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For a coffee meet with girlfriends, refrain from kissing and hugging, and take off the masks only to sip the cappuccinos!(Illustration: Aparna Ram)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: The new normal

By Seema Goswami | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Taking baby steps back into a post-Covid world
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Strict social distancing norms are likely to also be introduced inside planes, though officials and experts are yet to determine how that will be possible.(AP)
Strict social distancing norms are likely to also be introduced inside planes, though officials and experts are yet to determine how that will be possible.(AP)

Social distancing, curbs to mark flight and train travel

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 01:47 AM IST
One such SOP, released by the Airports Authority of India recently, suggests that flights are likely to resume at close to a third of their usual capacity, and airport terminals will open with only a few outlets for food and beverages.
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Punjab installs X-ray machine at J&K border to check arms, drug smuggling

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2019 01:30 AM IST
Thousands of vehicles from J&K enters into Punjab through the checkpost and to check smuggling of arms and drugs has remained a big challenge for the security forces
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The clip shows the boy walking towards the machine and reaching out below it with his arm(Twitter/@XHNews)
The clip shows the boy walking towards the machine and reaching out below it with his arm(Twitter/@XHNews)

Boy gets arm stuck in X-ray machine. Watch how he was rescued

By Malvika Kukreja
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 05:37 PM IST
The video shows how police, firefighters and medics helped rescue the boy.
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The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is planning to increase the number of mobile medical units in the district in 2019-20 to expand the civic body’s healthcare coverage, officials privy to the matter said.(Picture for representation)
The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) is planning to increase the number of mobile medical units in the district in 2019-20 to expand the civic body’s healthcare coverage, officials privy to the matter said.(Picture for representation)

Gurugram municipal body plans to expand medical units to serve people in remote locations

By Sonali Verma | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 04:42 AM IST
Gurugram’s only medical mobile unit, inaugurated in April 2018, has provided free healthcare services to more than 10,000 people living in remote and underserved areas in the district in the last 10 months.
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Union ministry of health and family welfare has added eight more devices to the list of drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Union ministry of health and family welfare has added eight more devices to the list of drugs under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Strict norms for 8 medical devices to ensure better quality

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 08:07 AM IST
The health ministry had earlier regulated 23 devices and with the addition of eight more such devices, the total number of devices to be specified as drugs has increased to 31. It would require same checks as drugs.
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India has a multi-tiered health facility structure with subcentres for every five villages, flowing into Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and district hospitals.(HT File / Representative Photo)
India has a multi-tiered health facility structure with subcentres for every five villages, flowing into Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Community Health Centres (CHCs) and district hospitals.(HT File / Representative Photo)

Health programmes need community engagement

By Ashok Alexander
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 07:31 AM IST
Only when people get involved, they become aware consumers, rather than passive recipients of doles.
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wildlife parts and species are being smuggled out of India via post offices.(HT File Photo (Representational Image))
wildlife parts and species are being smuggled out of India via post offices.(HT File Photo (Representational Image))

Now, wildlife smuggling via post office

By Joydeep Thakur | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2018 09:18 AM IST
At least 50 – 60 cases are being detected almost every year... sometimes live animals are also being smuggled, said Tilotama varma, additional director, Wildlife Crime Control Bureau.
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The first domestic flight from the airport, functioning from a temporary building in the premises of the Adampur Airforce base station, took off on Labour Day on May 1.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
The first domestic flight from the airport, functioning from a temporary building in the premises of the Adampur Airforce base station, took off on Labour Day on May 1.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)

Expansion plan: Adampur airport to get more facilities

By Parampreet Singh Narula | Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 02:32 PM IST
Upgrade: New terminal in an area of over 5,000 square metres will have all modern facilities. 
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