Universities yet to empower women to reach UN goals

UGC-recommended women study centers are few in number in Karnataka universities and the state is still lagging behind in its performance in gender equality. Most universities in Karnataka do not have women study centers despite University Grants Commission (UGC) recommending that universities to build them to help achieve United Nations Sustainable Goal  (SDG) 5 for […]

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‘Taking power of Lokayukta is unsustainable’: Lokayukta Justice P. Vishwanath Shetty

Protests at Maurya Circle by Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS) party. The Karnataka Rashtra Samithi (KRS) party workers demand scrapping of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and restoring powers of Lokayukta. “Taking the powers of Lokayukta is totally wrong and unsustainable,” said the incumbent Justice P. Vishwanath Shetty, Lokayukta Karnataka at a protest organized by KRS at Maurya […]

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70th All India Police Hockey Championships kicks-off at Bengaluru

Karnataka hosted the tournament after eight years. This is the fourth time Karnatakais hosting the tournament. Karnataka state Police kicked-off the 70th All India Police Hockey Championship at the Field Marshal KM Cariappa Hockey Stadium. This is the fourth time after 2013 that Karnataka state police is hosting the championship. CRPF Jalandhar beat Chandigarh by […]

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Filmmaker moves to Congress, quits JDS

 Kolar M.L.C., filmmaker and producer. C.R. Manohar joins Congress. Kolar Member of the Legislative Council (M.L.C.) Dr. CR Manohar  joined the Congress party this morning.Kolar M.L.C. had quit Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S) two days ago. Addressing the press conference at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office, DK Shivakumar, president of KPCC said that this […]

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Parents unhappy over engineering fee hike

Aside from Rs.10, 000 added as other fees, engineering colleges charge Rs.5,500 as a development fee. Students and parents are upset with this sudden notification issued by the engineering colleges to pay more than Rs. 10,000 for the academic year 2021-2022. Brother of an engineering aspirant said, “The college increased the amount to Rs. 10, […]

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High fares, higher expenses, highest inconvenience

Auto drivers are concerned that the increased fares will not help them in anyway and they will lose their customers. Auto drivers say that rather than increasing fares, reduction in gas prices would help them better as 30 percent of their daily earnings are spent on fuel. The new rule stated that the basic fare […]

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A bitter existence for sugarcane farmers

Even though India is the second-largest exporter of sugarcane in the world, the sugar mills owe Rs. 15,683 crores to the farmers, across the nation to date.   Sugarcane farmers across the state plan to continue their agitation until the government accepts their demands, said Kurubur Shanthakumar, President of the Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers’ Association, and […]

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