Crippled Industries leave the manufacturers cribbing

As the country battles against COVID-19, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Bhopal  struggle to meet their fixed costs. Rhythima Agrawal The lockdown in the country has paralyzed the operations of the medium and small scale industries. This has made it difficult for the manufacturers because they have to meet their fixed costs such […]

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Lockdown 2.0—Homeless in Bengaluru Struggle to Sustain

Homeless migrants in Bengaluru struggle to sustain themselves in the extended lockdown, despite the establishment of various sheds and camps in many wards across the city. By Yamini Chincholi Bengaluru: Social workers and volunteers are running out of food and supplies and migrants are left homeless and hungry to fend for themselves. At least 200 […]

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No effect of lockdown: Vrishabhavathi continues to be dirty and stinky

Entire Bengaluru’s sewage is released into the river, says official of Pollution Control Board By Aman Bhardwaj and Shoby Krishna G Despite the closure of industries that released effluents into it, the Vrishabhavathi remains dirty and smelly. The lockdown seems to have made no major difference to the health of the river. As in pre-lockdown […]

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COVID-19: Another Doctor Tests Positive, Toll Rises to 5 in WB

A doctor from Central-Kolkata area with no apparent travel history contracts COVID-19.     An orthopaedic surgeon from a leading private hospital in West Bengal tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, according to the hospital’s reports. The state health ministry is yet to make a statement on this matter. A health official from the hospital said that the […]

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BSNL network inconsistency irks subscribers amid lockdown

Although BSNL claims a positive mobile number portability for this year, the number of complaints against its network paints a different picture. By Neetu Saini Mumbai: State-owned telecom company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, BSNL’s Twitter account and the online grievance portal on their website is brimming with complaints from across India. Slow internet, inconsistent networks, […]

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Informal workers hoping for the lockdown to end early

Lack of wages, drained savings put the informal sector at risk. By Arghyadeep Dutta Kolkata, April 14, 2020 As India fights against the deadly coronavirus, the informal workers, with no wages in hand and half drained savings accounts, are hoping for the lockdown to end soon. “As the lockdown started on March 24, we did not […]

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Start-up to Shut-down

Startups in Bangalore are sinking amid the COVID-19 battle and trying to raise venture capitals after writing a joint letter to the government requesting for financial assistance.  Yamini Chincholi Small startups are succumbing to the lockdown without any government aid. Some are divided in their opinion on seeking government help in recovering financial losses due […]

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