Coronavirus in India

Anticipating prolonged lockdown, migrant workers flee again in repeat of 2020

Anticipating prolonged lockdown, migrant workers flee again in repeat of 2020

April 20, 2021

After barely a year, the haunting images are back from various metropolises across the country. Thousands of migrants, carrying their meagre household goods, rushing to the nearest railway station or bus stand, like the Inter State Bus Terminus at Anand Vihar, in East Delhi,  to...

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World Haemophilia Day: Battling lethal bleeding disorder

World Haemophilia Day: Battling lethal bleeding disorder

April 16, 2021

When four-year-old Piyush Tanti, slightly injured his forehead while playing, he began bleeding profusely and he had to be hospitalised where his parents were told that there was an urgent requirement of AHF VIII to stop his bleeds and if the bleeding was not stopped in time it w...

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TAAI to meet government in bid to restart inbound tourism

TAAI to meet government in bid to restart inbound tourism

November 27, 2020

Continuing its efforts to get the government to reopen the tourism sector, the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) says it hopes to meet with the officials of the ministry of civil aviation and tourism next week in order to discuss the next steps for revival of an industry ...

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Workations: When work from home is away from home

Workations: When work from home is away from home

August 30, 2020

For millions of Indian professionals who have been cooped up in their homes since March due to coronavirus pandemic, a break from home in the shape of workations is turning to be a life-saver for them. ‘‘Though coming back home for such a long time and enjoying the luxuries t...

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Coronavirus pandemic drives demand for quick getaways

Coronavirus pandemic drives demand for quick getaways

July 18, 2020

As lockdowns are eased, thousands of Indians are taking off for quick getaways in destinations close-by even as tour operators wait for business to pick up.

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Latest reforms dilute workers’ rights in India

Latest reforms dilute workers’ rights in India

May 27, 2020

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s famed INR 20 trillion bailout package delivers a blow to workers even as job losses, triggered by lockdown, rise to highest level in over 40 years.

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Fearful, frenetic, furious flyers

Fearful, frenetic, furious flyers

May 25, 2020

Total chaos, cancellations and delays greeted the few thousand flyers at Mumbai airport on Monday as domestic air travel resumed after two months.

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A day in the life of a Community Health Visitor

A day in the life of a Community Health Visitor

May 23, 2020

While doctors and nurses get into the act once a Covid-19 patient is admitted to a hospital, there are hundreds of healthcare workers at the forefront, working with the communities for early detection of Covid-19 positive patients as well as to prevent the spread of the illness.

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No option but to turn to Gandhigiri over lack of support: TAAI to government

No option but to turn to Gandhigiri over lack of support: TAAI to government

May 19, 2020

Though tourism has been the worst hit sector due to the coronavirus pandemic, the government has so far failed to provide any succour to the largest employment generator in the country.

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Covid19 has crippled Indian tourism industry, government indifference could kill it

Covid19 has crippled Indian tourism industry, government indifference could kill it

May 13, 2020

Tourism and hospitality have been the worst hit sectors of the economy all over the globe following the coronavirus outbreak. While in many countries, the governments have stepped forward to help the sector, in India, travel companies continue to bleed and even die while the gove...

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Experts caution against rise in child trafficking post lockdown

Experts caution against rise in child trafficking post lockdown

May 2, 2020

While the focus of coronavirus coverage has been on the doctors, patients, migrant workers and the lot, children in India, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, face dangers of a different order.

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No country for migrant workers

No country for migrant workers

May 1, 2020

The fate of millions of migrant workers across India has been hanging in the balance ever since the lockdown following the coronavirus outbreak was announced 35 days ago.

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