Mysuru Road is a nightmare for pedestrians, 2-wheeler riders

Potholed road is now slippery following rain People walking on Mysuru Road feel they will be blown away when heavy vehicles speed by them. As vulnerable as the pedestrians are riders of two-wheelers who struggle to not get hit by buses and trucks on  the road, now slippery following continuous rain. On Wednesday, a two-wheeler […]

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Bengaluru silk reelers alien to new technology

Not aware of Silk Samagra Scheme, they say The Silk Samagra Scheme implemented by the Central Silk Board (CSB), which focuses on improving the quality and productivity of domestic silk hasn’t benefited the silk reelers of Bengaluru. Subhash Nayak, director of post-cocoon production at the Central Silk Board on the occasion of National Technology Day, […]

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Growing cyber threats worry youngsters

Say awareness  various threats is required An increase in cyber terrorism in the country has left Bengaluru’s youngsters worried. India is among the top five nations in Asia that have received cyber security threats.  Cyber terrorism refers to mainly the use of the Internet and information technology to spread fear in society. According to a […]

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Two-wheeler riding on footpaths hassles pedestrians no end

It is both illegal and unsafe for  people on foot Bikers and cyclists illegally ride on footpaths in Seshadripuram, inconveniencing pedestrians. The Observer has  also noticed people riding cycles, bikes and scooters on the footpath adjacent to the JP Nagar Metro station. Devika Nayyar, a school student, informed The Observer: “Many times motorists come in full […]

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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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Dangling wires and cables agitate Bengalureans

They destroy the beauty of the place, say pedestrians By Tina Freese Loose hanging wires on the Infantry Road footpath are troubling pedestrians. They are demanding swift action from authorities. Rakesh Menon, 35, informed The Observer: “These wires have been here forever now. It is a nuisance to walk on this footpath. Firstly, it is broken […]

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Katik community demands SC status, stages protest

Members say they get no government support Members of Karnataka’s Katikcommunity on Tuesday staged a protest demanding their inclusion in the list of Scheduled Castes. R.K. Siddaramanna, former MLC and chief convener of Sanchalana Samaj, an organizationthat helps the Katiks,said: “Our demand is that they give us SC status and all the benefits that come […]

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It’s important to monitor kids’ use of Internet, say experts

They face risk of exposure to explicit content Shruti Sharma, a Bengaluru resident, remembers with horror how her neighbour’s child, once clicked on a suspicious link while operating his mother’s laptop. Following this, the computer was hacked. Explicit photos of the parents were released online, putting them in an embarrassing situation. “This wouldn’t have happened […]

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