Online Property Tax: Navigating the ‘Unmapped’ Territory

The Mysore City Corporation (MCC) introduced an online payment option In April this year to pay property tax, but it has been marred by technical glitches and uneven mapping so far.  Mysuru: When Shaila realised she need not stand in long queues at the tax collection office to pay property tax like every year, she […]

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50 per cent ceiling hits gym owners and goers hard

After the government announced a 50 percent capacity in gyms, the gym owners have experienced losses, while people are uncertain of their membership fees.   Bengaluru: Soumya Rao, the owner of Socio Fitness, had been successfully running her business for the past 12 years, till the two waves of the Covid-19 pandemic handicapped her earning […]

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Farmers’ profits undercut by Big Tobacco

With the increase in labour, fertilizers and other costs, farmers incur losses as they fail to get good prices.  Mysuru: Tobacco farmers incur losses each year during the auction that takes place between September and March, as they don’t get good prices for what they grow.  Farmers contend that corporations in the auction quote very […]

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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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