Garment labourers under sexual harassment threat

The number of cases registered in 2016, with the Garment Labour Union was three whereas eight cases have already been registered in the first seven months of 2017. Bangalore, September 21, 2017: The number of sexual harassment cases in the Garment Industries of Bangalore has seen an upward growing graph in the first seven months of this year. […]

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Bangalore set to celebrate Republic Day in style

The city is in for a treat with many performances by music and theatre groups. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: Various artists and music schools in the city are celebrating Republic Day by paying tribute to India’s rich cultural heritage. The Veena Vani school of music has decided to set a world record on the January […]

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City bandh means extra classes, postponed exams

With exams just around the corner, teachers worry about syllabus completion due to the two upcoming “city bandhs” Bangalore, January 24, 2018: With pro-Kannada organisations calling for city bandhs on two days, schools are planning extra classes and postponing exams as they fear students might not get sufficient time to study “We had scheduled the pre-board […]

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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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No soil health cards, farmers get no support

With one year left in the Soil Health Card scheme, the scheme is far from its cumulative target. Bangalore, 24 January, 2018: Inadequacy of soil testing facilities in the country is the main reason for a slow progress in the distribution of Soil Health Cards (SHCs), a Lok Sabha Standing Committee Report showed. The Committee […]

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It’s a lonely road for Indian kickboxers

Kickboxing in India is waiting to be recognised as an official game. Meanwhile, Indian kickboxers stumble along. Bangalore, January 23, 2018: He is a two-time silver medallist in World Championships, is a cancer survivor, and has won nine gold medals in the national games. Yet, Girish R Gowda is despondent. The Indian government is yet […]

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Automated Waste Collection System; Bangalore may not be ready

The Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) might be ideal for GIFT city, Gujarat, but might not be the best plan for Bangalore Bangalore, January 24, 2018: The Gujarat International Finance Tec (GIFT) City introduced an Automated Waste Collection System (AWCS) for their smart city. But experts disagree on the working of the AWCS in cities […]

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For sugarcane farmers, fixing FRP is not enough

Sugar factory owners do not pay us our dues, farmers allege Bangalore, January 24, 2017: This sankaranti consumers went home with large quantities of sugarcane, with prices sugar cane sticks (jholley) dropping by half. Sugarcane farmers, on the other hand, are still waiting to be paid by sugar factory owners. “The factory owners charge according […]

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