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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397% jump in underage driving in Gurugram

Police say that more children have stepped out during the lockdown to buy groceries. Gurugram: Gurugram traffic police have recorded a five-fold increase in underage driving challans issued in 2020. Data by the police shows that 149 challans were issued this year as compared to 30 challans in 2019. Ramesh Kumar, ACP Traffic West said […]

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Ghazipur borders blocked, traffic distress worsens

Citizens, especially daily travelers are facing worse traffic situations due to the highways being occupied in the on-going protests.  Inter-city travelers, especially employees, are facing problems in order to reach and return from their workplaces due to a surge in city traffic since the onset of the farmers’ protest. Chaotic traffic was already an unsolved […]

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The new tram library gets mixed reactions

Some passengers have accepted the renovated air- conditioned tram library. But others miss the vintage essence of Kolkata trams. Kolkata: Bibliophiles of Kolkata have mixed reactions to the world’s first tram library, which was introduced on Children’s day. Though some of them welcomed the modern transformation of the tram, others felt the old spirit of […]

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Decrease in tourists affects businesses in Thanjavur

Tourism-based businesses in Thanjavur are badly impacted due to fewer tourists.  Thanjavur: Tourism-dependent businesses in Thanjavur district are facing losses.Tourist guide Sundar said,“I used to earn minimum Rs.1000 per day, but now it’s not possible as no tourists are visiting like earlier.  I usually guide domestic tourists from December to February every year.” Murugan, a […]

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Exhibitors make zero profit as Covid-19 hits hard

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, exhibitors are going through a rough patch as they make zero profits. Vapi- Exhibitors across India, serious challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.  They are finding it difficult to get permission to display their products. With high rents and not enough response from the customers, it makes it even more difficult […]

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Disposable utensils make a comeback

Food-stall owners are using disposable utensils to minimize contact with customers and ensure safety from coronavirus. Indore: Food-stall owners, who earlier used steel plates and glass tumblers, can now be seen serving food and beverages in plastic and paper disposables to ensure safety from COVID-19. The leniency of the authorities in collecting fines has contributed […]

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People’s health worsens after Visakhapatnam gas leak

The  poisonous Styrene gas leak from the explosion seven months ago still haunts many people in the surrounding villages. Visakhapatnam: After seven months of the gas leak, most people who lived in surrounding areas of the L.G Polymers Company are still suffering from health-related side effects. Nearly 45 to 60 people in villages around L.G […]

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Furniture Stores Struggle to Compete with Online WFH culture

In-store furniture shop owners say they have been struggling to get back on their feet post-lockdown. DELHI- Furniture sales have declined due to the work-from-home (WFH) culture caused by the pandemic, say store owners.  Tarun Juyal, whose family has a 55-year-old furniture retail business in Delhi, said, “Overall, the sales have declined by 40 – […]

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