The Reserve Bank of India Re-categorizes NBFCs

The Reserve Bank of India has introduced a new category of Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) By Ajay Ramanathan Bengaluru, March 14, 2019: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has created a new category of NBFC (Non-Banking Finance Company) called Non-Banking Finance Company – Investment and Credit Company (NBFC-ICC). In a notification dated Feb. 22, the […]

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PILs Hurting the Economy

The former Law Minister noted that excessive Public Interest Litigations were causing a loss to the economy. By Ajay Ramanathan Bengaluru, March 7, 2019. Speaking at an event organised by the Advocates Association of Karnataka, Kapil Sibal, senior advocate and Member of Parliament believes that Public Interest Litigations (PIL) have affected the economy of the […]

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The Risks of Mental Illness

A manual is planned to address the risk factors involved in non-communicable diseases. By Ajay Ramanathan Bengaluru, Mar. 7, 2019. Psychiatrists at the National Institute of Mental Health and Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru,  are attempting to study the relationship between physical and mental illness. The study is directed towards designing a manual that would address […]

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Growing Addiction to the Internet in India

Internet addiction is increasingly becoming prevalent in India. Psychiatrists say that it affects adolescents and young people the most. T.S Jaisoorya, psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health and Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru believes that males are most likely to get addicted to the Internet. Elaborating on the demographic most likely to be affected, […]

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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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