Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), March 26 (IANS) Necessity is the mother of invention and digital marriages are becoming order of the day during corona times.
One such wedding took place on Wednesday night in Hardoi district where the groom and the bride exchanged vows over telephone and Facetime.
The bride, Mehjabeen, dressed up in all finery, sat at home with just her immediate family members while the groom, Hamid, remained at his house with his family members. The two houses were at a distance of about 15 kilometres.
Through video conferencing, the cleric Maulana Tahir solemnized the 'nikaah' and the respective families held mini-celebrations in their homes.
Hamid said: "The lockdown took place and there was no way in which we could take the 'baraat' out. We discussed the issue and decided that the wedding would not be postponed and would be held at all costs. After the lockdown is lifted, I will bring my bride home and, perhaps, have a bigger celebration then."
Chennai, April 2 (IANS) With the Indian Railways looking to augment the supply of ventilators to meet a spurt in demand amid the coronavirus scare in the country, the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) here has called for Expression of Interest from manufacturers for a collaborative venture.
The last date for submission of EoI is April 5, 2020.
The ICF is exploring the possibility of collaborating with established ventilator makers by offering its component manufacturing and assembly capacity to ramp up ventilator production to meet any increased demand in future.
The ICF at Perambur rolls out high-tech trains like Vande Bharat Express and coaches.