Poor infra hits virtual court proceedings

By Abhishek Saini Bengaluru: Lack of proper infrastructure, application software, and trained personnel in the Court of Small Causes and the City Civil Court is hampering the implementation of virtual court proceedings in Bengaluru. “I just had to show one document. Now, I’m waiting for the lawyer to get the work done. All this would […]

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Poor-quality boats, mud in the course leave Chandigarh rowers unhappy

Length reduced by 600m; admin accused of apathy Chandigarh: Poor quality of boats and reduction in the length of the course is affecting the training of rowers at the Lake Sports Complex here. “There is a cluster of mud that has come up in the middle of the course. This has reduced its length by […]

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Non-heinous crimes in Delhi come down due to Covid

With nobody on road, how can it happen: Police Motor vehicles theft reported in the national capital came down by 26 per cent in 2020. Similarly, the number of burglaries and house thefts also plummeted due to a combination of lockdown and fear. “Crime has come down because of a combination of two things: Lockdown […]

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Govt to auction securities to fund Covid fight, pet plans

The Centre has decided to auction government securities worth Rs 26,000 crore to raise funds for its pet projects and Covid-19 relief. According to a press release, ‘The Government of India has announced the Sale (Re-issue) of (i) ‘4.26 percent Government Security, 2023’ for a notified amount of Rs 3,000 crore (nominal) through the price-based […]

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Biomed waste is dumped unsegregated

BBMP waste collectors don’t touch waste from houses that have Covid patients Bengaluru: In several parts of the city, biomedical waste produced by home-isolated Covid-19 patients is being dumped in Bellahalli, near Yelahanka, as unsegregated waste.  Rahul Hipparkar, the driver of a BBMP garbage-collection truck, said: “All the waste collected, except for a certain category […]

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AAP govt issues norms for kids housed in CCIs

Given the rising cases of Covid in the national capital, the Delhi government on Thursday issued new guidelines for Child Care Institutions (CCIs) to protect the children from contracting the virus.  According to the press release,the CCIs have to teach children how to keep their hands clean, practise washing of hands before and after having […]

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As govt & RWA fail, residents step in

Deliver meals and medical aid to Covid patients. As the government and the residents’ welfare association (RWA) have failed to assist Covid patients of a DDA apartment complex, residents have stepped in to help their neighbours. Residents of Gomti Apartments, Kalkaji, have started stocking oxygen cylinders, beds, sanitisers, gloves and personal protective kits to build […]

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Ex-minister Ajit Singh loses battle against Covid

Demise likely to impact politics of western UP. Veteran farmer leader and former Union minister Ajit Singh passed away this morning due to Covid-19 complications in a private hospital in Gurugram.  His son Jayant Singh said in a tweet that his father, who tested positive on April 20 and was on ventilator support in the […]

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Halted white-topping spells a pause to biz

BBMP has stopped work in Indiranagar due to Covid. Shop owners on 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, are distressed as BBMP has paused white-topping work due to the Covid situation, almost blocking entrances to their establishments.  “People are apprehensive to come to the shop not because of Covid, but because they have to carry their bikes… on their shoulders. […]

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