A Health Society for the Tribes and the poor

Swasthya Swaraj Society aims at making health and education a reality for the poorest and the unreached. By Surbhi Jain Bengaluru, Jan. 24, 2019. Started by Dr. Aquinas Edasserya at  St. John’s Hospital, Bengaluru, Swasthya Swaraj Society (SSS), is a secular non-profit organization, that is involved in setting up model community health programmes in tribal areas […]

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Electric Autos not Popular in Bangalore

Auto drivers should change their existing autos for either diesel four-stroke vehicles, or a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) model, of finally, electric autos, or e-autos. By Aiswarya Sriram Bangalore, Jan. 24, 2019 E-autos are not hitting the road even after their launch in 2017. The reason is that auto drivers are not ready to shift. […]

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Quality and Efficiency Needed for Animal Birth Control

Fall in the number of stray dog sterilization continues to impeach the quality of the programme By Saloni Arora Bengaluru, Jan. 24, 2019. Citizens for Animal Birth Control (CABC) activists have filed a petition demanding the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to strengthen their Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme, following a drop in numbers of […]

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Plastic is Banned but Food Still Packed with it.

Online food delivery services are using plastic to pack food despite the plastic ban in Bengaluru By Rohit Chatterjee Bengaluru, Jan. 24, 2019. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) imposed a ban on the use of plastic in 2016. The corporation mentioned that the use of plastic less than 40 microns which is not allowed. […]

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Lack of Citizen Participation may cost Bengaluru its rank

Lack of awareness among citizens regarding the Swacch Survekshan Survey is resulting in fewer votes being cast from the city and may cost the city to slip in the ranking. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has organized the Swachh Survekshan Survey which will rank cities on a seven-star rating system. The annual […]

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Children Getting Sexually Exploited in the Dark Web

According to a survey conducted by the National Centre of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), a United States based commission, around 2.4 million children online sexual abuse cases were reported in India last year, out of which 80 percent of them were girls under the age of 14. Justice Girish Chandra Gupta said that in June 2016, […]

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Several Cases of Tuberculosis Detected

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) conducted a 10-day Tuberculosis screening drive in Bangalore’ slums. The Karnataka Slum Development Board has prepared a micro-plan for a tuberculosis screening drive and suggested a few areas to BBMP in Bangalore city. Bangalore’s Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun has inaugurated the screening drive on Jan. 02 to continue until Jan. […]

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Increase in Sexual Harassment in Remote Areas

Instead of calling it sexual harassment, ‘eve-teasing’ is used to describe most scenarios of this traumatic experience. By Praveena Parthiban Bangalore, Jan. 23, 2019. There has been an increase in the number of incidents reported of sexual harassment of girls who walk on roads alone, particularly in the remote areas of Bangalore. According to the […]

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