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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Small screens eating up big screens

The over-the-top (OTT) consumption  has increased from 181 billion minutes to 204 billion minutes, according to consultancy.in. The lockdown has been difficult for cinema halls, the staff and  distributors as  theatres are only allowed to open with 50 percent occupancy in Karnataka.  Hemanth Anand, the owner of Vijayalakshmi theatre in Garudachar Palya said, “We are […]

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Baripada halts vaccination of 18+ group, stocks run out

The vaccination drive at Baripada has come to a halt after the shortage of vaccine doses, and the impact of Cyclone Yaas. May 29, 2021 Sudeept Singh Baripada: The Odisha Government suspended the COVID testing and door-to-door vaccination drive in various districts due to Cyclone Yaas and the unavailability of vaccine doses. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, […]

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Cremation furnace makers struggle to keep up with demand

Unavailability of raw materials, oxygen supply and lack of workforce are some of the reasons for their struggle. Rourkela: As India’s covid toll climbed, many crematoriums found themselves lined up with bodies. Manufacturers and suppliers of electric furnaces are struggling to cope up with the demand.  A supplier from Ahmedabad said, “Dead bodies are piling […]

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‘Restriction on petrol may help reduce traffic’

Petrol bunk owners feel that reduction in bunk timings will also help their staff.  Thanjavur: Restrictions on petrol bunks will help to reduce the spread of Covid-19, says police.  Police officer Aya Pillai who is patrolling the Sengipatti area and controlling unnecessary vehicular movement there said, “Placing restrictions on petrol bunks will definitely reduce movement of […]

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Vegetable vendors face financial trouble

Vendors find no takers in the operating hours allotted to them resulting in surplus stock going to waste and unhappy vendors.  Vapi, Ghaziabad: With lockdown restrictions in place, the allotment of limited functioning hours for vegetable and fruit vendors has become a reason behind their low sales. Markets are overcrowded, yet vendors remain under financial stress. […]

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Lockdown drives down mango demand; farmers fear losses

Drop in demand and increase in prices have left mango farmers struggling.  Ramanagara: Farmers in the district are finding it difficult to harvest mangoes that are left rotting in farms due to lockdown restrictions. Small scale farmers in Ramanagara district,the second-largest mango producer in Karnataka after Kolar district, are looking at huge losses, as restrictions […]

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