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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FMGC distributors bear the brunt of unequal discounts

Distressed over the growing popularity of online retailers’ sale offers, the Karnataka State FMGC (Fast-moving consumer goods) distributors’ Association resort to protest on February 28, near Freedom Park. By Neetu Saini As the clock ticks noon, GN Chaudhary, a cosmetic product distributor sits on the counter waiting for his first customer to make his “Bouni.”  […]

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City swings to the film festival’s tunes

Bengalureans have been waiting eagerly for the Bangalore International Film Festival (BIFFES). This year, it is also going green with almost zero plastic usage and an interesting theme of music to bind the festival together. Playback singer Sonu Nigam will perform at the inauguration following the theme. By Sanchari Ghatak February 25, 2020 The 12th […]

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