Potential addition at Sir M Visvesvaraya railway station

Commuters want a direct connection to a metro station. Railway officials at Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal are considering a direct connection between the railway station and the Baiyappanahalli Metro Station. An engineer at the terminal who did not want to be named said: “We are thinking about building a connection to the Baiyappanahalli Metro Station, […]

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No room for platform workers under the legal umbrella

Workers in the unorganised sector like the ones affiliated with online platforms are at the mercy of their employers. The unorganised workers do not have a framework to take any legal action if they are treated unfairly by the companies. Most employees resort to strikes in order to get their demands met. Dathathreya Raju, National […]

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Innovations: Point for health and agriculture

Younger population is driving the start-up growth in India. Young entrepreneurs are basing their innovations around healthcare and agriculture. VisionTech Fest of 2022 presented many innovative ideas such as drone monitors for coconut farming. Another one had an idea about a skin disease detection app that can currently detect 13 skin diseases and suggest remedies. […]

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Bengaluru remains unaffected by the milk price hike

Amul and Mother Dairy increased product prices for the third time in October. Rising milk prices in the country have not affected the sale or consumption of milk and milk products in Bengaluru. “There is no change in the sales record of my store,” says Hemanth V, a Nandini outlet handler in Indiranagar. He added, […]

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Delivery boys resist longer hours

Workers’ union says delivery partners are not ‘partners’ but victims of the system.  Delivery workers are displeased with the food apps laying out conditions on the number of hours they ought to work and the requirements to fulfill a certain daily quota. Paramanand Yadav, a delivery agent in Bengaluru said that the strict shift hours […]

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COVID kids struggle in offline classes

Expert says children are suffering from social anxiety and experiencing breakdowns in offline classes after two years of online school. Young students are having a tough time fitting in classrooms after getting used to online classes during COVID. Tapati Debnath, mother of four-year-old Samadrito said, “After almost seven months of online classes, he refused to […]

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Digital relief for students

The Directorate of Collegiate Education (DCE) has distributed over 2,50,000 laptops and tablets in the last three years. The free laptop/tablet distribution scheme in Karnataka continues to give free devices to college students. “I received my tablet in 2021 from my college,’” said Hrishikesh Donajamaeth, an alumnus of Sri Jayachamarajendra (SJ) Polytechnic College. “Not only […]

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