EECP therapy: an alternative to Angioplasty

Only a few seekers of this therapy as people are unaware of it Enhanced External Counterpulsation is a less expensive and safer alternative to regular angioplasty surgeries. Awareness about EECP, however, is relatively low among heart patients. “Despite the fact that the therapy requires no surgery at all, not many people know about the existence […]

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DSS to celebrate B.R Ambedkar’s death anniversary unanimously

Warn against disruptions The Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, on Tuesday, announced that they will be celebrating the 65th death anniversary of Dr B.R Ambedkar on  December 6.  DSS President H. Marappa made the announcement at a press conference at the Press Club of Bengaluru today. “We have called this press conference to let people know that […]

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Floods leave travellers stranded on NH 16

Couple spends an entire day in their car Travellers were stranded on National Highway 16 as floods damaged big stretch of the road. Kirti Singh, 28, who was travelling from Jharkhand with her husband, informed The Observer: “My husband and I were stuck on NH 16 near a village called Manubola  in  AP’s Nellore district. […]

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Concepts of financial literacy missing from our curriculum

Financial literacy doesn’t find a place in school curriculums; parents teach their children the basic concepts on their own. Gauri Gupta, an M.Sc. student who had studied economics in school, shared: “What we studied was just from the examination point of view. There were some big topics regarding the economy of the nation, but I […]

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Visvesvaraya Science Museum still not back to its glory days

Footfalls haven’t increased despite schools reopening Children, with their masks hanging on their chins,  hasten about the lifelike model of a dinosaur. Muffled voices of joyful squeals can be heard mixed with the mechanical noise of machinery and science models. Parents stand in a corner, looking over their young ones experimenting with various exhibits. The museum […]

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Plant nurseries struggle to recover from losses

With no biz, cost of maintenance crushed them Plant nurseries in Bengaluru are struggling to revive from pandemic-inflicted losses. The losses were huge and prompted many to leave the business, say nursery owners. Puttaswamy, the owner of Garden Care nursery, informed The Observer: “During the pandemic, like any other business, we suffered too. But for […]

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B’luru College holds big Rajyotsava function despite govt advisory

Health minister Sudhakar gives it a miss A Karnataka Rajyotsava function was held at the SJB Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, despite a government advisory to postpone all social and cultural events in educational institutions for two months. The ban was imposed in view of the Covid-19 situation in the state. Education and Health Minister K Sudhakar was […]

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Higher education the only field where profit is not the motive: Education Minister

Higher education the only field where profit is not the motive: Education Minister. Higher education is the only field where we need not work for profit. We need to make this clear, said Dr. Ashwath Narayan C.N., Minister for Higher Education for Karnataka, speaking at the National Conference on Implementation of NEP-2020 conference. Talking about […]

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Resident doctors and interns of two govt hospitals go on strike

Joined by staff who have not been paid  Resident doctors and interns of government-run Victoria Hospital and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute began an indefinite strike on Monday. They have withdrawn all services at OPDs and operation theatres. The strike, organized by the Karnataka Association of Resident  Doctors (KARD), has also been joined by housekeeping […]

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