a Nepali mountain guide, broke his own record by climbing the world's tallest Mt. Qomolangma for the 25th time on Friday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Punjab CM announces support for 10-yr-old road vendor's education
Chandigarh, May 7 (IANS) Moved by the plight of 10-year-old Vansh Singh, whose video of selling socks on Ludhiana roads to support his family had gone viral, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday announced full government financial support for his education, besides Rs 2 lakh in immediate assistance for the family.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Delhi's Rajinder Nagar gets another vaccination centre
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Days after the Delhi government set up a vaccination centre with a capacity of inoculating around 3,000 people daily in the national capital's Rajinder Nagar area, it claimed to have started another such facility at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Community kitchens feed the needy during lockdown in Bihar
Patna, May 7 (IANS) After a complete lockdown was imposed in Bihar to control the coronavirus infections, community kitchens have been started by the government at various places to feed the poor and deprived sections of society. Food is being prepared in these kitchens with different menus fixed for different days.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
BMC doctors protest 'on-duty' seeking arrears of stipend
Mumbai, May 7 (IANS) Accusing the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of 'betrayal', hundreds of resident doctors have launched a protest 'on-duty' demanding payment of arrears of their increased stipend announced last year, here on Friday.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Over 90 lakh vax doses still available with states, UTs: Govt
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Centre has provided more than 17.35 crore vaccine doses to the states and the union territories free of cost, and more than 90 lakh doses are still available with them, the Health Ministry said, adding over 10 lakh doses will be received by the states and UTs in the next three days.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Pandemic is ferocious, need 21-day lockdown: Goa tourism body
Panaji, May 7 (IANS) Travel and tourism stakeholders in Goa have urged Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to impose an immediate lockdown for 21 days in the state due to the "ferocity" of the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to avert further loss of life.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
S.African city warns visitors, residents of escaped cheetah
Johannesburg, May 7 (IANS) The South African City of Tshwane warned visitors to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve in Pretoria and residents nearby to be vigilant as a cheetah who escaped from the reserve is still at large.
2021-05-07
Category: International, South Africa,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
New security feature added to CoWIN platform
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) In order to minimise errors and the subsequent inconvenience caused to the citizens for online appointments for vaccination, the government is introducing a new feature of "four digit security code" in the CoWIN application from Saturday (May 8).
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
SOS Prithviraj: This TN village officer has a golden heart
Chennai, May 7 (IANS) Any help one needs in Virudhunagar district --one name that crops up each time is that of thirty-five-year-old Durai Prithviraj.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Hope floats from individuals when systems stress
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) "There is no point writing my name. I am just doing what I can," says the 68-year-old, who makes it a point to bring food packets and soup for the 50 patients and volunteers at the Mini Covid Care Centre in Bal Bhavan in Chandigarh. Everyday. She says this is the least she can do.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Chidambaram slams Modi, Harsh Vardhan over Covid situation
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for "not owing responsibility", saying the Covid-19 pandemic in the country has turned to worse from bad.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Covid patient taken to hospital on bike, probe ordered
Thiruvananthapuram, May 7 (IANS) Authorities in Kerala on Friday ordered a probe after a video clip showing a Covid patient sandwiched between two persons in PPE kits being taken to hospital from a domiciliary Covid care centre on a two-wheeler was aired on TV channels.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
K'taka HC order on 1,200 MT oxygen reasonable, SC tells Centre
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the Karnataka High Court order for the supply of 1,200 MT oxygen is reasonable and the High Court cannot remain silent when people are dying in the state. The top court declined to entertain Centre's plea challenging the High Court order.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Centre has to supply 700 MT oxygen to Delhi daily, says SC
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday said the Centre has to supply 700 MT of oxygen to Delhi every day till further orders.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Google to give users more controls on how apps use their data
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) After Apple gave users more control over their data sharing with app developers, Google has now pre-announced an upcoming safety section in Google Play that will help people understand the data an app collects or shares.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Central Vista project a 'criminal wastage', says Rahul
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Calling the Central Vista project a "criminal wastage", former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday urged the Narendra Modi government to focus more on people's lives.
2021-05-07
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Greater Chennai Corporation ropes in celebs for Covid awareness
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation(GCC) has roped in celebrities to create more awareness among the people about the spread of Covid-19, and the preventive measures they should take.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Maharashtra has 82K-plus serious Covid-19 patients
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Maharashtra currently has around 82,098 Covid-19 patients who are serious and under treatment in various hospitals across the state, according to official data released here on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Make Covid negative certificates mandatory for Goa visitors'
Panaji, May 6 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Thursday directed the state government to make Covid-19 negative certificates issued prior (to 72 hours of entry) mandatory for travellers entering Goa from May 10, while also stating that government hospitals should have adequate police personnel outside Covid hospitals in order to prevent violence against the medical fraternity.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tokens to be issued in Gurugram for oxygen distribution
Gurugram, May 6 (IANS) To streamline the liquid medical oxygen distribution and curb black marketing, the Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) and the district administration have started the token system for Covid patients.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society