‘It’s so boring at home’: Telangana students want to go back to school

Online classes aren’t effective: Psychiatrist Hyderabad: Children in Telangana are stressed out as their wait for schools to reopen has prolonged. “Everything is online: Classes, homework and even talking to my friends,” Akshith Reddy, a sixth-standard student, informed The Observer. Sai Sandeep, 10, said he and his brother have to share the only mobile device […]

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As Nivar calms down, TN heaves a sigh of relief

Situation not as bad as before, say residents The cyclonic storm Nivar, which is moving northwest, is likely to weaken further into a deep depression, according to the India Metrological Department. “The storm now lies inside the land area. There will, however, be rainfall and strong winds as well,” Deputy Director General of Meteorology, Chennai, […]

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Closure of homeo clinics in Telangana hit patients hard

Hyderabad: The closure of homeopathy clinics in Telangana during the lockdown inconvenienced doctors and patients. While patients suffered due to a lack of proper medication, doctors faced problems with online consultations. “I am diabetic and allergic to allopathy,” said Jobe Sirra, who suffered as homeopathy clinics were closed. He has been on homeopathic medication for three […]

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Shillong’s Taxi drivers see their income fall due to the pandemic

People are still reluctant to take public transport Shillong: Daily wage earners like taxi drivers have seen a sharp decline in their daily in­ come be­cause of the high price of petrol. Tike, a taxi driver in the Lapa­lang area, informed The Observ­er: “The government’s decision to cut the passenger capacity to 50%, and a […]

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Road in HSR Layout is on the mend after a long wait

Bengaluru: After a long wait, the users of 11th Main in HSR Layout’s  Sector 6 can finally look forward to traveling on a smooth surface. Residents of the area have welcomed the repair work. “I feel like that villager who got a road for the first time,” said Harsh Jalan, a resident. “Also, I hope they […]

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With Kolkata’s bars closed, singers find the going tough

They are unable to pay rent & kid’s fees, buy medicines Kolkata: Bar singers and musicians of Kolkata are struggling for survival following the closure of bars and restaurants due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Kolkata has had a thriving bar culture which has been a major source of entertainment to certain sections of the population. But […]

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Lockdown hits farmers on India-Nepal border hard

They are forced to sell produce in their own villages Sitamarhi: Residents of Sonbarsa village, near the India-Nepal border, have been adversely affected economically after the government imposed a nationwide lockdown and closed the border.  The lockdown across the border restricted Indian farmers from selling their produce in Nepal. The main economic occupation in Sonbarsa is farming, […]

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