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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Covid fear keeps ILI patients out of hospital

The number of ILI patients in Rajeev Gandhi Institute Of Chest Diseases has decreased by 23.21% in January 2021 as compared to same time last year. Bengaluru-: The number of people with Influenza-like illnesses (ILI) going to hospitals for treatment has decreased since last year. In January 2020, 325 patients were admitted for ILI at Rajeev […]

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Cybercrime against women continues to rise

As the world gets increasingly digitized, cybercrime against women continues to be on the rise. New Delhi: Cybercrime against women has seen an exponential increase in the past few years. In 2015, the National Commission for Women (NCW) received only 223 complaints of cybercrime. By the end of November 2020, this figure stood at 647, […]

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On the hunt for the stolen treasures of India

Indian historians and archeologists across the globe are trying to recover Indian heritage stolen during colonial times. By Riya Sharma The Indian government’s formal request to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to return the 15th-century bronze idol of Saint Tirumankai Alvar has kindled fiery debates on cultural property among archaeologists and historians across the globe The 15th-century sculpture was […]

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Three more confirmed Covid-19 cases in city

Karnataka hot on the trail of its neighbouring state, Kerala, in terms of a number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 infections. The neighbouring state has 12 cases. By Labani Mahanandy Bengaluru: Three more cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Karnataka, taking the toll to four. All of them hail from Bengaluru. Indian Council of […]

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B’luru: Hotel vandalized for no Kannada Signage

The manager of ‘The Capitol’ informed that the attack on hotel is the second onslaught in two weeks. Neetu Saini To assert the importance of Kannada on sign boards, an anonymous group of allegedly pro-Kannada activists dismantled the English sign board of ‘The Capitol’ hotel located on Raj Bhavan Road, near Cubbon Park on Sunday. […]

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BBMP complaint cell fails to meet its deadline

The BBMP complaint cell failed to solve the complaints of the citizens within 30 minutes—the deadline set by it to figure out the issue. By Bibek Baidya The complaint cell of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) had assured to provide solution for an issue within 30 minutes of receiving a complaint and take an action against it […]

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Jansevaka app fails as unawareness prevails

Jansevaka app—which provides doorstep delivery of government documents, proves inefficient for senior citizens and differently-abled people, as they remain oblivious of any such service. By Rhythima Agrawal Narsimaiyya, a 70-year old gathered his documents and placed them carefully in a bag. He reached the Kengeri government office only to wait in a long queue for […]

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Gender enrollment gap widens in private schools

Government schools recorded more female enrollments than male ones. However, the reality runs deeper than that, as more boys are sent to private schools. By Sanchari Ghatak Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme intended to increase the enrollment of female students in schools, however, people tended to misinterpret it, as in almost all government schools of […]

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