FSSAI Project did not reach us: Street Food Vendors in Kolkata

Street food vendors say they have not been given any training on how to maintain hygiene.  Kolkata: Multiple street food vendors said that the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) Project Clean Street Food is not carried out well in Kolkata during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Several pani puri vendors were seen selling food […]

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Pandemic drives small-scale industries into financial losses

Small scale industries in Peenya have incurred financial losses due to the lockdown and are now reeling from its effects.  Bengaluru: Small-scale industries in the Peenya Industrial area have suffered financial losses due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. TC Joseph, proprietor of Pneudraulics said, “In June and July the profit was only 50 percent […]

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Lockdown delays cancer treatment, patients suffer

Many cancer patients missed their chemotherapy cycles during the lockdown and have faced adverse effects on their health. Lucknow – Doctors say many cancer patients have missed their chemotherapy cycles during the lockdown. This has left them with adverse side effects and have pushed their treatment back to square one. A lot of them faced […]

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Uncertainty looms over the future of medical students

Medical students are grappling with mental health issues due to sudden disruption in their studies. They are also not receiving adequate training from their institutions they say.    Kolkata: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, medical students say they are struggling with their mental health as they are not receiving practical lessons and sufficient online theoretical classes […]

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‘Immunized’ villagers fighting COVID sans masks

People in villages apparently have a special immune system that protects them from COVID-19. Their special shield is neither a mask nor a sanitizer but Waheguru, the Sikh God. Ludhiana:  A week after the weekly vegetable mandis (markets) started operating, people hardly showed any concerns for the prevalent pandemic. The number of cases being reported […]

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Designer boutiques face an uncertain future due to Covid-19

Small-scale designer boutiques have been affected by Covid-19 in Jaipur. Run mostly by women entrepreneurs, they are finding it difficult to get back on their feet post lockdown.  Jaipur: Boutiques in Jaipur have seen a fall in sales of customized and designer clothing because of a reduction in social events due to the pandemic. Women […]

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Pandemic Makes Lives of Sex Workers Worse

Sex Workers’ lives were badly hit due to Covid-19 making it harder for them to earn money to support their livelihood. Warangal: To enhance their business during the pandemic, a few sex workers are offering customers fully-sanitized rooms with mandatory masks. Around 130 sex workers in two areas i.e., Hasanparthy and Geesugonda of Warangal district, […]

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Online education a bane for photocopy shops

Twelve photocopy shops in and around Chathiram Bus stand struggle to run their business amid the pandemic. Tiruchirappalli: Owners of photocopy shops around Chathiram bus stand said they find it difficult to pay rent as their business has nearly come to a standstill because no schools and colleges are open. Sri Vasan Printer’s owner R […]

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More pets abandoned post Unlock in Ernakulam

The number of pets found abandoned on the streets increases as lockdown measures come to an end. Ernakulam: As the pandemic regulations lifted and daily life resumed, there was a rise in pet owners deserting their animal companions.. Pet ownership had seen a growth in the past few months since the lockdown started. However, since […]

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Grocery shop owners face a new challenge in the pandemic

Old-time grocery shop owners are struggling as more people are opening up similar stores due to job losses during the lockdown. Kolkata: Due to the emergence of new grocery stores, existing grocery shop owners are finding it difficult to survive in this pandemic. The sudden lockdown had resulted in many job losses. As a result, […]

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