Fresh Covid guidelines announced

Double vaccination for entry to public spaces is compulsory.  Local containment zones and active surveillance in cluster areas will be enforced as will compulsory testing of vulnerable populations like health workers and senior citizens. International travellers will be allowed to leave the airport only after a negative test. Fresh guidelines issued by the state Health […]

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Indian para-athletes lament wheelchair-unfriendly training centers

In an exclusive chat with the softcopy, Paralympic silver medalist Nishad Kumar and Yogesh Khatuniya, and international badminton player Ammu Mohan share their views about para-sports in India. Para-athletes in India are not happy about the lack of wheelchair accessibility at major sports training facilities. Ammu Mohan, an international para-badminton player who bagged two gold […]

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Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Karnataka

Two cases of Omicron variant have been detected in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry. Both cases have been detected in Karnataka, according to Joint Secretary of the Union Home Ministry Lav Agarwal. The cases reported were of two males aged 66 and 46.No serious symptoms have been observed in any Omicron variant case […]

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Privacy breach at metro station by BMTC

An expert said that there is no need to ask for personal details for BMTC’s survey. Namma Metro riders were left confused as BMTC officials were collecting their personal details outside metro station. The officials said that the details were being collected for the purpose of deploying electronic buses.   “My Name, phone number, entry and […]

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After yesterday’s mayhem, KIA to revamp Covid testing centres

Kempegowda International Airport(KIA)will add more testing machines, manpower and will request for more operational space. After Wednesday’s chaos at the KIA, testing centres are planning to ramp up their services at the airport. Tejasvini, a project manager at Auriga testing centre, KIA, said they will add about 100 more employees for  hassle-free testing of international […]

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It’s raining comedians! After Faruqui, it’s Kamra

Amidst controversies, another comedian’s show has been cancelled in the city. Bengaluru: Several contradictory claims have surfaced as to why Kunal Kamra’s shows have been canceled in the city. “It has been canceled for two reasons. Firstly, we didn’t get special permissions to seat 45 people in the venue that can seat more. Secondly, threats […]

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Midwives: Caught in the middle of nowhere

High rates in India’s caesarean section (C-sections) births have led midwives to point out the gaps in conventional Indian healthcare and how they struggle to fit into the medical picture. Indian midwives say the Indian health system has no place for their natural birthing profession. Birthing practices that harm mothers and children are popular despite […]

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