No wildlife surveys by State

Karnataka has over 31 critically endangered species. However, the Forest Department has done no endangered species’ surveys yet, and only has decadal surveys for overall flora and fauna. Karnataka Forest Department does not conduct any surveys regarding endangered wildlife in the state, as there is no law mandating it. Experts explain that biodiversity is not […]

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Bus Shortage: Double the number of BMTC buses needed

Insufficient number of buses in the city adds to the woes of the daily commuters. The city has only one bus for over 1900 people. Bengaluru does not have enough buses to accommodate its daily commuters. The number of buses in the city is insufficient and is causing problems for its commuters. The Bengaluru Metropolitan […]

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Vrishabhavathi River to be Cleaned by 2024

The Vrishabhavathi river has been the sewage stream of the city for years The Bangalore Water Supply and Sewage Board (BWSSB) has invested Rs 500 crores  fornew Sewage Treatment Plants(STPs) that will ensure that no sewage discharge flows into  the Vrishabhavathi river by 2024. Rajiv K.N, Project Manager, BWSSB said that four new STPs are […]

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Without permanent head, cases in KSCPCR pilling up

More than 1,200 cases are pending before the KSCPCR. The government is yet to elect the six members for the commission. Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) has been functioning without a chairman and its members for a few months. KSCPCR is an independent statutory body, which protects children and their rights […]

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Towing system at halt: haphazard parking continues

Halt in the towing system in Bangalore has led to haphazard parking and increase in the number of fines collected. New towing rules are yet to be implemented by the authorities. The halt in the towing system implemented in February this year has increased cases of disorganised parking. City Crime Records Bureau data show that […]

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Devagere roads dark and scary with few streetlights

Few streetlights are installed, and that too only in front of houses, leaving the connecting roads of Devagere in darkness. Fewer streetlights are causing inconvenience and raising safety concerns for the residents of Devagere. As the lights are installed only in front of the houses, the roads connecting Devagere to Nallakamba circle and Thagachaguppe are […]

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POCSO cases up again in Karnataka

 Karnataka has reported a 18.74 percent increase in the number of POCSO cases till July 2022 compared to the first seven months of 2021. Karnataka is witnessing an increase in the number of cases registered under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act-2012 for a second consecutive year. Data available on the Karnataka […]

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Leather products market still struggling to revive

The manufacturers had a massive shortage of primary products during the pandemic. The sales of leather products have still not reached the pre-pandemic level. The leather product manufacturers are still struggling to get back on their feet. A representative from Ashish Enterprises, a manufacturing unit based out of Hebbal said that they had a massive […]

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