Students wait for the pandemic to end so that they can fly abroad

Bengaluru: The pandemic has crushed the dreams of students and made them review their decision to go abroad for higher studies. “The previous year got wasted because of the pandemic,” Kumari Thrikanth, who had completed his B-tech last year and was planning to do his Masters in the UK, informed The Observer. Many countries, like Australia, […]

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Their wait for govt-built houses is endless

Applicants aren’t informed why they didn’t get homes Bengaluru: Despite the several housing schemes announced for the poor in Karnataka by both the state and central government, many people still remain homeless. They complain they haven’t received any reply from the government even after applying for several times. “I have applied three times now, but […]

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Pharma companies flourish during the pandemic

But allegedly fail to follow guidelines of Pollution Control Board Bengaluru: Amidst the pandemic, the pharma sector has experienced growth with an increased demand for its products. Rakesh P Kanyadi, director at Anglo-French Drugs and Industries Ltd, informed The Observer: “Usually, our workers used to work in two shifts, but, with the increased demand, we […]

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A year after the pandemic, eateries are struggling to remain afloat

Increasing prices of diesel, cooking oil, LPG worry them By Mahitha Owk Bengaluru: Restaurants in the city are struggling to earn money because of the Covid-19 pandemic. A spike in the prices of LPG, petrol, diesel, and cooking oil has put a question mark over their survival. “We used to make around Rs 1 lakh […]

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Minorities aren’t slaves of ‘secular parties’: AIMIM

Telangana MLC Jafri says it’s a case of sour grapes for those who accuse Majlis of being BJP’s B team Syed Amin-ul-Hasan Jafri is an All-India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MLC from Telangana. He plays a prominent role in the party’s decision-making process. The Observer interviewed him via email to know his thoughts about the political scenario. Excerpts: […]

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The Ghost in the Machine

Our reckless destruction of the marine ecosystem will cost humanity a major food source, writes Mahitha Owk If overfishing weren’t problem enough for the health of the Earth’s marine life, human thoughtlessness has created another, potentially more lethal one: ‘ghost fishing’. Discarded fishing nets and tackle, which take decades to degrade, continue to trap and […]

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