Chide our French but is Kannada compulsory?

The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) says that 159 schools in Bengaluru have not complied with the Kannada Language Learning Act of 2015 By Ishika Dangayach  Bengaluru: Despite repeated directions from the state government,   ICSE and CBSE board schools in Karnataka have not implemented Kannada as a compulsory subject in the form of their first or […]

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Turning a deaf ear to complaints

Karnataka fails to guarantee resolution of citizens’ grievances By Niket Nishant Bengaluru: The dismal state of grievance redressal mechanism in the country is plainly evident through Karnataka. More than half of the complaints received in the state over three years have been left unresolved. Data recently released by the Centre shows that 54.4 per cent […]

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City’s wait for Common Mobility Card not over yet

The common mobility card for metro and bus services which was supposed to be started by January 2020, is still on papers. By Batchu Rushali Bengaluru: Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) have failed to meet the deadline of January 1, 2020, to introduce a common mobility card for […]

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Transparency between consumers and eateries

With many state governments introducing the concept of open kitchens in restaurants, to maintain the required standard of hygiene and sanitation, the idea is not taking root in Karnataka, the state where the practice first started sixty years ago. By Riya Sharma Bangalore-based ‘Mavalli Tiffin Rooms’ introduced the practice of opening up of kitchens to […]

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Law enforcers living outside the law

Traffic personnel and policemen in Bengaluru have been spotted violating traffic rules– driving rashly without helmets and parking carelessly. Riya Sharma Even after the imposition of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, from September 1, with lakhs of rupees collected as hefty penalties by the traffic police, police and government officials are still seen violating […]

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Mothers of Maski rely on nurses and midwives

Taluk government hospital in Maski does not have gynaecologists, paediatricians and other qualified doctors. By Yumna Ahmed Nurses in the government hospital of Maski taluk in Raichur district of Karnataka have to deliver babies and look after the pregnant ladies who come there, as there are no gynaecologists in the hospital. It gets difficult when […]

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UPI – payments made easier or more fraudulent?

By Riya Sharma Bengaluru is leading the charge in one of the UPI-enabled frauds which are sweeping the nation. The rising use and familiarity of UPI payment apps such as GPay, PhonePe, Paytm, etc. are being used to mislead the average users to transfer money from their accounts to other bank accounts.  Several thefts of […]

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Nine-step methodology down the pothole

Even after BBMP’s orders asking engineers to follow a nine-step methodology for filling potholes, potholes are filled with construction debris without proper pressing. By Riya Sharma Bengaluru: Potholes on Harlur Road, Dinne Anjaneya Swamy Road and in areas of Kalyannagar, and HRBR layout have been patched shoddily without placing any traffic control devices or cutting […]

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Seller beware: online selling fraught with danger

If you are not sure how apps like Olx and Quikr work, you may fall prey to fraudsters and lose money. Vivek Madhu Online fraudsters are using online selling platforms like Olx and Quikr for stealing money from users, who are unaware of their intentions. The fraudsters take contact numbers of the users from these […]

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