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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Probe Muthalik’s allegation that we converted Hindus, say Christians

‘Govt has data, should show us proof we did it’ Christians in Karnataka have demanded a committee be set up to probe the allegations of illegal conversion made against them. Recently, Pramod Muthalik, chief of the Sri Ram Sene, accused Christians of vandalizing Hindu idols and converting people to Christianity forcibly. The Karnataka Christian Social Welfare […]

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Bengaluru needs more mental health workers, cheaper therapy

A session costs Rs 3k-Rs 5k in the city Samiksha Prakash, 26, had been struggling with anxiety issues when she decided to take up therapy sessions in Bengaluru. However, she was unaware that the cost of therapy would drill a hole in her pocket.  “I earn around Rs 30,000 to Rs 32,000 per month,” said Prakash, “and […]

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30 injured as bus rams Metro pillar

About 30 people were injured when a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus hit a Metro pillar near the Kengeri police station in Bengaluru on Sunday. According to the police, the accident took place around midnight. The area reportedly had received heavy rainfall. Kengeri police inspector Mallikarjun said three seriously injured people have been kept […]

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Christian Association blames BJP for disrupting communal harmony

Members of Karnataka Christian Social Welfare Association called out BJP government and right-wing groups for creating communal disharmony in the state over the targeting of Christians, Muslims and other religious minorities. “The government is blaming us of conversion… If that is so, show me the proof of conversion.. Show me the reports,” said Harry D’souza, […]

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Energy Department conducts transformer maintenance

The Deparment of Energy is conducting a 15-day transformer maintenance campaign in Bengaluru from May 5 to May 20. The decision was taken in the wake of the upcoming monsoon season. Rajesh N.M., Assistant Engineer at BESCOM, said: “We have fixed 1932 transformers in Bangalore since March 5, and 40 specifically in our Kumaraswamay jurisdiction.” […]

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Covid cases dip, masks on Metro premises & trains become rare

We have not eased curbs, says BMRCL  A crowd of commuters enters Namma Metro stations, many of them with either no masks or their masks hanging on their chins. Sanitizer and thermal screening stations at the entrances remain unused for the most part. Trains are so packed that there is hardly any space to move. But masks […]

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Heavy rain shows the red signal to construction of Metro Yellow line

Residents and vendors facing difficulties The construction of the Yellow line of Namma Metro has slowed down again in the past few days due to heavy rain and waterlogging. Ravi S., who works as a welder on a contract basis for BMRCL, informed The Observer: “The construction had been going at a good pace for the […]

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