Salary delays worry workers of dry waste centres

No protective gear, place to sleep for them Bengaluru: Adverse working conditions at Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) in JP Nagar have made workers vulnerable to infectious diseases. Delays in payment of salaries and lack of awareness about protective gear have added to their woes.  “The BBMP has not helped us. Everything from masks to […]

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Cow slaughter law robs income of Bengaluru’s beef traders

Bengaluru: Karnataka’s law against cow slaughter has drastically reduced the earnings of beef traders. Some have shut their businesses because they have not earned any money after the law was enacted. Owing to recurring losses, the number of beef shops in Shivajinagar has declined to 18 from 56.  Also read | Once-busy beef markets turn […]

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Decline in eye surgeries due to COVID-19 restrictions

Patients awaiting cornea replacements suffer as the number of eye donors sink. Eye banks and hospitals struggle to revive. Bangalore: Due to lockdown, several eye banks and eye hospitals were unable to do eye surgeries and cornea replacements. Eye Bank Association of India decided not to accept any eye donations, therefore, hospitals and eye banks […]

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Bangalore traffic delays response time of fire stations

Department seeks permission from the government to build 20 new fire stations and make joint inspections mandatory.  Bangalore: An incident on the outskirts of the city highlight the shortcomings of the Karnataka Fire Service. A plastic recycling unit burned down in the early hours of 13th February in Kumbalgodu. The fire brigade’s response time was delayed […]

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Technology Might Not Always Be the Best Solution

The COWIN app launched by the central government for the COVID vaccination drive is inaccessible to the rural population of Karnataka due to a lack of smartphones and internet connectivity The rural health workers in Karnataka are struggling to register themselves for the COVID vaccination drive. To register for the vaccination, one has to download […]

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Work from home(town) results in cheaper housing

Decreased rental deposits and monthly rents, and flexibility in rental agreements are making it easier for people to shift to the city. Bengaluru: If you are looking to shift to Bengaluru, then sky-high deposits won’t stress you anymore. It has become easier for tenants to rent houses in Bengaluru since the Work-From-Home culture has led […]

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Many small private hospitals still fighting to stay afloat

Small private hospitals are still struggling to pick up pace as non-Covid patients have Covid-19 related hesitancies, say owners of private hospitals.     BENGALURU- Dr. A.H. Lokesh had to make a difficult decision to save his hospital amidst a pandemic. “I had to sell my house to keep the hospital afloat because I cannot lose my […]

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