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File: Red Cross president Francesco Rocca (media.irfc.org)

Fake news on Covid-19 vaccines a ‘second pandemic,’ says Red Cross chief

United Nations | By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 08:45 AM IST
In a virtual briefing to the UN Correspondents Association on Monday, Red Cross president Francesco Rocca urged governments to combat “fake news” about Covid-19 vaccines.

Four thousand members of Shincheonji Church of Jesus donate plasma for the third time

PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:45 PM IST
The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) requested Shincheonji Church of Jesus last month for their participation in plasma donation.
The photo shows the post done by the Red Cross.(Twitter@ICRC)
The photo shows the post done by the Red Cross.(Twitter@ICRC)

Red Cross shares PSA from 1918. Guess the similarity it has with 2020

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:31 PM IST
The PSA then details how by wearing a mask people not only save themselves but also their children and neighbours.
With India’s caseload on course to hit one million on Friday or Saturday -- and fatalities approaching 25,000 -- authorities across the country are reimposing restrictions that have only recently been lifted.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
With India’s caseload on course to hit one million on Friday or Saturday -- and fatalities approaching 25,000 -- authorities across the country are reimposing restrictions that have only recently been lifted.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

New lockdowns ordered as India’s Covid-19 cases near one million

Patna | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 16, 2020 02:05 PM IST
Bihar went into a 15-day lockdown at midnight, a day after IT hub Bangalore -- home to 13 million people -- shut down for a week.
The app will cater to entire Delhi-NCR, and has the facility of placing an order for up to four units in one go.(Twitter/@IndianRedCross)
The app will cater to entire Delhi-NCR, and has the facility of placing an order for up to four units in one go.(Twitter/@IndianRedCross)

Health ministry and Indian Red Cross launch app to order blood in Delhi-NCR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 01:32 PM IST
The app’s scope will be expanded in future, with plans of linking more blood banks to it and also in other cities.
Seven teenagers in Gurugram are providing sanitary napkins to migrant women with help of an NGO.
Seven teenagers in Gurugram are providing sanitary napkins to migrant women with help of an NGO.

Gurugram teens help migrant women keep menstrual hygiene amid Covid-19 pandemic

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 12:20 AM IST
A campaign, started by seven youngsters, aims to provide sanitary napkins to migrant women.
Red Cross staff and crematorium staff arguing over the body of Covid-19 patient Omkar Singh from Hoshiarpur, who died in PGI on Saturday. Red Cross staff refused to carry the body inside the LPG crematorium in Sector 25 West in Chandigarh on Sunday.(Anil Dayal/HT)
Red Cross staff and crematorium staff arguing over the body of Covid-19 patient Omkar Singh from Hoshiarpur, who died in PGI on Saturday. Red Cross staff refused to carry the body inside the LPG crematorium in Sector 25 West in Chandigarh on Sunday.(Anil Dayal/HT)

Row as workers transporting body of Covid-19 patient refuse to place it on pyre in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shub Karman Dhaliwal, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Video shows Sector 25 crematorium workers arguing with Red Cross team members, asking them not to leave it on the floor of the facility
The society plans to speak to hospitals to get details of patients who recovered in past one month.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The society plans to speak to hospitals to get details of patients who recovered in past one month.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Red Cross plans log of recovered patients

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:47 AM IST
The therapy isn’t approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research as a regular line of treatment and the health ministry said on Tuesday that it can only be done as a trial, with requisite clearances from regulators.
People waiting in a queue for food in the heat of noon in colony no 4 of Industrial Area Phase 1, Chandigarh, amid the curfew on Wednesday.(Keshav Singh/HT photo)
People waiting in a queue for food in the heat of noon in colony no 4 of Industrial Area Phase 1, Chandigarh, amid the curfew on Wednesday.(Keshav Singh/HT photo)

Many mouths, little food: Poor pay price for UT’s miscalculation

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta & Munieshwer A Sagar, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2020 11:03 PM IST
With social distancing tossed aside, hundreds of people are queuing up for a meal at the one or two distribution points in their areas
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)

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

Hindustan Times | By Shoba Narayan
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 02:41 AM IST
Think of this as a time to recalibrate your perspective on life
Charges include ₹5 for two wheelers and ₹10 for four wheelers(HT PHOTO)
Charges include ₹5 for two wheelers and ₹10 for four wheelers(HT PHOTO)

Paid parking begins in Panchkula’s commercial hubs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2020 12:52 AM IST
Monthly revenues of about 8 lakh to10 lakh are expected to be generated from the lots.
David Warner expressed respect for firefighters and volunteers(David Warner/Instagram)
David Warner expressed respect for firefighters and volunteers(David Warner/Instagram)

‘These fires are beyond words’: David Warner shares emotional message after seeing ‘shocking’ image

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Australia will take on New Zealand in the 3rd Test match at Sydney and Cricket Australia’s head of operations Peter Roach has said that there will be possible delays in the match if air quality plummets due to smoke.
Agatha Christie had worked as a nurse in a Red Cross hospital during World War I. In her autobiography, she writes of her slack periods when all she did was “sit around in a room surrounded by poisons”.(Getty Images)
Agatha Christie had worked as a nurse in a Red Cross hospital during World War I. In her autobiography, she writes of her slack periods when all she did was “sit around in a room surrounded by poisons”.(Getty Images)

The fatal dose: Poison in Agatha Christie’s works

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 02, 2019 06:26 PM IST
Agatha Christie’s first novel is almost 100 years old. Poison played a role in it, and in her later works too
Volunteers depart on a motor-boat to rescue people trapped by the rising waters of Hurricane Dorian, on a flooded road near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Tuesday.(AP File Photo)
Volunteers depart on a motor-boat to rescue people trapped by the rising waters of Hurricane Dorian, on a flooded road near the Causarina bridge in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Tuesday.(AP File Photo)

After inflicting ‘extreme damage’ on Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian closes in on Florida

Marsh Harbour, Bahamas | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:07 AM IST
As many as 13,000 homes in the Bahamas may have been destroyed or severely damaged, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said.
Aditya Kumar Singh, Shivam Kumar Singh, Shubham Kumar Prasad and Anant Kumar Prasad with 5-year-old Khenka Murmu, visually impaired by both eyes in Jamshedpur on Saturday August 25,2019-(Photo by Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Aditya Kumar Singh, Shivam Kumar Singh, Shubham Kumar Prasad and Anant Kumar Prasad with 5-year-old Khenka Murmu, visually impaired by both eyes in Jamshedpur on Saturday August 25,2019-(Photo by Manoj Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Kids’ offer piggy bank savings to bring back vision of blind kid in Jharkhand

Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 07:19 AM IST
The emotional incident happened during a free eye check up camp organised by Red Cross in Rammanohar Lohia Netralaya at Bagbera police station (PS) roundabout on Saturday. “Kids voluntarily came to help us for the help of eye patients.
According to the new norms, a medical certificate will be needed only at the time of renewing a regular driving licence.(HT File Photo)
According to the new norms, a medical certificate will be needed only at the time of renewing a regular driving licence.(HT File Photo)

Come September, medical certificate not needed to get learner’s licence in Chandigarh

Chandigarh | By Munieshwer A Sagar
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 08:55 AM IST
At present, a person applying for a learner’s licence to drive a vehicle in Chandigarh has to submit Forms No. 1 and 1A, an application-cum-declaration testifying to his or her physical fitness.
The archive in Bad Arolsen says with help from Israel’s Yad Vashem, documents with information on more than 2.2 million people are now available online(ht file photo / representative image)
The archive in Bad Arolsen says with help from Israel’s Yad Vashem, documents with information on more than 2.2 million people are now available online(ht file photo / representative image)

Germany’s Holocaust archive releases documents for research on victims

Berlin (Germany) | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON MAY 21, 2019 04:09 PM IST
More than 13 million documents from Nazi concentration camps by the International Tracing Service in Germany.
The viral video shows a boy, named Ahmed, dancing with happiness.(Twitter/@ICRC)
The viral video shows a boy, named Ahmed, dancing with happiness.(Twitter/@ICRC)

Video of Afghanistani kid is going viral for this heartening reason

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 02:28 PM IST
The heartening video of little Ahmed has received more than 61,000 views and over 2,000 ‘likes’. Several people have poured in their reactions to the video in the comments section of the tweet.
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) convoy seen crossing into eastern Ghouta near Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria.(REUTERS)
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) convoy seen crossing into eastern Ghouta near Wafideen camp in Damascus, Syria.(REUTERS)

Red Cross appeals for information on New Zealand nurse, drivers missing in Syria since 2013

Geneva/Wellington | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2019 09:02 AM IST
Breaking its silence on the case, the independent aid agency identified the three as Louisa Akavi, a nurse from New Zealand, and Syrian drivers Alaa Rajab and Nabil Bakdounes.
More than 215 people were killed by the storm in the three countries, including more than 80 in Zimbabwe’s eastern Chimanimani region and more than 50 in Malawi, according to official figures.(Reuters)
More than 215 people were killed by the storm in the three countries, including more than 80 in Zimbabwe’s eastern Chimanimani region and more than 50 in Malawi, according to official figures.(Reuters)

More than 1,000 feared dead as Cyclone Idai ravages three countries in Africa

Johannesburg (South Africa) | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 09:54 AM IST
More than 1,000 people were feared dead in Mozambique four days after a cyclone slammed into the country, submerging entire villages and leaving bodies floating in the floodwaters, the nation’s president said.
Instructor Shweta Singh demonstrating how to provide first aid at the IISF 2018 being held at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
Instructor Shweta Singh demonstrating how to provide first aid at the IISF 2018 being held at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)

Now, a Guinness record for ‘largest first aid lesson’

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2018 01:31 PM IST
Breathtaking feat: As many as 3,540 students of Lucknow come together under one roof to learn lesson on first aid.
A building burns after explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States in this September 13, 2018 photo from social media by Boston Sparks. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via Reuters.(REUTERS)
A building burns after explosions in Lawrence, Massachusetts, United States in this September 13, 2018 photo from social media by Boston Sparks. Boston Sparks/Social Media/via Reuters.(REUTERS)

1 dead, 12 injured after 70 fires, gas explosions reported in US; three towns evacuated

New York | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 10:16 AM IST
Mass evacuations from US towns north of Boston were underway after dozens of fires and suspected gas explosions erupted, leaving at least six injuries. Police said they had responded to 70 reports of fires, explosions and smell of gas in the three towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.
Severe flooding in North Korea has killed at least 76 people with another 75 missing, many of them children, the Red Cross said Thursday.(AFP File Photo)
Severe flooding in North Korea has killed at least 76 people with another 75 missing, many of them children, the Red Cross said Thursday.(AFP File Photo)

Severe flooding in North Korea kills 76: Red Cross

Agence France-Presse, Pyongyang | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2018 06:11 PM IST
Thousands of people have been left homeless after heavy rains triggered floods and landslides, toppling more than 800 buildings including houses, clinics and schools.
Patients and their family relatives stay at a makeshift hospital ward in Mataram on Indonesia's Lombok island on August 20, 2018.(AFP)
Patients and their family relatives stay at a makeshift hospital ward in Mataram on Indonesia's Lombok island on August 20, 2018.(AFP)

10 killed in multiple quakes in Indonesia’s Lombok island, relief efforts stepped up

AFP, Mataram | By Agence France Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 12:51 PM IST
Holiday island is already reeling from two devastating quakes on July 29 and August 5.
People walk past damaged cars at the entrance of Al-Thawra hospital after an air strike in the Red Sea town of Hodeida on August 2.(AFP File Photo)
People walk past damaged cars at the entrance of Al-Thawra hospital after an air strike in the Red Sea town of Hodeida on August 2.(AFP File Photo)

55 civilians killed, 170 injured in attacks on Yemen’s Hodeida: Red Cross

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 12:21 PM IST
Yemeni government forces backed by a Saudi-led coalition have been conducting an offensive to capture Hodeida from Iran-backed Huthi rebels but announced last month they were pausing the assault to give UN mediation efforts a chance.
A man carries Buthaina Muhammad Mansour, believed to be four or five, rescued from the site of a Saudi-led air strike that killed eight of her family members in Sanaa, Yemen August 25, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)
A man carries Buthaina Muhammad Mansour, believed to be four or five, rescued from the site of a Saudi-led air strike that killed eight of her family members in Sanaa, Yemen August 25, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)

26 people killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Yemen’s Hodeidah fishing port

Sanaa | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 12:02 AM IST
Air strikes on Thursday by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia on a fishing port and fish market in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah killed 26 people
15-year-old boy returns home after spending 45 days in the Red Cross de-addiction centre.
15-year-old boy returns home after spending 45 days in the Red Cross de-addiction centre.

Sangrur boy hooked to drugs returns home after 45-day rehab

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By Avtar Singh, Sangrur
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2018 12:31 PM IST
The family got to know about his addiction and consequent stepping into the world of crime when he was caught with 18,000 by his labourer parents.
(HT file photo)
(HT file photo)

Dalit carries body on hand cart due to lack of hearse in MP town

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar | By Anupam Pateriya
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2018 11:07 PM IST
A dalit carried his brother-in-law’s body on a hand cart through the city on Saturday for around 6 km due to unavailability of a hearse
People search among the wreckage of a boat destroyed by Cyclone Mekunu in Socotra Island, Yemen, May 25, 2018. Picture taken May 25, 2018.(REUTERS File Photo)
People search among the wreckage of a boat destroyed by Cyclone Mekunu in Socotra Island, Yemen, May 25, 2018. Picture taken May 25, 2018.(REUTERS File Photo)

Death toll in Oman, Yemen from Cyclone Mekunu rises to 30

Associated Press, Dubai | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2018 04:58 PM IST
The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said in a statement that the majority of the fatalities happened on the Yemeni island of Socotra, where 20 were killed
The accident happened last night in Kiryandongo, about 220 kilometres (140 miles) north of the capital Kampala.(Representative Photo)
The accident happened last night in Kiryandongo, about 220 kilometres (140 miles) north of the capital Kampala.(Representative Photo)

48 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck

Press Trust of India, Kampala | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2018 07:17 PM IST
At least 48 people including 16 children died in northern Uganda when a bus hit a tractor driving with no lights at night and then a truck
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