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How Tablighi Jamaat event became India’s worst coronavirus vector

How Tablighi Jamaat event became India’s worst coronavirus vector

New Delhi, India – On any given day, the headquarters of Muslim missionary movement, the Tablighi Jamaat, in the narrow lanes of capital New Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, is full of activity, with hundreds of worshippers streaming in and out of the five-storey building. But, on March 22, authorities shut its doors – with about 2,500 worshippers […]

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Life may never get back to normal, says US coronavirus scientist

Life may never get back to normal, says US coronavirus scientist

“Normal” life around the world before the coronavirus pandemic struck may never return, the top US scientist tackling the outbreak said. Dr Anthony Fauci said at a White House press briefing that gradually countries will again “function as a society but … if you want to get to pre-coronavirus, that might not ever happen in […]

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Opposition Leaders Say ‘Unilateral’ Suspension of MPLADS Funds is Undemocratic

Opposition Leaders Say ‘Unilateral’ Suspension of MPLADS Funds is Undemocratic

New Delhi: A day after the Centre passed an ordinance suspending all MPLADS (Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme) funds until 2022, opposition members have hit back, saying that such centralisation of power will prove to be detrimental for parliamentary democracy. Most believe that instead of taking such unilateral decisions, the Centre should pool in state […]

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At this UP village bank, over 100 line up daily for cash but there isn’t enough for everyone

At this UP village bank, over 100 line up daily for cash but there isn’t enough for everyone

Sitapur: Nearly 150 people, including six women cradling their infants, are queued up outside the local branch of Aryavart Bank at Piswan village in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh. All of them are waiting for money — be it wages under the rural employment guarantee scheme, MNREGA, welfare aid under the Ujjwala scheme for LPG cylinders, or dues […]

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In a first, India, US pharma majors join hands to develop Covid-19 vaccine

New Delhi: The Serum Institute of India has collaborated with New York-based Codagenix Inc for the purpose of developing a vaccine against the novel coronavirus. In a press release issued Tuesday, the pharma majors said they aimed “to rapidly co-develop a live-attenuated vaccine (LAV) against the emergent coronavirus”. LAVs are derived from disease-causing pathogens (virus or bacteria) that […]

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Pune: Poultry farmers ‘refuse to let Muslim drivers enter’, industry faces supply chain disruption

Pune: Poultry farmers ‘refuse to let Muslim drivers enter’, industry faces supply chain disruption

After a disastrous March, when rumours about links between poultry products and the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak saw sales plummet, the industry is now facing another issue: farmers refusing to allow pick-up vehicles enter villages to transport market-ready birds. Poultry farms ‘place’ one-day-old chicks with farmers, who raise them for the next 40-45 days. The farmers are provided […]

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DANGEROUS TURN

DANGEROUS TURN

Covid-19 pandemic is spreading in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the curve is showing upward trend. According to the official data 9 more persons who were the contacts of previous positive persons have tested positive. In Srinagar city, few areas have been declared as red zones as the people residing in these areas […]

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Shops open on alternate days, schools shut — states want to phase out lockdown after 14 April

Shops open on alternate days, schools shut — states want to phase out lockdown after 14 April

New Delhi: From opening shops on alternate days, keeping schools, colleges and hostels closed, to resuming transport services with reduced intake, states across the country are looking at different strategies to contain the spread of the coronavirus after the 21-day nationwide lockdown ends on 14 April. The states also want to keep cinema halls and malls […]

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COVID-19: Centre ‘thinking’ of extending lockdown after April 14

COVID-19: Centre ‘thinking’ of extending lockdown after April 14

Following requests from several state governments and experts, the Centre is considering extending the nationwide lockdown after its ends on April 14 in order to stem the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), government sources said. “A lot of state governments as well as experts are requesting the Central Government to extend the lockdown. The Central Government is […]

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Alarm bells in east Delhi locality as experts suggest limited Covid-19 community spread

Alarm bells in east Delhi locality as experts suggest limited Covid-19 community spread

Health authorities say they are focusing on four areas within a 4km radius in northeast Delhi’s Dilshad Garden that appear to be reporting a bunch of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. Experts suggest limited community spread has begun in the area, after reports that in many of these cases the source of the patient’s infection is […]

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