Aditi Prasad
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Covid Crisis: 7 steps India took to ramp up oxygen supply amid shortage

Till about a month ago, India had thought that she had won the war against coronavirus disease. And then the second Covid-19 wave hit.

A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease waits to get admitted outside the casualty ward at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital amid the spread of the disease in New Delhi.(Reuters)
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease waits to get admitted outside the casualty ward at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital amid the spread of the disease in New Delhi.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 26, 2021 02:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi

How the 2nd Covid wave is different and why the next 4 weeks are crucial

India’s total active Covid-19 caseload crossed the 2 million mark earlier this week with a mammoth surge in new infections.

A Covid-19 patient waits inside an autorickshaw to be attended to and admitted into a hospital in Ahmedabad on Saturday.(AP Photo )
A Covid-19 patient waits inside an autorickshaw to be attended to and admitted into a hospital in Ahmedabad on Saturday.(AP Photo )
Updated on Apr 21, 2021 12:29 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Mamata Banerjee versus PM Modi in Varanasi is the buzz. Is it for real?

For now, the Mamata vs Modi face-off in Varanasi is just a social media virtual thought and not an on-ground reality.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits the voting booths of Boyal after getting complaints of Vote Loot from supporters, at Nandigram, in East Midnapore on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visits the voting booths of Boyal after getting complaints of Vote Loot from supporters, at Nandigram, in East Midnapore on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 04:49 PM IST

Surge in Covid-19 cases: Is India heading towards another hard lockdown?

As India witnesses a steady rise in the number of new infections over the past few weeks, there is a possibility that more cities could explore the possibility of imposing similar restrictions in other hotspots

The daily cases crossed the 26,000-mark on Sunday, the first time since December 19, or in the last 85 days.(HT Photo )
The daily cases crossed the 26,000-mark on Sunday, the first time since December 19, or in the last 85 days.(HT Photo )
Published on Mar 15, 2021 05:36 PM IST
ByAditi Prasad, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Why Tanishq withdrew ad showing inter-faith marriage: Chronology of a ‘killed’ campaign | Opinion

Soon after its release, the Tanishq campaign immediately led to the hashtag #BoycottTanishq. The 45-second film faced massive backlash on social media.

The Tanishq advertisement showed a Muslim family celebrating a traditional Hindu baby shower ceremony for their pregnant daughter-in-law.
The Tanishq advertisement showed a Muslim family celebrating a traditional Hindu baby shower ceremony for their pregnant daughter-in-law.
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 07:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAditi Prasad

‘Kozhikode plane crash not an accident but murder’: Air safety expert Capt Mohan Ranganathan

Ranganathan explained how table-top runways, the one in the case of the Kozhikode airport, have very little space and therefore require more safety features. “There’s no escape for an aircraft if it overruns,” Ranganathan told HT. 

One half of the Air India repatriation flight lies among the debris in Kozhikode, Kerala.(HT Photos)
One half of the Air India repatriation flight lies among the debris in Kozhikode, Kerala.(HT Photos)
Updated on Aug 08, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAditi Prasad | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Sushant Singh Rajput’s 50 SIM cards, other missing links call for CBI probe: Lawyer

Ishkaran Singh Bhandari, who is leading “a people’s movement” for justice, said Sushant Singh Rajput’s death should be treated as one of “mysterious death” until facts are ascertained by CBI.

The 34-year-year-old actor was found dead in his Mumbai flat in June this year. Police have said he died by suicide.
The 34-year-year-old actor was found dead in his Mumbai flat in June this year. Police have said he died by suicide.
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAditi Prasad | Edited by Meenakshi Ray

Hygiene, masking, distancing: Dr Naresh Trehan’s mantra to fight coronavirus

Dr Trehan underlined that the coronavirus, the vaccine for which is still far away, is a “people’s war” and even though doctors are the frontline warriors in this, it is to be won by the whole population.

With lockdown restrictions set to be eased, Dr Trehan, speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times, said the country needs hygiene, masking and social distancing.(HT Photo)
With lockdown restrictions set to be eased, Dr Trehan, speaking exclusively to Hindustan Times, said the country needs hygiene, masking and social distancing.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 14, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAditi Prasad | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

‘Some evidence of community spread of Covid-19 in parts of Maharashtra’: State health official

On the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country’s financial capital, Dr Awate said Mumbai’s case is very different as compared to other regions in the country.

School children wear face mask to protect themselves from coronavirus at Santacruz in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
School children wear face mask to protect themselves from coronavirus at Santacruz in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on May 11, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times. New Delhi | ByAditi Prasad | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

Covid-19 Fight: How PM Modi’s video message and lighting candles may help

In all fairness, expectations are high every time PM Modi puts out a message that he is going to address the nation. And many of us were expecting him to address the disgraceful attack on doctors and medical staff witnessed in many areas of the country over the past several days.

Coronavirus update: PM Modi delivered a symbolic video message at 9 am this morning.(BJP4India/Twitter)
Coronavirus update: PM Modi delivered a symbolic video message at 9 am this morning.(BJP4India/Twitter)
Updated on Apr 03, 2020 01:58 PM IST
ByAditi Prasad

Covid-19 lockdown: Why India must fear migrant exodus from cities

On March 24, India was put under a lockdown after an announcement made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The movement of migrant workers began on March 24, when PM Modi announced a countrywide lockdown.(HT Photo)
The movement of migrant workers began on March 24, when PM Modi announced a countrywide lockdown.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAditi Prasad

Janta Curfew: Why clanging pots from balconies gave me goosebumps and hope | Opinion

It began slowly with a few stray utensils clanging and some clapping but steadily grew into a thunder of banging utensils, blowing of conch shells and ringing of bells.

People clap hands and clang utensils to thank essential service providers at DLF Capital Greens, Moti Nagar in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
People clap hands and clang utensils to thank essential service providers at DLF Capital Greens, Moti Nagar in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, March 22, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Mar 22, 2020 10:34 PM IST
ByAditi Prasad

Covid-19: AIIMS Director on Kanika Kapoor, community transmission and more

On a day that India confirmed 200+ Covid-19 patients, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria spoke to Hindustan Times on the challenges and concerns staring the country in the face.

AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria(HT photo)
AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria(HT photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2020 10:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAditi Prasad

Congress’s Sheila Dikshit on who’s the bigger rival in Delhi - BJP or AAP

Sheila Dikshit is also the Congress’ candidate for the North East Delhi constituency and is banking on her 15-year stint as chief minister to wrest the seat from sitting BJP MP Manoj Tiwari.

Sheila Dikshit(PTI FILE)
Sheila Dikshit(PTI FILE)
Updated on May 08, 2020 06:05 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAditi Prasad

Madhya Pradesh election 2018: What angry Mandsaur farmers could mean for the BJP in MP

Madhya Pradesh election 2018: Mandsaur was the flashpoint of farmers’ protest last year which resulted in the deaths of six farmers in police action. And while the death of the six, including four from the dominant Patidar community in the area, remains a sore point, the falling prices of crops have only added to farmer woes.

Farmers in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district are an angry lot due to falling prices of crops, among ither woes.(AP/Representative Image)
Farmers in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district are an angry lot due to falling prices of crops, among ither woes.(AP/Representative Image)
Updated on Nov 28, 2018 10:10 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByAditi Prasad
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