Gaurav Saini

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Parents grieve as Covid snatches their young ones

Parents grieve as Covid snatches their young ones

Rediff.com2 days ago

'Never before had I heard or seen anyone of this age dying due to COVID-19. This is the first I believe. The situation is really scary'

India's largest COVID facility in Delhi to be revived

India's largest COVID facility in Delhi to be revived

Rediff.com17 Apr 2021

The 10,200-bed facility was inaugurated on July 5 last year and was operated by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. The centre was 1,700 feet long and 700 feet wide -- roughly the size of 20 football fields -- and had 200 enclosures with 50 beds each.

Farmers' 'R-Day tableaux' to depict ongoing protest

Farmers' 'R-Day tableaux' to depict ongoing protest

Rediff.com25 Jan 2021

The Republic Day tractor parade by agitating farmers will feature a number of tableaux from across states depicting village life, the protest against the Centre's contentious farm laws, and hailing their courage, according to organisers.

Vaccine fear is unwarranted: Delhi man after getting jab

Vaccine fear is unwarranted: Delhi man after getting jab

Rediff.com16 Jan 2021

'Many of them were scared. So, I went to my seniors and said I should be given the vaccine first. I wanted to prove to my colleagues that there is no need to be scared'

Farmers' stir: 'Those who give dough can also have pizza'

Farmers' stir: 'Those who give dough can also have pizza'

Rediff.com13 Dec 2020

The 'pizza langar' has hogged headlines and garnered compliments from different quarters, and also brickbats from a certain section.

Have enough ammunition for winters, say protesting farmers

Have enough ammunition for winters, say protesting farmers

Rediff.com11 Dec 2020

Volunteers from a multitude of non-profit organisations have been supplying coffee, tea, milk, jaggery, dates, and peanuts to the farmers in their trolleys and sheds.

Elderly farmers determined to keep up the fight

Elderly farmers determined to keep up the fight

Rediff.com9 Dec 2020

Come ill-health, physical discomfort or family occasions, the men keep up the cheer and ensure their physical limitations don't cloud their optimism and their will to win the fight.

'Covid took away everything, now roof being taken away'

'Covid took away everything, now roof being taken away'

Rediff.com13 Sep 2020

'Why do politicians ask for votes if they cannot rehabilitate us? Where do we go -- to the footpath?'

COVID-19 duty kept doctor away from home for 5 months

COVID-19 duty kept doctor away from home for 5 months

Rediff.com5 Sep 2020

The nodal officer for novel coronavirus at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital in Delhi has not been home for nearly five months. Duty and fear of spreading the infection among the family members kept him away.

COVID-19 turns Eid insipid for goat sellers

COVID-19 turns Eid insipid for goat sellers

Rediff.com25 Jul 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic has hit businesses and people who could afford four goats till last year do not have enough money to buy even one this Eid.

Why this class 12 student is carrying Covid bodies

Why this class 12 student is carrying Covid bodies

Rediff.com18 Jun 2020

'This is a dangerous job, as I am at a higher risk of contracting the infection, but I need the job'

Our families need us in this tough time, say migrants

Our families need us in this tough time, say migrants

Rediff.com19 May 2020

"I have only Rs 200 left with me. I have not even got the refund for the cancelled ticket. We don't have agricultural land back home. I know it will be hard there, but I will be with my family. I am happy having 'roti and chutney' with them," says Jitendra Mahto, a migrant.

Hiding from police, migrants try to walk home in heat

Hiding from police, migrants try to walk home in heat

Rediff.com18 May 2020

'They treat us like garbage. We are not humans for them'

COVID-19: Sanitation workers go beyond call of duty

COVID-19: Sanitation workers go beyond call of duty

Rediff.com13 Apr 2020

'It's our duty, and we are not going to step back from it. The entire country, including our prime minister, has been supporting us'

Riot-hit families at relief camps now fear coronavirus

Riot-hit families at relief camps now fear coronavirus

Rediff.com5 Mar 2020

'Lekin jab ghar hi jal gaya to coronavirus kya kar lega'

After violence, locals live in dark in riot-hit Delhi

After violence, locals live in dark in riot-hit Delhi

Rediff.com2 Mar 2020

Scores of people in violence-hit areas of northeast Delhi have been spending their nights in the dark as power lines damaged during the riots remain unrepaired and dangle precariously outside their houses.

Hindus from Pak celebrate, newborn named 'Nagrikta'

Hindus from Pak celebrate, newborn named 'Nagrikta'

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

In the Majnu Ka Tila area in New Delhi, Children carrying tricolour burst crackers and shouted 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.