Midwives: Caught in the middle of nowhere

High rates in India’s caesarean section (C-sections) births have led midwives to point out the gaps in conventional Indian healthcare and how they struggle to fit into the medical picture. Indian midwives say the Indian health system has no place for their natural birthing profession. Birthing practices that harm mothers and children are popular despite […]

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Oops, No Tabs this year too

Its half way into the semester and students studying in government colleges have not got any tablets so far. Bengaluru; Even after the Department of Collegiate Education (DCE) said that free tablets have been distributed under the free Tablet Personal Computer (PC) scheme, students studying in government colleges say they have not received any. Shoubhika, […]

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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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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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Laptops are so last year; it’s tabs now

The state government has replaced the free laptop scheme with the free tablet scheme. The free tablet PC scheme will replace the free laptop scheme for students studying in government colleges across the state. Due to budget constraints and cheaper tablets, the government will now be providing free tablets to students instead of laptops, said […]

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AIMRA Alleges Govt of Bias

The Karnataka All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) wrote  an open letter to the Karnataka Chief Minister requesting the state to stop the sales of non-essentials through foreign e-commerce websites, allegedging it is destroying local trade.   Bangalore: The All India Mobile Retailers Association (AIMRA) condemned what it called the “biased decision” of allowing e-commerce companies […]

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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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Measures welcome, but not enough: trans community

The transgender community remains unsatisfied with government efforts to assist them, they say money is not enough for them to survive. Lucknow: Dhananjay Chauhan, a transwoman from Chandigarh said that their lives as transgender people have always been  challenging. They have been a discarded part of society, who have never been accepted or respected. “Most […]

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