From clear glass to opaque recycling units

Scrap collectors are no longer collecting glass bottles in the city; recyclable glass is being dumped in landfills every day Bengaluru: As she works on separating different coloured glass pieces bare-handed in the sweltering summer heat, Shafeena keeps an eye on her two-year-old son, who is playing near the pile of glass pieces, barefoot. Shafeena […]

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Bengalureans struggle to get cigarettes during lockdown

Dunzo unable to deliver; small shops sell on sly. Bengaluru: Smokers in Bengaluru are facing difficulties in getting cigarettes and other tobacco products delivered at their doorsteps amid the lockdown in Karnataka. “Shops aren’t open because of lockdown guidelines, making it difficult for us to buy cigarettes. Delivery apps like Dunzo and Swiggy which always […]

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Auto Drivers Cut up as Govt Fails to Help Them

Bengaluru: Autorickshaw drivers are facing a crisis as the government has failed to provide the financial support it had promised. “We have to feed ourselves, take care of our families, and maintain our autos. What government are you talking about; we are our own government,” remarked Lokesh H, an autorickshaw driver. The drivers are unhappy […]

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No jobs and loans worry Indian students studying in the US

Indian students in the United States (US) are left distraught as recruiters freeze their hiring process in view of COVID-19. By Yashasvini Razdan While batch-2020 students are just a month away from graduating, many Indian students studying in the United States (US) are struggling to secure jobs as the recruiters are on a hiring freeze. […]

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India among the top spammers in the world

One out of three women in India receives sexual harassment or inappropriate calls: Truecaller. Shubhangi Mathur Bangalore, April 17, 2020 India stands fifth in global spam ranking, a report by Truecaller, a company that offers caller ID, spam detection and messaging services says. The number of spam calls has increased to 25.6 calls per user […]

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Lockdown: Government launches call centres to assist agri-traders

Experts think this step will encourage farmers and traders  as it will bring down the prices of perishables By Arghyadeep Dutta April 16, 2020 The Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Narendra Singh Tomar, on April 15,  launched the All India Agri Transport 24×7 toll-free call centre numbers 1800-180-4200 and 14488 to facilitate the interstate movement […]

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500-year-old temple being rebuilt without expert help

The 500-year-old Sannati temple is being reconstructed by local villagers without taking care of the historical significance of the temple. By Yashasvini Razdan Sannati village in Gulbarga district houses a 500-year-old temple built on the banks of the Bhima river to worship Goddess Chandralamba Parmeshwari. On entering the temple, one is greeted by the clanging noise of […]

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