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Quizzers say online leagues have helped them balance time between their work and quizzes. Bengaluru: Former quizzers who had stopped attending quizzes due to professional commitments years ago, are beginning their second innings in the mind sport, all thanks to online quizzes with an Indian Premier League-like league format. Organizers say that online leagues such […]

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ART bill not queer friendly

The opposition claims that the recently passed bill in the Lok Sabha is discriminatory for LGBTQIA+ community and single men seeking fatherhood. Queer activists say that the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Regulation Bill is not only discriminatory but also homophobic in nature. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister says that the contradiction in two existing laws […]

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Odisha, Andhra brace for Cyclone Jawad

Wind speed could reach up to 100 km/hour when the cyclone makes landfall. Bengaluru: Sixty-four rescue teams have been deployed across Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal which are likely to be hit by cyclone Jawad by tomorrow morning, said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Awareness programs are being conducted at the coastal areas though […]

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Retail smart phone sellers can’t get a piece of the sale

Smartphone sales in India are at a peak, but retailers face the heat of e-commerce. Even though the overall sales of smart phones are at an all-time high, retail store owners have seen a drop in sales throughout India. Harsh Vardan, purchase manager of a mobile retail store which has more than 200 stores across […]

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Construction workers protest for their rights

Workers allege that the Karnataka Construction Welfare Board is denying them welfare facilities. Construction workers are yet to be paid Rs. 3000 as promised by the government during the second lockdown, said Pratiban, Vice President of Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) at a protest at Mysore Road circle. “There were 24 lakh member recipients, […]

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Two cases of Omicron variant detected in Karnataka

Two cases of Omicron variant have been detected in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry. Both cases have been detected in Karnataka, according to Joint Secretary of the Union Home Ministry Lav Agarwal. The cases reported were of two males aged 66 and 46.No serious symptoms have been observed in any Omicron variant case […]

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Gender parity: Indian women far behind

Engagement of urban women has seen a rise but has declined in low-skilled and industrial sectors. India moves forward in celebrating women entrepreneurs and in the working sector however, the society still remains far from being unbiased on gender basis especially. We continue to have the lowest-female participation rate in the workforce. Deepti Sudhindra, owner […]

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More women cyber bullied: report

Due to cyberbullying, women are affected in both a social and emotional way. The National Crime Bureau (NCRB) report 2020 states that the frequency of women facing cyber-bullying has risen from 27,248 cases in 2018 to 50,035 cases in the year 2020—an 83 percent rise.  These cases involve blackmailing, defamation, morphing, fake profiles, and transmitting or […]

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Govt must meet farmers’ primary demands: Mollah

In an exclusive interview with the Softcopy, the AIKS general secretary explains the rationale behind continuing protests and insists that the farmers want to go home. Bengaluru: Farmers will withdraw from the Singhu border if the government gave written assurance that they would accept the primary demands of Samyukta Kisan Morcha, said Hannan Mollah, general […]

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Online harassment creeps into work from home

Many cases go unreported as the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) continues to exist only on paper in a lot of firms and lacks functionality experts said. Workplace sexual harassment cases have risen despite the shutdown of office spaces for 20 months now. Officials say it shifted to digital mediums—video meetings, lewd texts, and phone calls at […]

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