articles by Greeshma Kuthar

India

Scared patients, overflowing hospitals and overworked doctors​: It's time Tamil Nadu govt got its act together in Chennai

Of the 22 hospitals listed on this Government Order, the number of private players catering to COVID-19 patients in and around Chennai has increased to 45 in a period of two months. Yet, there is uncertainty regarding the functioning of these hospitals.

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Tamil Nadu Lockdown Diary | Health workers battling COVID-19 and fear

Kandamangalam Block has five Primary Health Centers at Puranasingupalayam, Kondur, Siruvanthadu, Rampakkam and Kandamangalam.

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Tamil Nadu Lockdown Diary: In Kandamangalam Block, health workers battling COVID-19 say keeping emotions in check while on duty is a daily struggle

What works for Kandamangalam Block, explain Poongodi and Sankar, the most senior healthcare workers of the team, is that Dr Aarthi is on top of every survey to be done, every day.

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'People ran from us like we were the devil': Healthcare staff from Tamil Nadu's Kallakuruchi say they work 18-hour shifts without benefits

Covid Mobile Units, like the one Pachaiyappan and Ranjani operate, were the first to kick into action after the virus started spreading in India. After all, even the first batch of suspects would’ve been driven in by these vehicles.

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Daily wager in UP's Rampur dies after villagers assault him over carrying out disinfection work; police files FIR, but leaves out murder charge

A daily wager, Kunwar Pal, was assaulted by five individuals when he was spraying disinfectant at Pempur village of Rampur in UP.

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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Victims of pellet guns say lives stand irreparably damaged, political situation in Kashmir only amplifies depression

Having looked at situation in North Kashmir and South Kashmir, we will take a closer look at Central Kashmir in this episode of Firstpost's podcast, Voices from the Lockdown.

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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Anger still simmering over Article 370 abrogation, say people in Kashmir's Sopore, Bandipora

The communications blockade in Jammu and Kashmir entered the 119th day on Sunday. While postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid services are still non-functional, more than three months since the Centre abrogated Article 370 in the Union Territory.

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How Twitter communalised the rape and murder of a 25-yr-old vet in Hyderabad, and how local police mucked up the investigation

A day after the gang-rape and murder of a 25-year-old veterinarian in Hyderabad, Twitter is ablaze. The fury isn’t about the pitiable condition of the Telangana law enforcement or about such incidents continuing unabated. It is about the religious identity of one of the accused.

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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Amid shutdown in Kashmir's Kupwara, locals say faith in regional parties marred

Kupwara is a district which used to be at the centre of militant activity for the longest time. Similar to what happened in Baramulla, which we discussed at length on Thursday, the district was heavily militarised after the 1990’s.

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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: If Centre neglects Valley after abrogation of Article 370, we are going to suffer, say Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs

This new Firstpost podcast entitled Voices from the Lockdown seeks to explore the ground realities in Kashmir, Ladakh and Jammu under this communications shutdown through conversations with journalists and experts from the Valley.

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Madan Mohan Malaviya's writings suggest Firoze Khan as Sanskrit professor not antithetical to BHU principles

The controversy surrounding the appointment of Dr Firoze Khan to Sanskrit Vidya Dharm Vigyan (SVDV) Faculty of Benaras Hindu University (BHU) refuses to die down as students continue to demand his transfer

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'If Firoze Khan joins, then he will want a holiday every Friday'; protesting BHU students unfazed by RSS reproach, say they are defending Sanatan Dharma

A RSS leader, on the other hand, backed the appointment of Khan. Dev Pujari, the RSS national organisation secretary, urged the BHU students to withdraw their protests, remarking that anybody can learn, speak and teach Sanskrit. Unfazed, the protesting students said that the statement of RSS has no bearing on them.

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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: Sana Iltija dismisses claim that Article 370 hindered progress in Kashmir as 'propaganda'

Iltija responded to questions on various issues, ranging from the appointment of Girish Chandra Murmu as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, to the allegations that regional leaders were responsible for the current predicament of Kashmir

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Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri detainees made to sign bonds prohibiting them from speaking on Article 370; expert calls move an act to silence dissent

Wednesday marked the 80th day of the communication blockade in Jammu and Kashmir, and while postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid services are still non-functional in the restive region.

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Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Over two months on, public transport remains off roads; people still lack access to vital services

One of the biggest reasons that normalcy still evades Kashmir is because public transportation remains completely off the roads

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Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kashmiri diaspora weighs in on Centre's 'preventive measures' as blockade enters 78th day

The Centre-imposed restriction on communications and public movement in Jammu and Kashmir entered the 78th day on Monday. While postpaid mobile services have been restored, internet and prepaid mobile services are still down.

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Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Ladakh's Buddhists disappointed about lack of legislature under UT status, say Centre's move 'won't help much'

The demand to be designated as a separate Union Territory has been made by the Buddhist-dominated Ladakh since the 1940s.

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Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Kargil decries unfair treatment, 'bias' as govt decides to shift Ladakh's administrative unit to Leh

As per this order, the headquarters of the Ladakh Affairs Department has been shifted from Kargil to Leh district

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Podcast; Voices from the lockdown: Violence against non-locals mars apple trade in Kashmir as transporters, traders fear for their lives

These killings have sent shockwaves across Kashmir; markets have shut down and transporters and traders alike, fear for their lives

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Podcast; Voices from the Lockdown: What about the Gujjar-Bakarwal tribes of Jammu and Kashmir?

The state of Jammu and Kashmir, now in its last two weeks, is home to a diverse set of people. The Gujjar and Bakarwal communities are the muslim nomadic tribes of this state, who have been waging their own battle over the decades since independence.