Some families cannot afford online education

Only 45 percent of primary school students are able to join educational apps for online study. Kurukshetra:  Educational apps launched by the state government are not helping primary education of children from families with low-income.  Data by Statista Digital Market Outlook shows that currently in India, around 51 percent of the total population has access […]

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High salinity in groundwater proving costly for residents

Sewage and industrial waste flowing into Vrishabhavathi in the city is haunting the villagers near Bidadi. Clogged plumbing, ruined water heaters add to the woes of health problems such as skin rashes and hair fall. Ramanagara: High saline and mineral content in groundwater is clogging plumbing and harming household appliances such as solar water heaters […]

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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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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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The plight of a comedian in a humour-less society

Very few stand-up comedians choose to be political, while others fear backlash from viewers for speaking against the government. By Nikita Arora A Facebook post of Kunal Kamra, a popular stand-up comedian, reads, “One day your landlady will ask you to vacate her house and look for another place because of your political opinion. And […]

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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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A Roof over their Heads, but No Money in Pockets

Improper implementation of Government Housing Schemes in Maski Taluk leaves Below Poverty Line (BPL) villagers stuck in a desperate situation after building pakka houses. By Yamini Chincholi More and more farmers and BPL villagers from Maski Taluk are getting stuck in a hopeless financial situation after building pakka houses with their own money and then […]

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What’s in town for Women’s Day 2020

By Labani Mahanandy IWD-women Achievers Award 2020 When: March 8 Where: Ravindra Kala Nominations What to Expect: An award ceremony for the invited guests. This event is to honour the women souls of Bangalore that have contributed to the society. Five to six Facebook groups like ‘Naari Shakti’, ‘Kannada Ammadiru’ came together to organise this […]

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