Gender neutral public toilets a remote dream

Four years on, Bangalore is yet to receive the SC-mandated gender neutral public toilets Bangalore, April 12, 2018: It has been almost four years since the Supreme Court of India in a verdict mandated that there needs to be gender neutral public restrooms in India.  However, the ground reality is quite different; Mysore is the […]

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Samiti to build toilets for Bengali Migrants in Bangalore

The All Karnataka Bengali Migrant Worker’s Samiti has been working towards providing sanitation and toilets for Bengali migrant workers in Kundanahalli, Bangalore. Bangalore, April 11, 2018: Lack of proper sanitation is one of the many problems that the migrants who have settled at Kundanahalli in Bangalore’s Whitefield face. At a time when Prime Minister Narendra […]

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Basket weavers in a fix as plastic trumps bamboo

Traditional basket weavers of Honnali have been suffering losses due to the increasing use of cheaper, plastic baskets Bangalore, April 09, 2018: A traditional basket weaving community in Honnali, Karnataka is facing losses and seeing their art form dying out because of the increasing popularity of cheaper, more durable plastic made baskets. Ajay Medar, 44, […]

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Kannada poem competition sees increased college participation

To commemorate Kannada poet, Dr. Siddaiah Puranika’s birth anniversary, the Government Arts College held an annual poem competition,  with an increased participation this year Bangalore, 22 March 2018: Government Arts College’s annual poetry event, Centiversary, saw an increased number of colleges participating in 2018. “Where only 58 colleges had participated last year,  the number raised to 89 this time including […]

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Bangalore becomes hub for online crypto courses

Online crypto courses in Bangalore are on a rise as demand for those who possess crypto knowledge increases in India. Bangalore, 8 March, 2018: With the government pushing for adaptation of new technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning and Blockchain Technology across different sectors, institutes providing crash courses on blockchain have been experiencing a […]

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Rajajinagar becomes base to the new KRDCL office

Old gives away to new as KRDCL shifts its base from Vasanth Nagar to Rajajinagar. Bangalore, March 15 , 2018: Vasanth Nagar ceases to remain (Karnataka Road Development Corporation) KRDCL’s administrative office as the nodal body shifts to Rajaji Nagar. This comes  after Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah inagurated the new seven-storied building named “Sampark Soudha”, […]

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Whitefielders to file PIL following BBMP’s nonchalance

The civic body’s negligence over the encroachment of Pattandur Agrahara Lake in Whitefield has led the residents of ECC road to file a PIL by the end of this week. Bangalore, March 15, 2018: In a direct violation of National Green Tribunal’s rules, BBMP has been attempting to build a road that connects Varthur Kodi […]

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Techies turn into teachers for Tent school

Lack of schools, shifts in locations and parents’ fear of their children being kidnapped have deprived Bengali Migrant worker’s children of education. Bangalore, March 1, 2018: The scene is the same every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. On the dusty roads leading to what locals refer to as ‘Bangla Camp’, children can be seen gathered around […]

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