For sugarcane farmers, fixing FRP is not enough

Sugar factory owners do not pay us our dues, farmers allege Bangalore, January 24, 2017: This sankaranti consumers went home with large quantities of sugarcane, with prices sugar cane sticks (jholley) dropping by half. Sugarcane farmers, on the other hand, are still waiting to be paid by sugar factory owners. “The factory owners charge according […]

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After Samsung and Panasonic, Godrej to shelve window ACs by 2020

Window Air Conditioners are being phased out  by companies like Samsung, Panasonic and Godrej. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: Old air conditioners are flying out of the window, thanks to technology, and consumer preferences. “Thanks to technological innovation, changing consumer preferences and pressure from the government to focus on energy efficient consumer goods, the demand for window […]

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Iranian protests not for bread alone

The Islamic Republic of Iran, starting December 28, 2017, witnessed massive, anti-government protests over growing economic economies woes during the end of 2017. Iranians believe these protests are a bigger call for democracy in the country. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: Iran welcomed the new year with rare, anti-government protests that took place across the country over […]

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Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana fails to meet deadline

Authorities turn a deaf-ear to the repeated demands of the slum-dwellers. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: Only 9,826 beneficiaries have been registered out of the targeted 93, 065 people under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana in Karnataka. Out of 3.4 lakh households which are to be constructed by 2022, only one thousand have been completed under the […]

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Security lapses, bank freeze lands Indi-Bitcoin wallets, investors in a soup

In the post 2017 Bitcoin boom world, the Indian cryptocurrency economy continues to remain a risky territory as local wallet providers face RBfI raids, bank account freezes, and security lapses. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: “Want to buy a bitcoin? It might be easier than buying a pizza,” a city-based Bitcoin wallet provider said at a recent […]

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BMRCL has revealed plans to build metro art centers

BMRCL plans new metro art centres to attract tourists in the city. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation limited (BMRCL) plans to create a new Metro Art Centre at the Cubbon Park Metro Station. “We are currently working on Indiranagar and Cubbon Park Metro Stations .We have more art centres lined up for […]

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Workplace harassment: Transgender persons harassed at workplace switch to begging

Educated transgender persons in the city unwillingly take up begging for livelihood after facing harassment and ill treatment at their workplace. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: Anjali (name changed), a trans woman, a B.Com degree holder, who stands at the MG Road signal for alms, once worked as an accountant at a BPO firm, her co-workers teased […]

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Don’t club theatre with cinemas on GST says founder of Jagriti Theatre

People in the performing arts sector say they are suffering losses. Swarnali Chakraborty Bangalore, January 18, 2018: English theatre groups are asking the government to remove performing arts from the entertainment tax because it is not fair to include commercial movies and theatre in the same tax slab. Theatre does not get the kind of […]

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