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‘Ongoing crisis can have a long-term impact of kids’ mental health’

New Delhi: As the cases of coronavirus are on the rise again, the impact on the mental health of people especially kids is worrisome....

‘Impact of Covid second wave worse on kids, infants’

‘There are incidents of newborns being affected possibly through improper handling’.   New Delhi: The coronavirus situation in the country is getting worse in India with...

After govt, healthcare experts suggest wearing masks at home

New Delhi: To contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus, the Central Government on Monday recommended wearing masks at home. While addressing the media,...

Amid Covid surge, Delhi’s pollution levels rise sharply

New Delhi: As India battles the excruciating second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, the national capital is witnessing a steep rise in pollution levels....

Delhi government’s ex-gratia relief to construction workers

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday announced that it has disbursed ex-gratia payment of Rs 5,000 to every construction worker registered under the...

Covid deaths overwhelm Delhi’s crematoriums

New Delhi: As the daily caseload of coronavirus surges again, spaces in crematoriums and funeral homes are filling up. The substantial rise in the...

We are trying our best to save every life: Doctors

New Delhi: “We are giving our 1,000 percent right now. It’s not like before. I don’t even have the time to process this right...

Covishield, Covaxin are equally good, say health experts

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing vaccination drive against coronavirus, the Central government on Wednesday released data that shows that both the vaccines—Covaxin and Covishield—are...

As Covid cases rise, experts stress on wearing masks

‘People are still negligent and have failed to follow Covid protocols properly’.   New Delhi: India is witnessing an exponential rise in coronavirus cases again and...

‘Covid-19 potential cause of liver injury’

New Delhi: Amid the rising number of Covid cases, cases of liver injuries or dysfunction as a post-Covid complication are also increasing. Doctors have pointed...

‘Early revised exam schedule will reduce students’ stress’

Experts say postponement of exams will be more stressful for students due to the accompanying uncertainty.   New Delhi: The Council for the Indian School Certificate...

Amazon unveils venture fund to boost digital India move

New Delhi: To reiterate its commitment towards “Atmanirbhar Bharat”, Amazon has launched a $250mn Amazon Smbhav Venture Fund to accelerate the vision of a...

Finance Ministry wants bankers given vaccines on priority

New Delhi: Amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Department of Financial Services (DFS) under the Ministry of Finance has requested the Union...

‘Alphanumeric Hashing will affect encryption’

Govt plans to introduce ‘hash keys’ to help trace the originator of a particular message.   The government has asked messaging platform WhatsApp to introduce the...

The vaccinated too must be cautious: Doctors

New Delhi: With reports of vaccinated people testing Covid positive, doctors and health experts are concerned about the coronavirus situation in the country. On...

‘Online classes takes a toll on students’ mental health’

New Delhi: For some time, students had been facing trouble shifting back to offline education mode, but now as the number of Covid cases...

India fares poorly in South Asia in global gender gap report

New Delhi: India is the third-worst performer country in South Asia in World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021. According to the report,...

Rise in Covid cases leads to spike in demand for ventilators

New Delhi: Amid the rising number of coronavirus cases, the demand for critical medical equipment like ventilators is rising again. The manufacturers of ventilators...

‘Pollution in Delhi has decreased by fifteen per cent’

Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai presents two reports to substantiate claim.   New Delhi: Delhi’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Tuesday announced that the Kejriwal-led government has...

Pandemic affects organ transplants, donations

New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic has drastically reduced the number of organ transplant procedures as well as donations. According to doctors, the fear of...

Trying to ensure Delhi doesn’t face water crisis in summer: DJB

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday extended its order asking to maintain the status quo on the supply of water to Delhi till...

BJP, Congress oppose Delhi’s new excise policy

New Delhi: Delhi’s Congress and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) units are agitating against the Delhi government’s new excise policy. On Friday, Delhi Congress president...

‘People ignoring Covid norms is leading to the rise in cases’

New Delhi: India is witnessing a sudden rise in Covid cases once again. On Friday morning, the country recorded over 40,000 fresh Covid cases,...

AAP, Congress oppose ‘undemocratic’ Delhi bill

Srinagar: The Centre on Monday introduced the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha. The bill was...

Bank unions plan stir if privatization not stopped

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that not all banks will be privatized and wherever it happens, the interest of the employees will be...

AAP makes possible things that are impossible for BJP, Congress: Sisodia

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday presented a Rs 69,000 crore budget for 2021-22 in the Delhi...

‘Snapbizz helping kirana stores go digital’

Prem Kumar, CEO & Founder, Snapbizz, says every major bank and fintech is now partnering with Snapbizz to provide solutions to kirana stores. New Delhi:...

‘Delhi budget focuses on education, health, infra sectors’

Experts say govt has tried to make Delhi Covid-free by announcing free vaccines in govt hospitals. New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on...

Delhi to have its own education board soon

‘DBSE will empower students to take responsibility for their country beyond religion, caste, and class differences’. New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced...

‘Women entrepreneurs rising despite gender stereotypes’

‘Corporate India has realized that women in leadership positions can also drive positive business results’.   New Delhi: Women across the globe are breaking gender stereotypes...

‘Yes Bank was a one-man show by Rana Kapoor’

Furquan Moharkan, the journalist who first uncovered the Yes Bank crisis, says he got legal notices while writing his book.   New Delhi: It’s been a...

‘Similipal forest fire is an offshoot of people’s poverty’

Wildlife experts say the government needs to have livelihood plans for those surviving on just mahua.   New Delhi: India’s largest biosphere reserve, Similipal Forest Reserve,...

‘Hunar Haat playing a big role in promoting Vocal for Local’

New Delhi: Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the “Hunar Haat” is playing a...

Delhi govt schools to promote students up to Class 8 sans offline examinations

Schools have been asked to grade students on the basis of projects and assignments. New Delhi: As no classroom teaching and learning happened due to...

Ahead of MCD bypolls, parties’ roadshows begin

Bypolls for five wards will be held on 28 February; results will be declared on 3 March. New Delhi: Ahead of the MCD bypolls, BJP...

Meet Dr Gurneet, who pulled off a risky, rare surgery

New Delhi: Doctors in Mumbai’s Mulund performed a unique awake brain craniotomy last month to save a man from being mute for the rest...

‘75F’s unique solutions reduce energy use, costs’

There is huge opportunity for widescale adoption of technology-driven energy efficiency interventions, says Gaurav Burman, VP & APAC President, India, 75F. In current times, a...

Biplab Deb’s ‘BJP expansion plan’ comment sparks row

Tripura CM has said that the ‘BJP plans to expand party’s base in Sri Lanka and Nepal’. New Delhi : Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar...

‘Elderly patients show fewer post-vaccination symptoms’

New Delhi: Almost a month after the vaccination drive started on 16 January, a study has found that the elderly people have reacted with fewer...

Delhi govt’s ‘Switch’ campaign focusing on electric three-wheelers

The campaign aims to sensitize Delhiites about the benefits of switching to EVs. New Delhi: The Delhi government’s “Switch Delhi” campaign is in the second week...

Patients get nosocomephobia, refuse to visit hospital for non-Covid ailments

New Delhi: The number of Covid cases may be declining across the country, yet patients are still reluctant to visit hospitals to get checked...

Jual Oram launches book on ‘transforming India’

R.P. Gupta’s book is an intimate account of how Gupta attained success through sheer hard work and determination. New Delhi: Former Union Minister Jual Oram on...

Parents, schools in Delhi get ready for nursery admissions

‘Schools will have to upload their admission criteria by 17 February and applications will begin on 18 February’. New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday...

AAP, BJP, Congress all set for MCD bypolls

Bypolls for five municipal wards will be held on 28 February; results will be declared on 3 March. New Delhi: Ahead of the MCD bypolls,...

‘Covid hits hard cancer treatment, diagnosis’

‘According to WHO, cancer now is the second leading cause of death’.   New Delhi/Mumbai: At a time when the world is fighting the pandemic, recent...

Experts waiting to see on-ground impact of budget

New Delhi: Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021-22 on Monday with significant changes to the taxation process. The Union Minister announced...

Kejriwal launches ‘Switch Delhi’ to curb rising pollution

New Delhi: To curb rising pollution levels, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday launched ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign to encourage people to adopt e-vehicle...

Parties blame each other over farmers’ tractor rally violence

On Friday, clashes broke out between protesters and locals at the Singhu border.   New Delhi: After the farmers’ protest turned ugly on Republic Day, political...

Sectors pin hope on Budget after Covid blow

New Delhi: Ahead of the Budget Session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Union Budget 2021-22 would be in continuation of...

How India, Africa proved Covid predictions wrong

New Delhi: The number of daily coronavirus cases now in India is less than 12,000. Several experts maintain that this pattern will be consistent,...

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