Oblivious to new tech for the ‘neglected disease’

Despite the introduction of fourth generation ELISA test for HIV, only few blood banks in Bangalore have the newest kit. Astha Oriel Few years ago, a bollywood movie described the life of 10 people infected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). However, despite movies being made over the years to create awareness about HIV, the new […]

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Not-so-Efficient Ward Council Meetings

Ward Committee meetings in Bengaluru have turned into grievance forums and these grievances are not even registered. Yamini Chincholi A noisy, crowded room, people talking over each other, stacks of papers and files, the ward corporator nodding along to fresh concerns, and committee members presenting their seventh draft of the same complaint. Such are the […]

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Women-only lounges –not all that safe and comfy

BMTC’s women-only lounges which ensure the safety of women by debarring the entry of men at all times, fail to serve their purpose as women complain of a lack of security officials deployed to keep a check on these lounges. Nikita Arora It’s 9.00 PM and Sudeeksha Kouthsasa waits in the women-only bus-lounge at the […]

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Consumers slam retailers over carry bag charges

Survey conducted by The Softcopy’ shows that nine out of ten consumers in Bengaluru are against paying a price for the eco-friendly carry bags that are provided by the retail marts. Neetu Saini After standing in a zigzag queue for hours at a retail mart in Vijayanagar, eagerly waiting for her turn, when Seema finally […]

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Bio-toilets in trains choke passengers

Bio-toilets in trains going from Bengaluru City Railway Station to the south are in pathetic condition as they are clogged halfway through the journey. By Vivek Madhu Bengaluru: The South-Western Railways have continuously received complaints about the bad condition of bio-toilets in trains that connect Bangalore City Railway Station and the southern parts of the […]

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Glitches in the online attendance system

Real time attendance and biometric attendance system, implemented in June 2016 suffers from a technical glitch.   By Swati Ekka Bangalore:  The State government has failed to fix the technical difficulties plaguing Students Achievement tracking System (SATS KARNATAKA), which was implemented to monitor the attendance of the government school teachers and overall performance of the students. […]

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Two years of SHe-Box, women still oblivious

Only 192 complaints have been filed in 2019, all over India via the SHe-Box Portal. By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: The number of sexual harassment complaints by  women in public/private organizations through SHe-Box (Sexual Harassment electronic-Box) stands at 513. The Ministry of Women and Child Development data states that only 203 cases have been disposed off […]

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