Ignorance, skepticism keep people from taking vaccine booster dose

Say people got Covid even after taking two doses Many residents of Karnataka are not keen on taking the booster dose of the Covid vaccine. High price of the dose, decreasing fear of Covid, ignorance and skepticism are the probable reasons, experts say. Raunak Sharma, 21, who hasn’t taken the booster dose, informed The Observer: “People are […]

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Globalization has increased suffering of SCs, says CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday said reservation is the only way forward for backward castes.  Speaking at the fourth Madiga Day celebrations, he said: “There is no ladder in the caste system. The downtrodden continue to be there. There’s no movement upwards. Globalization, liberalisation and privatisation have made them suffer even more.” Members […]

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Opposition attacks govt move to issue anti-conversion ordinance

BJP stands in  support of  the decision The Karnataka government’s decision to have an ordinance issued to ban religious conversions has drawn the ire of the opposition and received support from the BJP. Congress member and lawyer Brijesh Kalappa said: “They seem to be targeting the Christian community. As per my knowledge, the Christian community’s […]

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Govt will support leather artisans, says CM Bommai at convention

Industry shows recovery after incurring losses CM Basavaraj Bommai on Friday promised the state government will support leather artisans. An allocation of Rs 25 crore has been made for artisans as compared to last year’s Rs 6 crore. “This year I presented the budget… which was worth Rs 2.65 lakh crores.The budget was safely kept […]

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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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Probe Muthalik’s allegation that we converted Hindus, say Christians

‘Govt has data, should show us proof we did it’ Christians in Karnataka have demanded a committee be set up to probe the allegations of illegal conversion made against them. Recently, Pramod Muthalik, chief of the Sri Ram Sene, accused Christians of vandalizing Hindu idols and converting people to Christianity forcibly. The Karnataka Christian Social Welfare […]

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Growing cyber threats worry youngsters

Say awareness  various threats is required An increase in cyber terrorism in the country has left Bengaluru’s youngsters worried. India is among the top five nations in Asia that have received cyber security threats.  Cyber terrorism refers to mainly the use of the Internet and information technology to spread fear in society. According to a […]

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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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