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Haj pilgrims will have to follow Covid guidelines next year

In keeping with the guidelines, pilgrims will have to undergo tests before embarking on the pilgrimage at least 72 hours prior to the journey and submit a PCR test certificate issued by an approved laboratory, Naqvi said.
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand Mosque at the end of their Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on August 13, 2019.(REUTERS)
Muslim pilgrims circle the Kaaba and pray at the Grand Mosque at the end of their Haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on August 13, 2019.(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 07, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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Rising star actor Vrushabh Shah is all set to win hearts with his debut film

Vrushabh Shah is not only going to be a star of Mangalashtaka Return but he is also going to star in film the Peth as well.
Updated on Nov 06, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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Ramlila 2020: Ravana might be scared of Rama, but for corona there’s sanitiser!

Thermal screening, usage of masks, regular sanitisation and social distancing norms are all in place as Ramlila troupes take centre stage in Delhi-NCR amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Rama ho ya Ravana, everyone needs a sanitiser, say Ramlila actors in the Capital.
Rama ho ya Ravana, everyone needs a sanitiser, say Ramlila actors in the Capital.
Updated on Oct 25, 2020 06:18 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByMallika Bhagat (With inputs by Naina Arora), New Delhi

Witerati: My Big Loud Indian Boom on Zoom

The ‘Virtual as the New Real’ narrative has been unveiling a comic sub-narrative – the Big Loud Indian Cross Talk Boom on Zoom
Interestingly, as a subtext of the Lockdown and Unlock narratives, there has been another ‘cross’ action that has gone unsung. And it is being staged by none other than New Normal’s Digital Living Room – Zoom.(Getty Images)
Interestingly, as a subtext of the Lockdown and Unlock narratives, there has been another ‘cross’ action that has gone unsung. And it is being staged by none other than New Normal’s Digital Living Room – Zoom.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 10:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByChetna Keer, Chetnakeer@yahoo.com

‘Corona is gone’, says Bengal BJP chief at public rally. Then rebuts himself

As the video of Dilip Ghosh’s ‘corona is gone’ went viral, pat came a barb from the Trinamool, accusing him of valuing vote bank politics “above human lives”.
A day after his Covid-19 remarks, Ghosh however said that he was quoted out of context and that Covid-19 is still there. (Videograb)
A day after his Covid-19 remarks, Ghosh however said that he was quoted out of context and that Covid-19 is still there. (Videograb)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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Witerati: Much ado about modaks, masks & muted Onam sadhyas

Come Corona’s season of Onam and Ganeshotsav, and the dilemma driving denizens is -- to do or not to do neighbourhood jollifications
In times of coronavirus, to partake of the neighbourhood pujas or sadhyas or not is the million-modak question.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In times of coronavirus, to partake of the neighbourhood pujas or sadhyas or not is the million-modak question.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 02:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByChetna Keer

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Cars and Corona

How to commute safely during the pandemic
Test drive vehicles and showroom cars are sanitised to allay fears of new car buyers
Test drive vehicles and showroom cars are sanitised to allay fears of new car buyers
Published on Aug 23, 2020 06:49 AM IST
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Guest column: Life before corona and after

The novel coronavirus has drastically changed our lives – the mask has become ubiquitous, files are handled only while wearing gloves, and pockets and purses always carry hand sanitisers
We as a people have changed and are no longer comfortable in crowds, at markets, weddings or other gatherings.(HT Photo/For representation only)
We as a people have changed and are no longer comfortable in crowds, at markets, weddings or other gatherings.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByRakesh Kochhar

Divine creativity: This year, it’s Ganesha, the destroyer of corona

We thought Lord Ganesha could be our saviour and we are praying that he destroys coronavirus, says idol-maker
An artist making an idol of Lord Ganesha, portraying the destruction of coronavirus, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, at TalKatora in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
An artist making an idol of Lord Ganesha, portraying the destruction of coronavirus, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, at TalKatora in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Aug 20, 2020 01:16 PM IST
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Shaadi in corona times: Make way for barati masks and PPE suits in bridal trousseau

After masks having become an essential fashion trend for the bride and groom, it’s now the baratis who are showing some swag with their face masks.
Face masks for the wedding guests have got a new avatar in the time of Covid-19 pandemic.(Photo: Facebook)
Face masks for the wedding guests have got a new avatar in the time of Covid-19 pandemic.(Photo: Facebook)
Published on Jun 10, 2020 11:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAprajita Sharad, New Delhi

Everyone entering P’kula from red zones to be tested after surge in Covid-19 cases

Each person coming in from Delhi, Maharashtra , Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, will be sampled, Dr Jasjeet Kaur, civil surgeon, Panchkula, has said
On June 6, five new cases were reported, of which four had returned from Maharashtra and one from Kolkata. A day after, on June 7, a Sector 20 resident working in the local district courts tested positive. According to health officials, he went to Delhi on May 15 and returned on May 31.(HT Photo/For representation)
On June 6, five new cases were reported, of which four had returned from Maharashtra and one from Kolkata. A day after, on June 7, a Sector 20 resident working in the local district courts tested positive. According to health officials, he went to Delhi on May 15 and returned on May 31.(HT Photo/For representation)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 10:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Panchkula

Amazon is sued over warehouses after New York worker brings Covid-19 home, cousin dies

The complaint was filed on Wednesday in the federal court in Brooklyn, New York, by three employees of the JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island, and by family members.
Amazon did not comment on the lawsuit, but said it has always followed guidance from health authorities and its workplace safety experts since the coronavirus pandemic began.(REUTERS)
Amazon did not comment on the lawsuit, but said it has always followed guidance from health authorities and its workplace safety experts since the coronavirus pandemic began.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 04, 2020 07:00 AM IST
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New York | ByReuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar

All hail the tail: Keeping cats happy in the time of corona

From preparing nutritious meals to ensuring plenty of ‘me’ time, cat parents are trying their best to keep their feline babies chilled out during the lockdown
In these times, it is imperative that pet parents tap the right resources and make choices that could help fight the scarcity.
In these times, it is imperative that pet parents tap the right resources and make choices that could help fight the scarcity.
Updated on May 04, 2020 09:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySwati Chaturvedi

This Indian life by Shoba Narayan: Love in a time of corona

Think of this as a time to recalibrate your perspective on life
Add moments of colour and joy, it makes life worth living!(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Add moments of colour and joy, it makes life worth living!(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Apr 12, 2020 02:41 AM IST
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Spectator by Seema Goswami: Post-Corona life

When things go back to normal – and they will – this is what I will do first
Although life goes on you miss many things you took entirely for granted in pre-Coronavirus times(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Although life goes on you miss many things you took entirely for granted in pre-Coronavirus times(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Updated on Apr 05, 2020 02:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySeema Goswami

This phase will show us right direction for a better future: Nitish Bharadwaj

The lockdown period is a momentary pause, like a momentary recoil of a gun before it fires the bullet.
Nitish Bharadwaj
Nitish Bharadwaj
Published on Apr 03, 2020 05:56 PM IST
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ByDeep Saxena, Lucknow

Amitabh Bachchan asks fans to stay at home during Covid-19 lockdown, says reverse corona and it becomes ‘na ro ko’

Amitabh Bachchan has again asked all to follow the lockdown guidelines in a new video. Watch.
Amitabh Bachchan has requested all to stay at home in new video.
Amitabh Bachchan has requested all to stay at home in new video.
Updated on Apr 03, 2020 09:23 AM IST
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Shayari goes live in the time of corona

Urdu poets across India are conducting live mushairas on Facebook to help cope with the crisis
Reciting poetry online is proving to be a great way for them to make people stay at home and deal with fear, anxiety, depression and boredom during the pandemic, say these poets.
Reciting poetry online is proving to be a great way for them to make people stay at home and deal with fear, anxiety, depression and boredom during the pandemic, say these poets.
Updated on Mar 31, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByShara Ashraf Prayag

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Life in the time of corona

Some handy tips to deal with the virus (but before that, wash your hands!)
When meeting a smattering of people, fold your hands in a Namaste and do wash them often!(Shutterstock)
When meeting a smattering of people, fold your hands in a Namaste and do wash them often!(Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 21, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySeema Goswami

Corona outbreak: DC recommends action against pvt schools in Mohali for remaining open

Taking strict note of certain private schools that are open despite closure orders in wake of coronavirus outbreak, Mohali deputy commissioner Girish Dayalan has recommended prosecution of the school managements. “I have received complaints against five private schools that are functioning despite closure orders.
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Updated on Mar 19, 2020 10:55 PM IST
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Textile shop named ‘corona’ is the talk of this Kerala town

‘Corona’ is a textile shop owned by Pareed, and for several years he has been popularly known as ‘Corona Pareed’.
A textile shop in Kerala’s Muvattupuzha town has been popularly known as ‘Corona Pareed’.(IANS)
A textile shop in Kerala’s Muvattupuzha town has been popularly known as ‘Corona Pareed’.(IANS)
Updated on Mar 17, 2020 11:49 AM IST
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Corona outbreak: Pharma firms in Baddi ramp up hand sanitiser production amid high demand

Earlier, around 5 lakh sanitisers were manufactured per day, but now the production has gone up to 15 lakh per day, says firm owners
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Updated on Mar 17, 2020 01:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson jokes after coronavirus diagnosis: ‘Only Corona I want is from Mexico and you drink it’

Tom Hanks’ wife Rita Wilson is sharing humorous updates on Twitter, after the couple’s coronavirus diagnosis.
Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.(AP)
Tom Hanks, left, and Rita Wilson arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.(AP)
Updated on Mar 13, 2020 11:54 AM IST
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Corona highly mutational, outlives vaccine: Experts

At a conference in Chandigarh Press Club, experts said therapy targeting host human protein instead of viral protein may help combat the virus
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Updated on Mar 09, 2020 12:32 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Corona scare: Poultry biz hit in Punjab

While the price of eggs has seen a 25% dip, raw chicken, which was being sold for 220 to 250 a kg three weeks ago, now costs 100 per kg in wholesale
A poultry shop in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
A poultry shop in Ludhiana.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Updated on Mar 08, 2020 10:52 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By, Ludhiana

Nasa to launch $1.5 billion spacecraft to ‘touch’ the sun

The unmanned probe, over five decades in the making, will last nearly seven years and pass through the Sun’s corona 24 times.
Technicians and engineers perform light bar testing on NASA's Parker Solar Probe at the Astrotech processing facility in Titusville, Florida, near NASA's Kennedy Space Center, on June 5.(AFP Photo)
Technicians and engineers perform light bar testing on NASA's Parker Solar Probe at the Astrotech processing facility in Titusville, Florida, near NASA's Kennedy Space Center, on June 5.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 01:53 PM IST
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