Crimes against senior citizens up 46% in Delhi

Delhi accounts for 22 percent of all crimes against senior citizens among 19 metro cities with a population of more than 2 million.  Delhi: The capital saw a surge in crimes against senior citizens in 2019 according to the Crimes in India 2019 report published by the National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB). The report said […]

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Residents run afoul of industries

Industrialists claim that the land allotted to them is occupied by residents who are now complaining of pollution. Hyderabad: Residents of Gandhinagar have been complaining of pollution from nearby industries, but industry owners have a counter-argument. “Industrialists developed the area but now the surrounding residents are demanding for the removal of these industries,” says PV […]

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Foul gases and smog upset MIDC residents

Residents complain of foul odour and headaches due to industrial emissions; officials blame it on the reduction of buffer zones near industrial areas. Dombivli: Dombivli residents are suffering due to the highly polluting industries in the adjoining Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). Pollution control officials say that effluents and emissions are inevitable in an industrial […]

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Flowers wilt with no decorations in the city

With the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, flower decorators have been affected and without compensation, they find it hard to survive. Mysuru: Flower vendors, farmers, and decorators have been hit hard because of the pandemic. With no weddings and other functions, they are finding it hard to survive. “Before the pandemic, every month I used […]

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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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Traditional paddy farmers want better policies

Traditional paddy varieties being cultivated in Tamil Nadu do not have government procurement policies. Farmers who cultivate them often face losses. October 30, 2020 | Written by Shivaane Srinivasan Karur: There are no Direct Procurement Centers (DPCs), Minimum Support Price (MSP), or subsidies given for marketing traditional paddy varieties in Tamil Nadu.  As the demand […]

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Anganwadi Sevikas boycott government campaign, health workers put in more hours

Anganwadi workers boycotted the campaign “My Family-My Responsibility” because they are afraid of contracting Covid-19 Mulund, Mumbai : Due to the fear of Covid-19, some Anganwadi workers have boycotted the ‘My Family My Responsibility’ campaign.The campaign has now been delayed because 130 Anganwadi workers stopped reporting for it from September 15.”It’s not possible to visit […]

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