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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No knowledge of HPV could prove fatal for women

HPV centre of India annual report says 62 percent of people died out of ninety-six thousand cases reported of cervical cancer. Bangalore: Lack of awareness about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among women is making them vulnerable to cervical cancer. Helen, a 23-year-old woman, said that she had no idea about the HPV vaccine and did […]

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Patients await first government-run dementia centre in India

India has 4 million dementia patients but no government run dementia centres. Bangalore: India has no cost-effective, government run dementia care centre. Dementia is more common in people over the age of sixty-five. And those suffering from it are either abandoned or sent to old-age homes. This can increase their suffering due to the lack […]

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Sarakki Encroachments have Changed Shape of Water Body

Bengaluru: The Sarakki lake bed, in south Bengaluru, has been encroached upon in such a way that its southern end has turned into a thin tail where three temples have been built illegally.  The Observer visited ten of the 15 illegally built religious structures on the lake bed. At the southern end, encroachment starts with […]

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Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the allowed […]

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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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Don’t trust Zomato app if it says your delivery boy has no fever

Some eateries have not been checking temperature of food delivery executives before handing over parcels to them Riddhiman Roy Kolkata: Citing the drain on cost and time, not all the restaurants availing of food delivery services are abiding by the precautions that were introduced to ensure safe delivery. While there is still a ban on […]

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