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An unimaginable time is a good one for new beginnings

India, July 12 -- Pandemics accelerate disruption. Social and cultural shifts that would normally take years, even decades, happen rapidly, in a short time. I read this on social media in the early d... Read More


Covid-19 and the maskara effect

India, July 12 -- I thought the jokes were greatly exaggerated, about the lengths to which people will go to look good on video calls. But how large an issue this is became obvious the other day, when... Read More


Cricket takes a dramatic stand

India, July 12 -- Two words (actually, a name): Michael Holding. July 8, 2020, marked the resumption of cricket in the time of Covid-19, with the first day of the first Test in the West Indies tour o... Read More


Mass-scale sanitisation drive marks Day 1 of restrictions

LUCKNOW, July 12 -- A mass-scale sanitisation drive began in containment zones and colonies located near these zones even as all government offices and commercial establishments remained closed here o... Read More


Lko CMO's office closed as staffer tests positive

LUCKNOW, July 12 -- The Lucknow chief medical officer's (CMO) office was closed on Saturday for sanitisation after an accountant in the Urban National Health Mission (UNHM) wing tested positive for Co... Read More


Two AAI drivers ferrying staff test Covid-19 positive

Lucknow, July 12 -- Two drivers of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) have tested positive for Covid-19, creating panic among the airport staff. These drivers used to ferry staff daily to the airp... Read More


Construction bids to close on July 14

New Delhi, July 12 -- New Delhi The pre-qualification bids to construct the new Parliament building, an integral part of the Central Vista's redevelopment project, will close on July 14 and its constr... Read More


Trafficked, abused minor from Tripura rescued in Rajasthan

Jaipur, July 12 -- A 14-year-old girl from Tripura was trafficked, sold twice, raped multiple times, forcibly married off and had to undergo an abortion in a span of about four months beginning March,... Read More


88mn people visited since Feb amid Covid

New Delhi, July 12 -- Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) set up under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana recorded 88 million footfalls since February 1 despite restrictions from late... Read More


India may invite Australia for naval drill with Japan, US

New Delhi, July 12 -- India is close to taking a call on including Australia in the Malabar trilateral naval exercise involving Japan and the US, people familiar with developments said on Friday. The... Read More