LIFESTYLE & LEISURE


David Armstrong, Annie Waldman  and   Daniel Golden (ProPublica) 19 March 2020
A federal crackdown on professors’ undisclosed outside activities is achieving what China has long struggled to do: spur Chinese scientists to return home. In this crisis, it’s costing the U.S. intellectual firepower.   On the fourth floor of the University of Florida cancer research...

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Moneylife Digital Team 18 March 2020
A lot of people are under the impression that testing should be done for Covid-19 freely and some people are also under the impression that any citizen who wants to be tested should be allowed to be tested. Here is what Mahesh Murthy, private equity investor, who returned from a country that...

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Amid the rapid spread of coronavirus cases, there has been a mad rush to buy and stock medical masks in several countries including India. But does everybody need to wear a mask to protect themselves from the disease? And even if you need to, what are the right procedures to...

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Weather change that is associated with common cold cases in India in the month of March-April has left millions of people who are down with seasonal cough or cold symptoms self-isolating themselves -- an exercise which is only creating unnecessary fear in the country, say health...

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SHARON THAMBALA (IANS) 18 March 2020
The Karnataka government's 'work from home' advisory to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, has turned India's tech hub into a ghost town, with the bustling campuses of IT majors like Infosys and Wipro deserted as thousands of their techies are missing in action since...

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Charles Ornstein (ProPublica) 18 March 2020
Mixed messaging from all levels of government is putting Americans at risk and will speed the spread of the coronavirus. No matter what politicians say, public health experts agree. Stay home, even if you feel fine.   On Saturday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter to ask...

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AHANA BHATTACHARYA (IANS) 18 March 2020
As per notification issued by Indian Motion Pictures Producers' Association, Federation of Western India Cine Employees and other similar bodies, shooting for films, TV shows, digital shows and all other entertainment formats will be stopped between March 19 and 31 owing to the COVID-19...

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Veeresh Malik Veeresh Malik 17 March 2020
A few days ago I needed to enter a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine for a brain scan. Having been in tighter squeeze spaces as a seafarer, the experience was not disturbing for me, but it may well be worth your while if you are aware of what it is like.    You are required to...

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Telangana Police on Monday arrested three persons and booked a fourth man for spreading fake news about coronavirus on social media.   Three people including a WhatsApp group admin were arrested in Yadadri Bhongir district. Police said they spread false news on the social platforms by...

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With three patients from Rajasthan cured, the total number of patients freed from the Coronavirus has reached 13 in India.   The Union Health Ministry said till Sunday night, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across India were 110, including the foreign...

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In a bid to ensure the availability of masks and hand sanitisers in the market and their sale at MRP in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the Central government has decided to bring both the commodities under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.   The Union Ministry...

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Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam 14 March 2020
Ankush (1986) was co-produced, directed and edited by N Chandra. The movie was a surprise hit of the year even when some big-budget Bollywood films bit the dust in the same period. The film is still remembered for a realistic portrayal of a set of angry youth and Ghanshyam Vaswani’s bhajan –...

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be quarantines for a period of 14 days after his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said in a statement.   Although the Canadian leader has exhibited no symptoms of the disease, "he will be...

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The 112 people who were evacuated from Wuhan in China and kept in quarantine at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) facility in Chhawla here have tested negative for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and they will start leaving the facility on Friday, officials said.   The ITBP...

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In a bid to curb opportunist marketing of high-priced face masks and hand sanitizers in view of growing demand due to coronavirus pandemic, Amazon has started putting more restrictions on sellers of these goods on its third-party marketplace platform.   In a note to some sellers of...

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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has prepared a draft for guidelines for home quarantine, as well as for the use of masks by public, in view of coronavirus.   What to do in Home Quarantine?   The government says, for those taking refuge to home quarantine should stay...

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday declared coronavirus disease as a pandemic, with its chief expressed his "deep concern" over "alarming levels of inaction" in combating the virus spread.   WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, at a press conference at...

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Marshall Allen  and   Lisa Song (ProPublica) 11 March 2020
Sanitizers that don’t contain the CDC’s recommended minimum of 60% alcohol are flying off store shelves and listed by sellers on Amazon for outrageous prices.   Here is what you need to know. It’s tempting, especially now, to buy one of the many hand sanitizers whose label says it...

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Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam Bhagyalakshmi Seshachalam 06 March 2020
Freak accidents on film sets have been sparsely reported in the Indian media. The recent accident that took place on the sets of director Shankar’s Tamil film Indian-2 led to the loss of lives of three technicians in a jiffy. Lead actors Kamal Haasan and Kajal Agarwal had a narrow escape when...

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The overall death toll in China due to the novel coronavirus increased to 3,012 with a total of 80,409 confirmed cases on Thursday, even as the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak in the mainland, has continued strict measures in an effort to curb the virus from spreading any...

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