Pandemic worsens the state of child labour in Karnataka

In the list of states with the highest incidence of child labour cases, Karnataka stands in the ninth position. Barren land in the middle of fields of Bheemanakatte village, only a few kilometers away from Kengeri, is home to a small community of construction workers and their families. It is surrounded by an array of […]

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Acceptance of male sterilization remains low in Karnataka

Female sterilization is the most accepted contraceptive among couples. One out of 10 men uses condoms according to the National Family Health Survey-5. Rama Belgavi, (38) of Harohalli in Bengaluru’s rural area, was dressed in a faded blue saree with her head covered by her pallu and spoke hesitantly, “After my second child during the […]

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PCOS is robbing women of more than just their fertility

Irregular periods, excess body hair, weight gain, dark patches, anxiety, infertility and body image issues make women feel less feminine. “PCOS can be overwhelming.“ Shruti Singhvi, a 21-year-old girl, remembers how she used to wake up at 2 a.m. every night only to cry for no reason at all. From taking birth control pills for […]

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Fitness trackers catch people’s attention

They track heart rate, calorie, burn and sleep. Lockdowns and closure of gyms led 24-year-old Mayank Gupta to use Fitbit watches and trackers to track his calorie burns and better understand his sleep quality. Fitbit watches and trackers are devices that keep   track of activities like steps and distance covered, calories burned, heart rate, sleep […]

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Women workers are at double loss in garment factories

Women working in garment factories in Bengaluru are facing health issues due to unhealthy working conditions. Health concerns towards women workers in garment factories have drastically increased as published in a report by International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine. As per the report; 52 percent women faces musculoskeletal disorders, 43 percent faces anemia along with […]

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Lockdown: Roadblock between shopkeepers and income

The shopkeepers are facing a lot of difficulties in their work due to the lockdown. NOIDA: The pandemic has largely affected the shopkeepers in Delhi and NCR in many ways. Most of the shopkeeper’s business has decreased by 50%, some shopkeepers have removed their workers as they don’t have money to give to them and […]

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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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Dusty factories leave locals gasping for air

Residents and commuters in the vicinity of cement factories complain of respiratory infections and dust accumulation in their houses.   Bengaluru: Residents of Kumbalgodu who live in close proximity to cement factories bear the brunt of dust emissions and other pollutants. A report by the Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy states that cement industries contribute to […]

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Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the allowed […]

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