Saturday, 1 April, 2023
TopicEssential services

Topic: essential services

Unions say Essential Defence Services Bill against right to strike but even ILO sets limits

While introducing the Bill, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated that its provisions will not prevent ordnance factory workers from expressing their grievances.

Covid talent contests and Didi kitchens — how Dumka relied on community to survive lockdown

Dumka’s Deputy Commissioner writes on how connecting with people allowed her to be an accessible leader during the Jharkhand district’s Covid fight.

In Covid battle, this ‘army’ of volunteers is helping senior citizens, others stuck at home

A simple message on Facebook offering help has mushroomed into a pan-India community that answers distress calls, requests to check in on ageing parents, and so on.

Indians in lockdown find new passion in baking bread, and it’s helping them beat the blues

Be it supply-chain issues or the need to channel anxious energy, quarantined Indians are turning to the culture of baking bread in a big way.

How smokers are getting by without cigarettes in Covid-19 lockdown (it’s helping many quit)

Many smokers are struggling to get their daily dose of nicotine amid the lockdown. While some are grappling with withdrawal, others are using the chance to kick the butt.

A look inside Rajasthan’s closed highway dhabas when lockdown leaves no one to feed

Speaking to ThePrint, owners of several dhabas along Kota-Chittorgarh-Udaipur highway in Rajasthan said they're out of business. Many didn't know they could reopen from 20 April.

Agriculture, manufacturing units will drive GDP but more relief needed, say industry bodies

The govt Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for phase 2 of the lockdown, allowing hospitals, agricultural, manufacturing sectors, among others, to function.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Mahatma Gandhi during crises, Manu Joseph unhappy with essential goods

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Aruna Sundararajan, Suyash Rai, Rahul Verma and many more.

Centre tells states to punish those hoarding, black marketing essentials during lockdown

Communicating to chief secretaries of states & union territories, MHA said such acts can't be ruled out due to loss of production & labour crisis because of lockdown.

In coronavirus lockdown, add the arts to essential services list

Be it our return to the arts or our reliance on the people who do the jobs we don't want, Covid-19 is making us re-examine our views on these important realities.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.