Most restaurants not accessible to the disabled

Bangalore was considered to be the most livable city in the country. However, people with disabilities like blindness, deafness, dwarfism, locomotor disability, etc. face challenges to access restaurants. Bengaluru: Restaurants don’t easily offer menus that are accessible to visually impaired, people with hearing impairments or locomotor disabilities which puts them at a disadvantage. In December […]

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COVID-19: Shopping complexes rarely follow protocols

Experts suggest that laxity in following COVID Protocols many lead to a surge in positive cases in the city. Bengaluru:  Stall owners at Raheja Arcade in Koramangala, which is host to a large number of people looking to shop on a budget, seldom wear masks or follow COVID protocols. The guidelines issued by the Ministry […]

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COVID-19: Still no relief for pharmacists in the city

Pharmacists say that their businesses have not been able to recover since the pandemic began a year ago. BENGALURU- Pharmacists in the city are still facing losses due to the pandemic. Vidya, one of the pharmacists working in Maruthi Pharma said, “Due to Covid, we have lost more than 60-70 percent of the whole business.” […]

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Bangalore traffic cops struggle to breathe easy

More city traffic policemen suffer from respiratory problems and lung functions says study by the Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences.  Bengaluru: Loud noises, sunlight and heat, work-related stress, dazzling high beams are some of the problems Sudhir (name changed), a traffic police constable, faces on a daily basis. “All, not only me, traffic police people […]

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Delayed screening spreads cancer in children

Cancer research centres say that more than half of child cancer patients delayed their visits during the pandemic which increased the spread of the disease. Bengaluru: A delay in treatment has led to an increase in the spread of cancer among child patients according to Shankara Cancer Research Centre. Childhood cancer was the fifth leading […]

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