Industries paper over raw material crisis

India’s paper and pulp industry is going through a raw material crisis. Also, the Indian mills are not upgraded to process waste paper efficiently, thereby putting pressure on the environment. By Manasvi Gupta Bengaluru: Writing ‘save paper’ on a piece of paper and sticking it on the trunks of trees to show off your ‘climate […]

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Shoot-at-sight the “man eater” leopard

A ‘shoot at sight’ announcement was made by the Forest Minister for the “man-eater” leopard in Tumkuru who killed its fourth prey last weekend. By Labani Mahanandy On the eve of the World Wildlife Day, the order of shoot-at-sight for the man-eater leopard by Karnataka Forest Minister Anand Singh struck as a piece of unpleasant […]

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No fire safety for Bangalore’s bars

Even after accidents and warnings, situation unchanged in the city. By Bibek Baidya | Bangalore    Many low-rise buildings, liquor outlets, bars and pubs in the city are still not equipped with fire safety measures, in spite of the many accidents that have occurred. The Indian National Building Code, 2016, says that buildings should have fire […]

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Railway Terminal Construction Deadline Delayed Fourth Time

The Baiyappanahalli coaching terminal is unlikely to complete construction work by 31 March 2020. By Ritam Chatterjee and Shalu Chowrasia Bengaluru: The deadline for the proposed terminal at Cantonment Railway Station at Baiyappanahhali has been delayed once again to May. “There is no point in inaugurating the terminal without the construction being completed. We will […]

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Pills and poison: State’s Pharmacists Unqualified to Dispense Medicines

Unregistered pharmacy attendants dispense medicines at medical stores violating the Pharmacy Act and putting the lives of many at risk. By Shalu Chowrasia, Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Pharmacy Council has been attempting to keep a check on the number of unregistered pharmacy attendants dispensing drugs without the supervision of a registered pharmacist. The council has […]

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Paying Rs 14,999 for video message from Jannat Zubair? Not for long

Did you know it would cost you 15k for your favourite actor to give you a shoutout on video? And almost Rs 4,999 if the person were to DM you on social media? But experts and some celebrities are questioning the rationale behind the idea and the sustainability of the business model. By Savyata Mishra […]

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Bilal Bagh Stands in Solidarity with Victims of New Delhi Violence

Bilal Bagh protesters plan to send an application to Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa with signatures of over a thousand protesters. By Astha Oriel February 25, 2020 Bengaluru: Last night Bilal Bagh protestors observed two-minute silence and held a candle light vigil in solidarity with the victims of New Delhi clash violence. The vigil was organised […]

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Aeromodelling no longer belongs in deep pockets

Technically-oriented adrenaline junkies can now afford aero-modeling as a hobby, with countless workshops cropping up in Bengaluru round the year. By Jagriti Parakh Bright colored paper planes and hand gliders flew from one corner to another, some even collided and crashed. The young pilots stood there, with their heads up high and eyes gleaming—they had […]

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