Left with no choice but to go the right way

Left-handed people still wait for products that cater to their needs. Bengaluru: Poonam Rath, a southpaw, explained how difficult it was being a left-hander when everything around you is made only for right-handed people. “When you are a lefty, you have the basic instinct of doing everything the ‘ulta’ (reverse) way.” “I have never come […]

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Trekking organizers battle an uphill climb

Recovering from the pandemic has been hard for organizers who plan trekking adventures in Bangalore. Bengaluru: Trekking has continued its mountainous fight against the pandemic. In Bengaluru, trekking activities haven’t picked up their pace post-Unlock. Trekking organizations are struggling to recover from their lockdown-induced losses. “The bookings for trekking have resumed but are yet to […]

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Indian leather exports falling down

Fewer imports by the US, Germany and other European nations are responsible. Bengaluru: The leather exports industry of India has suffered a huge plunge because of the Covid-19 induced lockdown. The leather exports industry saw a downfall of 34.15 percent. According to the Council for Leather Exports, India exported Rs. 278,056.32 million (US$ 3,984.13 million) […]

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Traders flout Covid-19 guidelines; claim the disease is a myth

Despite fears of resurgence around the city, APMCs in Yeswanthpur flout guidelines in broad daylight Bengaluru: The Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) yard in Yeswanthpur is always buzzing with farmers and buyers. And yet most of them seem to care little about social distancing and sanitation. Only a couple of people were observed wearing masks.  […]

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Some families cannot afford online education

Only 45 percent of primary school students are able to join educational apps for online study. Kurukshetra:  Educational apps launched by the state government are not helping primary education of children from families with low-income.  Data by Statista Digital Market Outlook shows that currently in India, around 51 percent of the total population has access […]

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Short attention span challenges website developers

People don’t spend more than eight seconds looking at a screen. Website developers have to catch their attention within that time. Chandigarh: Website developers have a hard time keeping their websites afloat because websites need viewership and viewers don’t have the attention span to let a site load, says an International Journal of Trend in […]

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Cybercrime against women continues to rise

As the world gets increasingly digitized, cybercrime against women continues to be on the rise. New Delhi: Cybercrime against women has seen an exponential increase in the past few years. In 2015, the National Commission for Women (NCW) received only 223 complaints of cybercrime. By the end of November 2020, this figure stood at 647, […]

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Dogs can donate blood, too

After the opening of North India’s first blood bank for dogs in Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), several dogs have been helped with blood therapies and treatments.  Ludhiana: The recently-opened blood bank for dogs has conducted more than 150 successful blood transfusions.  Dr C.S. Randhawa, Head of Veterinary Medicine Department said […]

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