Pollution from construction sites still a cause for worry

Construction activities fell by over 50 percent in the last few years, but health-related risks continue. The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has sanctioned fewer construction activities in the city but construction continues to contribute to increasing pollution and respiratory diseases, say medical experts. –Senior citizens, construction workers, and other vulnerable sections of the population face […]

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A bitter existence for sugarcane farmers

Even though India is the second-largest exporter of sugarcane in the world, the sugar mills owe Rs. 15,683 crores to the farmers, across the nation to date.   Sugarcane farmers across the state plan to continue their agitation until the government accepts their demands, said Kurubur Shanthakumar, President of the Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers’ Association, and […]

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It’s raining comedians! After Faruqui, it’s Kamra

Amidst controversies, another comedian’s show has been cancelled in the city. Bengaluru: Several contradictory claims have surfaced as to why Kunal Kamra’s shows have been canceled in the city. “It has been canceled for two reasons. Firstly, we didn’t get special permissions to seat 45 people in the venue that can seat more. Secondly, threats […]

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Rs 10 coins: Found in banks not in pockets

Banks are filled with Rs 10 coins as customers want to exchange them for notes. Bengaluru: Bankers say that Rs. 10 coins do not get circulated because many traders and other commercial establishments do not accept them. This is despite ample minting and distribution of the coins. The Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India(SPMCIL) […]

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Free legal aid, known to few

Free legal aid still a foreign concept despite the attempts of NALSA to spread awareness about it. Underprivileged people are still unaware of free legal aid, despite the efforts by National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) to spread literacy about their legal rights. Chandrakala Yadav, a shop owner in Golahalli, said that she has spent approximately […]

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The decreasing shelf life of library studies

Fewer people are opting to study library sciences. A change in outlook and curriculum might help say experts. Bengaluru: Lack of job opportunities, an outdated curriculum and poor infrastructure have contributed to a drop in the number of students applying for Library and Information Sciences (LIS) course in the Bangalore University (BU). BU’s department of […]

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EBSB camps inaccessible for students

Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat (EBSB) camp has been merged with national integration camps under National Cadet Corp    Bengaluru: EBSB camps do not have enough openings for National Cadet Corps (NCC) students to participate. There are only one or two openings per NCC unit every year. Nayana, sergeant of 39-Karnataka-Batallion NCC from Seshadripuram Institute of […]

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No baraats lead to no band bajas

Wedding bands struggle to survive the pandemic Covid-19 and the resultant lockdowns affected the livelihoods of Band Bajas (Wedding Bands) in the city. The pandemic has made their survival more difficult than before. Group leaders of wedding band services in Bengaluru said that the pandemic has made them bankrupt. Some band members said that they […]

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Property brokers and hostel owners are running out of business

Since the pandemic began, Indore has been empty of students, and hostel owners and property brokers have experienced a corresponding drop in business as a result. Bhawarkua Square is a student neighbourhood in the district, with over 60 private hostels and many property brokers. Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, all the property […]

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