Migrant Bengali Labourers Mistaken For Bangladeshis Denied Rights In Bangalore.

From uncertainty over jobs, food and shelter to being mistaken for a Bangladeshi, the Bengali migrants of Bangalore are being denied basic rights. Bangalore, February 1st, 2018: Salim (name changed), a migrant worker from Krishnanagar, West Bengal, was busy looking after the newly planted saplings in his yard as the sun shone overhead on an […]

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Natural farming as an alternative to Organic farming

Farmers in India are sticking to conventional agriculture as costs of transition to organic farming still high. Bangalore, February 2, 2018: Although India is the country with the highest number of organic farmers with 6,50,000 farmers practicing it, most farmers in the country stick to conventional agriculture patterns. Out of the total land under farming, […]

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Rs.10 coins find no takers despite RBI announcement

Shopkeepers and public transport in the city remain are, declining to accept Rs.10 coin as legal tender. Bangalore, February 01, 2018: Flipping through the notes in his hand, Srinivasan R, a conductor in a Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation bus, moves down the aisle giving tickets but refrains from collecting Rs.10 coins as he still thinks it […]

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Drone start ups demand flexible regulations

Digitization of permission will ease the permission process which otherwise involves a lot of paperwork Bangalore, February 1, 2018: Drone companies have demanded for digitalization in the permission process to fly drones and an increase in areas of drone flying practice in the country. Many Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) companies commonly known as drone companies […]

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2017 saw maximum internet shutdowns by GOI

Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC),an organization that works for internet freedom, has tracked 70 instances of internet shutdowns by the government of India in 2017 Bangalore, February 1, 2018: In its seven years of collecting data on internet shutdowns, SFLC website has tracked a total of 132 cases. The data from the website for shows […]

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Budget 2018: Jaitley’s final budget takes a rural turn

Agri, infra, health and education are front and center; FM Arun Jaitley breaks from tradition delivering parts of the budget in Hindi Bangalore, Feb 1, 2018: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivered the final full budget of the Modi administration on Thursday. Jaitley delivered a rural-focused budget increasing the minimum support price of all Kharif crops and […]

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Migratory birds skip Bangalore

According to the Bangalore Field Association, they see fewer Pelicans, fewer Northern Shovelers, and Fewer White Storks. Bangalore, February 1, 2018:  Various ornithologists have expressed their concern over the decline of 40 migratory bird species which is in turn harming the city’s ecosystem. “There are more than 100 bird species in the country that have […]

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New guidelines put Tibetans in trouble

After the enforcement of new guidelines, only 100 Tibetans out of the total population of 1, 27,935 have applied for the passport. Bangalore, February 1, 2018:  The new guidelines set for Tibetans seeking an Indian passport have caused a decline in the number of Tibetans applying for it, says Central Tibetan Authority. The new guidelines […]

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