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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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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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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Few drivers heed ‘No Honking’ boards outside Metro stations

Many unaware that honking is punishable Loud honking still prevails outside Metro stations in Bengaluru despite ‘No Honking’ boards. Gehna Desai, 21, a college student in Bengaluru, used to go to the JP Nagar Metro station every day  to travel to her college.  A month ago,  she noticed a signage that said, ‘Metro Premises | […]

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