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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Bengalureans bid adieu to CDs, DVDs, cassettes

Some purchase records for their vintage value Tucked away in Public Utility Building on M.G Road is Rams Musique, packed to the roof with vintage vinyl records, cassettes, CDs and DVDs of almost every music genre. But most of these cassettes and vinyls remain untouched. With the increasing popularity of streaming services like Spotify, Netflix […]

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We must develop best practices for valuation, says minister Nirani

Industry must be ready for tech and climate disruptions While the practice of valuation in India is nothing new, it isn’t ready to take on the disruptions in the industry  as people are largely unaware, industry veterans feel. Minister of Large and Medium Industries Murugesh Nirani, addressing the 52nd Indian Valuation Congress in Bengaluru on […]

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Children now love unconventional dolls

Attracted to new  toys, like those with disabilities  In recent years, children’s toys have become more inclusive. Experts and parents believe this is a step towards acceptance and body positivity. In 2020, toy manufacturer Mattel, released a new Barbie Fashionista line that included Barbie dolls with disabilities, prosthetic limbs and skin conditions like vitiligo. The vitiligo […]

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The grass is not yet green for Nandi Hills

People fear the new covid variant and increasing cases. Very few visitors for Nandi Hills, this season amid Omicron fear.  Will face another  period  of loss, say resort owners and travel agencies. R K Shree, the owner of R K Tours and Travels informed the Observer, “There have been many enquiries this week for Nandi Hills. […]

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If women work together, they can double India’s GDP: Exec Dir, FLO

“FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) is working further towards women empowerment and entrepreneurship” said Ujjwala Singhania, President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) FLO, while speaking at the inauguration of the 10th year of its Bengaluru Chapter  The FLO aspires for a society where women are harbingers of change. Rasmi Sarita, the Executive […]

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ESG funds surge in India; ‘environment’ takes the centre stage

Popularity and tangible results drive the trend As investments in ESG funds pick up pace, the environmental factor dominates in India, say investment consultants. ESG stands for ‘environmental, social and governance’ investments. These are essentially non-financial factors that are used to measure investment instruments to enable a socially responsible form of investing. While investing in […]

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Plant nurseries struggle to recover from losses

With no biz, cost of maintenance crushed them Plant nurseries in Bengaluru are struggling to revive from pandemic-inflicted losses. The losses were huge and prompted many to leave the business, say nursery owners. Puttaswamy, the owner of Garden Care nursery, informed The Observer: “During the pandemic, like any other business, we suffered too. But for […]

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