Raw material shortage hits electronic manufacturers

Steep increase in metals hikes the selling price of electronic goods.  Bengaluru: The limited availability of raw materials like copper and aluminium has resulted in the price hike of electronic goods. Electronic coils and components manufacturers said that the selling cost may increase by 1.6 times. Hariharan N., Technical Director, m2nxt, a company that manufactures electronic […]

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Tedious document verification for Karanth Layout is a pain for villagers

They are unable to find papers for their homes Bengaluru: A tedious document-verification procedure for houses built on notified land for the construction of Dr. Shivaram Karanth Layout before August 2018 is proving to be a hassle for citizens. “We built our house in 2019. Now we do not have all the documents and are […]

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17 lakh girls affected as state government halts free pads scheme

Some schools are buying them with their own funds. Bengaluru: The Karnataka government’s decision to halt funds to the Shuchi sanitary napkin distribution scheme in the 2020-21 budget has adversely affected students of rural schools and colleges. P. Jagadani, a 15-year-old student at a government school in Gollahalli, Kumbalgodu, informed The Observer: “We have not […]

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Motor Driving training costs to rise by 30 percent in Bangalore.

Soaring fuel prices in the city decrease the business of motor driving schools. By Shreya Asopa| March 7, 2020 Bengaluru: The cost of driving lessons in the city is set to become more expensive with the rise in fuel prices. Moreover, driving schools have reduced their training sessions from 20 classes to 16 classes in a week. […]

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No smartphone or card? You can’t board Metro

Bengaluru: Namma Metro’s cashless transaction policy has put commuters without smartphones and digital payment methods in trouble. BMRCL had discontinued token sales at counters to ensure contactless and cashless travel in the wake of the pandemic. Rakesh Ranjan, a BMRCL customer care employee, informed The Observer: “There has been no update from the government about […]

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No subsidy and price hike: Double whammy for LPG consumers

Many people complain of not receiving LPG (cooking gas) subsidies or direct bank transfers even with prices constantly climbing in the last three months. Bengaluru– Neelamma, a domestic helper working in Bengaluru, had lost most of her savings during the lockdown. Her husband had lost his job and she had no work. In the last […]

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