As virus fear spreads, masks and sanitizers fly off pharma shelves

Stores unsure when supplies will come back Bengaluru has a shortage of face masks and hand sanitizers as a large number of people have started to buy them after the outbreak of coronavirus. Eight out of the ten medical stores The Observer visited on March 5 did not have masks and sanitizers. Salespersons at the […]

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Five years after police diktat, school buses to get CCTV, GPS

Schools just do not bother, says top cop Almost five years after the traffic police ordered fixing of CCTV cameras and GPS systems on schoolbuses, most of these vehicles do not have them. A reality check by The Observer at schools in Majestic, Seshadri Road, Cubbon Park, Vijayanagar and Shivajinagar revealed that most of these […]

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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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Cheap helmets provide little protection to riders

Two wheeler riders in the city use cheap helmets for two reasons: because it’s compulsory and to escape from fine. Bengaluru:Thousands of two-wheeler riders in the city use low-quality helmets to escape being penalized by traffic police. These helmets, priced between Rs 100 and Rs 150,do not havethe ISI mark. “Motorcyclistswear helmets…to escape from police […]

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