Wait for sanitary napkins in colleges continues

Unsanitary pad-vending machines leaves college students stranded during emergencies. Colleges have not yet installed sanitary napkin vending machines along with incinerators as required by the University Grants Commission (UGC). This leaves students on campuses with limited access to pads.  “During emergencies, it gets really stressful to find a sanitary pad in college campus if our […]

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Burnouts no longer uncommon

According to psychologists, one out of four individuals today experience burnout. Many people are now facing increased burnouts as a result of exhaustion as they feel they  have not been able to meet expectations. Dr. Akash Vishwakarma, Clinical Psychologist at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro-Sciences (NIMHANS) said, “the pandemic has triggered burnout cases […]

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N95 masks’ price still unregulated, poor people struggle

Unregulated pricing of N95 masks has led to people adopting unhygienic measures like reusing disposable masks. Poor people keep reusing disposable masks as N95 masks are expensive. Moreover, the price of N95 masks is not regulated. People from underprivileged backgrounds and the migrant laborers use disposable masks for seven days or more as they are […]

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Kumbalgodu loses Rs. 4.16 crore in property tax

The Kumbalgodu Panchayat did not receive 97.54 percent of the property tax for 2021 – 21. Kumbalgodu Panchayat collected property tax from 2.44 percent of tax payers in 2021 – 22. Out of Rs. 4.27 crores expected, the panchayat has received Rs. 10 lakh as property tax, said the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department […]

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Bengaluru artists bear the brunt of COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, local artists are unable to earn money to buy art materials and afford necessities. Bengaluru artists have lost customers and money due to COVID-19. Customers spent less on art due to the economic slowdown during the pandemic and so artists struggled financially, losing jobs and exposure in the industry. Puttaraju D has […]

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Business yet to bloom for flower vendors

Flower Merchants’ Association says that they are yet to receive the financial relief announced by the Karnataka Government for flower vendors. Flower vendors in Bengaluru continue to suffer losses even though the government has relaxed restrictions in place to control the spread of Covid-19. Shiva, a flower vendor at Jayanagar 4th Block said that the […]

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No PrEP for HIV susceptible people in India

WHO in its guidelines to eradicate AIDS by 2030 had recommended PrEP as a preventive medicine but India remains amongst those who didn’t adopt it. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medicine that prevents Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection remains inaccessible to Indians who are susceptible to it. WHO says PrEP can reduce the risk of infection […]

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