Lockdown effect: peacocks flock to Lalbagh

Less human intervention, traffic and pollution due to curfews and lockdowns, has improved the habitat at Lalbagh with peacocks and other birds finding breeding ground. About ten peacocks have been spotted in Lalbagh, said G. Kusuma, deputy director of Horticulture Department, Lalbagh. This, she said was an unusual sight. The complete habitat of the park […]

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Private bus owners struggle to survive

As Odisha announces a second lockdown, private bus owners in Odisha demand tax relaxation. Cuttack-: The private bus owners are facing financial constraints due to lockdown. “We are struggling financially, we don’t know from where to pay our conductors and drivers,” said Debabrata Pattnaik, owner of Dilkhus bus. He added, “Both inter and intra-state buses […]

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‘Restriction on petrol may help reduce traffic’

Petrol bunk owners feel that reduction in bunk timings will also help their staff.  Thanjavur: Restrictions on petrol bunks will help to reduce the spread of Covid-19, says police.  Police officer Aya Pillai who is patrolling the Sengipatti area and controlling unnecessary vehicular movement there said, “Placing restrictions on petrol bunks will definitely reduce movement of […]

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NGOs become helpless due to COVID-19

The pandemic, subsequent lockdowns and lack of access to funds have hit NGOs in Hyderabad and Warangal.  Warangal: Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) are struggling to get the funding they need to help people. They are not getting enough donations during the pandemic and even the government schemes have not helped. Narsing Rao, who has been with […]

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