Chilume employees identified and arrested along with BBMP officials

Six Chilume Trust officials along with four BBMP officials have been taken into police custody for three days and 14 days, respectively. The six employees of the Chilume Trust who were arrested have been identified and taken into police custody for 14 days. Moreover, three regional officers and one assistant revenue officer from the Bruhat […]

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Chilume employees identified and arrested along with BBMP officials

Six Chilume Trust officials along with four BBMP officials have been taken into police custody for three days and 14 days, respectively. The six employees of the Chilume Trust who were arrested have been identified and taken into police custody for 14 days. Moreover, three regional officers and one assistant revenue officer from the Bruhat […]

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Acid attack victims find no help online

Acid attack victims find no help online, during or after their attack and treatment. Experts say making an online platform for survivors would encourage them to normalise their lives in more than one way. Acid attack survivors have trouble registering cases and applying for compensation because of a lack of online facilities. Experts say an […]

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Karnataka pushes forward in fight for street children

Karnataka ranks among top states in rehabilitating street children through the Child Protection Services Scheme. A 2021 government of India report shows that Karnataka ranks among the top ten in the list of states where street children have been helped through the Child Protection Services Scheme, also known as the Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS). […]

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Art neglected as business deals pile up

The National Gallery of Modern Art’s (NGMA) collaborative Karnataka exhibition with Chitrakala Parishath and the Department of Archeology, Museums and Heritage for the Global Investors Meet goes neglected as no delegate shows up. No foreign delegate or investor at the Global Investors Meet (GIM) showed up to the Invest Karnataka Team collaborative exhibition with the […]

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Bengalureans are confused about carpooling and air pollution

Carpooling continues to be illegal despite a Greenpeace report  published in January, 2022 stating that air pollution levels in Bengaluru are three to four times higher than the set World Health Organization (WHO) standards. Bengalureans are confused about carpooling in the city as air-pollution levels continue rising. Mirza Faizen Assad, a civil advocate, confirmed that […]

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Bhagyalakshmi scheme falls short of its promises

Surveys and experts doubt Bhagyalakshmi can achieve its objectives, and have also exposed the malpractices behind implementation of the scheme. A 2020 report by The Karnataka Evaluation Authority (KEA) observed that 76.7 percent of the families want to withdraw the Bhagyalakshmi scheme fund for marriage purposes. Experts say this is because the scheme does not […]

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No wildlife surveys by State

Karnataka has over 31 critically endangered species. However, the Forest Department has done no endangered species’ surveys yet, and only has decadal surveys for overall flora and fauna. Karnataka Forest Department does not conduct any surveys regarding endangered wildlife in the state, as there is no law mandating it. Experts explain that biodiversity is not […]

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Bangalore Palace is not disability-friendly

The palace is not disability-friendly despite a law to make all public spaces accessible to disabled persons. The Bangalore Palace does not have basic disability-friendly infrastructure. There are no visual panels, guides, ramps, wheelchair tracks, signage, or lifts. The only special provision for persons with disability is entry free of cost. Therefore, it is in […]

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