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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Lockdown affects the elderly more than it just seems

Seniors suffer from arthritis more than ever amidst the lockdown. Kanpur: Arthritis cases amidst cases of in Kanpur are at an all-time high amidst the pandemic. Doctors and physiotherapists say that the cases have increased by 30% amidst the lockdown. They fear that if the lockdown is exceeded, these cases would more than double amongst […]

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Women only police stations face a hard time

As domestic violence cases go up amidst the pandemic, All Women Police stations want a larger workforce. Bangalore: Dimpul a victim of dowry and harassment has been making rounds of the All Women Police Station (AWPs)  seeking justice for the past eight months.“My husband threw me out of the house without any reason. He didn’t want […]

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Bannerghatta zoo’s ‘self sustaining’ tag at stake

Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta Biological Park is facing a cash crunch. The zoo cut down on its development projects.  Bengaluru: Bannerghatta zoo officials said they need at least Rs. 2 crores every month to run their operations. The zoo officials have written letters to several corporate companies to lend a hand through their CSR funds.  Footfall is […]

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Don’t trust Zomato app if it says your delivery boy has no fever

Some eateries have not been checking temperature of food delivery executives before handing over parcels to them Riddhiman Roy Kolkata: Citing the drain on cost and time, not all the restaurants availing of food delivery services are abiding by the precautions that were introduced to ensure safe delivery. While there is still a ban on […]

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Lockdown—not so ‘locked’ in India

Despite the imposition of nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, people are violating it by roaming on the roads without face masks or any specific reason. Reported by Shreyas Vange Friday, 17 April 2020Pune: Even after the imposition of lockdown in the country, many people have been seen flouting the guidelines, as they are frequently […]

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A virus disguised as a threat for some and bliss for others

By Savyata Mishra The global COVID-19 outbreak is many things; but “just another bad flu season” is not one of them. While it gave some a much-needed break from work, for others, nothing changed except their workplace, which had now shifted to their homes. For some, it meant walking miles and crossing borders to reach home […]

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Waste generation in country goes down by 30 percent

With almost the entire human race caged up inside their homes, waste generation goes down drastically; Closure of industries and restaurants is considered as one of the main reasons. By Shubhangi Mathur Because of the lockdown, one would not just see clear skies due to reduced pollution levels but also cleaner roads as the generation […]

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