Filmmaker moves to Congress, quits JDS

 Kolar M.L.C., filmmaker and producer. C.R. Manohar joins Congress. Kolar Member of the Legislative Council (M.L.C.) Dr. CR Manohar  joined the Congress party this morning.Kolar M.L.C. had quit Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S) two days ago. Addressing the press conference at the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) office, DK Shivakumar, president of KPCC said that this […]

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Colleges avoid COVID-19 protocols at Karnataka Rajyotsava

Engineering colleges pay scant attention to COVID-19 protocols A prominent college in Karnataka celebrated Kannada Rajyotsava with ethnic day in its auditorium. Some colleges held cultural and social events, despite the advisory issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Karnataka. Around 4,500 students, 400 faculty members, and nearly 300 plus supporting staff attended […]

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Karnataka paddlers meet at Bangalore

Young paddlers are excited for the fifth tournament this year, which will decide their rankings prospects for representing the state at nationals. The 23rd annual open state ranking table tennis tournament kicked off today with the under 11 category. The tournament, being held at the Malleshwaram Association will continue till December 2, 2021. A total […]

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Rotavirus Vaccine: Take one for the team

Doctors say the vaccine might not necessarily be beneficial on an individual level but taken across a community it helps to reduce overall mortality. In Karnataka, there was a drastic fall in the number of children being vaccinated for the  second and third doses of the Rotavirus vaccine (RVV). The diarrhoea causing virus is a […]

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Eco tourism yet to pick up

Tourism industry in Karnataka sees less number of tourists visiting eco-spots even after lockdown restrictions are relaxed. Environmental tour operators in Bengaluru are still not getting tourists at pre-pandemic levels even after the state government eased lockdown restrictions to facilitate travel. The Jungle Lodges and Resorts Limited (JLR), a government agency for environmental tourism promotion […]

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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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Spectre of TB is back to haunt Karnataka

World Health Organization fears that India’s ‘disease burden’ would increase significantly in 2022. Bengaluru: Public health officials and doctors fear that disruptions in the healthcare system, caused by the pandemic, have prevented the detection and treatment of Tuberculosis (TB) patients in the last one and half years. Dr. Nischit, the World Health Organization (WHO) medical […]

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Henna gets COVID’s short end of the stick

Wedding restrictions during COVID-19 hampered the business of henna designers across the country. Henna designers in India are struggling to keep their businesses alive after COVID-19 wedding restrictions led to a decrease in the number of customers. This reduced the demand for henna designers, and many people had to find other jobs. Laxman, a henna […]

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Third gender waits for identity, health care

The third gender category has not been included in hospital forms, forcing them to choose between male and female. Transgender persons struggle with healthcare in government hospitals, as there is no third-gender category on healthcare papers. They cannot avail of any promised benefits. Jagadamba, a 67-year-old transwoman, said, “A lot of things have got better […]

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