Highlights of India Today Hindi 5th May 2021, issue:
Cover Story: Covid 2.0
Naya Khauf, Ukhadti Sansen
As the coronavirus returns in a more infectious variant, a beleaguered nation struggles to cope with the challenges and keep up its fight
Ground Zero States
Dahashat aur Naumeedi
Health services across states are on the verge of a breakdown. Patients are struggling to get hospital beds, Covid test reports are delayed by days and there is an acute scarcity of oxygen and vital drugs
Sarhad par fir tanatani
More than two months after hundreds of Indian and Chinese soldiers, tanks and vehicles pulled back from the northern and southern banks of the Pangong Tso and the Kailash Range, an attenuated standoff looks set to continue through the summer. Indian and Chinese troops continue to confront each other at the Hot Springs and Gogra Post, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh.
Upfront: Janmsthan Vivad
Hanuman Ke Janmsthan
On the occasion of Sri Rama Navami, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), custodian of the richest Hindu shrine, unveiled “mythological, epigraphic and geographic evidence” to claim that Tirumala is the birthplace of the Hindu god Hanuman. There are other contenders also from Karnataka and Jharkhand.
Upfront: Bengal Ki Jung
After being banned for campaign by Election commission West Bengal chief minister Mamta Banarjee sat near the statue for several hours, apparently engrossed in painting. Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders camped some distance away in solidarity. The lone warrior on political battlefield challenging the opponents.
Upfront: Kumbh Mela
Korona ka graham bhari
Haridwar Kumbh mela turned into Covid hotspot. Ffollowing the surge in Covid-19 cases, several akhadas (congregations) of seers have departed the festival grounds. For instance, of the 13 Bairagi akhadas—for whom the last shahi snan day is considered most significant—only six remain on site. By April 18, about 80 seers at various ashrams had tested positive for Covid-19. On April 14, Swami Kapil Dev, the mahamandaleshwar of Madhya Pradesh’s Maha Nirvani Akhada, succumbed to Covid-19.
Jawabdehi Ka Bahi-Khata
In this worst pandemic time debate begins on health is state subject in constitution. But it is half truth. According to pandemic act, which is in force since March 2020, all the decisions are taken by center government. And, Oxygen supply and generation is completely under control of central government.
Sports: Tokyo Ke liye Taiyar
Athelets are reading themselves for Tokyo Olympic but covid spread hampers their preparations. However, they are managing practice without proper facilities during covid.
Mahamari Me Sangeet Bana Sahara
Music albums are hit during this pandemic times. People are at home and they want music while doing daily routine works. Music companies get oxygen through increasing demand for music.