CAG Report confirms the prevalence of child marriage in Karnataka

A CAG report shows that more than 100 ‘ineligible beneficiaries’ have received financial assistance under the ‘Bidaai’ scheme by the Government of Karnataka. By Jagriti Parakh A recent report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India shows that the Department of Minority Development of Karnataka has extended financial assistance of Rs. 50 lakhs (Rs. […]

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Teachers in RMSA schools go without salary

Teachers in high schools of Mudhol Taluk under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shikshya Abhiyaan (RMSA) scheme don’t get paid for months on end. Savyata Mishra “The situation is so that we don’t feel like government employees anymore,” said Mr Dombar, who teaches English to students in Soragaon village government high school that is under the (RMSA) […]

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Wear-and-tear: Bengaluru’s textile waste poses a threat

Unquantified amount of textile waste produced by the city ends up in landfills or is incinerated in the absence of proper recycling facilities By Savyata Mishra Bengaluru—the garment hub of India, is facing an unprecedented textile waste generation that is polluting the city’s water, soil, and air. According to the Indian Textile Journal (ITJ), every […]

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White-topping half done, roads congested

Reconstruction of concrete roads at a standstill after GOK’s probe By Arghyadeep Dutta The reconstruction of the 1.8-kilometre long Subedhar Chatram Road has been halted by the Government of Karnataka following multiple complaints about the misuse of funds in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the white-topping project. This has caused congestion on this road […]

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