LGBTQ community has no law to protect its workplace rights

Their colleagues continue to be insensitive Bengaluru: Employees from the LGBTQ community receive no legal protection from their employers in case of discrimination meted out on them by their colleagues or superiors in the company. Soumitra Iyer, a recruiter at BXC Technology, informed The Observer: “We are not aware of any anti-discriminatory law for LGBTQ […]

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Students wait for the pandemic to end so that they can fly abroad

Bengaluru: The pandemic has crushed the dreams of students and made them review their decision to go abroad for higher studies. “The previous year got wasted because of the pandemic,” Kumari Thrikanth, who had completed his B-tech last year and was planning to do his Masters in the UK, informed The Observer. Many countries, like Australia, […]

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17 lakh girls affected as state government halts free pads scheme

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government’s decision to halt funds to the Shuchi sanitary napkin distribution scheme in the 2020-21 budget has adversely affected students of rural schools and colleges. P. Jagadani, a 15-year-old student at a government school in Gollahalli, Kumbalgodu, informed The Observer: “We have not received any pads for almost two years now. During the […]

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We have families, don’t cut fees, say teachers

Tell govt they are surviving on half salary Bengaluru: Teachers and school management staff of Karnataka are unhappy with the state government’s decision to cut 30% of the annual fees for students. After days of protests by the parents, the government passed an order on January 30, stating that the parents will pay only 70% […]

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Bihar parents still wary of sending kids to school to get their doubts cleared

Sitamarhi: Bihar’ schools reopened a month ago to clear the doubts of students from classes 9 to 12, but the attendance is still below 15%. Prakash Kumar, a student of Hellen’s Public School, Sitamarhi, informed The Observer: “I am a class 12 student and have a lot of doubts but still can’t visit the school to […]

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Shillong grads face grim job scenario

Unsure whether to seek employment or study further Students should register at employment exchange to increase their chances for employment” says R. Rapthap, IAS officer With unemployment rising in the time of Covid, new graduates are searching for jobs. Deepkala Ghale, a student of mass media at St Anthony’s College, Shillong, informed The Observer: “The pandemic has provided […]

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Pandemic hits tuition centres hard

Low enrolment, plummeting revenues pose a big challenge Panchkula: Tuition centres in Panchkula are struggling to sustain their business due to low enrolment for online classes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  Tuition centres were forced to stop classes in March because of the nationwide lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ritu Gupta […]

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Pandemic takes a toll on rural education

The shutdown of schools due to the Covid pandemic has adversely impacted the students of rural Bengal. Students from villages do not have access to smartphones or laptops at home, leaving them at a disadvantage during online learning. They have depended solely on schools for education, but since the lockdown was imposed, they have lost […]

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