As unskilled workers return to villages, demand in cities rises

Want their jobs back, lockdown comes in the way. Hyderabad: Lavanya Pilli, with her family, moved to her native village near Ballari after staying in Hyderabad for five years. “My husband has tested positive for Covid-19. I can’t afford medical expenses in the city, so we have moved to our village,” she said. Lavanya and […]

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“Seriously” Consider Waiving Custom On Black Fungus Drug: Delhi HC to Centre

At least 600 cases of black fungus have been reported in Delhi so far amidst a short supply of the Amphotericin B drug.  New Delhi– While recognizing that there is a shortage of black fungus treatment drugs in the country, the Delhi High Court asked the Centre to waive the custom duties on the drugs being imported […]

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A wave that flooded Indore’s healthcare system.

Indore: The acute shortage of oxygen, beds and medical supplies in the city has shone light on the glaring problem in the healthcare system. This has led to the loss of thousands of lives. Shailendra Tiwari, a city resident lost his brother amid the second wave. “Almost a month ago, we were all preparing for […]

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A year of education lapse, thanks to digital divide

With limited or no means to continue their learning, slum children skip a year’s education.     The pandemic highlights how digital divide could halt education, the most basic necessity of Bangalore’s slums’ upgrading. The schools have remained shut due to the onset of the pandemic. They were shut until December 2020, when the Karnataka government […]

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Revival of immunity boosters in time of Covid

With over a year into the pandemic, immunity has become the new obsession. There has been a newfound support and acceptance for immunity boosters. But science says that immunity boosters are a hoax. Bengaluru: The year 2020 will be remembered as the year which changed everything. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on 11 March 2020, […]

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COVID-19: All home, no travel makes travel agencies dull

The pandemic was harsh on travel agencies as the whole world paused due to coronavirus-induced lockdowns.  Keertiraj H., a former software engineer, runs a tour and travel business, named Keerti Tours & Travels. He looks after the google business aspect of the company. But his uncle, Shankar B., looks after the business on ground. As […]

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The suffering of teachers amidst pandemic

Teachers have been suffering since the past one year from salary to health. Ahmedabad: The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the education sector globally. Six million teachers in India work as front-line workers to ensure that the learning continues. When the school switched to online mode, it fell on the shoulders of teachers to learn technical […]

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Lockdown Triggers Mental Health Issues Among Men.

By Priyanka Ghosh                                                                                 26/05/2021 Bangalore:The number of depression cases continue to rise among men post lockdown. Unemployment, loneliness, isolation, marital issues and being stuck in the homes contributed to it. At the same time many people also lost their jobs and were not able to meet their family and friends which in turn contributed to […]

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