Farmers in South Karnataka face cost discrimination

BKS raises issue of sugar price difference between zones. Farmers in South Karnataka want prices for their sugarcane produce to be on a par with prices in North Karnataka. At a press conference today, leaders of the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) raised the issue of transportation charges being deducted from the profits of farmers in […]

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Three more arrested in voter data theft case

Halasurugate Police station has arrested three more Chilume Trust Employees who were involved in the voter data theft case. The three arrested employees were produced before the court today at 4:00 p.m. Police inspector R. Jagadeesh said that he would demand an “eight to ten  day police custody for further investigation.” The detained were identified […]

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Congress taunts BJP of lip service

Congress accuses Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of leaving leather artisans jobless, cattle helpless, and citizens monitored Congress attacked BJP on grounds of damaging the leather and meat industry in the state leaving leather artisans jobless in a press conference today.They also accused the BJP government of forming a citizen surveillance government. Current Congress MLA Sharad […]

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Not enough teachers for POCSO Act implementation

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) had ordered all schools in Karnataka to start implementing the POCSO Act. The number of teachers in government schools is not enough to implement the Protection of Children against Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act. The Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) Plus report for 2021-2022 states that Karnataka has […]

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Three mediums for the new State Curriculum

State government will merge the NCERT and the State syllabus into one text book. The Karnataka government has chosen Urdu, Kannada and English as the three mediums for the new textbooks under the National Education Policy (NEP) 2022. Sri Prasanna Kumar M., Director of Public Instruction, Primary Education, said, , “The new book will be […]

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Teachers threaten shutting down schools

Government-aided institution teachers demand pension and medical benefits. Government-aided school and college teachers threaten shutting down of schools by boycotting teaching if there is no government response to the pension problem. Teachers are not able to meet basic necessities as they are not provided with any pension and medical benefits after retirement. Nijalingappa S., managing […]

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KSRTC e-buses travel can reach Madikeri in one charge

KSRTC is going to launch new intercity e-buses between Bangalore and six districts New intercity electric buses (e-buses) by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) can travel 250 to 270 Kilometers(km) after being charged once. From December, people can use e-buses to commute between Bengaluru and six districts in Karnataka. The distance between Bangalore […]

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Forensic vacancies lead to pending cases

The Forensic department of Karnataka has 482 vacancies out of the total 804 sanctioned posts. The high number of vacancies in the Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratories (DFSL), Karnataka is leading to a high number of pending forensic cases. This delay also causes a delay in the judicial proceedings of many cases. The former Chief […]

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PM Awas Yojna of no help to migrants in slums

Migrants living in the slums still wait for a concrete place to reside. Migrants living in the slums of Thubrahalli for years are still struggling to find a stable place to stay in. Although the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) assures economically weaker sections (EWS)and migrants a place to reside, people living in the slums […]

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