Thursday, 19 May, 2022

Topic: Firozabad

Garbage everywhere, marshy roads, UP’s filthy Firozabad has all signs of a city infected

Beginning late August, an outbreak of five diseases — primarily dengue — has killed over 60 in UP’s Firozabad. Lack of sanitation is a major concern among residents & authorities.

Firozabad struggles with 5 infections but people prefer ‘jhola-chhap’ quacks over govt hospitals

Many quacks can be spotted offering treatment to patients in Firozabad city and villages, while at district hospital, two patients are forced to share a bed

Toilets caked with faeces, rotting food: Free rein for filth at Firozabad hospital amid outbreak

Toilets are just a microcosm of low sanitary awareness at Firozabad district hospital, where this reporter found used syringes dumped on the floor near a garbage bin.

In Firozabad, people flee or send kids away as 5 diseases are identified as ‘mystery illness’

Dengue, malaria, viral fever, scrub typhus and leptospirosis make up ‘mystery fever’ wreaking havoc in Firozabad for over a month. Official figures peg toll at 62, most are children.

What is scrub typhus, one of the infections suspected to be behind Firozabad ‘mystery’ deaths

The infection affects people of all ages including children, with mortality rates ranging from below 1 per cent to 50 per cent.

UP’s glittering brass and glass industries now dulled by job loss

The note ban affected the demand, while GST raised production costs, forcing small industry owners to fire both contracted labourers and skilled artisans.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.