Chide our French but is Kannada compulsory?

The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) says that 159 schools in Bengaluru have not complied with the Kannada Language Learning Act of 2015 By Ishika Dangayach  Bengaluru: Despite repeated directions from the state government,   ICSE and CBSE board schools in Karnataka have not implemented Kannada as a compulsory subject in the form of their first or […]

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A Home away from Home

More than 10,000 international students have enrolled in different universities of Karnataka, under the ‘Study in India’ programme of the centre. By Astha Oriel Bustling crowd, with students loitering around the campus, some discussing literature, while others discussing art, is a reality in most of the colleges of Bangalore. While many youngsters come from various […]

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Threadbare lives of Bengaluru’s seamstresses

More than 90 percent of home-based garment workers can be called ‘forced laborers’ as they are paid less than the state stipulated minimum wage. By Jagriti Parakh While walking down the narrow lanes of Hosahalli, through the dimly lit basement shops along Mysore Road, and across the dystopian concrete buildings in Peenya and BTM Layout […]

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Still no helping hands for pregnant women

Only 414 volunteers in Karnataka for pregnant women under the central government’s maternal healthcare scheme By Shivani Verma Bengaluru: While Tejaswani, a 21-year-old conceives for the second time, she waits for the government hospital in her town, Muddebihal, to provide her with basic medical care. Drowning in poverty, she and her family, fret as government […]

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Non-functioning feedback devices at public toilets

Feedback devices in pay and use toilet are not functioning. Most users are unaware of such devices. Rhythima Agrawal The feedback devices installed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) in pay and use toilets are not in a working condition because of which the users are not able to give feedback. Also, some users are […]

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No compensation come drought or flood

The state government is yet to give  compensations to farmers for crop damage during drought seasons. Yamini Chincholi | Bengaluru Farmers in Maski taluk are yet to get compensation for crop damages caused due to floods and drought from the state government, according to the Right to Fair Compensation Act, 2013. Abdul Aziz, working journalist, […]

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Pending Beneficiaries for Awas

Despite the ‘announced’ success of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, Sandur Taluk continues to have pending beneficiaries.  By Astha Oriel November 20, 2019, Bangalore.  Sandur Taluk in Bellary district has 152 pending housing beneficiaries under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) for 2019—20, as per the data provided by Taluk Panchayat. Kumaraswamy, a resident of D. Mallapur […]

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