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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Congress says BJP-JD(S) pact for MLC polls doesn’t bother it

Leaders claim Congress will win the polls The Congress is not worried by any BJP-JD(S) alliance ahead of the legislative council elections, Youth Congress leaders said on Wednesday. Surbhi Dwivedi, National Secretary of the Youth Congress, informed The Observer: “The JD(S) has fallen prey to it (BJP). No one has suffered because of it except the […]

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Karnataka fares well in reducing HIV positivity, but medicine availability is dicey

Systemic issues and taboos cause hiccups While HIV awareness programmes in Karnataka are successful, systemic issues like funding are causing problems in drug procurement for the disease, say medical officials in the field. On the eve of World AIDS Day, Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society and Lions Club organised an awareness campaign for blood donation, […]

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Long neglected road relaid for PM Modi’s visit in 4 days

However, nearby roads still riddled with potholes Within four days, the road stretching from Nagarbhavi Circle to Vrishabhavati Canal Bridge has become unrecognizable. Evenly coated with asphalt, the road looks new and untrodden. The reason: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Bangalore University’s campus on December 6. Residents say the road was riddled with potholes just a few […]

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DSS to celebrate B.R Ambedkar’s death anniversary unanimously

Warn against disruptions The Dalit Sangharsha Samiti, on Tuesday, announced that they will be celebrating the 65th death anniversary of Dr B.R Ambedkar on  December 6.  DSS President H. Marappa made the announcement at a press conference at the Press Club of Bengaluru today. “We have called this press conference to let people know that […]

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Floods leave travellers stranded on NH 16

Couple spends an entire day in their car Travellers were stranded on National Highway 16 as floods damaged big stretch of the road. Kirti Singh, 28, who was travelling from Jharkhand with her husband, informed The Observer: “My husband and I were stuck on NH 16 near a village called Manubola  in  AP’s Nellore district. […]

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B’luru College holds big Rajyotsava function despite govt advisory

Health minister Sudhakar gives it a miss A Karnataka Rajyotsava function was held at the SJB Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, despite a government advisory to postpone all social and cultural events in educational institutions for two months. The ban was imposed in view of the Covid-19 situation in the state. Education and Health Minister K Sudhakar was […]

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Sellers at groundnut fair fear sales will be poor

Say pandemic has dampened Parishe spirit Kadlekai Parishe, Bengaluru’s annual groundnut fair, began with much enthusiasm on Monday. After it was cancelledlast year because of Covid concerns, visitors alike were excited to participate in it. While the fair appeared to be in full swing, sellers didn’t seem to experience the liveliness of the old.Mangamma, a […]

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Law students, along with NSUI, protest against University’s authorities

Delay in academic year, uncertainty about exams and result among the major concerns of the students National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), along with the students of Karnataka State Law University staged a protest at Maurya Circle on Monday to express their discontent regarding issues affecting the student community. The protest started at around 11:30 […]

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‘What was his crime?’: Fans of Faruqui livid as show is cancelled

Many fans and fellow comedians are upset over the cancellation of Munawar Faruqui’s standup show that was organized for Sunday at the Good Shepherd Auditorium, Bengaluru. Rajvardhan Thakur, 16, a fan, is deeply hurt by the situation. “It is very sad…. Society tries to draw the line about topics which you can joke about. Taboo […]

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