‘Immunized’ villagers fighting COVID sans masks

People in villages apparently have a special immune system that protects them from COVID-19. Their special shield is neither a mask nor a sanitizer but Waheguru, the Sikh God. Ludhiana:  A week after the weekly vegetable mandis (markets) started operating, people hardly showed any concerns for the prevalent pandemic. The number of cases being reported […]

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‘Government hospitals overworking junior doctors’

Junior doctors have taken on much more work than they can handle during the pandemic they say. They blame hospital administrations and senior doctors for their fatigue. Jammu: Amid the pandemic, patient care has taken a significant hit in Jammu’s government hospital. “Senior doctors not regularly attending to their patients has led to junior doctors […]

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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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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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Can’t put best by date: Small sweet shops

Some small sweet shop owners believe that the best before tag for sweets is not necessary and is putting pressure on them. Kolkata: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) new directive to have ‘best before’ tags on sweets is not being followed by several sweet shop owners. Small sweetmeat shop owners said […]

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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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Designer boutiques face an uncertain future due to Covid-19

Small-scale designer boutiques have been affected by Covid-19 in Jaipur. Run mostly by women entrepreneurs, they are finding it difficult to get back on their feet post lockdown.  Jaipur: Boutiques in Jaipur have seen a fall in sales of customized and designer clothing because of a reduction in social events due to the pandemic. Women […]

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Pandemic Makes Lives of Sex Workers Worse

Sex Workers’ lives were badly hit due to Covid-19 making it harder for them to earn money to support their livelihood. Warangal: To enhance their business during the pandemic, a few sex workers are offering customers fully-sanitized rooms with mandatory masks. Around 130 sex workers in two areas i.e., Hasanparthy and Geesugonda of Warangal district, […]

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Online education a bane for photocopy shops

Twelve photocopy shops in and around Chathiram Bus stand struggle to run their business amid the pandemic. Tiruchirappalli: Owners of photocopy shops around Chathiram bus stand said they find it difficult to pay rent as their business has nearly come to a standstill because no schools and colleges are open. Sri Vasan Printer’s owner R […]

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