Fraudulent Practices by Panchayat Leaves Residents Homeless

Residents of the Hirebevennur village need to pay a high price in order to have a house constructed. By Ajay Ramanathan Bengaluru, Nov.23, 2018. The residents of the Hirebevanur village, located in the Indi taluk of Karnataka’s Bijapur district, alleging that the village panchayat charges an unfairly high price for the construction of a house. […]

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Agarkhed School has no PT Teacher for Over a Decade

The post of a Physical Training teacher in a Bijapur high school has been vacant for 14 years. Bengaluru, Nov.22, 2018 By Ajay Ramanathan A high school in the Agarkhed village of Bijapur’s Indi taluk has had no Physical Education teacher for over 14 years. The headmaster of Shree Shankarling High School Ramesh Bajantri said: […]

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Doctors Barely Available at Agarkhed Hospital say Locals

Doctors at a government hospital at Indi taluk in Bijapur District of Karnataka are present only once a month. Bengaluru, Nov. 21, 2018. Inhabitants of the Agarkhed village of Indi Taluk in Bijapur District say that doctors rarely available at the Prarthmika Raga Kendra hospital. BS Allur, President of the Panchayat for Agarkhed village complained […]

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Syed Irfan was Receiving Threats before Being Killed

“He had a lot of enemies,” said his brother Syed Mubarak Bangalore, Nov. 21, 2018: The 29-year old bodybuilder and businessman who was brutally murdered yesterday had been receiving threat calls. Speaking to The Softcopy newspaper, the brother of the deceased Syed Mubarak said: “My brother confided that he had been receiving threatening calls for […]

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Teachers at Agarkhed School not Getting Paid

Three teachers at a high school in Indi taluk contend that they haven’t received their salaries for a year. Bengaluru, Nov.20, 2018. Three of seven teachers at Shree Shankarling High school at Agarkhed village in the Indi taluk of Bijapur district in Karnataka have not been paid their salary for some time. MP Betathur, who […]

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Post of BBMP Deputy Mayor Remains Vacant

Re-elections for the post of Deputy Mayor of the BBMP are yet to be announced. The post of Deputy Mayor of the Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) remains vacant a month after the previous appointee’s passing. The Janata Dal (Secular)’s Ramila Umashankar was elected as the Deputy Mayor on September 28th of this year. However, she […]

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City Sees Surge in Sexual Offences by Taxi Drivers

Bengaluru has seen an increase in the reporting of sexual offences against taxi drivers. The frequency of reported cases of sexual offences by taxi drivers has increased in recent years. According to City Crime Record Bureau (CCRB) data, the number of reported cases of sexual assault/ harassment in 2016 was just three. In 2017, that […]

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Widening of Road has Left Nearby Shopkeepers Struggling

Commercial establishments on the Laksar Hosur road have seen a drop in customers after the road widening process was started. The widening process of the Laskar Hosur Road in Adugodi has left nearby shopkeepers struggling to make ends meet. Ningamma, a tea stall owner says that her monthly income has dropped from Rs 3000 to […]

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