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School and Mass Education Minister S R Dash stated that classes, with not more than 20-25 students, will also be held on Saturdays and Sundays.(HT file)

Schools reopen in Odisha for students of classes 10, 12

Bhubaneswar | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 08:05 PM IST
After a gap of about nine months, schools across Odisha on Friday reopened their classrooms to students who would shortly be appearing for their board examination.
Representational Image.(HT file)
Representational Image.(HT file)

28 nursing college students test positive for Covid in Karnataka’s Kolar

Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:02 PM IST
Of those, 27 are from Kerala while one student is from West Bengal; they have been isolated in hostels and are being given medical treatment
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that the government is brainstorming on how early schools can be reopened in the national capital.(Arvind Yadav/HT file)
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that the government is brainstorming on how early schools can be reopened in the national capital.(Arvind Yadav/HT file)

We are brainstorming on how early Delhi schools can be reopened: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:36 PM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said that the government is brainstorming on how early schools can be reopened in the national capital.
The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to reopen all schools from January 7 for students of classes 5 to 12.(HT file)
The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to reopen all schools from January 7 for students of classes 5 to 12.(HT file)

Punjab to reopen schools for students of classes 5 to 12 from January 7

Chandigarh | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 04:17 PM IST
The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to reopen all schools from January 7 for students of classes 5 to 12.
Ice cream vendors at India Gate say they have stocked up on cold treats, but regulars aren’t turning up like previous years.(Photo: Manoj Verma/HT)
Ice cream vendors at India Gate say they have stocked up on cold treats, but regulars aren’t turning up like previous years.(Photo: Manoj Verma/HT)

Ice cream craze melts at India Gate this winter: Denizens fear Covid, vendors miss regulars

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 01:08 PM IST
A winter ritual for many Delhiites has been to head to India Gate for an ice cream in the chilly weather, but vendors say that’s not the case amid the pandemic this time around.
Vaccine boxes at Varanasi’s District Women Hospital that was brought on a bicycle.(Mohammad Muqeed /HT PHOTO)
Vaccine boxes at Varanasi’s District Women Hospital that was brought on a bicycle.(Mohammad Muqeed /HT PHOTO)

Dry run blooper in Varanasi leads to vaccine boxes transported on bicycle

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 09:26 PM IST
The dry run was conducted at six sites in Varanasi on Tuesday.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Odisha to conduct health check ups in schools and colleges for COVID-19

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 06:54 PM IST
The Health and Family Welfare department would undertake health check-ups in educational institutions after opening of schools on January 8 and colleges/universities on January 11, the official said.
Indo-Canadian MP Kamal Khera, who resigned from her post of parliamentary secretary after she travelled to Seattle in late December.(Courtesy: kamalkhera.liberal.ca)
Indo-Canadian MP Kamal Khera, who resigned from her post of parliamentary secretary after she travelled to Seattle in late December.(Courtesy: kamalkhera.liberal.ca)

Indo-Canadian MP quits key post after violating Covid travel curbs

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 06:48 PM IST
Politicians in Canada have come under increasing attack in recent days for preaching against breach of travel curbs and then doing the same themselves.
Representational image.(Imagesbazaar)
Representational image.(Imagesbazaar)

Beating hunger, COVID, destitute medical aspirants of Odisha on way to become doctors

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 05:05 PM IST
Braving all odds, a select group of medical aspirants of Odisha coming from humble background have got entry in medical colleges after clearing tough NEET examination in 2020.
People in the lawns adjacent to India Gate on Rajpath around sunset on a winter evening in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
People in the lawns adjacent to India Gate on Rajpath around sunset on a winter evening in New Delhi.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Health ministry asks states to keep strict vigil on New Year’s events

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 03:02 PM IST
In a letter to states and Union Territories, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that the number of active COVID-19 cases has been declining steadily in the country for the last three-and-half months.
Dr Naman Jain posted in the critical care unit at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Dr Naman Jain posted in the critical care unit at Fortis Hospital in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

How an essential worker experienced a pandemic

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:47 PM IST
Had my wife not been brave, it would have been difficult to carry on doing my tasks, says Naman Jain, a doctor in a private hospital’s Covid ward
Santosh Shailaja, former Himachal CM Shanta Kumar’s wife.(Photo @jairamthakurbjp)
Santosh Shailaja, former Himachal CM Shanta Kumar’s wife.(Photo @jairamthakurbjp)

Ex-CM Shanta Kumar’s wife Santosh Shailja dies of Covid; +ve son lights pyre

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 03:55 PM IST
Shanta Kumar and his whole family had tested coronavirus positive last week.
From 61 donations in 2018 and 63 in 2019, the number has come down to 39 organ donations this year(HT PHOTO)
From 61 donations in 2018 and 63 in 2019, the number has come down to 39 organ donations this year(HT PHOTO)

Covid takes its toll on organ donations in 2020

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namrata Devikar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The total number of transplants done in 2020, till December 24 stood at 79, even as experts note that there is more awareness among families
Pilgrims gather on the banks of the Ganga at the Gangasagar, some 55km south of Kolkata.(REUTERS FILE)
Pilgrims gather on the banks of the Ganga at the Gangasagar, some 55km south of Kolkata.(REUTERS FILE)

With masks, sanitisers and Covid tests, Bengal readies for Ganga Sagar Mela

Kolktata, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 12:06 PM IST
Suspected Covid-19 pilgrims would be tested at various check-points, starting from Kolkata. Wrist bands would be provided to pilgrims who undergo Covid-19 tests for easy identification and their health would be monitored.
The India-Russia Annual Summit did not take place in 2020 because of the Covid pandemic, said MEA spokesperson.(ANI file photo)
The India-Russia Annual Summit did not take place in 2020 because of the Covid pandemic, said MEA spokesperson.(ANI file photo)

Summit called off due to Covid, mutually agreed, underline India, Russia

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 09:45 PM IST
A statement issued by the Russian embassy quoted ambassador Nikolay Kudashev as saying that the summit was postponed “due to epidemiological reasons”. India too echoed the same sentiment.
Authorities ranging from the European Medicines Agency to the UK government have said there’s no evidence to suggest that the strain, called B.1.1.7, is likely to evade coronavirus vaccines.(Reuters file photo)
Authorities ranging from the European Medicines Agency to the UK government have said there’s no evidence to suggest that the strain, called B.1.1.7, is likely to evade coronavirus vaccines.(Reuters file photo)

Vaccine makers preparing for mutant coronavirus strains

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 10:58 AM IST
Countries around the world are restricting travel to and from the UK because of concerns about the variant, which officials have said may be up to 70% more transmissible than others.
Bahujan Samaj Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Bheem Rajbhar said in the Rajbhar community, the upbringing of children is done by making them drink ‘taadi’,” citing no medical evidence.(Reuters representative image)
Bahujan Samaj Party’s Uttar Pradesh unit president Bheem Rajbhar said in the Rajbhar community, the upbringing of children is done by making them drink ‘taadi’,” citing no medical evidence.(Reuters representative image)

Consuming farm liqour ‘taadi’ can prevent from catching Covid-19: BSP’s UP unit chief

Ballia | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Bheem Rajbhar claimed that ‘taadi’ has immunity power and a drop of it is purer than the water of the Ganga river.
Dr Panda said that seven-eleven sub-types of coronavirus are already known but not each one that is identified needs to be seen with panic.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times file photo)
Dr Panda said that seven-eleven sub-types of coronavirus are already known but not each one that is identified needs to be seen with panic.(Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times file photo)

New Covid strain not detected in samples tested in India, says ICMR-NARI director

Pune | By Asian News International | Posted by Deepali Sharma
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2020 07:35 AM IST
Dr Panda director of ICMR-National AIDS Research Institute (NARI) said that whether the new strain of the virus will cause a serious public health threat is unclear as of now.
Representational image.(File photo)
Representational image.(File photo)

Uttarakhand mulls cancelling final exams of class 9 and 11 in govt schools as Covid hit studies

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 04:49 PM IST
R Meenakshi Sundaram, secretary for school education in the state said that the department is reviewing the progress of online studies in the state and a decision will be taken depending on the outcomes.
The Haryana school education department asked students to submit a medical certificate before joining class.(Manoj Dhaka/HT file)
The Haryana school education department asked students to submit a medical certificate before joining class.(Manoj Dhaka/HT file)

22 students of Classes 10, 12 test positive for Covid before schools reopen in Haryana

Hindustan Times, Rohtak | By Sunil Rahar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 04:27 PM IST
Last week, the state government decided to reopen schools on December 14 for students taking the board exams and for students of Classes 9 and 11 on December 21.
Last year many talent leaders and industry experts anticipated the trends that were set to reshape the HR industry in 2020. However, it was beyond anybody’s imagination that the coronavirus pandemic is going to present unprecedented challenges – disrupting the traditional work culture.(Bloomberg / file)
Last year many talent leaders and industry experts anticipated the trends that were set to reshape the HR industry in 2020. However, it was beyond anybody’s imagination that the coronavirus pandemic is going to present unprecedented challenges – disrupting the traditional work culture.(Bloomberg / file)

HR trends to look out for in 2021

By Yogita Tulsiani
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:28 PM IST
During the lockdown period, the industry had to sweep away the traditional way of working from physical office spaces. HR professionals played a crucial role in making their people stay motivated, productive, and engaged during work from home.
Chief minister Nitish Kumar directed the health department to work out the modalities of inoculating every resident of the state against coronavirus. (Photo @Jduonline)
Chief minister Nitish Kumar directed the health department to work out the modalities of inoculating every resident of the state against coronavirus. (Photo @Jduonline)

Nitish Kumar government approves free coronavirus vaccine for all in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Anirban Guha Roy
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:10 AM IST
The state cabinet also decided to generate 20 lakh jobs in government and non-government sector in the next five years.
IIT-Madras has temporarily shut down its academic departments and research labs. (HT File photo)
IIT-Madras has temporarily shut down its academic departments and research labs. (HT File photo)

In IIT-Madras Covid spike, positive cases rise to 183

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By Divya Chandrababu
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:32 PM IST
As many as 953 residents on campus have been tested.
A man receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine jabs, at Guy's Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in London, on December 8, 2020.(REUTERS FILE)
A man receives the first of two Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine jabs, at Guy's Hospital, at the start of the largest ever immunisation programme in the British history, in London, on December 8, 2020.(REUTERS FILE)

Training for UP Covid vaccinators begin

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The inoculators will record the data of people vaccinated by them on an online platform—an app developed for the purpose
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.(File photo)
Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.(File photo)

Third wave of Covid waning, Delhi still testing over 70,000 a day, says Satyendar Jain

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 04:45 PM IST
Delhi has tested over 71,741 samples a day on an average during December, compared to an average of 53,579 during November
The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has urged the West Bengal government to initiate steps to resume classes in colleges and universities in strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.(HT file)
The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has urged the West Bengal government to initiate steps to resume classes in colleges and universities in strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.(HT file)

SFI urges West Bengal govt to resume classes in colleges, universities

Kolkata | By PTI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2020 03:46 PM IST
The Students’ Federation of India (SFI) has urged the West Bengal government to initiate steps to resume classes in colleges and universities in strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
The Covid-19 Pandemic is now in its ninth month and absence of classroom learning has added to the stress of students preparing for Board Exams 2021(HT file)
The Covid-19 Pandemic is now in its ninth month and absence of classroom learning has added to the stress of students preparing for Board Exams 2021(HT file)

How to prepare for Board Exams 2021 with schools remaining closed

By Keshav Maheshwari
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 03:08 PM IST
Here are 10 important tips to help students score well in their upcoming board examination while preparing from home
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a paradigm shift in the way teaching is taking place in educational institutions these days.(HT file)
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a paradigm shift in the way teaching is taking place in educational institutions these days.(HT file)

How can schools keep students engaged and happy during lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nilesh Mathur
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 09:34 PM IST
In an email interaction with Hindustan Times online, Radhika Sinha, Principal, Aditya Birla World Academy talks about the challenges faced by students and schools with teaching going completely online and how to deal with them.
The jail administration has now sent letters to district police for the rearrest of such prisoners. (HT Photo)
The jail administration has now sent letters to district police for the rearrest of such prisoners. (HT Photo)

Over 200 prisoners released on bail to check Covid spread fail to come back

Hindustan Times, Rudrapur | By Mohan Rajput
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 05:02 PM IST
Thirty-six prisoners were released on parole and 184 undertrials were granted interim bail for six months in March and April from Haldwani jail.
Uttarakhand Government has decided to re-open Higher Educational Institutions from December 15 with only 50 per cent student capacity in the class.(HT file)
Uttarakhand Government has decided to re-open Higher Educational Institutions from December 15 with only 50 per cent student capacity in the class.(HT file)

Uttarakhand higher education institutions to reopen from December 15

Dehradun | By ANI | Posted by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 01:29 PM IST
Uttarakhand Government has decided to re-open Higher Educational Institutions from December 15 with only 50 per cent student capacity in the class.
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