Shelterless Bangalore fails to support amidst pandemic

With the increasing number of homeless laborers and workers, the city falls short in providing shelter homes to them while the nation fights the COVID-19 outbreak. By Batchu Rushali Each year the number of workers and labourers coming to Bangalore for work  from different parts of Karnataka keeps increasing. The trouble is when the workers […]

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COVID-19 keeps Bangalore students off placements

Students from top universities in Bangalore are facing a serious setback as placement activities are stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By Bibek Baidya Most top universities in Bangalore had to cancel their final semester andplacement activities due to the current scenario. Most of these students who were to graduate in 2020 seem uncertain about […]

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TikTok Videos Test Positive For Spreading Useful Information

Amidst the coronavirus outbreak, health professionals and police use TikTok videos to disseminate important messages. By Nikita Arora Meerut: TikTok has come to the rescue in the time of coronavirus pandemic, helping the police and health professionals across the globe to spread useful messages like washing hands, wearing masks and staying inside homes, in the […]

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No access to mental health insurance, patients suffer

The Mental Healthcare Act made it mandatory for insurance companies to provide people with mental health insurance. Yet, people suffering from mental health issues complain that insurance companies fail to do so. By Nikita Arora Khushi Bhutani, 23, visits Aleesha Rahmath, a psychiatrist at NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences) twice a month […]

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Small businesses suffer losses as lockdown continues

Small businesses in Bengaluru are bearing the economic brunt of the lockdown. By Abhinav Kumar Small businesses in Bengaluru are paying a heavy price as the lockdown due to the Coronavirus has stopped all consumer activity. Sonu Kumar who work in a saloon in Kumbalgodu complained that it was very difficult for his family to […]

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The grief of leaving college abruptly, and the long road home

By Shoby Krishna G Two weeks before March 23, 2020, a phone conversation with my parents had the following question for me: “Other colleges have declared a holiday till the end of March due to coronavirus. What about your college? When are you coming home?” The answer they expected came on March 23, 2020, at […]

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Blood banks go begging door to door in Bengal

Donation, generally low during summer, has fallen drastically because of the lockdown By Meghna Das Chowdhury Kolkata: Blood banks across the country have been facing a shortage of donors following the COVID-19 lockdown. Now, several private health-care providers and NGOs in West Bengal have launched public campaigns and even door-to-door blood-collection drives. Blood banks are […]

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Nationwide lockdown extended till May 3

The Prime Minister’s announcement came on the day the ongoing 21-day lockdown comes to an end and the number of coronavirus cases cross 10,000 mark. By Shivani Verma Shivamogga: Prime Minister Narendra Modi  has extended the nationwide lockdown by 19 days and urged citizens to follow the guidelines. In his address, he said, “I know […]

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Social distancing trembles amid Delhi earthquake

Several people came out on the streets, defying the lockdown, during the earthquake on Monday, in East Delhi, a hotspot for COVID-19 cases By Yashasvini Razdan Meenakshi Gujaral was sitting in her living room in Pitampura, sipping tea and talking to her son when she felt tremors. Her younger son ran out of the house, […]

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