Hundreds Left Homeless in a Demolition Drive

Of the thousand room huntments, near about 400 are in ruins. Bengaluru, Aug. 23, 2018: On the morning of Aug. 18, some 400 families were rendered homeless when the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) demolished a part of the hutments on Kariamma Agrahara road in Bellandur. According to the Zonal Assistant Engineer Prakash, the demolition […]

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Jairam Ramesh hits out at Forest Rights Act

The former Union Minister praised the NGT for its work and asked for its autonomy from the government. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh criticized the current Forest Rights Act, and blamed his party’s government in Karnataka for the sand mining issue. Speaking on the ‘New draft forest policy and deteriorating state […]

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City joins protests against rape

Angry students, social activists and organizations took to the streets of Bangalore to protest against the inactivity of police and the government in the Unnao and Kathua cases. Bangalore, April 13, 2018: At least 150 furious protesters gathered at the Mysore Bank Circle in Bangalore to protest the government’s failure to provide justice to the […]

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Agricultural encroachment a major threat to K’taka forests

A CAG report shows a net increase of 29 per cent in the encroached forest land.  Bangalore, April 13, 2018: Karnataka is a land of contrasts. And a Comptroller and Auditor General report proves it. Despite boasting of the second highest growth in forest cover in all states of the country in the latest India State of Forest Report, the state forests are also facing increased encroachment […]

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Twitter rages, as angry Tamil Nadu takes to the streets

Picture Courtesy: S Vicky, Puthiya Thalaimurai Protests broke out in parts of Chennai following the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the city Bangalore, March 12, 2018: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a visit to Chennai, was welcomed with black balloons and black flags asking him to go back following the Central […]

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Airport road toll: NHAI sees 30 % drop in revenue

People choose alternative roads instead. Bangalore, April 12, 2018: The increase in toll prices on airport road, National Highway 7, has resulted in people taking alternative roads like through K.R Puram and Baglur, resulting in a decrease in  NHAI’s revenue by 30 percent. Y.V Prasad, General Manager at the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), […]

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Kannadigas wear their language on their sleeves; quite literally

With more and more Bangaloreans buying t-shirts printed with catch phrases in Kannada, their sales are steadily rising. Bangalore, March 22, 2018: Startups manufacturing t-shirts with quirky Kannada phrases, movie dialogues or idioms have seen a surge in sales as more people are buying into the trend. “Our unique concept has picked up really well among […]

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Data reveals poor access to Neonatal Healthcare in the state

Only 8.2 per cent of newborn babies in Karnataka have access to healthcare at the neonatal stage reveals NFHS-4 data Bangalore, March 8, 2018: The National Family Health Survey has revealed that in Karnataka only 8.2 per cent children get access to neonatal healthcare. The data has been collected from both the urban and rural areas of the […]

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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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BBMP invites tenders for desilting storm water drains

The Urban Development Minister spoke about the storm water drain work done on Double Road. Bangalore, 20 March, 2018: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Pallike(BBMP) has invited tenders for desilting upto 239 km of Storm Water Drains that would cost the municipality Rs 42 crore. “The process will take another 15 days or so and by April 15, […]

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