Lack of qualified faculty worries schools for the specially-abled

Candidates prefer to take up govt, other jobs instead of private ones, which is causing Teachers who apply for jobs in schools for the specially abled are not qualified enough to teach. Laxmi Narayan, a math teacher at the Karnataka Welfare Association for the Blind, Bengaluru, informed The Observer that they have 11 teachers, but […]

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Woman succumbs to burns a day after her daughter’s death

Fire broke out after gas leak in a tiny home, took two lives and other two is suffering from the injury A family in Maruthinagar witnessed two deaths following a gas leakage. Hours after Chitravati, 52, died in a fire accident on Tuesday, her mother Sathyaprema succumbed to her burns the next day. “The family […]

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Though banned, sale of tobacco products near colleges continues

Students smoke cigarettes in the open sold from the shops near their institutions. Shops around educational institutions continue to sell cigarettes and tobacco products though it is banned. Students smoke in the open near their schools and colleges. Also, many shops sell loose cigarettes though there is a ban on it. The Observer found noticed […]

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Handicraft makers Medars want govt help to save their livelihood

The Medars are the bamboo and sugarcane handicraft artisans who fear that their art will fade away. They want government help to save their livelihood. The Medar community of Yashwant Nagar village, Sandur taluk, whose main occupation is handicrafts, fears that their tradition will fade away. Neelamma, an 80-year-old woman who makes putti (bamboo baskets), […]

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Ban on live music at pubs robs livelihoods, gives relief to others

Bengaluru city’s nightlife has gone a little silent due to the ban on live music at pubs. Twenty-seven pubs in Bengaluru were barred from playing live music in 2018. The number has now increased to 107, according to reports, causing huge losses to the F&B industry. Artists who used to perform at these pubs say […]

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Sub-registrars are suspects in revenue stamp fraud: Police

The sub-registrars functioned as middlemen: Police officer The police suspect that sub registrars were involved in a revenue stamp fraud that came to light recently. A police officer said that they functioned as middlemen. Mr Venugopal, assistant commissioner of police, Central Crime Branch, informed The Observer: “A revenue site is agricultural land in the green […]

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Life savers are helpless due to traffic jams

Patients suffer as ambulances do not reach on time due to heavy traffic congestion across the city. Heavy traffic congestion in Bengaluru is preventing ambulances from reaching patients on time. Hareesh G, an ambulance driver, informed The Observer: “From 9am to noon and from 5pm to 7pm, we face the most traffic congestion. We try […]

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Rental vehicles are faulty, complain users

Vehicles from renting apps like Drivezy and Zoomcar are not in a good condition, riders complain. This increases the possibility of accidents. Tourists who come to visit Bengaluru  and the Bengalureans, due to the high cost of public transportation, prefer two-wheelers or four wheelers on rent. Neither the bikes nor the cars are not up […]

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