Cameras in Police Commissioner’s office don’t work

They have been out of order for months. The foremost enforcer of law and order in Bangalore may not be able to police activities in the vicinity of his own office. The Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)cameras at the office of the Commissioner of Policehave been out of order for the past six months.  “The cameras […]

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DSS protest against Supreme Court’s ‘dilution’ of law

Dalits continue to protest against Supreme Court’s recent decision on the Prevention of Atrocities Act Dalit Sangharsh Samiti (DSS) today protested against the Supreme Court’s (SC) ruling on The Scheduled Castes and Tribes Atrocities Act, 1989. After the violent protests by various Dalit organizations in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, DSS held a protest […]

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Whether its illness or bleeding wounds, pourakarmikars have to take it all

Lack of basic safety equipment result in frequent illnesses for the pourakarmikas Bangalore, April 9, 2018: “Everyday even after washing my hands with soap, my hands stink. It has been 12 years that I am cleaning waste, still we don’t have proper materials to use while we work,” said Devi pourakarmika working in Jaynagar ward, […]

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First–aid kits missing , BMTC commuters at risk

First aid kits are missing from Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses. This, despite several requests and warnings from the Corporation’s officials. By Ritika Gondhalekar Bangalore, March 20, 2018: If the BMTC bus you are travelling is involved in an accident, you might be in trouble. Most buses lack first aid kits and basic medicines. […]

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Haris Case: Café permitted to resume business

Farzi Café gets conditional  permission from Cubbon Park police station to re-open The Cubbon Park police station have permitted  Farzi Café to resume business almost a month after Congress MLA’s son Mohammed Harris Nalapad was booked for assaulting a youth at the café. The Cubbon Park police officials said that they have given the permission […]

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Nalapad Haris bail verdict postponed to March 2nd

The defence lawyer stated that there was no conclusive against the main accused in the case. Bangalore:The verdict in the Nalapad Haris bail plea case, that was scheduled for Tuesday, has been adjourned and will be delivered on Friday, 2 March. In the hearing that happened on Tuesday, the defence said that the petitioner had […]

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Garment labourers under sexual harassment threat

The number of cases registered in 2016, with the Garment Labour Union was three whereas eight cases have already been registered in the first seven months of 2017. Bangalore, September 21, 2017: The number of sexual harassment cases in the Garment Industries of Bangalore has seen an upward growing graph in the first seven months of this year. […]

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City bandh means extra classes, postponed exams

With exams just around the corner, teachers worry about syllabus completion due to the two upcoming “city bandhs” Bangalore, January 24, 2018: With pro-Kannada organisations calling for city bandhs on two days, schools are planning extra classes and postponing exams as they fear students might not get sufficient time to study “We had scheduled the pre-board […]

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