WB post-poll violence: ‘More than 200 displaced’ and 74 complaints received

The Calcutta High Court heard a PIL calling for an investigation into the violence that happened after the declaration of assembly poll results on May 2, 2021.  Delhi: Over 200 people were displaced and are out of their homes during the pandemic in the violence that followed the declaration of assembly poll results in the […]

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BBMP construction halts morning run for essentials

The (in)-famous traffic of Bangalore continues during the morning hours before the curfew starts. This has become an inconvenience for some. Bangalore: The stretch of road between the Nagawara traffic signal till Ashwathnagar is the most difficult to navigate mainly because of the white topping work done on one half of the road, said Syed […]

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AIMRA Alleges Govt of Bias

The Karnataka All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) wrote  an open letter to the Karnataka Chief Minister requesting the state to stop the sales of non-essentials through foreign e-commerce websites, allegedging it is destroying local trade.   Bangalore: The All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) condemned what it called the “biased decision” of allowing e-commerce companies […]

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MIB gives Digital Media and OTT 15 days to comply

The new notice gives media houses and OTT platforms 15 days to comply with the Information Technology guidelines, deemed unconstitutional by experts. Bangalore: On  May 26, 2021, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) issued a notice to all ‘digital media publishers’, to comply, within 15 days, with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital […]

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Baripada halts vaccination of 18+ group, stocks run out

The vaccination drive at Baripada has come to a halt after the shortage of vaccine doses, and the impact of Cyclone Yaas. May 29, 2021 Sudeept Singh Baripada: The Odisha Government suspended the COVID testing and door-to-door vaccination drive in various districts due to Cyclone Yaas and the unavailability of vaccine doses. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, […]

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Say goodbye to your good night’s sleep

Various studies have shown that COVID-19 survivors and health care workers experience increased sleep disturbances.  BENGALURU: If you are staying awake late at night scrolling through your phone, struggling to sleep, you are not alone. Changes in lifestyle brought about by the pandemic have led to a surge in individuals reporting sleeping trouble.  Before the […]

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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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Provide relief to Covid orphans: SC to States

Maharashtra joins the list of states who have proposed sponsorship for children who lost their parents to Covid. Mumbai: The Supreme Court has directed states to provide immediate relief to children who have been orphaned due to the pandemic. The court direction came in response to an application filed by amicus curiae Gaurav Agarwal seeking […]

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