Electronic waste continues to litter the roads

With only three categories of waste, the city’s residents continue to dispose of electronic waste along with regular dry waste, which ultimately finds its way to the streets. Yashasvini Razdan Even as the Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) has laid out strict guidelines for the disposal of e-waste, heaps of cables and other electronic […]

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Illegally parked scooters, potential death threat

The Motor Vehicles Act specifies the fine for illegal parking, but there are no proper laws which define the requirements of a parking area. Yashasvini Razdan Two-wheelers parked right under a high voltage transformer on Main Guard Cross Road in a no-parking zone in Shivajinagar creates a potential threat of an accident due to the […]

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Women’s education doesn’t assure income in Sagar

Lack of paid formal jobs for rural women educated up to secondary school level has lead to an increase in unemployment rates. Yashasvini Razdan Women in Sagar village, who have studied till the secondary school level and have skills suitable for non-agricultural, non-labour work are unemployed as there are very few paid, formal jobs available […]

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Tides of Change-Labour Laws in India

The amendments to the Labour Laws continue to be debated as workers all over the country protest against them. Yashasvini Razdan | Bengaluru The amendment of the 44 labour laws into four codes in the name of simplification and dilution, will only favour the corporates, says Vijay Bhaskar, Assistant Secretary of Karnataka State Council, Communist […]

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Sagar PHC lacks essential contraceptives, villagers remain ignorant

With a population of 1.3 billion and very less employment ratio, contraceptives are necessary and the Sagar Primary Health Center is failing at this job. By Yashasvini Razdan The Primary Health Center (PHC) in Sagar village of Shahapur taluk, which conducts 20 childbirths every month on an average, does not have any contraceptives available. Shabana […]

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No jobs force engineers to pay extra

Promises of guaranteed placements during the economic slowdown are driving engineering graduates to spend extra money on courses which they’ve already graduated in. . By Yashasvini Razdan Declining placement rates in engineering colleges are forcing engineers to spend money on additional courses, to make themselves employable as per industry standards. Arpitha, a Computer Science engineer […]

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Coconuts trash quarry, disposal plant lies underutilized

Coconut waste, which is classified as dry waste, continues to find its way in landfills along with other wet waste due to inadequate disposal plants. By Yashasvini Razdan The technology for proper disposal of coconut husks has still not managed to establish its roots in the city, even after five years of the launch of […]

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Nagavarapalya Road is an obstacle race track

Shopkeepers deny any encroachment, but commuters complain of traffic woes. Yashasvini Razdan Commuters face heavy traffic on the narrow Nagavarapalya Main Road due to makeshift sheds and extended shop areas by shopkeepers on that road. Sampada, a school teacher, leaves for work at 7.10 a.m. Her school starts at 8.00 am and in an ideal […]

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Lost the playground, fear losing the school

The students of Featherlite Pottery Town Government school, who have lost their playground to the Metro, risk losing their school. By Yashasvini Razdan The teachers and students of the Featherlite Government School are suffering from migraines and experiencing breathing problems due to the construction of an underground metro station on the school playground. The work […]

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