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Monday, March 01, 2021

Silver Linings


Gonda shelter homes for migrants: ‘I pedalled and pedalled... Even the TV set didn’t break in the journey to Madhubani’

January 01, 2021 6:10 pm

The last of the migrants to leave the shelter in May were 15 people from Bihar, on a truck. Among them was Sandeep, with the cart and his belongings.

Nawanshahr NRI hotspot: 'It's back to usual... We're busy arranging langar now for farmers on the Delhi border'

January 01, 2021 9:28 am

On March 18, the country’s fourth coronavirus death had been reported from this village of 2,400 — that of a priest who had returned from abroad — setting off alarm bells among officials as Pathlawa is part of Nawanshahr’s NRI belt.

Surat return of migrants: ‘Salary same as before lockdown... Will buy phone for children’

January 01, 2021 6:10 pm

Following the lockdown in the early days of the pandemic, Surat’s powerloom units had shut shop, and nearly 25,000 migrant workers from Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar were out of jobs.

Bihar covid polls: ‘Toughest assignment... When it ended, I felt like I had won a trophy’

January 01, 2021 9:29 am

Despite the pandemic, Bihar saw a good voter turnout and recorded polling of over 57 per cent. More than seven crore single-use gloves, over seven lakh units of hand sanitisers, and about six lakh PPE kits were procured for the polls.

Ahmedabad longest hospital stay: ‘Joy of returning home greater than any pain’

January 01, 2021 9:29 am

Of the 113 days in hospital, Parmar spent nearly 90 on ventilator. He lost count after the first few days, and says realised it had been one-and-a-half months only when a ward boy told him that.

In Bhilwara, 'India's Italy': 'It’s all in the past now… We were just doing our job, treating patients'

January 01, 2021 5:47 pm

The district now has over 300 active cases, most of them in home isolation, while 9,008 others have been discharged.

Dantewada a mitanin's challenge: 'Once vaccine is here, we’ll all have a good laugh as to how a virus shut the world'

January 01, 2021 9:28 am

Handling migrant workers returning from big metro cities was among her major challenges, says Rekha.

Dharavi rises again: 'Only a matter of time... Mumbai only city where one springs back swiftly after crisis'

January 01, 2021 5:45 pm

With a population of 6.5 lakh squeezed into a 2.5 sq km radius, it didn’t take long for Dharavi to become a ‘red zone’ after the first case was detected on April 1.