Number of kids breaking the law rose during the lockdown

Most belong to broken homes, poor families Bengaluru: The pandemic has added more cases of children in conflict with the law to the already rising trend of delinquent acts in Bengaluru. Data received from various helplines for women and children indicate that there has been an increase in domestic violence and sexual attacks on women […]

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Bengaluru’s Rohingyas have no access to basic facilities

Lockdown ended rag picking, their source of income By Upasana Banerjee Bengaluru: Rohingya refugees living in Dasarahalli near Hebbal are struggling to make a living because they are not entitled to any facilities. Tagged illegal immigrants on Indian soil, they cannot avail of rations or basic medical facilities. The only identity they hold is the […]

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Poor sanitation in B’luru slums takes toll on women’s health

Only 597 out of 2,000 slums get government help Bengaluru: Of the 93 million slum residents in India, 85% have poor or no access to sanitation, according to the National Sample Survey Organization report of 2019-2020. This impacts women’s health more adversely than that of men. Rapid population growth has given rise to 2,000 slums […]

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Bicycle sales perk up during pandemic

People switch to cycling as distancing is not possible in public transport Kolkata: Bicycle sales in Kolkata have witnessed a boom during the pandemic with commuters searching for an alternative mode of transport. Demand has increased three-fold and sales have soared by 80-100 per cent compared to pre-Covid times. Dealers are now selling 300 cycles […]

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Pandemic takes a toll on rural education

The shutdown of schools due to the Covid pandemic has adversely impacted the students of rural Bengal. Students from villages do not have access to smartphones or laptops at home, leaving them at a disadvantage during online learning. They have depended solely on schools for education, but since the lockdown was imposed, they have lost […]

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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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