Stray cows left at the mercy of the private Gaushalas

By Pradnya Desai Dearth of funds leave private goushalas across Bangalore grappling to serve the bovine without compromising on the quality of their living condition.  Geeta, who helps with the Akhila Karnataka Prani Daya Sangha Goushala said, “We have about a thousand cattle and would love to house them but can’t take more due to […]

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CPRI workshop to reduce the transformers failure rate

Distribution Transformer’s rate of failure in India is around 15 to 20 per cent By Arghyadeep Dutta Central Power Research Institute organised a workshop to help manufacturers of distribution transformers to reduce the failure rate through effective cooling and proper maintenance. The rate of failure of the Distribution Transformer in India is in the range […]

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Untimely delivery of the Sakala Scheme

Sakala Scheme, which guarantees timely delivery of services of all kinds, has failed to adhere to its deadlines. While Janasevaka—a wing of Sakala Scheme —  , is far from being implemented.   Pradnya Desai Bangalore stands lowest in Sakala Scheme implementation, according to the annual report by Karnataka Sakala 2017-2018. Although lately, initiatives are being […]

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Confinement outside the boundaries of Central Prison

2G/3G signal jammers disrupt telecom services for residents living around the prison. By Jagriti Parakh Thousands of people living in areas around the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru are facing network-issues because of the signal jammers installed in the prison premises. Kanupriya, a resident of Parappana Agrahara, said, “I have a new mobile phone, […]

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Darkness surrounding black magic

Superstitions make people do things that they haven’t even dreamt of—thanks to black magic and witchcraft. Manasvi Gupta Witchcraft/ sorcery and human sacrifice crimes, registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 302, 303 and 307, have increased four-folds (till September) since last year, according to the Crime Statistics. Lakshya, a resident of Marathalli, whose […]

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Law enforcers living outside the law

Traffic personnel and policemen in Bengaluru have been spotted violating traffic rules– driving rashly without helmets and parking carelessly. Riya Sharma Even after the imposition of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, from September 1, with lakhs of rupees collected as hefty penalties by the traffic police, police and government officials are still seen violating […]

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Banned plastic water-bottles seen in government events

Government bodies fail to adopt the new change on the water bottles Apoorva GS Despite the warnings issued by  the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to deter the use of single-use plastic, plastic water bottles can be seen in the press meets and BBMP events. BBMP implemented the ban on single-use plastic in August 2019. […]

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Three drug peddlers arrested in Bangalore

Two of the drug peddlers are from South Sudan;  arrested with 1.15 kg canabbis. Yumna Ahmed K.G Halli police station arrested three drug peddlers on Tuesday morning, among them two were from South Sudan. People arrested in drug peddling case have been sent to Central Jail, Bangalore for illegally peddling drugs. The investigation is still […]

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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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