HC to State Govt: Procure Decibel Meters by Dec 13

By Yamini Chincholi Bengaluru: State Government given orders by The High Court(HC) to procure decibel meters in the city by December 13. This was the second time such an order was issued by the court.  “We don’t understand why the state government has failed to acquire noise-assessing meters,” said the HC as it handed out the […]

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Overcrowded central prison overlooks medical care for inmates

The doctor-inmates ratio at Bangalore’s Central Prison is 1:1700. By Jagriti Parakh Bangalore’s Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara Jail, has only three general physicians and one psychiatrist for over 5,101 inmates, including nine children less than six years of age. Data provided by Karnataka Prisons and Correctional Services shows that the department has 24 vacant positions […]

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Minor tortured and thrown into water over scuffle

The case involved eight accused, six minors among them. Of the adults, one has been arrested and the other is absconding By Savyata Mishra Bengaluru: Police have arrested a man in relation to a harassment case where eight boys pushed a 14-year-old repeatedly into a lake. The incident occurred on November 10, after a minor […]

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Confinement outside the boundaries of Central Prison

2G/3G signal jammers disrupt telecom services for residents living around the prison. By Jagriti Parakh Thousands of people living in areas around the Parappana Agrahara Central Prison in Bengaluru are facing network-issues because of the signal jammers installed in the prison premises. Kanupriya, a resident of Parappana Agrahara, said, “I have a new mobile phone, […]

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In a fix for match-fixing

By Labani Mahanandy The Karnataka Premiere League players were forced for match-fixing as they were “honey-trapped”, says Bhaskar Rao, Commissioner of Police. One day after the Bangalore Police issued notice to both Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and Karnataka Premiere League (KPL) franchises, the seven suspected players confessed of being “honey-trapped” during the investigation. Bhaskar […]

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Closed Metro entry/exit gates, passengers grumble

Non-functional gates at metro stations leave no option for passengers but to take another way By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: Dysfunctional exit gates at  Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Railway station, Majestic, Mantri Square Sampige Road and Yeshwanthpur Metro Station continue to cause inconvenience to the commuters as they have to take another way.. “It is troublesome […]

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Baiyappanahalli coaching terminal: A series of unmatched deadlines

The deadline for construction of Baiyappanahalli Coaching Terminal has been bypassed, yet again – for third time since 2017. By Jagriti Parakh The construction of Bengaluru’s third coaching terminal at Baiyappanahalli is further delayed. The full-fledged terminal is now expected to begin operations by March 2020, the fourth deadline announced by South Western Railway (SWR) […]

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Conductor suspended for his misconduct

Conductor who allegedly pushed a girl out of KSRTC bus in Yelachenahalli suspended. Police officials said the accused will be arrested soon. By Vivek Kumar Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has suspended the bus-conductor who misbehaved with a 16-year-old girl, Chief Operating Manager J Anthony George informed. He said, “The information came from the […]

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Mental health still ignored in educational institutes

Three suicides in three months fail to draw the attention of Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK) authorities. Astha Oriel Although three suicides took place in the GKVK College campus University of Agricultural Sciences, over the past three months, the institution is yet to form a mental health committee.  Aarti, a first year student at the […]

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