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Live streaming on Facebook helps man, minor child reunite with family in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) In a heartwarming news amid the gloom brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, a 42-year-old man and his seven-month-old child were reunited with their family in Kolkata after a live streaming on Facebook showed them wondering aimlessly in the Bhowanipur area of the city.
2021-05-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Man carries Covid positive daughter's body on shoulders for cremation
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) In a heart-wrenching incident, a poor man carried his 11-year-old daughter's body on his shoulders to reach the burial ground in Jalandhar town. She died owing to Covid-19.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
India's nuclear and space sectors contributes for fight against Covid-19
Chennai, May 15 (IANS) Financing the setting up of the oxygen delivery infrastructure/oxygen beds and air conditioned mortuary in hospitals, supply of oxygen concentrators, designing ventilators, oxygen concentrators and supplying oxygen are some of the ways the two strategic sector players - NPCIL and ISRO- are contributing to the nation's fight against coronavirus.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Russian girls making TikTok video set fire to tonnes of straw
Moscow, May 15 (IANS) Two girls in Russia set fire to a nearly 200 tonnes of straw, causing extensive damage, while trying to make a TikTok video.
2021-05-15
Category: International, Russian Federation,Human Interest/Society
Many older adults adapted technology during lockdown: Study
London, May 15 (IANS) The Covid-19 lockdown led several older adults to adapt and engage with technology -- such as Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime -- to stay in touch with loved ones or participate in exercise classes or religious groups, finds a new study.
2021-05-15
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology
'Tantric puja' organised in Gaya to end Covid
Gaya (Bihar) May 15 (IANS) Amid a raging global pandemic, a large number of people in this Bihar holy city organised an occult ceremony (tantric puja) on Saturday to expedite the end to Coronavirus.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Charitable centres ease Covid pressure in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, May 15 (IANS) A total of 67 patients are being treated in mini-Covid-19 care centres set up by charitable organizations in Chandigarh that help government hospitals ease pressure, a senior official said on Saturday.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'Life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings' (IANS Interview)
New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Award-winning childrens author Vaishali Shroff belongs to a family of wildlife enthusiasts. While her husband and children look for interesting sightings and topographies to photograph, she looks for stories and lessons to be learnt, like for instance, that life in a forest evokes empathy for all living beings.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Hyd hospital saves life with US FDA-approved non surgical pump technology
Hyderabad, May 15 (IANS) A 45-year-old man who is working in an IT Software Company Bengaluru got a new lease of life after a team of cardiologists at Medicover Hospitals, here, performed a critical heart procedure using US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved non-surgical pump technology.
2021-05-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Delhi Police perform last rites of elderly man whose family couldn't come from US
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Presenting a human face, the Delhi Police on Friday performed the last rites of an elderly person after his family members expressed their inability to come to India.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Death of 18 elephants in Assam 'mysterious', say experts
Guwahati, May 14 (IANS) Even as the authorities are saying that the 18 wild elephants were killed after being struck by a massive 'lightning bolt in central Assam's Nagaon district, the wildlife experts are saying the tragic incident is very "mysterious" and demanded a thorough probe.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Scientists call for investigation into origins of Covid-19
New York, May 14 (IANS) More investigation is needed to determine the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic, say a team of 18 scientists from Universities in the US, Canada, the UK and Switzerland.
2021-05-14
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Increasing gap between Covishield doses unlikely to impact efficacy: doctors
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Extending the gap between the first and second doses of Covishield vaccines to 12-16 weeks from the earlier 6-8 weeks, is a reasonable approach and is unlikely to have a negative impact on the efficacy of the jabs, say doctors on Friday.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Rising death toll causing mental health issues
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Ritesh Chaturvedi (name changed on request) is a senior journalist with a local daily.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Delhi IPS officer distributes immunity kits, masks to colleagues on the streets
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) It might not be sufficient to save them for long from the Covid-19 pandemic, but the initiative of a senior IPS officer to distribute immunity booster kits among his colleagues carrying out their duties in the field would boost their morale and help maintain law and order in the city when the second wave of the infection is at its peak.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
UP to bring out coffee table book on heritage trees
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) The UP State Biodiversity Board will be publishing a coffee table book featuring some of the heritage trees found in the state.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
2 TN cops lose life even after both shots of vaccine
Chennai, May 14 (IANS) Assistant Commissioner of Police, Easwaran, 52, and Special Sub Inspector, Ravi, 57, lost their lives in the fight against Covid.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Telangana girl designs low-cost housing solution for poor
Hyderabad, May 14 (IANS) Coming from a modest background and nurtured amid hardships, Perala Manasa Reddy knows what it means for an underprivilege to have an own house.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Namdhari sect empowering slum kids with education
Chandigarh, May 14 (IANS) An open-air school set up by the Namdhari sect of Sikhism led by spiritual head Thakur Dalip Singh in a street of Jalandhar city in Punjab, which is acclaimed for providing free quality education to slum children, is now providing them coaching to empower them amidst the uncertainty posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Religion
More bodies found floating in Varanasi, Chandauli
Varanasi, May 14 (IANS) Seven more bodies, including a partially burnt one, have been recovered from the Ganga river in Varanasi and adjoining Chandauli district.
2021-05-14
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Andhra Pradesh sets up child care institutions for covid orphans, destitutes
Amaravati, May 13 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has established designated child care institutions (CCI) for children whose parents are either undergoing treatment or have succumbed to the corona virus.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Delhi's potable water production has reduced to 60 to 65 MGD : DJB
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) With the mercury soaring and and the demand for water rising, Delhi's daily potable water production has reduced to around 60 to 65 MGD. The production of potable water has reduced due to shortage of raw water supply from Haryana, the Delhi Jal Board said on Thursday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
India, Pak armies exchange sweets at LoC on Eid
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr in Kashmir on Thursday, sweets were exchanged between the Indian and Pakistani armies at the Line of Control (LoC).
2021-05-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Telangana Governor, CM greet Muslims on Eid
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao have greeted people on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics,Religion
Poor Covid-19 patients in Punjab to get free meals
Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Beginning Friday, underprivileged Covid-19 patients living in Punjab can call up helpline numbers 181 and 112 for delivery of free cooked meals at their doorsteps through the Punjab Police Department.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
MP govt to pay Rs 5,000 monthly pension to pandemic hit families
Bhopal, May 13 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh government has announced Rs 5,000 pension per month to families hit by the pandemic where poor and destitute children have lost their parents or guardian to coronavirus.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
BRICS members discuss multilateral framework on Social Security Agreement
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) nations have converged on devising a multilateral framework on the issue of Social Security Agreement (SSA).
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society
Home Credit initiatives to support employees during Covid-19
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Home Credit India is supporting its employees with a slew of financial and medical assistance measures which ensures safeguarding the life of employees and their families.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
The Bihar government extended lock down by 10 more days
Patna, May 13 (IANS) Keeping in view the 'positive impact' of its imposition, the Nitish Kumar government has decided to extend the state-wide lockdown in Bihar by 10 days.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Global road safety body writes to Gadkari to identify 'blackspots' on India's roads
New Delhi May 13 (IANS) The International Road Federation (IRF), the Geneva-based global body working for better and safer roads worldwide, has written to road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari urging him to circulate the scientific guidelines developed by the Indian Road Congress (IRC) for identifying and treating the blackspots in the country.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Survival is tough: SC asks govt to consider harsh realities of migrants with no money, job
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday told Centre that it has to consider harsh realities in connection with migrant workers during the lockdown announced by various state governments.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Covid survivors strive to help patients hit by pandemic in Kolkata
Kolkata, May 13 (IANS) Recently Trinanjoy Bhattacharyay, a resident of Behala in the southern fringes of the city, got an SOS early in the morning: "Please help me. My uncle and aunt are dying. Oxygen saturation level has fallen beyond 80." The caller was the couple's nephew who lives in Murshidabad district - nearly 200 kilometres from the city. The couple's only daughter works in Delhi. Bhattacharyay rushed to their home in Tollygunge - some two kilometres from his residence -- only to find the couple gasping for breath.
2021-05-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Jaipur schools block students over fees even as parents fight Covid
Jaipur, May 13 (IANS) Even though it has been just two months to the start of the new academic session, the private schools in Jaipur are ruling the roost, blocking students from attending online classes due to non-payment of fees, flouting the order of the Supreme Court and the state government.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Priyanka Chopra: Over 14,000 good Samaritans helped us raise $1mn
Mumbai, May 13 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas shared that over 14,000 contributors have helped raise $1 million, to help India amid the second wave of Covid-19. 
2021-05-13
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
This UP cop using his medical degree to fight Covid
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) His father wanted him to be a doctor but he aspired to be a police officer.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Hospitals, social orgs run around for O2 cylinders
Chennai, May 13 (IANS) Hospitals across Tamil Nadu and social organisations are running from pillar to post to get as many Oxygen cylinders as possible to save precious lives.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Covid human dimension series: A week after delivery, Telangana doctor loses battle to virus
Hyderabad, May 13 (IANS) This is another heartbreaking story of a Covid warrior. A young lady doctor lost her battle to the deadly virus barely a week after delivering a baby.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Panic after bodies found buried in sand in UP's Unnao
Unnao (Uttar Pradesh), May 13 (IANS) Four days after dead bodies of suspected Covid patients were spotted floating on the Ganga river in eastern UP and Bihar, reports have now shown that multiple bodies have been buried in sand at two locations along the Ganga river in Unnao district.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Norway excludes AstraZeneca from vaccination campaign
Copenhagen, May 13 (IANS) Norway has removed the vaccine against Covid-19 made by AstraZeneca from its inoculation campaign, Prime Minister Erna Solberg said.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Denmark,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Germany lifts quarantine requirement for vaccinated travellers
Berlin, May 13 (IANS) The German government eased entry restrictions for travellers on Wednesday, allowing people who have been fully vaccinated or have recovered from the coronavirus to enter the country without any quarantine obligation.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
K'taka 'temporarily suspends' vax drive for 18-44 age group
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Owing to the short supply of Covid vaccines, Karnataka on Wednesday decided to 'temporarily suspend' vaccination drive for those aged between 18 to 44 years.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Drug firms resume supplying Remdesivir in Karnataka
Bengaluru, May 13 (IANS) Pharma majors Cipla and Jubilant resumed supplying anti-viral drug Remdesivir in Karnataka a day after the state government warned them of legal action if they failed to deliver in 24 hours, said state Revenue Minister R. Ashoka on Wednesday.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Oxygen cylinder rates capped in Gurugram
Gurugram, May 13 (IANS) To ensure proper delivery of oxygen cylinders to the Covid patients at their doorsteps, the Gurugram District Magistrate has issued orders to fix the rate of cylinders. Now, a small cylinder (B type) will cost Rs 80, big cylinder (D type) will cost Rs 250, while the delivery charge will be Rs 100.
2021-05-13
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
A helping hand for Covid-affected in Ghazipur
Ghazipur (UP), May 12 (IANS) Few days back, Satish Kumar, an assistant professor at the Swami Sahajanand Post Graduate College in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, found his father suffering from Covid-like symptoms.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Top Assamese litterateur Homen Borgohain dies at 89 after post-Covid complications
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) Sahitya Akademi awardee, renowned litterateur Homen Borgohain died here on Wednesday following post-Covid-19 complications, doctors said. He was 89.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Assam,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Man who battled death is back on Kolkata's streets helping those in distress
Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Social worker Nitai Das Mukherjee, 52, who battled death for 42 long days in a private hospital in Kolkata after he was infected by the deadly coronavirus in March last year, is back on the roads of the city in his quest to give shelter to the homeless and life to ailing.
2021-05-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
More nurses lead to fewer patient deaths, shorter hospital stays: Study
Sydney, May 12 (IANS) A minimum ratio of one nurse to four patients for day shifts can successfully improve patient care, with a 7 per cent drop in the chance of death and readmission, and 3 per cent reduction in length of stay for every one less patient a nurse has on their workload, according to a study across 55 hospitals in Queensland, Australia.
2021-05-12
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
50 snakes in one house create scare in UP
Fatehpur (UP), May 12 (IANS) Fear gripped the Laluganj area in Jahanabad police circle in Fatehpur district when snakes started coming out of a house.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
BDO conducts last rites of Covid victim as kin stay away
Patna, May 12 (IANS) At a time when some people are abandoning their loved ones who died due to Covid, a Block Development Officer (BDO) in Bihar's Muzaffarpur has set an example by performing the last rites of a corona victim.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Are you willing to date someone who is not vaccinated?
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Amid the second and more lethal wave of Coronavirus in India, an increasing number of people prefer to date only those who are vaccinated, reveals a survey.
2021-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion