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In Mumbai's crematoriums, exhausted workers pull on to earn a living despite psychological stress, fear of COVID-19
India

In Mumbai's crematoriums, exhausted workers pull on to earn a living despite psychological stress, fear of COVID-19

While managing the mourners, disposing dead bodies and exhausting themselves physically, the workers are overwhelmed emotionally and physiologically too.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Led by Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam medical fraternity takes a leap of faith in fight against COVID-19
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Led by Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assam medical fraternity takes a leap of faith in fight against COVID-19

Everyone in the country is nervous, only that people like Jenita Baruah, Dhiraj Pathak, Arun Kumar Konwar, Swapna Bhumic Das, Ratnawati Doley and many other unknown faces from the medical fraternity are braver than the rest.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Karnataka leads fight against COVID-19 with innovative Quarantine App, online training module for doctors
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Karnataka leads fight against COVID-19 with innovative Quarantine App, online training module for doctors

The state has pioneered in launching an online training programme for doctors in treating COVID-19 cases besides developing an app to track the suspected who are in home quarantine.

In Guatemela as emigration touches record levels, 'achieving the American dream' comes with expensive loan, help from smuggler
World

In Guatemela as emigration touches record levels, 'achieving the American dream' comes with expensive loan, help from smuggler

In recent years, Guatemala has been among the single largest sources of migrants apprehended along the southwest border of the United States, with most of them coming from rural, predominantly indigenous regions of the country.

World Rhino Day 2019: Myth of magical horns, weaponisation of DNA and the uphill battle against poaching
India

World Rhino Day 2019: Myth of magical horns, weaponisation of DNA and the uphill battle against poaching

The introduction of RhODIS has helped in streamlining the process of tackling the evil of rhino poaching.

Sex-change process among many marine species helps them maintain male-female ratio, allows reproduction as per need
India

Sex-change process among many marine species helps them maintain male-female ratio, allows reproduction as per need

Sequential hermaphroditism occurs when the individual changes sex at some point in its life and produces eggs or sperm at different stages in life.

Indian Railways allows you to board a train with a platform ticket provided you have a guard’s certificate: Here's how
India

Indian Railways allows you to board a train with a platform ticket provided you have a guard’s certificate: Here's how

A platform ticket is a type of ticket issued by the railways, which can be bought from a railway station’s ticket counter before entering a platform.

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'
India

Ecstasy in Kashmir: Drug use in Valley sees spike; experts term phenomenon 'ticking time bomb'

Accustomed to counter insurgency and curbing protests for the better part of the last three decades in Kashmir, tackling the drug menace has proven to be an uphill for the state police.

Child marriages flourish among Muslims in Assam with alleged collusion of court officials, lawyers and ignorant parents
India

Child marriages flourish among Muslims in Assam with alleged collusion of court officials, lawyers and ignorant parents

Prepared as a legal document and authenticated by the notary of a lower court, the affidavits are considered as “marriage deeds” of a minor who is yet to attain the age of consent, often with a person thrice her age.

Cyclone Vayu unlikely to be as destructive as Fani; weather condition indicates monsoon floods, more tropical storms
India

Cyclone Vayu unlikely to be as destructive as Fani; weather condition indicates monsoon floods, more tropical storms

As Cyclone Vayu forms in the next two days and heads to the Gujarat coast, it will likely achieve wind speeds of ~110 kmph as predicted by Indian Meteorological Department.

Fear of wrath of upper caste makes dreams of Dalit grooms to ride a mare on wedding day a nightmare in Gujarat
India

Fear of wrath of upper caste makes dreams of Dalit grooms to ride a mare on wedding day a nightmare in Gujarat

Dalit civil society groups including Navsarjan and also Mevani organised a meeting to tackle discrimination being faced by Dalits on 22 May, 2019 in Lhor village in Kadi taluka.

Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert
India

Drought in Rajasthan: Poor groundwater situation, erratic rains in Barmer indicate ecological distress across Thar desert

With agriculture and cattle rearing being the only means of livelihood for locals of Thar desert, persistent drought has forced residents to migrate to other regions within the state while many others continue to cope with cascading effects of drought.

In Meghalaya's patriarchy-driven matrilineal society, women turn entrepreneurs for livelihood
India

In Meghalaya's patriarchy-driven matrilineal society, women turn entrepreneurs for livelihood

Despite being a matrilineal society, domestic violence is on the rise in Meghalaya leaving women often in a pitiable plight.

Candidates have to reveal IT returns of 5 years: EC's misguided poll regulations detached from ground reality
Politics

Candidates have to reveal IT returns of 5 years: EC's misguided poll regulations detached from ground reality

Instead of re-evaluating its approach, the Election Commission has only doubled down on its flawed approach to the matter. While the latest move raises questions about privacy and confidentiality, it is also reflective of an approach to the regulation of elections that is entirely detached from the ground reality

For poachers-turned-preservers of birds in Odisha's Mangalajodi, World Wildlife Day is not just on 3 March, it's every day
India

For poachers-turned-preservers of birds in Odisha's Mangalajodi, World Wildlife Day is not just on 3 March, it's every day

Nand Kishore Bhujbal, a resident of Tangi, took it upon himself to save the furry-winged guests that arrive in Mangalajodi every winter.

Procedures, protocols of Abhinandan returning to India: IAF pilot will undergo intense debriefing before resuming duty
India

Procedures, protocols of Abhinandan returning to India: IAF pilot will undergo intense debriefing before resuming duty

A committee of the Indian Air Force will reconstruct the events of the crash to learn what was fired, the frequency and intensity of the firing.

Hit by unemployment, Haryana youths overlook threat to life, police action to join cow vigilante groups for livelihood
India

Hit by unemployment, Haryana youths overlook threat to life, police action to join cow vigilante groups for livelihood

Farm distress often triggered by inclement climate and poor irrigation facilities has compelled youths like Vijay Kumar to look for alternative employment although it's cow vigilantism.

Uttar Pradesh women IAS officers displeased with 'regressive' amended child care leave policy, say it goes against equality
India

Uttar Pradesh women IAS officers displeased with 'regressive' amended child care leave policy, say it goes against equality

The new rules, applicable throughout the country, came into effect through a notification on 11 December, 2018.

Assam is leading North East's rage against Citizenship Amendment Bill: Decoding the contentious proposed amendment
India

Assam is leading North East's rage against Citizenship Amendment Bill: Decoding the contentious proposed amendment

The Citizenship Amendment Bill relaxes the definition of the foreigners from six religions from the three countries while also legalizing their status from ‘illegals’.