Bangalore: Individual water meters to the rescue

Experts say that holding people accountable for the amount of water they use and making  them pay for it can be an effective tool in controlling superfluous use of water. The water crisis in Bangalore has prompted residential societies in the city to seek options that help in checking the superfluous use of water. Several […]

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DULT to create Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority in April

 Delay in approval of drafted rules highlight the need for integrated transport planning The Bengaluru Metropolitan Land Transport Authority (BMLTA) bill, passed in December 2022, will be implemented in April 2024. Citizens had been advocating for the creation of BMLTA which is expected to address the city’s traffic congestion and disorganized public transport management. Netravati […]

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Analytical engine weaves to take over jacquard prints

Jacquard punching cards are being replaced by the computer designed analytical engine weaves.  The textile industry is seeing a significant shift as the timeless art of jacquard brocade print on cardboard, designed by the skilled artisans,  is being replaced by the computer-designed analytical engine weaves, said  Viraj, a fashion designing professor visiting the Weaving Lights […]

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Scams delay pensions for anganwadi workers, hindering timely payments

Many anganwadi workers in Karnataka face challenges such as no pension and delayed honorarium. Officials attribute these issues to scams involving CDPOs embezzling funds and challenges in renewing the NPS portal. Nagarathnamma, retired for eight years, lives alone. Bereaved of husband and brother, abandoned by children, she cautiously manages savings and pension to avoid financial […]

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