Cases of diphtheria go up as govt hospitals lack vaccines

Not many people are aware about the child disease Diphtheria cases in Karnataka have increased as 48% of children between 5 and 6 years have not been vaccinated. There is a paucity of both vaccines and awareness. The number of diphtheria cases in the state was 203 in 2017. It dropped to 115 in 2018, […]

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In Kudligi taluk, deaths in road accidents are spiking

Police suggest having skywalk over highway Deaths in road accidents have increased in Kudligi taluk, Ballari district, in the past two years, police records show. Police data till October 24 show that 36 cases of death in road accidents were registered since January 2019. Most of them were drunken driving cases. Thimmanna S. Chamnur, sub-inspector, […]

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Meat waste dumped on roadside leaves Chornur village choking

The reason: Panchayat has taken no action says residents The wayside of Chornur village in Sandur taluk, Ballari district, is dumped with animal waste. Shopkeepers throw meat waste on the roadside, causing a stink. Village residents informed The Observer that they have complained many times but no action has been taken. The gram panchayat is […]

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Playground becomes an open defecation zone

Yashwant Nagar village has no public toilets There are no public toilets in Yashwant Nagar in Sandur taluk in Ballari district. Villagers, including women, use a children’s playground as a toilet. The main road of the village always stinks because the playground is close to it. The ground stinks despite the gram panchayat cleaning it […]

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Sewage water flowing in the road of Vijaya Bank Colony Horamavu.

The reason: This Place stinks so badly that people can’t walk on the roads. Residents of Vijaya Bank Colony, Horamavu, have faced a problem of sewage flowing on roads for the past one year. The residents say they wrote a complaint to the authorities twice but they took no action. As children pass there in […]

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