Most govt schools are unfriendly to PwDs

No one cares to maintain CWSN toilets Most government schools in Bengaluru lack PWD aids that can be used by persons with disabilities (PwDs). Section 16 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act says all educational institutions are to construct buildings, campuses and other facilities accessible to children with disabilities. The Observer visited GKMM […]

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Construction workers agitate against poor labour welfare

Demand strengthening of labour laws and welfare schemes The Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) held a protest at Mysore Bank circle near Chickpete on Thursday. The organisation demanded strengthening of labour rights in India.  “Today and tomorrow, we have national agitation day. All workers from the construction industry are on the streets today,” said Mahantesh, National […]

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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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In govt schools, there are no teachers for special students

Many of them do not take kids with special needs Government schools lack special teachers for children with disabilities.  Principals of these schools say regular teachers are the ones teaching ‘Children with Special Needs’ (CWSN). Shamanta, principal of the Government High School in Sampangi Rama Nagar, informed The Observer: “We allow children with special needs […]

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STUDENTS: We lack enough time to prepare for Term 1 boards

NEP bifurcation leaves teachers sore too The upcoming CBSE Term I board examinations   scheduled for this month are posing a challenge for students and teachers alike. Students say there is too much to study and little time to prepare.Under the New Education Policy (NEP), class XII exams will be held in two terms. Term […]

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Businesses affected as people are buying cheaper items

They are not purchasing goods in bulk As consumers look for ways to cut costs, shop owners say they are noticing a shift in consumer behaviour. Customers are now buying low-priced commodities rather than more expensive ones. Divya Palleda, a consumer, informed The Observer: “I always think twice before buying goods that are on the […]

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Nursery teachers, parents don’t like online classes

For nursery children, online education isn’t proving to be the best approach towards learning. Parents and teachers say low attention span and higher dependence on parents are some of the issues that are restricting the process of learning. Parents are not happy with online classes. Sindhu M. shared: “Initially, my kid was a little agitated […]

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NGOs: We can’t help injured stray dogs timely due to lack of funds

Many injured street dogs in Bengaluru are not getting prompt medical aid. NGOs say they are unable to rescue strays timely because they are short of money and time. Recently, a pup was run over by a milk truck in Kumbalgodu. Chandrakala Yadav, a shop owner who witnessed the accident, said: “The accident occurred at […]

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High deposits force youths to choose PG accommodation

11 months rent is non-negotiable for most flat owners Bengaluru’s youths have a hard time finding affordable housing. Owing to high security deposits, many live as paying guests instead of renting apartments. Protyush Goswami, who came to Bengaluru four years ago from Kolkata, informed The Observer: “When I was offered a job in Bengaluru, I […]

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