FMGC distributors bear the brunt of unequal discounts

Distressed over the growing popularity of online retailers’ sale offers, the Karnataka State FMGC (Fast-moving consumer goods) distributors’ Association resort to protest on February 28, near Freedom Park. By Neetu Saini As the clock ticks noon, GN Chaudhary, a cosmetic product distributor sits on the counter waiting for his first customer to make his “Bouni.”  […]

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City swings to the film festival’s tunes

Bengalureans have been waiting eagerly for the Bangalore International Film Festival (BIFFES). This year, it is also going green with almost zero plastic usage and an interesting theme of music to bind the festival together. Playback singer Sonu Nigam will perform at the inauguration following the theme. By Sanchari Ghatak February 25, 2020 The 12th […]

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Aeromodelling no longer belongs in deep pockets

Technically-oriented adrenaline junkies can now afford aero-modeling as a hobby, with countless workshops cropping up in Bengaluru round the year. By Jagriti Parakh Bright colored paper planes and hand gliders flew from one corner to another, some even collided and crashed. The young pilots stood there, with their heads up high and eyes gleaming—they had […]

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No warning signs on cigarette packs; a visual treat for smokers

Smokers and sellers take surprisingly bold risks by trading illegal cigarettes in the city. By Apoorva GS You take a pack of cigarettes, you look at the pictorial health warning, you roll it over and you see the same warning again. With utter disgust, you pick one cigarette and you keep the pack away from […]

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City government schools lack standard safety facilities

Security in government schools of Bengaluru has been neglected since long. By Swati Ekka  Bengaluru: The government has failed to provide the basic safety facilities in government schools in the city. Many government schools lack fire alarms, ‘School Ahead’ safety sign boards, watchman to control the traffic and CCTV cameras. NIMHANS School Safety Appraisal revealed […]

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Chide our French but is Kannada compulsory?

The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) says that 159 schools in Bengaluru have not complied with the Kannada Language Learning Act of 2015 By Ishika Dangayach  Bengaluru: Despite repeated directions from the state government,   ICSE and CBSE board schools in Karnataka have not implemented Kannada as a compulsory subject in the form of their first or […]

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City police stations lack surveillance

Despite Supreme Court’s order to install CCTV cameras in police stations, 155 Bangalore police stations are yet to implement it  By Yumna Ahmed Bengaluru: A survey conducted by The Softcopy discovered that a large number of city police stations lack CCTVs in working condition. The Supreme Court of India ordered all police stations to install […]

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