Covid fear keeps ILI patients out of hospital

The number of ILI patients in Rajeev Gandhi Institute Of Chest Diseases has decreased by 23.21% in January 2021 as compared to same time last year. Bengaluru-: The number of people with Influenza-like illnesses (ILI) going to hospitals for treatment has decreased since last year. In January 2020, 325 patients were admitted for ILI at Rajeev […]

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Bookshops write a new chapter with door deliveries

Shopkeepers have found a way to deliver products to their customers at their doorstep using online means. Book stores and stationeries in Bangalore have been struggling to cope with losses of more than 50 per cent since the onset of the pandemic.  To this battle, rise in online shopping has added its bit. Padamaram, a […]

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Dog sterilization program falls behind

Dog sterilization and vaccination is still to meet the minimum target. Rajarajeshwari Nagar: Animal Birth Control (ABC) and Anti Rabies Vaccine (ARV) programmes has covered 12 percent of the total population of the dogs in Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone (RR Nagar zone), from when it started in September 2020. Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone has the highest number […]

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Hysterectomies a tricky option for the disabled

Studies have shown that caregivers and local guardians prefer hysterectomy for their disabled children to help them maintain hygiene.  Bangalore: Some mothers and caregivers of disabled girls prefer hysterectomies for their children as it is difficult for them to maintain menstrual hygiene. They also believe that this will help them avoid the consequences of sexual […]

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Tourists throw caution to the wind at city heritage sites

“The thermal guns mostly do not give the right results; therefore, we seldom use it,” said the security guard at the Bangalore Fort. Bangalore—Visitors and authorities at several tourist spots and monuments in the city ignored Covid-19 protocols.   The multi-tasking staff (MTS) at the Bangalore Fort said that they sometimes forget to use the […]

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Brigade road pipeline digs into customer turnout

Several stores at Brigade road, one of the busiest areas of the cities, are seeing a drop in sales due to BBMP construction work. Tasmia Ansari | February 23, 2021 Bangalore: The ongoing work of laying pipelines at Brigade Road, Bangalore in order to turn the city into a Smart City has negatively impacted the […]

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Physically challenged citizens still wait to board the bus

Differently-abled people do not have complete access to public buses because the buses are not built keeping them in mind. Bangalore: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses in the state are still not fully accessible to differently-abled people. Out of 77 KSRTC bus stations in the state, only […]

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Work from home(town) results in cheaper housing

Decreased rental deposits and monthly rents, and flexibility in rental agreements are making it easier for people to shift to the city. Bengaluru: If you are looking to shift to Bengaluru, then sky-high deposits won’t stress you anymore. It has become easier for tenants to rent houses in Bengaluru since the Work-From-Home culture has led […]

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