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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Craze for organic food products rises among Bengalureans

Bengaluru: The trend of purchasing organic food products has increased among the residents, but nutritionists don’t consider them any better than conventional food. According to a report published by Expert Market Research, a US-based company, the Indian organic food market was valued at $849.5 million in 2020. The forecast for 2021-2026 shows a CAGR (Compound Annual […]

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Movie theatres follow norms, movie lovers happy

Opening movie theatres with 100 percent occupancy might have created apprehensions but they seem to be doing their best to maintain Covid guidelines and follow the state government’s directives.  Rajesh Kumar (name changed), a manager at INOX, Jayanagar, informed The Observer: “We are happy that the government allowed theatres to run with full capacity. In […]

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Plastic straws in alcometers may harm environment

They need to be thrown in biomedical waste Bengaluru Traffic Police (BTP) are using environment-unfriendly plastic straws in alcometers. Environmentalist Akshay Heblikar, Director of the NGO Eco-Watch, informed The Observer that proper disposal of plastic is a key aspect of keeping the environment healthy.  “It is their duty to carry out those tests… what they should […]

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