Used PPEs, gloves, masks pile up in Delhi crematoriums; lack of public awareness leaves city facing biomedical waste crisis
In Delhi, there has been no awareness building around COVID-generated biomedical waste and how to safely deal with it.
In post-COVID world, rethinking livelihoods and laws necessary to help informal sector cope with new norm
With limited laws and policies governing them, informal workers are often left at the mercy of their employers.
Egypt has more than 77,000 known cases, and confirmed infections have grown by about 1,400 cases a day for the past month. Egypt has registered more than 3,400 deaths, the highest toll in the Arab world
In Russia, they tore down lots of statues, but little changed in terms of what those monuments stood for
As the US boils with anger over police brutality and racism, the experience of Russia since the collapse of communism offers a cautionary lesson in the perils and disappointments of toppling monuments
Indian pharma well-placed to develop, manufacture COVID-19 vaccine; but it must guard against rushing trials
Some experts told Firstpost that the government is willing to fast-track regulation, which is a risk they are willing to take, after completing "due protocols to check the safety of the drug"
Tamil Nadu Lockdown Diary: From enforcing COVID-19 quarantine to managing alcohol withdrawal symptoms, health workers in rural TN have their task cut out
In rural Tamil Nadu, a health sub-centre is the first institution from the primary health care system that anybody from the community would turn to,
As KP Oli prorogues Parliament in bid to hang on to power, a look at how Nepal PM finds himself in this position
Nepal's domestic politics is in some ways comparable to Bihar's internal politics: There are no permanent enemies and no permanent friends
The PTI building stands on land leased for pittance by the government, besides it getting a substantial taxpayers’ money — over Rs 9 crore annually of its Rs 110 crore-odd revenue from subscriptions and services.
As demoralising as June was for many Republicans, what was less visible were the frenetic attempts by top Republicans to soothe Trump and steer him away from self-sabotage, while also manipulating him to serve their own purposes
India's handloom, handicraft sectors have resilience to combat COVID-19 crisis setbacks. But they need calculated support
The handloom and handicrafts sectors will be drawing on their rich-but-checkered past, which previously saw them through prejudices and shortsighted policies, to work their way through the crisis posed by the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown as well.
The United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has estimated that flooding in Mumbai between 2005 and 2015 losses caused losses worth Rs 14,000 crore.
Russia secretly offered Taliban-linked militants bounties to kill US troops in Afghanistan, intelligence officials say
Islamist militants, or armed criminal elements closely associated with them, are believed to have collected some bounty money, the officials said. Twenty Americans were killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2019, but it was not clear which killings were under suspicion.
Public mobility in COVID-19 'unlock': Indians return to workplaces with gusto, slow to resume retail and recreation, data shows
Even though workplace activity has seen significant increases since the first COVID-19 lockdown, economic activity can only recover if people are going out and buying products
China has not disclosed the number of casualties on its side of the LAC with India, though a report by India Today said Indian forces turned over the bodies of 16 Chinese soldiers
India should heed appeal by RCEP members to return to negotiating table; then battle hard for equitable deal
On Wednesday, representatives from ASEAN, along with Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Australia and China participated virtually in the 10th RCEP inter-sessional ministerial meeting
H-1B visa suspension: Remote working during COVID-19 lockdown insulates India's IT sector; Indian talent will be in demand, say experts
Analysts and sector specialists said that the latest move by the Trump government is not expected to have much impact on the Indian tech sector which has a significant presence in the US.
Galwan Valley clash: As India and China seek to iron out differences, Russia could play key role in defusing tensions
While efforts are still on to further defuse tensions between India and China, Russia appears to be playing a key role in brokering peace.
Galwan Valley clash: Five short-term and three long-term ways in which India can contain the Chinese threat
Beyond the short-term objectives, as Sino-Indian relationship turns unambiguously adversarial and hostile, India must appropriately reset its national security and foreign policy strategies.
Lessons from COVID-19 lockdown: Employers must ensure social security for domestic workers through digital payments, pensions
The COVID-19 lockdown provides the best trigger as well as opportunity for the workers to switch to online transactions with employers.
What is Facebook's deal with Donald Trump? The answer lies in an October 2019 dinner at the White House
On 20 November last year, NBC News broke the news that Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump and a Facebook board member, Peter Thiel, had dined together at the White House the previous month