LGBTQ community has no law to protect its workplace rights

Their colleagues continue to be insensitive Bengaluru: Employees from the LGBTQ community receive no legal protection from their employers in case of discrimination meted out on them by their colleagues or superiors in the company. Soumitra Iyer, a recruiter at BXC Technology, informed The Observer: “We are not aware of any anti-discriminatory law for LGBTQ […]

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Returnees to Meghalaya tired of long wait for Covid-19 test

Have to await their turn in sweltering heat Shillong: A shortage of staff at the Covid-19 testing checkpoint at Umling, Shillong, is leading to a long wait, causing stress to returnees.  An intern at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, who did not want to be named informed The Observer: “It is quite taxing to wait […]

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Emotional connect missing in online adoption process

Poor internet links are a hindering factor Bengaluru: The online system has reduced the waiting period for adoptive parents, but the government has failed to provide safety to abandoned children by not registering them on the system, say people connected with the process. Gayatri Abraham, an adoption counsellor and founder of the Padme Foundation, informed […]

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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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Dental clinics see fewer visitors in Covid time

Clinics say they are following safety protocols Bengaluru: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, dentists’ clinics in the city are seeing fewer visits by patients. They prefer phone consultations. The clinics say they are taking precautions such as sanitisation, fumigation, sterilization and wearing safety equipment to prevent the spread of the virus, but not many patients seem […]

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Juvenile driving offences worry traffic police

Parents are fined for accidents by underage drivers Juveniles driving vehicles is a serious offence. In Bengaluru, 4-5 children are injured every day while driving or riding vehicles. These offences also put drivers around them at risk. M S Prakash, sub-inspector of a Traffic Management Centre, informed The Observer: “Underaged drivers pose a threat to […]

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Bengaluru sees a sharp rise in cyber frauds

Would-be buyers must verify seller, product: Lawyer The number of online scams involving fake products has increased in Karnataka in the past two years. Fraudsters use reselling apps to publish advertisements for fake products.  The Observer spoke to Sunil K, chief constable at the cyber crime department, about the issue. “We track the scammer by analyzing […]

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