Jairam Ramesh hits out at Forest Rights Act

The former Union Minister praised the NGT for its work and asked for its autonomy from the government. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh criticized the current Forest Rights Act, and blamed his party’s government in Karnataka for the sand mining issue. Speaking on the ‘New draft forest policy and deteriorating state […]

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Hepatitis B still a major cause of worry in the state

Research has shown that the inability to render vaccinations at birth leads to the death of many who suffer from the viral disease. Bangalore, April 12, 2018: The National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4) data has revealed that only 58.9 per cent children between the ages of 12 to 23 months receive three doses of Hepatitis […]

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‘Parkinson’s can be maintained’

Doctors and a theatre group hold awareness drives in the city to educate people on World Parkinson’s Day Bangalore, April 11, 2018: A theatre group has been conducting street plays across the city today to raise awareness about the Parkinson’s disease today in the city on World Parkinson’s Day. Vinay Shastry, founder of the VASP theatre […]

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Cleft Lip and palate surgeries inaccessible in Karnataka

Despite several free schemes providing corrective cleft lip and palate surgeries, less than 50 per cent avail the services in the country. Cleft lip and palate is the most common congenital disorder in the facial region. Research has revealed that there at least thirty-five thousand new cleft lip patients are born in India every year. […]

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BBMP conducts VVPAT mock trials across the city.

In a bid to inform voters about the new Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines, awareness programmes are being conducted across the city. Bangalore, April 9, 2018: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is conducting mock trials for Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines across the city. The trials come in the lead up to the […]

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Art scene subdued, say local artists

Artists from Bangalore feel the art scene is not conducive to growth and discuss challenges they face in the art world Bangalore, April 9, 2018:  Local artists at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishad’s “Windows of expression” art exhibition say the art scene in Bangalore is subdued at the moment. The art exhibition is a coming together […]

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Red tape, cash crunch stalls maternal health schemes

The maternal health schemes in the state haven’t been functioning to their full capacity to reap benefits Bangalore, April 9, 2018: Indu waits eagerly for the check- up of her one year old son at Magadi Road Maternity hospital. At 22, she has already given birth to two children, one of whom is already five […]

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Data reveals poor access to Neonatal Healthcare in the state

Only 8.2 per cent of newborn babies in Karnataka have access to healthcare at the neonatal stage reveals NFHS-4 data Bangalore, March 8, 2018: The National Family Health Survey has revealed that in Karnataka only 8.2 per cent children get access to neonatal healthcare. The data has been collected from both the urban and rural areas of the […]

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Church land encroached, members blame former BJP MLA

Members of the Anandapuram Church of Christ are seeking a CBI investigation. Bangalore, March 15, 2018: Land allocated for the building of a church and surrounding areas have been encroached upon in a land fraud case where the key accused is former BJP MLA for KR Puram, Nandiesha Reddy, say church members and other site […]

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