Lockdowns disrupt logistics, hit biz of e-comm cos and vendors

In Karnataka, there is little clarity on what essentials are. New Delhi: Restricted logistics because of Covid lockdowns has badly affected the business of e-commerce platforms and vendors. Ritik Varma, assistant marketing manager, e-commerce operations, at the Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, informed, “We aren’t getting goods from vendors on time. We have large operations in […]

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US Oly participation in doubt, other nations could increase medal tally

The US State Department’s official advisory to its citizens to not travel to Japan may affect the 2021 Olympic Games as the US has the largest participation in Olympic Games. New Delhi: Olympics followers believe that a restricted US participation might give other nations a chance to win many more gold medals than they would […]

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The pandemic has been hard for Asia’s largest marble market

As workers go home, work comes to a halt. New Delhi: Asia’s largest marble market in Kishangarh, Rajasthan, is badly affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Loading and unloading of lorries has completely stopped as labourers have returned home. Himanshu Ladha, one of the partners at Universal Global Impex (UGI), a manufacturer and exporter of […]

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Bengalureans struggle to get cigarettes during lockdown

Dunzo unable to deliver; small shops sell on sly. Bengaluru: Smokers in Bengaluru are facing difficulties in getting cigarettes and other tobacco products delivered at their doorsteps amid the lockdown in Karnataka. “Shops aren’t open because of lockdown guidelines, making it difficult for us to buy cigarettes. Delivery apps like Dunzo and Swiggy which always […]

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No smartphone or card? You can’t board Metro

Bengaluru: Namma Metro’s cashless transaction policy has put commuters without smartphones and digital payment methods in trouble. BMRCL had discontinued token sales at counters to ensure contactless and cashless travel in the wake of the pandemic. Rakesh Ranjan, a BMRCL customer care employee, informed The Observer: “There has been no update from the government about […]

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