AAP govt issues norms for kids housed in CCIs

Given the rising cases of Covid in the national capital, the Delhi government on Thursday issued new guidelines for Child Care Institutions (CCIs) to protect the children from contracting the virus.  According to the press release,the CCIs have to teach children how to keep their hands clean, practise washing of hands before and after having […]

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As govt & RWA fail, residents step in

Deliver meals and medical aid to Covid patients. As the government and the residents’ welfare association (RWA) have failed to assist Covid patients of a DDA apartment complex, residents have stepped in to help their neighbours. Residents of Gomti Apartments, Kalkaji, have started stocking oxygen cylinders, beds, sanitisers, gloves and personal protective kits to build […]

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Ex-minister Ajit Singh loses battle against Covid

Demise likely to impact politics of western UP. Veteran farmer leader and former Union minister Ajit Singh passed away this morning due to Covid-19 complications in a private hospital in Gurugram.  His son Jayant Singh said in a tweet that his father, who tested positive on April 20 and was on ventilator support in the […]

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These ATM guards have to buy sanitizer with their own money

Say public sector banks have made no provision. Security guards manning the ATMs of public sector banks in south Delhi’s Alaknanda Market are distressed as they are forced to buy sanitizers, masks and gloves for themselves. “My salary is just Rs 9,000. I have to send money to my family back in my village, and […]

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Halted white-topping spells a pause to biz

BBMP has stopped work in Indiranagar due to Covid. Shop owners on 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, are distressed as BBMP has paused white-topping work due to the Covid situation, almost blocking entrances to their establishments.  “People are apprehensive to come to the shop not because of Covid, but because they have to carry their bikes… on their shoulders. […]

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Bengalureans struggle to get cigarettes during lockdown

Dunzo unable to deliver; small shops sell on sly Bengaluru: Smokers in Bengaluru are facing difficulties in getting cigarettes and other tobacco products delivered at their doorsteps amid the lockdown in Karnataka. “Shops aren’t open because of lockdown guidelines, making it difficult for us to buy cigarettes. Delivery apps like Dunzo and Swiggy which always […]

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Fliers hit as IndiGo cancels its Kolkata-Shillong flights

Carrier has now suspended them till May 15 Shillong: The suspension of flights from Kolkata to Shillong has affected travellers badly. Manesh Kumar Agrawal, director, Shillong airport, informed The Observer: “The Umroi Airport of Shillong is fully operational. However, there are no flights coming in.” “We are getting phone calls regarding flight availability to Umroi […]

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Fliers spend thousands in private facilities as random tests stop

States ask for results not older than 72 hours Bengaluru: The BBMP’s decision to stop random Covid-19 testing has forced people booked on flights to pay thousands of rupees to get tested in private facilities.  Bikram Mandal, a student at the Wisdom Correspondence College, Bengaluru, said: “I had to go back to Kolkata. Since airlines […]

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Lockdown dampens the Ramzan spirit

With eateries shut down, foodies miss their favourite fare in Fraser Town, Shivajinagar Bengaluru: A deafening silence welcomes visitors to the previously smoky, crowded roads in Fraser Town and Shivajinagar where people jostled with each other and the traffic to find the perfect food stall during Ramzan. Farhat Atchia, who works for a digital media […]

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