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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Bangalore: First City to train staff under Skill India

125 of 145 railway cleaning staff have received training under the Pradan Mantri Skill India Initiative in Bangalore. Neetu Saini Bangalore, Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Bangalore becomes the first city to train the railway cleaning staff under Pradhan Mantri Skill India Initiative. The Knight Frank India Ltd working with the Indian Railway Station Development Corporation […]

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Swachh Bharat Mission failed to meet its deadline

PM Modi’s declaration of open defecation free India, proves to be fallacious as India is still not free, as per the panchayat reports of Belagavi By Surbhi Shah The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) failed to meet its deadline in Belagavi district as 81 per cent of the households do not have toilets, Rural Development and […]

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Shortage of Child Rights Staff in Karnataka

Out of 12 vacancies only six child rights staffers have been recruited this year in Karnataka. By Neetu Saini With the increase in the number of child abuse cases, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) is facing shortage of staff which is affecting the proceedings of the cases ultimately causing delay in […]

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