Pandemic left migrant workers jobless and vulnerable to exploitation

Bengaluru – The 22-year-old Rajan Kumar from Bihar came to Bengaluru for his livelihood. Bengaluru  is estimated to have more than 3 lakh migrant workers like Rajan, with 70% of them from the north and north-east India. The last census and migration data, stated that over half of  Bengaluru’s population consists of migrant workers. The […]

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Pune reports more than 400 cases of Black fungus

Experts say people who are diabetic are prone to this fungus the most . Pune: Maharashtra has recorded more than 2000 cases of black fungus in the state, while Pune alone has recorded more than 400 cases of black fungus making it one of the major cities to add up the number.  Dr. Chandrashekar Raman, Neurosurgeon, […]

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The pandemic has been hard for Asia’s largest marble market

As workers go home, work comes to a halt. New Delhi: Asia’s largest marble market in Kishangarh, Rajasthan, is badly affected due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Loading and unloading of lorries has completely stopped as labourers have returned home. Himanshu Ladha, one of the partners at Universal Global Impex (UGI), a manufacturer and exporter of […]

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Walk-in and register for vaccination: Centre

People between the age group of 18-44 can now walk-in and register themselves for covid-19 vaccinations. Bangalore: The Centre has now allowed walk-in registration for vaccination for the 18-44 age group, but only at government-run centres. This decision is expected to prevent vaccine wastage.  “In case of sessions exclusively organized with online slots, towards the […]

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All praise and no pay for Karnataka’s ambulance drivers

Ambulance drivers, who did extra shifts and risked their lives while working closely with COVID positive patients, still struggle to sustain a living.  Bengaluru: Prakash Halli gets up at 6:30 a.m. every morning. He gets ready and reaches 100 Bedded MCH Hospital, Bidar, six kilometres away from his home, at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Even though […]

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Bengaluru’s pharmacies devoid of Hydroxychloroquine medicine

Pharmacies and hospitals across Bengaluru have run out of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) medicine—widely used for treating COVID-19 patients currently. Shivani Mishra | April 15, 2020| Bangalore People are not able to buy HCQ tablets as pharmacies and hospitals have run out of the medicine, after India recently removed a ban from its export.  Mohammed Abraz, a […]

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MSMEs bear the brunt of COVID-19 lockdown

Due to the lockdown in the entire country, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are facing severe losses. Reported by Shreyas Vange Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Pune: The MSME sector is reeling under the financial stress due to the lockdown imposed across the country. MSMEs are facing huge losses in their business and are unable […]

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