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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Hungund taluk reels from damage caused by rain

Has no regular supply of drinking water Shivani Priyam Villages in Hungund taluk, in the north Karnataka district of Bagalkot, are in a sorry state following heavy rain in October. People The Observer interviewed complained of spread of mosquito-borne diseases and inaction by the panchayats. Mahantesh M.B., who cultivates sugarcane and sunflower in Chittaragi village, […]

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Juvenile driving offences worry traffic police

Parents are fined for accidents by underage drivers Juveniles driving vehicles is a serious offence. In Bengaluru, 4-5 children are injured every day while driving or riding vehicles. These offences also put drivers around them at risk. M S Prakash, sub-inspector of a Traffic Management Centre, informed The Observer: “Underaged drivers pose a threat to […]

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Cycle lanes are used as parking lots and to drive other vehicles

BBMP is likely to shelve the failed project #CycleToWorkFridays movement has gained a lot of positive response but cyclists complain it is risky to ride cycles as there are no dedicated lanes. Also, people do not know about cycle lanes as two-wheelers and four-wheelers use them. “I have been using a cycle for the past […]

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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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BBMP offices do not have adequate infrastructure

Lack restrooms and electricity Shivani Priyam BBMP, the fourth largest municipal corporation in India, responsible for a population of over 6.8 million, itself lacks infrastructure, civic amenities and electricity in its offices. Kumuda BJ, an accountant working for BBMP, Thyagarajanagar, informed The Observer: “Though the office hours are fixed for both men and women, we […]

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Bengaluru sees a sharp rise in cyber frauds

Would-be buyers must verify seller, product: Lawyer The number of online scams involving fake products has increased in Karnataka in the past two years. Fraudsters use reselling apps to publish advertisements for fake products.  The Observer spoke to Sunil K, chief constable at the cyber crime department, about the issue. “We track the scammer by analyzing […]

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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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Chain snatching down, but suburbs still unsafe

Most culprits are drug addicts who are in desperate need of money says Police. The number of chain snatching cases is down by 15% in Karnataka since 2017, according to police data show. But there are several settlements and villages on Bengaluru’s outskirts where robbers have a field day. Mani S, who lives near Devagere […]

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