Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the […]

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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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Bright headlights a nightmare for bus drivers

High-beam and bright headlights pose challenges for bus drivers in the night.  Thanjavur: Driving at night and dealing with bright headlights is a tough task say, bus drivers.  Alagarsamy, a bus driver said that he usually slows down when he faces bright LED lights because he is unable to see the vehicles on his side […]

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Crimes against senior citizens up 46% in Delhi

Delhi accounts for 22 percent of all crimes against senior citizens among 19 metro cities with a population of more than 2 million.  Delhi: The capital saw a surge in crimes against senior citizens in 2019 according to the Crimes in India 2019 report published by the National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB). The report said […]

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Unregulated Acid Sales Continue Despite Supreme Court Ban

Acid is available in various over-the-counter stores across Lucknow for as little as Rs. 200 with no regulations followed. Acid attack survivors aren’t happy.  Lucknow:  Acid remains easily attainable across the city despite strict regulations imposed by the Supreme Court. “We sell a bottle of acid for Rs. 200,” said Raj, owner of a small […]

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Buses ferry too many passengers

Doctors say overcrowding can worsen health conditions, passengers raise objections but are ignored. KOLKATA:  Public buses in Kolkata carry more passengers than the actual number of seats. Despite objections raised by passengers, bus conductors permit people ignoring the advisories issued by the government of West Bengal. Doctors say overcrowding could cause the virus to spread.  […]

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Motorists take over zebra crossings, pedestrians falter

Motor vehicles continue being indifferent about their congestion on zebra crossings despite regulations. Pedestrians become prone to accidents. Rittik Biswas |October 23, 2020 Kolkata: Pedestrians said they continue to face difficulties in crossing roads due to vehicles stopping on the zebra crossings. In spite of traffic restrictions being imposed, vehicles continue to crowd the crossings […]

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HC to State Govt: Procure Decibel Meters by Dec 13

By Yamini Chincholi Bengaluru: State Government given orders by The High Court(HC) to procure decibel meters in the city by December 13. This was the second time such an order was issued by the court.  “We don’t understand why the state government has failed to acquire noise-assessing meters,” said the HC as it handed out the […]

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