Karnataka marine export performance down by 50 percent

The New Mangalore port is Karnataka’s only major and busiest port. The state has ten minor ports too.  There are plenty of fish in the sea, but no one to catch them. The pandemic drove most of the migrant labourers back to their home towns. Karnataka’s marine export industry is one of the industries affected […]

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Party promises: parties float welfare schemes ahead of elections

Political parties in the state are promising welfare schemes if elected to power. However, parties say their opponents are offering short term incentives and not long-term solutions. Cash transfer of Rs.2000 for housewives, 200 units of free electricity, free education. These are some of the promises made by political parties in the state to woo […]

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Opposition questions BJP’s upcoming women-friendly budget

The underutilization of Nirbhaya funds remains a big issue, says the opposition. In reaction to Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai’s declaration of the upcoming women-friendly budget, opposition parties have termed the move as a last-minute election gimmick to woo female voters. The CM announced that the government would be launching Stree Samarthya Yojane next month, aiming […]

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No gram nyayalayas in Karnataka, smaller courts fill up

People of rural Karnataka have no choice but to travel to courts in the city. The 15-year old Gram Nyayalaya Act remains on paper. There is not a single gram nyayalaya functioning in Karnataka.  Several notifications have been issued by the Supreme Court and the High Court of Karnataka to the state government to establish […]

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Freebies-free election for BJP

BJP is not looking to satisfy the election expectations of free electricity, water and so on, this election. With the Karnataka Assembly Election 2023 fast approaching, prominent political parties of the state are coming up with a set of freebies and promises in their election manifestos. All except  the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) where the […]

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Power transmission and distribution losses shrink in Karnataka

Karnataka’s AT and C losses have reduced to 14.4 percent from 16.4 percent last year. This year the aggregate loss of power has seen a dip in the right direction, downwards. The Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT and C) loss in 2019 was 16.40 percent, 15.5 percent in 2020, and 16.30 percent in 2021. Karnataka’s […]

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Karnataka’s Home Guards Department needs volunteers

There are 420 active units of home guards currently employed in Karnataka. Nearly 4,000 home guard posts, out of the sanctioned 30,000, are vacant in the state. Home guards assist the police department with security in many situations, mainly during elections. With the Karnataka Assembly elections set to be held before May, 2023; these vacancies […]

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Pilot review of Rapid Road missed earlier

BBMP had asked IISc to preview the technology, but did not pay. The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) said it did not receive the promised payment from Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) to review the ‘rapid road’ technology that was used on Old Madras Road. Associate professor at the Department of Civil Engineering at IISc, […]

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