Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicMortuary

Topic: Mortuary

Clean, sanitise, refrigerate, wait — a day in the life of a morgue worker in Delhi

Morgue workers say that despite wearing PPE & taking precautions, patients’ relatives don’t want to come near, and end up misidentifying bodies.

Grave diggers, the frontline workers of the 1898 bubonic plague that history forgot

The social stigmatisation of mortuary work explains the silence in the colonial archives. What archives choose to tell is equally revealing.

Delhi man buries ‘father’ twice, after two Moinuddins got mixed up at Maulana Azad mortuary

The other Moinuddin’s family turned up at Maulana Azad mortuary Sunday, discovering the mix-up. The two Covid victims are now buried next to each other.

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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