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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KSR demands abolishment of Anti Corruption Bureau

Says Lokayukta needs to be strengthened in Karnataka  Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KSR) Party staged a protest against the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) and demanded its scrappage, and strengthening of Lokayukta on Friday at Mourya Circle, Bengaluru. .Deepak CN, the General Secretary of KRS party, told The Observer: “ACB is not doing enough. It is not sufficient for […]

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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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Only fully vaccinated people to be allowed into malls, cinemas

Cultural activities in schools,colleges to be postponed New restrictions have been imposed in Karnataka amid the fear of spread of the new Covid variant, Omicron. It is unofficially determined as “not serious”, Revenue Minister R. Ashoka told a press conference on Friday. “From today, only double vaccinated people will be allowed into malls, cinema halls […]

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Construction workers agitate against poor labour welfare

Demand strengthening of labour laws and welfare schemes The Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) held a protest at Mysore Bank circle near Chickpete on Thursday. The organisation demanded strengthening of labour rights in India.  “Today and tomorrow, we have national agitation day. All workers from the construction industry are on the streets today,” said Mahantesh, National […]

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Congress opposes shifting Gaganyaan project to Gujarat

Claims at protest  there’s a move to privatize ISRO The Congress on Wednesday criticized the reported move to shift a prestigious space project from Bengaluru to Gujarat. “Without a green signal from PM Modi or the government of India’s consent, nothing can be done,” KPCC president D.K. Shivakumar said at a protest by the Congress […]

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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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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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