Sports coaching: not a level playing field

Women sports persons are gaining popularity in India, but the representation of women coaches and supporting staff remain low. Cricket fans in Bengaluru were excited when Smriti Mandhana, the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the champion of Women’s Premier League (WPL), 2024, said, “It’s not ee sala cup namde (This time, the cup will […]

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Women empowerment schemes thriving in Karnataka

Officials from the Department of Women and Child Development say that the success rate of schemes introduced for supporting women empowerment is 85 percent. The Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) released in December 2023, by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation show an increase in the number of women in the work force.  Officials […]

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Schools on the defensive about self-defence training

Self-defence techniques are obvious things to learn, says Chinamyee a self-defence trainer. In Bangalore, schools and colleges do not have self-defence classes, however, under the ‘Samagra Shiksha,’ self-defence classes are important to provide training to ensure the safety and security of girls. ‘ Shamantha S, Principal of Government High School, SR Nagar, said, “As of […]

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Scams delay pensions for anganwadi workers, hindering timely payments

Many anganwadi workers in Karnataka face challenges such as no pension and delayed honorarium. Officials attribute these issues to scams involving CDPOs embezzling funds and challenges in renewing the NPS portal. Nagarathnamma, retired for eight years, lives alone. Bereaved of husband and brother, abandoned by children, she cautiously manages savings and pension to avoid financial […]

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Govt. schemes out of reach: Pregnant women of Devadurga taluk

Other than government schemes, lack of gynecologists and poor sanitation remain major problems. Pregnant women of Devadurga taluk do not receive government schemes such as Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) and Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK). This has caused nutrient deficiency in them leading to health issues such as anemia . Siddalingappa, head coordinator […]

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