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Stop petty politics over buses, Cong. tells U.P.

As the Congress and the Uttar Pradesh government engaged in a letter war over providing 1,000 buses to ferry migrant workers, the party on Tuesday urged the BJP and the Yogi Adityanath government to not indulge in ‘cheap politics’ and instead allow the buses to help the migrants stranded at the borders. The Congress said […]

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Allegations fly over political meddling in relief work

State takes away responsibility of distribution from Labour Department and hands it over to BBMP Allegations of political interference in distribution of dry rations have surfaced after the State government took away the responsibility from the Labour Department and handed it over to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). While the Labour Department has been […]

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Pineapple farmers tiding over bitter times

District administration, agriculture dept. to help them tap local market The shadow over the pineapple fields of Kottayam has finally begun to recede. Hit hard by the countrywide lockdown, the pineapple farmers in the region now join hands with the Kottayam district administration and the Agriculture Department to sell large quantities of unsold harvest in […]

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CPCRI hands over PCR machines for faster COVID-19 testing

The machines will help test 48 samples a day The Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) in Kasaragod has stepped in to support the government in its efforts to tackle the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the district by handing over polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machines for identifying infectious agents such as SARS-CoV-2, which […]

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Over 90% of rough sleepers shifted to care homes

The district administration’s project to give temporary shelter with food and emergency medical support for the city’s rough sleepers during the lockdown period is nearing completion. Around 500 persons who were roaming around the streets have so far benefited from the drive. All arrangements have been put in place using buildings of Government Physical Education […]

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Classes go online to tide over closure of schools, coaching classes

Students can login through their mobile phones Although schools and coaching classes have been shut, students, particularly those who are preparing for competitive examinations, continue to have a gruelling schedule through the day as many of their classes are being conducted online. While some have audio classes, many coaching centres are offering video classes as […]

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Fake news over COVID-19 sends panchayat into a tizzy

Audio clip on person returned from Dubai goes viral Fake news that a man in home quarantine tested positive for COVID-19 sent Keezhmad panchayat in Vazhakkulam block along the eastern suburbs of the district into a tizzy for good part of the day on Monday. The news was triggered by an alarmist audio clip that […]

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Over 250 IISc. researchers and alumni condemn violence

Release statement expressing concern over recent developments across the country More than 250 research students, researchers, staff, alumni and faculty members of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru have released a statement expressing their concern over recent developments across the country and condemning the communal violence in Delhi over the past few days. The signatories […]