Shamshad Begum, awaiting the election

Shamshad Begum is contesting independently after being rejected by BJP. By Arghyadeep Dutta Shamshad Begum, who has supported Congress for the last 35 years, has changed her mind to compete in the Karnataka by-poll elections for MLA, being held on December 5. Now, She is contesting as an independent candidate from Shivajinagar constituency. “Since the […]

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BS-III buses still running on rural roads

NWKRTC fails to replace BS-III compliant buses in Northern Karnataka, passengers travel in poorly maintained buses. By Shivani Verma The North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) buses which run in Muddebihal Taluk, Bijapur district are Bharat Stage III (BS-III) compliant which cause more pollution and are in bad condition. “We have to travel everyday […]

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Mudhol Taluk drowning in drainage water

Due to poor drainage system in Mudhol taluk, people there struggle to avoid getting stuck in drainage water.  Even the municipal office is not spared during heavy rains. Vivek Madhu The drainage system of Mudhol becomes useless when the monsoon arrives.  The drainage water directly enters school and office premises once it starts raining. The […]

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Darkness surrounding black magic

Superstitions make people do things that they haven’t even dreamt of—thanks to black magic and witchcraft. Manasvi Gupta Witchcraft/ sorcery and human sacrifice crimes, registered under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 302, 303 and 307, have increased four-folds (till September) since last year, according to the Crime Statistics. Lakshya, a resident of Marathalli, whose […]

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Women’s education doesn’t assure income in Sagar

Lack of paid formal jobs for rural women educated up to secondary school level has lead to an increase in unemployment rates. Yashasvini Razdan Women in Sagar village, who have studied till the secondary school level and have skills suitable for non-agricultural, non-labour work are unemployed as there are very few paid, formal jobs available […]

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Far from the Sirwar crowd, Neglected and disavowed

Residents of distant villages in Sirwar complain of lack of public transport and apathy from the government.  By Niket Nishant “For a long time now, I have wanted to live in Tulajaram village of Sirwar taluk with my parents. But the lack of public transport here is deterring me,” says Mr. Panduranga, a resident of […]

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Bengaluru Blasters’ co-owner summoned by CCB

Bengaluru Police formed SIT to investigate match-fixing scandal in KPL By Arghyadeep Dutta In a recent update to Karnataka Premiere League match-fixing scandal, CCB summoned Bengaluru Blasters’ co-owner, Venkateshwara Rao, today along with the manager of Mysuru Warriors. He was spotted outside Central Crime Branch, Bengaluru, as confirmed by an investigation officer of CCB. There’s […]

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Going farther to study further

Lack of secondary school in Mudhol village compels the children to go to Yelburga for further studies. By Shubhangi Mathur Mudhol village in the Yelburga Taluk lacks  secondary schools .Children have to commute 8.5 kms to the Taluk school, if they wish to continue studying   after seventh standard. Imama Hussain, resident of Mudhol village, said […]

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