Cow slaughter law robs income of Bengaluru’s beef traders

Bengaluru: Karnataka’s law against cow slaughter has drastically reduced the earnings of beef traders. Some have shut their businesses because they have not earned any money after the law was enacted. Owing to recurring losses, the number of beef shops in Shivajinagar has declined to 18 from 56.  Khasim Najeeb, a beef trader at Saqib […]

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Not a sweet time for the bakery industry

Bengaluru: The bakery industry in Bengaluru is struggling to get back to the pre-Covid level of production and hiring. “The overall production has come down to 60-65% as the demand is very low in cafes,” said Prashanth Shadakshari, executive chef and co-owner at Amande Patisserie.  There are 365 cafes under the Bengaluru Hotel Association out […]

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Chopping of trees at Sivananda Circle leaves residents, shop owners fuming

Bengaluru: Residents, shop owners and visitors are disappointed and angry as trees almost 50 years old have been cut down to make way for a steel flyover at Sivananda Circle. BP Suresh, the owner of Sivananda General Stores, informed The Observer about the protests held by them since 2017 against the chopping of trees. “We […]

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Minorities aren’t slaves of ‘secular parties’: AIMIM

Telangana MLC Jafri says it’s a case of sour grapes for those who accuse Majlis of being BJP’s B team Syed Amin-ul-Hasan Jafri is an All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLC from Telangana. He plays a prominent role in the party’s decision-making process. The Observer interviewed him via email to know his thoughts about the political scenario. Excerpts: […]

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