Time to revisit old ways of dealing with monthly woes

Pads are disastrous for the environment, time for cloth to make a comeback.  Bengaluru: ‘That time of the month.’ You’ve just opened your cupboard taken a pad out of a blue packet. A newspaper in the other, you got to the washroom (you know the routine). In the final step, you toss the blood-soaked pad […]

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Mental Health Service Accessibility in Rural Area: Still a Far-Fetched Dream

Navigating through the issue, one realizes that Karnataka has a long way to go when it comes to mental health service accessibility for the people in the rural areas. Bengaluru: Mental health continues to remain an alien concept in the rural parts of the country, especially the villages. Muniyamma uncomfortably smiled when she was asked […]

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Bamboo clusters of Bengaluru struggle to keep the craft alive

Bamboo artisans are fighting the pandemic while still doing their hardest to keep the bamboo art going. Bangalore: Sitting cross-legged on the road opposite Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS hospital) near VV Puram, 70 year old Mariyamma, a bamboo artisan, gently cuts long bamboo blades and removes long sticks of bamboo with a small […]

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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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People play police in fear of pandemic spread

Residents of villages along the Agara main road in Bengaluru resorted to blocking roads to their village, thus creating a menace to genuine motorists. Rahul Padman Bengaluru, April 17, 2020 Some villagers at the Agara main road blocked the road that connects NH 275 to Kanakpura Road. The roads were barricaded in the night with […]

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COVID-19 hits Karnataka’s floriculture business

Floriculturists in the cities of Karnataka are facing losses due to Coronavirus followed by the nationwide lockdown; dumping the flowers instead of selling them. By Apoorva GS Shimoga: Tejesh, a florist in Shimoga, has resorted to going from door to door, giving away his expensive harvest of flowers for free. He said he loves what […]

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States Decide Measures Post- Lockdown extension

With the lockdown being extended till May 3, 2020, the states are gearing up to take stringent measures to fight the coronavirus. By Astha Oriel On April 14, 2020, Prime Minister  Narendra Modi, gave the green signal for the lockdown to be extended  till May 3, 2020. However even before the nationwide lockdown was announced, […]

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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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