Rain clouds may cast a gloom on coffee prices

November rains witnessed by Karnataka this year have fallen hard on the harvest of coffee beans. Karnataka’s coffee growers and plantation owners are worried as their crops wash away due to prolonged rains in November. The rains have resulted in loss of one third of Arabica type of coffee, according to Coffee Board of India. […]

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Covid fear not enough to quit smoking

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports, smoking  makes people more vulnerable to Covid19, but still  people are not quitting the habit finds Crisil report. Bengaluru: Crisil Ratings says cigarette sales have risen seven to nine percent equating to 83 billion sticks this fiscal year. A study from Lancelet says people saw the pandemic as an opportunity […]

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Flowers wilt with no decorations in the city

With the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, flower decorators have been affected and without compensation, they find it hard to survive. Mysuru: Flower vendors, farmers, and decorators have been hit hard because of the pandemic. With no weddings and other functions, they are finding it hard to survive. “Before the pandemic, every month I used […]

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Weeks after re-opening, Daryaganj book-market fears shutdown

The bustling crowds of the book-market have been replaced by vast empty spaces with only a few buyers and sellers in view.   Delhi: Due to low footfall and high operational costs, the Daryaganj book market faces a permanent shutdown. Booksellers said their sales figures ranged from Rs. 5,000 – 10,000 per day before COVID-19; after […]

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Garbage at Tharagupet KR Market Causing Health Hazards

Vendors claim that the garbage is causing malaria and dengue fever Garbage spread across KR market is causing distress among the vendors and customers. The garbage collection by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) is irregular. Despite several complaints by the vendors and pedestrians the BBMP has not installed garbage bins in the marketplace. Suresh […]

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