Customers turn in Rs 10 Coins; banks turn them back

Bank officials say that banks too many coins result in them exceeding their minimum balance. BENGALURU: Nagraj Yadav sits at his tea shack, looking despondently at the little cardboard box filled with Rs 10 coins, amounting to about Rs. 2000. He does not know what to do with them. Depositing them in a bank is […]

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Newspapers cope with dwindling readership

Reports show that the Average Issue Readership (AIR) percentage has declined from 16.1  percent to 13.8 percent. KOLKATA: The newspaper industry struggled to make ends meet as its sales went down in the financial year 2019-20. The latest report by the Indian Readership Survey (IRS) indicates the changing trends in the print media.  Ramesh Singh, […]

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Buses ferry too many passengers

Doctors say overcrowding can worsen health conditions, passengers raise objections but are ignored. KOLKATA:  Public buses in Kolkata carry more passengers than the actual number of seats. Despite objections raised by passengers, bus conductors permit people ignoring the advisories issued by the government of West Bengal. Doctors say overcrowding could cause the virus to spread.  […]

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Motorists take over zebra crossings, pedestrians falter

Motor vehicles continue being indifferent about their congestion on zebra crossings despite regulations. Pedestrians become prone to accidents. Rittik Biswas |October 23, 2020 Kolkata: Pedestrians said they continue to face difficulties in crossing roads due to vehicles stopping on the zebra crossings. In spite of traffic restrictions being imposed, vehicles continue to crowd the crossings […]

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