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I am obliged and thank PM, says philanthropist beggar
Chandigarh, May 31 (IANS) A 40-year-old physically challenged beggar in Punjab, whose philanthropy spirit found mention in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, said he was obliged.
2020-05-31
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Andhra doctor's mother says his life is in danger
Visakhapatnam, May 29 (IANS) Suspended government doctor Sudhakar Rao's mother Kaveri Bai on Friday alleged that there is a threat to his life in Government Hospital for Mental Health and demanded that he be shifted to another hospital.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Vehicles pile up at Delhi-Haryana borders
Gurugram, May 29 (IANS) After Delhi recorded its largest surge in Covid-19 cases in a day crossing 1,000-mark, a cautious Haryana government decided to seal its border with the national capital. This on Friday morning led to major chaos at the Delhi-Gurugram border as people unaware of the directive piled up vehicles in large numbers at the several entry-exit points.
2020-05-29
Category: India, Haryana,National,Human Interest/Society
Domestic violence on rise as COVID-19 keeps people at home: Study
New York, May 28 (IANS) Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the researchers have found an increase in the incidence of domestic violence reports in two US cities, Los Angeles and Indianapolis since stay-at-home orders were put into effect.
2020-05-28
Category: International, United States,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
Lucknow housewife takes up sanitizing
Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) After Imran Saifi hit the headlines earlier this month when she was seen sanitizing places of worship in Delhi, it is now Uzma Syed Parveen who has taken up the task in Lucknow.
2020-05-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
AIBEA provides Rs 1.11 lakh FD for 'cycling girl' Jyoti Kumari
Chennai, May 26 (IANS) Appreciating the efforts of 15-year old Jyoti Kumari who cycled 1,200 km with her injured father, the All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA) has provided her financial assistance of Rs 111,000.
2020-05-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
COVID-19 compels couple to wed midway on Assam-Bengal border
Guwahati/Agartala, May 25 (IANS) The COVID-19-induced lockdown, intricate protocols and copious impediments did not deter the determination of Assam's Kajol and West Bengal's Om Prakash to tie the knot after travelling a lengthy route.
2020-05-25
Category: India, Assam,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
UAE-based Indian expats give free online coaching to kids
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) Two United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based Indian expats started free online coaching for children who have dropped out of after-school private tuition because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was reported.
2020-05-24
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Bengaluru startup adopts lion cub in city zoo
Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) A city-based tech startup has adopted a 4-month-old lion cub in Bengaluru Zoo, an official said on Saturday.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Dungarpur migrants follow Covid-19 norms, unlike many others
Jaipur, May 23 (IANS) At a time when stories of migrants flouting the quarantine guidelines are pouring in from different parts of the country, in Dungarpur, a small town in Rajasthan, returnees are opting to stay under the open sky on their charpais (cots) or in hutments during the mandatory 14-day home quarantine.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Tirumala temple to auction 23 properties in Tamil Nadu
Tirupati, May 23 (IANS) Reeling under a financial crisis due to ongoing lockdown, authorities of the world's richest temple at Tirumala have decided to auction 23 properties donated by devotees in Tamil Nadu.
2020-05-23
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
83K J&K people brought home amid lockdown
Jammu, May 22 (IANS) Since COVID-19 lockdown started in the country, J&K government has so far brought back 83,000 home from different parts of the country.
2020-05-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Hyderabad woman claims husband missing, hospital says he died of Covid
Hyderabad, May 21 (IANS) Three weeks after her husband died of Covid-19 at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital and was cremated by the municipal authorities, a woman claimed he is missing and insisted that the authorities show proof of his death and funeral.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
In lockdown, Hanumangarhi temple priest performs Kanyadan
Ayodhya, May 21 (IANS) While the nationwide lockdown has forced many to shift their marriages plans, there are some who decided to tie the knot even during the lockdown. An interesting case has come to light from Ayodhya where a couple got married in absence of their parents and the 'kanyadaan' was performed by none other than the head priest of Hanumangarhi temple Acharya Raju Das.
2020-05-21
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Nearly 13% world museums may never reopen: UNESCO
Paris, May 18 (IANS) Confirming that museums have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic with nearly 90 per cent of them shut, the UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM) on Monday expressed concern over the global cultural space.
2020-05-18
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Doctor, his friend buy Covid insurance policy for the needy
Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) A 53-year-old diabetologist S. Manoharan who hails from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu and runs his own hospital at Chavara about 80 km from the state capital, is in the news for extending a helping hand to the vulnerable sections of the society. He, along with his friend, has paid the insurance premium for around 1,172 people.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Tipplers brave TN heat in helmets, masks as liquor outlets open
Chennai, May 16 (IANS) Tipplers in Tamil Nadu wearing masks, helmets and holding umbrellas queued up before the state-owned liquor shops early on Saturday as the government armed with apex court orders decided to reopen the shops even as the nationwide lockdown is set to begin its fourth phase.
2020-05-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Amid mandi strike, procurement of mustard, wheat continues in Rajasthan
Jaipur, May 14 (IANS) The procurement of wheat, chana, and mustard continues interrupted in Rajasthan despite closure of all 247 agricultural produce marketing committee (APMC) mandis due to the ongoing strike in the state.
2020-05-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
CRPF helps reunite father-son duo in Kashmir
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) "The end is often a beginning", CRPF madadgar helpline tweeted on Wednesday, putting out the good news of reunion of Arif with his father in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society
Kashmir volunteers step out to feed stray dogs
Srinagar, May 13 (IANS) For the last two weeks a team of volunteers from Chatabal in downtown Srinagar have taken upon itself the responsibility of feeding stray dogs in the city.
2020-05-13
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Maruti's Gurugram unit restarts: Workers take on triple load
Gurugram, May 12 (IANS) After 48 days of the Covid-induced lockdown, country's largest manufacturing company Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL) restarted its production on Tuesday. One employee will do the work of three, says company official amid strict social distancing norms.
2020-05-12
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Live or die we'll not stop: Migrants set off for 700km on foot as govt starts AC trains
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Whether we survive or die, it is upon god, but we will walk all the way home to Madhya Pradesh, said Ghanshyam, a resident of of Damoh, who has started walking from New Delhi along with a group of 50 people. They have already exhausted all their money and food as the nation-wide lockdown due to the unprecedented pandemic outbreak inches towards Day 50.
2020-05-12
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Vedic peace prayer recited at White House prayer service
New York, May 10 (IANS) The Vedic Shanti Paath derived from the Yajurveda has been recited at the White House during the National Day of Prayer by a pujari from a Swaminarayan temple.
2020-05-10
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Say 'no to Eid shopping to help the needy' campaign catches up in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Say no to Eid shopping this year to help the needy campaign is gathering momentum with the backing from a cross section of Muslim community.
2020-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
As lockdown disrupts tourism, hundreds of guides sit idle at home
Agra, May 5 (IANS) With the nationwide lockdown adversely affecting different sections of society financially, around 3,500 men and women acting as guides at different tourist places and spots in the region too have not remained untouched.
2020-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Migrants living in containers to be shifted to safer shelter in B'luru
Bengaluru, May 2 (IANS) A group of 25 migrant labourers from Bihar and Jharkhand, taking refuge in two shipping containers in the city amid Covid lockdown, will be shifted to safe shelter, said an official on Saturday.
2020-05-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
Lockdown singed MP migrants finally reach home (Ld)
Bhopal, May 2 (IANS) The first trainload of 347 migrant labourers arrived in the Madhya Pradesh capital from Nashik on Saturday. They were screened before reaching the city and no relatives were allowed to receive them.
2020-05-02
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Out to free trapped rat, Chandigarh resident lands in lock-up
Chandigarh, May 1 (IANS) A city resident ended up in police lock-up on Friday, after he had gone out to free a rat caught in a trap in his house amid the lockdown.
2020-05-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Special train with 1,200 migrants leave Telangana for J'khand
Hyderabad/New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A special non-stop train with 1,200 migrants left Telangana for Jharkhand's Hatia on May Day, officials said on Friday.
2020-05-01
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
India is safer, says US citizen, wanting to extend his stay
Kochi, April 30 (IANS) Theatre activist Terry John Converse (74) is an American citizen and has been stuck in the city since the lockdown, but he has with him a Kerala High Court order that allows him to remain in India till May 17. He now wishes to remain here for another six months.
2020-04-30
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Migrant workers help Rlys launch girders in Manipur
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Amid the nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the Indian Railways on Tuesday said that all the girders of one of the mega bridges in Manipur was launched by the stranded migrant labourers successfully.
2020-04-28
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society
Kerala village to give prizes for staying at home
Malappuram (Kerala), April 28 (IANS) When the lockdown norms came into effect last month, the Thazhekkode Grama Panchayat in Malappuram district of Kerala decided to hold a contest to keep people indoors.
2020-04-28
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society
Husband seeks police help to bring wife home, she refuses
Sambhal (UP), April 27 (IANS) A newly married man from Sambhal sought police help in bringing back his wife from her maternal home in Amroha.
2020-04-27
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Indian couple die five days apart in UAE
Sharjah, April 27 (IANS) An Indian couple from Kerala, who had been married for 35 years, died five days apart in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), their family said, adding that neither of the deaths were related to the novel coronavirus.
2020-04-27
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Priyanka Chopra to donate 10,000 footwears to healthcare workers in India
New Delhi, April 23 (IANSlife) Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas will be donating 10,000 pairs of footwear to healthcare workers in India who are fighting against the pandemic COVID-19.
2020-04-23
Category: India, Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Bollywood
Waste vegetable collectors in Azadpur Mandi badly hit
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Shabana, her husband and two children come to the Azadpur Mandi everyday to collect vegetables that fall off trucks during unloading at the market. These are then sold by her family. But of late, the couple has not been lucky to collect enough vegetables.
2020-04-16
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Bikaner snack manufacturers take care of workforce amid lockdown
Jaipur, April 14 (IANS) Amid an exodus of migrant workers to their respective hometowns across the country during the nationwide lockdown in India, manufacturers of savoury 'bhujia, 'papads and 'rasgullas in Bikaner have set an example for others to follow.
2020-04-14
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Business/Economy
Maha IAS officers' wives, laity donate to CM relief fund
Mumbai, April 12 (IANS) The Maharashtra IAS Officers Wives Association has donated Rs 1.75 lakh to the CM Relief Fund to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said here.
2020-04-12
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
For social distancing, this man builds tree-house IN UP village
Hapur (UP), April 10 (IANS) This farmer has taken the concept of social distancing to a whole new level. He has built a tree-house for himself and stays there to maintain a distance form all.
2020-04-10
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Digital Easter celebration with musicians organised in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram, April 9 (IANS) With the coronavirus pandemic forcing banning of all gatherings, including for religious events, an NGO has decided to go organise a digital Easter celebration on Friday with top musicians.
2020-04-09
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Religion
It looks it needed a virus to turn you spiritual: Jaggi Vasudev
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Stressing that right now, peoples fear of the Coronavirus was essentially because mortality was staring them in the face and they were realising how fragile human life is, Jaggi Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru, adds, "Because people believe they are immortal, once in a while, when something reminds them of their mortality, they become tortured. But if you are consciously reminded every moment that you are mortal, if every cell in the body is constantly aware that it is going to be terminated, then life is a total ease.
2020-04-08
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Human Interest/Society
NGO distributes ration among Rohingya refugees in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 5 (IANS) Amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus scare, NGO 'Save the Children' India has begun distributing free dry ration among Rohingya refugees living here.
2020-04-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Covid-19 clarity: Now see mighty Dhauladhars from Punjab plains
Jalandhar, April 3 (IANS) With nature reclaiming its space, now you can see the mighty Dhauladhar range of Himachal Pradesh from plains of Punjab!
2020-04-03
Category: India, Punjab,National,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society
Children in UP come forward with piggy banks to fight corona
Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Children in Uttar Pradesh, obviously inspired by the campaign against Coronavirus, are now taking their piggy banks to the nearest police stations to make their contribution to PM CARES fund.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
COVID-19: Telangana's small farmer with big heart donates Rs 50k
Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) At a time when farmers across the country are worried over losses amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown, a small farmer from Telangana has come forward to donate Rs 50,000 for COVID-19 relief measures.
2020-04-03
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
A TV anchor's timely intervention 'saves' precious lives
Thiruvananthapuram, April 2 (IANS) It was the wailing and crying by a lady who came from Dubai that she was being ostracised by locals even after completing her isolation time, seems to have spurred a TV anchor who intervened. The timely intervention appears to have saved precious lives.
2020-04-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Human Interest/Society,Media
Jaipur civic body arranges 15,000 chapatis a day for strays
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) The Jaipur Municipal Corporation has come out in support of stray animals roaming around hungry on streets during the lockdown period by pitching in NGOs who are supplying around 15,000 chapatis daily for the strays and birds, said officials.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
78 complete quarantine in Kashmir, send home
Srinagar, March 31 (IANS) As many as 78 people completed their 14-day mandatory quarantine in Kashmir on Tuesday and were given a warm send-off by police and staff of a city hotel where they were staying.
2020-03-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Elderly couple in TN home delivered 10kg rice bags to poor
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Despite the nation being under lockdown to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, an 80-year-old couple - R. Sekkappan and S. Nagammai - in Madurai hit the ground to home deliver about 840 bags of 10kg rice to daily wagers in Okkur village in Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu.
2020-03-30
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Human Interest/Society
Punjab Police taps social media to urge people to follow lockdown rules
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a bid to persuade people to follow the 21-day nationwide lockdown to break the transmission chain of coronavirus in Punjab, the state police has come up with a unique idea of reaching out to the people to stay indoors.
2020-03-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Human Interest/Society