Universities across Karnataka still inaccessible for disabled students

While some universities provide suitable access to facilities for disabled students, many still lack disabled-friendly infrastructure. Bengaluru: Many universities across Karnataka are far from accessible to Persons with Disability (PWD), despite the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines and rules and guidelines created under the Rights of Person with Disability Act.  A study done in 2019 shows the lack of access to […]

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Pandemic drives small-scale industries into financial losses

Small scale industries in Peenya have incurred financial losses due to the lockdown and are now reeling from its effects.  Bengaluru: Small-scale industries in the Peenya Industrial area have suffered financial losses due to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown. TC Joseph, proprietor of Pneudraulics said, “In June and July the profit was only 50 percent […]

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High salinity in groundwater proving costly for residents

Sewage and industrial waste flowing into Vrishabhavathi in the city is haunting the villagers near Bidadi. Clogged plumbing, ruined water heaters add to the woes of health problems such as skin rashes and hair fall. Ramanagara: High saline and mineral content in groundwater is clogging plumbing and harming household appliances such as solar water heaters […]

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Bengaluru theatre festival goes digital

With the government issuing SOPs for seating,  Rangashankara theatre festival will stream plays online in the last week of October in its foyer area for a limited audience. Bengaluru: Rangashankara’s popular theatre festival is going online this year from October 27 to November 1. The festival will showcase works of six Shankar Nag Award recipients. […]

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Digital divide troubles UPI users in Karnataka

Despite the increasing popularity of digital transactions, rural Karnataka is crippled by poor digitization. Surbhi Shah A coconut seller in the city has an option for online payment but a restaurant in the countryside does not even have a machine to swipe credit cards. Nothing illustrates the rural-urban divide in digitisation better. “In cities, finding […]

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What’s in town for Women’s Day 2020

By Labani Mahanandy IWD-women Achievers Award 2020 When: March 8 Where: Ravindra Kala Nominations What to Expect: An award ceremony for the invited guests. This event is to honour the women souls of Bangalore that have contributed to the society. Five to six Facebook groups like ‘Naari Shakti’, ‘Kannada Ammadiru’ came together to organise this […]

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Home kitchens for women; hotel kitchens not

Equal Opportunity Employer hotels have left out women, as Bangalore hotels record 91 percent male chefs in their kitchens. By Yamini Chincholi The sexism that associates women with cooking is trenchantly challenged by the glaring gender disparity in hotel kitchens of Bangalore. Based on Article 15 and 16, an anti-discriminatory policy was drafted in 2015 […]

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Police foil escape attempt by murder accused

DJ Halli police fired at rowdy-sheeter and murder accused Younis, earlier today. By Apoorva GS, Bengaluru: Younis Bhatti Ahmad—arrested in the murder of rowdy sheeter Amjad two days ago, has been hospitalized after being shot by the police this morning. Earlier today, police officials took the accused Younis to the spot where Amjad was murdered […]

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No fire safety for Bangalore’s bars

Even after accidents and warnings, situation unchanged in the city. By Bibek Baidya | Bangalore    Many low-rise buildings, liquor outlets, bars and pubs in the city are still not equipped with fire safety measures, in spite of the many accidents that have occurred. The Indian National Building Code, 2016, says that buildings should have fire […]

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