Congress taunts BJP of lip service

Congress accuses Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of leaving leather artisans jobless, cattle helpless, and citizens monitored Congress attacked BJP on grounds of damaging the leather and meat industry in the state leaving leather artisans jobless in a press conference today.They also accused the BJP government of forming a citizen surveillance government. Current Congress MLA Sharad […]

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Not enough teachers for POCSO Act implementation

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) had ordered all schools in Karnataka to start implementing the POCSO Act. The number of teachers in government schools is not enough to implement the Protection of Children against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. The Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) Plus report for 2021-2022 states that Karnataka has […]

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Most people with Marathi roots favour Karnataka in the border-dispute

The ongoing Karnataka-Maharashtra border dispute sees tightening of police security at the borders of the two states. The Marathi speaking community of Karnataka are not ready to merge with Maharashtra, yet, “My mother tongue is Marathi but I am loyal to Karnataka,” said chairperson of Karnataka Maratha Communities Development Corporation Ltd (KMCDC), Dr M G […]

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Self Defense Classes not a priority for colleges

Women say it’s the need of the hour; professors say it’s not part of the syllabus. Students in educational institutions want self-defence classes to be conducted regularly, but universities and colleges are yet to act on the directive of the Ministry of Education. A recent survey by the Ministry of Education showed that half the […]

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Teachers threaten shutting down schools

Government-aided institution teachers demand pension and medical benefits. Government-aided school and college teachers threaten shutting down of schools by boycotting teaching if there is no government response to the pension problem. Teachers are not able to meet basic necessities as they are not provided with any pension and medical benefits after retirement. Nijalingappa S., managing […]

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Number of yatris reduce as Pancharatna Yatra travels across the state

The crowd size varies at each district as the yatra aims to cover 106 taluks. The Pancharatna Yatra started by the Janta Dal (Secular) party saw the participation of over 1 lakh people in Mulbagal, Kolar according to Kolar police. The yatra is now in Devanahalli, where only 750 people have turned up according to […]

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Farmers demand increase in loan repayment time

Low CIBIL score makes it difficult for sugarcane farmers to get agriculture loans. Sugarcane Farmers in Karnataka are demanding an increase in the loan repayment term from one year to 16 months and to not consider the Credit Information Bureau India Limited (CIBIL) score while granting them loans. The Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers Association has […]

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KSRTC e-buses travel can reach Madikeri in one charge

KSRTC is going to launch new intercity e-buses between Bangalore and six districts New intercity electric buses (e-buses) by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) can travel 250 to 270 Kilometers(km) after being charged once. From December, people can use e-buses to commute between Bengaluru and six districts in Karnataka. The distance between Bangalore […]

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