Rural restaurants clueless about Covid-19

Restaurants workers in the rural Bangalore lack awareness about covid-19 guidelines. While they were wearing masks initially, they have now become complacent. Bangalore: Salim, a food stall worker in Ramohalli village and his staff members do not wear masks during their work hours. They used to be cautious when the pandemic was at its peak. […]

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Left with no choice but to go the right way

Left-handed people still wait for products that cater to their needs. Bengaluru: Poonam Rath, a southpaw, explained how difficult it was being a left-hander when everything around you is made only for right-handed people. “When you are a lefty, you have the basic instinct of doing everything the ‘ulta’ (reverse) way.” “I have never come […]

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Bangalore traffic cops struggle to breathe easy

More city traffic policemen suffer from respiratory problems and lung functions says study by the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences.  Bengaluru: Loud noises, sunlight and heat, work-related stress, dazzling high beams are some of the problems Sudhir (name changed), a traffic police constable, faces on a daily basis. “All, not only me, traffic police people […]

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Delayed screening spreads cancer in children

Cancer research centres say that more than half of child cancer patients delayed their visits during the pandemic which increased the spread of the disease. Bengaluru: A delay in treatment has led to an increase in the spread of cancer among child patients according to Shankara Cancer Research Centre. Childhood cancer was the fifth leading […]

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BMRCL ignores social media, commuters suffer

BMRCL’s failure to communicate effectively causes inconvenience to passengers. Bengaluru: The man in the blue and white checkered shirt slumped on to the seat he finally got and dropped off to sleep, comfortable in the knowledge that his destination was seven stations away. He was in for a rude shock. Just minutes later, he was […]

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Few workers use ration cards across states

Data from Integrated Management of Public Distribution System shows that only 1.37 percent of interstate transactions were from Karnataka Sujana H|23-03-2021 Bengaluru: Mukul Kumar, 19, wipes the sweat from his forehead standing at a construction site in K R Market. The sole breadwinner in the family, he sends nearly all his money home to Bihar […]

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Covid-19 fear: Thalassemia patients can’t get blood

Voluntary blood donation in Bengaluru has decreased drastically resulting in blood banks seeking replacement donors. Bengaluru: For those suffering from thalassemia—a blood disorder wherein the body doesn’t synthesis enough hemoglobin, decreasing the blood’s ability to carry oxygen—getting consistent access to blood is vital. Patients require an average of one bag of blood every 15 days, […]

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