Best of NCPA's shows at home
  • Best of NCPA's shows at home(20:09)
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Dont let the lockdown dull you spirits. The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), is showcasing the best of events from its archives on YouTube including exclusive videos specially curated from NCPA's extensive library.
When Punjab cops fight corona, their wives stitch masks
Robotic nurses to deliver medicine, food to TN corona patients
  • Robotic nurses to deliver medicine, food to TN corona patients(16:14)
    Chennai, April 3 (IANS) Now technology proves the connection between food and medicine. From serving food at upmarket restaurants, robots are now being deployed to serve medicine to COVID-19 patients in Tamil Nadu in an attempt to reduce the infection risk for nurses.
COVID-19: Telangana's small farmer with big heart donates Rs 50k
Cover atheist Muslims from neighbouring countries under CAA: Taslima Nasrin
  • Cover atheist Muslims from neighbouring countries under CAA: Taslima Nasrin(09:47)
    By Sukant Deepak
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) "If the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) is about giving citizenship to the persecuted in the neighbouring countries, I appeal to the Government of India to extend it to atheists and persecuted Muslims too. Just like Hindus, Christians and Buddhists are discriminated against in Bangladesh and Pakistan, atheists and activists who criticise Islam are hacked to death in Muslim nations, be it Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Afghanistan. In most cases, the well-off manage to get political asylum and settle in Europe or America, but what about the others? India must come forward," says writer Taslima Nasrin, best-known for 'Lajja', who has been in exile for more than 25 years after a fatwa was issued against her for 'criticising Islam' by a fundamentalist Islamic organisation in 1993.
A digital brave new world
  • A digital brave new world(19:13)
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Teamwork Arts, producer of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), on Thursday announced its new literature series -- 'JLF presents Brave New World', a virtual initiative to celebrate books, their power and positivity.
COVID-19 positive doctor's family shifted to hospital in Jammu
If I fail, I will never come back to you: Tendulkar to Azhar
  • If I fail, I will never come back to you: Tendulkar to Azhar(13:17)
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) It is no secret that the legendary Sachin Tendulkar started his career as a middle-order batsman and it was only when Navjot Singh Sindhu got injured in New Zealand that the little master got his first opportunity at the top of the innings in ODIs. And Tendulkar has revealed that he asked skipper Mohammad Azharuddin and manager Ajit Wadekar to give him one chance in Auckland.
Domestic violence cases have increased during lockdown: NCW
App that screens cough sounds for possible COVID-19 on anvil
  • App that screens cough sounds for possible COVID-19 on anvil(00:29)
    By Narendra Puppala
    Hyderabad, April 2 (IANS) Even as the world is trying to come to terms with the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic, an app developed in Hyderabad could help in significantly reducing the time and resources spent in the preliminary screening of people for the dreaded coronavirus.
In Jharkhand, hot meals on wheels for lockdown affected
  • In Jharkhand, hot meals on wheels for lockdown affected(16:10)
    By Manoj Pathak
    Chaibasa, April 1 (IANS) The district authorities in Jharkhand's West Singhbhum have taken up an initiative to provide hot food to the people who have been stranded due to the nationwide lockdown enforced to curb the COVID-19 spread. For this, 'Meals on the Wheels' vehicles are doing the rounds in Chaibasa and Chakradharpur sub-division and providing food to the people.
Punjab residents shower rose petals on sanitation workers
Covid-19 shocker: BMC to requisition all vacant premises
  • Covid-19 shocker: BMC to requisition all vacant premises(19:52)
    Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) In a shocker for Mumbaikars, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has decided to requisition all vacant premises in Mumbai to house Covid-19 vulnerable persons, Municipal Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi announced here on Tuesday.
Punjab's Ropar police combats Covid-19 by involving locals
  • Punjab's Ropar police combats Covid-19 by involving locals(17:14)
    BY VISHAL GULATI
    Ropar (Punjab), March 31 (IANS) Leading the battle from the front against the 'invisible enemy' coronavirus, the local police have motivated people in at least 424 villages -- almost 70 per cent of the total population -- in this district to self-isolate to check the pandemic.
UP: Helpline calls for rasgulla, 'paan', pizza, football
Wendy's emerges saviour; provides food for needy
  • Wendy's emerges saviour; provides food for needy(21:30)
    New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Food chain Wendy's has come out as a saviour for the needy who are not getting food while the lockdown is in place in the national capital due to the outbreak of the coronavirus.
Leopard strays into Chandigarh, rescued after 5 hours (Ld)
Transgenders in UP provide food, water to migrants
  • Transgenders in UP provide food, water to migrants(10:07)
    Bareilly/Prayagraj (UP), March 30 (IANS) They face a social stigma and are usually shunned by society, yet, transgenders in Bareilly and Prayagraj are coming forward to provide food and water to migrant labourers who are returning home after the lockdown.
Muslims cremate Hindu neighbour during lockdown
Courts use SMS service to spread corona awareness in J&K, Ladakh
Salman Khan donates to industry workers before PM fund
  • Salman Khan donates to industry workers before PM fund(17:49)
    Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has decided to extend help to 25,000-odd daily wage workers of the film industry whose lives have been affected by the ongoing national lockdown that has brought all filming activity in Bollywood to a grinding halt.
Ostracised: Air crew, returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy
  • Ostracised: Air crew, returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy(14:32)
    BY ROHIT VAID
    New Delhi/Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) As fears of coronavirus spread grows, air crews are often faced with stigma and not salute for their contribution in rescuing Indians, mainly pilgrims or students, who were stranded abroad. It's a phenomenon that often repeats across metros, when air crews, doctors and even journalists and their families face the ordeal of being ostracised on a daily basis. Lately, Air India and IndiGo's air crew faced such situations, as many of them were asked by neighbours to vacate their homes, just out of fear that they might be asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus. This, even while many of them were on a self-imposed quarantine or are currently working as essential services providers.
Air crew & returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy
  • Air crew & returnees face flak, rumours but no empathy(12:57)
    By Rohit Vaid
    New Delhi/Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) As fears of coronavirus spread grows, air crews are often faced with stigma and not salute for their contribution in rescuing Indians, mainly pilgrims or students, who were stranded abroad. It's a phenomenon that often repeats across metros, when air crews, doctors and even journalists and their families face the ordeal of being ostracised on a daily basis. Lately, Air India and IndiGo's air crew faced such situations, as many of them were asked by neighbours to vacate their homes, just out of fear that they might be asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus. This, even while many of them were on a self-imposed quarantine or are currently working as essential services providers.
Walking from Delhi to MP, man dies in Agra
  • Walking from Delhi to MP, man dies in Agra(09:06)
    Agra, March 29 (IANS) A 39-year-old man, who had walked almost 200 kilometers from Delhi to reach his home in Morena in Madhya Pradesh, collapsed and died in Agra on Saturday.