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    Numbers on BBMP site suggest lax monitoring

    Theres Sudeep, The numbers of monitored Covid cases on the BBMP website are inconsistent with its own total figures. As of Tuesday, Bengaluru has 1,14,833 active Covid cases. The BBMP is tasked with monitoring them. But their website, which tracks the number of patients in hospitals, Covid care centres and in home isolation, only accounts for 47,739 patients.The website says the numbers were updated on...

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    Remdesivir stocks: A reality check

    Krupa Joseph, Metrolife called multiple sources to check the availability of Remdesivir, the anti-viral drug used to treat moderate to severe Covid cases, and here is what we found. Sorry, no stock Dr Reddy Labs Pharma company Dr Reddy's Laboratories' (DRL) official website — readytofightcovid.in— lists hospitals and pharma shops in various cities where the drug is available. It also provides a...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    'Happy kits' for frontline workers

    Tini Sara Anien, Damini Shrivastava, an independent journalist, is doing her bit to make healthcare and frontline workers feel appreciated. Damini, who has friends in healthcare, observed that many were disturbed and stressed. 'I wanted to do something, especially for the junior staff, cleaning personnel and mortuary staff,' she says. She does a series called 'Happy News of the Day' on Instagram, where she...

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    Pandemic is making people more selfish: H S Doreswamy

    Asra Mavad, Freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, who celebrated his 104th birthday on April 10, believes things in India will get worse before they get better. From participating in the Quit India Movement to editing multiple newspapers, he has contributed immensely to public life in Karnataka. In an interview with Metrolife, he spoke from his Jayanagar house about his dreams and disappointments. ...

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    Cab driver puts on sleuth's hat, helps cops nab scooter thieves

    Nina C George, Cab driver Ajay Kumar's Honda Activa scooter was stolen on February 1, and he continued getting challans for traffic offences for a full month after that. He got the police to scan their CCTV footage in areas where the rider was challaned. He then posted the clips on Twitter. Ajay Kumar did not forget to tag police stations covering the areas where the Honda Activa...

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    Help pours in for torched library

    Tini Sara Anien, Publishers and book lovers in Bengaluru are coming together to support a public-spirited man whose free library in Mysuru was burnt down last Friday. Syed Isaaq, a daily wage labourer, was running a public library with a collection of 11,000 books, mostly in Kannada. Unidentified people torched down the library last week. MyLang Books, an online bookstore that also produces audiobooks, is...

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    RWAs collaborate with BBMP for vaccination and testing camps

    Krupa Joseph, With cases increasing in the city, in a bid to improve the vaccination drive across Bengaluru, the BBMP has been working with Residents Welfare Associations (RWA) to set up vaccination sites at apartment complexes. Shivkumar V Naidu, secretary, Domlur layout Resident Welfare Association, says that they have been giving out pamphlets, and putting up banners to create...

    • 3 days ago
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    Uncertainty haunts pre-university and 12th standard students

    Asra Mavad, Second PU and 12th standard students in the state have had a tough and long year. With the recent news emerging of class 10 board exams being called off and CBSE board exams for 12th standard students being postponed, there is a new sense of uncertainty that clouds the air as the state board is yet to take a call on the matter. ISC exams have also been postponed and the IB...

    • 3 days ago
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    Hospital beds scarce as second wave hits

    Theres Sudeep, Metrolife reporters called hospitals across Bengaluru, asking for a Covid bed with a ventilator. Here is what they said: Aster CMI Hospital, Sahakar Nagar 'All beds are completely occupied.' Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal 'Sorry, all beds are full right now and there is a long queue waiting. No bed is available for the next three days at least.' People Tree Hospitals, Gorguntepalya ...

    • 3 days ago
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    Tree-cutting docs online, but searching not easy

    Asra Mavad, For the first time ever, the BBMP is putting online permission letters issued to cut trees. Citizen groups welcome the development, but the attempt to provide transparency falls short, with no ward-wise search. The permissions are uploaded as a single PDF file, and it is not easy for citizens to search for information relevant to their neighbourhood.The documents are available only in...

    • 3 days ago

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