Agricultural encroachment a major threat to K’taka forests

A CAG report shows a net increase of 29 per cent in the encroached forest land.  Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Karnataka is a land of contrasts. And a Comptroller and Auditor General report proves it. Despite boasting of the second highest growth in forest cover in all states of the country in the latest India State of Forest Report, the state forests are also facing increased encroachment […]

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Kidnapping case solved in 48 hours; 6 people booked

A ransom of Rs 1 crore was demanded and the victim was abducted by his friend Bangalore, April 12, 2018: The Bangalore City Police solved a case of kidnapping that took place on Sunday evening. Shivakumar, a city-based businessman was kidnapped by his business partner, Satya. He was rescued two days after the kidnappers were caught. Seemant Kumar Singh, Additional […]

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Students choose fields over books in Ron

High school students in Ron discontinue education after summer break. Bangalore,April 11, 2018:  High schools in Ron Taluk see an increase in drop out rates as children get occupied with labour work during summer and discontinue their education. Veena, a mathematics teacher at Hirehal Government High School said that most of the students get employed […]

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Lingayat tag is ‘vote bank politics’: Shobha Karandlaje

The BJP MLA says the CM is dividing the society. The state government’s decision has stirred up a hornet’s nest. The State Government’s recommendation to the Centre that religious minority status be granted to Lingayat and Veerashaiva communities has triggered strong reactions various political parties in the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) has accused the […]

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Air commute disrupted in India post US-Bangla air crash

US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu yesterday has impacted the airline and its customers.  Bangalore, March 13, 2018: Direct flights from Bangladesh to Kathmandu have been cancelled following the US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, Nepal which killed 49 people. Masud, executive of central reservation of US-Bangla Airlines, said that all flights to Kathmandu from Bangladesh have been […]

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Power Up: New scheme aims to boost state-based IT startups

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s latest scheme set to boost Karnataka’s IT economy. Bangalore, February 27, 2018: The Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing scheme (ESDM) is set to provide aid and incentives to Karnataka-based Information Technology startups. Uma Rani, assistant general manager, Karnataka Biotechnology and Information Technology (KBITS) said that based on this scheme, around […]

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Automated Waste Collection System; Bangalore may not be ready

The Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) might be ideal for GIFT city, Gujarat, but might not be the best plan for Bangalore Bangalore, January 24, 2018: The Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City introduced an Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) for their smart city. But experts disagree on the working of the AWCS in cities […]

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Transgenders face health complications post SRS

The sex change surgeries that transgenders go through leave them facing complications Bangalore, November 24, 2017: The Sexual Reassignment Surgery (SRS) that transgenders undergo often leads to severe complications in the absence of proper medical care. Souyma, founder of Payana Organization which caters to the needs of the transgender and raises funds for SRS surgeries […]

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