COVID-19: Shopping complexes rarely follow protocols

Experts suggest that laxity in following COVID Protocols many lead to a surge in positive cases in the city. Bengaluru:  Stall owners at Raheja Arcade in Koramangala, which is host to a large number of people looking to shop on a budget, seldom wear masks or follow COVID protocols. The guidelines issued by the Ministry […]

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COVID-19: Still no relief for pharmacists in the city

Pharmacists say that their businesses have not been able to recover since the pandemic began a year ago. BENGALURU- Pharmacists in the city are still facing losses due to the pandemic. Vidya, one of the pharmacists working in Maruthi Pharma said, “Due to Covid, we have lost more than 60-70 percent of the whole business.” […]

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Pharma companies flourish during the pandemic

Despite growth, pharma companies fail to follow guidelines by the pollution control board. Bengaluru: Amidst the pandemic, the pharma sector has experienced growth with an increased demand for its products. Rakesh P Kanyadi, director at Anglo-French Drugs and Industries Ltd, informed The Observer: “Usually, our workers used to work in two shifts, but, with the […]

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Inefficiencies of BBMP to blame for its low ranking

Meddling by politicians and a poor property tax system are other issues Financial, technological and planning inefficiencies are to be blamed for BBMP’s low ranking in the Municipal Performance Index report 2020. BBMP ranks 31st out of 51 municipalities.  According to the Municipal Performance Index report 2020, published by the Ministry of Housing and Urban […]

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Differently-Abled Can’t Access Metro Washrooms

Washrooms for the differently-abled people at various metro stations remain inaccessible as most of them are locked or are unhygienic. Bangalore: Washrooms for the differently-abled people at Rajajinagarmetro station and many other stations remain locked. The washrooms are either not maintained properly or lack the basic infrastructure. This makes it difficult for differently-abled people to […]

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