The lockdown phase—a toothache for dentists

The nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus has hit people of all professions and dentistry is no different. Private dental practitioners are facing financial crisis with no primary income.      By Manasvi Gupta Chandigarh || April 14, 2020 The Indian Dental Association had issued preventive guidelines before the lockdown for dental professionals on […]

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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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Bitter border brawl gets a break

Despite the anti-migrant sentiment and demand for the passage of the Person of Goan Origin (POGO) bill, migrants in Goa get welfare benefits. By Pradnya Desai Bengaluru, April 14, 2020 Karnataka migrants stranded in Goa breathe a sigh of relief on receiving a helping hand from the Goa government, despite the bitterness between the two states following […]

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No Free Milk For Agrahara Dasarahalli Slum Dwellers

Government efforts to help urban poor in Bengaluru during the lockdown have gone in vain as the citizens have not received the benefits. Anil Kumar Tiwari April 13, 2020 Bengaluru: Slum-dwellers of Agrahara Dasarahalli are not getting free milk from the authorities despite the Karnataka government’s effort to supply free milk in urban slums. Nizamuddin […]

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No masks or sanitisers to deal with COVID-19, HOPCOMS employees scared

Employees at HOPCOMS in Bengaluru struggle to cope up with COVID-19 situation without safety gear. Harshith Venkatesh April 13, 2020 Horticultural Producers’ Cooperative Marketing and Processing Society (HOPCOMS) employees are agitated at the prospect of working without masks and sanitisers. They have not received safety aids from the government, though they have been mandated by […]

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Blood Banks In Guwahati Are Drying Up

Blood banks in Guwahati are running dry on stocks due to lockdown Muskaan Agarwal April 13,2020 A massive fall in blood donations because of the lockdown has caused the blood banks in Guwahati to dry up. Needy patients are struggling and suffering. Since the nationwide lockdown began amid the coronavirus pandemic, blood donation camps haven’t […]

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Stocks filled with dust, garment retailers suffer

The garment manufacturers and retailers struggle to keep their businesses alive, ahead of the Bengali New Year. Srijita Sen April 13, 2020 West Bengal: Due to the pandemic and lockdown, garment retailers and manufacturers who waited for the ‘Chaitra sale’ or the annual shopping festival of Bengalis, ahead of the ‘Poila Baishakh’ (Bengali New Year) […]

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