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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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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Startup firm looks to produce food in space

When everyone is enticed by the idea of life on space, an Indian startup is eyeing food production in space. Astromeda Space Private Ltd, a space biotechnology startup, on Monday launched India’s first microgravity experiment from NASA to the International Space station (ISS). The experiment was flown on the rocket NG-12 in association with Space […]

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Slow Internet has BSNL users fuming

Connections go down for up to a week Shivani Priyam State-owned BSNL is facing flak from its customers. They complain of disrupted cable connections and extremely slow Internet speed. Masood Khan, an electrical maintenance engineer at the SBI training centre, south Bengaluru, informed The Observer: “We’ve used BSNL’s broadband services for the past seven years […]

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B1 centres not citizen-friendly

People complain of net outages, long queues and inadequate space in Bangalore One centres which provide citizen services. BangaloreOne centres, established 15 years ago for electronic delivery of citizen services such as bills payments and Aadhaar services, are not citizen-friendly. Bengalureans The Observer interviewed complained of problems such as frequent Internet server failures, lack of […]

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