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Telangana doctor drives tractor to ferry COVID victim's body
Hyderabad, July 13 (IANS) At a time when one comes across news reports and visuals of inhuman disposal of bodies of COVID-19 patients, a doctor in Telangana has set an example for others by driving a tractor to shift a coronavirus victim's body for burial.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
World Population Day: Bringing back the 'choice, voice debate' on family planning during COVID-19
New Delhi, July 11 (IANSlife) Family planning is central to gender equality and womens empowerment, and it is a key factor in reducing poverty. Millions of girls and women in India can transform their lives if needs for family planning - to delay, space and limit the number of children that women have - are met.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
Google Earth turns 15, supports rural classrooms in India
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) As Google Earth turns 15, the worlds biggest publicly accessible repository of geographic imagery is not only helping billions of people better understand their world bit also supporting students in rural classrooms in India.
2020-07-10
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
Man marries two brides in first of a kind wedding in MP
Betul (Madhya Pradesh), July 9 (IANS) In what could be a first of its kind wedding, a man in Madhya Pradesh married two women at the same time in the same 'mandap' in presence of villagers and family members with all the rituals and formalities.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Goa,National,Human Interest/Society
Abu Dhabi Malayalam parish to honour frontline workers
Abu Dhabi, July 9 (IANS) The Youth Movement of the Church of South India in Abu Dhabi has decided to honour the members who are part of the frontline warriors fighting the coronavirus pandemic in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
2020-07-09
Category: International, Togo,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Two Indians share UAE lottery
Dubai, July 7 (IANS) Two Indians have hit the jackpot by winning half a million dirhams each in the 12th Emirates Loto draw, the media reported on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Hot weather does not drive people to post angry tweets
San Francisco, July 7 (IANS) Hot weather may make people more aggressive but the rising mercury may not result in more angry tweets or hateful Facebook posts from the social media users, an interesting study has revealed. However, the first-of-its-kind research found that incidence of angry tweets is highest on Mondays.
2020-07-07
Category: International, Costa Rica,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Mizoram's Covid hero offers free rides
Aizawl, July 6 (IANS) Braving life risk and social stigma, this 46-year-old man in Mizoram has won love and respects of numerous Covid suspect patients as he ferried them home for free after completion of their institutional quarantine period.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Mizoram,National,Human Interest/Society
Requirements to allay rural distress and human trafficking
New Delhi, July 6 (IANSlife) Human Liberty Network (HLN), a network of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) with a vision for a human trafficking free society, released the findings of a survey it conducted in 15 districts of Bihar and 6 districts of Uttar Pradesh, and the revelations will have you squirming.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Human Interest/Society,IANS Life
China takes precautions after bubonic plague cases
Beijing, July 6 (IANS) Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after suspected bubonic plague cases were reported in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, the media reported on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
100 Rajasthan farmers from Dungarpur generate income of Rs 25.38L
Udaipur, July 6 (IANS) At the time when the Coronavirus has severely impacted the livelihood of millions of farmers across the country, 100 farmers in Dungarpur, Rajasthan, are celebrating their bumper produce.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Jharkhand farmers look for sweet rewards from strawberry farming
Latehar (Jharkhand), July 6 (IANS) Cultivation of strawberries is expected to bring in sweet monetary rewards for farmers in Netarhat, -- which is among most famous tourist places in the beautiful plains situated on the foothills of Jharkhand.
2020-07-06
Category: India, Bihar,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
MP girl who cycled 24 kms daily in top ten of 10th board
Bhind (Madhya Pradesh), July 5 (IANS) Roshani, a 15-year-old girl of Bhind in Madhya Pradesh, has proved true to her name, making her village proud by her sheer hard work, regularly cycling 24 km a day. She scored 98.5 per cent marks in the class 10 examination of the state board. Roshani also figured at the eighth position in the merit list.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Locusts unleash new lifeline for 'bandwallahs'
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) Every cloud has a silver lining, and this holds true for a particular community these days with locusts swarms descending like plague across states. The 'bandwallahs' in several districts of Uttar Pradesh have truly turned adversity into opportunity. Completely out of work since the lockdown began in March with most weddings and ceremonies cancelled they now are in hot demand to shoo the swarms away.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Dubai gurdwara re-opens after 110 days
Dubai, July 5 (IANS) After 110 days, the Guru Nanak Darbar Gurudwara in Dubai has re-opened following the lifting of the suspension of places of worship in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-05
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Religion
Spain's iconic Sagrada Familia basilica reopens
Barcelona, July 5 (IANS) One of Spain's most famous landmarks, the Sagrada Familia basilica in Barcelona, has opened its doors to visitors for the first time since the country was placed under a lockdown on March 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-07-05
Category: International, Spain,Human Interest/Society,Politics
'Turn vegan' hoarding removed in Lucknow after cleric objects
Lucknow, July 5 (IANS) A PETA hoarding with a photograph of a goat, asking people not to slaughter it, was removed from the Uttar Pradesh capital following the objection by a senior Sunni cleric.
2020-07-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Lockdown: 65% children became device addictive, reveals study
Jaipur, July 4 (IANS) Around 65% children have become device addictive in recent months and are unable to stay away from the device even for half an hour. Children are expressing anger, crying, not listening to parents, showing irritable behaviour when asked to leave the device.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Human Interest/Society
Indian expat falls asleep in Dubai airport, misses flight
Dubai, July 4 (IANS) An Indian expat worker, who was eagerly waiting to be repatriated after cancelling his visa, missed a jumbo jet flying 427 stranded Indians to Kerala after he fell asleep in the Dubai International Airport, the media reported.
2020-07-04
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Men more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women: Study
New York, July 3 (IANS) Men are more likely to be seen as 'brilliant' than women, say researchers in a new study measuring global perceptions linked to gender.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Human Interest/Society
K'taka's 'man of ponds' rewarded with free lifetime bus pass
Bengaluru, July 2 (IANS) Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has rewarded octogenarian pond rejuvenation champion Kamegowda with a free lifetime bus pass, an official said on Thursday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Delete 'Chinese spyware' TikTok now: Anonymous hacker group
New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) The popular Hacker group Anonymous has mounted a fierce campaign on the social media platforms to ban TikTok globally, saying its a malware from the Chinese government that is spying on its millions of users.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security,Immigration/Law/Rights
Man kills self for failure to give smartphone to daughter
Agartala/Guwahati, July 2 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a day labourer committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in western Tripura after he failed to provide an Android smartphone to his daughter for her online studies.
2020-07-02
Category: India, Tripura,National,Human Interest/Society
California sues Cisco alleging caste discrimination against Dalit
New York, July 1 (IANS) Opening a new front in the civil rights campaign in the US, California has filed a case against technology company Cisco alleging discrimination against a Dalit employee.
2020-07-01
Category: International, United States,Human Interest/Society
Divorce resolution website launched in Australia
Canberra, June 30 (IANS) A website aimed at streamlining divorces and helping couples avoid expensive legal fees has been launched in Australia.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Australia,Human Interest/Society
Maha's Rs 5 Shiv Bhojan Thali cross 1-cr mark
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The Maha Vikas Aghadi government's flagship economy meal scheme, 'Shiv Bhojan Thali' has crossed the one-crore meals since its modest launch on January 26, officials said here on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Sarnath to get more tourist facilities
Varanasi, June 30 (IANS) Sarnath, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites of the country, will soon witness massive development with The World Bank-funded Rs 100 crore project to provide world-class facilities for pilgrims, tourists and ensure employment for the local people.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Pet dog 'informs' kin of double murder in UP
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) June 30 (IANS) In a rare incident, a pet dog 'informed' the brother of his master about the latter's murder.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
TikTok, Helo say will comply with India ban, not sending data to China (Ld)
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Chinese short-video making app TikTok and vernacular social networking platform Helo who have millions of users in India on Tuesday said they are in the process of complying with the government order to ban 59 Chinese apps and are not sharing any data of Indian users with the Chinese government.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Immigration/Law/Rights
Indian Gen Z, millennials will wait to return to work: LinkedIn
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Unlike older professionals, nearly one in three Gen Z and millennial workforce in India would continue to work remotely until they feel safe from Covid-19, a new LinkedIn survey said on Tuesday.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
K'taka farmer thanks PM for hailing him for digging ponds
Bengaluru, June 29 (IANS) Karnataka's octogenarian farmer Kamegowda thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for lauding his efforts to dig 16 ponds in his village for rain water harvesting ahead of the monsoon.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Human Interest/Society
'7-on-mobike' video clip baffles police
Kannauj (UP), June 29 (IANS) An undated video clip has gone viral on the social media, putting the Kannauj police in a fix.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Indian visitor stuck in UAE with $30,493 hospital bill
Dubai, June 29 (IANS) A jobless Indian visitor to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is in desperate need of financial help to settle an outstanding hospital bill of 112,000 dirham ($30,493), a media report said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
67% won't take metro trains even if restarted
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) A total 67 per cent citizens say they will not take metro or local trains in the next 30 days even if they are restarted, according to a LocalCircles survey.
2020-06-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
World needs to get ready for prolonged periods of instability: Study
London, June 28 (IANS) Countries like the US, the UK and Germany should prepare for a long slow recovery with prolonged periods of instability in the wake on Covid-19 pandemic, a new research has warned.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Dubai-based Indian woman helps stranded expats in UAE
Dubai, June 28 (IANS) A Dubai-based Indian woman is helping scores of stranded fellow Indian expatriates amid the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Arab Emirates, a media report said.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Diaspora,Human Interest/Society
Locust swarms enter Nepal
Kathmandu, June 28 (IANS) Nepalese officials have confirmed that swarms of desert locusts, which ravage crops, have entered the country after more than two decades.
2020-06-28
Category: International, Nepal,Environment/Wildlife,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Synchronous steps during dance cement social bond too
London, June 27 (IANS) Dancing in a group in these social distancing times can help increase social bonding between individuals but keeping a reasonable physical distance to avoid Covid-19 would also be a better idea.
2020-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Human Interest/Society,Lifestyle/Fashion
How families can 'dance' their way to survive Covid-19 tremors
London, June 27 (IANS) To survive the Covid-19 pandemic, families the world over are trying to strike balance between daily routines and other more emotionally-laden and inspirational activities that go well beyond their daily schedules in order to counter massive disruption to their everyday life, say researchers.
2020-06-27
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
As US cases surge, Fauci points America's youth to 'societal responsibility'
New York, June 27 (IANS) As US coronavirus infections per day surged to an all-time high of 40,000, America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci renewed his call to the country's youth going maskless, partying on beaches and crowded indoor spaces to be conscious about their "societal responsibility" and not put the most vulnerable population at heightened risk of Covid-19 infection.
2020-06-27
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
COVID-19 hits tourism at Kashmir's famed Dal Lake
Srinagar, June 26 (IANS) Ali Mohamamd, 65, a shikarawallah on the Dal Lake is down but not out. He has been rowing boats on the lake since his childhood but never saw a situation this bad in his life. Every day he goes to the lake with his boat in the hope of finding some work but returns home in the evening empty handed without finding a single customer.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Parents hiding online activities from kids, less worried about hackers: Report
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Parents in the Asia Pacific region are more worried about their kids or family members watching over their online activities than hackers and give more time in hiding their private data from partners than cybercriminals, a new survey revealed on Friday.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Defence/Security
Differently abled proves the way to self-reliance
Varanasi, June 26 (IANS) Not very long ago, Santosh Kumar, a differently abled person, was struggling to find a work for himself. The struggle did not deter him from taking inspirations and thinking innovatively. He did not succumb to failures and converted his weakness into strength, thereby creating a support system not just for himself but also for others like him.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Human Interest/Society
Facebook to notify if you share stale news articles as fresh
San Francisco, June 25 (IANS) In another bid to curtail spread of misinformation on its platform, Facebook on Thursday announced global roll out of a notification screen that will let people know when news articles they are about to share are more than 90 days old.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Costa Rica,Technology,Human Interest/Society
Saudi university launches 'happiness unit'
Riyadh, June 25 (IANS) A Saudi university has set up a happiness unit for students, the first of its kind, in the Kingdom, an online newspaper has reported.
2020-06-25
Category: International, Saudi Arabia,Education,Human Interest/Society
IBM announces free digital learning platform for jobseekers in India
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Tech giant IBM on Thursday announced a free digital learning platform as part of its SkillsBuild initiative to help jobseekers and provide new resources to business owners in India.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Technology,Human Interest/Society,Education
Mumbaikars raise Rs 2.50 lakh for family of Covid victim
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Saddened to lose their favourite pani-puriwala to Covid-19, people from south Mumbai have joined hands to collect money and help his family, through a crowd-funding platform, raising over Rs 2.50 lakh so far, with a target of Rs 5 lakh.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Human Interest/Society
Share the bed with your spouse for quality sleep, super memory
London, June 25 (IANS) Sharing a bed with your spouse, even if there is marital conflict or too much difference of opinion in your life, will not only make your sleep better, deeper and meaningful but also help you solve real-life problems with ease.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United Kingdom,Lifestyle/Fashion,Human Interest/Society,Health/Medicine
NY man walks with knife sticking out of head
New York, June 25 (IANS) A video has gone viral showing a man in New York walking up to an ambulance to get help following a stabbing incident with a knife stuck on his head, a media report said.
2020-06-25
Category: International, United States,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society
Indians streaming over 5 hours of online content daily: Report
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) As content streaming picks up pace in the lockdown times, Indian consumers are now engaged with online video across the spectrum for an average of five hours and 16 minutes every day which is highest globally, a new report revealed on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, Delhi,National,Lifestyle/Fashion,Technology,Human Interest/Society