Distracted driving continues to be a threat to people’s lives

Use of mobile, drunk driving are instances Despite the number of deaths and injuries caused due to distracted driving, people continue to neglect its consequences.  According to the World Health Organisation, drivers who use mobile phones while driving are four times more vulnerable to road accidents. Bankrate describes distracted driving as an activity that diverts […]

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Despite a law, many cos do not have internal complaints panels

Women demand them to deal with the cases of harassment Despite a legal mandate, many workplaces do not have Internal Complaints Committees to deal with complaints of sexual harassment of women employees. Under Section 4 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, an employer who has 10 or […]

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Dev Deepawali is a sight to behold

One should witness Varanasi’s most important festival at least once “Varanasi is a city older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together,” said Mark Twain. Varanasi, India’s oldest city, is the world’s most inhabited city. Originally, it was named Kashi — a […]

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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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Sexual abuse of boys remains unacknowledged, unaddressed

Society thinks only girls are victims of abuse Rakesh Sharma (name changed), now 49, was 18 years old when he was first sexually abused. Rakesh forgot to take his quilt on a train journey to Ludhiana with his brother. An old man, in an army uniform, offered Rakesh his quilt as he was feeling cold. Rakesh […]

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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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IPO applicants hope they will be lucky as LIC goes public

Some hope for rich gains in a few years Many applicants are eagerly awaiting information about the allocation of LIC shares to come out. Arun Harchandani, an LIC policy holder, informed The Observer: “The word LIC itself is a brand name….The added benefit of being a policyholder got me to subscribe to it.” About the […]

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Indian students worried about their Ukrainian pals

Say it is tough to lead normal life in India Indian students evacuated from Ukraine are worried for the safety of their Ukrainian friends in the war-torn country.  Vavilthota Yuktesh, 18, a student at the Kharkiv National Medical University who was evacuated from Ukraine, informed The Observer: “I am back here safe, but I feel […]

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WFH during lockdowns raised mental stress among women

Had more work at home despite help from men. Women working from home had more workload than men during the pandemic-induced lockdowns, affecting their mental health, as per a study.  Deloitte’s study on the impact of pandemic on working women has revealed that 65 per cent of the surveyed women had shouldered greater responsibility than […]

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