Govt. services fail to serve SC/ST community in Siddapur Taluk

Caste discrimination is a major roadblock in the way of government services reaching the SC/ST community in Siddapur Taluk, Karnataka. Bangalore, April, 8, 2018: People belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities in Siddapur Taluk, Karnataka say they are denied access to housing and LPG schemes due to caste discrimination that […]

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Basket weavers in a fix as plastic trumps bamboo

Traditional basket weavers of Honnali have been suffering losses due to the increasing use of cheaper, plastic baskets Bangalore, April 09, 2018: A traditional basket weaving community in Honnali, Karnataka is facing losses and seeing their art form dying out because of the increasing popularity of cheaper, more durable plastic made baskets. Ajay Medar, 44, […]

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Lingayat tag is ‘vote bank politics’: Shobha Karandlaje

The BJP MLA says the CM is dividing the society. The state government’s decision has stirred up a hornet’s nest. The State Government’s recommendation to the Centre that religious minority status be granted to Lingayat and Veerashaiva communities has triggered strong reactions various political parties in the state. The Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) has accused the […]

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Prithvi Reddy to take on KJ George as AAP announce candidate list

This is the first time the party will be contesting elections in Karnataka. Bangalore, 20 March 2018: The Aam Aadmi Party’s announcement of candidates for upcoming Karnataka elections sees state convenor Prithvi Reddy take on Congress’ KJ George from Sarvagnanagar. The party, which is in power in Delhi, released 18 names in their first candidature […]

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K’taka trekking operations disrupted

The recent forest fire in Theni, TN has put a dampener on the Bangalore Mountaineering Club (BMC)’s operations. Bangalore, 13th March 2018: The recent Karnataka ban on trekking, which came after the Theni forest fire in Tamil Nadu has resulted in Bangalore Mountaineering Club (BMC) to cancel a number of their treks. Clement Dominic, Operations […]

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Hotel business in Shiggaon slumps after highway liquor ban

Hotels in Shiggaon taluk of Haveri district have sustained heavy losses due to the liquor ban on state and national highways. Bangalore, March 1, 2018: The ban of liquor stores 500 metres off state and national highways has caused heavy losses to hotels in Shiggaon Taluk. B.Raidu, the Manager of Garuda, the biggest hotel in […]

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Karnataka’s palliative care policy understaffed and underfunded

The palliative care cell opened in Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology is currently running on an ad-hoc budget. Bangalore, March 1, 2018: The palliative care policy of Karnataka which was introduced in August, 2016 is yet to deliver on its promise. Karnataka is third after Maharashtra and Kerala to have a palliative care policy. The […]

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“Nirmal Gram Puraskar” awarded to five village Panchayats in Honnali

Five village panchayats in Honnali taluk received Nirmal Gram Puraskar (award) for 100 per cent sanitation. The villages that won the award are—Kundur, Chilur, Sunkadakatte, Malligenahalli, and Kunkova. The Government of India had launched Nirmal Gram Puraskar in October 2003. The puraskar is an incentive to promote the Total Sanitation Campaign. The main objective of Nirmal Gram Puraskar is to […]

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People of Honnali Taluk ignorant about important government schemes

Farmers in the taluk have no idea of usage of new pesticides, etc. Bangalore, November 21, 2017:Villagers in Honnali Taluk are unaware about various government schemes and new information circulated by the government. The villagers said that all the important news doesn’t reach them and they have to go to the gram panchayath to enquire. […]

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