Modi also heavily promoted the country's decision to fly 20,000 citizens home from foreign countries during the pandemic. According to Meghnad, from Newslaundry, it was an example of Modi's external PR efforts to present India's success to the world -- internal migrants' troubles during the lockdown received much less attention. … [Read more...] about Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a year into his second term. He’s still the only game in town for India
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There were absolutely no signs that there was trouble in paradise, but when the couple returned from their honeymoon in Las Vegas, Chloe said that they both went back to their respective States and essentially lead a 'together yet single' existence. … [Read more...] about Baby joy! Former My Kitchen Rules star Chloe James welcomes her first child with partner Lee Harrison after splitting with her first husband of less than a year
On Friday, the day before Eid, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Khanna’s team distributed feast kits for more than 200,000 people in Mumbai, with rice, lentils, flour, fruits, vegetables, tea, coffee, spices, sugar, pasta, oil and dried fruit.The festival has a special place in his heart. As a young chef in Mumbai, he was stuck in the city during the riots of 1992. A Muslim woman sheltered him in her house. “She saved my life,” he said. Ever since, he has fasted for one day during Ramzan, as the festival is known in India. Khanna estimates that his relief effort now feeds around 275,000 people each day. He wants to keep going. “I feel like the past 30 years of my training and my 20-hour workdays have prepared me for this moment,” he said. “This has been the most gratifying two months in my culinary career.” SRK, Saifeena, Lata Play Good Samaritans, Donate For Covid-19 Relief of 37Next … [Read more...] about A Michelin star and a mission: Chef Vikas Khanna is feeding millions in India’s lockdown
But instead of competing for Baftas and Tonys, Jacqueline has become better known for her car-crash marriage, yielding an impressive social media following of fans eager for more insight into her family life. … [Read more...] about Jacqueline Jossa gives ‘love rat’ husband Dan Osborne last chance ultimatum to save their marriage
“When I asked Toju to let the children spend either the Christmas or the New Year with me, she said she wasn’t sure she wanted them near my new woman, ‘Why?’ I wanted to know, ‘’she’s going to be their stepmother soon.’ … [Read more...] about She confessed her daughter wasn’t even her ex’s child
In early April, I came up with the logic and now it is fully supported by science in other countries that universal mask wearing enforced for every man, woman and child outside home is better than lockdown. That should have been our immediate strategy, but then making people wear masks, convincing people...the technical answer to that is we have a lot of asymptomatic people who are spreading the infection. If they wear a mask, they are blocking the respiratory droplets. But we don’t know who they are. If everyone wears a mask, then they [the asymptomatic] do too. In spite of wearing a mask, infectious people could spread some infection, because a mask is not 100% foolproof, tiny droplets may escape, fomite transmission [by objects getting contaminated] may take place. But that’s where the uninfected wearing masks may reduce the possibility of picking up the infection. With universal mask wearing you don’t have to be strict about all socio-economic activities coming to … [Read more...] about Can India’s workforce have a safe return to business?
An increase in cases have also been reported in some of India's poorest eastern states as migrant workers stranded returning to native villages from India's largest cities have begun arriving home on special trains. … [Read more...] about Heartbreaking video shows toddler playing next to his mother’s body after she collapsed and died on a packed train taking her to her home village amid India’s coronavirus lockdown
Thiruvananthapuram: Seven Air India staff, a health worker, and a one-year-old child were among the 58 persons who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kerala on Saturday. The death toll in the state is at nine after a 38-year-old man who died at Government Medical College Hospital in Alappuzha around 2.30 pm on Friday tested positive as his throat swab results came back positive late evening. On Saturday, a 62-year-old man belonging to Azhiyur, who was under observation for COVID-19, died of some other cause, say sources. He had returned from abroad and had completed his seven-day quarantine at a facility in Kozhikode. He complained of uneasiness and was being taken to a hospital in Thalassery when he succumbed on the way. Pinarayi Vijayan, out of the 58 positive cases, 17 had come from abroad (Kuwait-6, UAE-6, Oman-2, Saudi Arabia-1, Qatar-1 and Italy-1), while 31 had returned from other parts of the country (Maharashtra-19, Tamil Nadu-9, Telangana, Delhi and Karnataka 1 each). … [Read more...] about 7 Air India staff among 58 others test positive for COVID-19 in Kerala; Tamil Nadu death toll goes up to 160
This privacy debate, naturally, falls into the grey territory of what can and should be done in the name of national security and the health and safety of citizens versus their fundamental rights. Ostensibly, one could be abrogated for the other. In being aware of this, a state like Singapore, no stranger to authoritarian impulses, rolled out a similar app that it announced at the start of its release would be eventually made open source. Not only did the government state that its app's specific goal was to control the spread of coronavirus, the only arm of Singapore's government that has had access to app data has been its Ministry of Health. pointed out that the nation's health ministry was minimally involved in the design and implementation of the app, and instead, the app was largely created by other departments, including the dreaded Home Ministry run by Modi's right-hand man Amit Shah, who has been the chief architect of various draconian measures implemented by government … [Read more...] about India’s contact tracing app made open source, but will this thwart a surveillance state?
NEW DELHI: Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district, which hit national headlines last year for the death of over 150 children from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), is now bracing to face the double onslaught of AES and Covid-19. From zero cases of Covid till May 8, the district has seen a steady rise in cases with the return of migrants. Even before that, there were cases of AES and five children have died so far. All cases of Covid and AES are being treated in the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH). With all Covid cases detected so far being totally asymptomatic, SKMCH doctors are more worried about AES as there has been a steady stream of cases since the first death of a three-year old on March 27. So far, 34 cases have been brought to the hospital. The district now has 46 Covid cases, but just five are over 40 years. “They have no symptoms at all and don’t need any treatment, not even a paracetamol. So they have merely been kept under … [Read more...] about For Muzaffarpur, child-killer disease a bigger scare even in Covid times