Industries suffer because of no ethanol availability

Sanitizer and pharmaceutical manufacturers have to cut down their production as there is no supply of ethanol to produce the material. Jammu: New Excise Policy is affecting sanitizer and pharmaceutical manufactures as they require ethanol for production, and are finding it challenging to procure it.  Ethanol is one of the most critical ingredients of the production […]

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Home testing for COVID, not an option

No home testing by labs a big concern for citizens, as going outside could prove fatal.  Gurgaon: People are finding it difficult to get tested for COVID-19 as private labs and facilities are unable to send representatives for home testing.  Anant, a resident of IREO Skyon, in Sector-62 in Gurgaon, had been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms […]

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Gaming console companies fail to console awaiting gamers

There have been high expectations among the gaming community ever since next-gen consoles were announced. But Sony and Microsoft have been unable to meet supply demands in India, say reports. Bengaluru: After months of waiting for the launch of Sony’s new range of gaming console, PlayStation 5, Rishab Shankar, an avid gamer, was left empty […]

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Pandemic, the saviour of the comic book industry

With bookstores closed due to the lockdown, some online stores like The Comic Book Store saw a growth of 5000 percent they say. Bengaluru: Hundreds of paperback graphic novels lie stacked in the comic book aisle of the Blossom bookstore. Many writers and artists had to stop their production because stores were shut during the […]

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Lockdown shows up gaps in access to mental health experts

In India, for every  100,000 people, there are only 0.07 psychologists, 0.29 psychiatrists, and 0.80 nurses, according to the WHO. Bengaluru: Increase in the number of mental health patients also meant an increase in the demand for mental health professionals (MHPs) during the lockdown. “India saw a 20 percent rise in mental health cases during […]

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‘Government hospitals overworking junior doctors’

Junior doctors have taken on much more work than they can handle during the pandemic they say. They blame hospital administrations and senior doctors for their fatigue. Jammu: Amid the pandemic, patient care has taken a significant hit in Jammu’s government hospital. “Senior doctors not regularly attending to their patients has led to junior doctors […]

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