It’s raining comedians! After Faruqui, it’s Kamra

Amidst controversies, another comedian’s show has been cancelled in the city. Bengaluru: Several contradictory claims have surfaced as to why Kunal Kamra’s shows have been canceled in the city. “It has been canceled for two reasons. Firstly, we didn’t get special permissions to seat 45 people in the venue that can seat more. Secondly, threats […]

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Devoid of funds, shelter homes risk closure

As many as 58 NGOs across Karnataka have not received funds from the government for more than two years. Several non-government organizations (NGOs) in Karnataka are struggling due to lack of funds from the government under the Swadhar Greh scheme. These shelter homes, housing several rescued women and children, are at the risk of shutting down. For the […]

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Looking beyond the ‘successful’ PMAY in Gangavathi

Construction of  houses for nearly 25 percent beneficiaries under the PMAY-G scheme has been stalled indefinitely. Ritam Chatterjee Construction of 210 out of 869 houses for the shortlisted beneficiaries in Gangavathi taluk under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G) scheme has not commenced yet, as per the data released by the Rajiv Gandhi […]

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Is Citizen Journalism the Future?

Citizen Journalism platforms like Youth Ki Aawaz and Citizen Matters are changing the course of journalism in India today Platforms like the ‘Youth Ki Aawaz’, which report on LGBTQ issues, politics and pop culture and ‘Citizen Matters’ are changing the way we consume news today and are coming out as a viable option. “Citizen Journalism […]

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National Health Mission Does not Offer Peritoneal Dialysis

The Program struggles in covering peritoneal dialysis for its patients. Bengaluru, Sept. 11, 2018: The National Health Mission rolled out a dialysis program for the poor in 2016 known as the ‘The Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis Program’ which covers only one kind of dialysis that is Haemodialysis (HD) and not Peritoneal dialysis (PD) because it is […]

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