Unseen Warriors of COVID: 20 hour shifts, measly wages; how Delhi's crematorium workers are surviving a pandemic
Firstpost spoke to some of these workers to enquire about their working conditions and how they are coping with the situation. Here are edited excerpts
Unseen Warriors of COVID: Patna's hearse drivers, crematorium workers live in fear of infection, social stigma
A crematorium worker gets only Rs 375 per body while a hearse driver is retained at a monthly pay of Rs 10,000 and is expected to be available at any and all hours due to the high body count in the pandemic situation
Unseen Warriors of COVID: From arranging oxygen to ambulances, volunteers in Kashmir battle stress to save lives
Volunteers at Social Reform Organisation (SRO) in Kashmir field anxious SOS calls, provide oxygen support to patients, arrange ambulance service, doctor consultations and burials while awaiting their own vaccines
Hold my FIR: Beef is not the national dish of India
"Beef is the national dish of India," said Assam's BJP Candidate Banendra Kumar Mushahary at an election rally. Members of the right-wing Purvanchal Hindu Oika Mancha rushed to file an FIR against Mushahary's statement.
Low Internet Speeds For Students In Andaman
With internet speeds operating between 17-18 kbps, it's next to impossible to access online classes or any additional coursework for students residing in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Insider Take by Kaushik Madhavan, Vice President, Mobility Practice, Frost & Sullivan | Economy Under Lockdown | Automotive Sector
With the COVID 19 pandemic having impacted all aspects of the economy severely, the automotive industry saw a complete drop in sales and manufacturing of new vehicles.
Fired and out of money, Assamese man who travelled to Bangalore attempts suicide
Om travelled to Bangalore from Assam in search of a job in February. During the journey, Om met Rahul Sharma, who had also moved to Bangalore for work. After listening to Om’s predicament, Rahul helped him in his time of need.
Coimbatore to Katpadi | Passenger Trains Restart In India
With passenger trains having restarted across the country, what's it like to travel inter and intra-state? Watch this Firstpost exclusive to find out.
Insider Take By Ramesh Nair, CEO and Country Head (India) JLL | Economy Under Lockdown | Real Estate
Ramesh Nair takes us through the intricacies of the real estate business so far as well as potential solutions.
COVID 19 positive patients fight for water in Uttar Pradesh
Angry patients admitted to the L1 category COVID 19 hospital in Sangam city, Prayagraj created a ruckus over the lack of water on 28 May.
Northeasterners continue to face racist attacks in Bangalore
Amit Kar and Samrat Pradhan from the Northeast staying in Bangalore were stopped on their way to a medical store and harassed by the police.
'It’s up to this industry to see how they will leverage the opportunities in new India': Mr Somasundaram talks about future of gold sector, needed policy reforms
“It’s up to this industry to see how they will leverage the opportunities in new India,” says Mr Somasundaram PR, M.D, World Gold Council, India.
18 Migrant Workers cycle over 2200 kms from Maharashtra to Assam
We're planning to cover 2200 km from Thane to Assam over the next 14-15 days. What can we do? We have to go," Pankaj Roy, a construction worker.
Out of work and stranded, over 1450 people from North East attempt to travel back from Bangalore
Over 1450 people from the Northeast stranded in Karnataka are attempting to travel back home in what appears to be an exodus.
'I would not like to layoff people until I can afford to': Fashion industry veteran Vikram Phadnis talks about impact of coronvirus, lockdown on sector
A veteran in the fashion industry, Vikram Phadnis gives us the expert’s view of the lockdown impact and how his brand is coping with the economic crisis.
Eyewitness from Vizag recounts what transpired after the gas leak at LG Polymers Plant
Naveen, a resident of Vizag, where the LG Polymers Chemical Plant is located, explains what transpired after the gas leak from the plant.
8000 farmers sell produce worth 4 crores directly to consumers using new app
AgroTrust by of Gaurav Somwanshi and Vilas Shinde is an attempt to create a transparent relationship between farmers and consumers amid the COVID 19 lockdown.
Yorked with Irfan Pathan: Who would have topped the Yo-Yo Test in 2000s?
Former India all-rounder, Irfan Pathan, debuts in Yorked, Firstpost's videos series, answering some quick and quirky questions on his playing career, coaching stint and more.
John Bayne’s Keynote Session At Tech2 Innovate
John Bayne’s Keynote Session At Tech2 Innovate
Amazon Smbhav celebrates Indian SMBs
Mr. Murthy advised SMBs to embrace discipline, hard work, good work ethics, and good values.