Cyclone Yaas causes heavy damage in Odisha, Bengal

Weakens after making an early landfall. Kolkata: Cyclone Yaas weakened into a severe cyclonic storm after making landfall hours before it was expected to on Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction. A PTI report, quoting Odisha’s special relief commissioner P.K. Jena, said seawater entered thousands of houses in Bahanaga and Remuna blocks of the Balasore […]

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Farmers continue their dissent with a ‘Black Day’

Amidst the pandemic, farmers continue to struggle for their rights, demanding the government to scrap the three farm bills.  Samrala: Farmers at the Ghulal Toll Plaza in Ludhiana had planned to burn the effigy of Narendra Modi today as a sign of solidarity with other protesting farmers. Sukhwinder Singh, BKU (Kadian) member, says, “We have […]

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Women’s Rights activists decry Goa court comments

In a court order published on Tuesday, the Goa District and Sessions Court states the victim’s behaviour in the Tarun Tejpal case was not normal for a sexually assaulted person. Bangalore: The court order that was published on Tuesday, that acquited Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, on charges of sexual assault against his colleague […]

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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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Suspension of tournaments robs livelihood of cricket umpires

Those with other sources of income not very badly hit. New Delhi: Cricket umpires across India are struggling to make ends meet as matches and tournaments are suspended due to lockdowns imposed due to Covid-19. “All tournaments have been suspended and I have been sitting at home for the past two months. April, May and […]

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Covid-19: Students lose one year of schooling

Students are not able to recall whatever was taught to them in schools during the pre-Covid era and their books remain intact. Bengaluru: Ganesha, a seven years old child took at least two minutes to recall the word written in his second standard English book, then he recognized and mumbled ‘motorbike’ in My House Chapter. […]

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Women Entrepreneurs changing the dynamics of the Indian Society

Less known women entrepreneurs of our country, creating history by standing against all odds and doing great in their businesses.  Vapi– Out of 58.5 million entrepreneurs in India, women in business only comprise of 8.05 million. As per the sixth economic census released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. In India, the number […]

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Black fungus treating drug in the black market

While the centre has ramped up production of Amphotericin-B, it is still not reaching the states where it is needed. Bengaluru: Dhananjay, a resident of South Bangalore, ran around the city for three days. He connected with as many chemists as possible, in hopes to find the drug that could treat his mother, who was infected […]

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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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