Swimmers in a quandary as JP Park pool remains closed

Parents demand a new tender for the facility. Bengaluru: The closure of the BBMP swimming pool at JP Park since March 2020 has affected the training schedules of swimmers competing in national and international events. “As the pool is closed, I am finding it very difficult to train,” said Sambhav R, a national-level swimmer. In […]

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Women only police stations face a hard time

As domestic violence cases go up amidst the pandemic, All Women Police stations want a larger workforce. Bangalore: Dimpul a victim of dowry and harassment has been making rounds of the All Women Police Station (AWPs)  seeking justice for the past eight months.“My husband threw me out of the house without any reason. He didn’t want […]

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COVID-19: Shopping complexes rarely follow protocols

Experts suggest that laxity in following COVID Protocols many lead to a surge in positive cases in the city. Bengaluru:  Stall owners at Raheja Arcade in Koramangala, which is host to a large number of people looking to shop on a budget, seldom wear masks or follow COVID protocols. The guidelines issued by the Ministry […]

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COVID-19: Still no relief for pharmacists in the city

Pharmacists say that their businesses have not been able to recover since the pandemic began a year ago. BENGALURU- Pharmacists in the city are still facing losses due to the pandemic. Vidya, one of the pharmacists working in Maruthi Pharma said, “Due to Covid, we have lost more than 60-70 percent of the whole business.” […]

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No knowledge of HPV could prove fatal for women

HPV centre of India annual report says 62 percent of people died out of ninety-six thousand cases reported of cervical cancer. Bangalore: Lack of awareness about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among women is making them vulnerable to cervical cancer. Helen, a 23-year-old woman, said that she had no idea about the HPV vaccine and did […]

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Patients await first government-run dementia centre in India

India has 4 million dementia patients but no government run dementia centres. Bangalore: India has no cost-effective, government run dementia care centre. Dementia is more common in people over the age of sixty-five. And those suffering from it are either abandoned or sent to old-age homes. This can increase their suffering due to the lack […]

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Sarakki Encroachments have Changed Shape of Water Body

Bengaluru: The Sarakki lake bed, in south Bengaluru, has been encroached upon in such a way that its southern end has turned into a thin tail where three temples have been built illegally.  The Observer visited ten of the 15 illegally built religious structures on the lake bed. At the southern end, encroachment starts with […]

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Silence, Residential zones stay awake with noise

Eight out of the 10 noise monitoring stations spread across Bangalore recorded decibel levels above the permissible limit. Bengaluru: The constant honking at a traffic jam, sounds of modified bike silencers, commotion of jackhammers and cranes working round the clock. All of this keeps the city awake as noise pollution levels stay constantly above the allowed […]

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