Tyre re-treading not so hot right now

The unorganised tyre retreading sector in Kalasipalya mostly finds the use of ‘hot method’ in retreading. The unseasonal rains have added to the misery of tyre re-treading industry in Kalasipalya which was already struggling due to the pandemic. The number of re-treaded tyres sold daily have reduced by 60 percent. Yaseen 18, employer at AK […]

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Laxity in following Covid-norms amidst new threats

Not enough tests are conducted in the city’s railway stations and bus stations. Passengers expressed fear about less government control. Covid norms implementation in railway stations and bus stations lacks vigilance, even after cluster cases are arising one after the other in the state. Anandan S., deputy station manager, Krantivira Sangoli Rayana railway stations (KSR), […]

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B’luru airport uncertain over Omicron guidelines

Although the Indian government has issued new travel guidelines due to the new Omicron variant, airports say they are unaware of the guidelines Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) has no information about updated travel guidelines even though the Indian government released fresh guidelines on Nov. 28, 2021. “We are still awaiting updated guidelines for international arriving […]

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Indian shuttlers stuck in Botswana wait for clarity

In an exclusive chat with the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Priyansh Khushwani said that the Ministry of External Affairs hasn’t contacted them, yet. It might take longer than usual for the three badminton players stuck in Botswana to return to India. The players may have to travel to another country that is […]

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Amusement parks are having fun again

Most large and popular amusement parks have regained their pre-pandemic revenue levels, but the smaller ones are still struggling. Amusements parks are receiving a mixed reaction as the government lifted restrictions after nine months. “The crowds are good now and we can say it’s better than the last few months,” said a spokesperson for Wonderla, […]

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Post Covid surge in organ donations

Karnataka has seen a 60 percent increase in organ donations post the pandemic. Karnataka is witnessing an increase in the number of organ donations. Yet the numbers aren’t enough to cater to the patients waiting for transplants. Lijamol Joseph, Chief Transplant Coordinator of the State said, “Around 5045 patients are in the waiting list in […]

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Weavers turn to other jobs during Covid

With minimum consumer demand and government assistance, handloom weavers have shifted to other jobs during Covid-19. During Covid, weavers in the city shifted to work as security guards or auto drivers due to financial distress. “I started driving an auto-rickshaw from January 2021 because I used to earn Rs.100 -150 daily from weaving which was […]

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Students’ safety is the priority

More students are attending offline classes after schools and colleges began RT-PCR tests. Parents are willing to send their wards to schools and colleges after administrations  decided to conduct a Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction test (RT-PCR) once a week. A Public Relations Officer (PRO) of a school in Kumbalgodu said, “We are conducting RT-PCR tests […]

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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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Personal assistance for PwD puts them at risk

The need for someone to constantly be in close proximity with children who lack motor skills makes it difficult for social distance to be ensured.  BENGALURU: Anirban Dutta’s nephew, Kaushik Dutta (6), has non-verbal autism and occasional faces epileptic seizures. He requires constant assistance from a second individual to get his needs met. Be it […]

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