Epidemic of Lung Cancer in Bangalore

Lung cancer seems to cause more deaths in India than any other cancer. By Jignasa Sinha and Rohit Chatterjee Bengaluru, Nov. 23, 2018. Vikram Hospital aims to provide lung cancer screening program and smoking cessation therapy to everyone. The event had Dr. Niti Raizada, a senior consultant in oncology), Dr. Suraj Manjunath, onco-surgeon, and Dr. […]

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Youth Prone to Mental Illness

According to a World Health Organization report, the state of mental health in youth is at risk Bangalore, Oct. 22, 2018 By Jignasa Sinha Some 20 percent of youth in India are likely to experience mental disorders like depression, substance abuse, eating disorder, or schizophrenia. Substance abuse and depression are the two most prevalent disorders […]

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Goldsmiths get certified by skills council

Goldsmiths from all over the state underwent a six-month training to polish their skills. Bangalore, Nov. 21, 2018. Over a thousand goldsmiths earned a certificate from the Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India on Wednesday.  The goldsmiths came from all the state to learn new skills, polish existing ones, and to familiarise themselves with […]

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Apologies Expected From Chief Minister

Protest by rice and sugarcane farmers at Freedom Park Bangalore, Nov.19, 2018 The Chief Minister’s remarks on farmers and women lead to heavy criticism. Around 4000 farmers from different parts of Karnataka staged a protest in Bangalore today. They arrived at Krantiveera Sangoli Railway station at 6 a.m. – by then the police was already […]

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Pregnant women at risk, Lingusugur taluk lacks doctors

Deliveries are being performed in the Lingusugur taluk without a gynecologist Bangalore, Nov. 17, 2018: The government hospital in the Lingsugur taluk has no gynecologist and unqualified doctors are being trained to perform maternity and gynecology related procedures. The absence of the specialist has made things difficult for the people around. Mamta Devi, a 5 […]

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Bangaloreans Suffer Due to Diminishing Groundwater

With no perennial water resources and ever-growing population, Bangalore will collapse: Expert. Bengaluru, Nov.17, 2018. Groundwater rejuvenation is poor in Bangalore; overexploitation of the groundwater by the government and the citizens has led to a massive fall in the levels of groundwater in the city. The latest Niti Aayog report ranks Bangalore amongst the top […]

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Schools for the Blind Lack Basic Infrastructure and Funds

Thousands of visually impaired children are left with outdated teachings Bangalore has several schools for the blind and disabled children, and most of those schools use teaching methodologies and techniques that are conventional and old. These schools, once built to rehabilitate or provide education to the blinds, are currently ‘small-scale institutes’ with student population between […]

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Despite High Number of Wind Power Available, Coal is Still in Use.

Karnataka emerges as the national leader in wind energy generation, but fails to implement it, allowing coal pollution to increase. Karnataka has a capacity of 46 percent renewable energy (wind and solar) and has the highest number of wind energy installations, but still suffers from pollution and power issues. It is highly dependent on the […]

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