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In most of the test cases, the compounds wiped out at least 99.9 per cent of the virus within 15 seconds.(Unsplash)

Alcohol-free hand sanitiser just as effective against Covid as alcohol-based versions

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 02:37 PM IST
A new study from researchers at Brigham Young University finds that alcohol-free hand sanitiser is just as effective at disinfecting surfaces from the Covid-19 virus as alcohol-based products.
Students appear for Class-10 annual examinations at a Higher Secondary School in Srinagar on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)
Students appear for Class-10 annual examinations at a Higher Secondary School in Srinagar on Wednesday.(Waseem Andrabi/ HT)

Class-10 exams commence in J&K amid Covid safety measures

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:01 AM IST
As many as 74, 858 students appeared in the exam from Kashmir valley while another 32,000 sat for the exam in the winter zones of Jammu.
An election officer wears a face shield as a protective measure against Covid at a polling station in Paliganj on Wednesday.(AP Photo)
An election officer wears a face shield as a protective measure against Covid at a polling station in Paliganj on Wednesday.(AP Photo)

Bihar assembly election 2020: Millions cast votes in Bihar under the shadow of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 05:16 AM IST
Bihar assembly election 2020: Roughly 11.5 million voted even as some complained of mask shortage and Covid norms’ violations
Colourful lights adorn Mansa Devi temple ahead of Navratri in Panchkulai on Thursday.(Sant Arora/HT)
Colourful lights adorn Mansa Devi temple ahead of Navratri in Panchkulai on Thursday.(Sant Arora/HT)

E-tickets for Navratri pooja at Mansa Devi, prasad home delivered

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By HT Correspondent, Panchkula/chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 01:55 AM IST
Devotees will get e-tickets from the board’s website www.mansadevi.org.in to visit the temple. Around 11,000 e-tickets will be on offer and free Covid testing will be done at the entrance
IIT Delhi.(Agency file photo)
IIT Delhi.(Agency file photo)

IIT Delhi startups launch Covid-19 protection lotion, antiviral T-shirts

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 03:04 PM IST
The products, which are part of an antiviral kit, were unveiled by institute Director V Ramgopal Rao on Friday. The two startups are---E-TEX and Clensta.
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the DoP collected the critical information from drug manufacturers that was used in decision making to ensure drug availability, Gowda said.(ANI)
The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) under the DoP collected the critical information from drug manufacturers that was used in decision making to ensure drug availability, Gowda said.(ANI)

Covid-19: Various measures taken to ensure availability of essential drugs, says govt

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 18, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Giving details of the measures taken by the government, Gowda said a ‘control room’ has been set up with a helpline number and “issues like non-availability of medicines, masks, gloves, hand sanitisers etc”, and price violation in the case of these essential items were resolved promptly.
Having a low-key wedding at home? Here’s how you can ace the planning.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Having a low-key wedding at home? Here’s how you can ace the planning.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Your guide to plan an intimate wedding at home

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Sanchita Kalra
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 03:16 PM IST
With pro tricks and tips from experts from the wedding industry, here’s how you can plan an intimate wedding at home.
Preparations to ensure COVID-19 protocols underway at an exam centre in Ranchi.(ANI)
Preparations to ensure COVID-19 protocols underway at an exam centre in Ranchi.(ANI)

JEE Mains 2020: Examination centre staff make preparations for exams in Ranchi

Ranchi | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 05:37 PM IST
JEE Mains 2020: The centre staff ensured measures such as maintaining social distancing norms, use of hand sanitisers and thermal screening.
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)

Guest column: Life before corona and after

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rakesh Kochhar
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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
Safety protocols need to be in place if college and university students have to write the final exams.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)
Safety protocols need to be in place if college and university students have to write the final exams.(Keshav Singh/HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Guarantee students’ safety if exit exams take place

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Readers remain divided over the University Grants Commission’s decision to complete the examination process for exit classes in colleges and universities, with some concerned about safety and sanitization measures at exam centres and others giving it the thumbs up, saying a year cannot be wasted as final year students have crucial decisions to make
The baby started feeling unwell after drinking the water and had to be taken to a hospital.
The baby started feeling unwell after drinking the water and had to be taken to a hospital.

ASHA worker booked for giving water mixed with hand sanitiser to 10-month-old baby

Tripura | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 05:54 PM IST
The incident occurred at a healthcare centre, located at Sonaimuri village in Tripura’s Unakoti district, where the baby, who is now out of danger, was taken for polio vaccination on Tuesday.
People stand in a queue to test for Covid-19 near a mobile swab collection vehicle, at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium, in Vijayawada.(ANI Photo)
People stand in a queue to test for Covid-19 near a mobile swab collection vehicle, at Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium, in Vijayawada.(ANI Photo)

Andhra Pradesh sanitiser deaths: Main accused arrested, learned from YouTube videos

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 09:54 AM IST
Sale Srinivas, the prime accused in the case, had worked in a petrol pump for some time before taking to manufacturing of sanitiser. Ten people have so far been arrested in the case, said Andhra Pradesh Police.
In unlock 3.0, a visitor uses a hand sanitising dispenser before entering a restaurant in Delhi’s Khan Market.(Photo: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
In unlock 3.0, a visitor uses a hand sanitising dispenser before entering a restaurant in Delhi’s Khan Market.(Photo: Sanjeev Verma/HT)

Hand sanitiser in Covid-19 pandemic: How much is too much?

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Naina Arora
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 08:32 AM IST
Warning against the excessive use of sanitisers, doctors say it can lead to conjunctivitis, hormonal issues, fertility issues, abdominal pain, metabolic disorders and even reduce immunity.
A member sanitizes their hands as they enter a GoodLife Fitness Centers Inc. gym on its first day of reopening in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on July 17, 2020.(Bloomberg File Photo)
A member sanitizes their hands as they enter a GoodLife Fitness Centers Inc. gym on its first day of reopening in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on July 17, 2020.(Bloomberg File Photo)

FDA warns Americans of toxic hand sanitisers amid Covid-19 pandemic

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:00 AM IST
Last week the agency issued a warning letter to Mexican manufacturer Eskbiochem SA de CV for marketing sanitiser containing more than 80% methanol and falsely claiming that it was “FDA approved”.
A still from TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, with the characters wearing face shields and gloves.
A still from TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, with the characters wearing face shields and gloves.

No physical aashirwaad, kiss will become flying kiss: How TV shows look like in the Covid-19 era

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 06:13 PM IST
With all precautionary measures for Covid-19 in place, shows on Indian television have undergone tweaks. From scenes being changed to avoid a gathering of people, no outdoor shoots, to incorporating face masks and hand sanitisers into the story, here’s what all is happening.
The machine will provide two types of N-95 masks and gloves will also be added.(ANI)
The machine will provide two types of N-95 masks and gloves will also be added.(ANI)

Vending machine installed at Chandigarh Railway Station to dispense masks, sanitisers to commuters

Chandigarh | By Asian News International | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury
PUBLISHED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:10 AM IST
The machine will provide two types of N-95 masks and gloves will also be added.
The intelligence agency which arrested the liquor company officials didn’t disclose their names.(Representative Photo/PTI)
The intelligence agency which arrested the liquor company officials didn’t disclose their names.(Representative Photo/PTI)

3 senior officials of liquor manufacturing company arrested in Bhopal

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 07:50 AM IST
Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh unit of the DGGI claimed to have unearthed tax evasion of more than Rs 500 crore on part of a gutkha and cigarette manufacturer in Indore in June.
The emergence of two- and three-play cloth masks as adequate protection (as opposed to the N95 masks that people thought were the only protection in March) has also played a role in ensuing adequate supply.(REUTERS)
The emergence of two- and three-play cloth masks as adequate protection (as opposed to the N95 masks that people thought were the only protection in March) has also played a role in ensuing adequate supply.(REUTERS)

Masks, sanitisers out of essentials’ list

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Since late March companies have significantly increased production of sanitisers and several have also entered these businesses.
The report had stated that the jail authorities had conducted 17,695 Covid-19 tests on inmates and jail staff.(HT photo)
The report had stated that the jail authorities had conducted 17,695 Covid-19 tests on inmates and jail staff.(HT photo)

‘Very sorry state of affairs’ notes Bombay HC on conducting Covid-19 tests in Maha prisons

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 05:49 PM IST
The PUCL, the largest and the oldest human rights organisation in the country, has drawn the court’s attention that the number of Covid-19 tests carried on inmates of the correctional homes and jails across Maharashtra was abysmally low, which prompted the HC to order the state government to make amends at the earliest
Devotees offer prayers inside Jhandewalan Temple after it opened to the public, post the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Devotees offer prayers inside Jhandewalan Temple after it opened to the public, post the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Travel for faith: NCR residents cross border to fulfil long pending meeting with almighty

Hindustan Times | By Aprajita Sharad, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 05:54 AM IST
As temples remained closed in NCR, residents are crossing the border to visit places of worship in the Capital, to seek blessings.
Around the world, many workers were looking for an alternative to buses and subways. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Around the world, many workers were looking for an alternative to buses and subways. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Cycle for health: Pandemic leads to a bicycle boom, and shortage, around the world

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:51 PM IST
If the monotony of a gym routine seems boring to you, or you hate being cooped up indoors, cycling is the best form of exercise for you.
Fragrances have pervaded spaces where they certainly don’t belong(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
Fragrances have pervaded spaces where they certainly don’t belong(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Smell and the city

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 12:21 AM IST
Like a devious tour guide, the nose leads us into risky emotional terrain
NTCA’s guidelines state there should be mandatory thermal scanning of all tourists and drivers, and that all visitors, guides and drivers should wear masks and face shields.(AP)
NTCA’s guidelines state there should be mandatory thermal scanning of all tourists and drivers, and that all visitors, guides and drivers should wear masks and face shields.(AP)

Corbett Tiger Reserve to reopen after 3 months, tourists limited to 3 zones

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 05:29 PM IST
The move follows the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) allowing tiger reserves across the country to open with all precautions.
Restaurants and shopping malls have been shut since the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Restaurants and shopping malls have been shut since the nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Malls, restaurants draw up plans to restart businesses but with restrictions

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 04:05 AM IST
Restaurant owners said they are working on a set of plans such as opening with just 30% to 50% seating capacity, putting a cap on parking facility to ensure less crowding, and presenting patrons with e-copies of drinks and food menus to minimise contact with staff and ensure social distancing.
Roughly 5,000 hygiene kits are sent per year to ImpactHK, an NGO in Hong Kong that works with the homeless, each with a soap inside. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Roughly 5,000 hygiene kits are sent per year to ImpactHK, an NGO in Hong Kong that works with the homeless, each with a soap inside. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

World Environment Day 2020: From five-star hotels to the homeless, Hong Kong NGO recycles soap

Hong Kong | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 01:03 PM IST
Soap Cycling is helping to recycle the hundreds of thousands of such bars discarded in hotels across Hong Kong, and distribute them in hygiene kits to the homeless and low-income communities.
The West Bengal government, in an order issued on Saturday, allowed intra-state (inter-district) movement of government and private buses from June 1, with passengers not more than the actual seating capacity of the bus.(PTI)
The West Bengal government, in an order issued on Saturday, allowed intra-state (inter-district) movement of government and private buses from June 1, with passengers not more than the actual seating capacity of the bus.(PTI)

Private bus owners in West Bengal divided over resuming services

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 03:36 PM IST
While the Bus Minibus Samannoy Samity on Sunday said that it will recommence services in some routes on an experimental basis, the Joint Council of Bus Syndicates said it will not be possible to run buses with only sitting capacity passengers on current fares as that would lead to losses.
The department of pharmaceuticals, in a directive, asked states to ensure that N-95 and surgical masks, gloves and hand sanitisers are available in sufficient quantities and their sales price doesn’t exceed the maximum retail price mentioned on the pack.(REUTERS)
The department of pharmaceuticals, in a directive, asked states to ensure that N-95 and surgical masks, gloves and hand sanitisers are available in sufficient quantities and their sales price doesn’t exceed the maximum retail price mentioned on the pack.(REUTERS)

Pharma department warns against profiteering and hoarding of N-95 masks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 02:36 PM IST
The department of pharmaceuticals, in a directive, asked states to ensure that N-95 and surgical masks, gloves and hand sanitisers are available in sufficient quantities and their sales price doesn’t exceed the maximum retail price mentioned on the pack.
The new guidelines have urged the district authorities to identify additional relief camps as per population density of villages to earmark space for social distancing norms.(AFP)
The new guidelines have urged the district authorities to identify additional relief camps as per population density of villages to earmark space for social distancing norms.(AFP)

Assam issues fresh guidelines for flood relief camps in view of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Floods during monsoon affect a majority of Assam’s 33 districts each year and displace several lakhs of people. Most of the displaced spend weeks in schools or temporary relief camps till the time the floodwaters subside.
The traditional yellow private taxis will also become operational in the city from Monday, albeit with a 30% hike in fare structure.(REUTERS)
The traditional yellow private taxis will also become operational in the city from Monday, albeit with a 30% hike in fare structure.(REUTERS)

Kolkata: Buses and taxis likely to hit the roads; maintaining social distancing could be a challenge

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 05:13 PM IST
The syndicate has decided to keep personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and sanitisers handy for passengers. Though the syndicate is willing to distribute hand sanitisers for free on buses, passengers will have to pay for a mask.
BIAL said it is taking additional precautions to create extra space, right from entry to boarding.(ANI)
BIAL said it is taking additional precautions to create extra space, right from entry to boarding.(ANI)

Ready to welcome passengers, says Bengaluru airport

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2020 02:17 PM IST
Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), operator of BLR Airport, said it has introduced a slew of measures, including social distancing, thermal screening, sanitisation and disinfection tunnels, as well as contactless F&B experience to ensure travellers pass through the airport as safely as possible.
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