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Hyderabad businessman designs reusable PPE kits for daily wagers

As economic activities get a fresh lease of life with the phase 2 of ‘Unlock’ kicking in, small and medium businessmen in Hyderabad are adopting to the post Covid-19 scenario by sensing the market demand. these reusable suits are not for clinical purposes. Jumpsuits with a hoodie, a clinical face mask and a separate cover for shoes — all stitched in pure cotton and hence reusable — are the products Anand Kataria has started selling from his wholesale store in the city. The suits are available in two different shades of blue........

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June jeopardy: How Covid-19 picture changed for India

The country recorded more than 4,00,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the 30 days of June. This number alone would have made India the fourth worst-affected country by coronavirus case count. India anyway is the fourth worst-affected country after the US, Brazil and Russia. In absolute terms, India reported the third highest number of new coronavirus cases in June after the US and Brazil. In fatality, India was fourth with Mexico recording more deaths to stand behind the US and Brazil. Through the month of April when a strict lockdown was in place, India rec........

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Gurgaon MNCs May Have to Work from Home Till the End of July: Official

MNCs, BPOs and IT enabled services (ITES) in Gurgaon may have to allow their employees to work from home till the end of July, says Gurgaon Metropolitan Development Authority CEO V S Kundu. Kundu, who is also additional chief secretary of Haryana, added that several real estate projects, including those of DLF, have got the green signal to resume construction but within the norms of social distancing. Gurgaon, which is part of the National Capital Region, is known as the millennium city and is home to man........

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Death Toll In Last Week's Delhi Riots Rises To 53

The death toll in riots which rocked Northeast Delhi last week rose to 53 on Thursday. Till now, 44 deaths have been reported from Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, three from Lok Nayak Hospital, one from Jag Parvesh Chander Hospital and five from Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. The last updated death toll in the violence was 47. The violence which rattled the national capital for over three days started on February 24 as a ........

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Mumbai hospitals are seeing Kawasaki-like symptoms among young Covid cases

Mumbai has started reporting symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease among young patients with coronavirus. Reports regarding this had first appeared in the West, but it is the first time these symptoms are being reported in India. One such patient, a 14-year-old, was first brought to a private hospital in Mumbai this week with rashes and high fever, two classic Kawasaki symptoms. She subsequently tested positive ........

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Bois Locker Room: DCW chief Swati Maliwal files police complaint after receiving death threats on Twitter

DCW chief Swati Maliwal on Friday filed a complaint with police after she allegedly received death threats on Twitter. Maliwal recently voiced her opinion on issues like ''Bois locker Room'' and online slandering of jailed Jamia Millia Islamia student Safoora Zargar over the paternity of her unborn child. The Delhi Commission for Women chief said, in her complaint to the Cyber Crime Cell, that she has received death threats on her Twitter handle.........

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'No Coronavirus Test Kits Made in India, Shortage Caused by Imports Stuck in Airlines Lockdown'

Test kits to diagnose Coronavirus cases are not being manufactured in India currently and obtaining kits from abroad has been a challenge because of the airlines being in lockdown and travel bans imposed by the government for several nations, Thyrocare Technologies Limited, a chain of diagnostic and preventive care laboratories, has said. The company urged the government to allow airlifting of COVID-19 test kits considering the health emergency and to increase the scale of testing to cover thousands of peopl........

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Indian Army Has Captured All Critical Heights South of Pangong Lake in Ladakh: Sources

The Indian Army has captured all positions and posts in the Ridge area on the southern bank of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh, government sources told News18 on Wednesday amid escalating tensions on the border with China. “We haven’t entered their (Chinese) location, but dominated our posts. We are in dominating position at this point,” a source said. “India is committed to border security under PM Narendra Modi and we hope China will come for a peaceful border solution now,” the source added. Both countries had held Brigade Commander-level talks ........

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180 degree Celsius temperature in styrene tank caused gas leak at LG Polymers plant in Vizag

Gas leak from LG polymers created panic in Venkatapuram and five other villages in the wee hours on Thursday. (File photo| G Satyanarayana, EPS) The LG Polymers plant at Venkatapuram turned into a beehive of restoration work on Friday, a day after a gas leak from it suffocated humans and animals alike, killing some of them and leaving hundreds hospitalised.........

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Gun-Wielding Man Shoots Jamia Student at Anti-CAA Rally, Shouts 'Jai Shri Ram, Who Wants Azadi' Slogans

A gun-wielding man opened fire on protesters demonstrating against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens near the Jamia Millia Islamia in south Delhi on Thursday, injuring a student. The assailant, identified as 31-year-old Gopal, has been taken into custody and is being questioned, police said. ........

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Citizenship law not anti-Muslim, take liberals like me also: Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreen told in an exclusive interview that the law was not anti-Muslim. "India is not deporting its Muslim population," she said. Nasreen, 57, a Bangladeshi-Swedish writer living in India, was forced into exile from her home country in the 1990s due to threats from radical Muslim groups after her novel "Lajja" -- which depicts the persecution of a Hindu family by Muslims -- ran into a controversy. But, she said, the "bigger sufferers" were freethinkers, liberals, and atheists. "Islamic societies hate us when we........

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Explained: How software developed by undertrial engineer is helping Haryana cops make forensic reports tamper-proof

Haryana Police has adopted a unique barcoding software — Trakea — to ensure that thousands of forensic reports that form the backbone of the criminal investigation system and subsequent trials in the courts of law, are not tampered with. According to the police, Trakea ensures foolproof security of the samples collected from the scene of crime, and the forensic analysis reports, and is different from traditional methods that the state police force has been following for decades........

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The many Dussehras of India: Celebrating other forms of Durga

It was on the tenth day of her battle with the buffalo-demon Mahishasura that Durga (as Katyayani) had killed him. This victory of good over evil is celebrated in unique ways on Dussehra. People believe that beginning new tasks on this day brings good fortune. Some people perform a pooja of their vehicles and appliances (fridge, washing machine, etc.). Most people worship the goddess (as Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati) and her sons on this day. They believe that the goddess and her sons visit her parents during Navaratri. Since devotees are also her family, she lives in the........

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Explained: What determines onion prices

With less than a week to go for the Bihar Elections, the Centre on Friday reintroduced the stock limit on onions — a move aimed at controlling rising prices, which crossed Rs 80 per kg in many cities on Friday, including nearly Rs 100/kg in Mumbai. Barely a month ago, Parliament had amended the to exclude onions — besides potatoes, edible oils, oilseed and pulses — from the list of essential commodities, thus freeing them from stock limits. Since th........

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Chokehold - Covid and toxic air make a lethal cocktail

The eyes itch. The nostrils sting. You start breathing deep, gulping in large amounts of the acrid, smoke-laden air. Your lungs burn. The foul air is so thick you can almost taste the bitterness on your tongue. You look up…and see nothing. Just the hazy blanket of smog. The sun is just a pale disc on the dark, brooding sky. You hear vehicles passing through the near-invisible streets. People walk past, just metres away, and all you can see are silhouettes. It looks like a scene strai........

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Hyderabad is stinking following the massive floods

The stench emanating from waterlogged homes is nauseating and people cleaning them are having a tough time as they simply cannot work continuously. For the last two days, volunteers and family members cleaning the homes state that the smell is unbearable. During the night, the stench gets worse as the continuously flowing water from lakes, sewage and storm water drains worsens it. The dip in night temperatures is also one of the factors........

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Indian Army chief commissions INS Kavaratti in Vizag

Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane commissioned INS Kavaratti, the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) stealth corvette built under Project 28 (Kamorta Class), at a ceremony held at the Naval Dockyard here on Thursday. Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Vipin Kumar Saxena (Retd.), CMD, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited, Kolkata, and other dignitaries were present during the commissioning ceremony.........

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Organ Transplant Scam Unearthed in Kerala After Locality With Many Kidney Donors Found

Kerala Police have identified a mafia operating in the organ transplant sector in the state and a detailed probe has been ordered into the matter, officials said on Friday. Inspector General of Police (Crime) S.Sreejith, after being tipped off about a racket in kidney transplants, conducted a probe in Thrissur where he found out that in one particular colony, numerous people had donated their kidneys, and the donated kidne........

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No More Scotch? India Moves to Ban Imported Goods at Defence Canteens, Says Report

India has ordered its 4,000 military shops to stop buying imported goods, according to a document reviewed by Reuters, a move that could send an unwelcome signal to foreign liquor firms such as Diageo and Pernod Ricard. India's defence canteens sell liquor, electronics and other goods at discounted prices to soldiers, ex-servicemen and their families. With annual sales of over $2 billion, they make up one of the largest retail chains in India. The October 19 internal order from the defence ministry, reviewed by Reuters, said that in future, "procurement o........

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Centre Seeks Health Worker Database for Possible Covid-19 Vaccination, List to be Submitted by 'Next Friday'

India is urgently preparing a database of all government and private health personnel to quickly vaccinate them against the novel coronavirus once it is safe to do so, health authorities said on Friday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to provide any successful vaccine to each of India's 1.3 billion people, but frontline health workers would be the first to get the shots. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is aiming to vaccinate 200 million to 250 million people by July. "Vaccine would be supplied by the government........

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