Delhi's three iconic buildings - the National Museum, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), the National Archives Annexe - emblematic of its history and culture are set to be demolished as part of the centre's ? 20,000 crore Central Vista project that envisages a new Parliament building, and new residences for the Prime Minister and the Vice President.
The rising Covid death toll has placed children who have lost both parents, in a vulnerable position. But legal adoptions must take place through child welfare committees, warn experts.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issued an advisory to the Centre and States on “upholding the dignity and protecting the rights of the dead” in view of the “large number of deaths during this second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges in management of the bodies.”
"Major irregularities" have been detected in the lists of the National Registry of Citizens in Assam and a comprehensive re-verification should be conducted, the state's NRC coordinator has sought in a petition filed in the Supreme Court.
COVID-19 would be recorded as an “underlying cause of death” when leading to pneumonia, cardiac injury and clotting in the bloodstream, among others, according to the guidance issued by ICMR for appropriate recording of deaths due to the disease in India.
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