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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Covid-19: Teachers turn daily wage labourers

Due to no payments of salaries, rural private school teachers are forced to shift to MGNREGA work. Bangalore: Latha C.S, 32-year-old kindergarten teacher in a private school is now working in the sun, rejuvenating lakes, about two kilometers from her school, in Mandya, under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA). “I did […]

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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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Some families cannot afford online education

Only 45 percent of primary school students are able to join educational apps for online study. Kurukshetra:  Educational apps launched by the state government are not helping primary education of children from families with low-income.  Data by Statista Digital Market Outlook shows that currently in India, around 51 percent of the total population has access […]

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Pipe-Laying work continues to be an inconvenience to Ismailabad residents

Despite many complaints, Ismailabad residents continue to face problems from the sewerage and water pipe laying work, being carried out by the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED), Haryana, since December 2019.  Kurukshetra: PHED pipe-laying work has been causing inconvenience to Ismailabad town residents ever since the work started in December last year. Kanta Rani, a […]

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