Rs 10 coins: Found in banks not in pockets

Banks are filled with Rs 10 coins as customers want to exchange them for notes. Bengaluru: Bankers say that Rs. 10 coins do not get circulated because many traders and other commercial establishments do not accept them. This is despite ample minting and distribution of the coins. The Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India(SPMCIL) […]

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No baraats lead to no band bajas

Wedding bands struggle to survive the pandemic Covid-19 and the resultant lockdowns affected the livelihoods of Band Bajas (Wedding Bands) in the city. The pandemic has made their survival more difficult than before. Group leaders of wedding band services in Bengaluru said that the pandemic has made them bankrupt. Some band members said that they […]

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Laptops are so last year; it’s tabs now

The state government has replaced the free laptop scheme with the free tablet scheme. The free tablet PC scheme will replace the free laptop scheme for students studying in government colleges across the state. Due to budget constraints and cheaper tablets, the government will now be providing free tablets to students instead of laptops, said […]

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AIMRA Alleges Govt of Bias

The Karnataka All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) wrote  an open letter to the Karnataka Chief Minister requesting the state to stop the sales of non-essentials through foreign e-commerce websites, allegedging it is destroying local trade.   Bangalore: The All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) condemned what it called the “biased decision” of allowing e-commerce companies […]

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MIB gives Digital Media and OTT 15 days to comply

The new notice gives media houses and OTT platforms 15 days to comply with the Information Technology guidelines, deemed unconstitutional by experts. Bangalore: On  May 26, 2021, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) issued a notice to all ‘digital media publishers’, to comply, within 15 days, with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital […]

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Measures welcome, but not enough: trans community

The transgender community remains unsatisfied with government efforts to assist them, they say money is not enough for them to survive. Lucknow: Dhananjay Chauhan, a transwoman from Chandigarh said that their lives as transgender people have always been  challenging. They have been a discarded part of society, who have never been accepted or respected. “Most […]

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Over 1 crore vax doses available with states/UTs: Centre

States/UTs will receive another 48 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses within the next three days. Delhi: India’s states/UTs have substantial COVID-19 vaccine stocks available with them, said the ministry of health and family welfare. About 1,80,43,015 vaccine doses are still available with states/UTs to be administered to its populations, they said.  The press release mentions that […]

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Delhi government’s commission for OBC is MIA

A report found that the commission had not prepared any annual reports for the past 20 years. The Commission for Other Backward Classes (OBC) was found to be in “non-compliance” with the orders mandated by the finance department of the Delhi government, revealed a report tabled in March 2021 by the Delhi Legislative Assembly. The […]

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