Despite Omicron, Bengalureans are not following Covid protocols

Citizens say govt must take action to avert 3rd wave People in Bengaluru continue to flout Covid rules despite the emergence of the Omicron variant. Sneha S, a Metro commuter, informed The Observer: I travel by Metro regularly and I can say this new variant has no effect on people as of now. Most of […]

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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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As vehicles stop on zebra crossings, citizens find it tough to cross roads

Law says vehicles are bound to stop before crossing Pedestrians in Bengaluru find it difficult to use zebra crossings because vehicles stop on them. Harshal Dalvi, a Dasarahalli resident, finds it hard to cross roads at junctions as vehicles stop exactly on the crossings. “Sometimes I get late for the office. It is rather inconvenient […]

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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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Commuters unhappy with hike in auto fares

Most people prefer to travel by Metro or buses Commuters are unhappy over the Karnataka government’s decision to raise autorickshaw fares from December 1. Susan, a clinical psychology student, informed The Observer: “I… use autos almost every day. It is annoying that drivers charge extra. Sometimes they don’t even use the meter. The increase in fares is […]

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Basic computer knowledge is still Greek to many school students

Officials unsure how NEP plan will be enforced By Simran Sharma A student raised his hand, gathering courage amid blank faces, when the teacher asked if anyone knew anything about coding, C++, Java or HTML. “CPU” is the answer the class 8 student of a Government Urdu Higher Secondary School gave. Harsha Kashyap, a class […]

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‘What was his crime?’: Fans of Faruqui livid as show is cancelled

Many fans and fellow comedians are upset over the cancellation of Munawar Faruqui’s standup show that was organized for Sunday at the Good Shepherd Auditorium, Bengaluru. Rajvardhan Thakur, 16, a fan, is deeply hurt by the situation. “It is very sad…. Society tries to draw the line about topics which you can joke about. Taboo […]

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Japanese anime become gain popularity in B’luru

Japanese food, language make people curious Entertainment stores have been witnessing increased footfalls with the rising popularity of  ‘anime culture’. Japanese restaurants and language institutes have joined the race. Vani Kartik, owner of the Entertainment Store, informed The Observer: “The number of people coming to our store for anime merchandise has increased….  About 70 percent […]

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