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Alert RPF constable saves woman from falling under train in Tirupati
Tirupati, May 5 (IANS) A woman, who slipped and fell from the doorway of a moving train, was saved from certain death by a fast-thinking Railway Police Force (RPF) constable at the Tirupati railway station in the early hours of Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
'Baraat' on camels back in Raj, courtesy Covid curbs
Jaipur, May 5 (IANS) The trend of people using camels for 'Baraat' is back in Rajasthan in the wake of the Covid restrictions on bus travel and marriage ceremonies in the state to check the spread of the deadly virus.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Two Lucknow doctors save lives in Covid crisis
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) Amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic it has become difficult finding beds for infected patients gasping for breath. The efforts of two doctors in Lucknow's King George's Medical University (KGMU) trauma centre and Ram Manohar Lohia hospital, which are nowadays the busiest hospitals, are saving lives.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Men worried about job, health during pandemic: BMC helpline
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) A year after its launch, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s mental health helpline clocked over 72,000 calls, with a majority from men, pertaining to job security and health during the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said here on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
5 friends turn their luxury rides into emergency hospital to supply O2
Jaipur, May 5 (IANS) Five friends in education city Kota have turned their three luxury cars into an 'emergency hospital' and have been providing oxygen to critical patients in these vehicles.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Maha school principal's fancy 'avatars' create vax buzz
Nandurbar (Maharashtra), May 5 (IANS) Scores of children in the small village of Biladi in Nandurbar district stare with disbelief at an unusual sight unfolding daily in their neighbourhood.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Crossing threshold, Bihar eateries deliver free food to corona patients
Patna, May 5 (IANS) When the second wave of the coronavirus started wreaking havoc, restaurants in Bihar came forward with a gesture of humanity and sensitivity. Many restaurants here started delivering free food to corona-infected patients, irrespective of their religion, caste or any other social boundary.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
The man who won 150 medals in swimming after losing his two hands in 2 mishaps
Jaipur, May 4 (IANS) This is the story of a man who lost his two hands in two different accidents, however, never gave in to the challenges but continued working hard to emerge as a winner in swimming on the national platform and setting his eyes on the Asian Championship to be held in 2022 in Hangzhou.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Mahindra Group rolls out 'Oxygen on Wheels' in Maha
Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) Aiming to tackle the shortages of medical oxygen, the automobiles giant Mahindra Group has rolled out a free initiative, 'Oxygen on Wheels' to supply oxygen to hospitals and other treatment centres, an official said here on Tuesday.
2021-05-04
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 yrs (2nd Ld)
Washington, May 4 (IANS) The mega-billionaire couple Bill and Melinda Gates, who have emerged as a philanthropy powerhouse with a foundation named after themselves, are divorcing because their 27-year marriage has "irretrievably broken".
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Bill and Melinda Gates to divorce after 27 yrs of marriage (Ld)
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates have announced in a joint statement that they were getting divorced after 27 years of marriage.
2021-05-04
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Bihar doctor comes to aid of Covid patients through 'D-LAMP' initiative
Patna, May 3 (IANS) Anil Kumar, Deputy Medical Superintendent of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna, through his initiative 'D-LAMP' is providing people a ray of hope in these difficult times. Kumar claims that through his initiative, more than 6,000 people have been cured of Covid-19 infection without even visiting the hospital.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
NZ-Cook Islands travel bubble given launch date
Wellington, May 3 (IANS) The Cook Islands will open its border for the first time since March 2020, with New Zealand residents able to visit the small Pacific nation from May 17, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Monday.
2021-05-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society
Marriage called off after groom fails 'maths test'
Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh), May 3 (IANS) This groom could have never imagined that flunking a simple 'maths test' would make his marriage plans go awry.
2021-05-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Surviving S.Korean wartime sex slavery victims fall to 14
Seoul, May 3 (IANS) A South Korean woman, who was forced into sexual slavery for Japanese military brothels during the World War II, has died at the age of 92, reducing the number of surviving victims in the country to 14, a civic group said on Monday.
2021-05-03
Category: International, South Korea,Human Interest/Society
Greeks celebrate Easter under Covid lockdown
Athens, May 3 (IANS) People across Greece celebrated the Christian Orthodox Easter on Sunday under a Covid-19 lockdown for a second year in a row, gathering with family and friends in small groups and expressing hope for the post-pandemic era.
2021-05-03
Category: International, Greece,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Users demand intrusion-free private messaging: Facebook
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) As the use of private messaging with apps like Messenger surges in the pandemic, people are demanding the experience free from unwanted intrusions, more protection from scams and hacking and privacy controls, according to Facebook.
2021-05-02
Category: International, India,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Google launching handshake emoji with 25 skin tone options
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Google is launching a new emoji showing multi-skin toned handshake, in a bid to bring in gender diversity and inclusion into practice.
2021-05-02
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Antarctic ice sheet melting to push sea level by 20%: Study
New York, May 2 (IANS) The global sea level rise caused by melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is likely to increase 20 per cent by the end of this century, researchers have warned.
2021-05-02
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Environment/Wildlife
Lata Mangeshkar gives Rs 7L to Maha CMRF for Covid
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Legendary singer, Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar has contributed Rs 700,000 to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund for taking up Covid-19 related works, an official said here on Saturday.
2021-05-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Retd Kerala prof built houses for 200 underprivileged families
Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) Dr M S Sunil, a retired zoology professor from Catholic College, Pathanamthitta in Kerala, is known for her compassion in providing shelter to the deprived and underprivileged.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Helping CEOs adapt to the new world and its reality
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The world is going through a tremendous transformation, perhaps even a metamorphosis, where it is no longer acceptable to stand on the sidelines, balancing balance sheets and cheque books.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
'Ghant' on peepal tree - ghastly reminder of pandemic deaths
Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) Earthen pots hung on a Peepal tree, usually near the cremation grounds, is a rarity in normal times.
2021-04-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Noida police helps daughter perform last rites of father
Noida, April 28 (IANS) People are dying in large numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic across the country but due to the fear of the virus sometimes even their relatives are reluctant to perform their last rites.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Raj village sees Dalit groom riding horse for 1st time
Jaipur, April 28 (IANS) It has been over seven decades since India attained Independence, but the caste system still holds sway in many parts of rural India. On Tuesday a small village in Rajasthan -- Surajpura in Viratnagar town of Jaipur district -- turned into a virtual fortress during a Dalit wedding, it being the first ever marriage here where the groom rode a horse as per Hindu tradition which the high caste people had never allowed to happen earlier.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Daughter cremates mother after son deserts
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), April 28 (IANS) After her son refused to cremate her when she died of Covid, it was the daughter who, with help from local people, finally performed the last rites of a mother in Uttar Pradesh.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Tripura DM apologises over raids during marriage ceremony
Agartala, April 28 (IANS) West Tripura District Magistrate and Collector Shailesh Kumar Yadav, who led the raids in the two marriage halls in Agartala, on Tuesday apologised for disrupting the marriage ceremony.
2021-04-28
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
K'taka govt to rebuild library set up by drainage cleaner in Mysuru
Bengaluru, April 27 (IANS) After scores of people from across world generously contributed around Rs 29 lakh on a fundraising website, the Karnataka government on Tuesday announced to donate 8,243 books to a free library run on a government land in Mysuru by 63-year-old drainage cleaner Syed Ishaq.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Amazon to airlift 100 ICU ventilator units from US to India
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon on Tuesday announced that it has procured 100 ventilators and will import these to India, in its bid to help the country fight the devastating second wave of Covid-19.
2021-04-27
Category: International, India,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights,IANS Life
Indians suffer from mental stress as Covid resurges
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) The second wave of Covid-19 has turned more lethal, infecting more people and taking more lives. Besides causing financial and physical problems, it has also affected people mentally, creating panic in their minds.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
No ambulance, Andhra woman's family forced to ferry body on bike
Srikakulam, April 27 (IANS) In a heart-wrenching development in Andhra Pradesh, due to the non-availability of ambulance, a woman's dead body had to be taken to her native village on a motorbike.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Farmer's son brings bride home in chopper to turn her dream into reality
Jaipur, April 27 (IANS) A groom in Rajasthan turned the dream of his bride into a reality by bringing her home in a helicopter post their wedding ceremony.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Delayed boards may hamper students' admission plans abroad
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) With the indefinite postponement of Class 12 board examinations in several states due to the pandemic conditions, students preparing to go abroad for further studies are in a quandary.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
'More than failure be afraid of not trying your best' (Book Review)
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) This is a classic chicken and egg situation: a son seemingly sets out to cure his mother of her obsession with "saas-bahu" soaps on TV and focus on her culinary skills but instead finds his own feet as an entrepreneur!
2021-04-27
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Art/Culture/Books
Dalai Lama contributes to India's fight against pandemic
Dharamsala, April 27 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday announced to contribute to the PM-Cares Fund as a token of solidarity with fellow Indian brothers and sisters.
2021-04-27
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Mumbai diamantaire to help Thane blind woman regain sight
Mumbai, April 26 (IANS) Last fortnight, a Central Railway Pointsman Mayur Shelke sprinted into national headlines after he out-raced an oncoming train, Udayan Express and saved the life of a 6-year old kid from certain death on the railway tracks at Vangani station in Thane district.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Lockdown sees women prisoners engage in storytelling sessions in Jaipur jail
Jaipur, April 26 (IANS) Storytelling sessions in jails? This might leave you flabbergasted but it is true that the women prison here has become a regular witness to the storytelling sessions where women prisoners exchange their stories with other inmates to grow morally stronger and come out enriched with knowledge.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Chandigarh Advisor appeals to residents to help contain Covid
Chandigarh, April 26 (IANS) Chandigarh Advisor Manoj Parida on Monday appealed to charitable organisations and resident associations to come forward to set up Covid-19 care centres to lessen pressure on government infrastructure.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society
Muslim youths performed last right of Hindu woman
Patna, April 26 (IANS) As the country is fighting the severe crisis due to the surge in the Covid-19 cases and fatalities, a a group of Muslim youths have set an example of Hindu-Muslim unity in Bihar's Gaya district as they cremated a 58-year-old Hindu woman who suspectedly died due to Covid-19.
2021-04-26
Category: India, Bihar,National,Human Interest/Society
Indian tech leaders come forward to help breathless India
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) More than two weeks after oxygen shortages were reported across India, particularly in the national capital, many technology leaders have come forward to help the citizens.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,Science/Tech,Technology
Groom cycles his way to bride's house to spread Covid norms
Pratapgarh (UP), April 25 (IANS) A ten-kilometre journey has been his ticket to fame and Vinay Kumar is now being hailed as a hero in his Bojhi village in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Armaan Malik: Utmost respect for Sikh community for organising Covid langars
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Singer Armaan Malik on Sunday took to Twitter to express his respect for the Sikh community for organising food and oxygen langars during the ongoing second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Cinema/Showbiz,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Dating apps add Covid jab criteria to find ideal partner
London, April 25 (IANS) Want to find an ideal partner on dating apps? First get vaccinated against Covid. According to a media report, many dating apps are allowing users to determine potential partners based on their vaccine status.
2021-04-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Varanasi sari traders shut down till May 2
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), April 25 (IANS) This is the peak season for sale of Banarasi saris and materials but in view of the prevailing pandemic situation, the Banarasi Vastra Udyog Association has decided to keep their shops closed till May 2.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Mistaken identity - 'Dead' woman comes alive
Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), April 25 (IANS) In a bizarre situation, a 65-year-old woman, who had been declared dead due to Covid by Jhansi medical college authorities, was found alive a day later.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Twitter removes 50 tweets critical of India's Covid management
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Twitter has pulled down at least 50 tweets at the behest of the Indian government, criticising it for the poor handling of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-04-25
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Technology
Delhi's 'Ambulance Man' helps cremate Covid victims
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Amid the increasing number of people dying of coronavirus in Delhi, getting an ambulance to transport the body from the hospital to the crematorium has become difficult. However, there is the 'Ambulance Man' of Delhi who comes to the rescue of those who want to cremate the bodies of their kith and kin when the hospital staff refuses to even touch them for fear of getting infected with Covid-19.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
ITC to airlift oxygen cryogenic containers
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) FMCG major ITC on Saturday said it has tied up with Linde India to airfreight cryogenic ISO containers from Asian countries to transport medical oxygen across the country.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Gzb Gurdwara "Oxygen Langar" provides O2 to Covid patients
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), April 24 (IANS) With the surge in coronavirus cases across the country, health services are under tremendous pressure. With the lack of availability of beds in hospitals coupled with a shortage of oxygen, an "Oxygen Langar" service has been started by a gurdwara in the National Capital Region (NCR) to rescue those patients in need of oxygen.
2021-04-24
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Owaisi comes to the rescue of Covid-hit temple priest
Hyderabad, April 23 (IANS) Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi has come to the rescue of a temple priest who had tested positive for Covid-19 by allocating him a bed at a hospital run by his organisation.
2021-04-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society