india

Temple converts hall into COVID Care Centre

A temple in Dakshina Kannada has converted a hall into a COVID Care Centre which will be put to use in a day or two. The Mahalingeshwara Temple in Puttur managed by the Muzrai Department has made arrangements to take care of 40 persons at a time on the first floor of the hall, located […]

india

4.32 lakh railways staff vaccinated so far

As many as 145 station masters have died of Covid since the outbreak, almost all of them this year, according to a list maintained by the union of station masters. This figure was 113 last week. AROUND 4.32 lakh railwaymen have been vaccinated so far and the railways is insisting that state governments inoculate the […]

cities

On Twitter, @KTRTRS is on call… not just for Covid help

KT Rama Rao, Telangana’s Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development, Industries and Commerce, and Information Technology, is by far the most active minister on Twitter. On May 13, sixty-one-year-old Jakkula Ravi Kumar, a former hospital administrator, sent out frantic tweets to save his son’s life. He tagged ministers and philanthropists and requested immediate assistance […]

tv & movies

COVID claims Nani’s lavish costume drama

Telugu superstar Nani, whose earlier hits include S S Rajamouli’s Eega, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, Gentlemen, Majnu, Devdasa, Gang Leader and Jersey (now being made in Hindi with Shahid Kapoor), is now producing and starring in Shyam Singha Roy. Said to be the most expensive Telugu film since Baahubali, Shyam Singha Roy apparently has Nani as […]

cities

Vaccine makers must provide required cooling infra: BMC

The BMC on Wednesday floated a global expression of interest (EOI) for procurement of 1 crore vaccine doses, becoming the first corporation in the country to invite global tender for vaccine purchase. The BMC has said that vaccine manufacturers bidding to supply vaccines to Mumbai will have to create their own cooling infrastructure if the […]

india

As deaths rise, fear of COVID haunts rural U.P.

While officially numbers have fallen, several cases of undiagnosed illness and deaths are reported across districts As per official figures, the number of daily cases of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh have started declining. On Tuesday, the State recorded 20,463 new cases and 306 new deaths as against 2.33 lakh samples tested. However, in its villages […]

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Promoting COVID-safe behaviour through rice grains

Vishnu Vandhana using micro-art to create awareness The rapid spread of coronavirus infections has prompted a micro-artist to educate people on COVID-appropriate behaviour though his art from. Chaluvadi Malli Vishnu Vandhana from Sullurpeta has chosen rice grains to spread the message of COVID-safe behaviour advocated by the health authorities. “The second wave of pandemic has […]