NGOs: We can’t help injured stray dogs timely due to lack of funds

Many injured street dogs in Bengaluru are not getting prompt medical aid. NGOs say they are unable to rescue strays timely because they are short of money and time. Recently, a pup was run over by a milk truck in Kumbalgodu. Chandrakala Yadav, a shop owner who witnessed the accident, said: “The accident occurred at […]

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Karnataka colleges prepare to avert a third wave of Covid-19

Following SOPs; students and parents relieved Colleges in Karnataka say they are following precautionary measures to prevent a probable third wave of the pandemic. They are working towards ensuring that no Covid-19 clusters develop on their premises. Dr H. Prakash, principal of the government-run Maharani’s Arts, Commerce and Management College, Bengaluru, informed The Observer: “We are taking all precautions to help avoid a third wave of the pandemic. […]

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Delivery workers are scared to go to city outskirts after dark

Some have been cornered and robbed by gangs Delivery persons from Swiggy, Amazon and Dunzo are wary of going to the outskirts of Bengaluru in the dark fearing they will be robbed. Robberies are common in areas like Kengeri because they are dimly lit, thinly populated and have forest patches. “Usually, robbers come in gangs, […]

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Biomed waste is dumped unsegregated

BBMP waste collectors don’t touch waste from houses that have Covid patients Bengaluru: In several parts of the city, biomedical waste produced by home-isolated Covid-19 patients is being dumped in Bellahalli, near Yelahanka, as unsegregated waste.  Rahul Hipparkar, the driver of a BBMP garbage-collection truck, said: “All the waste collected, except for a certain category […]

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In Shillong, coffins are in short supply as Covid deaths mount

Shortage of raw material worries manufacturers Shillong: Owing to increasing Covid-19 deaths, there is a shortage of coffins in Shillong. Shortage of raw material used to make coffins has compounded the situation. Ubalari Shylla, the owner of Dorema Coffins, informed The Observer: “We sell 10-15 coffins and make three coffins in a day, numbers which […]

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Women, beware: Cars with 5-star safety rating are unsafe for you

Bengaluru: When a woman buys a car with a five-star safety rating, she assumes she’s safe. She’s mistaken. For the car was produced with men in mind. In 2020, most automakers produced cars based on data from male crash test dummies. These cars can have deadly consequences for women. M. Shama, a car driver in […]

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Number of kids breaking the law rose during the lockdown

Most belong to broken homes, poor families Bengaluru: The pandemic has added more cases of children in conflict with the law to the already rising trend of delinquent acts in Bengaluru. Data received from various helplines for women and children indicate that there has been an increase in domestic violence and sexual attacks on women […]

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Bad speed breakers have Bengalureans worried

Indian Road Congress guidelines not being followed  Despite complaints over years, Bengalureans are still struggling with unmarked and poorly designed speed breakers. They want BBMP to take action to avoid more accidents. Poornesh N, a student of the RV College of Engineering, Mysuru Road, informed The Observer: “Unpainted speed breakers have been a major issue […]

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Salary delays worry workers of dry waste centres

Adverse working conditions at Dry Waste Collection Centres (DWCCs) in JP Nagar have made workers vulnerable to infectious diseases. Delays in payment of salaries and lack of awareness about protective gear have added to their woes.  “The BBMP has not helped us. Everything from masks to soaps and ration comes from Hasiru Dala (an NGO),” […]

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‘Footpath’s occupied, where do we walk?’

Hawkers must be given alternatives, say pedestrians Hyderabad: Footpaths that are supposed to facilitate pedestrians are being used by hawkers, forcing pedestrians to walk on busy roads.  “I like to walk short distances, but where should I walk?” Chola Raju, a second-year engineering student asked. Sai Moulya, a homemaker who walks to a nearby market, […]

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