Cremation furnace makers struggle to keep up with demand

Unavailability of raw materials, oxygen supply and lack of workforce are some of the reasons for their struggle. Rourkela: As India’s covid toll climbed, many crematoriums found themselves lined up with bodies. Manufacturers and suppliers of electric furnaces are struggling to cope up with the demand.  A supplier from Ahmedabad said, “Dead bodies are piling […]

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Yaas weakened from VSCS to cyclonic storm at 5:30 P.M: IMD (Live Updates)

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) Yaas is likely to weaken during the next six hours, IMD said. It made landfall around 8:30 A.M. today, on 26th May, about 40 km South-Southeast of Balasore, Odisha, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Around 5,76,288 people have been evacuated in Odisha so far, with 60 ODRAF […]

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Left with no choice but to go the right way

Left-handed people still wait for products that cater to their needs. Bengaluru: Poonam Rath, a southpaw, explained how difficult it was being a left-hander when everything around you is made only for right-handed people. “When you are a lefty, you have the basic instinct of doing everything the ‘ulta’ (reverse) way.” “I have never come […]

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We can’t run AC buses till there is demand for them: BMTC

COVID-19 and less revenue have forced BMTC to operate only a handful of air-conditioned buses. Bengaluru: Only 180 air-conditioned Volvo buses are operated currently by Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) as against 761 before the pandemic. The services have been scaled down due to less revenue generation and lesser demand induced by COVID-19. A bus […]

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Road construction gathers dust

Road construction under the Smart Cities Mission has made life difficult for commuters and local business owners. Rourkela: The ongoing construction on the two-lane Panposh Road and the Link road (Civil Township Bypass) has led to a one-way movement, resulting in traffic on that one lane and dust everywhere.  Kanta Devi (name changed), a local […]

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