Second wave shatters Vendor’s Hopes

Street food vendors say business has not picked back up, as their regular customers have not returned from their hometowns for fear of the second wave of the virus. Bangalore: Before the street food vendors could recover losses induced by the lockdown, another wave of Covid-19 became an obstacle to their business. Street food vendors say that they […]

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Shopkeepers suffer; Road construction blocks road

Shopkeepers on Avenue road witness fewer customers due to road construction. Bengaluru: Just when the shopkeepers on Avenue Road were witnessing an increase in sales after the lockdown, the road construction work has again hit their sales.   Shopkeepers are suffering losses as the 970 metre road is closed on both sides. Pavan Kalyan, the site […]

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COVID-19: Still no relief for pharmacists in the city

Pharmacists say that their businesses have not been able to recover since the pandemic began a year ago. BENGALURU- Pharmacists in the city are still facing losses due to the pandemic. Vidya, one of the pharmacists working in Maruthi Pharma said, “Due to Covid, we have lost more than 60-70 percent of the whole business.” […]

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Differently-Abled Can’t Access Metro Washrooms

Washrooms for the differently-abled people at various metro stations remain inaccessible as most of them are locked or are unhygienic. Bangalore: Washrooms for the differently-abled people at Rajajinagarmetro station and many other stations remain locked. The washrooms are either not maintained properly or lack the basic infrastructure. This makes it difficult for differently-abled people to […]

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People drown in water bills post lockdown

More citizens are coming forward to register their grievances with the Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB). Bengaluru: Citizens of Bangalore are complaining of incorrect meter readings and inadequate water supply post lockdown. Nagendra, a resident at 5th Cross, Bhuwaneshawari Layout, Marathahalli, said, “I’m not receiving even a drop of water, but the bill […]

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BESCOM Solar Rooftop Scheme In the Shadows

BESCOM’s solar rooftop scheme has hit several roadblocks since its inception in 2014. Bengaluru: Ashok Sarath, a resident of Defense Colony, Indiranagar, installed a solar power plant seven years ago. Back then, he had hoped that he would be able to save money and also go green by investing in the solar rooftop. However, ever […]

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