‘Gloomy tunes’ in Covid pandemic- The New Indian Express

'Gloomy tunes' in Covid pandemic- The New Indian Express

Express News Service BENGALURU: As auditoriums and other place of social gathering are now allowed to open up with reasonable restrictions, music artistes feel there is still a long road to recovery. Bengaluru-based musical bands are facing the wrath of the pandemic, impeding their social and economic growth in the entertainment industry. Some musical bands … Read more

August 2, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Flood Woes

August 2, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Flood Woes

Floods in the major rivers of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar had by the night of August 1 engulfed 37 districts in the two states, while in Assam the deluge compelled the authorities to seek the help of the army in Dibrugarh subdivision for relief and rescue work. According to official reports, about 9.3 million people … Read more

Kerala government must strategise vaccine delivery to most affected districts. Centre should ramp up vaccine supplies.

Kerala government must strategise vaccine delivery to most affected districts. Centre should ramp up vaccine supplies.

After falling appreciably for most of May and June, India’s Covid graph plateaued last month. Kerala has been one of the notable outliers in the country’s second wave recovery. The state added more than 20,000 cases every day on five days last week — about half the country’s caseload — and its positivity rate is … Read more

A year later, the national education policy remains a guide to the future, but there are challenges.

A year later, the national education policy remains a guide to the future, but there are challenges.

It’s been a year since the National Education Policy 2020 laid out a map for a long-overdue re-imagination of Indian education. Twelve months is too short a time to evaluate a policy which proposes vital shifts in education — from creating a system in which “children not only learn, but more importantly learn how to … Read more

Low-lying areas put on high alert

Mandals alongside the Krishna river, between Jaggaiahpeta and Avanigadda, were put on high alert as heavy inflows are expected late on Sunday or early hours of Monday. As of Sunday noon, Nagarjuna Sagar was receiving 4.5 lakh cusecs flood and the discharge at Pulichintala project downstream will increase to 2 lakh cusecs by Sunday night … Read more

Trekking to celebrate Friendship Day

To celebrate Friendship Day, the Vijayawada chapter of the Youth Hostels Association of India organised a trekking programme in the dense Kondapally forest region on Sunday. Close to 70 nature lovers of all ages became part of this adventurous trip. Climbing hills, descending valleys and crossing the gurgling water bodies, the participants had loads of … Read more

Move to enrol vulnerable tribal children in schools

The Andhra Pradesh Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society (APTWREIS) has embarked on a drive to bring children belonging to the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) into the school fold. To enrol students from this group in the exclusive 10 PVTG schools with a capacity to accommodate 640 students in each of them, the Society … Read more

Pandemic no bar: How some Delhi students overturned odds to come out with flying colours in Class 12

Pandemic no bar: How some Delhi students overturned odds to come out with flying colours in Class 12

From contracting and surviving Covid-19 just ahead of the practical tests to coping with the family’s financial setbacks as the pandemic raged, several Class 12 students in the Capital braved all odds thrown up by the pandemic to come out with flying colours in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results announced on Friday. … Read more

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