K’taka’s politicians and the fault in their stars

  He came. He saw. And He predicted. Meet the astrologer who knows the outcome of the state’s upcoming elections.  Bangalore, April 12, 2018: If only the election commission comes to its senses and listen to him. It can save on some serious moolah spent during the elections. He is the answer to Siddaramaiah’s sleepless […]

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Dalit group: Anyone but Congress for 2018

State government is under pressure to implement the Sadashiva Committee recommendations on SC reservation. The Karnataka Madiga Dandora has called on the state’s Madiga community to ditch the Congress party in the upcoming assembly elections slated to be held on May 12. This is because they are dissatisfied over the non-implementation of the Sadashiva Committee […]

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Govt. services fail to serve SC/ST community in Siddapur Taluk

Caste discrimination is a major roadblock in the way of government services reaching the SC/ST community in Siddapur Taluk, Karnataka. Bangalore, April, 8, 2018: People belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities in Siddapur Taluk, Karnataka say they are denied access to housing and LPG schemes due to caste discrimination that […]

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Hefty safeguard duty could severely spike solar energy prices

A 70 per cent safeguard duty being mulled could reverse last year’s crash in prices. Bangalore, April 9, 2018: Solar energy prices could spike significantly, up to Rs. 3.30 to 3.75 per kilowatt hour, if the proposed safeguard duty of 70 per cent on solar modules—mainly imported from China, Taiwan, and Malaysia—is implemented. While a […]

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India’s agri sector set to lose 5.6 million jobs by 2019

This is the steepest decline in a two-year period since 2010 The Indian agricultural sector is set to lose about 5.6 million jobs between 2018 and 2019 according to the International Labour Organization’s employment outlook report. This is the steepest decline over two consecutive years since 2010, after holding steady for five years between 2012 […]

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200 TV Workers to go on strike if Sun Network fails to meet demands

Udaya TV Workers’ Union claim the network violated labour laws while laying off scores of employees. As many as 200 ex-Udaya News employees are set to go on a strike to protest against unpaid benefits and dues after Sun Network fired them last year, said G R Shivshankar, General Secretary, Trade Union Co-Ordination Centre 68 […]

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TRAI under pressure to relax regulation in new telecom policy

The Industry says regulation in Internet-of-things (IoT) will kill innovation in the sector Bangalore, March 13, 2018: Internet and telecom industries are calling for a relaxed regulation and licensing framework for the IoT (internet-of-things) sector in the National Telecom Policy 2018 due later this year. TRAI in its consultation paper that came out in February […]

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Siddaramaiah flags off Saviruchi mobile canteens

Hundred of 4000 planned scooters for the disabled given away. Bangalore, Feb 27, 2018: Saviruchi mobile cantees that will provide inexpensive food were kicked off and a hundred, of 4000 planned, retro-fitted scooters for the disabled were given away by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah at the Vidhana Soudha on Tuesday. Saviruchi mobile canteens are vans that […]

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Solar in India struggling to rise and shine

Domestic companies trying to harness the power of the sun have registered declining sales in the past year Bangalore, Feb 1, 2018: Sales at the biggest publicly listed Indian solar companies have dipped significantly in the last year casting a dark shadow on the immediate future of domestic solar manufacturing. Major solar cell and panel […]

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