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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People’s health worsens after Visakhapatnam gas leak

The  poisonous Styrene gas leak from the explosion seven months ago still haunts many people in the surrounding villages. Visakhapatnam: After seven months of the gas leak, most people who lived in surrounding areas of the L.G Polymers Company are still suffering from health-related side effects. Nearly 45 to 60 people in villages around L.G […]

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Universities across Karnataka still inaccessible for disabled students

While some universities provide suitable access to facilities for disabled students, many still lack disabled-friendly infrastructure. Bengaluru: Many universities across Karnataka are far from accessible to Persons with Disability (PWD), despite the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines and rules and guidelines created under the Rights of Person with Disability Act.  A study done in 2019 shows the lack of access to […]

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Traffic cops set to recover the unpaid e-challans

The number of traffic violators has risen steadily with a majority of them not paying the fine. Police hope to recover money from to over 25 lakh unpaid e-challans. Written by Anjali Jayaraj December 03, 2020  Mumbai: Traffic e- challan fines of more than Rs 602 crore are unpaid across Maharashtra since 2016-17.  Data released […]

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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.  By: Aakriti Sehra| December 10, 2020 Ludhiana: The recently-opened blood bank for dogs has conducted more than 150 successful blood transfusions.  Dr C.S. Randhawa, […]

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Unsafe abortions kill more women

Reports suggest that abortions carried out by medically untrained persons or outside of health facilities are a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in India. Indore: Unsafe abortion is the third-largest cause of maternal mortality in India, contributing to eight percent maternal deaths annually. Around 78 percent abortions in India are done outside of […]

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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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