Opposition questions BJP’s upcoming women-friendly budget

The underutilization of Nirbhaya funds remains a big issue, says the opposition. In reaction to Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai’s declaration of the upcoming women-friendly budget, opposition parties have termed the move as a last-minute election gimmick to woo female voters. The CM announced that the government would be launching Stree Samarthya Yojane next month, aiming […]

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Road accident cases remain high in the state

Karnataka has the third highest number of road accident cases across the nation; hit and run cases constitute half of such cases in Bangalore. Karnataka recorded 34,647 road accident cases in 2021, the third highest across the nation. Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh stood first and second respectively. Raja Laxmi, a 33-year-old dance teacher lost […]

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Skill India placement rate remains low in the state

Only 32 percent of the trained individuals have been placed till now; quality of skills imparted remains a challenge. The placement rate under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), a scheme under Skill India Mission, stood at 32 percent in Karnataka, lower than the national average of 43 percent. According to an official from […]

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Opposition slams BJP over Wilson Garden Naga row

BJP spokesperson says everyone deserves a chance to reform. Opposition parties have said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to intimidate voters by using muscle power in the upcoming elections after a history sheeter Wilson Garden Naga was seen at Minister of Housing and Infrastructure Development, V Somanna’s residence. Aam Aadmi Party’s […]

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Big promises for women in upcoming elections

Women empowerment is a major part of parties’ strategies for assembly elections next year. Bengaluru: Major parties contesting the legislative elections next year have started chalking out women-friendly strategies which they will implement if elected to power, say party members. The state is ready for elections in May next year for all its 224 constituencies. […]

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SELF DEFENCE CLASSES NOT A PRIORITY FOR COLLEGES

Women say it’s the need of the hour; professors say it’s not part of the syllabus. Students in educational institutions want self-defence classes to be conducted regularly, but universities and colleges are yet to act on the directive of the Ministry of Education. A recent survey by the Ministry of Education showed that half the […]

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Self Defense Classes not a priority for colleges

Women say it’s the need of the hour; professors say it’s not part of the syllabus. Students in educational institutions want self-defence classes to be conducted regularly, but universities and colleges are yet to act on the directive of the Ministry of Education. A recent survey by the Ministry of Education showed that half the […]

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EV charging stations on highways soon

The rollout of 140 stations will be delayed by two months which were supposed to be installed by January. BESCOM (Bangalore Electricity Supply company Limited is planning to set up Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at toll plazas from Bangalore to Belgaum in the coming year. BESCOM is already in talks with the National Highway […]

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Online platforms give recognition to local authors

Panelists at Asia Pacific Literature Fest discussed how the online platforms have helped local authors. Online mediums have revolutionized the book industry and are giving recognition to young writers, publishers said at the inaugural Asia Pacific Literature Fest, which was hosted at the Alliance University on Monday. Book sales account for 10 percent of Amazon’s […]

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