Covid-19 relief scheme has not reached all Bengaluru weavers

Some say a/cs not linked to Aadhaar, call process tedious Not all weavers in Bengaluru city haven’t been receiving their direct benefit transfers (DBT) under the Nekar Samman Yojana, launched in July 2020 as part of the Karnataka government’s Covid-19 relief measures. Under the scheme, launched by the Department of Handloom and Textiles, weavers were […]

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Headaches, back and neck pain rise for WFH adults

Docs: Do yoga, get enough sleep, take breaks People working from home amid the pandemic are suffering from severe headaches, back and neck problems “I have been working 9-12 hours a day since the lockdown happened. I’ve had severe headaches and back issues, which has at times lowered my productivity. What helps me cope with […]

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Karnataka women seem reluctant to report violence by husbands

NFHS report shows massive increase in cases Despite a massive increase in spousal violence cases in Karnataka, most cases go unreported. According to the latest National Family and Health Survey (NHFS), cases of domestic violence against women has doubled in Karnataka since 2016. About 20 per cent of married women faced violence from their husbands […]

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9 years after they were banned, black films are still in fashion.

Overburdened cops choose to look away Nine years after they were banned, black films are still in use in motor vehicles. But the traffic police say cases have been reduced due to strict enforcement and increased awareness. According to the Bangalore Traffic Police statistics, a total of 23,183 motor vehicles using black and other films […]

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In Bengaluru Urban and Rural, few takers for SC women’s remarriage

Few are aware of the state govt’s scheme The Karnataka government’s scheme to promote remarriage of scheduled caste widows has received a poor response in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts since 2018. Official data show that on an average two applications have been filed every year under the scheme, called Incentive for Scheduled Caste Widow […]

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Delivery workers are scared to go to city outskirts after dark

Some have been cornered and robbed by gangs Delivery persons from Swiggy, Amazon and Dunzo are wary of going to the outskirts of Bengaluru in the dark fearing they will be robbed. Robberies are common in areas like Kengeri because they are dimly lit, thinly populated and have forest patches. “Usually, robbers come in gangs, […]

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Food delivery agents accused on social media of duping people, restaurants

Multiple users on social media platforms have registered complaints against food delivery agents indulging in “unethical behaviour”. Food delivery agents contacted by The Observer, however, categorically denied the allegations. “I placed my order in McDonald’s and the initial guy who picked it up cancelled it. The next Swiggy guy went to the restaurant, only to […]

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Docs, health staff fear they’ll spread virus to their families

The pandemic has affected healthcare workers hard. They are under constant stress, fearing they could become be a source of transmitting the corona virus to their families.“When you are a soldier, you have to go to war and are already mentally strong. The same is with the health sector. It’s not that the pandemic has […]

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