Govt introduces new quarantine facility to decrease fish mortality

State wants to give a boost to aquaculture The Karnataka government has introduced a new quarantine facility at Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru, to reduce fish mortality which occurs due to various diseases infecting ornamental species. Ornamental fish, including corals and crustaceans, are aquatic animals kept in aquariums. Shripad Kulkarni, deputy director of the Directorate of Fisheries, said […]

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A place to post, sell, buy, blog

From handicrafts to cakes and fashion, the Instagram market hardly lacks anything Social media play an important role in the lives of many. Previously, Facebook was widely used, then came WhatsApp, and finally Instagram stepped into the scene. The Instagram trend initially was just to follow popular people and get updates on their lives. Lay […]

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We are paid just enough for our survival, say circus employees

Ban on animals has reduced people’s interest Employees of Rambo Circus, which is running in Bengaluru after Covid-induced lockdowns, say their salaries are just enough for them to survive. Ismail Sheikh, a globe rider at the circus, informed The Observer that a good number of people are coming to watch the shows. He earns only […]

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Proposed ban will hit us hard, say drivers of aggregator autos

Commuters say ‘regular autos’ charge extra Drivers of Ola, Uber and Rapido autorickshaws are worried about their livelihood after the Karnataka government declared the aggregators’ autorickshaw services illegal.  The transport department cracked the whip following complaints from commuters that the aggregators were charging more than Rs 30 for 2 km. Another complaint was that they […]

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Erratic and heavy rain drives plant nurseries into losses

Over-watering caused plants heavy damage Heavy rainfall in August and September has damaged plants in nurseries across Bengaluru, causing losses to their owners. G. Shrinivas, owner of Sumanth Nursery and Garden, Jnanabharathi, informed The Observer: “Flowers like ZZ plant, peace lily and sevanthi (chrysanthemum) get destroyed when over-watered. They require a minimum of 5-6 hours […]

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Coffee industry plunges into gloom after erratic rainfall

Growers incur a loss; 1.25Lakh acres of plantation hit Owing to heavy and uneven rain, Karnataka’s coffee plantations have been badly affected. Crop cultivation has dropped across varieties: 25 per cent in Arabica and 35 per cent in Robusta, said Ram Karrekolli, a coffee grower in Kodagu. Since Karnataka is the largest coffee producer in […]

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Delivery agents were hit hard when Yulu pulled bikes during pandemic

Yulu has gone through a financial crises The suspension of Yulu bike service during the pandemic led to many users losing their jobs. The company’s net worth declined by 35.16 per cent. Yulu bikes are often used by delivery workers of Zepto, Swiggy and other delivery companies. Most of these delivery persons lost their jobs […]

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Janata Party demands probe into Yatnal’s claim

Hails Kejriwal, hints at tie-up  with AAP The Janata Party has demanded a criminal investigation against Vijayapura MLA Basanagouda Patil Yatnal if his allegations of bribery turn out to be false. The party has submitted a letter to the Uplokayukta chief B. S. Patil demanding an inquiry. Yatnal had claimed that he was offered the […]

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IPO applicants hope they will be lucky as LIC goes public

Some hope for rich gains in a few years Many applicants are eagerly awaiting information about the allocation of LIC shares to come out. Arun Harchandani, an LIC policy holder, informed The Observer: “The word LIC itself is a brand name….The added benefit of being a policyholder got me to subscribe to it.” About the […]

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