BESCOM Solar Rooftop Scheme In the Shadows

BESCOM’s solar rooftop scheme has hit several roadblocks since its inception in 2014. Bengaluru: Ashok Sarath, a resident of Defense Colony, Indiranagar, installed a solar power plant seven years ago. Back then, he had hoped that he would be able to save money and also go green by investing in the solar rooftop. However, ever […]

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WFH Makes E-waste Recyclers Suffer

The COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent work-from-homes have pushed the electronic waste industry into limbo. Bengaluru: Salim Pasha, one of the directors at the Eco E-waste Recyclers, ran his business successfully for the past 11 years from Nayandahalli, Bengaluru,  with relative calm until the pandemic hit. From trading in 10-15 tonnes of e-waste every  month, […]

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Cybercrime against women continues to rise

As the world gets increasingly digitized, cybercrime against women continues to be on the rise. New Delhi: Cybercrime against women has seen an exponential increase in the past few years. In 2015, the National Commission for Women (NCW) received only 223 complaints of cybercrime. By the end of November 2020, this figure stood at 647, […]

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A woman faced domestic violence every hour during the lockdown

NCW received 3,814 cases of domestic violence during the lockdown. NGOs working on the ground fear that the worst might not be over yet. New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) received 3,814 domestic violence complaints between April 22 and August 30, 2020, an RTI inquiry has revealed.  In comparison, in 2019, NCW had […]

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WFH proves to be a real pain in the neck

The work-from-home culture is causing acute neck and back pains, leading people to seek physiotherapy in the middle of a pandemic. Kivleen Sahni | October 22, 2020 New Delhi: The work from home lifestyle has increased neck and back-related pains amongst the younger generation. Delhi’s BLK Hospital has seen a 50 per cent increase in […]

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