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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The grass is not yet green for Nandi Hills

People fear the new covid variant and increasing cases. Very few visitors for Nandi Hills, this season amid Omicron fear.  Will face another  period  of loss, say resort owners and travel agencies. R K Shree, the owner of R K Tours and Travels informed the Observer, “There have been many enquiries this week for Nandi Hills. […]

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Staycation a new trend among Bengalureans

It’s a safe home away from home they say Bengaluru residents prefer staycation over planned long-distance travel. Presha Malhotra, a Bengaluru resident, on being contacted by The Observer, said: “I prefer staycations because they are an easy way to travel, take a break without straying too far from home. It is like a safe home away from home with […]

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Floods leave travellers stranded on NH 16

Couple spends an entire day in their car Travellers were stranded on National Highway 16 as floods damaged big stretch of the road. Kirti Singh, 28, who was travelling from Jharkhand with her husband, informed The Observer: “My husband and I were stuck on NH 16 near a village called Manubola  in  AP’s Nellore district. […]

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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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NEP mandate on the medium of instruction worries some parents

Wonder how their children will cope when they are transferred every few yrs Kabir Rana (name changed), who serves in the Indian Air Force, wants to give his six-year-old child the best  education. Always on the move with his family due to his transferable job, he is worried about the long-term impact of the New […]

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WFH blurs distinction between professional and personal lives

Maintaining the balance has been tough for moms Anoop Rao, who works for a US-based bank, starts his work at 5:30 pm. His mind is clear, not clouded with the unpleasant honking of cars. He grabs a cup of coffee and secures a quiet corner in his apartment. He doesn’t have to make his way […]

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Confusion prevails over Aug 30 quarantine order

Those from Kerala must stay home, say agencies Confusion prevails over an August 30 order issued by the Karnataka government regarding institutional quarantine for people arriving from Kerala. The KSRTC, the railways and the Kempegowda International Airport do not have information regarding the order mandating a seven-day mandatory institutional quarantine. A home quarantine or a negative RT-PCR report is enough, they said. “Home quarantine is enough or you can […]

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More pregnant women now visit maternity clinics than before

Some still don’t see docs due to taboos, shyness The percentage of women who made at least four antenatal visits to maternity clinics has risen by 0.8 per cent over four years as per the State Fact sheet of the National Family Health Survey, 2019). According to the NFHS, the percentage of women who made […]

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Few women willing to take the Metro after 8pm

Women in Bengaluru are wary of taking the Metro late at night due to security concerns. Many women commuters informed The Observer they are not comfortable riding on the Metro alone after 8 pm, despite the BMRCL providing separate women’s coaches and deploying surveillance cameras. Tenzing Lhamo, a student from Manipur, said: “I will never […]

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