On the hunt for the stolen treasures of India

Indian historians and archeologists across the globe are trying to recover Indian heritage stolen during colonial times. By Riya Sharma Bengaluru: The Indian government’s formal request to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to return the 15th-century bronze idol of Saint Tirumankai Alvar has kindled fiery debates on cultural property among archaeologists and historians across the globe The 15th-century […]

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Digital divide troubles UPI users in Karnataka

Despite the increasing popularity of digital transactions, rural Karnataka is crippled by poor digitization. By Surbhi Shah Bengaluru: A coconut seller in the city has an option for online payment but a restaurant in the countryside does not even have a machine to swipe credit cards. Nothing illustrates the rural-urban divide in digitisation better. “In […]

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No safety for the health providers in the city

Doctors feel that the mere deployment of home guards isn’t the solution. Bengaluru, March 05, 2020 By Shivani Mishra Hospitals in the city do not have adequate security measures for their doctors. With a lack of surveillance system, doctors say that they feel unsafe when patients become agitated in the hospital. Bangalore Medical College and […]

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As virus fear spreads, masks and sanitizers fly off pharma shelves

Stores unsure when supplies will come back Aarthi N Bengaluru, March 05, 2020  Bengaluru has a shortage of face masks and hand sanitizers as a large number of people have started to buy them after the outbreak of coronavirus. Eight out of the ten medical stores Newsnet visited on March 5, did not have masks […]

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Aspiring doctors seek asylum in Indian medical universities

Due to the indefinite suspension of classes amid coronavirus outbreak, the parents of Indian-origin students pursuing MBBS degrees in China are seeking accommodation of their kids in Indian medical universities. By Neetu Saini Juggling her books and clothes, Apurva Issar, a fifth-year student of Tianjin Medical University in Beijing was packing when she received a […]

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Gram Panchayat workers waiting for salaries for three months

Gram Panchayat demands for a deficit amount of Rs. 390 crore for the payment of the workers. By Archita Srivastava Gram Panchayat employees and D class workers like sweeper, waterman, etc. were on a strike this afternoon as their salaries and wages are pending from last three months. There were 200-300 workers of Gram Panchayat […]

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No legal representation for Amulya

Lawyers have denied representing Amulya in the Magistrate’s court. Muskaan Agarwal Amulya Leona, the 19-year student who was arrested for raising ‘pro-Pakistan’ slogans is unable to get any legal representation as no lawyer is willing to represent her. Manjula, a lawyer in the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court said, “She will not get any representation. Every […]

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Compulsory charging point in malls for e-vehicles

The move is considered to be a boost for e-vehicle market in the city. By Anil Tiwari Karnataka government has announced compulsory charging points for e-vehicles at every mall and shopping complex. The move by the government is considered to be a boost to e-vehicle market in the city. In the inauguration event of  ‘e-Mobility […]

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Five years after police diktat, school buses to get CCTV, GPS

Schools just do not bother, says top cop By Aarthi N Bengaluru: Almost five years after the traffic police ordered fixing of CCTV cameras and GPS systems on school buses, most of these vehicles do not have them. A reality check by The Observer at schools in Majestic, Seshadri Road, Cubbon Park, Vijayanagar and Shivajinagar […]

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