Property brokers and hostel owners are running out of business

Since the pandemic began, Indore has been empty of students, and hostel owners and property brokers have experienced a corresponding drop in business as a result. Bhawarkua Square is a student neighbourhood in the district, with over 60 private hostels and many property brokers. Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, all the property […]

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Bookshops write a new chapter with door deliveries

Shopkeepers have found a way to deliver products to their customers at their doorstep using online means. Book stores and stationeries in Bangalore have been struggling to cope with losses of more than 50 per cent since the onset of the pandemic.  To this battle, rise in online shopping has added its bit. Padamaram, a […]

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Farmers’ profits undercut by Big Tobacco

With the increase in labour, fertilizers and other costs, farmers incur losses as they fail to get good prices.  Mysuru: Tobacco farmers incur losses each year during the auction that takes place between September and March, as they don’t get good prices for what they grow.  Farmers contend that corporations in the auction quote very […]

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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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Ghaziabad Covid impact: Plastic consumption surges

Since March 2020, the use of plastic goods has increased due to the onset of the pandemic. Ghaziabad, where plastic has been banned, has seen a rise in plastic waste from different sources, according to the Nagar Nigam authorities. Ghaziabad: Plastic consumption has seen an uprise since the Covid-19 outbreak in the city, particularly since […]

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BBMP complaint cell fails to meet its deadline

The BBMP complaint cell failed to solve the complaints of the citizens within 30 minutes—the deadline set by it to figure out the issue. By Bibek Baidya The complaint cell of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) had assured to provide solution for an issue within 30 minutes of receiving a complaint and take an action against it […]

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Illegal banners, hoardings still avail in Sarjapur

Sarjapur Road houses  advertisement hoardings and banners despite the removal order from the Karnataka High Court. Ritam Chatterjee Despite the Karnataka High Court’s order asking the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to remove all illegal advertisement hoarding stands in the city last week, 32 advertisement banners and hoardings are still present between Sarjapur Bus stand […]

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