Some families cannot afford online education

Only 45 percent of primary school students are able to join educational apps for online study. Kurukshetra:  Educational apps launched by the state government are not helping primary education of children from families with low-income.  Data by Statista Digital Market Outlook shows that currently in India, around 51 percent of the total population has access […]

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People’s health worsens after Visakhapatnam gas leak

The  poisonous Styrene gas leak from the explosion seven months ago still haunts many people in the surrounding villages. Visakhapatnam: After seven months of the gas leak, most people who lived in surrounding areas of the L.G Polymers Company are still suffering from health-related side effects. Nearly 45 to 60 people in villages around L.G […]

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Universities across Karnataka still inaccessible for disabled students

While some universities provide suitable access to facilities for disabled students, many still lack disabled-friendly infrastructure. Bengaluru: Many universities across Karnataka are far from accessible to Persons with Disability (PWD), despite the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines and rules and guidelines created under the Rights of Person with Disability Act.  A study done in 2019 shows the lack of access to […]

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About 7,000 people share one public toilet in Delhi

Only one out of four toilet seats are reserved for women in India. Delhi has one public toilet seat per 4,373 males and 10,039 females, revealed a report by Praja Foundation. Out of 2,985 public toilets built by the various municipal corporations of Delhi, 2,055 are for males and 777 are for females. In contrast, […]

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Cybercrime against women continues to rise

As the world gets increasingly digitized, cybercrime against women continues to be on the rise. New Delhi: Cybercrime against women has seen an exponential increase in the past few years. In 2015, the National Commission for Women (NCW) received only 223 complaints of cybercrime. By the end of November 2020, this figure stood at 647, […]

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Dogs can donate blood, too

After the opening of North India’s first blood bank for dogs in Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), several dogs have been helped with blood therapies and treatments.  By: Aakriti Sehra| December 10, 2020 Ludhiana: The recently-opened blood bank for dogs has conducted more than 150 successful blood transfusions.  Dr C.S. Randhawa, […]

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Unsafe abortions kill more women

Reports suggest that abortions carried out by medically untrained persons or outside of health facilities are a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in India. Indore: Unsafe abortion is the third-largest cause of maternal mortality in India, contributing to eight percent maternal deaths annually. Around 78 percent abortions in India are done outside of […]

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Lockdown delays cancer treatment, patients suffer

Many cancer patients missed their chemotherapy cycles during the lockdown and have faced adverse effects on their health. Lucknow – Doctors say many cancer patients have missed their chemotherapy cycles during the lockdown. This has left them with adverse side effects and have pushed their treatment back to square one. A lot of them faced […]

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Residential complexes struggle with COVID-19 waste disposal

With Karnataka generating over 1,300 tons of Covid-19 waste, safe disposal of bio-medical waste has continued to pose a challenge in Bangalore. Bengaluru: Waste management in residential complexes has become even more challenging with an increase in bio-medical waste due to Covid-19, say members of complexes responsible for the task.  Joint-Secretary of Sandeep Vihar, Residential […]

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Unregulated Acid Sales Continue Despite Supreme Court Ban

Acid is available in various over-the-counter stores across Lucknow for as little as Rs. 200 with no regulations followed. Acid attack survivors aren’t happy.  Lucknow:  Acid remains easily attainable across the city despite strict regulations imposed by the Supreme Court. “We sell a bottle of acid for Rs. 200,” said Raj, owner of a small […]

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