ART bill not queer friendly

The opposition claims that the recently passed bill in the Lok Sabha is discriminatory for LGBTQIA+ community and single men seeking fatherhood. Queer activists say that the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill is not only discriminatory but also homophobic in nature. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister says that the contradiction in two existing laws […]

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Fresh Covid guidelines announced

Double vaccination for entry to public spaces is compulsory.  Local containment zones and active surveillance in cluster areas will be enforced as will compulsory testing of vulnerable populations like health workers and senior citizens. International travellers will be allowed to leave the airport only after a negative test. Fresh guidelines issued by the state Health […]

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Fans, actors come to visit ailing S. Shivram

Prayers for his recovery have been pouring in. Actor Shivrajkumar, Puneeth Rajkumar’s brother said that he is praying for veteran Kannada actor S. Shivram who is currently admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Prashanth Hospital in Bangalore. With tears in his eyes, Shivrajkumar said, “I don’t know what to say, I’m just […]

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Eating disorders rise in the exam season

The change in board exam pattern has had a bad effect on students, parents and teachers. The multiple-choice question (MCQs) pattern of board exams has led students, parents and teachers to have unhealthy eating habits due to stress. “This whole new pattern makes me feel so uncertain. When I used to write lengthy answers, there […]

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Omicron: Not a threat yet!

Government’s response to Omicron is not at expected level, say officials. Despite a rise in Omicron cases across the world the Indian government has not issued new guidelines except for international arrivals.  D. Randeep, state commissioner of health and welfare services said that the department is not planning to introduce any new measure for citizens. […]

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Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Karnataka

Two cases of Omicron variant have been detected in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry. Both cases have been detected in Karnataka, according to Joint Secretary of the Union Home Ministry Lav Agarwal. The cases reported were of two males aged 66 and 46.No serious symptoms have been observed in any Omicron variant case […]

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Pollution from construction sites still a cause for worry

Construction activities fell by over 50 percent in the last few years, but health-related risks continue. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has sanctioned fewer construction activities in the city but construction continues to contribute to increasing pollution and respiratory diseases, say medical experts. –Senior citizens, construction workers, and other vulnerable sections of the population face […]

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Hospitals for the patients, not for us

Attendants are forced to sleep on the streets whilst their patients get treatment. Government hospitals fail to provide basic amenities to the attendants accompanying patients. Most attendants, usually family, live in deplorable conditions till the treatment is completed, which sometimes takes months. Most government hospitals follow the one-attendant-per-patient rule according to which only one member of […]

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