Industries paper over raw material crisis

India’s paper and pulp industry is going through a raw material crisis. Also, the Indian mills are not upgraded to process waste paper efficiently, thereby putting pressure on the environment. By Manasvi Gupta Bengaluru: Writing ‘save paper’ on a piece of paper and sticking it on the trunks of trees to show off your ‘climate […]

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Medicinal plants struggle to survive

Medicinal plants are being chopped by the axe of commercialization and unsustainable harvesting, and are thus facing the threat of extinction. By Manasvi Gupta Herbal shampoo, creams, medicines, tea, even cigarettes—going ‘organic’ is the new cool. But the irony is that the organic may be on the verge of extinction itself because of deforestation and […]

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No red signal for tutoring teachers yet

The practice of government, government-aided, and private school teachers engaging in the ‘business’ of imparting private tuitions in the city remains ungoverned. By Manasvi Gupta Good morning teacher! Wished the students. Good evening teacher! Wishes the students again—only this time at the teacher’s home. The teacher—surrounded by a group of students providing private tuitions thus […]

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Darkness surrounding black magic

Superstitions make people do things that they haven’t even dreamt of—thanks to black magic and witchcraft. Manasvi Gupta Witchcraft/ sorcery and human sacrifice crimes, registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 302, 303 and 307, have increased four-folds (till September) since last year, according to the Crime Statistics. Lakshya, a resident of Marathalli, whose […]

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New technology for waste water management in town

Waste water management and recycling technology has entered the Bangalore market. Private companies are all set to provide their technologies to the Bengalureans. By Manasvi Gupta A new technology for waste water management has been floated by private companies in Bengaluru’s Water Expo today. The technology, previously introduced in Mumbai and Chennai was also well […]

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Sindagi suffers from lack of doctors

The government hospital, PHCs and sub-centres of Sindagi taluk deprive of specialised doctors and medical staff.  By Manasvi Gupta Samshed Begum Mullah of Ganihar village in Sindagi had to undergo her surgery in another district after suffering from a heart attack because of unavailability of doctors in her taluk. Sindagi has 76.82 per cent vacancy […]

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