Ignorance, skepticism keep people from taking vaccine booster dose

Say people got Covid even after taking two doses Many residents of Karnataka are not keen on taking the booster dose of the Covid vaccine. High price of the dose, decreasing fear of Covid, ignorance and skepticism are the probable reasons, experts say. Raunak Sharma, 21, who hasn’t taken the booster dose, informed The Observer: “People are […]

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Globalization has increased suffering of SCs, says CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said reservation is the only way forward for backward castes.  Speaking at the fourth Madiga Day celebrations, he said: “There is no ladder in the caste system. The downtrodden continue to be there. There’s no movement upwards. Globalization, liberalisation and privatisation have made them suffer even more.” Members […]

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Marriage is no license for sex without consent, say Delhiites

‘Forced sex  damages a relationship’ Shilpa Singh from Delhi has been married for 20 years. She says she has never been abused by her husband, but knows people who have abusive husbands.  “Not every marriage is based on love and consent. There shouldn’t be an exception for husbands when it comes to forced sexual intercourse […]

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Opposition attacks govt move to issue anti-conversion ordinance

BJP stands in  support of  the decision The Karnataka government’s decision to have an ordinance issued to ban religious conversions has drawn the ire of the opposition and received support from the BJP. Congress member and lawyer Brijesh Kalappa said: “They seem to be targeting the Christian community. As per my knowledge, the Christian community’s […]

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Fading sports career: Lack of govt support makes it risky for youths

Except for cricket, all the other sports face lack of funding Mohan Kumar is a 72-year-old former Indian football player who now works as a security guard at Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru. He had played in several international tournaments in the 1970s including South Korea, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. But due to lack of […]

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Govt will support leather artisans, says CM Bommai at convention

Industry shows recovery after incurring losses CM Basavaraj Bommai on Friday promised the state government will support leather artisans. An allocation of Rs 25 crore has been made for artisans as compared to last year’s Rs 6 crore. “This year I presented the budget… which was worth Rs 2.65 lakh crores.The budget was safely kept […]

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Unplanned urbanization is a risk to wildlife, say experts

Human-animal  interaction has risen over years Bengaluru city has been witnessing an increasing number of wildlife sightings. Experts believe the shrinking wildlife habitat and animal corridors are the primary reasons for these as also human-wildlife conflicts. Joseph Hoover, a former member of the Karnataka State Wildlife Board, explained why elephants, leopards and other wild animals […]

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