Lack of SOPs make snake catching difficult

The absence of proper guidelines on catching snakes opens up the field for unprofessional snake catchers.  Bangalore: Many wildlife rescuers say that lack of awareness and absence of helpline numbers has led to an increase in the number of snakebite cases in Karnataka. Even though the World Health Organization recognizes snakebites as an important public […]

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Karnataka cuts PDS rations to a quarter, adds insult to injury with lockdown

BPL (Below Poverty Line) cardholders are only receiving a quarter of the rations from fair price shops compared to earlier in the year, as Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana runs its course. Bengaluru: Rathnamma was surprised when the clerk in her local PDS (Public distribution system) fair price shop charged a fraction of the […]

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