Third-gender yet to receive government jobs

Despite the Rajiv Gandhi Chaitanya Yojane scheme, the transgender community is unable to find employment opportunities. Transgenders in Bangalore do not get jobs in the government sector despite the one percent reservation proposed by the government. Out of around 6000 transgenders in Bengaluru, a few get jobs in NGOs and some in the corporate sector, but none […]

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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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Child nutrition goes dry with dry grains.

Children in Karnataka are vulnerable to growth stunting and malnutrition as the mid-day meal program is affected because of Covid-19 guidelines.    Bengaluru: Malnutrition, anaemia and stunted growth have worsened in children in Karnataka because of the pandemic. According to the fourth round survey by National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 39 per cent of children between the […]

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Form 27: A tale of patents lost in vagueness

Bangalore 13th March 2018: A large number of companies and individuals filing for patents and licenses don’t provide critical information about their inventions, stated by law. This removes the transparency in the patent filing process and acts as a hindrance in assessing whether a patent has benefitted the general public at large. Prof (Dr) Shamnad […]

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One year on, schools yet to adopt Child Protection Policy

With a total of 76,551 schools (government run, aided and unaided private schools)in the state, experts suggest that awareness level about the policy is quite low Bangalore, 23 January, 2018: Bangalore city is yet to do anything substantial a year after the launch of the Karnataka State Child Protection Policy (KSCPP), an attempt to curtail […]

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