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Got cracked heels in Summers? Treat it with ‘Ghar Ka Nuska’

Shahnaz Husain Dry skin on your feet is caused by various reasons but cracked heels also referred to as heel fissures develop mainly due to dehydration, extremely hot conditions plus pressure from walking and it's really common. About 30 per cent of adults experience cracked skin on their feet. This can occur in both adults and children and seems to affect women more often than men. If you've been outside barefoot, wears open-back shoes as we call them in Hawaii chappals wearing flip flop high heels sandals this summer, The...
India

Women leading fight against COVID-19 in Northeast: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, July 4: Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said the women in the northeast are taking the lead in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and helping the region emerge as a model for COVID-19 management. Interacting with various self-help groups associated with the North Eastern Region Community Resource and Management Programme (NERCORMP) through a webinar, Singh said the women power ("matrashakti") of the Northeastern region is also taking the lead in all spheres of economic activity after a successful management of the coronavirus pandemic. "Women have excelled...
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Governments

By stating that Nagaland is overrun by armed gangs of extortionists, our Honourable Governor, Mr. R.N. Ravi, has stirred up a hornet's nest of outraged rejoinders and protestations of innocence from the 9 "Governments" (State Government + I-M Government +7 NNPG Governments = 9 Governments) fighting over Nagaland. I have not included the NSCN (Khaplang) for reasons which will be explained later in the article. And just to get it out of the way, the State Government's claim that Article 371A1(b) is no longer valid, because the State Assembly passed...
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Amending RPwD Act will have negative impact on persons with disabilities, say activists

New Delhi, July 4: Activists have urged the government not to go ahead with the proposed amendments to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to decriminalise minor offences, saying these will nullify the "little achievements" gained over the years and negatively impact people with disabilities. The Finance Ministry last month proposed to decriminalise minor offences, including those relating to cheque bounce and repayment of loans, in as many as 19 legislations. In line with that, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social...
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PM pitches for Atmanirbhar App ecosystem, says IT is tackling disruption brought about by COVID-19

New Delhi, July 4: Days after the government banned 59 Chinese apps, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday invited the start-up and tech community to participate in the "Aatmanirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge". The prime minister has launched the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation Challenge" to identify the best Indian apps that are already being used by citizens and have the potential to scale and become world class apps in their respective categories, an official statement said Modi also said that the challenge will help create an "Aatmanirbhar App Ecosystem". "Who knows,...
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ICMR says following all globally accepted norms to fast-track vaccine; wants to ”cut red tape”

New Delhi, July 4: As experts cautioned against rushing the process for developing a COVID-19 vaccine after the ICMR stated it plans to launch one by August 15, the apex health research body on Saturday stressed that it is acting in accordance with the globally accepted norms to fast-track vaccine development for diseases of pandemic potential. The ICMR said that the letter by Director General of ICMR Dr Balram Bhargava to principal investigators of the clinical trial sites was meant to cut unnecessary red tape, without bypassing any necessary process,...
North East

Manipur official allays fears of COVID-19 community transmission

Imphal, July 4: As reports of 27 policemen testing positive for COVID-19 triggered panic in parts of Manipur's Jiribam, a senior official allayed fears of community transmission and said all of them had come in contact with a colleague who was recently diagnosed with the disease. Talking to reporters on Saturday, K Rajo, the director of Manipur health and family welfare services, said there had been "no instance of COVID-19 community transmission in the state" and necessary measures being taken to curb the spread of the disease. "Most of the...
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