Shillong’s pet parents feel the need for home delivery of essential items

Don’t feel safe going to the vet amid pandemic Shillong: Pet parents in Shillong are ruing the lack of home delivery for essential pet items. During the pandemic, they find it safer than stepping out to buy them.  Rudolf Sun, a pet parent, informed The Observer: “It is essential to have home delivery for essential […]

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Covid-19 does not spread from animals to people, claims PETA

The NGO People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals on Monday claimed no cases of animals spreading Covid-19 virus have been reported, so humans can take care of pets at home without the risk of being infected. According to a BBC article, scientists say there is currently no evidence that animals play a significant role […]

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Bannerghatta zoo now earns zero revenue

Zoo Authority sends SOS to govt on animals’ food Bengaluru: In the wake of the extended Covid-19 lockdown, the Bannerghatta Biological Park is suffering a severe financial crisis. Dr Umashankar HP, a senior veterinarian at the Bannerghatta zoo and media spokesperson, said: “Currently, there is no revenue. We need Rs 2 crore every month to […]

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LGBTQ community has no law to protect its workplace rights

Their colleagues continue to be insensitive Bengaluru: Employees from the LGBTQ community receive no legal protection from their employers in case of discrimination meted out on them by their colleagues or superiors in the company. Soumitra Iyer, a recruiter at BXC Technology, informed The Observer: “We are not aware of any anti-discriminatory law for LGBTQ […]

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Returnees to Meghalaya tired of long wait for Covid-19 test

Have to await their turn in sweltering heat Shillong: A shortage of staff at the Covid-19 testing checkpoint at Umling, Shillong, is leading to a long wait, causing stress to returnees.  An intern at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, who did not want to be named informed The Observer: “It is quite taxing to wait […]

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Emotional connect missing in online adoption process

Poor internet links are a hindering factor Bengaluru: The online system has reduced the waiting period for adoptive parents, but the government has failed to provide safety to abandoned children by not registering them on the system, say people connected with the process. Gayatri Abraham, an adoption counsellor and founder of the Padme Foundation, informed […]

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Women, beware: Cars with 5-star safety rating are unsafe for you

Bengaluru: When a woman buys a car with a five-star safety rating, she assumes she’s safe. She’s mistaken. For the car was produced with men in mind. In 2020, most automakers produced cars based on data from male crash test dummies. These cars can have deadly consequences for women. M. Shama, a car driver in […]

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Dental clinics see fewer visitors in Covid time

Clinics say they are following safety protocols Bengaluru: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, dentists’ clinics in the city are seeing fewer visits by patients. They prefer phone consultations. The clinics say they are taking precautions such as sanitisation, fumigation, sterilization and wearing safety equipment to prevent the spread of the virus, but not many patients seem […]

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