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Mucormycosis declared as epidemic by Rajasthan govt

The Rajasthan government has declared mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, as an epidemic. The health department has made the deadly fungal infection a notified and notifiable disease under the Rajasthan Epidemic Act, 2020. Following the order, all hospitals will have to keep a record of patients suffering from this disease, said health secretary Akhil...

Short on passengers, Jaipur Metro renting out coaches for parties

At a time when metro services are unable to cater to the ever-increasing passenger load in various cities of the country, metro coaches in Jaipur are being rented out for birthday parties, pre-wedding functions and other similar social functions. Notably, Jaipur Metro has not been a commercially successful venture because of inadequate passenger load, and...

Rajasthan: Poor implementation of Sec 144 even as COVID-19 cases rise

At a time when the COVID-19 cases in the country are rising at a rapid rate, the Rajasthan government on Saturday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in 11 districts to contain the spread of the virus. While the decision has been taken with the right intent, it seems the decision has been...