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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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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NGO brings relief to flood-hit people of West Champaran

Besides food, it gave shelter & hygiene kits Bihar: As heavy rainfall and floods left lakhs homeless in Bihar’s East and West Champaran districts, an NGO gave succour to hundreds of people. Hundreds of people lost their lives and dozens were reported missing after the calamity in late August.  Aziz Ansari, a villager from Nautan […]

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Scouts & Guides, others to be given awards on Feb 29

The Governor would present the Chathurtha Charan, Heerak Pankh and Rajyapuraskar awards. Karnataka governor Vajubhai Vala will on February 29 present awards to Scouts and Guides, Cubs and Bulbuls, and Rovers and Rangers. The Chathurtha Charan award is given to Cubs and Bulbuls (boys and girls in the 5-10 age group), the Heerak Pankh award […]

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Marshals at Varthur lake slap Rs 2L fine for garbage dumping

21 of them work in three shifts Following the deployment of 21 marshals at Varthur lake, strict measures are being taken against those who dump trash into the water body. Wesly Fernandez, one of the marshals, informed The Observer: “We work around the lake on three shifts. Every shift has seven marshals, with one in charge […]

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Affordable health care is still a work in progress

In India, where mostly health care expenditure is borne by the individual, free health camps by organisations help in bridging the gap of accessibility to affordable health care. In one such free health camp organised by PES College of Pharmacy, Bengaluru, individuals were freely tested for blood sugar, blood pressure and BMW. Dr. Saravanan, Principal […]

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Cycle lanes are used as parking lots and to drive other vehicles

BBMP is likely to shelve the failed project #CycleToWorkFridays movement has gained a lot of positive response but cyclists complain it is risky to ride cycles as there are no dedicated lanes. Also, people do not know about cycle lanes as two-wheelers and four-wheelers use them. “I have been using a cycle for the past […]

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Ban on live music at pubs robs livelihoods, gives relief to others

Bengaluru city’s nightlife has gone a little silent due to the ban on live music at pubs. Twenty-seven pubs in Bengaluru were barred from playing live music in 2018. The number has now increased to 107, according to reports, causing huge losses to the F&B industry. Artists who used to perform at these pubs say […]

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