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'People in villages cried, couldn't sleep when Tikait wept'

'People in villages cried, couldn't sleep when Tikait wept'

Rediff.com30 Jan 2021

Tikait's tears galvanised people, as on Saturday a large number of farmers and other supporters came to the protest site at the Delhi-UP border from not just his home state of Uttar Pradesh but from Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand as well to show solidarity with the movement.

Ladakh to make debut in Republic Day Parade on Rajpath

Ladakh to make debut in Republic Day Parade on Rajpath

Rediff.com22 Jan 2021

"Our tableau will be showcased for the first time on Rajpath in the grand parade. We had struggled to get a separate UT status and that aspiration was fulfilled in 2019 and we had celebrated it in Ladakh. And, now as an independent UT, with our own identity, we will be taking part in the ceremonial event. We feel very happy," said Diksit Palmo, who hails from Leh.

Volunteers polish shoes of farmers at Singhu border

Volunteers polish shoes of farmers at Singhu border

Rediff.com11 Jan 2021

The sewadars, which also include a woman, sit on the ground and urge people to offer their 'jodas' (shoes) while they wait in front of their makeshift counter, on the Haryana side of the Singhu border, close to a tent where farmer leaders speak vociferously against the new farm laws, reiterating demands for repealing them.

People shouldn't hesitate to get vaccinated: Delhi's 1st COVID patient

People shouldn't hesitate to get vaccinated: Delhi's 1st COVID patient

Rediff.com11 Jan 2021

With final preparations underway and the vaccine set to arrive in the national capital in the next couple of days, Rohit Datta, who was the first person to be diagnosed with coronavirus infection on March 1, said "it feels surreal".

Feeding a revolution: Sustaining the farmers' fight in streets

Feeding a revolution: Sustaining the farmers' fight in streets

Rediff.com10 Jan 2021

Community kitchens punctuate the sea of farmers who have descended on the site and are in no mood to relent or retreat until their demands are met by the Centre.

Faridkot farmer cycles 400 km to reach Tikri border

Faridkot farmer cycles 400 km to reach Tikri border

Rediff.com22 Dec 2020

Armed with hope and a revolutionary poem by noted Punjabi poet 'Pash', a farmer cycled nearly 400 km from Fardikot to the Tikri border to join the massive protest by peasants against the new farm laws.

Told Kamala she's going to win, says proud uncle

Told Kamala she's going to win, says proud uncle

Rediff.com8 Nov 2020

Delhi-based Balachandran said he was feeling "proud and happy", describing Harris as a fighter.

Covid-19: Delhi sees 5,866 home isolation cases in 10 days

Covid-19: Delhi sees 5,866 home isolation cases in 10 days

Rediff.com1 Nov 2020

Between October 21 and October 31, the rise in home isolation cases stood at over 41 per cent, as per the official figures.

Covid warriors can't march on empty stomach: Docs protesting for salaries

Covid warriors can't march on empty stomach: Docs protesting for salaries

Rediff.com16 Oct 2020

Resident doctors of three North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)-run hospitals are currently holding an agitating seeking release of their salaries due for the last three months.

Delhi Metro's plans amid COVID-19

Delhi Metro's plans amid COVID-19

Rediff.com29 Aug 2020

Metro rail services were closed on March 22 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kamala's VP nomination not a surprise: Delhi uncle

Kamala's VP nomination not a surprise: Delhi uncle

Rediff.com12 Aug 2020

Gopalan Balachandran, Harris' maternal uncle, said she will script many firsts if she wins and expressed the hope her top-level position will give Indians in the US "greater access" in interacting with the US administration.

Newborn at Delhi hospital gets mother's milk from Leh

Newborn at Delhi hospital gets mother's milk from Leh

Rediff.com21 Jul 2020

The boy was born through a C-section on June 16 at Sonam Nurboo Memorial Hospital in Leh and 30-year-old Dorjey Palmo found out that her baby was unable to suckle when she tried to feed him. The baby underwent a complex life-saving surgery recently at a private hospital New Delhi.

106-yr-old who was child during Spanish Flu survives COVID-19

106-yr-old who was child during Spanish Flu survives COVID-19

Rediff.com6 Jul 2020

He not only recovered from COVID-19, he recovered faster than his son, who is also very old.

106-yr-old who was a child during Spanish Flu survives COVID-19

106-yr-old who was a child during Spanish Flu survives COVID-19

Rediff.com5 Jul 2020

The 106-year-old patient was discharged from the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) recently after recovering, where his wife, son and another family member also recuperated after contracting the novel coronavirus infection, they said.

How do plasma banks work? Experts answer

How do plasma banks work? Experts answer

Rediff.com2 Jul 2020

Plasma is separated from the blood of donors using a plasmapheresis machine. ILBS has 10 of these machines at present, and two more are expected to arrive soon, the senior doctor at ILBS said.

Feeling 'cheated' by parties, migrants vow not to cast vote

Feeling 'cheated' by parties, migrants vow not to cast vote

Rediff.com24 May 2020

'All governments disappointed us. Now we don't have faith in any of them'

Migrant in viral photo discharged, taken home on bicycle

Migrant in viral photo discharged, taken home on bicycle

Rediff.com19 May 2020

Rampukar's wife Bimal Devi had walked about 3-4 km towards the hospital on Monday when their young distant nephew, on his way to buy ration on a bicycle, saw her and instead of going to a shop offered her a ride to the hospital, Rampukar said.

We poor will just die, says migrant in viral image

We poor will just die, says migrant in viral image

Rediff.com18 May 2020

Rampukar Pandit, whose mournful face became emblematic of the tragedy faced by poor migrants currently, is currently in hospital, but all he wishes is to return home.

Migrant in viral photo reaches Bihar, couldn't see son

Migrant in viral photo reaches Bihar, couldn't see son

Rediff.com17 May 2020

The powerful image of the distraught man, struggling to reach home in Begusarai, almost 1,200 km away during the nationwide lockdown, was widely shared across all media, becoming a defining image of the trauma of lakhs of migrant labourers stranded away from home.

All you need to know about COVID-19 testing

All you need to know about COVID-19 testing

Rediff.com14 Apr 2020

Two kinds of diagnostic tests are being currently used in India -- RT-PCR test and rapid antibodies test -- as per the global health norms.

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