Migrants still struggle to survive without any COVID19 package

Hardships of the migrant workers continue after returning to their work after lockdown. Unaware of various benefits given by the government, migrants struggle to survive. After announcing of several packages, the Karnataka government is yet to reach a major chunk of migrant workers. Ramesh Tomar, a migrant from Gwalior, has lived in Karnataka for the […]

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Physical to Virtual – Changing meaning of Justice in a global Pandemic

Indian judiciary’s struggle with disposing lakhs of cases stretching for years on end. With a backlog as high as India’s (crossing 30 million pan India), a worldwide pandemic that forced the courts to improvise with social distancing and video conferencing was bound to leave many litigants in a fix.

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Door-to-Door Covid-19 surveys without equipment

Mysuru district administration launched door-to-door surveys, but most of these surveys are being conducted without thermal scanners or pulse oximeters. Mysuru: Sheila, an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker was screamed at during a door-to-door health survey in Mysuru because she did not have a working pulse oximeter, and she did not have a thermal […]

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No flight equals more cost and more problems

With countries going under lockdown again, many airlines see a grim future as the cost of parking and maintenance of aircrafts lies heavy on them. Bangalore: As thousands of flights worldwide are grounded again due to lockdown, many airlines drown in the cost of safeguarding parked planes on runways and storage facilities. Many airlines across […]

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Patients in home isolation struggle to find oximeters

People in home isolation, especially in remote areas find it difficult to get oximeters due to very high prices or unavailability amidst a devastating second wave of Covid-19. DELHI: Neha Chaudhary, currently studying in the United Kingdom (UK), was trying to order an oximeter the morning her parents’ health started deteriorating. Her parents live in […]

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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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Pandemic escalates psychological distress among caregivers

With more people testing positive and advised home care for the treatment of COVID-19, families of these patients find it difficult to manage infected patients. Patna: Family members taking care of the COVID-19 patients who are isolated at homes are unable to cope with the mental stress. Patients with mild symptoms and normal oxygen levels are […]

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Record applicants seeking jobs at Delhi Civil Defense since the pandemic

Civil defense was designed to provide relief during hostile situations, especially during the times of war or emergencies. Delhi Civil Defense (DCD) is now an opportunity for people looking for jobs in the pandemic. Delhi: Seema*, 35, a volunteer at Delhi Civil Defense (DCD) reported on duty the day after her father expired from kidney issues. For her, DCD […]

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