Bannerghatta zoo now earns zero revenue

Zoo Authority sends SOS to govt on animals’ food Bengaluru: In the wake of the extended Covid-19 lockdown, the Bannerghatta Biological Park is suffering a severe financial crisis. Dr Umashankar HP, a senior veterinarian at the Bannerghatta zoo and media spokesperson, said: “Currently, there is no revenue. We need Rs 2 crore every month to […]

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Second wave leads to open cremations, environment in danger

Makeshift crematoriums increase demand for firewood causing air pollution. Bengaluru: Environmentalists believe that open cremation of a body releases a lot of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, greenhouse gases that cause air pollution. “The mass burning could have been avoided on such a large scale. Whenever wood is being burnt, it doesn’t go under complete combustion. […]

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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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Amusement parks give rise to water borne diseases

Customers say they faced skin and eye infections after visiting the water parks. Bengaluru: Diseases like diarrhea, vomiting, skin rashes and respiratory illness are caused by water parks because of not changing water regularly, officials claim. They say water parks are supposed to change water in every five hours but not following it are leading […]

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Emotional connect missing in online adoption process

Emotional connect missing in online adoption process. Bengaluru: The online system has reduced the waiting period for adoptive parents, but the government has failed to provide safety to abandoned children by not registering them on the system, say people connected with the process. Gayatri Abraham, an adoption counsellor and founder of the Padme Foundation, informed […]

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Galleries go vacant, artists’ pockets empty amidst Covid

Sales at galleries still open have dipped by 70%. Bengaluru:The coronavirus pandemic has caused an unprecedented crisis for painters and art galleries across Bengaluru. According to a recent survey conducted by the International Council of Museums, about 95% of museums worldwide closed due to the pandemic. With art galleries shut, art fairs cancelled or postponed, […]

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Number of kids breaking the law rose during the lockdown

Most belong to broken homes, poor families. Bengaluru: The pandemic has added more cases of children in conflict with the law to the already rising trend of delinquent acts in Bengaluru. Data received from various helplines for women and children indicate that there has been an increase in domestic violence and sexual attacks on women and […]

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Swimmers in a quandary as JP Park pool remains closed

Parents demand a new tender for the facility. Bengaluru: The closure of the BBMP swimming pool at JP Park since March 2020 has affected the training schedules of swimmers competing in national and international events. “As the pool is closed, I am finding it very difficult to train,” said Sambhav R, a national-level swimmer. In […]

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Left with no choice but to go the right way

Left-handed people still wait for products that cater to their needs. Bengaluru: Poonam Rath, a southpaw, explained how difficult it was being a left-hander when everything around you is made only for right-handed people. “When you are a lefty, you have the basic instinct of doing everything the ‘ulta’ (reverse) way.” “I have never come […]

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