Construction workers protest for their rights

Workers allege that the Karnataka Construction Welfare Board is denying them welfare facilities. Construction workers are yet to be paid Rs. 3000 as promised by the government during the second lockdown, said Pratiban, Vice President of Construction Workers Federation of India (CWFI) at a protest at Mysore Road circle. “There were 24 lakh member recipients, […]

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As schools reopen, books are hard to find

Children of government schools in the villages of Ramanagara district are still waiting for their textbooks and notebooks. Students rejoice going back to school as classes for first to fifth grades resumed from Oct. 25, 2021. One thing that hinders their excitement for learning is —a shortage of notebooks and textbooks. “I am happy, I […]

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MIB gives Digital Media and OTT 15 days to comply

The new notice gives media houses and OTT platforms 15 days to comply with the Information Technology guidelines, deemed unconstitutional by experts. Bangalore: On  May 26, 2021, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) issued a notice to all ‘digital media publishers’, to comply, within 15 days, with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital […]

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Teachers not happy promoting students

Due to the closure of schools, online exams were conducted and students were promoted without learning anything in the previous academic year. Haryana: Students of first and second standards were given marks based on oral assessment through Shiksha Mitra’s contact numbers, while students of third, fourth, and fifth standards had to give online exams through […]

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Karnataka High Court returns online

Parakh Sinha|24th May 2021 High Court opens to virtual hearings exclusively after summer vacations, SOPs in place by the Registrar General to curtail COVID-19 spread in the judiciary. Bengaluru: Advocates will no longer be allowed to enter the Principal Bench of Karnataka High Court (Bangalore) complex, unless there is a specific order of the court […]

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Survey finds Delhites ill-prepared for natural disasters

The Bureau of Indian Standards had listed National Capital Territory (NCT) in seismic zone four which means that Delhi has a severe intensity of earthquakes.  Delhi: Saniya, a South Delhi resident, remembers the multiple earthquakes that occurred last year during the first lockdown. “I remember that I was watching a movie in my room and […]

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Toddler training continues, neighbours turn playschools

As playschools remain shut, neighbours provide pre-school services to children of working parents. Bangalore:  New playschools have opened up in colonies, by their own residents. They provide hyper local services to limited residents to ensure hygiene and safety of the toddlers.  While established playschools struggle to stay afloat in the pandemic, these new ventures are […]

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Customers turn in Rs 10 Coins; banks turn them back

Bank officials say that banks too many coins result in them exceeding their minimum balance. BENGALURU: Nagraj Yadav sits at his tea shack, looking despondently at the little cardboard box filled with Rs 10 coins, amounting to about Rs. 2000. He does not know what to do with them. Depositing them in a bank is […]

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