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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Two-wheeler riding on footpaths hassles pedestrians no end

It is both illegal and unsafe for  people on foot Bikers and cyclists illegally ride on footpaths in Seshadripuram, inconveniencing pedestrians. The Observer has  also noticed people riding cycles, bikes and scooters on the footpath adjacent to the JP Nagar Metro station. Devika Nayyar, a school student, informed The Observer: “Many times motorists come in full […]

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It’s important to monitor kids’ use of Internet, say experts

They face risk of exposure to explicit content Shruti Sharma, a Bengaluru resident, remembers with horror how her neighbour’s child, once clicked on a suspicious link while operating his mother’s laptop. Following this, the computer was hacked. Explicit photos of the parents were released online, putting them in an embarrassing situation. “This wouldn’t have happened […]

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Social Distancing norms flouted at KSR Railway Station testing centre

Not every passenger arriving at KSR is getting tested at the station Of all the passengers arriving at the KSR railway station, only some are getting tested. Umashankar P, one of the in-charge responsible for the testing informed The Observer: “We do everybody’s testing. Does not matter from where they come outside of Bengaluru or […]

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As Covid cases subside, pending dental procedures resume

Clinics were shut during peak of the second wave Tanisha Kannan of Mysuru experienced severe toothache in mid-March. At that time, the second wave of Covid-19 was just around the corner. Terrified, she decided to postpone her visit to a dentist and tolerated the pain for some more time. To her horror, the tooth had […]

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With 1 crore vehicles, Bengaluru has high number of accidents

Recorded 646 deaths in 2020: NCRB Bengaluru ranks third among 53 big cities to have the highest number road accidents, data show. According to NCRB data, Chennai accounted for 4,389 accidents (9.2 percent) of the 47,289 road accidents in 2020 with 872 deaths; It was closely followed by Delhi, which had 4,028 (8.4 percent) cases […]

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Bengaluru among top cities in cases of women’s harassment

Most do not go to police as offenders escape Bengaluru has registered a high crime rate of harassment of women. It competes  with Ahmedabad, Delhi and Hyderabad in crimes against women, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). According to the NCRB 2020 report, Bengaluru has a crime rate of 0.5 in cases pertaining […]

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