A school teacher in Mumbai has come forward to help Covid patients amid the second wave. Dattatraya Sawant is providing free rickshaw service from hospital to home & visa versa. Sawant drives the auto-rickshaw by himself & provides free ride to Covid-19 patients. Sawant said that he takes all...
People throng markets near Hyderabad's Charminar area ahead of Eid tomorrow, flouting the social distancing norms. A 10-day lockdown is in place in Telangana to contain the spread of COVID19 cases.
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The Maharashtra government today extended the lockdown-like restrictions in the state till June 1st to break the chain of COVID-19. The measures will be in place till 7 am on June 1. Maharashtra is among the states that account for 82.51 per cent of the total active cases, according to the Health Ministry.
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The Maharashtra government today extended the lockdown-like restrictions in the state to control the coronavirus outbreak till June 1. The gap between two doses of the Covishield vaccine can be increased to 12-16 weeks, a government panel recommended. A meeting of the ICMR COVID19 National Task Force will be held tomorrow and a decision on the inappropriate use of convalescent plasma will be taken. All this and more news at 2 PM.
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Tariq Ahmed Patloo operates Srinagar's first floating ambulance service. Tariq's boat has been built into an ambulance. It floats on the Dal Lake of Jammu and Kashmir.
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Amid the ongoing holy month of Ramadan, traditional drummers, known as 'Sehar Khans' in Srinagar, have been carrying on with the ritual of waking up people by beating drums for Sehri, the pre-dawn meal before the fasting day. In the era of technology, when many people rely on alarm features on various gadgets, these traditional drum beaters make it a point to continue the legacy. A traditional drum beater in Srinagar, Nazir Ahmad spoke to ANI and said, "These days people rely on alarm features on their mobile phones, but this is our old custom. I wake up at 2.30 am to go around the city beating drums." Usually, Nazir steps out alone when the sky is still dark but is sometimes accompanied by his younger brother. "My father did this drum-beating ritual during Ramadan for over 35 years. After he died, I continued the ritual. It has been 20 years since," he added. Umar Rashid, a local resident in the area said, "Sehar Khan is very important to us. This has continued for 400-500 years. Even in this age of modernisation when people have mobile phones to set alarms and mosques have speakers, the drum beaters have continued the ritual. This is the main point of attraction in the month of Ramadan." With modernisation and constantly changing lifestyles, Rashid has lost hope that this custom will be witnessed by coming generations. "I hope the tradition continues. But looking at the current circumstances and lifestyle, it is difficult to imagine that the tradition will continue," he concluded.
A food delivery startup called Tiffin Aaw in Srinagar has started the campaign 'Food for Kashmir' on social media. They have taken it upon themselves to deliver free meals for Covid positive families, Covid warriors and people in need. The concept was started when the owner Rayees Ahmad got a lot of distress calls from people outside Kashmir, wanting food to be delivered to their Covid-hit parents.
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