Crimes against senior citizens up 46% in Delhi

Delhi accounts for 22 percent of all crimes against senior citizens among 19 metro cities with a population of more than 2 million.  Delhi: The capital saw a surge in crimes against senior citizens in 2019 according to the Crimes in India 2019 report published by the National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB). The report said […]

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Unregulated Acid Sales Continue Despite Supreme Court Ban

Acid is available in various over-the-counter stores across Lucknow for as little as Rs. 200 with no regulations followed. Acid attack survivors aren’t happy.  Lucknow:  Acid remains easily attainable across the city despite strict regulations imposed by the Supreme Court. “We sell a bottle of acid for Rs. 200,” said Raj, owner of a small […]

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A woman faced domestic violence every hour during the lockdown

NCW received 3,814 cases of domestic violence during the lockdown. NGOs working on the ground fear that the worst might not be over yet. New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) received 3,814 domestic violence complaints between April 22 and August 30, 2020, an RTI inquiry has revealed.  In comparison, in 2019, NCW had […]

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Pipe-Laying work continues to be an inconvenience to Ismailabad residents

Despite many complaints, Ismailabad residents continue to face problems from the sewerage and water pipe laying work, being carried out by the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Haryana, since December 2019.  Kurukshetra: PHED pipe-laying work has been causing inconvenience to Ismailabad town residents ever since the work started in December last year. Kanta Rani, a […]

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Ban on PoP will hit hard: Idol makers

The district administration is keen to implement CPCB’s revised guidelines for idol immersion. Indore: Around 100 families of small scale sculptors, who are already suffering losses due to the pandemic, may be forced to live on the streets if the district administration’s plan to completely ban the use of Plaster of Paris (PoP) is enforced […]

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Cheaper media platforms encroach on cable territory

OTT platforms, free dish DTH services have attracted many people, leaving cable operators with very few customers.  Lucknow – Private cable operators in Uttar Pradesh said they faced a 10 to 12 percent downfall in their business. This happened because people have started moving towards Over-the-top (OTT) platforms and free dish after COVID-19 hit India. […]

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Rural auto drivers still reeling from lockdown effect

Auto drivers in Ramanagara district who mainly ferry passengers from villages to towns still haven’t recovered from the effects of lockdown. Despite Unlock 5.0 guidelines that have opened up the state, the closure of schools and colleges combined with factory workers and office goers shunning autos for private vehicles has made life difficult for auto drivers.

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CAG Report confirms the prevalence of child marriage in Karnataka

A CAG report shows that more than 100 ‘ineligible beneficiaries’ have received financial assistance under the ‘Bidaai’ scheme by the Government of Karnataka. By Jagriti Parakh A recent report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India shows that the Department of Minority Development of Karnataka has extended financial assistance of Rs. 50 lakhs (Rs. […]

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NISHTHA yet to spread its wings in Karnataka

Central Government’s scheme to train elementary level teachers not a huge success yet in Karnataka for lack of funds. By Aastha Oriel Karnataka is far from achieving its target of training 10,934 headmasters and 1.5lakh teachers under the National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Achievement (NISHTHA) program. According to M. Shivamadappa, Principal of […]

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