Ten years on, rag pickers still wait for identification

Ragpickers living near Vrishabhavathi River have not been recognized by BBMP yet. Bengaluru: Ragpickers living in tents near Vrishabhavathi River have lost hope in getting recognized by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP). Krishna, a rag picker, said that BBMP officials visited them, took pictures and videos pertaining to their problems. However, no help reached them. This […]

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Vegetable waste building its own road

For almost a year leftover vegetable waste has been fouling up the Kalasipalayam vegetable market area. Bengaluru: Rotten vegetable waste is not being cleaned up by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) for the past few months in front of the Motinagar slum next to the Kalasipalayam vegetable market. People from the slum have complained to […]

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Dog sterilization program falls behind

Dog sterilization and vaccination is still to meet the minimum target. Rajarajeshwari Nagar: Animal Birth Control (ABC) and Anti Rabies Vaccine (ARV) programmes has covered 12 percent of the total population of the dogs in Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone (RR Nagar zone), from when it started in September 2020. Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone has the highest number […]

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Bengaluru theatre festival goes digital

With the government issuing SOPs for seating,  Rangashankara theatre festival will stream plays online in the last week of October in its foyer area for a limited audience. Bengaluru: Rangashankara’s popular theatre festival is going online this year from October 27 to November 1. The festival will showcase works of six Shankar Nag Award recipients. […]

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On the hunt for the stolen treasures of India

Indian historians and archeologists across the globe are trying to recover Indian heritage stolen during colonial times. By Riya Sharma The Indian government’s formal request to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to return the 15th-century bronze idol of Saint Tirumankai Alvar has kindled fiery debates on cultural property among archaeologists and historians across the globe The 15th-century sculpture was […]

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B’luru: Hotel vandalized for no Kannada Signage

The manager of ‘The Capitol’ informed that the attack on hotel is the second onslaught in two weeks. Neetu Saini To assert the importance of Kannada on sign boards, an anonymous group of allegedly pro-Kannada activists dismantled the English sign board of ‘The Capitol’ hotel located on Raj Bhavan Road, near Cubbon Park on Sunday. […]

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Digital divide troubles UPI users in Karnataka

Despite the increasing popularity of digital transactions, rural Karnataka is crippled by poor digitization. Surbhi Shah A coconut seller in the city has an option for online payment but a restaurant in the countryside does not even have a machine to swipe credit cards. Nothing illustrates the rural-urban divide in digitisation better. “In cities, finding […]

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The plight of a comedian in a humour-less society

Very few stand-up comedians choose to be political, while others fear backlash from viewers for speaking against the government. By Nikita Arora A Facebook post of Kunal Kamra, a popular stand-up comedian, reads, “One day your landlady will ask you to vacate her house and look for another place because of your political opinion. And […]

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Jansevaka app fails as unawareness prevails

Jansevaka app—which provides doorstep delivery of government documents, proves inefficient for senior citizens and differently-abled people, as they remain oblivious of any such service. By Rhythima Agrawal Narsimaiyya, a 70-year old gathered his documents and placed them carefully in a bag. He reached the Kengeri government office only to wait in a long queue for […]

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