Faecal Coliform levels in Yamuna way above limits

A type of bacteria, faecal coliform is indicative of the presence of faecal material of man or animal and can result in a wide variety of illnesses and diseases. Delhi: Ammar, a Delhi-based photographer, frequently visits the Yamuna shore between the Delhi-Noida Direct Flyover and Zakir Nagar, near Okhla. “I went there last year to […]

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India records over 3.29 lakh Covid-19 cases and 3,800 deaths in 24 hours

Around 3 Indians are dying every minute due Covid-19 in the country. Bangalore: India on Tuesday recorded over 3.29 lakh cases, which was the lowest count of daily Covid-19 cases in fourteen days, as per the data updated by the Union health ministry. Karnataka moves to the top with the highest number of cases recorded […]

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Tiffin Services grow during the Pandemic

People running tiffin services are helping Covid patients by providing nutritious food.  Jaipur: Tiffin services have seen a boom during this time,  as COVID-19 patients are home quarantined and are not able to cook for themselves.  Arpit Garg from Amrit Dham tiffin services delivers tiffins to Covid-19 patients isolated at home. ,   He said, […]

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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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Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the […]

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Hysterectomies a tricky option for the disabled

Studies have shown that caregivers and local guardians prefer hysterectomy for their disabled children to help them maintain hygiene.  Bangalore: Some mothers and caregivers of disabled girls prefer hysterectomies for their children as it is difficult for them to maintain menstrual hygiene. They also believe that this will help them avoid the consequences of sexual […]

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